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Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”

Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”
Thurs 8/30 at 6 PM at The East Hampton Library

call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register or register by clicking the eventbrite link below:
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The Wines of Long Island was originally published in 1987 and a second, revised edition was issued in 2000. 19 years later, it remained the best and most complete single volume on the history, geography, viniculture, winemaking, and the wineries of Long Island. It was carefully researched and quite well written. It is also seriously out of date.

In the 19 intervening years a very great deal of change has taken place in the wine industry of the region. In 2000 there were 25 wineries and vineyards, about half of which are no longer in business; in 2019 there are 62, including several wine brands that have no winery or vineyard as such and use a crush facility. A handful of the wineries are not even in the East End, but are elsewhere in Suffolk County and two are in Brooklyn.

19 years ago the issue of sustainability was scarcely on the radar; today, sustainable winegrowing is a major issue worldwide, and a new entity, the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers association, is providing independent certification for members.

Long Island wine country has become a major tourist destination, counting about 1.3 million visitors a year, and most wineries provide not only wine-tasting facilities, but also weekend entertainment during the high season. Many of them also host events, dinners, and weddings.

The new edition of The Wines of Long Island provides all this new information as well as updates to the history of the region in a new edition. Every single wine producer in Long Island is described in the book, some of them extensively. This edition is intended as the principal reference and guide for the wines of Long Island. It has nearly 300 pages, a foreword by Louisa Hargrave, and an expanded section on terroir, varieties, and vintages. Most of the 127 illustrations are in color.

Jose Moreno-Lacalle has been writing about Winemaking and Viniculture on Long Island for his blog, Wine, Seriously, since 2010. he holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in Wine (a professional certification) and has an MA in Art History as well.

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Karl Grossman, “Jewish History on Long Island’s East End”

Journalist and professor of journalism, Karl Grossman, will give a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 15 about “Jewish History on Long Island’s East End” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. There is free admission.
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Grossman is a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, teaching there for 41 years. As a member with his family of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, he met regularly with noted architect Norman Jaffe and benefactor Evan Frankel working to put into words Jaffe’s concept for the “Gates of the Grove” sanctuary so members of the congregation could understand Jaffe’s extraordinary vision. Grossman’s paternal grandparents, Herman and Stephanie, settled in Sag Harbor more than a century ago. Herman, a skilled engraver, came to the United States from Hungary and worked at Fahys’ watchcase factory in Sag Harbor.

Grossman is the author of six books.

For 28 years, he has hosted the nationally-aired television program “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” and, on Long Island, he is host of the TV show “Environment Long Island” produced by LTV in Wainscott. The East Hampton Library houses the Karl Grossman Research Archive, the digitized collection of Grossman’s journalism since he began as a Long Island-based reporter in 1962. His weekly column started at the daily Long Island Press in 1969 and now appears in The East Hampton Press, The Southampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and Shelter Island Reporter, among other newspapers, and on news websites. He has been long active in Jewish journalism writing for the Long Island Jewish World, Manhattan Jewish Sentinel and Jewish Tribune, and he has a blog on The Times of Israel in Jerusalem. Grossman has received many awards for journalism including the George Polk Award. He founded and was the first president of the Press Club of Long Island.

Author Talk, Bob Roth, “”Strength and Stillness”

Join us for a discussion with NY Times Best Selling Author and Transcendental Meditation teacher Bob Roth

SAT 8/3
11 AM — 1 PM

“Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen.

What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation teacher named Bob Roth, who has spent the past forty-five years helping many thousands of people access their innate creativity and power through this simple, nonreligious technique. Roth’s students range from titans of business and the arts to federal prisoners, from war-scarred veterans to overworked moms and dads.” (Amazon)

Register at The Adult Reference Desk, or at Eventbrite

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Author Talk – Sparrow Beach – Shelby (Skip) Raebeck

Join us in welcoming author Shelby (Skip) Raebeck as he discusses his novel, Sparrow Beach!

Living on Long Island’s fast-developing East End, local builder Michael Dorian is forced to reckon: with a building industry being overrun by Manhattan developers; with a failing marriage and teenage daughter riddled with anxiety; with the nature of a hauntingly beautiful place that offers opportunity but no longer feels like home. Sparrow Beach is about the dark cloud of excess that threatens to consume Long Island’s East End, and about the patchwork of characters that live beneath it, those who adapt, finding new paths amidst the changing landscape, and those who refuse to.

Tue, July 23, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

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Author Talk – The Courtroom is My Theater – Jay Goldberg

Join us in welcoming attorney and author Jay Goldberg as he discusses his book, The Courtroom is My Theater. One man’s journey through the practice of law with some of the world’s most powerful and colorful characters, including Robert F. Kennedy, Willie Nelson and Bess Myerson.

SAT JULY 20th

3:30 – 5 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

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Author Talk “How a Nursing Home Works” Peter D. Busacca

Peter D. Busacca takes the reader through each department of a nursing home to show them the complexities of what goes on there to deliver quality care to the patient/resident. Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the economy, so a young person thinking of a career in healthcare could see what they are going to get themselves into, and a family member who has a loved one in a nursing home can learn more about the process

Peter D. Busacca, BA, MBA, ACHA, LNHA has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, a Masters of Business Administration, an Advanced Certificate in Health Administration, and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of New York.

TUES JULY 9th
5:30 –7 PM
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Beatty Cohan: Never Make a Mistake in Love Again

BEATTY COHAN, MSW, LCSW, AASECT is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist author of the groundbreaking book, For Better for Worse Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love, national speaker, national radio and television expert guest and host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network. She has a private practice in New York City and East Hampton.

Through her research and book and over 35 years of clinical experience, she has discovered the 3 things that we all need to DO, so that we will never make a mistake in love again.

Her presentation will change the way that you look at relationships forever. It will educate, empower and keep you safe!

SAT June 1st
1-2:30 PM call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register or register at Eventbrite

Author Talk – As the Winds Change

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author Christie Leigh Babirad as she discusses her novel As the Winds Change. If you were given one more chance to talk with someone who passed away, what would you do? What would you say? When April Miller’s estranged childhood best friend, Johnny, is killed in a car accident, April is confronted with his spirit as she’s heading to work one day, making the phrase, “It’s never too late,” all the more poignant.

SAT June 29th

1-2:30 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

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Author Talk: Jeffrey Sussman, “Boxing & The Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

Author Talk and Signing, Jeffrey Sussman “Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

In Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science, Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers—including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston, and Jake LaMotta—and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights.

Boxing and the Mob is the first book to cover a century of fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all. True crime and the world of boxing are intertwined with absorbing detail in this notorious piece of American history. (provided by Publisher)

Jeffrey Sussman is the author of thirteen nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and short stories about boxing. He is a regular writer for the premier boxing website www.boxing.com and the author of Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing (2016) and Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune (2018), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Sussman is the president of a public relations and marketing firm based in New York City

SAT June 8th
1-2:30 PM
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