Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at East Hampton Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ninjas need perfect aim! Create your own origami ninja stars and use them to practice your ninja moves. Once your ninja moves are mastered, we'll try some new yoga poses, and end the program with some relaxing meditation.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a showing of The Ghost Army brought to by IndieFlix and the library. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again, often right along the front lines. Many of the men picked to carry out these dangerous deception missions were artists. Some went on to become famous. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Their secret mission was kept hushed up for nearly 50 years after the war's end. Library staff member Peter Carptenter leads the program.
Thursday, Aug. 4, 1:00 p.m.
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-hero villian who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. The movie is rated 'PG'. Do drop in for this family friendly movie. Popcorn will be served!
Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:00 a.m.
Enter our Comic-Con Drawing Contest! Draw or paint your favorite book, comic book, television, or movie chacter... or invent your own! You may submit your artwork to the library beginning Saturday, August 6th through Saturday, September 3rd. Art will be judged on creativity, drawing ability, and how well it relates to the theme. Judging will take place September 5-10 with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners selected from adult, teen, and child categories. Winners will be notified beginning Monday, September 12 with prizes awarded and winners announced during 2016 EHPLCT Comic-Con on Saturday, September 17th. All contest entries will be displayed during Comic-Con!
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. The movie is rated 'PG'. Do drop in for this family friendly movie. Popcorn will be served!
Monday, Aug. 15, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Experiment with Stop Motion Studio and create your own stop motion animation! During this workshop, you will work in teams and be randomly assigned one of four artistic stages/backdrops. Each team will then choose from a selection of characters and story elements then use both to collaboratively develop and tell their very own stop motion story. Registration is limited to 12 participants in grades 5-7, completed or going into as of June 2016. This art meets technology workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO and the East Hampton Public Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Work on three LED light projects. First, put your name in lights by making your own LED name tag. Next, put the "Arts" in S.T.E.A.M. to create one or more paper circuit LED art projects using conductive tape. Last, make an LED flashlight using an Altoids tin! Registration is limited to 12 participants in grades 5-7, completed or going into as of June 2016. This workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO and the East Hampton Public Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Join us on any or all of three spring-into-summer afternoons and find easy, stress-free and creative calm, not to mention the brain food that comes with coloring. Socialize with others and enjoy music and light refreshments, too! Color... Relax... Repeat... third Tuesday of every month: June-August 2016. Please do register.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Last fall, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves from an event that happened 1.4 billion years ago and 1.4 billion light years away. That is, more than a billion years ago, 2 black holes collapsed into 1 black hole and emitted gravitational waves! 'Storyboard' how an interferometer works; apply this knowledge to how the LIGO works; strut your fabulous math skills, work with a model inteferometer, and complete a spiffy 'gravity wave' word jumble. Open to kids in grades 5-7, completed or going into as of June 2016. This workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO and the East Hampton Public Library.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Did you know that one little brown bat can consume more than 1000 mosquitos in a single night? Renowned bat expert/conservationist, Maureen Heidtmann presents about our favorite creatures of the night. Learn how these misunderstood animals with the haunted reputation are crucial to our world’s ecological well-being. Maureen Heidtmann has been studying and advocating for bats throughout her life. The program concludes with a trip outdoors and (hopefully) bat sightings at dusk.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m - Noon
Learn about the perilous days of the American Civil War (1861-1865) through art and ideas. Paint your own miniature Union or Confederate Army soldier; learn the strategy and tactics behind a prominent battle; deploy your "troops", and learn about Civil War soldiers' regimental life. Civil War reenactor Ken Bernier leads the program. Registration is limited to 20 participants in grades 5-7, completed or going into as of June 2016. This workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO, Time Machine Hobby, and the East Hampton Public Library.
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Saving energy is everyone's job and goodness knows, talk doesn't come cheap. In this workshop, dabble in the world of engineering and electronics and use your skills to make a solar charger for a mobile phone. This project requires a little soldering, supervised/mentored by Rotary Club members. Registration is limited to 10 participants, with a $10 per participant materials charge payable on the day of the program. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO and the East Hampton Public Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Sir Robert Chiltern has it all: wealth, a wonderful wife and a promising career in politics. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London to stir up trouble, which leaves Sir Chiltern with very few options. The movie is based on play of the same name by Oscar Wilde and likely to be loved by fans of Jane Austen and sharp British comedies. Library staff member Peter Carpenter hosts the program. Join us!
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Join us and enjoy a curated collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of animals. Library staff member Peter Carptenter leads the program.
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a late summer salute to seasonal farmer's market foods. Everything is fresh and delicious, but they won't be around for long! Samples and recipes will be provided. Robin Glowa, a food professional who specializes in teaching healthy cooking classes to adults and children, presents. Robin also writes a newspaper column called The Conscious Cook and a blog called Confessions of A Conscious Cook. This free program is open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required.
Saturday, Sep. 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We are planning ahead for the second annual East Hampton Public Library Comic-Con event! Watch for details throughout summer 2016 and latest information about community collaborations...
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m.
In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. The film is rated PG13. Library staff member Peter Carpenter hosts the program. Library staff member Peter Carpenter hosts the program.
Monday, Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Work in teams to assemble two working models of a V-8 internal combustion engine. Nurture the future mechanical engineer within you. Registration is limited to 20 participants in grades 5-7. This workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO, Belltown Antique Car Club, and the East Hampton Public Library.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m.
Spend some time at the movies with acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles. This super-sized music program showcases some of the most unforgettable and famous movie themes from both American and International films spanning the 1940s-1990s. Hear Podles evoke the emotional and vibrant melodies that touched so many of us including movie themes from “The Godfather”, “Doctor Zhivago”, “James Bond-007” and “Frantic”.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m.
Join us and enjoy a curated collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of architecture and buildings. Library staff member Peter Carptenter leads the program.