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Library Events
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.
 Limit by audience:
Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 6, 2:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 6 & 13 & 20 & 27, 2 p.m.)
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us this summer for a short series/pilot program called Maker Mondays. Engage in hands-on activities, learn new skills and use your imagination and creativity to make cool stuff. Children's Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the programs for ages 7-11.
Every Hero Has a Sto
Thursday, Jul. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us for a showing of The Incredibles and a post-movie companion craft. The plot: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. Rated PG. Register for the craft only: ages 7 & up.
Rhythm and Music Tim
Friday, Jul. 10, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 10 &17 & 24 & 31)
Add pep to your step this summer with "Every Hero Has a Story!" Join us on Fridays in July for late morning "Rhythm and Music Time", a half-hour enriched music program filled with nursery rhymes, songs, scarf activities and musical instruments. Ages 2-4, accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Children's Services Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the fun in this drop in program.
Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 13, 2:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 6 & 13 & 20 & 27, 2 p.m.)
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us this summer for a short series/pilot program called Maker Mondays. Engage in hands-on activities, learn new skills and use your imagination and creativity to make cool stuff. Children's Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the programs for ages 7-11.
Car Seat Basics for
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Studies show that 85 percent of infant and child seats are misused. Learn about car seat options and what is safest for your child through every stage. Learn as well about current research and the recommendations of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Chatham Health District's Vicki Han, a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician presents.
Every Hero Has a Sto
Thursday, Jul. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us for a showing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and a post-movie companion craft. The plot: Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Rated PG. Register for the craft only: ages 7 & up.
Rhythm and Music Tim
Friday, Jul. 17, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 10 &17 & 24 & 31)
Add pep to your step this summer with "Every Hero Has a Story!" Join us on Fridays in July for late morning "Rhythm and Music Time", a half-hour enriched music program filled with nursery rhymes, songs, scarf activities and musical instruments. Ages 2-4, accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Children's Services Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the fun in this drop in program.
Bryson Lang at Sears
Monday, Jul. 20, 10:00 a.m.
Join us in Sears Park for Byson Lang's Cure for the Common Show. Bryson Lang performs a creative, high-energy, family-friendly comedy-juggling act. Some audience members will also join Bryson in the spotlight to add an extra dimension to the performance and bridge the gap between the stage and the crowd. All are welcomed to this special library program offered in collaboration with East Hampton Parks & Recreation.
Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 6 & 13 & 20 & 27, 2 p.m.)
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us this summer for a short series/pilot program called Maker Mondays. Engage in hands-on activities, learn new skills and use your imagination and creativity to make cool stuff. Children's Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the programs for ages 7-11.
Rhythm and Music Tim
Friday, Jul. 24, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 10 &17 & 24 & 31)
Add pep to your step this summer with "Every Hero Has a Story!" Join us on Fridays in July for late morning "Rhythm and Music Time", a half-hour enriched music program filled with nursery rhymes, songs, scarf activities and musical instruments. Ages 2-4, accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Children's Services Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the fun in this drop in program.
Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 6 & 13 & 20 & 27, 2 p.m.)
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Join us this summer for a short series/pilot program called Maker Mondays. Engage in hands-on activities, learn new skills and use your imagination and creativity to make cool stuff. Children's Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the programs for ages 7-11.
Rhythm and Music Tim
Friday, Jul. 31, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 10 &17 & 24 & 31)
Add pep to your step this summer with "Every Hero Has a Story!" Join us on Fridays in July for late morning "Rhythm and Music Time", a half-hour enriched music program filled with nursery rhymes, songs, scarf activities and musical instruments. Ages 2-4, accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Children's Services Librarian Michele Kaminski leads the fun in this drop in program.
Comic Construction w
Saturday, Sep. 12, 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Interested in learning about comic construction and what it takes to create your own characters and storyline? If so, comic book artist Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studio will talk a little about how he got started and why comics work as well as some famous works. Matt will then lead the group through the creation of a 5 panel storyline as well as how to make well rounded characters – all of which can be translated to make a full book. Previous drawing/writing experience is not necessary. 5th grade and up.
Manga Workshop with
Saturday, Sep. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Get your manga style on with Matt Ryan of Free Lunch Studios and learn how to get started drawing you own manga comics! During the workshop you'll gain an in-depth look into the history of manga and its relation to American comics. No drawing experience necessary. For 7th grade and up.
Take a Break! Chines
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 22.
Jason Mark AlsterMSc, leads this workshop about the elegant and versatile style of Chinese brush painting. Chinese bamboo brush painting lessons include brush stroke techniques, brushes used, making Chinese ink, using rice paper composition and space. Limited registration open to adults or seniors, and kids age 12 and up. Mr. Alster is a popular presenter at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT.
Adult Book Discussio
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 22.
Join us for the first in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. First up is the Tender Bar by Pultizer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer.  Marsha Bansavage, scholar from the Connecticut Humanities Council, leads the discussion. The series is funded by memorial donations made in the name of Suzanne Brady, devoted teacher, literacy champion, and friend to literature.
Saturday Afternoon C
Saturday, Sep. 26, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 22.
Welcome New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black for a tour of music from the '50s and '60s, two defining decades of American culture and songs. This free program will encourage listeners to le-live songs such as "Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and "Blowin' in the Wind," as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison.
Saturday Afternoon C
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 5.
Instrumental guitarist Peter Biedermann performs in a musical showcase covering a variety of genres and disciplines. Based in Green Valley, AZ, Biedermann has been composing and performing for over 35 years and plays a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars to deliver sounds that seem both familar and entirely original. Fans of intrumental guitar or artists such as Davey Graham, John Fahey, Alex de Grassi, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner and Michael Hedges will certainly enjoy the music.
Adult Book Discussio
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 22.
Join us for second in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. Discuss Ann Patchett's This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Marsha Bansavage, scholar from the Connecticut Humanities Council, leads the discussion. The series is funded by memorial donations made in the name of Suzanne Brady, devoted teacher, literacy champion, and friend to literature.
An Evening with Sydn
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 19.
Join Sydney Sherman, author of You Are Not Alone, and delve into the subject of the Afterlife. Sydney will discuss the effects the media has on our beliefs and how all cultures to some degree believe in an Afterlife. She will provide demonstrations of how to know when an interaction with a spirit has occurred and how we all can start a relationship with loved ones who have passed. Also discussed will be how to recognize a fake/fraud in the field through explanation of 'tricks of the trade'. The program allows time for audience members to share their stories and ask questions.
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