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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.
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Thursday Theater: Summer Movie Matinee
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Thursday Theater: Su
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee during which you will meet the space-age family, the Robinsons! The film is rated PG. Enjoy an after-movie craft and add features and function to your very own Carl the Robot! Craft limit of 15 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.
Movie Night : Heaven Is for Real
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Movie Night : Heaven
Join us for an evening showing of the story of a young boy who suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. This earnest, inspirational drama is based on the best-selling book of the same name. Rated PG. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion. 
Adult Book Discusssion: No Time Like the Present
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Book Discusssi
In No Time Like the Present , Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. All are welcomed.
Take a Break! Introduction to Zentangle
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Take a Break! Introd
Experience the concepts of Zentangle with a hands-on workshop with Certified Zentangle Teacher, Kelly Kelley.  Learn the benefits and enjoyment produced by this pattern repeating drawing method.  Materials supplied, take home your completed artwork. 
Documentary Film Showing: Race to Nowhere
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Documentary Film Sho
Join us for a free screening of this regarded documentary about the academic and health impacts today's kids face growing up in a high-pressure, over-scheduled culture. The film emphasizes the role parents and other adults can play in helping children become more resilient to pressure and it underscores the need and importance of spending time together as a family. Join us for this important film showing and community conversation. Watch the trailer.
Evening Concert with Kristen Graves
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Evening Concert with
Our state's current and 15th State Troubadour, Kristen Graves, returns to the library for an early evening, early fall concert. If you loved (or missed) her 'Cup O' Joe' library concert in March 2014, join us again or anew for a great evening filled with tunes, stories, conversation... and more tunes.  
’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety with Dr. Thomas Worthley
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 1:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 23.
’Tis the Seaso
Thomas Worthley, Professor in the Department of Forestry at UConn Extension Service will present a workshop on chainsaw use and safety, highlighting guidance from a methods and safety program recognized industry wide. The program will emphasize safety/risk management, chainsaw handling, cutting procedures, and specialized situations. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library & East Hampton Public Works.
"Meet the Beatles" with Bill Naughton, Jr.!
Saturday, Sep. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Meet the Beatles wit
Local resident, poet, singer-songwriter, and recording artist Bill Naughton, Jr. will be leading off our 2014-2015 Saturday Afternoon Concert series. Enjoy Bill's catchy Beatle's tribute tune and popular iTunes download "Meet the Beatles" as well as other inspiring original songs. Bill's new CDs, Songwriter, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are due for release in August and October 2014 respectively. Catch the growing popularity wave early with Bill's local stage debut!
Adult Book Discussion
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Book Discussio
Join us for a discussion of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen. This book may appeal to readers with an interest in Russia and current world affairs. Books available for pickup on August 20; ebook available on OneClickdigital. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates.
Let’s Get Crafty! Hoot, Hay-Who Upcycles?
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 6.
Let’s Get Craf
Learn how to upcycle an old picture book and transform it into a very stylish centerpiece for your autumn celebrations. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
Seminar: Marketing with Social Media
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 6.
Seminar: Marketing w
Meet with Eric Lopkin, founder of the business consulting firm Modern Observer Group, and learn about how to design, develop, implement and maintain an ongoing social networking campaign with content success!
Saturday Afternoon Concert: Music through the Decades with David Polansky
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20.
Saturday Afternoon C
Natick's [MA] own “jazz man” will take you through a hundred years of American history with anecdotes and music, to a backdrop of Norman Rockwell illustrations. Tapping the American Popular Songbook, wielding trumpet or keyboard, David Polansky brings our past to life with the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and a host of others. This concert comes to East Hampton courtesy of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.
Take a Break! Making The Most of Your Harvest
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 27.
Take a Break! Making
Take a mid-day break this harvest season and join us in welcoming Cornell-trained Master Food Preserver Jan Leonard Nuhn. Learn what various canning/pickling/ drying/etc. techniques you can use for all that great summer produce this growing year has produced.    
History Fading Fast: Connecticut Gravestones
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20.
History Fading Fast:

Ruthie Brown, Executive Director of Connecticut Gravestone Network will be presenting a talk on old graveyards and burying grounds, the old gravestones within. This talk will include identifying some colonial stone carvers, conservation issues and the archeology project to move Dr. Peter's from East Hampton to join his family at the graveyard in Hebron.

Let’s Get Crafty! Pinecone Elegance
Saturday, Nov. 1, 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 4.
Let’s Get Craf
Use pinecone pieces and parts to craft a tres elegant napkin holder for your upcoming holiday festivities. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
Captain Underpants Party!
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 4.
Captain Underpants P
Come and join us for super silly crafts, games, and activities for fans of this series by Dav Pilkey. Recommended for beginning readers and kids of elementary school age, ages 6-10.
Saturday Afternoon Concert: Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 4.
Saturday Afternoon C
The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra is, well, eclectic music makers with ukuleles. A dangerous proposition, to be sure. So, is it ladies who perform eclectic repertoire? Or eclectic ladies who perform music? Perhaps you'll never know for sure unless you join us for a Saturday Afternoon Concert in the library Community Room!
’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety with Dr. Thomas Worthley
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 11.
’Tis the Seaso
Thomas Worthley, Professor in the Department of Forestry at UConn Extension Service will present a workshop on chainsaw use and safety, highlighting guidance from a methods and safety program recognized industry wide. The program will emphasize safety/risk management, chainsaw handling, cutting procedures, and specialized situations. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library & East Hampton Public Works.
Keeping the Stress Out of the Holidays with Gina Juliano
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 11.
Keeping the Stress O
We all love the holidays, but the aftermath can be horrifying. It's no fun to pay for the holidays year round. What if you could cut your costs by a minimum of half? All it takes is some savvy shopping and a few tips and tricks. Join couping expert Gina Juliano as she explains how to fill your kids' stocking for free, buy restaurant certificates on the cheap, earn cash back on the gifts you buy online, and great ways to earn gift cards on Amazon.
Let’s Get Crafty! A Snowman of a Different Sort...
Saturday, Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Let’s Get Craf
Snow season is a great time to use your fine motor skills and sturdy twine to craft "Fuzzy the Stringman", a snowman that will never melt and who will keep you company long after winter turns to spring. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
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