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.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1:00 p.m.
Ride the coloring book wave and join us for this once-a-month coloring session. Meet new people; chat; share; socialize; chill, and find your coloring book groove at the library! We supply a variety of coloring instuments and pages or you can bring your own. Cookies always though the beverage changes seasonally. For set-up purposes, please do register and let us know if you plan to attend.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem. Bette Midler stars with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy bringing their outrageous antics to this fun-filled tale. Rated PG. Library staff member Peter Carpenter hosts the program.
Friday, Oct. 28, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Halloween Happening for Preschoolers! Come shake your sillies out, sing and dance! Edward Leonard will perform a Silly-Song-Sing-Along with a mix of children's songs, musical instruments and lots of fun! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes (but it is not required), and after the sing-along we will walk over to the Senior Center and parade our costumes for our senior friends! For ages 18 months - 5 yrs. Registration is required.
Friday, Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
News Alert: The Great Pumpkin's shell has been found in pieces in the East Hampton Public Library's Community Room! There was one witness...Woodstock...but he's not talking! Was it Lucy? Peppermint Patty? Or could it have been... Linus?? Will you be the one to solve this Halloween murder mystery? For 4th and 5th grade children. Registration is required; limited to 20 children.
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.
Friday, Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Learn about MaKey MaKey, Little Bits and Scratch: and how to use these technology tools with everyday items, such as pencils, bananas, and play-do. Create interactive works of art, musical instruments, and play games. For 2nd and 3rd grade children. Registration is required; limited to 15 children.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Most of us love a good laugh and more and more research shows that humor is beneficial to our mind, body and emotional well-being. Join us to heighten your awareness of how the joy and therapeutic value of humor can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills, and enrich quality of one's life. Discussion includes the how-tos of incorporating humor into everyday life. Jo Anne Harrison Becker leads the program.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the benefits of exfoliation throughout history and the herbal/medicinal benefits of each ingredient in the scrubs you'll make. Participants will sample both recipes and create an 8-ounce scrub of their choice. Presentation and making guided by Grounded Holistic Wellness from Woodbury CT.
Friday, Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Make and use an art robot! Learn a bit about coordinate systems, pythagorean theorem, trigonometry, gcode, physics, and more. Build one art robot as a team and use it. The robot has all the technology of a 3D printer but without the expense. Registration is limited to 20 participants in grades 5-7. This workshop is free. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary in collaboration with KOCO and the East Hampton Public Library.
Friday, Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate International Game Day by playing a library version of the popular Minute-to-win-It game! Contestants will be divided into teams, asked to complete a variety of fun challenges, with each challenge increasing in difficulty. The catch: all challenges must each be completed in 60 seconds! Registration is required; limited to 20 children.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2:00 p.m.
“Connecticut’s venerable string outfit Last Fair Deal have a solid grasp on bluegrass, but like the nation’s best bands, they broaden the field.”—Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant. Since 1975, the band has evolved, redrawing the map of American Roots Music with fluid energy and tasteful creativity. Join us for a concert featuring stellar instrumental skills and richly-blended vocals. The trio also puts their own spin on John Hartford, Townes Van Zandt, Dan Hicks, Lennon-McCartney, and Bob Dylan.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1:00 p.m.
Here's your chance to 'Take a Break' for yourself and chill before a busy weekend. Ride the coloring book wave and join us for a pre-Thanksgiving coloring session. Meet new people; chat; share; socialize, and find your coloring book groove at the library! We supply a variety of coloring instuments and pages or you can bring your own. Special cookies here. For set-up purposes, please do register and let us know if you plan to attend.
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Put your engineering skills to the test by designing and building a variety of items, including a catapult, with Strawbees and straws. For 2nd and 3rd grade children. Registration is required; limited to 15 children.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m.
Make Shoreline Ringers, a top level community handbell choir, a part of your holiday celebrations this year with a program of holiday favorites, original handbell compositions, and classical transcriptions. The repertoire performed by this inspirational handbell choir, is secular and popular in nature, and includes varying techniques and rhythms that promise pleasure and fun for all. The concert is free and open to the public but registration is required. After all, we are Belltown.
Friday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Brighten up someone's holiday with a glowing pop card! Learn how to make a simple paper circuit, along with paper folding and cutting techniques to create a special holiday card. For 4th and 5th grade children. Registration is required; limited to 20 children.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Martin ("Marty") Podskoch, local author and retired teacher, will be talking about his book: "Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: Their History, Memories & Legacy." Podskoch will discuss the CCC experience for the men who passed through its cleansing days of hard work, Army discipline, and camaraderie to help support their families during the Great Depression. If you have your own story to tell, or story passed down to you by a family member/CCC participant, here's your chance to share with an author (and an audience) what matters about our shared American history. Marty is currently working on a book about CCC camps in Rhode Island.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Learn about babywearing, its benefits, safety issues, and how to properly use different types of carriers. Maggie Perkins-Stovall of "Up, Please! East of the River Babywearers" presents.
Friday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Decorate a wooden trinket box with colorful tiles and paint to take home and store all your little treasures! For 2nd and 3rd grade children. Registration is required; limited to 15 children.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2:00 p.m.
Get ready everyone! The Jim Scianna Trio will treat your ears (and hearts) to selections from the Great American Songbook including songs made popular by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, the Beatles, and Stevie Wonder. Expect a high standard of musicianship and high quality jazz delivered by Jim Scianno on acoustic bass, Matt Dechamplain on piano, and vocalist Alta Dechamplain. Enjoy elegant ambiance that your family and friends will certainly appreciate and enjoy.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making in a soundscape spanning from the "heartbeat" of powwow drums and the “warble” of wooden flutes to the electrifying sounds of Native infused rock, jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hip, and electronic dance music. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library in collaboration with the Chatham Historical Society.