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.
Friday, Feb. 12,10:30 a.m.
Who will be your valentine? Join us in making Valentine's Day cards for our friends at the Senior Center, then make an extra one or two to bring home for that someone special. Program is open to all ages. No registration required.
Saturday, Feb. 13,2:00 p.m.
Cuddle up for Valentine's Day with songs from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with more modern tunes from Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, Bill Withers and even some originals. With excellent vocals and strong improvisation, you'll get the best jazz has to offer with a dynamic trio featuring Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on acoustic bass, and Loren Evarts on keyboards.
Monday, Feb. 15,10:00 a.m. - Noon
Give your shoes some attitude in this free workshop that puts the arts in S.T.E.A.M! Use shoe art film to personalize your shoes in four simple steps. You supply the shoes (light colored canvas sneakers work best though synthetics are O.K., too) and we'll supply the how-tos. Once the artwork is sealed it conforms to the shoe and will stay put for weeks until you’re ready for a new design! Grades 4-7; limit of 20 kids. Sponsored by East Hampton Rotary Club, Kids of Chatham Organization, and the library.
Tuesday, Feb. 16,2:00 p.m.
Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. Rated PG. Registration required.
Friday, Feb. 19,3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Work in teams to create a variety if polygon shapes using ITSPHUN, then create your own interlocking shapes to take home. For 2nd and 3rd graders.
Tuesday, Feb. 23,1:00 p.m.
If you loved your coloring books as a younger version of you, ride the new wave of adult coloring books and reaquaint yourself with all that coloring has to offer. It's very relaxing, very Zen. Yes, there will be refreshments. Library favorite Phil Carr (retired) helps lead the program.
Tuesday, Feb. 23,6:30 p.m.
The true story of one of America's most violent and infamous gangsters, Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as Bulger, who was the brother of a state senator and was eventually convinced to wear a wire for the FBI to bring down the Italian mafia in Boston after they invaded his territory. Rated R. Library staff member Peter Carpenter hosts the program.
Friday, Feb. 26,3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This is a party you won't want to miss! You'll use our star-spangled beach ball to play Flying Fives Volleyball, create a giant human math tunnel, and go gaga swatting the ball against targets to score extra points. For 4th and 5th graders.
Saturday, Feb. 27,11:00 a.m.
Join us for A Silly Song Sing-A-Long at our Dr. Seuss birthday celebration. Sing, dance and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard, his guitars, drums, and bag full of musical surprises...and of course, birthday cake! Ages 4 and up. Registration required.
Saturday, Feb. 27,1:00 p.m.
Connecticut’s indigenous communities have long, rich histories that extend back to when they shared Mother Earth with mastodons and other extinct animals. Ignored or themselves falsely labeled extinct by local 19th century town histories, the story of their evolution into complex tribal societies with sophisticated social and political traditions has remained largely untold. Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. of The Institute of American Indian Studies presents. Sponsored by Chatham Historical Society and the EHPLCT.
Saturday, Feb. 27,2:00 p.m.
Learn about the cairns, used as trail markers in many parts of the world, and cairn's ancient and contemporary significance. Some cairns are painted so we'll experiment with rock painting, a fun and inexpensive hobby. This family program is appropriate for kids ages 7 and up and their parents or caregivers. Library staff member Janie Dumont leads the program.
Friday, Mar. 4,3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What can you do with a toothbrush, some googly eyes, and a battery? Brush Bots! Come make your own mini robots and watch what they can do! For 2nd and 3rd graders.
Tuesday, Mar. 8,1:00 p.m.
Laughter Yoga is the practice of using laughter as exercise and an incredibly fun, incredibly easy way to release stress and bring more joy into your life. People of all physical abilities and ages can do it (with only a few exceptions). Laughter Yoga has been recommended by Dr. Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Oprah. Hospitals in Austin, Texas and Chicago offer Laughter Yoga classes to cancer patients. No yoga mat necessary. Laura Le presents.
Wednesday, Mar. 9,6:30 p.m.
Join Gretchen Trapp for her dramatic one-woman show in honor of Women's History Month. The show highlights the lives of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, writer Louisa May Alcott and composer Clara Schumann.
Friday, Mar. 11,3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Discover the hidden magic of hexaflexagons and amaze your friends with your own artistic creations. For 4th and 5th graders.
Saturday, Mar. 12,3:00 p.m.
Join us for a just before St. Paddy's Day concert featuring duo Ringrose & Freeman, start time a little later than most. Dan Ringrose (vocals, guitar) and Jeanne Freeman (fiddle, harmony, vocals) present and are deeply rooted in the CT and regional Celtic music scene. Enjoy traditional Irish and Celtic music, with a touch of contemporary folk thrown in for good measure, including original songs and tunes.
Saturday, Mar. 19,2:00 p.m.
Learn how to add a little swing to your step! No experience needed. Fun for the whole family. Library staff member Janie Dumont leads the program. Registration required. For ages 8 and up.
Tuesday, Mar. 22,1:00 p.m.
Amaze and astound your family and friends! Learn the basics of Blackletter Calligraphy! Instructor Debby Reelitz will explain the basics of using a broad edge pen that will allow each of you to give calligraphy a try. Participants will go home with their calligraphy and an exemplar so they can continue to experiment.
Friday, Apr. 1,3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
April Fool's Day grab bag ... celebrate the last day of Fribrary by engaging in a hodge-podge of activities. For 4th and 5th graders.
Tuesday, Apr. 12,1:00 p.m.
Discover how everyday-anywhere nature can guide, calm, inform, and restore you. Nature can elicit a sense of restoration and protection, comfort and guidance. Marlow Shami presents.