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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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’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety with Dr. Thomas Worthley
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
’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.
Adult Book Discussion
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 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.
"Meet the Beatles" with Bill Naughton, Jr.!
Saturday, Sep. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
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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!
Movie Night
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Movie Night
Jason Bateman's directorial debut in which he also stars.  Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of the Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Rated R
Let’s Get Crafty! Hoot, Hay-Who Upcycles?
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
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.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
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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!
Stormwise: Resilient Trees, Resilient Power
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Stormwise: Resilient
If you remember 2011's mighty storms -- Hurricane Irene and the surprise snowstorm two months later -- you can learn about UCONN's Stormwise initiative from Dr. Tom Worthley, a UCONN extension educator who specializes in forest sustainability. Stormwise focuses on "reducing tree-related power outages while retaining the beauty and benefits of Connecticut's woodlands." All are welcomed to attend this important educational program.
Beat the Sugar Blues!
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 860-267-6621.
Beat the Sugar Blues
Professional health coach and local resident Donna Gollenberg presents on simple action steps that may help someone begin to break free from sugar dependency. Learn why we crave sugar, how it effects our energy and well-being and what we can do to get rid of the cravings. 
Saturday Afternoon Concert: Music through the Decades with David Polansky
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20.
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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.

Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween for Little People
Friday, Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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"Wiggle and Giggle" at 10 a.m. (12-24 months) or stop by in your jazzy costume any time before noon and choose a free holiday-friendly board book to read and keep. No tricks but certainly some treats to share with your family from both the library and Senior Center. 
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.
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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.
Take a Break: Play Euchre!
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 18.
Take a Break: Play E
If you're a fan of trick-taking card games, enjoy this afternoon program about Euchre, a game dating back to the 1860s. Any Setback or Penochle fan is sure to find a little applied something in the strategy realm here. Library staff member Phil Carr leads the program.
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.
Holiday Concert for Families with Roger Tincknell
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 8.
Holiday Concert for
Join us for a Winter Solstice Celebration including traditional songs from Chanukah, Christmas and other winter holiday traditions. In addition, the program will feature songs of light from around the world and seasonal sing-a-longs. Roger Tincknell presents the program, performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bodhran, harmonica and Russian balalaika. Add warmth to your holiday season!
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