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Button Up! The Beauty and History of Buttons
East Hampton Public Library
May 26, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Anyone who remembers a family button box, buttons on a family member's uniform, or the days before zippers and velcro took over, this program is for you. Add in those who see buttons as art! All are welcomed to celebrate and enjoy the beauty and history of button collecting and manufacturing brought to you by the CT State Button Society, Hartford Area.

Movie Night: American Sniper
East Hampton Public Library
May 26, 6:30 p.m.

Join us and view (or re-view) American Sniper. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. The film is rated R and is based on a book, available in a variety of formats @ your library.

Summer Reading Kickoff Program with Amanda Blake
East Hampton Public Library
Jun 20, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Learn about the history of Hula Hooping and have some fun with Amanda Blake. Open to children ages 4 and up. Children under age 6 should be accompanied by an adult. Free ; registration required.

Adult Book Discussion Series: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover!
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 22, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 22. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Join us for third 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.

Saturday Afternoon Concert: Sounds of the '50s and '60s with Marc Black
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 26, 2:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 22. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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 Concert with Peter Biedermann
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 10, 2:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 5. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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.