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Let's Get Crafty! Hippity-Hop...
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 7, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Use an oh-so common and familiar household staple -- the cotton swab -- to make a hippity hoppin' bunny ready for a spring adventure. Make one at the library and make others at home to give to your family and friends.  For ages 4-8; parent participation required.

Author! Author! It Really Did Happen in Connecticut!
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 10, 1:00 p.m.

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Diana Ross McCain, Head of the Waterman Research Center (CT Historical Society), will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries and Legends of New England, including withcraft trials, a mysterious vagabond known as the leatherman, and a serial killer who inspired a hit movie. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Kerry Boys!
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 11, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Mark James & Pierce Campbell, popular CT Irish Balladeers, combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 23 years ago and have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs. Tony Pasqualoni rounds out the sound on bass. Mark your calendars!

Fribrary Time! Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's Club: Flying Marshmallows
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, make marshmallow catapults with different materials and test them out. For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.

Footprint Friday: Five Weeks of STEAM
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 20, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week four, we'll be looking at art. Explore your creative side with pastels, watercolors, and markers to create your own masterpiece! For 2nd and 3rd graders.

The Bear Reality : Be "Bear Aware"
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 24, 1:00 p.m.

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Felicia Ortner, CT Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present an educational program about bears and help dispel misunderstandings. Learn the facts about black bears; their increasing New England population; how to co-exist with them, and how to prevent problems and avoid unpleasant encounters. Ortner has been studying bears for over 25 years.

Fribrary Time! Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's Club: Zip Line Zoo
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 27, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 13. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, design a zip line for stuffed animals and measure the distance and time for each animal ride to see how fast they go! For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.

Film Night!
East Hampton Public Library
Mar 31, 6:30 p.m.

Angelina Jolie directs Unbroken, this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war only to be captured by the Japanese after a plane crash in the Pacific. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script. The film is rated PG13.

Fribrary Time! Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's Club: Bouncy Dice Explosion
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 10, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 27. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, have fun playing with bouncy rubber dice... how high will they go? Play a game of Dice War to see who's the highest roller, followed by a giant human Bingo board game! For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.

Author! Author! An Evening with Michael Tougias
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 15, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 14. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-author Michael Tougias examines Captain Robin Walbridge's mystique through those who knew him, stories captured in the thrilling book Rescue of the Bounty. Meet the author and find inspiration in this evening library program.

Footprint Friday: Five Weeks of STEAM
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 24, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 20. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week five, we'll be looking at math. Math will never be the same! Learn and create different geometric shapes using glow sticks. For 2nd and 3rd graders.

Saturday Afternoon Concert: "Bach to Rock"
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 21. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
World-renowned violinist, Caryn Lin, presents the simplicity of the solo acoustic violin. Caryn plays her 4, 5 and 6 string electric violins, using looping techniques, to create short, on-the-spot recordings of her voice, percussion instruments, and other sounds. Watch with amazement and joy during this Saturday Afternoon Concert for all ages.

Become an Ingredient Detective!
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 28, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 21. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Mary Cavaliere presents this free workshop. Find out what’s lurking in your cosmetic, personal care, and household products!

Adult Book Discussion Series: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover!
East Hampton Public Library
Apr 29, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Mar 7. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Join us for first in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. First up is the Tender Bar by Pultizer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer. 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 and friend to literature. 

The Health Benefits of Chocolate
East Hampton Public Library
May 12, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Apr 11. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
With our focus on healthy eating and exercise, we often wonder if we can have our cake (or to be more precise, our chocolate) and eat it, too? It just may be possible! Join Maria Brandriff for a talk focusing on dark chocolate and its newly discovered health benefits. Discover how dark chocolate can be used both in lighter, healthier desserts and in savory courses. There will be samples and recipes. Space is limited so registration is essential.