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Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Movie and a Craft
East Hampton Public Library
Aug 6, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
What if one day you found out that your parent’s weren’t just plain ole Mom and Dad, but undercover spies? Two young kids become spies themselves in order to save their parents from an evil mastermind. Spy Kids is rated PG. Register for the craft only: ages 7 & up.

Mindfulness for Older Adults
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 8, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Join us for the first in a four-part wellness series and learn about a range of positive physical, mental, emotional, and quality of life health benefits that may stem from practicing mindfulness. All programs will be led by Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS in Gerontology and Community Psychology and a 28 year veteran in the field of therapeutic recreation.

Put on Happy Face? You Bet!
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 12. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
If you loved the Put On A Happy Face face painters last February (Take Your Child to the Library Day) we're sure you will love them again. Location and details will follow...

Comic Construction with Matt Ryan
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 12, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 12. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Interested in learning about comic construction and what it takes to create your own characters and storyline? If so, comic book artist Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studio will talk a little about how he got started and why comics work as well as some famous works. Matt will then lead the group through the creation of a 5 panel storyline as well as how to make well rounded characters – all of which can be translated to make a full book. Previous drawing/writing experience is not necessary. 5th grade and up.

Manga Workshop with Matt Ryan
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 12, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 12. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Get your manga style on with Matt Ryan of Free Lunch Studios and learn how to get started drawing you own manga comics! During the workshop you'll gain an in-depth look into the history of manga and its relation to American comics. No drawing experience necessary. For 7th grade and up.

Easy Peasy Vegan Cooking
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 16, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 8. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Have you been thinking about switching to a vegan diet but don't know where to begin? Chef Mary Lawrence will share tips to help you overcome any obstacle and give a cooking demonstration to show how easy it can be. She will address common concerns about where to get your protein, calcium and iron on a vegan diet, how to make food appealing to friends and family, and how to save time, money and your sanity in the kitchen. Recipes and food samples provided. Mary is executive chef and owner of Well on Wheels, a premiere vegan chef service based in CT.

Take a Break! Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 22, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 22. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Jason Mark AlsterMSc, leads this workshop about the elegant and versatile style of Chinese brush painting. Chinese bamboo brush painting lessons include brush stroke techniques, brushes used, making Chinese ink, using rice paper composition and space. Limited registration open to adults or seniors, and kids age 12 and up. Mr. Alster is a popular presenter at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT.

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 the 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, 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 on American culture and songs. This free program will encourage listeners to re-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, Biederman 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 familiar and entirely original. Fans of guitar or artists such as Davey Graham, John Fahey, Alex de Grassi, Leo Kotke, Ralph Towner, or Michael Hedges will certainly enjoy the show.

Mindfulness for Older Adults
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 13, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Join us for the second in a four-part wellness series and learn about a range of positive physical, mental, emotional, and quality of life health benefits that may stem from practicing mindfulness. All programs will be led by Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS in Gerontology and Community Psychology and a 28 year veteran in the field of therapeutic recreation.

Adult Book Discussion Series: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover!
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 20, 6:30 p.m.

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

An Evening with Sydney Sherman
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 21, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 19. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Join Sydney Sherman, author of You Are Not Alone, and delve into the subject of the Afterlife. Sydney will discuss the effects the media has on our beliefs and how all cultures to some degree believe in an Afterlife. She will provide demonstrations of how to know when an interaction with a spirit has occurred and how we all can start a relationship with loved ones who have passed. Also discussed will be how to recognize a fake/fraud in the field through explanation of 'tricks of the trade'. The program allows time for audience members to share their stories and ask questions.

Outhouse Americana with Georg Papp, Sr.
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 27, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 19. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Join us for a presentation on Outhouse Americana by a Colchester outhouse builder who "builds the best outhouses this side of the nineteenth century." Georg Papp, Sr. is an authority on historically accurate "thunder boxes," and has been documenting, building and restoring rustic privies for many years. He and his Bull Hill Workshop have been featured on Boston WCVB TV Chronicle, WFSB TV Better CT, WGBY TV Making It Here, and WNPR Radio.

Mindfulness for Older Adults
East Hampton Public Library
Nov 10, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online.
Join us for the third in a four-part wellness series and learn about a range of positive physical, mental, emotional, and quality of life health benefits that may stem from practicing mindfulness. All programs will be led by Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS in Gerontology and Community Psychology and a 28 year veteran in the field of therapeutic recreation.