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Library Events Calendar

Evening Concert with Kristen Graves
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 17, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Our state's current and 15th State Troubadour, Kristen Graves, returns to the library for an early evening, early fall concert. If you loved (or missed) her 'Cup O' Joe' library concert in March 2014, join us again or anew for a great evening filled with tunes, stories, conversation... and more tunes.  

'Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety with Dr. Thomas Worthley
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 23, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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.

Adult Book Discussion
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 24, 6:30 p.m.

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.!
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 27, 2:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 30, 6:30 p.m.

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?
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 4, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 8, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 14, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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!
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 15, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 25, 2:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 20. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 28, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 27. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 29, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 20. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..

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
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 31, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"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
East Hampton Public Library
Nov 1, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Oct 4. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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!
East Hampton Public Library
Nov 4, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Oct 4. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
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.