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Thursday Theater: Summer Movie Matinee
East Hampton Public Library
Aug 21, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
With a little bit of 'fizz' and a little bit of 'boom', enjoy a summer movie matinee during which you will meet the space-age family, the Robinsons! The film is rated PG. Enjoy an after-movie craft and add features and function to your very own Carl the Robot! Craft limit of 15 kids, age 5 and up, with parent participation required.

Movie Night : Heaven Is for Real
East Hampton Public Library
Aug 26, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening showing of the story of a young boy who suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. This earnest, inspirational drama is based on the best-selling book of the same name. Rated PG. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion. 

Adult Book Discusssion: No Time Like the Present
East Hampton Public Library
Aug 27, 6:30 p.m.

In No Time Like the Present , Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. All are welcomed.

Take a Break! Introduction to Zentangle
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 9, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Experience the concepts of Zentangle with a hands-on workshop with Certified Zentangle Teacher, Kelly Kelley.  Learn the benefits and enjoyment produced by this pattern repeating drawing method.  Materials supplied, take home your completed artwork. 

Documentary Film Showing: Race to Nowhere
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 10, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 860-267-6621 or Register Online..
Join us for a free screening of this regarded documentary about the academic and health impacts today's kids face growing up in a high-pressure, over-scheduled culture. The film emphasizes the role parents and other adults can play in helping children become more resilient to pressure and it underscores the need and importance of spending time together as a family. Join us for this important film showing and community conversation. Watch the trailer.

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, begins Aug 23. 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.

"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!

Adult Book Discussion
East Hampton Public Library
Sep 30, 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.

Let's Get Crafty! Hoot, Hay-Who Upcycles?
East Hampton Public Library
Oct 4, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Sep 6. 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, begins Sep 6. 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!

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.

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.