East Hampton Library Launches 2017 Tom Twomey Lecture Series

The East Hampton Library
The East Hampton Library

The East Hampton Library will launch the third annual “Tom Twomey Series” on Wednesday, March 15.

This year’s series focuses on topics of great interest to the East End community-—architecture, landscape design, the environment, local history and government, real estate, and food and wine—covered in eight programs over eight months.

The series was created and named in memory of the late Tom Twomey, the former Chairman of the Library’s Board of Managers.

All programs will be presented in the Library’s Baldwin Family Lecture Room. Each one-hour program begins promptly at 6 p.m. and includes a Q&A after the presentation. With the exception of the first program on Wednesday, March 15, all programs will be held on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is free, and no reservations or tickets are required this year.

The series website, TomTwomeySeries.org, provides detailed information about each speaker and topic. Full-length videos of the 2015 and 2016 programs can also be found on the website. Programs are subject to change and substitutions.


Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m.: The State of Our Town with Larry Cantwell, East Hampton Town Supervisor

Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m.: Farm to Table with Sybille van Kempen, Loaves & Fishes Food Store and Jennifer Pike, Pike Farms

Thursday, May 18, 6 p.m.: Protecting Our Water Starts in Your Backyard with Edwina von Gal, Perfect Earth Project

Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m.: Real Estate Roundtable with Diane Saatchi, Saunders & Associates; Peter Turino, Brown Harris Stevens;and John Gicking, Compass

Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.: Leading Winemakers of the East End with Kareem Massoud, Paumanok Vineyards;Roman Roth, Wölffer Estate Vineyard; and Kelly Urbanik Koch, Macari Vineyards

Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.: Saving Long Island’s Groundwater: Now is the Time! with Sarah Meyland, water specialist and NYIT associate professor

Thursday, Sep. 21, 6 p.m.: From Big House to Bad House: How Authenticity Lost Its Way with Anne Surchin, AIA

Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m.: The East End, Long Island, and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State with Arlene Hinkemeyer, Historian; and Antonia Petrash, Long Island Woman Suffrage Association

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