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Arlene Alda speaks at Hampton Library’s Fridays at Five
August 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$20
Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship, and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who wrote nineteen books, including Just Kids from the Bronx.
As director of Bravo Gloria, Ms. Alda won the Silver Medal Award from the International Film & Television Festival of New York in 1988, and the film was named a finalist in the John Muir Medical Film Festival. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island
The Friends of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton have an annual author event known as Fridays at Five. Fridays at Five is a long time tradition for the Library and “The Hamptons.” For almost 30 years, the Library has hosted a variety of well known authors on Fridays in July and August.The event is held in the beautifully landscaped yard of the Library.
The evening begins with wine and hors d’ oeuvres prepared by the Friends of the Hampton Library. The Author speaks, answers a few questions and then attendees have an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed. All of the money collected including the price of admission and the sale of the books goes directly to The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Last year the money raised from this event was used to purchase and install automatic openers on the front entrance for handicap accessibility.
Admission is $20.00 or 5 lectures for $80.00