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December 2018

Author Simon Van Booy reads at Canio’s Books

December 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
Sag Harbor, 11963 United States
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Simon Van Booy

Sat. Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Fiction writer Simon Van Booy reads from his new short story collection, The Sadness of Beautiful Things. Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of nine books of fiction, and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, NPR, and the BBC. His books have been translated into many languages. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter. In 2013, he founded Writers for Children, a project…

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Dramatic Reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” at Floyd Memorial Library

December 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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North Fork actors Jere Jacob and Thomas DeWolfe present a special dramatic performance of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" at the Floyd Memorial Library on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and holiday refreshments will be served afterward. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Floyd Memorial Library.

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Two Authors Talk on Art, Magic & Love at Romany Kramoris Gallery

December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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Authors' Appearances this Sunday, December 23 at Romany Kramoris Gallery   1-2 PM – Joyce Brian – "The Orange Family: A Children's Story of Art & Love"   2:30 – 3:30 PM – Allan Zola Kronzek – "Grandpa Magic"     Romany Kramoris Gallery is pleased to host two authors' appearances this Sunday, December 23.    From 1 to 2 PM, Joyce Brian will be signing copies of her children's book, "The Orange Family: A Children's Story of Art &…

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Novelist Paul Batista reads at Canio’s Books

December 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
Sag Harbor, 11963 United States
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Sat. Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. Novelist Paul Batista reads from his new thriller, The Warriors. In "The Warriors," legendary defense attorney Raquel Rematti represents a presidential candidate—and former First Lady of an ISIS-assassinated President—Senator Angelina Baldesteri in the most watched and explosive trial of the 21st Century. The Senator, a Democrat, sees it as a vendetta show trial orchestrated by the current Republican U.S. President, his Republican Attorney General, and an ambitious Republican United States Attorney in Manhattan. At the trial, a year…

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January 2019

Meet Audiobook Narrator Gerard Doyle at Shelter Island Library

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelter Island Library, 37 North Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964 United States
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Friday, January 11 at 7pm Meet Audiobook Narrator Gerard Doyle If you are a fan of audiobooks, chances are you have heard Gerard Doyle.  Mr. Doyle, who has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, has applied his narrative skills and melodious voice to a wide variety of genres - from suspense to fantasy, humor and literary fiction.  He has even voiced dragons!  Join us to hear about the art of narration from one of the best in the business.

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Camp Wikoff: A Close Look at Montauk’s Recuperative Encampment for Spanish-American War Combatants at Rogers Memorial Library

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Camp Wikoff: A Close Look at Montauk’s Recuperative Encampment for Spanish-American War Combatants When the Fifth Army Corps, including Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, returned to Montauk in the summer of 1898 following its swift and decisive victories over Spanish forces at Santiago de Cuba in the Spanish-American War, the men were mostly in terrible shape. Jeff Heatley, who told the story of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Camp Wikoff in his Book “Bully!” has done extensive research on the…

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Jim “Zak” Szakmary”s “A Veteran’s Reflections on the Vietnam War” at Suffolk County Historical Society

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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Jim "Zak" Szakmary"s "A Veteran's Reflections on the Vietnam War" at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE A Veteran's Reflections on the Vietnam War A presentation by Jim "Zak" Szakmary Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Incudes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100 When Zak signed up for a three-year enlistment with the Marine Corps in 1967, the United States was already well embroiled in the Vietnam War. A native of Queens and a college student at the time, he set off for…

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February 2019

John P. Cardone discusses “The Healing Power of Nature” at Hallockville Museum Farm

February 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$10

Coffee & a Good Book: Winter Lecture Series       February 10th, 1PM - 3PM The Healing Power of Nature The Healing Power of Nature is a practical exploration on how spending time with nature can influence a person’s health & well-being. Along the way, Presenter John P. Cardone, calls on over 30 years as a patient & health education video producer, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors, while presenting scientific facts.…

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Winter Fireside Poetry for the Entire Family at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

February 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Winter Fireside Poetry for the Entire Family at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, February 16th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents an afternoon of fireside poetry reading in the Nature Center, hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield. Open reading for poets, listeners, and friends. Bring a poem of your own, a favorite by someone else, or a very short essay to read, or just enjoy a warm winter respite. All ages, especially children, are invited to read. The topic for the event is ‘Celebrating Nature and…

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Book & Bottle: “America’s Early Whalemen” with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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Book & Bottle: "America's Early Whalemen" with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE Event America's Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750 With author John A. Strong, Ph.D. Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100 Dr. John Strong will explore his new book America's Early Whalemen on the important contributions of Native peoples to colonial America. The Indians of coastal Long Island, closely attuned to their maritime environment, became whalemen integral to…

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Coffee & A Good Book: “Long Island and the Civil War” at Hallockville Museum Farm

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$10

What is better than getting all cozy with a cup of coffee and a good book when the weather is chilly? Come join us at Hallockville for our Coffee & a Good Book Winter Lecture Series, being held between February and March! This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission: honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a…

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March 2019

Coffee & A Good Book: “Murder on Long Island” at Hallockville Museum Farm

March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$10

What is better than getting all cozy with a cup of coffee and a good book when the weather is chilly? Come join us at Hallockville for our Coffee & a Good Book Winter Lecture Series, being held between February and March! This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission: honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a…

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Author Dava Sobel discusses “The Glass Universe” at Peconic Landing

March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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Free
Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel, New York Times best-selling author of Galileo’s Daughter and Longitude, will read from her latest work, The Glass Universe, and sign books! Dava will be introduced by author and poet, Peconic Landing Member, Fran Castan.

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Talk & Book Signing: Bastienne Schmidt, “Grids and Threads” at The Parrish Art Museum

March 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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$12,
Image courtesy of Bastienne Schmidt, from series Grids and Threads.

Join artist Bastienne Schmidt in conversation with Parrish Director Terrie Sultan about her new monograph, Grids and Threads, followed by a book signing. Grids and Threads is a minimalist meditation on the concept of white space and its perception. The book is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Three Standard Stoppages in which three imaginary measuring devices underline the arbitrariness to qualify and quantify something. With an introduction written by Parrish Art Museum director Terrie Sultan and arts writer Jacoba Urist, this monograph documents…

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April 2019

LWV Author Talk: Former Congressman Steve Israel on “Big Guns”

April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Seasons of Southampton, 15 Prospect Street
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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$65
LWV Author Talk: Former Congressman Steve Israel on "Big Guns"

PUBLIC INVITED TO SPECIAL BOOK-AND-AUTHOR EVENT WITH FORMER CONGRESSMAN STEVE ISRAEL Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  The Hamptons League of Women Voters is pleased to host a special Book-and-Author reception and talk with the former and much-in-demand Long Island Congressman Steve Israel on Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Seasons of Southampton, 15 Prospect St., corner of North Main St., just south of the Southampton train station. Serving as emcee for a Q&A session about the book, as well as…

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