Dr. Martin Shepard, a psychiatrist, author, and with his wife, Judith, a trailblazing publisher, has died. Dr. Shepard passed away at his home in Sag Harbor surrounded by family on December 17, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 86.
The staff of the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection recently completed a large project — scanning all of the historic whaling logs in the collection, in full. The collection encompasses 63 individual volumes, detailing at least 70 voyages, with some logs covering multiple voyages, from the years 1783 through 1865.
Rainbows, beach walks, silk scarves, jazz and smoky bars are just some themes in Grace Schulman’s new book of poems “The Marble Bed.”
For all the Northern California biographical and literary associations the name “John Steinbeck” evokes — it was his birthplace and the setting for much of his fiction — Steinbeck was also a celebrity in Sag Harbor where he made his home in 1955 with his wife Elaine, after renting for a couple years. He died in 1968, six years after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, having become a familiar presence in the village, the founder and co-chair of the Old Whalers Festival, now known as HarborFest.
East Hampton Library is offering beginning memoirists an opportunity to dive into the genre by writing on an unexpected event, a challenge or the process of seeking a path by working with journalist Andrew Visconti to find their voice.
By Joan Baum You might want to consider reading Roger Rosenblatt’s new collection of personal and philosophical musings “Cold Moon” shortly after 4 p.m. on...
Since it will be a while before any of us can do much traveling, The Montauk Library is hosting a virtual “Armchair Travel Book Club.” The club meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom and is moderated by Carolyn Balducci, adult programs coordinator.
The East Hampton Library will present a free online Zoom event featuring Helen A. Harrison, author of the “Art of Murder” mystery series, interviewed by author Carrie Doyle, on Friday, January 8, at 6 pm. The presentation will include an interactive Q&A with participants.
On Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m., The Peter Matthiessen Center will host a virtual gathering featuring an intimate reading of a few favorite passages of Peter Matthiessen’s most admired works by former friends and colleagues in the literary, environmental, human rights and Zen Buddhist world.
The Montauk Library and Friends of the Montauk Library will present “An Interview with Author Peter Bové” a virtual program, on December 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, December 5, at 4 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton will host an event with Elaine Pagels, author of numerous best-selling books about religion. Her most recent book, “Why Religion? A Personal Memoir,” is a departure from her earlier writings and one in which she tells her own story, and why she loves investigating the history of religion.
As a boy, Jeffrey Sussman spent Saturday mornings working at his father’s garment manufacturing facility in Queens. One day, he witnessed a rather testy exchange taking place between his father and a man he did not know. The man pointed his finger at Sussman's dad like a gun and said, ‘We’ll get you.’ That incident was his introduction to the world of New York mobsters,
Since it will be a while before any of us can do much traveling, The Montauk Library has announced a new virtual “Armchair Travel Book Club.” The
The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection has unveiled two new exhibits in the four display cases in the library’s front lobby.
Join Kathryn Szoka, Maryann Calendrille, co-owners of Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, and Canio Pavone, himself, on Thursday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. as they host a virtual celebration of Canio's Books' 40th anniversary.