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Sag Harbor Publisher Dr. Martin Shepard Dies

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.

Whale Ho! Digitized Whaling Log Collection is Available Online

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.

View From Bonac: Grace Schulman’s new Book of Poems

Rainbows, beach walks, silk scarves, jazz and smoky bars are just some themes in Grace Schulman’s new book of poems “The Marble Bed.”

Book Review: “Mad At The World: A Life Of John Steinbeck”

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.

Memoir Writing with Andrew Visconti and East Hampton Library

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.

Book Review: Roger Rosenblatt Explores the Decembers of Life in ‘Cold Moon’

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...

Take a Trip with the Armchair Travelers Book Club

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.

Whodunnit? Helen A. Harrison, Of Course!

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. 

Celebrating Peter Matthiessen

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.

A Talk About ‘Montauk Time’

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.

Author Elaine Pagels Discusses ‘Why Religion?’

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.

In His New Book Jeffrey Sussman Explores the Underworld of Big Apple Gangsters

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,

Travelers Book Club

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

New Long Island Collection Exhibits At East Hampton Library

The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection has unveiled two new exhibits in the four display cases in the library’s front lobby.

Celebrating Canio’s 40th

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.

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They’re Here! Meet the Coyotes of the East End

It appears as if the centuries-long and inevitable exodus of the coyote in North America is almost complete. The offspring of coyote families that colonized the Bronx a couple of decades ago have now made their way into Nassau County, where two breeding pairs have been identified in the past couple of years, one in a county park and the other on an estate on the celebrated Gold Coast. Sightings and photo evidence have recorded a coyote roaming the South Fork since 2013 — and last year for the first time, a single photo by a local hunter captured two coyotes together here.

Gallery Owner Richard J. Demato Pulls Up Stakes and Leaves East End

Back in January 2017, art dealer and Sag Harbor resident Richard J. Demato opened the doors of his brand new RJD Gallery on Bridgehampton’s Main Street. The space was christened just a month after a devastating fire destroyed his previous gallery in the Sag Harbor Cinema building, along with millions of dollars in artwork. Now, exactly four years later, Demato has relocated again, this time to the small town of Romeo, Michigan, where he is set to soon open his newest gallery space.

Taylor Barton: ‘I Pitched A Tent In Hell’

Folk rock artist Taylor Barton’s catalog contains over 500 songs, including a dozen albums, from her first, “Mean American Dream” with her then band Generic Blondes, to “Spiritual Gangster” and “House of Light.” “I Pitched a Tent in Hell,” a nine-part musical memoir, is her latest project, released as an Audible audiobook. A paperback is also available as an adjunct.