Tom Twomey Lecture Series Explores The Oysters Among Us


Oysters are legendary for many reasons. They filter and purify millions of gallons of water, delight palates, and are often mentioned for their alleged aphrodisiac properties.

“All About Oysters” is the title of the next event in East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series, taking place Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m. with three experts speaking who are leading the way to grow and promote the East End oyster industry while also promoting the restoration of our water quality. They are John Aldred, East Hampton Town Trustee; John “Barley” Dunne, Director, East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery; and Pete Malinowski, Executive Director, Billion Oyster Project, are

East Hampton’s volunteer individual oyster farming program will also be discussed in the one-hour presentation. Afterwards, at 7 p.m., a reception will be held in the library’s courtyard with complimentary oysters on the half shell and craft beer donated by the Montauk Brewing Company.

Admission to the talk is free but advance reservations are requested at or 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

The series concludes on Saturday, October 19, at 6 p.m. with H. Kevin Miserocchi, Director, Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, presenting “Charles Addams: Family and Friends.”  The visual presentation is about cartoonist Charles Addams’ (creator of “The Addams Family”) work and life, featuring photos of the artist and his Sagaponack residence.