Fishers Island Library’s Summer Events 2018

Click any image to see a larger version.

631.788.7362  |  www.filibrary.org

July Programs and Events

July Programs and Events

Tuesday, July 3 – Story Hour 4:30-5 pm

Tuesday, July 3John Burnham is our guest for the annual Peter Brinckerhoff Nautical Lecture Series event. A coach, past champion, and former editor of Sailing World and Cruising World, John will take you on a photo tour of the 80-year history of the iconic International One-Design sailboat. 5:30 pm

Tuesday, July 10 – Bring the family to hear the dynamic, engaging, energetic and heartfelt Carol Glynn! Carol leaps into your heart with complex characterizations, thoughtful storylines, and humor that inspires rip-roaring laughter. Carol has performed her interactive shows from coast to coast for delighted audiences (recommended for ages 5 and up). 4:30 pm

Thursday, July 12 – IPP 4-6 year-olds will visit the Library for some stories and a fun project!

Saturday, July 14 – Visit us on the Green during the IPP Craft Show. There will be books for sale & “adoption” and other goodies! 9 am-noon

Tuesday, July 17 – Story Hour 4:30-5pm.

Tuesday, July 17 – Jamie MacGuire, author of Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy, joins us with a light and funny take on the Irish in America; including business, politics, philanthropy, and the arts. Book signing to follow! 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 22 – Friends of the Fishers Island Library Reception 5-7 pm. Please join us for drinks and hors d’ oeuvres as our expression of appreciation for the support you’ve all shown to our beloved Library.

Tuesday, July 24 – Story Hour 4:30-5 pm.

Tuesday, July 31 – Marilyn Day – In 1850, the extended Day family was living at Graniteville Road in Westford, Mass. From 1862 through 1878 three of the family members wrote journals or diaries telling about their daily life on the farm and in the town. Marilyn Day transcribed the diaries and in 1998, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) published her work, Westford Days. In her talk with us she will share items of interest from the diaries and the lasting legacy of the family. 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 31 – Story Hour 4:30-5 pm

August Programs and Events

August Programs and Events

Tuesday, August 7 – Story Hour 4:30-5pm

Wednesday, August 8 – Read Books! Get Smart! Win Prizes! TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE PEQUOT! Teams of up to 4 people/$5 per person 8:30-10 pm
First come, first served – space is limited. To Benefit the Fishers Island Library! Grand prize: Dinner for two at the Pequot

Saturday, August 11 – Visit us on the Green during the IPP Craft Show. There will be books for sale & “adoption” and other goodies! 9am-noon

Tuesday, August 14 – One of our favorites is back! Join us as internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral shares with us his imaginative and captivating tales! Len’s enthusiastic gestures and character voices inspire us all to listen and share the lessons woven into his stories. 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 21 Craig Norton of Hands on Drumming CT will visit and introduce us to the magical rhythm of collaborative drumming. That’s right, drumming! There will be a children’s event from 4:15-5:00 pm (note the earlier time). This will be appropriate for children of all ages…even the youngest child can usually participate on an adult’s lap.

Tuesday, August 21 – Craig will lead a drumming circle for adults at 5:30. Absolutely no experience is needed to participate! Come with an open mind and the desire for a positive physical and emotional experience. Used as a tool to promote unity, rhythm is a universal language that encompasses all ages, races, religions, and cultures. If you’ve never tried this, now is your chance!

Tuesday, August 28 – Story Hour 4:30-5pm

Tuesday, August 28 – We are thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom to the Fishers Island Library! Bloom’s newest novel, White Houses, is a historical tale of forbidden love and has been garnering rave reviews from readers and critics alike! This event will be followed by a brief cocktail reception. 5:30 pm

She’s been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine and Vogue, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages.

Check Also

IN MEMORIAM: Mario Mannetti

He enjoyed being outside, talking with his neighbors and was especially good with children and always could make them laugh.