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Friends of the Library present the Literary Series of the Season

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The Friends of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton sponsor an annual author event known as Fridays at Five. Fridays at Five is a long time tradition for the Library and “The Hamptons.” For over 30 years, the Library has hosted a variety of well known authors on Fridays in July and August.The event is held in the beautifully landscaped yard of the Library.Fridays at Five

The evening begins with wine and hors d' oeuvres prepared by the Friends of the Hampton Library. The Author speaks, answers a few questions and then attendees have an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed. All of the money collected including the price of admission and the sale of the books goes directly to The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Last year the money raised from this event was used to purchase and install automatic openers on the front entrance for handicap accessibility.

Admission:

$25.00 per Lecture or 8 Lectures for $175.00

NOTE:  Tickets and Season passes can only be purchased the day of the lecture at the gate. Gates open at 4:30 pm. Lecture begins promptly at 5:00 pm. In cases of inclement weather, Fridays at Five will take place in the Library's program room. Seating will be limited to the first 160 guests in line at the gate. Season passes do not guarantee admission to this event if the event must be held in doors. Seating is first come, first seated.


 

Fridays at Five: August 25 with Carl Bernstein

CarlFridays at Five featuring Carl Berstein
author of All the President's Men

Friday, August 25 at 5:00 pm 
(Gates open at 4:30 pm)

Admission: $25.00

For 40 years, from All The President’s Men to A Woman In Charge: The Life Of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books reveal the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders.
 
Due to anticpated crowd size, no books will be signed the day of the event.  
 

In Case of Inclement Weather: 

If it is raining and we are unable to hold Fridays at Five outside in the Library Yard, the lecture will take place indoors in the Library's lower level program room. All those wishing to attend will enter through the Library's east gate located on Main Street. There will be no entry through the Library. 

There will be limited space indoors. Attendance for this event will be capped at 150 attendees. Please note: As always attendance at Fridays at Five is First Come, First Seated. Therefore possession of a Series Pass, Press Pass, or Comp Pass will NOT guarantee admission to Fridays at Five. Admission is only guaranteed to the first 150 individuals through the gate. 

Fridays at Five: August 18 with Marshall Watson

Marshall WatsonFridays at Five featuring Marshall Watson,
author of The Art Of Elegance: Classic Interiors

Friday, August 18 at 5:00 pm 
(Gates open at 4:30 pm)

Admission: $25.00

 New York-based and internationally recognized interior designer Marshall Watson is best-known for creating classic, elegant interiors for clients that span the globe
 

 

In Case of Inclement Weather: 

If it is raining and we are unable to hold Fridays at Five outside in the Library Yard, the lecture will take place indoors in the Library's lower level program room. All those wishing to attend will enter through the Library's east gate located on Main Street. There will be no entry through the Library. 

There will be limited space indoors. Attendance for this event will be capped at 150 attendees. Please note: As always attendance at Fridays at Five is First Come, First Seated. Therefore possession of a Series Pass, Press Pass, or Comp Pass will NOT guarantee admission to Fridays at Five. Admission is only guaranteed to the first 150 individuals through the gate. 

Fridays at Five featuring Ina Garten with Rob [...]

Ina Garten

Rob MarshallFridays at Five featuring Ina Garten
with Rob Marshall

Friday, August 11 at 5:00 pm 
(Gates open at 4:30 pm)

Admission: $25.00

 
#1 New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten’s recipes are trusted by millions of home cooks. Rob Marshall’s films have been honored with 26 Academy Award nominations and have won nine. On Broadway, he is a 6-time Tony Award nominee for directing Cabaret and Damn Yankees, among others. 
 
A limited number of signed copies of Ina Garten's most recent book, Cooking for Jeffrey, will be available for purchase the afternoon of the event after the gates open at 4:30 pm. There will be a limit of one book per customer, no exceptions. Due to anticpated crowd size, no books will be signed the day of the event.   
 

In Case of Inclement Weather: 

If it is raining and we are unable to hold Fridays at Five outside in the Library Yard, the lecture will take place indoors in the Library's lower level program room. All those wishing to attend will enter through the Library's east gate located on Main Street. There will be no entry through the Library. 

There will be limited space indoors. Attendance for this event will be capped at 150 attendees. Please note: As always attendance at Fridays at Five is First Come, First Seated. Therefore possession of a Series Pass, Press Pass, or Comp Pass will NOT guarantee admission to Fridays at Five. Admission is only guaranteed to the first 150 individuals through the gate. 

 

Fridays at Five: August 4, 2017 with Kati Marton

Kati MartonFridays at Five featuring Kati Marton, 

author of True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Friday, August 4 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

A Hungarian-American author and journalist, Kati Marton’s recent book is a real-life spy thriller about the double life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and his family, all in a quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong.


In case of inclement weather: 

If it is raining and we are unable to hold Fridays at Five outside in the Library Yard, the lecture will take place indoors in the Library's lower level program room. All those wishing to attend will enter through the Library's east gate located on Main Street. There will be no entry through the Library. 

There will be limited space indoors. Attendance for this event will be capped at 150 attendees. Please note: As always attendance at Fridays at Five is First Come, First Seated. Therefore possession of a Series Pass, Press Pass, or Comp Pass will NOT guarantee admission to Fridays at Five. Admission is only guaranteed to the first 150 individuals through the gate. 

Fridays at Five: July 28, 2017 with Colson [...]

Colson Whitehead

Fridays at Five featuring Colson Whitehead, 

author of The Underground Railroad

Friday, July 28 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

Colson Whitehead is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad, in this highly acclaimed book he continues his inquiry into race mythology and history in America.
 


In case of inclement weather: 

If it is raining and we are unable to hold Fridays at Five outside in the Library Yard, the lecture will take place indoors in the Library's lower level program room. All those wishing to attend will enter through the Library's east gate located on Main Street. There will be no entry through the Library. 

There will be limited space indoors. Attendance for this event will be capped at 150 attendees. Please note: As always attendance at Fridays at Five is First Come, First Seated. Therefore possession of a Series Pass, Press Pass, or Comp Pass will NOT guarantee admission to Fridays at Five. Admission is only guaranteed to the first 150 individuals through the gate. 

Fridays at Five: July 21, 2017 with Blanch Wiesen [...]

Blanche & EleanorFridays at Five featuring Blanche Wiesen Cook,
author of Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Friday, July 21 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

A distinguished professor at John Jay College in New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook has written the third and final volume in a series about Eleanor Roosevelt. This book transcends both first-lady history and her marriage to FDR.

Fridays at Five: July 14, 2017 with Kate Siegel & [...]

Kate & momFridays at Five featuring Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?
with her "Crazy Jewish Mom", Kim Friedman

Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

 Kate Siegel’s humorous essay collection is based on the wildly popular Instagram account, @CrazyJewishMom. This collection describes life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom.” Kim Friedman is an Emmy-nominated director of prime time television. She has recently moved to the East Coast from California in order to more effectively nag her daughter.

Fridays at Five: July 7, 2017 with Author Jay [...]

Jay

Fridays at Five with Jay McInerney, author of Bright, Precious Days
Friday, July 7 at 5:00 pm
Gates open at 4:30 pm
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

Successfully straddling genres, Jay McInerney writes !ction and non!ction books, magazine articles and wine columns. Favorably compared to that of F. Scott Fitzgerald and J.D. Salinger, he has been described as the “voice of a generation.”


Fridays at Five is hosted by the Friends of the Hampton Library. Money raised by the Friends supports Library programs and services. 
The 2017 Fridays at Five Lecture series is underwritten by Saunders: A Higher Form of Realty

 

 
2017 Fridays at Five Schedule

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