Friends of the Library present the Literary Series of the Season
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.
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.
$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.
June 29 - Alice McDermott
This novel is one of the New York Times’ 100 most notable books of 2017. The Boston Globe’s review reads in part: “It reminds us of the pleasures of literary fiction and its power to illuminate lives and worlds.
July 6 - Lauren Weisberger with Bonnie Grice
When Life Gives You Lululemons is Weisberger’s seventh novel, featuring loved character Emily Charlton, from The Devil Wears Prada--the best selling, mass-market softcover book in the nation--as the lead character.
July 13 - Meryl Gordon
This book is “an astute and intriguing portrait of a celebrity who wasn’t famous outside her own milieu.” Gordon, an award-winning journalist, received access to thousands of pages of Mellon’s personal files and has captured the spirit of this American legend. Photo credit: Nina Subin.
July 20 - Maureen Sherry
After twelve years on Wall Street as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns, Sherry switched gears to write and tutor at inner city schools. Her first adult novel, Opening Belle, is a national best seller and is an in-production film to be produced by Warner Brothers.
July 27 - James Patterson
Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist through his works, including: Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, NYPD Red, Maximum Ride, and various middle school series. The President is Missing, written with President Bill Clinton, is considered one of the “most dramatic thrillers in decades.”
August 3 - Ken Auletta
Auletta’s most recent book is an intimate and profound reckoning, showcasing major changes in global advertising and marketing. He has been chosen as Literary Lion by the NYPL.
August 10 - Martin London
This memoir recounts London’s experiences with desperate clients, and criminal and civil cases that were both legally and physically challenging.
August 17 - Walter Isaacson
A New York Times Best Seller, Isaacson’s most recent biography offers new discoveries about da Vinci’s life and work, weaving a narrative that connects his art to his science. Photo courtesy of the Aspen Institute
August 24 - Min Jin Lee with Bill McCuddy
As a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and a New York Times Best Seller, Lee tackles everything good novels do and raises the question, “What does it mean to be part of a nation?”
2018 Fridays at Five Schedule