Welcome to the East Hampton Library’s 2018 Tom Twomey Lecture Series. Now in its fourth year, these free programs were inspired by, and are dedicated to Tom, who led this institution from 1998-2014. This year’s focus is on topics of both local and national interest – the media, the economy, life lessons, gardens, craft breweries, corporate culture, art, and estates – covered in seven sessions over six months beginning in May.

This year’s events are on Saturdays in the shoulder months of May, September, and October – and now on Fridays in the summer months of June, July, and August.  Each program is an hour long, beginning at 6 pm sharp, and concludes with a short question and answer period.  A new feature is a garden lecture and tour on Saturday morning, July 7th.  We are returning to the reservation system this year, mostly to insure we have enough seating, and to provide you with a friendly email reminder just prior to each lecture. There are no tickets, and no one will be turned away.

Special thanks to Jose Arandia, Charlie Collins, Sara Davison, Dennis Fabiszak, Patti Ferrin, Judith Hope, Brooke Kroeger, Keri Lamparter, and Shelia Rogers who diligently sought out compelling topics and speakers.

With appreciation to our distinguished speakers, and our loyal audiences, we hope you enjoy the 2018 program.


-Chip Rae, 2018 Tom Twomey Series Committee Chair

Coming Up...

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00 pm

Fake News, Real News, and Failing Upward at the New York Times

a behind-the-scenes conversation about the state of journalism in the Trump era

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