Welcome to the East Hampton Library’s 2019 Tom Twomey Lecture Series. Now celebrating its 5th 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 local, regional, and national interest—environmental conservation, the evolving drama coming out of Washington, D.C., the lost but legendary Wiborg estate, the joy and challenge of living in smaller spaces, our local oyster industry, and the work of renowned cartoonist Charles Addams.
This year’s events are all on Saturdays with the exception of the Wiborg lecture on Friday, July 12th. Each program is one-hour long, begins at 6 p.m. sharp, and concludes with a short question and answer period. The “Living Better in Small Spaces” talk and house tour are on Saturday morning, August 24th. We continue with the reservation system used previously, mostly to ensure we have enough seating, and to provide you with a friendly reminder prior to each program. There are no tickets, and we will do our utmost to make sure no one is turned away. To accommodate increasingly bigger audiences, the Baldwin Family Lecture Room has been enlarged with better sight lines and enhanced audio.
Special thanks to the committee who makes all this possible: Charlie Collins, Sara Davison, Dennis Fabiszak, Patti Ferrin, Rick Gilbert, Judith Hope, Keri Lamparter, and Sheila Rogers who diligently sought out interesting topics and speakers.
With appreciation to our distinguished speakers and our loyal audiences, we hope you enjoy the 2019 Series!
-Chip Rae, 2019 Tom Twomey Series Committee Chair