THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
Cupcakes and coloring, for kids. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
According to Merriam-Webster, a soap opera is defined as “a serial drama performed originally on a daytime radio or television program and chiefly characterized by tangled interpersonal situations and melodramatic or sentimental treatment.” Soap opera fans are notoriously loyal to their “stories,” many of which run for years. (more…)
MET LIVE TICKETS
The Shelter Island Library is currently offering tickets to see performances of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD which will be broadcast on a large screen at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater in East Hampton on select Saturday afternoons in coming months. Tickets are $15 each and available for purchase at the circulation desk. Performances include “Romeo et Juliette” on January 21, “La Traviata” on March 11 and “Eugene Onegin” on April 22. All performances begin at 1 p.m.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton. For more information, call the library at (631) 749-0042. (more…)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
Young Adult Book Club, discuss great books over snacks. Suggestions for future titles welcome. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
Shelter Island Book Club, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
Stephen Frears’ 2016 film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ will be screened at the Shelter Island Library on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Written by Nicholas Martin, the biographical comedy-drama stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who, in the 1940s, became an opera singer known for her painful inability to sing. The problem was, she didn’t know she couldn’t sing. In this film version of her life, Hugh Grant plays her husband and manager, English Shakespearean actor, St. Clair Bayfield, who did his best to shield Florence from her critics, of which there were many.