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Library trustee Judith Hole Suratt interviewed Mo Rocca for the Friday Night Dialogue.
In introducing Mo Rocca to the full house attending the Friday Night Dialogue at the library on Aug. 16, library trustee Judith Hole Suratt chose an apt descriptor: Renaissance Man. Mr. Rocca’s career spans several seasons on The Daily Show and CBS Sunday Morning, a children’s show and his popular podcast series, “Mobituaries.”
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Bill Geist’s latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
Viewers of “CBS: Sunday Morning” over the last three decades, and readers of the New York Times before that, have come to know Bill Geist as an entertaining observer of idiosyncratic people and customs all across America. His latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
THURSDAY, JULY 27
Farewell party, for Garth Griffin, longtime Recreation Director for the Town of Shelter Island. 4 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10. Cash bar.
Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. Topic: “Saudi Arabia in Transition.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)
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For decades, Rita Braver has covered the news — quite a bit of it. She started out in the trenches, working as a beat correspondent for CBS News back in 1972 and moved on to covering stories about law, politics and the White House as her regular bread and butter. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.
Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)