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March BOOK Madness

Spring means March Madness for basketball fans, and for book fans as well!  Here at the Westhampton Free Library, we’ve made our bracket and we’re asking everyone to vote to see which book will come out on top.  Here’s how it works: Start by voting in Round One for your favorite books in each bracket.  […]

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February 12, 2018

Literary Reference Center Database

Are you looking for access to information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames? Check out EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center! An excellent source for the study of literature, EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center provides access to author biographies, plot summaries, and book reviews in popular magazines and scholarly journals. Click […]

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December 14, 2017

In memory of Frank Ennis

Robert Franklin Ennis, Sr., whom many knew as Bridge Frank, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. He founded the Library’s Duplicate Bridge Club and we are pleased and grateful that his legacy will live on with every meeting of the Club. We will miss his enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge. Thank […]

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December 5, 2017

Carol Luz’s Paintings at Westhampton Free Library

Carol Luz was born in Southampton, New York, and attended Westhampton Beach High School (go Hurricanes!). Carol paints predominantly in oils, but also in watercolors. She received her BFA in Advertising Design/Graphic Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Carol has also studied under artists Jock MacRae and M. Christopher Zacharow. She paints in her […]

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August 17, 2017

View the Eclipse Safely

Our eclipse program is full, and the waiting list is full as well. We have no more eclipse glasses available (beyond what we have set aside for the program participants). First, a safety rule: Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.  People have gone permanently blind in the past thinking that they […]

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August 17, 2017

You Shouldn’t Take a Selfie During the Solar Eclipse

Social media is full of suggestions regarding how to view the eclipse in the absence of eclipse glasses. One that has been prominent over the weekend is to use your cell phone “selfie” mode. You need the same protections to view an eclipse through your phone as you do with your eyes. “Many people will […]

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August 1, 2017


  The Outdoor Summer Movie Series begins July 3 on the Great Lawn at the corner of Main Street and Potunk Lane. Movies start at sunset. 7/3   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 7/10 Ghostbusters – Answer the Call 7/17 Miss Congeniality  7/24 National Treasure 7/31 Rudy 8/7  Sabrina 1995 8/14 Singing in […]

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June 22, 2017

Display Case in June: Botanical Artist Rose Pellicano

  Rose Pellicano began to focus on botanical painting in 1993 and since then her work has appeared in ASBA exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York, United States Botanic  Garden, Washington D.C., the New York Botanic Garden , the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis , The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. , The Royal […]

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June 9, 2017

The Art Gallery in June: Dee McMeekan

Dee McMeekan, a professional dog portraitist who’s work appears in major publications, including Newsday, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated for which she photographs the Westminster Dog Show.

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June 1, 2017