Oddly, in my last column I had mentioned that we did not have a powerful thunderstorm all summer and, lo and behold, we were hit with a doozie. Too bad I had to run around all day in it. There is nothing like a good thunderstorm and staying indoors.
Tonight, from 6 to 7 p.m., the East Hampton Library will have its International Mystery Book Discussion: “Mr. Kill” by Martin Limon. Sign up at the Reference Desk, call (631) 324-0222 extension 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For the library’s next meeting, they will read about a South Korean mystery.
Technology never ceases to amaze me. The library is offering a 3M Cloud Library, which offers more eBook titles to download for free. Go to www.live-brary.com, click free downloads, and then click 3M Cloud Library. After downloading the app on your computer or tablet (iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire), you are free to explore the great titles available for your reading enjoyment. You can also enjoy great independent films for free. Simply visit live-brary.com, click free downloads, click indieflix, enter your library card barcode, and create a free account. This is so convenient and easy to do.
If you cannot figure out how to do any of this, every Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., you can learn how to download eBooks for the following formats: iPad, Kindle, Nook, Nexus 7.
Please call the library at 324-0222, or visit the website at www.easthamptonlibrary.org for more information about ongoing programs.
Beginning this Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m., the Animal Rescue Fund will hold a “Puppy Kindergarten,” with trainer Matthew Posnick. Trust me, it will pay off over a lifetime. Classes focus on socialization, interactive skills and simple obedience. The whole family can participate. The classes are held on September 13, 20, 27 and October 4.The cost is $100 for four classes ($75 for ARF puppies adopted within the last month). Email email@example.com. or visit www.arfhamptons.org.
Time to get serious. On Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will present its annual fall seminar at the East Hampton Middle School auditorium. The featured speaker, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, will present a program on his new bestselling book “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition.”
Dr. Campbell is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, is featured in the documentary film “Forks Over Knives,” and is one of the country’s leading advocates of a plant-based diet. He has authored over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, including his new book “Whole” and “The China Study,” which is one of America’s best-selling books about nutrition.
After the program, Dr. Campbell will sign copies of “Whole” and “The China Study Cookbook.” Other event highlights include healthy refreshments by Simply Sublime and registration for Wellness Foundation’s Fall Wellness Challenge.
The seminar seating is limited, advance registration by September 12 is requested. To register, call the Wellness Foundation at 329-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information on the seminar and the Wellness Challenge, visit www.wfeh.org.
You have until September 17 to participate in the Hamptons Juried Art Show benefiting The Retreat. This exhibition is open to artists in photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media, graphics, drawing, 2D, 3D, and sculpture (no video art). Selection of the top 25 entries will be made from submitted jpeg images. Make sure the images are clear, since the actual piece of work will not be judged. Regardless of selection status everyone will be emailed by the last week in September. Make sure you provide an email address otherwise you will not be contacted. To register and for rules and regulations, please visit www.hamptonsjuriedartshow.com.
Enjoy this lovely weather.