Events in the next 3 months

Title:Crime Fiction & Film
Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Lisa Downing
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Author Event, Local History/Local Novelists Reading and Lecture Series, One-Time Events
Description:

2014/15 LOCAL HISTORY/LOCAL NOVELISTS READING SERIES

First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise stated

Do you often stay up late reading a mystery novel that you just can’t put down? Do you love the low-key lighting and corrupt and desperate characters of film noir?

Join the Honorable Judge Michael Ponsor, mystery author Susan Kelly, and Smith professor Dean Flower for a reading and discussion of crime fiction and film including the hard-boiled mysteries of American literature.

Copies of the Maltese Falcon and a complete Schedule of our events will be distributed.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Maltese Falcon Book Discussion at the Senior Center
Date:Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Northampton Senior Center
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Book Discussions, One-Time Events
Description:

A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

Come participate in a book discussion of the All Hamptons Read book. Every book discussion participant will receive a free ticket to attend the screening of the Maltese Falcon on April 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Get a Clue - Maltese Falcon for Kids
Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

Get a Clue! Event for youth and families. Enjoy detective games and stories and find out what exactly is “The Malted Falcon”? Fun for kids 6 & up and their families at The Edwards Public Library, 30 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Please call 413-527-9480 for more information. This event will be held at the Edwards Public Library in Southampton. 

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:The Thin Man
Date:Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time:6:30pm - 8:15pm
Presenter:Jason & Dylan
Location:Community Room
Categories:Film Showing, Forbes Film Club, One-Time Events, All Hamptons Read
Description:

The Forbes Film Club presents a free screening of The Thin Man.

Synopsis: Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it

This film is being shown as part of the All Hamptons Read of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. 

1934/ 91 minutes/ black & white

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Afternoon Book Discussion: Maltese Falcon
Date:Friday, March 20, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Afternoon Book Discussion, Book Discussions, Recurring Events, All Hamptons Read
Description:

This month's discussion will be about Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

The Afternoon Book Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Watson Room for a casual hour long discussion. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, young adult, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an ecclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion.  Pre-registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. Tea and light refreshments are served.

Copies of the discussion book are available in the library to check out at the circulation desk.

This program is presnted by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Sisters in Crime: Femme Fatale
Date:Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Marian Lanouette and Dale T Phillips
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Author Event, One-Time Events
Description:

Sisters in Crime program with mystery authors Marian Lanouette and Dale T Phillips. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Edwards Public Library, 30 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Call 413-527-9480 for more information. 

Marian Lanouette is the author of the Jake Carrington Mystery series. Titles include If I Fail, about Police Lieutenant Jake Carrington, who becomes the victim of a stalker, and Burn in Hell, in which Carrington suspects that his girlfriend has mob connections. 

Dale T Phillips is the author of the Zack Taylor Mysteries. Titles include A Memory of Grief, in which ex-con Zack Taylor becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened when a close friend supposedly committed suicide. In A Fall From Grace, Zack works to clear the name of a single mother wrongly accused of murder.

Title:Northampton and the Coolidges in the 1920s
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Julie Bartlett
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Local History, One-Time Events
Description:

The Maltese Falcon was published in 1930 and the story is set in 1928. What was Northampton like during that time? Calvin Coolidge was finishing up his term as the 30th President of the United States and returning to live out remainder of his years in Northampton. Join Julie Bartlett-Nelson, Elise Bernier-Feeley and Dylan Gaffney from the library's Information Services team as they set the scene both locally and nationally including a visual tour using historic photographs of Northampton during the 20s and 30s. What has changed and what has been lost?


This program is preesnted by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Movie Night: Double Indemnity
Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Edwards Public Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Film Showing, One-Time Events
Description:

Showing of the film Double Indemnity at the Edwards Public Library, 30 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Call 413-527-9480 for more information. Fred McMurray stars as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as an attractive housewife who wants her husband dead, and Edward G Robinson as a claims adjuster in this gripping Film Noir classic from 1944 directed by Billy Wilder.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Mass Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi
Date:Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Westhampton Public Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, One-Time Events
Description:

Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Western Massachusetts will offer close encounters with live birds of prey, including a falcon. This event will be at the Westhampton Public Library. 

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Maltese Falcon Book Discussion
Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Book Discussions, One-Time Events
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

This discussion will take place at "The Library" room at Packards, 14 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA. You can order off the menu. Seating is limited so please pre-register below.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:The Long Goodbye
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Jason & Dylan
Location:Community Room
Categories:Film Showing, Forbes Film Club, One-Time Events, All Hamptons Read
Description:

Based on the 1953 novel by Raymond Chandler, Robert Altman directs a modern take on the detective story. Philip Marlowe (played by Elliott Gould) tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

1973/ 112 minutes/ color

This film is being shown as part of the All Hamptons Read of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Bogart on the Big Screen
Date:Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Film Showing, One-Time Events
Description:

The Maltese Falcon, (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, was filmed in six weeks on a low budget and was John Huston’s directorial debut.

The stylistic film is a mixture of mystery, romance, and thriller. It is mostly known for a number of memorable portrayals of corrupt, deceitful, hard-nosed villains...low-life quirky crooks ...and tough heroes, interwoven complex interactions between vividly-played characters, double-crossing intrigues and deceptions ...posturings, betrayals and materialistic greed. Everything is contained in marvelous characterizations and lines of dialogue.  -Tim Dirks: filmsite.org

Some film histories consider “The Maltese Falcon” the first film noir. It put down the foundations for that native American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames.   -Roger Ebert

Tickets are $7 each and can be puchased from the Academy of Music

Participants of book discussions will receive a free ticket.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Shadow Puppet Theater
Date:Monday, April 20, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Emily Williston Memorial Library
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Children's Events, One-Time Events
Description:

A rare bird has been stolen, and a detective has been hired to take on the case -- will you help him solve the mystery? Participants will learn to make their own shadow puppets and assemble each of the quirky characters to use in a puppet show of their own. Feeling particularly brave? Learn how a shadow puppet theater works, and put on your own unique performance for us to record and share! For ages 5 and up. This event will be at the Emily Williston Memorial Library. 

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Big Read Dance
Date:Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Eastworks
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, One-Time Events
Description:

Come learn popular dances from the 1920s at the Big Read Dance and dance the night away! Instructors from Dance Northampton will be on hand to demonstrate and teach some of the most popular dances from the 1920s. This event is being held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, MA. 

This program is preesnted by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:All Hamptons Read Committee Meeting
Date:Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Lisa Downing
Location:Watson Room
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Meeting
Description:

Planning meeting for All Hamptons Read.

Title:Forensics and Crime Scenes
Date:Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:Off Site
Categories:All Hamptons Read, One-Time Events
Description:

Cate Dollard, Northampton High School teacher, will present a program for teens and adults about forensics and crime scene investigations. This event will be held at the Lilly Library in Florence. 

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.