Friends of the Hampton Library

The Literary Series of the Season: Fridays at Five

FFlogoThe Friends of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton sponsor an annual author event known as Fridays at Five.  Fridays at Five is a long time tradition for the Library and “The Hamptons.” For over 30 years, the Library has hosted a variety of well known authors on Fridays in July and August.  The event is held in the beautifully landscaped yard of the Library

The evening begins with wine and hors d' oeuvres prepared by the Friends of the Hampton Library. The Author speaks, answers a few questions and then attendees have an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed.  All of the money collected including the price of admission and the sale of the books goes directly to The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

Fridays at Five 2020 Schedule

We hope that this enticing mix of Hollywood memoir, cooking how-to, in-depth agricultural journalism, and murder/thriller writing has you looking forward to mixing your Friday-at-Five cocktail (Watch this space for the upcoming recipe) and tuning in to the library’s YouTube Channel each Friday at Five! A happy upside of this year’s virtual format is that each author will remain ‘live’ on the library’s website through the following Sunday at midnight. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you in July.

About the Friends

Friends of the Library

Established in 1987, The Friends of the Hampton Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization that supports and promotes the Hampton Library. The Friends raise funds to pay for resources and materials not covered by the Library’s budget. In the past money raised has funded the Children's Summer Reading Program; transportation, books and uniforms for our teen's competing in the Suffolk County Battle of the Books; and pilot programs like our circulating museum pass collection. Most recently, the Friends money has been used to replace the Hampton Library outdoor sound system and purchase ear set micophones.

Friends of the Library

Our most popular fundraiser, Fridays at Five, is the literary event of the Summer. In the past we have also hosted a variety of summer parties from barn dances to cocktails and even a party inviting you to stay home.

The Friends of the Library typically meet the second Wednesday of the Month at 4:00 pm at the Library. If you wish to join the Friends, please email and include your name and contact information. A member of the friends committee will reach out to you.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie

The Fridays at Five Venue

President's Message

Do you like Political Assignations? Dystopia? Espionage? Local Intrigue? Elvis? Show Tunes? If so, you will love this summer’s lineup of Fridays at Five speakers. You will find information about the authors and their books in here and in the library's newsletter. I hope that you will attend as many talks as possible. This fund raising effort by the Friends of the Hampton Library will allow us to continue to give money to the library in support of children’s programming, museum passes and much much more.

With thanks,
Judy Williams, President
Friends of the Hampton Library

Friends Program Calendar

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