Virtual Book Talks

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Author Event: The Last Queen: Elizabeth II's Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor
Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm
Meet journalist and local author, Clive Irving, as he discusses his latest book The Last Queen. This is an unusual and personal view of the reign of Elizabeth II and the fraught history of the relationship between the monarchy and the media. This is being offered in collaboration with East End Libraries with the John Jermain Memorial Library. Please register via Zoom and keep your confirmation email to join us at the time of the event.

Book Talk: The Butterfly Promise
Presented by the Quogue Library
Sunday, January 17th, 4:00-5:00.

To register go to the Quogue Library website. A confirmation email will be sent with a link to log in.

The Butterfly Promise is an intimate and reflective memoir about grief, family bonds and everlasting love. Through the author’s authentic voice of treasured memories and self-discovery, she reveals the vulnerability of taking a journey we all must take when a loved one passes. It’s an inspirational tale examining spiritual beliefs, faith in promises and about the power to believe in loving bonds that may hold true forever.

Friday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
Author and Gatsby scholar Richard Webb, Jr., will discuss his book, Boats Against the Current: the Honeymoon of Scott and Zelda; his related award-winning documentary Gatsby in Connecticut of which he was Executive Producer; and the origins of the iconic novel The Great Gatsby. This is an East End Libraries Event, with Westhampton Free Library.

East End Libraries Present: Meet the Author of Sapphire Stars
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00-8:00 pm Via Zoom

Returning local author Christie Leigh Babirad will be back to talk with everyone about her debut poetry book, Sapphire Stars, via Zoom. Comprising 170 poems and 48 personal photos, this collection is for the romantics and those who believe our lives are meant to be extraordinary and filled with a unique and grand purpose. To register in advance, email Christie at for the Zoom link and password.

East End Libraries Present: Meet the Author of In-Transit Passenger: Making the Journey Matter
Tuesday, February 23; 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom

Join local author Robert Babirad, via Zoom, for a talk about his new travel memoir, In-Transit Passenger: Making the Journey Matter. Can mindfully rediscovering the journeys of the past lead to a new beginning? To register in advance, email Robert at for the Zoom link and password.