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Author Talk with Ann Sandford

Reluctant ReformerAuthor Talk with Ann Sandford
Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am

Ann Sandford will bring to life the untold story of her distant cousin, Nathan Sanford, who is revealed in her latest book, Reluctant Reformer, as an ambitious, pragmatic lawyer and politician who contributed to the expansion of democratic rights and responsive government in post-revolutionary America.

As a lawyer, Sanford contributed to modern property law. In the Senate, he dealt with central banking, struggled against slavery, and supportedpopular voting for presidential electors. At the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821, he fought for universal manhood suffrage. Rising quickly to prominence as the federal attorney appointed by President Jefferson to serve New York State, Sanford navigated a career among Republican factional leaders—DeWitt Clinton, Aaron Burr, and Martin Van Buren—first in New York City, then in the state, and then the nation. In 1824, he ran for vice president on the ticket with Henry Clay. Facing decisions about whom to trust with a militia’s gun and a citizen’s vote, Sanford could shift from his principles toward political compromise, as in restricting black male suffrage and in the removal of Indians from their ancestral lands.

Period snacks and refreshments will be served.

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLKThe Library will be CLOSED 
on 
Monday, January 15, 2018
in observance of

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

 from https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

Holiday Open House

holiday
openhouseEnjoy cookies and cider with your friends and neighbors at our annual open house. Listen to cozy winter tales while we wait for the Lions Club to escort Santa from the North Pole. We will light our holiday tree after caroling and enjoying music played by the Bridgehampton School Band. Mark your calendars for one of the most festive events of the holiday season!

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