Friends of the Library present the Literary Series of the Season


The 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.Fridays at Five

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. Last year the money raised from this event was used to purchase and install automatic openers on the front entrance for handicap accessibility.


$25.00 per Lecture or 8 Lectures for $175.00

NOTE:  Tickets and Season passes can only be purchased the day of the lecture at the gate. Gates open at 4:30 pm. Lecture begins promptly at 5:00 pm. In cases of inclement weather, Fridays at Five will take place in the Library's program room. Seating will be limited to the first 160 guests in line at the gate. Season passes do not guarantee admission to this event if the event must be held in doors. Seating is first come, first seated.


Fridays at Five: July 28, 2017 with Colson [...]

Colson WhiteheadFridays at Five featuring Colson Whitehead, 
author of The Underground Railroad

Friday, July 28 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

Colson Whitehead is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad, in this highly acclaimed book he continues his inquiry into race mythology and history in America.

Fridays at Five: July 21, 2017 with Blanch Wiesen [...]

Blanche & EleanorFridays at Five featuring Blanche Wiesen Cook,
author of Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Friday, July 21 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

A distinguished professor at John Jay College in New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook has written the third and final volume in a series about Eleanor Roosevelt. This book transcends both first-lady history and her marriage to FDR.

Fridays at Five: July 14, 2017 with Kate Siegel & [...]

Kate & momFridays at Five featuring Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?
with her "Crazy Jewish Mom", Kim Friedman

Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 4:30 pm)
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

 Kate Siegel’s humorous essay collection is based on the wildly popular Instagram account, @CrazyJewishMom. This collection describes life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom.” Kim Friedman is an Emmy-nominated director of prime time television. She has recently moved to the East Coast from California in order to more effectively nag her daughter.

Fridays at Five: July 7, 2017 with Author Jay [...]


Fridays at Five with Jay McInerney, author of Bright, Precious Days
Friday, July 7 at 5:00 pm
Gates open at 4:30 pm
Admission: $25 or $175 for an 8-lecture season pass

Successfully straddling genres, Jay McInerney writes !ction and non!ction books, magazine articles and wine columns. Favorably compared to that of F. Scott Fitzgerald and J.D. Salinger, he has been described as the “voice of a generation.”

Fridays at Five is hosted by the Friends of the Hampton Library. Money raised by the Friends supports Library programs and services. 
The 2017 Fridays at Five Lecture series is underwritten by Saunders: A Higher Form of Realty


July 28: Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead
July 28 - Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad, in this highly acclaimed book continues his inquiry into race mythology and history in America. Photo credit: Madeline Whitehead



August 4: Kati Marton

Kati Marton
August 4 - Kati Marton
A Hungarian-American author and journalist, Kati Marton’s recent book is a real-life spy thriller about the double life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and his family, all in a quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong. Photo credit: Billy Bustamante



August 11: Ina Garten with Rob Marshall

Ina Garten with Rob Marshall
August 11 - Ina Garten with Rob Marshall
#1 New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten’s recipes are trusted by millions of home cooks. Rob Marshall’s films have been honored with 26 Academy Award nominations and have won nine. On Broadway, he is a 6-time Tony Award nominee for directing Cabaret and Damn Yankees, among others. Rob Marshall Photo credit: Miller Moby.



August 18: Marshall Watson

Marshall Watson
August 18 - Marshall Watson
The Art Of Excellence: Classic Interiors
New York-based and internationally recognized interior designer Marshall Watson is best-known for creating classic, elegant interiors for clients that span the globe.



2017 Fridays at Five Schedule

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