On Saturday, February 2, in the East Hampton Library’s “Baldwin Family Lecture Room,” many learned about East Hampton’s own Goodwife “Goody” Garlick who was, decades before the famed witchcraft trials in Salem, accused of, among many other things, causing the death of the daughter of the prominent Lion Gardiner. Anthropologist Loretta Orion, Ph.D. with Hugh King, Catherine Tremblay, and Aimee Webb, told the story in “It Were As Well to Please The Devil as Anger Him: Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton,” published by the East Hampton Library. King and Webb spoke, and the library’s Head of the Long Island Collection, Gina Piastuck, announced that proceeds from the event would benefit the Collection.
The Mattituck-Laurel Library will screen “On the Basis of Sex,” which depicts Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s struggle for equal rights for women and early career cases, on Friday, April 19, at 1:30 PM. The event is free.