Bridgehampton Notes

Austen, a Movie, Poetry
On the occasion of the writer Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday, Joan Baum will be the guest of the Hampton Library for a talk about Austen’s legacy on Saturday at 2 p.m. Snacks of a dainty sort and other refreshments will be served.

On Monday at 7 p.m., the library will host a screening organized by the Take 2 Documentary Film Festival of “Long May You Shine,” a 2010 film about the restoration of the Long Beach Bar Lighthouse at Orient, which was burned in 1963. The lighthouse, which was known as the Bug Light because of its squat shape at high tide, was rebuilt by volunteers and reopened in 1990.

The Body Electric poetry group will next meet at the library on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Among the poets that members consider are Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, and Marianne Moore, whose work they treat like fine cuisine, according to the library. All will be welcomed.

Garden Books Reviewed
A Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons garden and landscape book review session will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the library on the ground level of the Community House. Carolyn Gemake will moderate the discussion of three recent titles.

On Nature's Therapy
Aiyana Smith of the Shinnecock Nation will speak during the Sunday morning service at the Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse. Ms. Smith is a certified social worker who specializes in nature-based therapy. The service will begin at 10:30.