No that’s not what this article is about, but that’d be a hell of a story right? That’s called clickbait, pretty much the opposite of what the Amagansett Library is looking for as a celebration of its 100th anniversary.
We’ve all heard our fair share of tall tales from the East End, some legendary and about to star Matt Damon, and others…well let’s just say they’re told over a few mudslides and quickly fade into the legends of yesteryear. Regardless if your story is of true heroism out at sea, your version of the Montauk Project, surfing in a blizzard, or even this…
yeah…that…well the Amagansett Library wants to hear them all.
To celebrate its Centennial, the library’s Oral Historian Kara Westerman is looking for tales big and small. Modeled after StoryCorps (basically the NPR based recordings stored in the Library of Congress to log American life as told from us, the people), the library aims to just start a conversation between long time East Enders, and capture the true spirit of what life was like to the folk that call this place home.
For more information, check out this story by our friends at the East End Beacon, and or contact Kara Westerman to learn more. And no, she does not need to hear your mudslide story. Unless you caught what’s in the image above. Then the stage is yours.