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The Geocache Hunt is Back!

John Jermain Historical and Cutlural Distriict Geocache Hunt Flyer

The Sag Harbor Historic and Cultural District Geocache Hunt is now fully operational again. During our move back to 201 Main Street, a couple of our geocaches went AWOL, and with all the work to get settled into our new digs, we didn’t have time to get the program up and running again. But now it it’s back. All six caches are refurbished and ready for you to find. Find all six, and you’ll get a personalized completion certificate. Stop into the library for a special “passport” on which you can record your finds, and an instruction sheet that has all the information you’ll need to get going.

For those of you who don’t know what geocaching is, we’ve included an explanation below.

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Important Note:

The library’s geocaches are registered on  http://opencaching.us  You must create a free account at this site in order to download the coordinates of the geocaches and play our game. Due to some technical issues, only two of our six caches are listed on the popular geocaching.com website. But dont’ worry, opencaching.us is fully functional, and the only way to find all our caches.

 

Geocaching, and the John Jermain Geocache Hunt Explained

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices [e.g., smartphones]. Participants use an app on their phones to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Our hunt adds an additional twist.

Six geocaches are hidden around Sag Harbor. Each one relates to a member organization of the Sag Harbor Cultural District, all of which have cultural or historic significance for Sag Harbor. (We’re not telling which organizations. It’s part of your job to figure that out.) To join in the hunt, stop into the library and pick up a free “passport.”  Then go hunt for the geocaches. Each cache contains a unique rubber stamp. Use the stamp on your passport…then go find another cache. When you’ve found all six caches, bring your passport back to the library and you will receive a certificate of completion.

As mentioned above, all of the geocaches are registered on the geocaching website: http://opencaching.us. This site is a treasure-trove of information on how geocaching works. You’ll need to register in order to get access to the information about our geocaches that is stored there, but both registration, and the app for your smartphone that will lead you to the caches, are free. You’ll find a list of geocaching apps that work with various types of smartphones below. If you don’t own a smartphone but want to play, the library has two dedicated GPS navigation devices that it will loan to library card holders.

Confused? Help is also available from Eric Cohen, Kathleen Comber or Mireille Stürmann at the library. Call 631-725-0049 or send an email to jjlib@johnjermain.org.

Geocaching Apps for Your Smartphone

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Geocaching International Film Festival at JJML

Join us at the John Jermain Memorial Library on Sunday, November 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., for our 2nd annual showing of the Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) winning films. This year 16 films were selected for their creativity, production quality, and contribution to the global geocaching community.  A discussion and voting for best film will follow. Popcorn will be served.

Don’t know about geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Visit htpp://geocaching.com to learn more. The film festival and discussion that follow are a great way to find out about about this game, which is suitable for, and actively played by all people of all ages and nationalities.

Here’s a list of the winning films and filmmakers:

  • 5 Lesser-Known Souvenirs | Skimbosh
  • A Cacher’s Worst Nightmare | gasgoose
  • A Life of a ‘Change’ | cth-ulhu & DidaAnastasi
  • Do you know GEOCACHING? | moramora1
  • Geocaching, Orchestrated | Stingrayabbray
  • Geo-Medics! | 4 boys explore
  • It’s not about the numbers | Lifechooser
  • No Hints | DFurt
  • NYC Caching: Muggle Madness! | LinedUpLikeLemmings
  • Spitting the Dummy | Seemyshell
  • That’s Not Trash | DNF Hound
  • The DNF Squad | TheWanglers
  • The FTF-Hunter | treasurehuntergd
  • Traditional’s Experiences | NaxoMenX
  • Trinket or Treasure? | cache4kings
  • When I Geocache | MohnschnitteFortunen

** Geocachers: Watch all 16 films and you’ll be eligible for the GIFF 2016 souvenir **giff_ticket2_2016-fw

Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Film will be followed by open discussion and voting for best film.
Popcorn will be served!
Recommended for all ages.


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Bay Street Theater Panel Discussion of Lyme and tick-borne diseases

Learn about the latest advances in the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases at this free event at Bay Street Theater Saturday, August 20th, 1pm – 3 pm. https://www.southamptonhospital.org/calendar/events/eventdetail.aspx?Id=15533&vt=0&sd=8/20/2016


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We’re Moving!

The Library will be closed from Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 23, 2016

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The move has started – 9:00 A.M., July 11, 2016.

During that time We’ll move back to 201 Main Street. This means that all summer programs are subject to change. For late-breaking news about events and programs and information about our Grand Opening plans look for announcements on:

But There’s No Such Thing As Closed!

Our doors will be shut for a couple of weeks,  but the following services are free to JJML cardholders 24/7:


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Long Island Reads: One Island, One Book – Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 pm

leavingtimeThis annual event brings together libraries and readers across Long Island. This year’s selection, Leaving Time by Long Island native Jodi Picoult, is a winner! A unique blend of mystery and the supernatural, the novel draws parallels between human and elephant emotions and behaviors. Join us for a lively discussion of the book and viewing of excerpts from a documentary film on elephants. Refreshments will be served.
Free. Pre-registration required. Limit 18 people.