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APRIL 24, 2018

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Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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Library Seeks Proposals for Summer Art Exhibits  

Library Seeks Proposals for Summer Art Exhibits

The Edgartown Library is seeking artists -- painters and photographers --  to exhibit their work in the Program Room,
with dates available in June, July, and August. The display wall is approximately 50 feet wide and 10 feet high, and
the space has dedicated gallery viewing hours throughout the summer. 

Follow these links for the Library's art exhibit policy and for the exhibition space application form.

Don't Miss the Duo Marchand: <br>A Free Concert on Sunday Afternoon, April 29  

Don't Miss the Duo Marchand:
A Free Concert on Sunday Afternoon, April 29

You'll see this listed below as part of our weeklong celebration of Shakespeare, but we wanted to highlight this opportunity to enjoy a live concert performance here at the library at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29:

The Duo Marchand -- Marcia Young, soprano and harp, and Andrew Rutherford, lute -- brings our festival week to a musical conclusion with an  hour of songs and dances from the court of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's royal fan. A reception for the artists will follow the free performance.

Birding with Rob Culbert: Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m.  

Birding with Rob Culbert: Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m.

With spring at hand, the avian world is stirring. Robert Culbert of Nature Watch will lead
a lucky group of birding enthusiasts on a walk to one of his favorite hot spots. This program
is free, but registration is required: sign up at the library or give us a call at 508-627-4221
to register, and for meeting place information.

Will Power: A Weeklong Celebration of William Shakespeare, <br>Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29  

Will Power: A Weeklong Celebration of William Shakespeare,
Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29

We conclude our April programs at the library with a weeklong celebration of The Bard
in live performance and on film. Please note the 6:30 p.m. start time for all this week's
evening screenings.

        Opera Club: Hector Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict
        1 p.m. Sunday, April 22

Filmed live at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2016, Berlioz's opéra comique adaption of
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is envisioned through the dazzlingly creative eye
of director Laurent Pelly. The London Philharmonic is conducted by Antonello Manacorda.

        The Winter's Tale
        6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23

This production from The Royal Shakespeare Company, filmed live at the Barbican Theatre,
London, is a masterful version of Shakespeare's enduring story of jealousy, compassion
and forgiveness. Directed by Gregory Doran. (1999)

        The Winter's Tale Ballet
        6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24

The ballet is a visually stunning reimagining of Shakespeare's play by choreographer
Christopher Wheeldon for the Royal Ballet. (2015)

        A Midsummer Night's Dream
        6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a rich, immersive and darkly poetic adaptation of
Shakespeare's witty comedy. Directed by Julie Taymor. (2014)

        The Taming of the Shrew
        6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26

From Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, an intelligent, bawdy, and spirited production 
directed by Toby Frow. (2012)

        Much Ado About Nothing
        6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27

Praised by the critics as a 'blissful romp,' the RSC's production, filmed live at Stratford-upon-Avon,
boasts a delightful cast and a handsome production redolent of Downton Abbey.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe. (2014)

        Hamlet
        12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28

In this sweeping, epic production of Shakespeare's most famous play, director and star
Kenneth Branagh brings intensity, passion, and spectacle to cinema's only uncut
version of Hamlet. (1996)

        Live Concert: Duo Marchand
        3 p.m. Sunday, April 29

Duo Marchand -- Marcia Young, soprano and harp, and Andrew Rutherford, lute --
brings our festival week to a musical conclusion with an hour of songs and dances
from the court of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's royal fan. A reception for the artists
will follow the free performance.

Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, meets for good reading and lively discussions on
the third Wednesday of every month. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

May 16, 4 p.m.:
Shores Beyond Shores, by Irene Butter

June 20, 4 p.m.:
Uncommon Type: Some Stories, by Tom Hanks

 

Adventures in Slow Cooking: This Year's Series Concludes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: This Year's Series Concludes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15

Our May class in the library's slow-cooker series features a recipe for Lamb Saagwala  --
creamy, spicy, savory, and good for you. The final slow cooker demonstration in our series
is a delectable lamb and spinach Indian curry with just enough heat to keep things interesting.
Join us to learn the lamb saag technique and stay to sample the delicious result.

Registration is required for this program. Please stop in or call the library to sign up.

(Meanwhile, we invite you to download these recipes --)


Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Bolognese Sauce
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service  

Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free to all our patrons. With your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy for free and start streaming films on demand right away. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10 films per month.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

 
36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.  

36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.

The Mango language learning service is available to you, as a library patron, from any internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or at home. All you need to log in is your 13-digit library card number. The Edgartown Library also subscribes, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program designed specifically for children from birth to age six.

Planning a Visit to Boston? <br>Stop Here First for Museum Passes  

Planning a Visit to Boston?
Stop Here First for Museum Passes

On your next trip to Boston, perhaps you'd enjoy an hour or three at the Museum of Fine Arts. If this is on your itinerary, do stop at our circulation desk before heading north -- and pick up a free pass. One pass entitles two visitors admission to the museum for $10 each. That's one more great reason to visit the library. The passes are generously purchased for us by the Friends of the Edgartown Library.

As you plan your fall travels around New England, you should definitely visit this page of the CLAMS network catalogue. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove to Mystic Aquarium, from the New Bedford Whaling Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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FAIRHAVEN SCENE

Oil on Canvas, 13 by 18 inches, by American artist Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904). Painted in 1893; signed and dated on lower right.
 
 
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