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NOVEMBER 20, 2018


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Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21  

Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21

The library's series of documentaries continues at 7 p.m. on  Wednesday, Nov. 21, with Mommy Dead and Dearest,
a twisted and twisty documentary about a high-profile murder case that is as unsettling as it is
absorbing. Directed by Erin Lee Carr. (US, 2017)

This film series is for adults.

Special Screening on Saturday, Nov. 24: <br>The Opera House, at 2 p.m.  

Special Screening on Saturday, Nov. 24:
The Opera House, at 2 p.m.

A new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a
remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for
New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, the film
chronicles the creation of the Met's Lincoln Center home of the last fifty years.

Featured prominently are famed soprano Leontyne Price, whose performance in Barber's
Antony and Cleopatra opened the Met's Lincoln Center Opera House in 1966; Rudolph Bing,
the Met's autocratic general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the
new one; Robert Moses, the ambitious city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to
make way for Lincoln Center; Wallace K. Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was
never realized.

This program is for adults.

Opera Club's Monthly Screening Presents <br>Lucia di Lammermoor, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25  

Opera Club's Monthly Screening Presents
Lucia di Lammermoor, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Soprano Anna Netrebko adds Donizetti's tragic heroine to her growing list of Met triumphs in this
production set in the 19th century. The sensational tenor Piotr Beczala is her lover, Edgardo, and
Mariusz Kwiecien is Lucia's brother, whose brutal authority forces her to marry for the sake of the
family fortunes. Marco Armiliato leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra through the magnificent
score, and Mary Zimmerman directs this "Live from the Met" production from 2009. The opera runs
three hours, including intermission.

All adults are welcome.
Library Offers Hoopla Digital Service  

Library Offers Hoopla Digital Service

The Edgartown Library now offers our patrons hoopla, a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy
movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even
on your TV.

There's no waiting: Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get started,
just follow the hoopla link.

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston, do stop at our circulation desk before heading out -- and pick up discount
passes to any museums you'd like to visit. The terms of the discounts are as follows:

Boston Museum of Science: Daily passes allow up to 4 people per day to visit the Museum's main Exhibit Halls for $10 per person.

Boston Children's Museum: Daily passes allow up to 4 people in at half price ($8.50).
New England Aquarium: Daily coupons, valid September 5 to June 30, admit up to 4 people at $10 per person.

Cape Cod Museum of Art: 1 pass for free adult gallery admission. Not valid for special events or
program admissions. Valid through 2020.

Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

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

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Interested in Learning Guitar? <br>Check Out an Instrument from the Library  

Interested in Learning Guitar?
Check Out an Instrument from the Library

If you’re interested in learning to play the guitar, we have a new program for you – guitars here at the library
that you can check out just like books. (Well, almost like books – there’s a bit more paperwork involved.)
Current CLAMS cardholders in good standing may check out an instrument for two weeks. Borrowers under
16 must have a parent or guardian present to check out an instrument. Visit the library’s front desk
for more information.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy

Our May class in the library's slow-cooker series featured a recipe for Lamb Saagwala  --
which we have now posted in this space.
The series will resume in January. Meanwhile, we invite you to download these delicious 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)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 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.

 

ILLUSTRATION BY DONALD CARRICK

Illustration from the book, The Wednesday Surprise, by Edgartown artist Donald Carrick (1929-1989). Watercolor on paper, 9 by 18.5 inches.
 
 
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