MAY 22, 2019

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Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Mediation Program Offers Forum on Landlord-Tenant Issues  

Mediation Program Offers Forum on Landlord-Tenant Issues

On Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the MV Mediation Program will sponsor a panel discussion and
presentation on landlord- tenant issues, with a question and answer session to follow. Panelists include
Michael Pierce, Esq., an attorney specializing in landlord-tenant questions on Cape Cod and the Island,
Raymond Yox, Managing Attorney for the non-profit South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc., Matt
Poole, Health Agent for the Town of Edgartown, and Sara Barnes, MV Mediation Program's Lead Mediator
and Conflict Coach.

Attendees will have an opportunity to present issues for consideration. Light refreshments will be served. For
more information, call MVMP at 508-693-2999 or email info@mvmediation.org with questions.

Special Screening Presents Documentary Film <br>At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25  

Special Screening Presents Documentary Film
At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25

The documentary, Taking Root, tells the remarkable story of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees bloomed into a nationwide movement to safeguard the
environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.  After the screening, filmmakers Alan Dater and
Lisa Merton will speak 
about Maathai's Green Belt Movement. Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas will share the faith
community’s response to the climate crisis and how to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage in an age
of climate change.

Edgartown Library co-sponsors this free program with the Green Team of the First Congregational Church of
West Tisbury, the Federated Church, Grace Church, and the Polly Hill Arboretum. All are welcome.

Libraries Sponsor Genealogy Classes in May  

Libraries Sponsor Genealogy Classes in May

The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents a special three-part Family History Course on three
Mondays in May from 1 to 3 p.m. This course will be led by Dr. David Martin of the Cape Cod Genealogical
Society. The course schedule:

Part 1: Monday, May 6—West Tisbury Library
General Introduction to Genealogy: covering how to find vital records, church records, using the Internet for
research, recordkeeping, wills, land deeds, city directories, and more.

Part 2: Monday, May 13—Edgartown Library
Immigration and Migration for Genealogists: covering immigration trends to the USA, places of origin,
migration trends across the USA, passenger lists, naturalization, and more.

Part 3: Monday, May 20—Vineyard Haven Library
Using the Census for Genealogical Research: covering the different kinds of Federal censuses (population,
agricultural, manufacturing, etc.), state censuses, how to find and collect useful information for family
histories, and more.

This course is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register for the entire course or
for individual sessions by contacting Dr. David Martin at davidmartindr@aol.com or 508-527-0460.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes <br>To Tide You Over Until Next Season  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes
To Tide You Over Until Next Season

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. We plan to continue the program later this year, but meanwhile, you're invited to explore the list
below for recipes from past sessions.

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: Thai Beef Curry, April 2019
Download pdf file: Thai Peanut Sauce
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Green Curry Meatballs
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Download pdf file: Chicken Blanquette (March 2019)
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group meets at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each
month for good reading and lively discussions. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you
get a copy to read.

Our coming selections:

June 19: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston (or Vineyard Haven), please 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:

Martha's Vineyard Museum: We have four passes that can be checked out at the front desk. Each pass
admits two adults and all children through the age of 18 to the Museum, now located overlooking Lagoon
Pond in Vineyard Haven.

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.  

Mystic Aquarium: We have five passes that may be checked out for $5 off general admission for up to 4
people. And 10% off a new family or grandparent membership when you present pass.

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

Edaville Family Theme Park: Each ticket includes admission for one to Edaville Family Theme Park,
which includes access to all rides and attractions.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely also visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalog. 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.

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program <br>Supporting the League of Women Voters  

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program
Supporting the League of Women Voters

The Edgartown Library's south vestibule entrance now has a new container for recycling items being
collected by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters. Working with Planet Green Recycle, the LWV
is collecting a variety of printer cartridges and other small electronics to be recycled (and to raise money for
the League). Items being accepted here at the library include inkjet cartridges and such small electronics as
cell phones, pagers and accessories; digital cameras; gps devices and radar detectors; smart watches;
calculators; eBook readers and music devices (iPods and MP3 players); and video game devices. Just save
these items and drop them off at your next visit to the library.

Questions? Call Kristi Strahler at 508.627.6429.

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.



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