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JULY 30, 2016

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Children's Programs, at a Glance  

Children's Programs, at a Glance

Tuesday, August 2, 3 p.m. --

Summer Sports: Pickleball! Learn about this popular sport for all ages, and get an introductory lesson.

Friday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. --
Science Fun: Making Slime. Learn the basics of polymers and sink your hands into the gooey subject.

Friday, August 5, Noon on the Lawn --
Bring your lunch and enjoy the storytelling of Alaya Chadwick. 

Tuesday, August 9, 3 p.m. --
Summer Sports: Yo-yo! Watch an incredible demonstration by champion yo-yo artist Brett Ooch.

Sounds Like Summer: Tuesday Music Series Swings Into August  

Sounds Like Summer: Tuesday Music Series Swings Into August

The Edgartown Library's "Sounds Like Summer" program presents a lively series of music events on the library lawn, on Tuesday evenings through August. This week the series presents a favorite Island vocalist and band, Sabrina and the Groovers, performing for an hour at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2. It's free, and the whole family is welcome.

College Admissions Tips: <br>Free Program on Wednesday, August 3  

College Admissions Tips:
Free Program on Wednesday, August 3

Author and former Princeton professor Elizabeth Benedict started her company, Don’t Sweat the Essay, to help high school students with their college application essays. Now she advises families on the entire process.

She’ll answer your questions — and calm some of your fears — in her free lecture/Q&A, 10 Tips for Staying Sane While Applying to College, here at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3.

Exploring Lincoln's Assassination, 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4: <br>This Story Starts with a Watch  

Exploring Lincoln's Assassination, 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4:
This Story Starts with a Watch

A 19th-century gold pocket watch purchased on eBay led author Paul Mellen down a dark and twisted path to Lincoln’s assassination. Mr. Mellen will give a sneak preview of his soon-to-be-published book of nonfiction in a free program here at the library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. All are welcome.

Library Book Group: Here's Our Fall-Winter Schedule  

Library Book Group: Here's Our Fall-Winter Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is already looking beyond its summer break to a season of good reading and lively discussions this fall and winter. Beginning in September, the group will meet at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Here's the ineup of titles for the months ahead -- remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can always help you get a copy to read:

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m.:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth

Wednesday, Oct: 19, 4 p.m.:
Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.:
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.:
Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.:
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors: <br>Meet the Artists on Tuesday, August 9 <br>-- Photo Exhibit Continues Through August  

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors:
Meet the Artists on Tuesday, August 9
-- Photo Exhibit Continues Through August

Vineyard Colors was born when the team of Moira Fitzgerald and Yann Meersseman took a job in 2009 distributing newspapers in the early morning hours to retail outlets across the Island -- and discovered a world of beauty in these quiet hours of the Island day.

Through the end of August, Vineyard Colors is presenting a selection of pictures spanning the Vineyard year in an exhibit that covers the south wall of our library's new program room. We're hosting a reception in the program room from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, if you'd like to meet the artists and learn about their work. Meanwhile through July and August, you can watch the seasons unfold as the daily photos take you on a tour through the beauty of the Vineyard year.

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Custodian  

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Custodian

The Edgartown Public Library seeks a part-time custodian for a position involving 18 hours of work per week.

Please submit Town of Edgartown employment application (you'll find a downloadable application below) to Lisa Sherman, Library Director, at director@edgartownlibrary.org, or mail to Edgartown Public Library, c/o Custodian, 26 West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown, MA, 02539. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Edgartown is an equal opportunity employer.


Download pdf file: Library custodian job description
Download pdf file: Application for employment
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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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A GREY MORNING -- TRAWLERS

Oil on canvas, 25 by 30 inches, by Harry Aiken Vincent, American artist (1864-1931).
 
 
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