SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Library Hours

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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September newsletter.

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Apply here for meeting or program room space.

Apply here to have your art considered for exhibit at the library,
and read the library's art exhibit policy.

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Library Seeks to Fill Part-Time Positions  

Library Seeks to Fill Part-Time Positions

The Edgartown Public Library is looking to fill two part-time (18 hrs/wk), year-round, non-benefited Library
Assistant positions with positive, creative, organized, detail-oriented and tech-savvy people. Under the
general direction of the Circulation Supervisor, these positions are responsible for day-to-day library
functions. Library experience, including working knowledge of Sierra ILS, is highly desirable. Proficient
computer skills are essential. Varied work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings. $23.28/hour.

Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Human Resources
Coordinator Kim Lucas at personnel@edgartown-ma.us, or mail to Town of Edgartown, attn: Personnel, PO
Box 5158, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Full job description
and application form may be downloaded from the links directly below. Applications will be accepted until
positions are filled. The Town of Edgartown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Download pdf file: Application Form
Download pdf file: Library Assistant Job Description
September's Art Exhibit Features Work by Sarah Gail Hutcherson  

September's Art Exhibit Features Work by Sarah Gail Hutcherson

September’s art exhibit in the library’s program is "Blues Run the Game," featuring new work by artist Sarah
Gail Hutcherson.

The artist’s work features geometric and textile inspired patterns, all acrylic on wood. She paints on
repurposed wood that otherwise might be burned or thrown away. "Blues" was inspired by the artist's stay in
Northern California, surrounded by "rain, water, and beauty."

This exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 
noon to 5 p.m., and at other hours when the program room is not in use.

Library Solicits Proposals from Artists <br>For Summer Exhibits on Gallery Wall  

Library Solicits Proposals from Artists
For Summer Exhibits on Gallery Wall

The Edgartown Library is seeking artists -- painters and photographers --  to exhibit their work on the gallery
wall of our Program Room, with dates available in June, July, August,and September of 2019. The display
wall is 50 feet wide and 10 feet high, and the space has dedicated gallery viewing hours throughout the

Please follow these links for the Library's art exhibit policy and an application form.

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, 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 Art, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

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.

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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.



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26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373