FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Regular Library Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

Read our February newsletter.

(To sign up for our monthly newsletter, follow this link. )

Apply here for meeting or program room space.
(For requests within 24 hours, please call the library.)

REGISTRATION OPEN for March Conflict Resolution Course  

REGISTRATION OPEN for March Conflict Resolution Course

This four-week course (certification provided) is free and open to all, and is particularly appropriate for those serving the public such as municipal workers, teachers, social workers, and others who wish to strengthen their conflict resolution skills for use on the job and in their community work. This course is provided free thanks to the Friends of the Edgartown Public Library.

If you are interested in becoming a mediator, conflict coach, financial conflict coach or group facilitator, this is a great place to get started with your learning. For a full list of dates and course descriptions, click here

To register for this free course, contact the MVMP office at 508-693-2999 or info@mvmediation.org, call the library, or follow this link.
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 to exhibit their work on the gallery wall of our Program Room, with dates available in July, August,and September of 2020. The display wall is 50 feet wide and 10 feet high, and the space has dedicated gallery viewing hours throughout the summer.

Applications may be submitted now through May 15, 2020.

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

Download pdf file: Art Exhibit Release Form
Free Community Dance Class Meets <br> Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Through March 5  

Free Community Dance Class Meets
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Through March 5

Please Note: There will be no class on Thursday, Feb. 20.

The Yard's "Making It" Program, in conjunction with the Edgartown Public Library, presents a series
of free adult community dance classes. The Yard's Director of Island Programs and Education,
Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this class, beginning with a guided
warm-up to align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and
flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement
sequences that travel across the floor and end class with a group combination that leaves space for
the dancers' own creativity. Beginners through advanced participants are welcomed, but sign-up is
suggested since space is limited.

The Trip to Italy, <br>7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26  

The Trip to Italy,
7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26

On a culinary tour of Italy, two friends (Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon) enjoy sumptuous meals and lively conversation. The film’s comedy ranges from droll to hilarious, but it’s the poignancy that is the real surprise here. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. (UK, 2014)

All adults welcome.

Popcorn Movie <br>6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3  

Popcorn Movie
6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3

A contemporary nod to the great Agatha Christie mystery movies of the past, this darkly funny joy ride of a film has a great ensemble cast led by Daniel Craig. (US, 2019)

Please call the library for film title.

All adults welcome.

Opera Club: Puccini's Turandot <br> 1 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 8  

Opera Club: Puccini's Turandot
1 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 8

Maria Guleghina is a standout as the Princess in Zeffirelli’s opulent staging of Giacomo Puccini’s final opera, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010. Marcello Giordani as Caláf, Samuel Ramey as Timur, and Marina Poplavskaya as Liú round out the excellent cast. Andris Nelsons conducts. The opera runs 2 ½ hours including intermission. All adults welcome.

Martha's Vineyard Libraries Go Fine-Free. <br> Here's What That Means:  

Martha's Vineyard Libraries Go Fine-Free.
Here's What That Means:

Starting January 1, 2020, all six Martha’s Vineyard libraries have eliminated overdue fines for
materials returned late. All past overdue fines for island patrons have been waived, allowing for
a fresh start to the new year. 

The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association believes in providing access to information
for everyone, and that eliminating overdue fines will support our core values of providing
equitable service, fostering early literacy, and maintaining free access to information.

  • No more daily late fines will be charged on overdue items at any Vineyard library
  • All existing overdue fines from all accounts were cleared on Jan. 1, giving everyone a fresh start.
  • Hundreds of patrons will have their accounts unblocked, enabling them to
    once again use library services. Libraries previously blocked accounts with overdue
    fines greater than $25.
  • No more fine-related restrictions will be placed on use of public computers or access
    to digital materials (eBooks, digital audiobooks, online databases and resources),
    even for people who had extensive late fees on their accounts.
  • CLAMS member libraries off-island support the Vineyard’s move toward fine-free
    library services, and will continue to share library items through interlibrary loan.

To learn more about this new Island initiative, please read the document immediately below.

Download pdf file: FAQ: Fine-Free on the Vineyard
Tech Time: Sign up for New Service on Tuesdays  

Tech Time: Sign up for New Service on Tuesdays

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with tech guru Chris Look on Tuesday mornings, and
upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to access e-books, audio
books, language learning software and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card,
and all for free. Sessions are offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Call the library, or fill out this form, to make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one session
with Chris, or drop in to see if there's a space.

Knitting with Cindy Bonnell <br> Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  

Knitting with Cindy Bonnell
Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This is a drop-in group, and all are welcome. This group meets in the upstairs conference room.

Library Book Group: Winter/Spring Schedule <br>~ Essays & Explorations ~  

Library Book Group: Winter/Spring Schedule
~ Essays & Explorations ~

Wed., March 25 @ 4pm: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Wed., April 29 @ 4pm: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Wed., May 27 @ 4pm: The Yellow House by Sarah Bloom

Wed., June 24 @ 4pm: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

All are welcome to join, and copies are available at the library.

Adventures in Slow Cooking  

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Our winter series of slow-cooking classes is set to continue in March:

stay tuned for details

Meanwhile, click the links below to cook favorite recipes from slow-cooking programs of previous years.

Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Zingy Lime Coleslaw
Download pdf file: Vegetarian Tikka Masala Feb. 2020
Download pdf file: German Potato Salad
Download pdf file: Mississippi Pot Roast
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: Chicken Tikka Masala Feb. 2020
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Thai Beef Curry, April 2019
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
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
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 four children (or one adult and five children) through the age of 18 to the Museum
at its new location 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. 

USS Constitution Museum in Boston: We have passes at the circulation desk that provide free
admission for a group of up to nine people.

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 has a container for recycling ink jet cartidges being
collected by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters. Working with Planet Green Recycle, the LWV
is collecting printer cartridges to be recycled (and to raise money for the League). 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.



Oil on canvas, 25.5 by 36 inches. By Peleg Franklin Brownell, 1883. From the Simpson Collection.
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