APRIL 21, 2015

Library Hours

NOTICE: The library will be closed Monday, April 20,
in observance of Patriots Day.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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New Film Series Opens  

New Film Series Opens

On four Tuesday evenings this April and May, we'll be screening four films about the fourth estate, in a mini-series entitled "Meet the Press."

Our free series opens at 7 p.m. on April 21 with an Oscar-winning satire that has never been more timely. With flawless performances and an ambitious screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, it's directed by Sidney Lumet.

Please note, this series of films is for adults. 

Opera Club Meets Sunday, April 26  

Opera Club Meets Sunday, April 26

Opera lovers unite! The Edgartown Library's Opera Club is meeting Sunday afternoon, April 26, for a special matinee movie on the big screen in our Children's Room. 
This month's program is a screening of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. The Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous producion of Puccini's exciting and majestic final opera is conducted by James Levine, starring Eva Marton in the title role and Placido Domingo as Calaf.
Please note, this program is for adults.
Slow Cooking Class Sails Into Spring  

Slow Cooking Class Sails Into Spring

Our slow-cooking class, begun in the depths of winter, held its first spring session on March 26 with instructions for preparing Dakjjim, a sweet and savory chicken dish from Korea. (You can click below to download your copy of the recipe.)
This free crockpot cooking demonstration program continues on Thursday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., teaching the easy way to prepare delicious world cuisine. Featured in our April program is a delicious chicken tortilla soup, adapted for the crock pot. It's a sure hit for a Cinco de Mayo party, and easy enough for a midweek supper.
Space is limited for this adult program, so please call the library to register.

Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Indian Curry
Download pdf file: February's recipe for Beef Bourguignon
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Dakjjim
Poetry Reading Set for April 22  

Poetry Reading Set for April 22

April is Poetry Month, and the Edgartown Library is celebrating with a special free program on Wednesday evening, April 22: a reading by two Island favorites, poet-laureates Steve Ewing and Rachel Baird.

The words -- wise, witty, and beautiful -- begin to flow at 6:30 p.m.; a reception will follow.

Please note, this is a program for adults. 

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!  

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!

Muralist Margot Datz has created art in many of the Vineyard’s public spaces. After months of heartfelt preparation by Ms. Datz, a moveable mural project now adorns the entrance hall of our 1904 Carnegie library, providing a transformative experience as you enter the library.
You may notice that many of the book spines have lettering. These books bear titles requested by library supporters who have made a gift of $100 or more to the library’s Above and Beyond Fund, which is administered by the library trustees. The Above and Beyond Fund was established to fund exciting “wow” items for the new Edgartown Library.
To learn more, contact library director, Jill Dugas Hughes; director@edgartownlibrary.org or 508-627-4221.
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.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

Create a User Name in CLAMS  

Create a User Name in CLAMS


The CLAMS library network has introduced a new online feature that makes it much more like the experience you're used to on other Internet sites. Instead of having to log in with your 13-digit library card number, you now have the option of creating a simple user name that will take you into your account.

Download Music FREE  

Download Music FREE

Use Freegal to download 3 free songs per week.

You can sign in here with your Edgartown library card number and PIN. Once signed in, you can select and download 3 free songs each week in the MP3 format.
 With this service you can also stream music free for up to three hours each day.


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Click to See Your Town Government at Work  

Click to See Your Town Government at Work

All year 'round, Edgartown Town Hall is a bustling center of civic activity, with important decisions being made at public meetings almost every day. Now, we're happy to report, there's an easy way to check in and find out what's on the agendas of every Edgartown board and committee.

Just visit this handy link and you'll be whisked to the page of Edgartown's excellent municipal website where all meeting agendas are posted. You might be surprised at all the work that's going on -- and you might find a reason to become more involved in the decisions that shape the future of our town.

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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Click here to learn about the campaign to build the new Edgartown Public Library.


Just click the random image above to begin exploring our recent library acquisitions. Each one has a link where you can reserve the item.


Pastel on paper, 7 by 11 inches, by American artist Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Signed and dated lower right: "D.W. Tryon/1924"
Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 11-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 11-8, Thursday through Saturday 11-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373