AUGUST 24, 2016

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Children's Programs, at a Glance  

Children's Programs, at a Glance

Friday, August 26, 10:30 a.m. --
Science Fun: Paper Airplanes. Distance, accuracy and time in the air are the goals -- create your own airplanes and watch them fly.

Friday, August 26, Noon on the Lawn --
Bring your lunch and enjoy a reading by children's author Rick Felty.

Monday, August 29, 2:30 p.m. --
Watch a favorite movie on the big screen in the library's program room.

Tuesday, August 30, 3 p.m. --
Summer Sports: Juggling! Trevor the Juggler will amaze you as he demonstrates the art of keeping everything in the air.

Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 p.m. --
Summer Sports: Pickle Ball! Learn about this popular sport for all ages, and get a lesson. (Gather at the back of the town recreation area, if the weather permits. If it's stormy, we'll show a movie at the library.)

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m. --
Join in a Mario Kart racing competition on the Wii machine and the big screen in our program room. May the best young driver win.

Friday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m. --
Take part in the library's second Rock Out event, collecting rocks from the library lawn until noon, when we'll thank everyone with free hot dogs and ice cream. (Rain date for this event is Saturday, Sept. 3.)

Saturday, Sept. 3 --
We'll hold our Rock Out event at 10:30 a.m. today if it was rained out on Friday -- or we'll show a movie at 2:30 p.m. on the big screen.

Sounds Like Summer: <br>Music Series Continues with Good Night Louise <br>On Tuesday, August 23  

Sounds Like Summer:
Music Series Continues with Good Night Louise
On Tuesday, August 23

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 the popular band, Good Night Louise, performing for an hour at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. It's free, and the whole family is welcome.

Our summer series concludes with an Island favorite, The Grateful Dread, on August 30.

Cold War Film Series <br>Continues on August 24  

Cold War Film Series
Continues on August 24

The Edgartown Library continues its Cold War film series, "Come Into the Cold," with a free 7 p.m. screening on Wednesday, August 24. This 1985 film, a true-life thriller from legendary director John Schlesinger, stars a young Sean Penn at the beginning of his career.

All adults are welcome.
5K on Labor Day: <br>USATF-Sanctioned Run/Walk to the Library  

5K on Labor Day:
USATF-Sanctioned Run/Walk to the Library

The Friends of the Edgartown Library have announced plans for their fourth annual Pennywise Path 5K Run/Walk to the Library. This USATF-sanctioned event, held on Labor Day, is set for Monday, Sept. 5.

Runners will gather beginning at 8 a.m. at the library and be shuttled by bus to the start on Pennywise Path, which runs parallel to the Vineyard Haven Road. The route winds along the path, connecting with the bike path for the last mile through town to the library.

You can pick up registration forms at the library, or follow this link to register online.

Senior Center Offers iPad Class at the Library <br>On Wednesday, August 31  

Senior Center Offers iPad Class at the Library
On Wednesday, August 31

The Edgartown Council on Aging will offer a free one-hour workshop, Your Amazing iPad, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, at the Edgartown Public Library.

Leading the session will be Kathy Lavieri, a technology trainer with more than 20 years of experience working with adults. To sign up for her program, call the Council on Aging at 508-627-4368.

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors: <br>Photo Exhibit Continues Through August  

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors:
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 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
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

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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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The Road to Winter. Oil on canvas, 18 by 22 inches. By Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965), American painter. From the Simpson Collection. -- Redfield is known for starting the "New Hope" school of painting in Pennsylvania.
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