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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019


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September Exhibit Features Art by Richard Limber  

September Exhibit Features Art by Richard Limber

Our September art exhibit in the Library program room features the work of artist
Richard Limber. He writes: "
Most of my output is a reaction to something – a face, a body
that is in front of me, or an image in a newspaper. Another source of material has been stills
from experimental movies from the fifties and sixties. At times I combine these pictures with
doors and structures to create a theatrical construction with a political edge. These methods
of working are an effort to be maximally engaged when creating, with the hopes of drawing
the future viewer with a dramatic image that isn't afraid of telling a difficult story."

International Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18  

International Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18

Our summer film series, "Big World, Big Screen," continues on Sept. 11 with VazanteStarkly
beautiful and with a compelling narrative, this historical drama of 19th-century Brazil has a
contemporary resonance. Directed by Daniela Thomas. (Brazil, 2017)

This film series is for adults.

Opera Club Presents Verdi's Giovanna D'Arco <br>At 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22  

Opera Club Presents Verdi's Giovanna D'Arco
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22

An early effort from Giuseppe Verdi, "Giovanna D'Arco" clearly points out the greatness
that was to come. Based on the Schiller tragedy "The Maid of Orleans," Verdi and his
librettist, Solera, depart from both the play and historical fact by turning Joan's father into
the opera's powerful antagonist. The opera is still a favorite in Italy, admired for its
emotionally affecting arias and exciting choral writing. 


This production from the Teatro Regio di Parma stars Svetla Vassileva in the title role,
Evan Bowers as Carlo VII, and Renato Bruson as Giacomo. Bruno Bartoletti conducts.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles, the opera runs 2 ½ hours, including intermission. 

All adults are welcome.
Author Lydia Slaby Gives Talk on Her Book, <br>  

Author Lydia Slaby Gives Talk on Her Book,
"Wait, It Gets Worse," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy:
three private school degrees; a successful husband; a high-paying job as an attorney --
but under the surface her life was in free-fall. When she made a doctor's appointment to
talk about the toll of stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma.

As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her
own worth. With a voice that is wise, irreverent, and filled with sharp humor, Wait, It Gets Worse
is a story about following all the rules only to learn the hard way that control is an illusion,
and love will save your life. 

Join us for an author talk like no other, and meet this remarkable woman.
Her book will be available for purchase.

Library Partners with League of Voters <br>For Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24  

Library Partners with League of Voters
For Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24

If you've recently moved, turned 18 or changed your name, you might need to update your
voter registration. The Edgartown Library is partnering with the Vineyard chapter of the
League of Women Voters as a part of the National Voter Registration Day effort on Tuesday,
Sept. 24. Volunteers from the League will be set up at a table near the library entrance,
ready to help you ensure your right to vote and take part in the democratic process.

Island Artists Celebrate the Wonder of Birds <br>In Sept. 28 Program  

Island Artists Celebrate the Wonder of Birds
In Sept. 28 Program

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, the Edgartown Library will present a unique program, "Out of the Blue,"
in which Island poet Warren Woessner, photographer Lanny McDowell and pianist David Stanwood
will join to present a multimedia program exploring the wonder of our Island birds. This program will
run for about 90 minutes, including time to meet the artists. All adults are welcome.

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule  

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule

~ Essays & Explorations ~

Wed., Sept. 25 @ 4pm: The Beautiful No, And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation by Sheri Salata

Wed., Oct. 30 @ 4pm: All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr

Wed., Nov. 27 @ 4pm: The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

Wed., Dec. 18 @ 4pm: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Wed., Jan. 29 @ 4pm: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolento

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

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes <br>To Tide You Over Until Next Season  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes
To Tide You Over Until Next Season

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. We plan to continue the program later this year, but meanwhile, you're invited to explore the list
below for recipes from past sessions.


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: Thai Beef Curry, April 2019
Download pdf file: Thai Peanut Sauce
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Green Curry Meatballs
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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's south vestibule entrance now has a new container for recycling items being
collected by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters. Working with Planet Green Recycle, the LWV
is collecting a variety of printer cartridges and other small electronics to be recycled (and to raise money for
the League). Items being accepted here at the library include inkjet cartridges and such small electronics as
cell phones, pagers and accessories; digital cameras; gps devices and radar detectors; smart watches;
calculators; eBook readers and music devices (iPods and MP3 players); and video game devices. 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.

 

IN LATE AUTUMN

Oil on Canvas, 20 by 27 inches, by American artist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). Stretcher bears title and frame is dated 1925.
 
 
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