FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Adult Programming - Please note that all library programming will be taking place online until further notice.

30 minutes prior to every program, we will post the link to enter the program on our Facebook page.

Magic the Gathering Game Night  

Magic the Gathering Game Night

Fridays in February @ 7pm 

Join us Fridays from 7pm - 9pm on the Edgartown Library's Magic the Gathering Discord server. Meet new and old friends alike on the battlefield as we play all manner of formats and competitive levels. Players of all ages are welcome to join.

Friday February 5, 12, 19, & 26

Follow this link to join the server and start having fun.

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class

Sundays in February
@ 9am (no program on 2/21)

Certified yoga instructor Jelisa Difo leads a Sunday online class in Restorative Yoga, a practice that allows you to slow down and restore and relax your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restful poses, your muscles are allowed to release tension and welcome deep relaxation into the body and mind. No experience or flexibility required, however you will need the following props:
  • 1 bolster/firm pillow: To make a bolster, stuff a pillowcase with towels, blankets, or clothing until it is firm and packed tightly. Or use a large, firm pillow. 
  • 2 blocks: To make a block, stack hardcover books to a height of about 6-8 inches.
Sunday February 7, 14, & 28
Note: no program on February 21.

Send an email to programs@edgartownlibrary.org to register, and we'll send you a link to the class.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.
Library Book Group: Dear Edward  

Library Book Group: Dear Edward

Thursday February 25 @ 4pm

Join local author Jean Stone and library director Lisa Sherman for a lively virtual discussion on the novel Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, which The New York Times called "a surprisingly uplifting story, full of hope and dry humor, with an underlying, noncloying message about the decency of strangers."

Digital copies are available on Overdrive, or contact us to put your physical copy on hold.

Email director@edgartownlibrary.org for the Zoom link, and join the conversation!

Journey to Cuba with Alex Welles  

Journey to Cuba with Alex Welles

Thursday February 25 @ 7pm

Adventure traveler Alex Welles brings us along on his journey to Cuba. Alex has visited the tropical island nation, so small and yet so consequential to the US, twice in the last five years. Inspired to explore Cuba by the work of his grandfather, Sumner Welles (a statesman who served as its US Ambassador and as Under Secretary of State for FDR), Alex will narrate a Zoom presentation filled with breathtaking images, videos, and music. 
Highlights will include:
  • a tour of Havana’s Old City (a designated World Heritage Site)
  • the scenic Bay of Pigs (the site of the disastrous US-backed incursion of counter-revolutionaries in 1961)
  • a visit to historic San Juan Hill of "Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders" fame
  • a visit to the Hemingway House, now a museum
Let the mojitos flow… and join us by requesting the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org
Alex Welles has been to the Arctic, Annapurna, China, Tibet, Antarctica, and even Edgartown, where he is a life-long summer resident.
Library Blogs  

Library Blogs

Our staff have been getting creative and started 2 new blogs for you to follow along with.

Trash Panda's Quarantine Food Blog
Feast your eyes on Library Assistant Chris Look's many meal creations on his new food blog. Follow his alter ego, Trash Panda, as he spruces up leftovers, digs all the way to the back of his fridge and cabinets, and talks at length about how much he loves eating. Explore techniques for using what you have on hand to create tasty and fulfilling dishes at home.

Check out his blog at trashpandaepl.wordpress.com

Feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to cook with what you've got? Send Trash Panda a list of ingredients or a picture of your fridge or cupboards, and get personalized advice on creating something delicious. Email him at trashpandaepl@gmail.com with all of your food questions.

Have Library Card, Will Travel
Join Library Assistant Kerith as she looks through photo albums and recalls her adventures around the world. She'll be listing books, movies, music, and other resources that remind her of those places, and all of these materials are available to you with your CLAMS card!

Join Kerith on her travels at https://sites.google.com/view/eplblog/home



Snow Mounted Highway, oil on canvas, 25 by 30 inches. By John F. Carlson (1875-1945), American painter. From the Simpson Collection.
Edgartown Free Public Library
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