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JANUARY 16, 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 January @ 7pm (Note: no program on 1/1)

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 January 8, 15, 22, & 29
Note: no program on January 1

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

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class


Sundays in January
@ 9am (no program on 1/31)

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 January 3, 10,17, & 24
Note: no program on January 31.

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  

Library Book Group

Thursday January 21 @ 4pm

Join local author Jean Stone and library director Lisa Sherman for a lively virtual discussion on the novel that's currently on every Best Books of 2020 list, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Digital copies are instantly available during the month of January through Libby/Overdrive, or contact us to put your physical copy on hold.

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

Chef Look Cooks  

Chef Look Cooks


Thursday January 21 @ 5pm

Our monthly cooking series continues with chef Christopher Look creating delicious dishes live from his own kitchen. A professional chef for almost twenty years, Chris is one of the most imaginative cooks we know, and his affable personality makes him a natural teacher. Get a preview of Chris’s style on his library cooking blog Trash Panda.

January kicks off soup season and Chris has something really special this month - chowdah! And, true to form, this recipe is unlike any you’ve had before. We'll learn how to make an amazing mix to steam the quahogs in. We’ll also learn about fond (French for “base” or “foundation”) and layering flavors to create a perfect soup. Emphasis will be on the timing - when to add things to the pot - and on good temperature control. Join us and learn how to make, in Chris’s words, “ the most delicious thing in existence.”

Join the fun and request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.
Music in the Evening: Jazz Guitarist Joel Harrison  

Music in the Evening: Jazz Guitarist Joel Harrison


Friday January 22 @ 7pm

An evening of solo guitar with the elegant jazz stylings of Joel Harrison. Joel will play standards from the American songbook and throw in a few surprises. Join us for this live stream, from his living room to yours.

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

Force Majeure (Sweden, 2014)
Monday January 25 @ 11am

Until the day comes when we can enjoy films together again on the library’s big screen, we’re hosting a monthly virtual film group. View our movie of the month (free on Kanopy or Hoopla) and we’ll meet to discuss it via Zoom. Bring your impressions and opinions. Virginia Munro will choose the films and facilitate the group.

Set in the majestic French Alps, director Ruben Ostlund's Force Majeure (Sweden, 2014) is a subtle film that teeters between drama and dark comedy as it probes the tensions in a marriage over a week-long skiing holiday. The film is available to stream for free on Kanopy

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org
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

 

FALL, CAPE COD

Watercolor, 14.5 by 21.5 inches, circa 1925, by Dodge MacKnight. From the Simpson Collection. -- This scene was probably painted near Sandwich.
 
 
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Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373