NOVEMBER 27, 2020

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 November @ 
7pm (no program on 11/27)

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 November 6, 13, and 20.
Note: no program on November 27.

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

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class

Sundays in November
@ 9am (no program on 11/8)

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

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.

Music and More from Down Under and Beyond  

Music and More from Down Under and Beyond

On Wednesday, November 11th, the Edgartown Library hosted a program with didgeridoo virtuoso Rob Thomas. Enjoy as he takes us on a mesmerizing journey of sight, sound, and 
imagination. To view the recording of this performance, click here.

Book Group  

Book Group

Wednesday, November 25 @ 11am

Join local author Jean Stone and library director Lisa Sherman for a lively virtual discussion on the novel While I Was Gone by Sue Miller, which The New York Times described as "Riveting . . . While I Was Gone [celebrates] what is impulsive in human nature.”

Digital copies are available 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!
Movie in Focus:  Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

After the Storm (Japan, 2016)
Monday, November 30 @ 11a

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. You’ll have time to watch the film at least once before we meet. Bring your impressions and opinions. Virginia Munro will choose the films and facilitate the group.

A master of the family drama, Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-Eda's films are so quiet and subtle that only until you are deeply into it do you realize he’s taking you through an emotional minefield. The story of a divorced gambling addict named Ryota (the brilliant Hiroshi Abe) who slowly confronts the fact that he’s becoming the deadbeat dad his father was, After the Storm is one of Kore-Eda’s finest efforts. And like all of his films, it is humanistic, sensitive, and full of the staggering simplicity of everyday life.

This movie is available to stream for free on Kanopy and Hoopla.

To join the discussion, email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for the link.
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



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Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373