JANUARY 19, 2019
Children's Room Events

Cindy Bonnell leads an introduction to knitting.

Weekly Events for Kids in January

Story Hours
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Story Time 
Join Elyce to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared toward preschoolers,
but all are welcome.  January's theme is Meet Me at the Circus! Come listen to stories about the circus
and snack on popcorn.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories 
Here's a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We'll share silly stories that encourage play and movement.  

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group
Come use our collection of fingerpaints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art. 
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Radio Games
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is an after-school program created to engage
middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate effectively. The goal is to foster courage,
imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality. All middle schoolers are welcome to join!

Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. -- After School Crafts  
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in. 
For ages 9 and up.

Thursdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. -- After School Gaming
Use our Nintendo Switch consoles to try out different games.  For ages 9 and up.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center. 
Each week we'll have a different preschool-age theme. No sign-up is required, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- After School Knitting
With expert knitter Cindy Bonnell, for ages 9 and up. 
Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Call the library at 508-627-4221 for details and to sign up.

Special Events for Kids in January

Nature Programs with Liz Dengenis
Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join Felix Neck naturalist Liz Dengenis to look for signs of winter. Watch the season unfold
as we experience the Island's quieter months with
winter creatures, stories, crafts, live animal presentations and more.
For ages 3 to 5. No preregistration is needed.

Family Book Swap
Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January is National Book Blitz Month. Celebrate with us by taking part in a
Family Book Swap event. Bring books in new or gently used condition and swap them with other
families. Enjoy light refreshments and leave with new (to you) additions to your home library.
Children's and adult books are both welcome.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-registration is recommended for this monthly club. 
For ages 11 and up.

Special Story Hour with the Edgartown Police 
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. 
Officers from the Edgartown Police will be taking over this morning's story hour.
All are welcome and no preregistration is needed.

After-School Nutrition Program
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Once a month, public health nurse Lila Fischer offers this program for kids age 9 and up,
teaching  good nutrition habits and leading participants in making a healthy after-school snack.  
Registration is not required and all kids 9 and up are welcome to join.


This painting is also titled Early Morning No. 9. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. By William Ferdinand Macy, 20th century American artist. 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