MAY 22, 2019
Children's Room Events

More than 200 people visited the Children's Room on April 20, when the Easter Bunny paid a visit.

Events for Kids in May

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Story Time 
All this month we're celebrating the stories of children's author Mo Willems.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. -- Toddler Story Time 
This story time is offered in collaboration with the Family Center and its Discovery Days program. 

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. -- Portuguese Story Hour
Join us for stories in Portuguese geared toward preschool children.

Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group 
Come use our collection of finger paints 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 foster effective communication. The goal is to encourage imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality. All middle schoolers are welcome to join! This program is made possible by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation.

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.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center 
For preschoolers, with a different theme each week. 
No sign-up is required, but kids under 9 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 to sign up.

Special Events This Month

Lambs Visit the Library:
Wednesday, May 1, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a visit from the FARM Institute crew, who will bring their lambs along for a special story time. 

May the 4th Be With You!
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate Star Wars with us at the library. We'll have Star Wars themed food, crafts and fun. Feel free to dress up as your favorite character. All ages are welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mom &Me Paint Class
Saturday, May 11, noon to 2 p.m.
On this weekend of Mother's Day, enjoy a free Mom & Me paint class led by Collette Jordan. We will provide the materials and light refreshments will be served. 
Registration is required, and each spot is limited to one mom plus one child (age 9 and up); please call the library to sign up.

Drop-in Mother's Day Crafts
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Make a metal stamped charm for Mom. All ages are welcome; 
children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Toddler Games Day
Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Calling all toddlers! Come play with all of our lawn games and try out our obstacle course and fun games. Best of all, the Edgartown Fire Department will swing by with a truck for kids to explore at 11 a.m.
This program is geared toward toddlers, but all are welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: This is an outdoor event. Call the library for information if the weather looks questionable that morning.

Library Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, May 22, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Come discover all of the new books and games the children's room has to offer with our custom scavenger hunt. Receive a prize when you complete the hunt! All ages welcome, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.



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