MARCH 25, 2019
Children's Room Events

Bruce the Bear made lots of young friends at the library's special February story hour.

Weekly Events for Kids in March

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Story Time 
All this March we celebrate the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss.

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. 

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning March 16: Portuguese Story Hour
Join us for stories in Portuguese geared toward preschool children.

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group 
(Note: No paint group this month on March 5 or 12)
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!

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.

Weekdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. -- After-School Gaming
Use our Nintendo Switch consoles to try out different games. 
For ages 11 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 for Kids in March

Free Community Lunch, Served by Island Grown Initiative
Friday, March 1, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
This program is free and all are welcome.

Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss
Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The beloved author's birthday is today. Join us to celebrate
with snacks, party games and activities.

Felix Neck Nursery School Naturalists:
Wednesdays, March 6 and 20, from 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. No preregistration is required.

Make Green Shamrock Shakes with the Farm Institute:
Wednesday, March 13
, 3 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick with a tasty, healthy snack.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
No preregistration is required.

All About Bagpipes:
A Demonstration with Police Chief Bruce
Friday, March 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Edgartown's chief of police, Bruce McNamee, will introduce
his audience to this wonderful, historic instrument.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
No preregistration is required.

Paint Your Own Ceramic Tile
Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We'll provide all materials for this special craft project.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

After-School Nutrition Program
Friday, March 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
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. No preregistration is required.


Gay Head Cliffs. Lithographic print, circa 1950, by Ruth Howland Sutton.
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