OCTOBER 21, 2019
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October in the Children's Room 
The parade of kids from the Edgartown School into the library each afternoon is a
highlight of the day.

YA Game Night
Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.

Young Adult Game Night returned to
the library in September and has been
a popular program from the very start.
Here's your night to get all the gaming
fun without the digital daze that
comes with video games. We'll have
classics as well as some great new
games. And we provide snacks --
because gamers need to eat, too.

Weekly Programs and Story Hours

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 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Nursery School Naturalists with Felix Neck
Join Felix Neck naturalist Liz Dengenis to look for signs of the season. 
Watch the natural year unfold in stories, crafts, live animal presentations, 
and more. No preregistration is required.

Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Drop-in After School Crafts
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in. For ages 8 and up.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Discovery Days Story Time
Join us for a story each week to kick off the Family Center's Discovery Days program. 
The theme changes every week.This program is best for ages 8 and under.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. -- Sign Language Story Hour and Open Signing Group
This program is geared toward preschool children, but all are welcome.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Library Playdate
Come play at the library with toys and friends! Toddlers and pre-K aged children 
and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading
in a warm environment. Please note this is an unsupervised program. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Radio Games:
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 15
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.

Special Events This Month

Cake Decorating Workshop:
Friday, Oct. 4, 3:00 p.m.
This new monthly program is geared towards kids ages 8 and up. 
Pre-registration is encouraged, as the class is limited 
to 10 participants. The group will meet on the first Friday 
of each month. 
To sign up, please call the library at 508-627-4221.

Calling All Conductors! 
A Thomas the Train Event:
Saturday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Come listen to Thomas the Train stories, do a Thomas craft, and 
receive a free train conductor's hat and bandana. All ages of 
Thomas fans are welcome; children under 8 must be 
accompanied by an adult.

Red Cross Pillowcase Project:
Thursday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m.
The Pillowcase Project aims to educate middle school children with age-appropriate
language and activities about storms and natural disasters, and how to prepare for related
events. Participants receive a pillowcase to decorate and take home to use as a personal
emergency supplies kit. The Red Cross Emergency Vehicle will be on-site for kids to explore.
This program is taught by trained Red Cross staff and volunteers. All are welcome;
children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Fourth Annual Clothing Swap is Saturday, 
November 16!
Donation drop-offs accepted from 
Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 15 
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

The following new and gently used items will be accepted:

·         Kids’ clothes, newborn through teen sizes
·         Adult clothing - all sizes
·         Kids’ and adults’ shoes
·         Costumes and Toys
·         Backpacks, Accessories, Jewelry

Trick or Treat in the Stacks:
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Come to the library and give your Halloween costume a trial run. We will have the
Children's Room decorated for the occasion, and treats for all. There will be crafts,
and prizes for everyone in a costume. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.



Oil on Canvas, 10 by 16 inches, circa 1900. By William Ferdinand Macy, 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