JULY 24, 2016

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Children's Programs, at a Glance  

Children's Programs, at a Glance

Tuesday, July 26, 3 p.m. --

Summer Sports: Croquet! Learn about the game, and get a lesson from croquet experts. (This event is held weather-permitting.)

Friday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. --
Science Fun: All About Waves. Make your own wave machine, and learn about the motion of the ocean.

Friday, July 29, Noon on the Lawn --
Shirley Mayhew reads from her new book, Islander: The Circus Comes to Martha's Vineyard. Bring lunch if you like. If it's raining, we'll move this program indoors.

Tuesday, August 2, 3 p.m. --
Summer Sports: Pickleball! Learn about this popular sport for all ages, and get an introductory lesson.

Friday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. --
Science Fun: Making Slime. Learn the basics of polymers and sink your hands into the gooey subject.

Friday, August 5, Noon on the Lawn --
Bring your lunch and enjoy the storytelling of Alaya Chadwick. 

Sounds Like Summer: Free Music Series Continues <br>at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26  

Sounds Like Summer: Free Music Series Continues
at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26

The Edgartown Library's "Sounds Like Summer" program presents a lively series of music events on the library lawn, on Tuesday evenings through August. This week the series presents an Island favorite, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, performing for an hour at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. It's free, and the whole family is welcome.

Wednesday, July 27: <br>Author Holly Eger Presents Her New Novel  

Wednesday, July 27:
Author Holly Eger Presents Her New Novel

Author Holly Eger will give a free talk about her new novel, Split Rock, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, here at the Edgartown Library.

Split Rock is the story of Annie Tucker, who -- after losing her favorite aunt, inheriting a house on Martha's Vineyard, and finding herself alone there with three young children -- must confront her past when an unresolved love tests whether she has the courage to resist the pull of seduction and reclaim her true self. Poignant and funny, this story is about forgiveness, acceptance, and the power of love and family.

Thursday, July 28: <br>Scientist Presents Talk on Climate Change  

Thursday, July 28:
Scientist Presents Talk on Climate Change

Susan Natali, Ph.D., an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, will present a free program on climate change at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28.

Permafrost plays a vital role in the Earth's climate system. As permafrost thaws in response to increasing temperatures, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, further amplifying climate change. Dr.  Natali  will discuss her research focused on how Arctic ecosystems will change in a warming world and influence global climate.  Dr.  Natali  will also address the critical role of permafrost thaw in relation to the recent Paris Agreement on climate change.

Tea and Poetry: Meet Athena Kildegaard <br>At 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29  

Tea and Poetry: Meet Athena Kildegaard
At 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29

Athena Kildegaard is the author of four books of poetry: Rare Momentum and Bodies of Light (Red Dragonfly Press), Cloves & Honey (Nodin Press), and Ventriloquy (Tinderbox Editions). She's also the sister in law of our reference librarian, Nis Kildegaard -- and she has agreed to give a reading from her work here at the library at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29.

Ms. Kildegaard's poems have appeared widely in journals, in anthologies, and on Garrison Keillor’s program, The Writer’s Almanac. She teaches at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She was a founding board member of the Lake Region Writer’s Almanac and the founding director of the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance.

The library will be adding to the festivity of this event by serving tea and treats. All are cordially invited to attend.

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors: <br>Meet the Artists on Tuesday, August 9 <br>-- Photo Exhibit Continues Through August  

Around the Year with Vineyard Colors:
Meet the Artists on Tuesday, August 9
-- Photo Exhibit Continues Through August

Vineyard Colors was born when the team of Moira Fitzgerald and Yann Meersseman took a job in 2009 distributing newspapers in the early morning hours to retail outlets across the Island -- and discovered a world of beauty in these quiet hours of the Island day.

Through the end of August, Vineyard Colors is presenting a selection of pictures spanning the Vineyard year in an exhibit that covers the south wall of our library's new program room. We're hosting a reception in the program room from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, if you'd like to meet the artists and learn about their work. Meanwhile through July and August, you can watch the seasons unfold as the daily photos take you on a tour through the beauty of the Vineyard year.

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Custodian  

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Custodian

The Edgartown Public Library seeks a part-time custodian for a position involving 18 hours of work per week.

Please submit Town of Edgartown employment application (you'll find a downloadable application below) to Lisa Sherman, Library Director, at director@edgartownlibrary.org, or mail to Edgartown Public Library, c/o Custodian, 26 West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown, MA, 02539. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Edgartown is an equal opportunity employer.

Download pdf file: Library custodian job description
Download pdf file: Application for employment
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36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.  

36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.

The Mango language learning service is available to you, as a library patron, from any internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or at home. All you need to log in is your 13-digit library card number. The Edgartown Library also subscribes, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program designed specifically for children from birth to age six.

Planning a Visit to Boston? <br>Stop Here First for Museum Passes  

Planning a Visit to Boston?
Stop Here First for Museum Passes

On your next trip to Boston, perhaps you'd enjoy an hour or three at the Museum of Fine Arts. If this is on your itinerary, do stop at our circulation desk before heading north -- and pick up a free pass. One pass entitles two visitors admission to the museum for $10 each. That's one more great reason to visit the library. The passes are generously purchased for us by the Friends of the Edgartown Library.

As you plan your fall travels around New England, you should definitely visit this page of the CLAMS network catalogue. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove to Mystic Aquarium, from the New Bedford Whaling Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Scene at Cuttyhunk. Oil on canvas, 10 by 16 inches. By Frederick Louis Thompson (1904-1956), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Cuttyhunk, home to the town of Gosnold, is the last island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.
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