MAY 03, 2016

The new library is open
at 26 West Tisbury Road

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Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Job Opening at Our Library: Seasonal Library Clerk  

Job Opening at Our Library: Seasonal Library Clerk

The Edgartown Public Library has a job opening for a full-time, Seasonal Library Clerk. Superior customer service, multi-tasking, and flexibility are required. Applicants must be tech savvy, detail oriented, and love libraries. This job involves a varied work schedule, including daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. TOE is EOE.

Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Lisa Sherman, Director, Edgartown Public Library; edglibdirector@gmail.com. Applications may also be accepted in-person at the library. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 13, 2016.

Download pdf file: Seasonal Clerk Job Description
Food for Fines: Amnesty Program Supports Food Pantry  

Food for Fines: Amnesty Program Supports Food Pantry

All this April, the Edgartown Library invites patrons to clear their slate of overdue fines by bringing a contribution of nonperishable food for the Island Food Pantry to the library.

This program applies only to late fees -- not to lost or damaged library items. The Food Pantry fills an essential Island need, so we hope you'll be generous.

Download pdf file: Food Pantry Donation List
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.

Book Group Meets Wednesday, May 11  

Book Group Meets Wednesday, May 11

The Edgartown Library's book discussion group, led by Jean Stone, has made plans for its next meeting in May.

Up for discussion on Wednesday, May 11, at 3 p.m, is a new historical novel from Kim van Alkemade entitled Orphan Number 8. Historical Novels Review writes: "This book is utterly unputdownable. At once atmospheric, disturbing and absolutely engrossing, it poses a host of moral questions; I fully anticipate that it will become popular with book clubs."

All are welcome to participate. If you'd like us to secure a copy of the book for you to read, please call us at 508-627-4221 or visit the library desk.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

Create a User Name in CLAMS  

Create a User Name in CLAMS


The CLAMS library network has introduced a new online feature that makes it much more like the experience you're used to on other Internet sites. Instead of having to log in with your 13-digit library card number, you now have the option of creating a simple user name that will take you into your account.

Click to See Your Town Government at Work  

Click to See Your Town Government at Work

All year 'round, Edgartown Town Hall is a bustling center of civic activity, with important decisions being made at public meetings almost every day. Now, we're happy to report, there's an easy way to check in and find out what's on the agendas of every Edgartown board and committee.

Just visit this handy link and you'll be whisked to the page of Edgartown's excellent municipal website where all meeting agendas are posted. You might be surprised at all the work that's going on -- and you might find a reason to become more involved in the decisions that shape the future of our town.

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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Illustration from the book, The Wednesday Surprise, by Edgartown artist Donald Carrick (1929-1989). Watercolor on paper, 9 by 18.5 inches.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 11-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 11-8, Thursday through Saturday 11-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373