OCTOBER 01, 2016

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Gotta Dance! -- Film Series Continues <br>At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5  

Gotta Dance! -- Film Series Continues
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Through September and October, the library is presenting a Wednesday night series of films celebrating dance in the cinema. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 5, we'll feature a 1998 film from Argentinian director Carlos Saura which captures the dazzling essence of the tango tradition.

Please note, this series of films is free, and it's for adults. Click here to be connected to our monthly newsletter, where you can find the entire schedule of films.

Community Dance, Led by The Yard, <br>Offered Tuesday Evenings Through October  

Community Dance, Led by The Yard,
Offered Tuesday Evenings Through October

Everyone is invited, from teens to seniors, to join teachers from The Yard, Chilmark’s celebrated arts center, for free community dance classes. These classes will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. from Sept. 27 through October.

This program is for people at all levels of experience, but space is limited. Call the library to sign up — then come in and move!

Special Screening: Filmmaker Craig Dudnick Presents <br>His Documentary, Alice's Ordinary People, <br>At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7  

Special Screening: Filmmaker Craig Dudnick Presents
His Documentary, Alice's Ordinary People,
At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7

Alice's Ordinary People is filmmaker Craig Dudnick's documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Martin Luther King to the election of Barack Obama. Tregay's great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two.

Mr. Dudnick will be on hand to introduce the film at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, and to answer questions following the screening.

Library Book Group: Here's Our Fall-Winter Schedule  

Library Book Group: Here's Our Fall-Winter Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is into its season of good reading and lively discussions this fall and winter, meeting at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Here's the lineup of titles for the months ahead -- remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can always help you get a copy to read:

Wednesday, Oct: 19, 4 p.m.:
Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.:
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.:
Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.:
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave

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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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Oil on Canvas, 20 by 27 inches, by American artist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). Stretcher bears title and frame is dated 1925.
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