NOVEMBER 18, 2017

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    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday:
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Hot Docs Film Series Continues <br>Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.  

Hot Docs Film Series Continues
Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

The library's six-week series of documentary movies continues on Nov. 22 with Cartel Land, a 2015 film from director Matthew Heineman. Filmed with unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy, the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Please note, this film series is for adults.

Museum Conversations Program <br>At 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, <br>Features  

Museum Conversations Program
At 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17,
Features "Local Immigrant" Photo Project

The Martha's Vineyard Museum docents present photographer Milena Lowe's "Local Immigrants" photo project. This project profiles immigrants who have landed on the Island from all over the world, placing them in iconic Island locations with their traditional dress and interviewing them about their experiences here. We will also explore the stories of immigrants who came to the Island generations ago. Everyone has a story. What's yours?

This program is co-sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Applicants for Post of Circulation Coordinator<p>  

We're Hiring: Library Seeks Applicants for Post of Circulation Coordinator

The Edgartown Public Library seeks to fill the year-round, full-time position of Circulation Coordinator. Position oversees circulation activity of the library including desk staff, scheduling, reader’s advisory services, and establishing, implementing and overseeing circulation standards and public services. Attention to detail, diplomacy, initiative, organizational skills, and above all a commitment to providing the best possible experience for all library patrons are essential.

Employee may be required to work outside normal business hours at night and/or on weekends.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3-5 years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory roles are preferred; any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Demonstrated computer skills and attention to detail in a busy setting are essential. $28.35/hr plus full benefits. Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Human Resources Coordinator Kim Lucas at personnel@edgartown-ma.us, or mail to Town of Edgartown, attn: Personnel, PO Box 5158, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Full job description and application are available at edgartownlibrary.org. Applications accepted until position is filled. TOE is EOE.

Download pdf file: Employment Application Form
Download pdf file: Job Description
Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, meets for good reading and lively discussions on the third Wednesday of every month. Remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Nov. 15, 4 p.m.:
The Locals, by Jonathan Dee.

Dec. 20, 4 p.m.:
What She Ate, by Laura Shapiro.

Jan. 17, 4 p.m.:
Desert Remains, by Steven Cooper.

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Adventures in Slow Cooking: Enjoy These Recipes  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Enjoy These Recipes

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's instructional series with Virginia Munro, concluded another season on Tuesday, May 9, with a lesson on Pork Carnitas, a delicious and versatile recipe. We've posted all recipes below from this season of classes.

Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
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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Watercolor, 14.5 by 21.5 inches, circa 1925, by Dodge MacKnight. From the Simpson Collection. -- This scene was probably painted near Sandwich.
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