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MAY 26, 2017

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We're Hiring: Library Solicits Applications for Employment  

We're Hiring: Library Solicits Applications for Employment

Are you interested in joining the Edgartown Library team? If so, please read on:

Library Assistant II Positions, Seasonal

The Edgartown Public Library is accepting applications for seasonal Library Assistant II positions, mid-June through Labor Day, 13-21 hours per week. Duties include day-to-day library functions, circulation services, and public computer assistance. We live for positive, detail-oriented, creative, organized, and tech-savvy people. Previous library experience is highly desirable; proficient computer skills are essential. Work schedule includes evenings and Saturdays. $18.53/hour. Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Lisa Sherman, Library Director at director@edgartownlibrary.org, or to Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Rd, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Full job description and application are available below. Applications accepted until positions are filled, with preference given to applications received by 5 pm on Friday, June 9. TOE is EOE.

Library Assistant II – Permanent Part Time

The Edgartown Public Library is looking to fill a part-time (15hrs/wk), year-round, non-benefited Library Assistant II position with a positive, detail-oriented, creative, organized, and tech-savvy person. Under the general direction of the Circulation Supervisor, this position is responsible for day-to-day library functions, with the opportunity to assist in planning and execution of relevant programming for children. Children’s programming and crafting experience a plus. Previous library experience is highly desirable; proficient computer skills are essential. Varied work schedule may include evenings and Saturdays. $18.53/hour. Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Lisa Sherman, Library Director at director@edgartownlibrary.org, or to Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Rd, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Full job description and application are available below. Applications accepted until position is filled, with preference given to applications received by 5 pm on Friday, June 9. Position start date is July 1, 2017. TOE is EOE.


Download pdf file: Application for Employment
Download pdf file: Job Description
Translating the Square Stories: Free Talk on Tuesday, May 30  

Translating the Square Stories: Free Talk on Tuesday, May 30

Lise Kildegaard, a professor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa (and sister of our reference librarian, Nis Kildegaard), will give an illustrated program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, on her project for much of the past decade, translating the fanciful "Square Stories" of the celebrated Danish author Louis Jensen.

Since 1992, Jensen has been engaged in an ambitious effort to write 1001 of the small, magical tales he calls firkantede historier, or "square stories" (we have samples for you on bookmarks at the library desk). In 2010 and again in 2016, he made the short list for the most prestigious international prize in children's literature, the H. C. Andersen Award.

All are invited to Lise's talk. Refreshments will be served.

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
Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, will soon conclude another season of 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.

May 17, 4 p.m.:
The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

 

 

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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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IN LATE AUTUMN

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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