NOVEMBER 01, 2014

Library Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sunday)

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Here, you can  keep  in touch with the latest about your library's programs and collections.

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Amigos Program, Coming This November,
Fosters Community Connections


Amigos, a joint program between the Friends of the Edgartown Libraryand the Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard, with additional grant support by the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank, launches on Nov. 5 here at the library. The format is a pajama story-hour and family supper, from 6 to 7 p.m. on eight Wednesday nights. There will be stories and songs in two languages -- English and Brazilian Portuguese -- and the program will include high school student mentors.
Amigos is for children up to 6 years old, and their parents. To sign up, call the library at 508-627-4221. Here's the poster:

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If we can help you with the online CLAMS catalog, please call us
at 508-627-4221, visit us at the library, or send us a note.


Author Talk, Wednesday Night  

Author Talk, Wednesday Night

Author Tom Dresser has become one of the more prolific tellers of Vineyard history, and his latest book is entitled "Music on Martha's Vineyard: A History of Harmony."

Mr. Dresser will give an illustrated talk on his book at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, October 29, in the library's children's room. All are welcome.

Fall Film Series Continues Nov. 4  

Fall Film Series Continues Nov. 4

One of the Edgartown Library's favorite programs -- our Tuesday evening film presentations -- is off to a strong start this fall. On Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., we'll be showing a 2014 film from Mexico. In the talented hands of director Aaron Fernandez, a wisp of an idea becomes an engrossing coming-of-age story.

Please note, this series of programs is for adults. 

Book Discussion Group Meets  

Book Discussion Group Meets

New members are always welcome. Our monthly book-club is led by library director, Jill. Pick up a book at the front desk.

Wednesday, Oct. 15,  @ 2:00- Testimony, by Anita Shreve

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. -- The Light in the Ruins, by Chris Bohjalian


Cake Decorating Class

Donna Blackburn of our library staff has launched a new program, the Cake of the Month group, and it's proving quite a popular success. The class meets next on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. -- please call ahead at 508-627-4221 if you're interested.

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!  

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!

Muralist Margot Datz has created art in many of the Vineyard’s public spaces. After months of heartfelt preparation by Ms. Datz, a moveable mural project is being fitted into the entrance hall of our 1904 Carnegie library, providing a transformative experience as you enter the library.
You may notice that most of the book spines have no lettering. Already, these books are beginnng to come alive with favorite book titles, commissioned by the community by making a gift of $100 or more to the library’s Above and Beyond Fund, which is administered by the library trustees. The Above and Beyond Fund was established to fund exciting “wow” items for the new Edgartown Library.
To learn more, contact library director, Jill Dugas Hughes; director@edgartownlibrary.org or 508-627-4221.
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.

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.
Download Music FREE  

Download Music FREE

Use Freegal to download 3 free songs per week.

You can sign in here with your Edgartown library card number and PIN. Once signed in, you can select and download 3 free songs each week in the MP3 format.
 With this service you can also stream music free for up to three hours each day.


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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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Click here to learn about the campaign to build the new Edgartown Public Library.


Just click the random image above to begin exploring our recent library acquisitions. Each one has a link where you can reserve the item.


Gay Head Cliffs. Lithographic print, circa 1950, by Ruth Howland Sutton.
Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373