DECEMBER 12, 2018
Children's Room Events

Cindy Bonnell led an introduction to knitting in November.
She's leading a knitting group for kids on Fridays beginning this month.

Weekly Events for Kids in December

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Story Time 
Join Elyce to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome.
December's theme is Hibernation: we'll share stories featuring animals that hibernate each winter.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories 
Here's a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We'll share silly stories that encourage play and movement. 

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group
Come use our collection of fingerpaints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Radio Games
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is an after-school program created to engage middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate effectively. The goal is to foster courage, imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality. All middle schoolers are welcome to join!

Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. -- After School Crafts 
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in.
For ages 9 and up.

Thursdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. -- After School Gaming
Use our Nintendo Switch consoles to try out different games. For ages 9 and up.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center. 
Each week we'll have a different preschool-age theme. No sign-up is required, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- After School Knitting
With expert knitter Cindy Bonnell, for ages 9 and up. 
Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Call the library at 508-627-4221 for details and to sign up.

Special Events for Kids in December

Open House at the Library:
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the Children's Room, we're holding a drop-in crafts program for the whole family: decorating your own wrapping paper for holiday gifts.

Santa Visits the Library:
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
All are welcome to the Children's Room for a visit and photo-op with Santa. He'll have special gifts -- a book for each child to take home. We'll also have holiday crafts tables set up, and will be serving hot chocolate and kettle corn. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and open to all.

After-School Nutrition Program: 
Friday, Dec. 21, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 
Once a month, public health nurse Lila Fischer offers this program for kids age 9 and up, teaching  good nutrition habits and leading participants in making a healthy after-school snack. We're holding today's program after a half-day at the school, as the long holiday break begins. Registration is not required.

Drop-in Crafts: 
Saturday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the Children's Room to make your own holiday cards and wrapping paper. All ages are welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Annual Family Re-Gifting Party:
Thursday, Dec. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.
Not sure what to do with that gift you received that's "not quite you?" Bring it to the library for our Yankee swap-style gift exchange. Just re-wrap the new item you'd like to swap and bring it to the library. One item per person, please. We'll gather for light refreshments at 1 pm. before starting the swap. No registration is required.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Saturday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this monthly club. 
For ages 11 and up.

Children's New Year's Eve Celebration: 
Monday, Dec. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come make New Year's party poppers and decorate cookies. 
We'll have free New Year's Eve sunglasses while supplies last.
All ages are welcome -- children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.                         


Pastel on paper, 7 by 11 inches, by American artist Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Signed and dated lower right: "D.W. Tryon/1924"
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, 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