OCTOBER 21, 2018
Children's Room Events

Mike Parker and Phil DaRosa are the library's featured artists in October.

This month, the Children's Department is launching a new Artist in Residence series featuring a talented member of the Island community each month. In October, musicians Mike Parker and Phil Darosa are our featured artists and will lead a songwriting workshop.

Weekly Events for Kids in October

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. 
October's theme is Flipped Stories: Bring your own favorite story or choose from one of our wordless picture books, and you read to the librarians.

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. -- Little Artists Open Paint.
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. beginning Oct. 9 -- Radio Games.
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is a new after-school program created to engage our middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate effectively. The goal is to foster courage, imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality.  

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

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days at the library 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.

Special Events for Kids in October

October's Artists -- Become a Songwriter:
Friday, Oct. 12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mike Parker and Phil DaRosa will work with kids age 9 and up. This workshop will focus on songwriting -- each participant will leave with the tools to put their feelings and ideas on paper. 
Pre-registration is required; limit is 10 participants.

After-School Nutrition Program: 
Friday, Oct. 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Lila Fischer, public health nurse, leads this program for kids age 9 and up. She'll teach the basics of good nutrition habits and lead
participants in making a healthy after-school snack.
This program will continue on the last Friday of each month. No registration is required.

Halloween Costume Party: 
Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come dressed in your costume, play Halloween games, 
decorate sugar-free cookies, and enjoy healthy snacks. 
All ages are welcome; kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.



Oil on Canvas, 10 by 16 inches, circa 1900. By William Ferdinand Macy, American artist. From the Simpson Collection.
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