FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Children's Room Events

Children enjoyed a January story hour with Edgartown's chief of police, Bruce McNamee.

Weekly Events for Kids in February

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.  February's theme is Love One Another.
Join us for stories about love and friendship.

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. to 1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group
Come use our collection of finger paints 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 foster effective communication. The goal is to encourage 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 to sign up.

Special Events for Kids in February

Story Hour with Bruce the Bear
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
The children's book character makes 
a special visit to the library for 
this morning's story hour program.

Nature Programs with Liz Dengenis
Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join Felix Neck naturalist Liz Dengenis to look for signs of winter. 
Watch the season unfold as we experience the Island's quieter months 
with winter creatures, stories, crafts, live animal presentations and more. 
For ages 3 to 5. No preregistration is needed.

Fairy House Making: 
A Crafts Program
Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We'll provide all the materials you need to make your very own fairy house. 
Feel free to bring along any additional supplies you'd like to use. 
All ages welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Valentine Crafts Program
With the Farm Institute:
Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Join us with guests from the Farm Institute 
to make laced yarn valentines.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-registration is recommended 
for this monthly club. 
For ages 11 and up.

After-School Nutrition Program
Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
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. 
R egistration is not required; all kids 9 and up 
are welcome.

February Break Week: 

Drop-in Crafts, Every Day
From Monday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 2, we'll have a different crafts activity 
every day in the Children's Room between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
Just drop in -- children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Community Pizza Night
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own toppings -- we'll supply the dough. 
All ages are welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free Community Lunch,
Served by Island Grown Initiative:
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
This program is free and all are welcome.

Mario Kart Tournament
Thursday, Feb. 28, beginning at 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. This program is for ages 7 and up -- 
participants under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free Community Lunch,
Served by Island Grown Initiative:
Friday, March 1, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
This program is free and all are welcome.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dr. Seuss was born on this day in 1904. Celebrate his life and books with us 
at the library with snacks, party games and activities.



Lithographic print, 11 by 14 inches. By Ruth Howland Sutton, circa 1950.
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