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AUGUST 20, 2019

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August Art Exhibit Features Work by Rob Hauck  

August Art Exhibit Features Work by Rob Hauck

Our August art exhibit, entitled “Coming Apart/Falling Together,” features the work of artist
Rob Hauck. Writes the artist: "I use collage because it involves remnants of things
that have lost their original meaning or utility. With scraps, I create a new sense and
understanding of visual or conceptual reality, transforming what once was into what is anew;
the process of coming apart and falling together."

Sounds Like Summer: Outdoor Music Series <br>Continues Tuesday, August 20 <br>(Concerts are rain or shine)  

Sounds Like Summer: Outdoor Music Series
Continues Tuesday, August 20
(Concerts are rain or shine)

Our summer music series continues with an hour of music from Missis Biskis 
at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. Enjoy the sounds of this neo-country band with the soaring vocals of Ellen Biskis.

This concert series is supported by grants from Martha's Vineyard  Bank and the 
Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council -- and, like all our programs, by the Friends of the 
Edgartown Free Public Library.

International Film Series Presents Argentinian Drama,<br>The Secret in Their Eyes, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 21  

International Film Series Presents Argentinian Drama,
The Secret in Their Eyes, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 21

Our summer film series, "Big World, Big Screen," continues on August 21 with The Secret in
Their Eyes
, a 2009 Argentinian film from director Juan Jose Campanella. It's a complex
psychological drama that has it all: fine direction, a perfect cast and an engrossing plot.

This film series is for adults.


Author Talk: Skip Finley Presents His Book on History of Oak Bluffs <br>At 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22  

Author Talk: Skip Finley Presents His Book on History of Oak Bluffs
At 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22

Join us for a presentation by Skip Finley on his new book, Historic Tales of Oak Bluffs.

Mr. Finley's Town of Oak Bluffs columns in the Vineyard Gazette were widely popular thanks to
his breezy style and historical content. In this curated collection, he presents a chronological telling
of how the community became a welcoming seaside resort for a uniquely diverse group of residents
and visitors, including five American presidents. 

Books will be available for purchase.

iPad Refresher Course Is Offered <br>Wednesday, August 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  

iPad Refresher Course Is Offered
Wednesday, August 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

So you have an iPad and you're excited to use it-but where to begin? Or do you just want to refresh your
skills and learn a few new tricks? Kathy Lavieri, technology trainer with over twenty years of experience
working with diverse groups of adults, will hold an iPad Refresher program. Call us here at the library or call
the Anchors to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

This program is co-sponsored by the Edgartown Council on Aging.


Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes <br>To Tide You Over Until Next Season  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes
To Tide You Over Until Next Season

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. We plan to continue the program later this year, but meanwhile, you're invited to explore the list
below for recipes from past sessions.


Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Bolognese Sauce
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Thai Beef Curry, April 2019
Download pdf file: Thai Peanut Sauce
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Green Curry Meatballs
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Download pdf file: Chicken Blanquette (March 2019)
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group meets at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each
month, September through June, for good reading and lively discussions. This group is open to all, and
our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Our coming selections for the fall will be announced in late-August.

Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston (or Vineyard Haven), please stop at our circulation desk before heading
out -- and pick up discount passes to any museums you'd like to visit.
The terms of the discounts are as follows:

Martha's Vineyard Museum: We have four passes that can be checked out at the front desk. Each pass
admits two adults and four children (or one adult and five children) through the age of 18 to the Museum
at its new location overlooking Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven.

Boston Museum of Science: Daily passes allow up to 4 people per day to visit the Museum's main Exhibit Halls for $10 per person. 


Boston Children's Museum: Daily passes allow up to 4 people in at half price ($8.50). 

 
New England Aquarium: Daily coupons, valid September 5 to June 30, admit up to 4 people at $10 per person.

Cape Cod Museum of Art: 1 pass for free adult gallery admission. Not valid for special events or
program admissions.  

Mystic Aquarium: We have five passes that may be checked out for $5 off general admission for up to 4
people. And 10% off a new family or grandparent membership when you present pass.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

Edaville Family Theme Park: Each ticket includes admission for one to Edaville Family Theme Park,
which includes access to all rides and attractions.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely also visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalog. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove the New
Bedford Whaling Museum and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Visit Our Facebook Page  

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Interested in Learning Guitar? <br>Check Out an Instrument from the Library  

Interested in Learning Guitar?
Check Out an Instrument from the Library

If you’re interested in learning to play the guitar, we have a new program for you – guitars here at the library
that you can check out just like books. (Well, almost like books – there’s a bit more paperwork involved.)
Current CLAMS cardholders in good standing may check out an instrument for two weeks. Borrowers under
16 must have a parent or guardian present to check out an instrument. Visit the library’s front desk
for more information.

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program <br>Supporting the League of Women Voters  

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program
Supporting the League of Women Voters

The Edgartown Library's south vestibule entrance now has a new container for recycling items being
collected by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters. Working with Planet Green Recycle, the LWV
is collecting a variety of printer cartridges and other small electronics to be recycled (and to raise money for
the League). Items being accepted here at the library include inkjet cartridges and such small electronics as
cell phones, pagers and accessories; digital cameras; gps devices and radar detectors; smart watches;
calculators; eBook readers and music devices (iPods and MP3 players); and video game devices. Just save
these items and drop them off at your next visit to the library.

Questions? Call Kristi Strahler at 508.627.6429.

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.

 

ROAD TO WINTER

The Road to Winter. Oil on canvas, 18 by 22 inches. By Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965), American painter. From the Simpson Collection. -- Redfield is known for starting the "New Hope" school of painting in Pennsylvania.
 
 
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