FEBRUARY 19, 2020
Learn a Language  

Learn a Language

Online: Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango. (Watch a video here that introduces the service.)

The Edgartown Library has also subscribed, for all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim, a language learning
program for children ages 0 to 6.

Library Materials, Real and Digital  

Library Materials, Real and Digital

The Edgartown Library’s over 40,000 books, magazines, videos and DVDs, audio books and CDs are only
the tip of the iceberg – through the CLAMS network, patrons have quick and easy access to the collections
of more than 30 member libraries. You can search the CLAMS catalog and request materials online, or talk
to any librarian. 

If you're looking for downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, visit our free digital media service, Overdrive -- which
on any given day has thousands of titles ready for your enjoyment.  

If our network doesn’t have the item you’re looking for, the CLAMS website can connect you to the
Commonwealth Catalog, which searches across Massachusetts. The Edgartown Library can also help you
with interlibrary loan requests for materials anywhere in the United States – just ask for help at the front desk.

Try Our New Digital Service, Hoopla  

Try Our New Digital Service, Hoopla

Hoopla is a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics
and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even on your TV.

It’s similar to our Overdrive service but without the occasional waiting: Titles can be streamed
immediately to your tablet or home computer or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get
started, just follow the hoopla link.
Research Your Ancestry  

Research Your Ancestry

Online: Research Your Ancestry

The Edgartown Library provides in-building access to one of the most powerful genealogical tools now
available on the Internet. Just sit down at one of our public computers (or bring your laptop and sign into our
wireless network) -- to use the Ancestry Library service.

Edgartown Library Offers Kanopy Streaming Movie Service  

Edgartown Library Offers Kanopy Streaming Movie Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is available for free to all our patrons. With
your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy and start streaming films on demand. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than
30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and
classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and
Android. Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10
films per month.

Tech Time: Sign up for New Service On Tuesdays  

Tech Time: Sign up for New Service On Tuesdays

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with tech guru Chris Look on Tuesday
, and upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to
access e-books, audio 
books, language learning software and streaming movies,
all with the power of your library card, 
and all for free. Sessions are offered from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Call the library, or fill out this form, to make an appointment for a 30-minute
one-on-one session with Chris, or drop in to see if there's a space.

Getting a Library Card  

Getting a Library Card

To apply for a card, click the link below, fill out the form and print (if you're here at the library) or email to us.
Once registered, you’ll have full library privileges as well as access to many library services online.

Library cards are free for Island residents, Massachusetts residents and Island property owners/taxpayers.
Non-Massachusetts residents pay a $10 annual fee. Please bring a photo I.D. and/or proof of residency and
mailing address when applying for a card. Your CLAMS card also entitles you to full services at the libraries
in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Download pdf file: Card Application Form
Island Nonprofit Directory  

Island Nonprofit Directory

Please follow the following link to be connected to the The Vineyard Gazette's 2018 Island Nonprofit Directory:


Passes to Museums and Other Mainland Attractions  

Passes to Museums and Other Mainland Attractions

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, now located 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. Valid through 2020.   

Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.   

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

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

As you plan your 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 the New
Bedford Whaling Museum and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Printing, Scanning & Faxing  

Printing, Scanning & Faxing

When you print to or copy from our network color printer the fee is 25 cents per page. We can send or
receive fax documents for you for a fee of $1 per page. We can also scan a document into digital form and
email it for a fee of $1 per page.

If you have a project that involves a number of pages, we might not be able to help you with it right away.
For larger projects, we encourage you to visit one of the Island businesses that are specifically
equipped for this work.

Need a Meeting Room?  

Need a Meeting Room?

We have three meeting room spaces, as well as two study rooms available for patrons and non-profit
organizations. To book a meeting room, please click here to be directed to our online request form. If you
would like to book one of our study rooms, please call the library at 508-627-4221 and speak with a staff

Access All the Resources of Encyclopaedia Brittanica  

Access All the Resources of Encyclopaedia Brittanica


Reference and Research

Please call or visit the library with your reference question. The library’s reference room has a rich collection
of useful books. Your library card is also your ticket into the electronic databases which all Edgartown Library
patrons can access for free. These databases connect you with a vast range of materials, from scholarly
journals and newspaper archives to financial, medical and scientific information.

To use the databases, LOG ON HERE

You can also use these links as shortcuts to specific resources:

For access to The New York Times.
For the full suite of Gale Reference Databases.
For Academic OneFile.
For Gale World History in Context.
For the Health & Wellness Resource Center.
For the Academic Health Reference Center.
For Gale Science in Context.

Need Legal Advice? Can't Afford a Lawyer? <br>This New Service Might Help You  

Need Legal Advice? Can't Afford a Lawyer?
This New Service Might Help You

Massachusetts now has a new resource for low income people who need help with civil (non-criminal) legal
problems -- Mass Legal Answers Online, www.masslao.org.

Low-income Massachusetts residents can create an account on the secure website, then log in and post
their legal questions. Volunteer lawyers answer the questions through the same website. There is no charge
to use this service. People can access the site from anywhere that they have internet access, including
smart phones -- and including our public computers at the Edgartown Library.  All information is confidential.

Mass Legal Answers Online is part of the national Free Legal Answers project sponsored by the American
Bar Association, and is being managed in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute with
the assistance of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association.

Job Help @ glassdoor.com  

Job Help @ glassdoor.com

A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary
and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and
hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pros and cons of
working for a particular employer.

Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at reviews, interview questions, and salary information for
thousands of companies.

For more job search resources, visit these pages of the state library databases.



Illustration from the book, The Wednesday Surprise, by Edgartown artist Donald Carrick (1929-1989). Watercolor on paper, 9 by 18.5 inches.
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