* * * *     SEPTEMBER  2017    * * * * 
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Library Hours 
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
  Holidays this month:
Closed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day
September's Changing Rhythms
August 21: Eclipse watching, from the library lawn.
August at the Edgartown Library saw the conclusion of another popular Sounds Like Summer concert series on our front lawn, several author talks, an art exhibit in our Program Room, the annual Touch a Truck event for kids, and -- most memorably -- a science fair celebrating the solar eclipse that put our foot traffic tally for the day at more than 1,900 people. It was an extraordinary community event that brought patrons of all ages together to witness this incredible phenomenon. And these were just a few of the events that packed our calendar during the library's busiest month of the year.

Now the rhythm changes. Tour buses are replaced by school buses as the fall term begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for students and teachers next door at the Edgartown School. As autumn approaches, we look forward to falling back into the cadence of seeing more of our year-round patrons, as well as our after-school regulars.

We're also looking forward to the start of an exciting project in our Children's Room. Artist Margot Datz begins work this September on an ambitious marine mural covering the east wall. This project, after a successful fund drive led by the Friends of the Edgartown Library, will be completed by the artist during library hours -- giving our school children (and any adults who drop in) a unique opportunity to see the entire arc of an artistic project, from the first mapping of designs to the final brush strokes on the wall.

Be sure to stop by the Children's Room when you visit the library to take in any of this month's programs, which are listed below.

Lisa Sherman,

August 26: In the driver's seat at the Touch a Truck event.
Coming on Saturday, Sept. 30:
Second Annual Clothing & Book Swap
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  in the Program Room

Clothing laid out for the inaugural swap meet in the fall of 2016.

Edgartown Library will be hosting its second annual kids clothing and book swap on  Saturday, Sept. 30  from  10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. . This year, we will have a section for adult clothing as well, so parents can find something for themselves. We will also have a section for Halloween costumes and accessories.  

Here's how it works: Bring gently used or new clothing, sizes newborn-adult, to the Edgartown Library during open hours until  Monday, Sept. 25 . You will receive vouchers for the number of items brought in, which you can use to shop for items at the swap on  Sept. 30

The event will also feature a free raffle as well as refreshments, face painting, and other activities for kids. 

For more information, please call Elyce at the Edgartown Library  508-627-4221  or email  edgartownlibrary@gmail.com

Please be selective in choosing your donations of clothing -- bring only items that you would be happy to receive.
Art on Exhibit: 
"A Moment Suspended Between Night and Day"
Photography by Robert Avakian
-- opening reception Friday, Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m.

"The Journey" -- Photo by Robert Avakian.

Artist Robert Avakian photographs the landscape at night and at dawn, transforming the familiar into the magical. We invite you to enjoy our exhibit of his work and to meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Viewing hours: 
Mondays through Thursdays, 10-2
Fridays & Saturdays, 1-5
Reel True Crime:
New Film Series at the Library Continues
Wednesdays Through September at 7 p.m.

Our new series examining true crime in the movies began on August 30 with a spellbinder: All Good Things, and continues into October. Here's the September lineup:

Sept. 6: A Cry in the Dark

Set in Australia, the film relates the disappearance and presumed death of an infant that led to an outrageous episode in that country's legal history. Meryl Streep is outstanding as the mother accused of her child's death.
Directed by Fred Schepisi. (Australia, 1988)

Sept. 13: Capote

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's mesmerizing performance as Truman Capote propels this absorbing story of the
journalist's time in a small Kansas town investigating the murder of a local family.
Directed by Bennett Miller. (US, 2005)

(No film on Sept. 20)

Sept. 27: Spotlight

A dramatic account of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the Catholic Church pedophilia scandals and subsequent cover-ups. 
Tom McCarthy directs.  (US, 2015)
Our Book Group Is Back
First Meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, begins another season of good reading and lively discussions -- always on the third Wednesday of every month. Remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Up for discussion on Sept. 20 is The Enduring Shore, by Paul Schneider. Reviewing the book in The New York Times, Paul Theroux wrote: "For anyone who wishes to know how the Cape and Islands came to be, Schneider's book is the best place to start. And his helpful bibliography and suggestions will take the reader the rest of the way."
Opera Class: The Thrill of the Trio
Susan Grunthal Leads Program
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5

Susan Grunthal of the Taconic Opera returns to the Edgartown Library with a new opera listening class, this time on famous trios. This one-session class is free and open to all adults, so come in for a transporting earful.

New Program: Yoga for Kids 
Thursdays Beginning Sept. 14, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
For Ages 9 to 14

Emily Histen of the Martha's Vineyard Charter School faculty -- a certified children's yoga instructor and the owner of One Love Yoga -- will lead a new program here at the library, beginning on Sept. 14. Thursday afternoons for an hour beginning at 3:45 p.m., she'll lead a series of free yoga classes for kids 9 to 14 years old. Pre-registration is required to participate -- stop by the main desk or call us at 508-627-4221 for more details. Dress comfortably; we will provide the mats.
Opera Club Presents  Der Rosenkavalier
1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10

Richard Strauss's bittersweet comedy stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles, the Marschallin. She is supported by a perfect cast including Sophie Koch, as her young lover, Octavian, one of the best "pants" roles in the opera repertory, Diana Damrau, Franz Hawlata, and Jonas Kaufmann as the Italian Singer. Herbert Wernicke directs this romping production, with Christian Thielemann conducting the Münchner Philharmoniker.

All adults are welcome. 
Vineyard Mediation Program Presents
Workshop on Family Property Issues
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12

Disputes among family members involving family property, estates, trusts and businesses can be challenging. When a patriarch or matriarch gives up control or has died, the adult children are often left with uncertainty or, worse, contrary beliefs about their rightful role.

The  MV Mediation Program invites you to attend a free two-hour workshop with panel experts, John "Jack" Wofford, Esq. and Martin V. Tomassian Jr., Esq. as we discuss these conflicts and how mediation can help. Bring your questions.
Refresher Course for Seniors: Using Your iPad
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13

So you have an iPad and you're excited to use it-- but where to begin?

Kathy Lavieri, technology trainer with over twenty years experience working with diverse groups of adults, will hold an iPad Refresher Program for Seniors. 

This program is co-sponsored by the library and Edgartown Council on Aging. Call the Edgartown Library  508-627-4221  or ECOA,  508-627-4368  to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

September Bird Walk:
Led by Rob Culbert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

Ecologist Robert Culbert will lead a lucky group of birders on an afternoon excursion (approximately 2 ½ hours) beginning at Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown to Eel Pond. Participants will meet at Lighthouse Beach.

This program for adults is free, but space is limited and registration required. Call the library at 508-627-4221 to sign up or for more information.
September in the Children's Room

Weekly Story Hours:
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays
Welcome Back to School Week! 
Drop-in craft every day after school, Sept. 5 through 8:
Make and decorate your own cool pencil case.

Yoga After School with Emily Histen 
Thursdays, starting September 14 @ 3:45pm
Please register in advance by calling or stopping by the library. 
Signup is limited to 10 per class, ages 9-14. Classes will be offered on Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5. 

These classes are a hybrid of yoga and creative movement, with an incorporation of art, music and dance. Students will learn to move and groove in a freely structured environment, leaving each class with a feeling of relaxation and fun. A class that enhances and recognizes all of your child's abilities and needs!
Wear comfortable clothes, we will provide the mats!

Sept. 15, Crafty Fridays After
School:  Join us to make a cool corner bookmark.

Sept. 22, Crafty Fridays After School:  Make a fun flip book!


Sept. 29, Crafty Fridays After School:  Make a marbled paperweight.

Please Support the Library Friends,
Who Support Our Library Programs

Our programs at the Edgartown Library are supported by the Friends of the Edgartown Library, who have their own page on our website. The Friends' next monthly meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the library. All are welcome, and refreshments are served.