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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
 Holiday  Closing:
The library will close Monday, April 16, for Patriots' Day.
Swinging into Spring at the Library
Scottish Society singers performed for an appreciative audience in March.
After the string of northeasters that brought storm closings across the Island in March, we're all ready for the first full month of spring. This month, in addition to warmer weather, we're looking forward to a full calendar of library programs, concluding with our annual celebration of Shakespeare, Will Power, in the last week of April. You'll find all the details below.

Wishing you all the best in this season, to quote the Bard,
"When proud pied April, dress'd in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing."

Lisa Sherman,
Adventures in Slow Cooking
Chicken Tagine: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3

The slow cooker adaption of this rich and fragrant Moroccan chicken stew, laden with complex flavors and spices, couldn't be easier. We'll also demonstrate how to make preserved lemons, an essential for Moroccan cooking, and a delight to have on hand to throw into soups and sauces.  Come learn the technique and sample the delicious results. 

Registration is required for this program, so stop in or call the library to sign up.
4 from the '50s: Film Series Continues
Three Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4
Quiz Show

Based on the true story of the television quiz show scandals of the 1950s, this film takes a hard look at personal and public moral issues, and still provides dazzling entertainment.
Robert Redford directs a fine ensemble. (US, 1994)

Wednesday, April 11
My Favorite Year

The titular year is 1954 in this snappy, good natured comedy portraying television's Golden Age. Peter O'Toole plays a charming -- and usually sloshed -- movie star based on the swashbuckler, Errol Flynn.
Directed by Richard Benjamin. (US, 1982)

Wednesday, April 18
Phantom Thread
Set in the glamorous world of fashion in 1950s post-war London, it's a dark tale of malice and erotic attraction, told with excruciating good taste.
Paul Thomas Anderson directs a top-notch cast. (US, 2018)
AARP Tax Squad Returns
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,  April 5

Volunteers, certified and trained under the AARP Tax Aide Program, will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers here at the library, with a special emphasis on those sixty years and older.  Sessions are by appointment only on Thursday, April 5. Please c all the Edgartown Council on Aging at 508-627-4368 to secure an appointment.
Movie Matinee:
2 p.m. Saturday, April 7

In Jane, award-winning director Brett Morgen uses never before seen archival footage from National Geographic to tell the story of Jane Goodall, a primatologist in Tanzania whose research changed our understanding of the natural world. Set to a mesmerizing score by composer Philip Glass, the documentary delivers a rare glimpse of real-life explorations of Goodall.
Movie Matinee:
The Greatest Showman
2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in this fun, family-friendly musical that draws the viewer into the dizzying world of the circus. Directed by Michael Gracey. (US, 2017)
Popcorn Movie: 
All the Money in the World
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

A fact-based kidnapping thriller with a top-notch cast to bring it to heart-pounding life. Directed by Ridley Scott. (US, 2017) 

This movie is for adults only.
Library Book Group:
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is enjoying another season of lively discussions -- always on the third Wednesday of the month. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you get a copy of this month's book to read.

Up for discussion on April 18 is Lincoln in the Bardo, a novel by George Saunders. It's won high praise from reviewers, including Vogue magazine, which hails the book as "an American patchwork of love and loss, giving shape to our foundational sorrows."
Will Power:
A celebration of William Shakespeare
Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29
We conclude our April programs with a weeklong celebration of The Bard in live performance and on film. Please note the 6:30 p.m. start time for all this week's evening screenings.

Opera Club: Hector Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict
1 p.m. Sunday, April 22

Filmed live at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2016, Berlioz's opéra comique adaption of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is envisioned through the dazzlingly creative eye of director Laurent Pelly. The London Philharmonic is conducted by Antonello Manacorda.

The Winter's Tale
6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23

This production from The Royal Shakespeare Company, filmed live at the Barbican Theatre, London, is a masterful version of Shakespeare's enduring story of jealousy, compassion and forgiveness. Directed by Gregory Doran. (1999)

The Winter's Tale Ballet
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24

The ballet is a visually stunning reimagining of Shakespeare's play by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the Royal Ballet. (2015)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a rich, immersive and darkly poetic adaptation of Shakespeare's witty comedy. Directed by Julie Taymor. (2014)

The Taming of the Shrew
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26

From Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, an intelligent, bawdy, and spirited production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Toby Frow. (2012)

Much Ado About Nothing
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27

Praised by the critics as a 'blissful romp' the RSC's production of Much Ado About Nothing, filmed live at Stratford-upon-Avon, boasts a delightful cast and a handsome production redolent of Downton Abbey. Directed by Christopher Luscombe. (2014)

12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28

In this sweeping, epic production of Shakespeare's most famous play, director and star Kenneth Branagh brings intensity, passion, and spectacle to cinema's only uncut version of Hamlet. (1996)

Live Concert: Duo Marchand
3 p.m. Sunday, April 29

Duo Marchand -- Marcia Young, soprano and harp, and Andrew Rutherford, lute -- brings our festival week to a musical conclusion with an  hour of songs and dances from the court of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's royal fan. A reception for the artists will follow the free performance.

Spring Bird Walk
with Robert Culbert
9 - 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28

With spring at hand, the avian world is stirring. Robert Culbert of Nature Watch will lead a lucky group of birding enthusiasts on a walk to one of his favorite hot spots. This program is free, but registration is required: sign up at the library or give us a call at 508-627-4221 to register, and for meeting place information.
Young Adult Book Club
3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4

Join Morgan after school for the third gathering of our new Young Adult Book Club. At this month's meeting we'll talk about J.K. Rowling's very first book in her famous series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone . All young adults are welcome to join. 

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

April in the Children's Room
Young friends help celebrate the birthday of children's librarian Elyce Bonnell.

Weekly Story Hours:
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays

Saturday Drop-In Crafts for all ages:
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kids under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Club
Mondays - Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

April programs

Story Hour: Animals and Their Caregivers
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5

This morning's story hour features
Tony the Trick Pony.

DIY Fridays: Make Pinecone Birds
3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 6

Dungeons & Dragons Group
1 p.m. Saturday, April 7

This is the first gathering of a group that will meet on the first
Saturday of each month, for ages 12 and up. Preregistration is required. Limited to 5 participants; call or stop by the library to sign up.

Story Hour: Animals and Their Caregivers
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12

The Farm Institute will visit, bringing
a mama ewe and her lambs.

DIY Fridays: Make Seashell Art
3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13

Vacation Week

Preschool Fire Safety Time
with the Edgartown Fire Dept.
Drop-in 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Explore the fire truck, meet the firefighters, play with rescue vehicles and learn about basic fire safety. Snacks will be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Collage-Making with Bricque
Drop-in 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Introduction to Coin Collecting
Drop-in 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

All ages are welcome. Kids under 9
must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Hour: Animals and Their Caregivers
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19

Hear stories and meet Julie Scott and her goats.

DIY Fridays: Make Clothespin Animals
Drop-in 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20

There's no school today, so our drop-in
craft activity runs through the day.

Preschool Puppet Open Playtime
Drop-in 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21

Play with the library's big collection of puppets
For ages 2-6 years, no  registration required. 
(Must be accompanied
by an adult.)

Monthly 4-H Club Meeting
6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

Preregistration is required, call or 
stop by  the library to sign up.

Story Hour: Animals and Their Caregivers
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26

This month-long series concludes with guests from
Angels Helping Animals and rescue dogs.

Baking with Elyce
3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27

This month's treat is a family recipe called "gunkies."
Preregistration is required, call or 
stop by the library to sign up.

Please Support the Library Friends,
Who Support Our Programs

Our programs at the Edgartown Library are supported by the Friends of the Edgartown Library, who have their own page on our website.

Upcoming meeting date: Friday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Coffee and light fare will be served, and all are welcome to attend.