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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:
The Library is closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Let's Talk About the Future
Sounds Like Summer, the Library's series of Tuesday evening concerts on the front lawn, begins on July 10.
Thanks to everyone who gave generously of their time to participate in our two June forums to begin the process of crafting a five-year strategic plan for the Edgartown Public Library.

This month we will be distributing a public survey designed to give the library more community guidance in setting its priorities for the years immediately ahead. We'll be posting that survey on our Facebook page and the library website, and we'll have printed copies available here at the library. Again, thanks for your help as we look to the future together.

July is the month when our library's programs, for adults and for children, kick into high gear. Our popular Sounds Like Summer series of live concerts on the lawn will resume, and our first art exhibition of the season will hang on the program room's gallery wall. Our summer series of French films continues, and filling in the weeks are music programs, book talks and lectures on medicine, technology and science history.

Meanwhile in the Children's Room, our summer reading initiative has begun, and a rich mix of programs fills the July and August calendar. You can read about it all below -- and you can click here to download a printable version of the children's summer calendar.

Wishing you an enjoyable summer on the Vineyard, and here at the Edgartown Public Library.

Lisa Sherman,
Please Support the Library Friends,
Who Support Our Programs

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

The group's next monthly meeting is  Friday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Coffee and light fare will be served, and all are welcome to attend. 
July's Art Exhibit: 'As I See It'
paintings by Bill Buckley
Opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 7

Artist Bill Buckley takes the viewer on a private tour of the Island, through every town, and into quiet woodlands and beaches. The artist will be present to answer questions about the work and take your comments. His paintings will be exhibited on the gallery wall of our Program Room through the month.
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Deep Dive into French Cinema: 
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

All summer, the library is screening gems from the French cinema, including classics, contemporary film and more obscure treasures. Come along for the whole ride and experience the range and richness of French film, or stop in for a personal favorite or two. This series is presented in tribute to Jack Wildauer.

Jean de Florette (1986)
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
Visually sumptuous and magnificently acted, this historical drama set in the French countryside has all the power of a Greek tragedy. Starring Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, and Gerard Depardieu in the title role. Claude Berri directs.

Manon of the Spring (1987)
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18
A shepherdess (Emmanuelle B é art) is determined to avenge her father. The sequel to Jean de Florette is beautifully acted and a feast for the eyes. Directed by Claude Berri.

My Golden Days (2015)
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25
A transcendent, very personal elegy to young love from writer/director Arnaud Desplechin .
Chappaquiddick: Two Screenings
7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
& 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21

A lucid, nuanced and compelling telling of the 1969 accident at the Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick and its turbulent aftermath. Instead of scandal, this film examines the broken moral compass of a driven politician. Directed by John Curran, with Jason Clarke, Bruce Dern, and Kate Mara. (2018)
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Sounds Like Summer!
Our popular series begins
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10

Sounds Like Summer, the library's tradition of presenting free, family-friendly concerts on the lawn, begins on July 10 and continues on Tuesdays through this month and next. Here's the July lineup:

Tuesday, July 10: The Jon Zeeman Band
Guitar hero Jon Zeeman brings his bluesy rock to kick off this summer's series.

Tuesday, July 17: The Joel Harrison Trio
Harrison and his popular trio bring cool jazz standards to the summer night.

Tuesday, July 24: The PickPocket Bluegrass Band
Led by Dana Edelman and Charlie Giordano, the band plays toe-tappin' roots music.

Tuesday, July 31: Sabrina and the Groovers
Diva Sabrina and the band bring their R&B groove to the library lawn.

S pirituals Choir Performs
3 p.m. Saturday, July 14

Led by Jim Thomas, founder and president of the organization, the Spirituals Choir returns to the Edgartown Library for an afternoon of inspiration, education, and fun. All are welcome to this free performance.
The U.S. Slave Song Project (USSSP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about authentic U.S. slave songs. U.S. slave songs, also known as Negro spirituals, are true American folk music. They were sung by slaves between 1619 and 1865, when the last slaves were freed.
Introduction to Guitar
with Tom Ignacio
4 p.m. Friday, July 20

From hard rock and heavy metal to country twangs and bluesy lines, guitars are versatile, fun, and even therapeutic. Tom will go over what you need to know begin your guitar journey. If you've got one, bring it along, otherwise you can borrow one of the library's brand new instruments.
Opera Club Matinee: 
Giuseppe Verdi's  Un Ballo in Maschera
1 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Filmed live at the Leipzig Opera, Verdi's 1859 tale of political intrigue, forbidden love, and assassination was based originally on the murder of King Gustav III of Sweden. The cast includes Massimiliano Pisapia, Franco Vassallo, and Chiara Taigi. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and the unique production is directed by Ermanno Olmi. 

The opera runs 2 ½ hours with intermission (2005).
* Talks & Workshops *
Diagnosis and Treatment
Of Chronic Lyme Disease
7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 

Enid Haller,   MSW, Ph.D., founder of the Lyme Support Group of Martha's Vineyard and the Lyme Center of Martha's Vineyard, will talk about changes and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease, and her work with the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.
iPad Workshop
with Kathy Lavieri
10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26

Become better acquainted with your iPad at the Edgartown Library. We will explore topics including: iPad terminology, organizing your apps, keeping your iPad up-to-date, becoming familiar with iCloud.  If you had a chance to join us at the library last summer for one of the iPad sessions, come back for a refresher and some new tips and tricks.   
This session will be led by Kathy Lavieri, a technology trainer with over 20 years of experience working with adult learners. The session is free, but registration is required. Call 508-627-4221 or stop in to sign up.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Edgartown Council on Aging.
Taking the Measure 
of the Heavens:
How Galileo Galilei and Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Enlarged Our View of the Cosmos
Astronomer Dr. Bruce Ward
7 p.m. Thursday, July 26

Dr. Ward will compare the breakthrough work of two scientists separated by more than 300 years. And examine how findings from astronomy are at the core of understanding some of humankind's Big Questions - how did it all begin, where are we in the Cosmos, and what is Earth's ultimate fate?
Author Talk 
with Rob Bierregaard
and illustrator Kate Garchinsky
Journeys: An Osprey's First Migration
And an Author's First Book
7 p.m. Monday, July 30

Rob Bierregaard's book, Belle's Journey, An Osprey Takes Flight, has just been published. In the first part of his talk,  Rob will describe the science of his satellite tracking studies of osprey migration and what has been learned about how native ospreys find their way to South America and back.

The second part of the talk will chronicle his own journey as a first-time author. Kate Garchinsky, who illustrated the book, will display some of the original artwork that appears in the book and talk about her process in illustrating a children's book. 

July in the Children's Room

Art programs on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. are among the most
popular programs in the Children's Room.

Weekly Events in July:

Story Hours
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories at the Playground. Join us at the Robinson Road Rec Area
(near the Boys and Girls Club and tennis courts). All ages welcome.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. -- Musical Story Time. Join us at the library to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared to ages 3-5, but all are welcome.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Lap-Sit Storytime. At the library, this program is 
for infants and children up to 24 months with a caregiver. 

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Daily Drop-in Crafts. For all ages --
k ids under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Little Artists Open Paint. Come use our collection of fingerpaints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Sensory Play Group. At the library, open to all. Play with our
water/sand table and explore the different stations, which will change weekly.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.