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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
  Children's Room Closing:
Please note, the Children's Room is closed through Saturday, March 3,
while sound-absorbing material is applied to the ceiling.
Our Anniversary Month at the Library
Concert by the Celtic duo, Stanley & Grimm, was a highlight of February's programs at the library.
This month brings the spring equinox on March 20 and, on the very next day, the second anniversary of our opening of Edgartown's new library. We're jumping into spring, and into our third year in this beautiful new facility, with a month packed with programs. We invite you to read the details below, mark your calendars and join us.

Lisa Sherman,
Chair Yoga Classes Continue March 2, 9 and 16: Fridays at 10 a.m.

This gentle Yoga practice while seated includes movement, breath training and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome for this class led by Carolyn Kildegaard. 

Classes continue on Friday mornings through March 16. Please call or visit the library to register for this free series.

My Heart's in the Highlands:
Scottish Society Singers Perform
3 p.m. Saturday, March 3
The Martha's Vineyard Scottish Society Singers, under the direction of Philip Dietterich, will perform songs of nature, love, Scottish triumph and travail. A new setting of the wintry Scottish sea song, Turn Ye to Me, by associate director and composer Dorian Lopes, will be presented by a select group of Island soloists.  

Join us for a winter's afternoon of heart-warming harmony. All are welcome.
Opera Club Presents Verdi's  La Traviata
1 p.m. Sunday, March 4

The Glyndebourne Festival's youthful, 2014 production of the Verdi favorite makes it all fresh and new, and introduces the sensational Russian soprano, Venera Gimadieva, as Violetta. Michael Fabiano sings Alfredo, and Tassis Christoyannis, his father. Tom Cairns directs, with Sir Mark Elder conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  All adults are welcome.
AARP Tax Squad Returns
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 
March 5

Volunteers, certified and trained under the AARP Tax Aide Program, will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers, with a special emphasis on those sixty years and older.  Sessions are by appointment only and will be held at the Edgartown Library March 5 and April 5. Please c all the Edgartown Council on Aging at 508-627-4368 to secure an appointment.
Popcorn Movie Night Presents  Lady Bird
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6

A coming of age story takes wing with a perfect cast and fine writing. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, and directed by Greta Gerwig. (US, 2017)
Wednesday Night Movie:
Darkest Hour
March 7 at 7 p.m.

Buoyed by Gary Oldman's phenomenal performance as Winston Churchill, the film is a completely absorbing portrait of a great leader, his public triumphs, and his private moments of self-doubt. Directed by Joe Wright. (UK, 2017)
Adventures in Slow Cooking
Chicken Tagine: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13

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.
Women's Winter Film Series Presents
A Taste of Honey
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.

With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey -based on her prize winning play-- is still a startling work of realism. Directed and co-scripted with Tony Richardson, a leading light of the British New Wave, it remains a defining film of feminist and working-class cultural movements. Come join us, and celebrate the playwright and screenwriter, Shelagh Delaney. All adults welcome. 

This program is co-sponsored by The Women's Committee of We Stand Together/Estamos Todos Juntos

Wednesday Night Movie:
I, Tonya
March 14 at 7 p.m.

A darkly comedic, subversive film with moments of genius provided by leading actor, Margot Robbie, as the fierce, embattled title character, Tonya Harding. Directed by Craig Gillespie. (US, 2017)
Singers & Springers: Crickets, Katydids
and Grasshoppers of Martha's Vineyard
An illustrated talk with Matt Pelikan
3 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Common, widespread, but little-known, the Island's Orthoptera -- crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers -- are the current obsession of Oak Bluffs naturalist and MV Times columnist Matt Pelikan. His eight-year study has documented about 50 species of these genial insects on the Vineyard.   

Join Matt for an introduction to the lives of these peculiar critters and some tips on where and how to hear or see them.

Our Next Film Series, 4 from the '50s,
Opens with
The Talented Mr. Ripley
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28

The sensual glamour of Italy in the late 1950s--a playground for young, rich American expatriates--is beautifully captured in this stylish thriller, loosely based on a Patricia Highsmith novel. Directed by Anthony Minghella. (US, 1999)

This is the first in a series of four Wednesday evening films, continuing through April 18.
Library Book Group:
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21

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 March 21 is Since We Fell, a new novel by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island.
Young Adult Book Club:
3-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7

Join Morgan after school for the Young Adult Book Club. At this month's meeting we'll talk about Katherine Applegate's book, The One and Only Ivan. All young adults are welcome to join. 

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

March in the Children's Room
Kids enjoyed February's story hour visit with the Edgartown firefighters.

Weekly Story Hours:
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays with Elyce (celebrating Dr. Seuss all this month)
10:30 a.m. on Saturdays with Weezie

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.

 After School Crafts:
Mondays - Fridays 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Special programs:

Make Your Own Headbands
3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9

We'll supply all the materials so you can create
your own unicorn and cat-ear headbands.
No registration required.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14

Since today is a half-day at school,
we'll start with a party from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Then join the Farm Institute to plant Shamrock seeds
to take home, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Equine 4-H Club
6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21

Join our monthly meeting. Registration is required.

Making Chalkboard Slime
3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 23

We will supply all of the ingredients
to make Chalkboard Slime to take home.

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

This month, we'll be making Rice Krispie eggs filled with treats.
Preregistration is required. For ages 9 and 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, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Coffee and light fare will be served, and all are welcome to attend.