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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
 Closings in May:
The library will close for staff training on the morning of Monday, May 7, opening at 1 p.m.
The library will close Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.
Here Comes May, Packed with Library Programs
Island pets and farm animals visited the library for special children's story hour programs in April.
Goats, sheep, rescue dogs and a miniature horse were among the library's special guests this past month -- and though there are fewer live animals on the calendar for this May, there are plenty of events coming up for children and adults. From origami lessons to yoga, from movies to a cooking class, and a panel discussion on landlord-tenant issues, it's all happening at your community library. Please read on: you'll find all the details below.

Lisa Sherman,
Chair Yoga with Carolyn Kildegaard
Class Meets at 10 a.m. on Three Wednesdays,
May 2, 9 and 16

This gentle Yoga practice while seated will include movement, breath training and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome. The class is free, but registration is required. Please call, email, or stop by the library to sign up.

Carolyn Kildegaard taught Yoga for 25 years before working full-time in community mental health at Martha's Vineyard Community Services. She holds a Master's Degree in East West Psychology, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Community Herbalist.
Big City: Three Films
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
May 2, 9 and 16
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2

This whimsical and oh-so-French comedy launches a three-film series in which the setting is just as important as the actors. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, it stars Audrey Tatou and Paris. All adults welcome. (2001)

Hope and Glory
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9

Director John Boorman drew from his own intense childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up during World War II. Starring Sarah Miles and London. (1987)

The Producers
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

From director Mel Brooks, a hilarious satire about the business side of Broadway. Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and New York. (1968)
Opera Club Matinee: 
Puccini's Turandot
1 p.m. Sunday, May 6

From London's Royal Opera House, here's a 2014 revival of director Andrei Serban's dark, thrilling production of Puccini's final opera. 

Soprano Lise Lindstrom sings what has become her signature role-- the icy Princess Turandot-- with drama and great musicality. Eri Nakamura makes a memorable Lui, and Marco Berti as Calaf gets to sing everyone's favorite tenor aria, "Nessun dorma." Henrik Nánási conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Royal Opera House.

The opera runs 2 ½ hours with intermission. All adults are welcome.
Landlord-Tenant-Roommate and Shared Housing:
A discussion and presentation
6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8

The featured speaker at this presentation of the Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program will be MVMP lead mediator Sara Barnes. Sara has provided dispute resolution services for Island tenants, landlords and neighbors finding themselves in challenging situations. 

A panel discussion with question & answer session will follow. The panel will include Island attorney Erik Hammarlund, Tisbury health agent Maura Valley and Ms. Barnes.

Light refreshments will be served. Please call 508-693-2999 or email info@mvmediation.org for more information.
Movie Matinee
A Taste of Honey
2 p.m. Saturday, May 12

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 by Tony Richardson, it remains a defining film of feminist and working class cultural movements. (UK, 1961)
Adventures in Slow Cooking
Lamb Saag: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15

Our May cooking demonstration -- and the final program of this year -- features a recipe for Lamb Saagwala. Lamb "Saag" is a delectable savory lamb and spinach Indian curry with just enough heat to keep things interesting. Join us to learn the easy slow cooker technique and stay to sample the delicious result.

This program is free, but registration is required. Please stop in or call the library to sign up.
Library Book Group
4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

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 May 16 is Shores Beyond Shores, a memoir of the Holocaust by Irene Butter. 
Young Adult Book Club
Two Wednesday meetings: May 9 and 23, 3pm-4pm

Join Morgan after school for this month's gatherings of our Young Adult Book Club. Our book for May 9 is The Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter, a feline fantasy. On that afternoon, the group will pick a book for its next meeting on May 23. All young adults ages 9 and up are welcome to join. 

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Island Libraries Sponsor Mini Maker Faire
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12,
At the MV Agricultural Hall

At the third annual Martha's Vineyard Mini Maker Faire, you can create, learn, invent, play, celebrate and be inspired by science, technology, arts, engineering and math. It's free, it's family friendly, and all ages are welcome. In this day filled with fun and learning, many of the presenters will have hands-on activities for children and adults. The spirit of the day is inclusive, and all makers are welcome.
May in the Children's Room
Making new friends in the Children's Room.

Weekly Events This Month:

Story Hours
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays
Story hours this month will feature American Sign Language and puppets.

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

Tuesday Preschool Open Paint Group
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Come and free paint using our collection
of fingerpaints and paintbrushes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

DIY Fridays in May
Every Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4: Star Wars 

Make a pool noodle light saber .

Friday, May 11: Make a Gift for Mom

Make a coupon book and card for Mom.

Friday, May 18: Recycling Crafts

We'll make pencil holders and plant holders out of recycled cassette tapes.

Friday, May 25: Baking Club

This month we're making
English muffin pizzas .
Pre-registration is required -- call the library
or stop by to sign up.

Saturday Events in May
All events are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 5: Origami Extravaganza

Come learn about the Japanese art of paper folding.
Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

May 12: Mother's Day Crafts

Make a coupon book and card for Mom -- we'll
supply all the materials .

May 19: Road Safety Day

With special guests from the Edgartown Police Department.
Open truck play day for kids of all ages. Food will be served. Meet the officers and explore the cruiser, play in the library's pop-up cruiser and fire trucks, and learn how to preperly install a car seat. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

May 26: Toddler Dance Party

Come move and groove with your
toddler under our disco ball!
Refreshments will be served .

Monthly Club Meetings in May
(Pre-registration is required)

Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Please call the library for information and to sign up.
Must have parental permission to participate .

4-H Club
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Lunch will be served. Call the library
for more information and 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, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Coffee and light fare will be served, and all are welcome to attend.