April 2020
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A Message From the Library Director
The Edgartown Library's online services remain open, and library staff are available and always looking for new and creative ways to serve our community through this unprecedented time, as you'll see below.

The library remains here for you, and we welcome your comments, questions, and ideas. Staff are available to assist our patrons, and may be reached by calling our main line at 508-627-4221 (this number is monitored, and we will return your call as soon as possible) or by emailing us at info@edgartownlibrary.org.

Please visit our website often. We'll be adding new programs every week, and will continue to develop and expand our digital services.

We wish all of our patrons health and safety, and we are committed to continuing to serve everyone as we take care of ourselves and each other.

~Lisa Sherman, Library Director
COVID-19 Resources
Free Digital Services
There are several digital services you have access to as an Edgartown Library patron, and as a Massachusetts resident. From audiobooks, to streaming Oscar winning films, to free access to the New York Times online, check it all out below.

All you need is your library card number and PIN (if you need a reset or reminder of your library card information, just give us a call
or send an email. )
Libby, by Overdrive
Audiobooks, eBooks,
Magazines, and more
Edgartown Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, and streaming video, all available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

Download Libby from the app store, or visit www.clamsnet.overdrive.com .

To see a short video tutorial on how to use the Libby app, click here.

To see a short video tutorial on how to use Overdrive, click here.
Streaming Video Service
Kanopy showcases more than
30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries, acclaimed films, independent and foreign cinema, rare and hard-to-find titles, and
classic films.

Download Kanopy from the app store, or visit www.edgatrown.kanopy.com .

To see a short video tutorial on how to use Kanopy on your computer, click here.

To see a short video tutorial on how to use the Kanopy app, click here.
Movies, TV Shows, Music, Comics, eBooks, and more
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to enjoy movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone, and even on your TV. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. 

Download Hoopla from the app store, or visit www.hoopladigital.com and click "Sign Up."

To see a short video tutorial on how to use Hoopla on your computer, click here.

To see a short video tutorial on how to use the Hoopla app, click here.
New York Times
Free Online Access
You can now access the New York Times online for free. Simply click here and enter the code c59d2806040934a2 , then create a username and password.

Use that information to "Log In" upon every future visit to www.nytimes.com
or when using the app.
Missing your daily dose of the crossword puzzle? Please email us at info@edgartownlibrary.org, and we'll do our best to assist you remotely.
Learn a Language
Whether you have a cultural curiosity or a linguistic ambition, Mango's website and mobile app can help you learn more than 70 world languages.

Download Mango from the app store, or visit www.mangolanguages.com .

 Coming soon : Little Pim , an award-winning online foreign language program for kids, will be available for free for our patrons.
Online Resources
Did you know? As a Massachusetts resident, you can sign up for a free Boston Public Library eCard, which gets you access to tons of free digital resources like the Jazz Music Library, National Geographic Virtual Library, Lynda.com, and more.

Sign up for a BPL eCard at www.bpl.org/ecard .

See all of BPL's online resources here .
Need a Library Card?
In our continuing efforts to provide our patrons with access to quality library services, the Edgartown Library has created the option to receive a temporary library card. This card will grant you access to all the above resources, including Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the New York Times online.

Fill out the application below, download it, and email it to us at info@edgartownlibrary.org

Cards will be valid until June 30, 2020. ID is not required at this time, but upon re-opening, we will request ID in order to convert your temporary card into a permanent card. If you need any assistance, please email us at info@edgartownlibrary.org.

Library Blogs
Trash Panda's Quarantine Food Blog
Get meal ideas using existing ingredients
Feast your eyes on Library Assistant Chris Look's many meal creations on his new food blog. Follow his alter ego, Trash Panda, as he spruces up leftovers, digs all the way to the back of his fridge and cabinets, and talks at length about how much he loves eating. Explore techniques for using what you have on hand to create tasty and fulfilling dishes at home.

Check out his blog at trashpandaepl.wordpress.com .

Feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to cook with what you've got? Send Trash Panda a list of ingredients or a picture of your fridge or cupboards, and get personalized advice on creating something delicious. Email him at trashpandaepl@gmail.com with all of your food questions.
Have Library Card, Will Travel
Travel blog
with Kerith
Join Library Assistant Kerith as she looks through photo albums and revisits her adventures around the world. She'll be listing books, movies, music, and other resources that draw memories of these special places, and all materials highlighted are available to you with your CLAMS card!

Join Kerith on her travels at https://sites.google.com/view/eplblog/home
Virtual Celebration of
National Poetry Month
The Living Room Readings:
A LIVE Zoom Event with poets
Fan Ogilvie & Arnie Reisman
Two poets, two living rooms, and a live audience
Thursday, April 23 7:00 p.m
What better way to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday than with a live reading from two of our favorite island poets? Join us via Zoom and take a front row seat.
Sign up at info@edgartownlibrary.org , and we'll send you an invitation to join the party.
This month we've collected poems from some of our very best Island poets to share with you:
Fan Ogilvie
Fan Ogilvie is a poet, teacher of poetry and organizer of poetry workshops. In 1984 she received a Chester Jones Foundation commendation award. She is included in two chapbooks, The Other Side of the Hill and In a Certain Place . Her poems are published in The Poet and The Poem Anthology, Poet Lore, Three Sisters, Z’Arts, Fulcrum, An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics, The Martha’s Vineyard Journal of Writing, online on Fieralingue, the Poet’s Corner and others. She helped to organize the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Program, and taught poetry at the Featherstone Center for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard from 1996 until 2007.

Arnie Reisman
Arnie Reisman is an award-winning writer, producer and performer, who is featured in commercial and public television, radio, corporate video, private and public media publications, theatre and film. In 2014 he was selected as the Poet Laureate of Martha's Vineyard. He has since unified and promoted the Island's poetry scene to great success.

Jill Jupen
Jill Jupen, Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate (2019-2021), has been published in several literary journals including Green Mountain Review, Hunger Mountain, Dakota Territory, and Rattle. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, in 2018 she won the Plan B Press poetry chapbook contest. This award led to the publication of “The Space Between." She founded and leads the Martha’s Vineyard Poets Collective.

Rose Styron
Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, editor, and human rights activist. She has authored four poetry collections, Fierce Day  (Friesen Press, 2015),  By Vineyard Light  (Rizzoli, 1995),  Thieves' Afternoons  (Viking, 1973), and  From Summer to Summer  (Viking, 1965). 

Donald Nitchie
Donald Nitchie’s poetry collection Driving Lessons was published in 2007. He leads Poetry Drop-in Sessions at local libraries, and will be offering a writing workshop online in May for the Edgartown Library.

Virtual Music Festival:
Edgartown Library Showcase
We're showcasing just a few of the great musicians who have performed at the Edgartown Library. Click on the links below to enjoy.
Jon and Zoe Zeeman
Music from Jon and Zoe Zeeman: because sometimes it feels so good to have the blues...
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish perform the perfect social distancing song.
Jeremy Berlin
Jeremy Berlin scorches Thelonius Monk's jazz standard.
A taste of Michael Nigro's group, Trio Camino.
Classical guitarist Michael Nigro sends a musical prayer.
Virtual Film Series
All Edgartown Library patrons have free access to Kanopy, one of the world’s greatest and most complete film collections, as well as Hoopla, a digital collection of movies, music, audio and eBooks.

To start you on your journey, we’ve programmed a few film series. Whether you’re a devoted enthusiast eager to further your film literacy, or just want to scarf some popcorn and forget about the world, Kanopy (K) and Hoopla (H) will fit the bill. 
Simply click on the titles below and log in!

Some Like it Noir
Haunting, dark, and creepy, this low-budget noir lives on as an artistically important film and one of the genre's best examples. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
(1945) (K)

A great cast and cunning direction propels this gripping film noir wrapped in a romantic melodrama. Directed by Lewis Milestone. (1946) (K)

French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville’s heist film is a jaunty homage to Hollywood gangster films and the “New Wave” director at his best. (1955) (K)

From post-war Britain, a gritty noir about a former RAF pilot who joins a gang of black marketeers. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. (1948) (K)

Director Rudolph Maté builds the swift-paced suspense in this classic noir by telling the story entirely in flashbacks. (1950) (K)
Passion for Fashion
An affectionate introduction to the indelible chronicler of NY street fashion and society for the New York Times. Directed by Richard Press. (2011) (K)

The charismatic “Empress of Fashion” reigned over Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute for almost half a century. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. (2012) (K)

This fast-paced look at Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and formidable fashionista, is like flipping through a big, fat, glossy magazine. Directed by Fabien Constant. (2013) (K)

A great old-school rap soundtrack supports this genesis of hip-hop fashion from the Bronx in the ‘70s to its influence on the catwalks of today. Directed by Sacha Jenkins. (2015) (K)

Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the iconic haute couture house, with
special love directed at the hardworking seamstresses who construct these
remarkable works of art by hand. Directed by Frédéric Tcheng. (2015) (K)

Exploring the underbelly of professional modeling, this engrossing documentary follows 13- year-old Nadya from her home in Siberia to Tokyo, where she’s been promised wealth in the fashion world. Directed by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon. (2012) (K)

Legendary in the fashion world, “The Battle of Versailles” was a charity fundraiser for the restoration of the palace pitting a dream team of American fashion designers against the big boys of the French couture establishment. Deborah Draper directs. (2012) (K)

Want more? Explore Kanopy’s series on fashion design “Designer Marathon.”
Virtual Meditation Series: Center, Stretch, Relax
During these times of high anxiety we've reached out to one of the most centered people we know for some help. Carolyn Kildegaard has studied, practiced, and taught yoga for over forty years. She has a Masters' degree in East West Psychology and fifteen years experience as a mental health clinician on Martha's Vineyard. Her Chair Yoga classes are a favorite among our patrons. Plug in your earbuds and let Carolyn's gentle voice guide you through the static. Just click on each link and press the play button.
Remote Tech Time
Sign up for a one-on-one session with our tech savvy library staff, and upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to access e-books, audio books, language learning software and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card, all for free. Sessions are available every Tuesday-Saturday afternoon.
Call or email the library, or click here to make an appointment.
Young Adult Virtual Programs
Space Adventure Book Club
Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Join Captain Chris on the UCP Schmorgenborgen *of dealth* for a fun romp through the multiverse, now featuring online play. Using the power of the internet, and our friends at Roll20, we will be able to continue our mission to explore the worlds created by our favorite authors.

New to the crew? No problem. Everyone ages 10-16 are welcome, and character creation takes mere minutes. Just follow this sign-up link to create your Roll20 account and get into the game. We will also be using Discord for voice chat if you'd like to sign-up for that as well.

If you need help signing up, please email clook@clamsnet.org for assistance.
Board Game Club
1 to 3 p.m.
Meet up with all of your library friends to play some board games digitally. Thanks to our friends at Tabletopia and Board Game Arena we can play together online for free. There's no apps to download, just click the links above and sign-up for access to hundreds of free multi-player games. There are chat features on both platforms, but we will be using Discord as well if you'd like to communicate with voice.

If you need help signing up, please email clook@clamsnet.org for assistance.
Children's Virtual Programs
Looking for some fun activities to do at home with the kids? Be sure to visit the  Edgartown Library's Children's Place  on Facebook! Check out the page regularly for:

  • Live storytime Mondays through Fridays at 10:30am
  • DIY tutorials
  • Craft ideas
  • Updates about our gecko Seamora
  • & more!
Live Storytime with Elyce
Every day Mon-Fri
Read stories and sing songs with our Children's Librarian Elyce, live! All storytimes are recorded and can be viewed anytime, watch them here.
2020 Census
Census results impact our community every day by helping to shape federal funding for things like local schools, roadway construction, library funding, support for families in need, and more. Watch the video above for a quick overview.

Have you completed the census yet? If not, now is the time! You can respond online, by phone or by email. Please note, you do not need a Census ID to complete the Census.
email: info@edgartownlibrary.org 
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