February 2020
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Library Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Closings in February
Closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day
The program room was filled with the vintage sounds of clicking keys on Jan. 18,
the afternoon of the Great Edgartown Type-In.
Please Support the Friends,
Who Support Our Programs
The Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, a volunteer organization that supports much of the rich programming at the library, holds its next monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. All are welcome to attend.

Please consider supporting our Friends by clicking on the link below.

SAVE THE DATE: A Dine to Donate event benefiting the Friends will be at Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs on Thursday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. A ticket must be presented at the time of payment, so please stop by or call the library for more details.
Film Series Continues
Our series of food-themed films continues in February. To keep you from gnawing on the furniture, healthy, guilt-free snacks will be served.
Please note, these films are for adults.
Dinner Rush
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5
This tight, well-paced ensemble piece about a hot downtown New York restaurant has authentic detail and terrific performances. Directed by Bob Giraldi (US, 2000)
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12
A star chef hits the road (via a food truck) to reawaken his passion for cooking and for life. Light fare but lots of fun.
Written and directed by Jon Favreau. (US, 2014)
Babette's Feast
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19
A moving fable, the story of the mysterious Babette, a 19th-century political refugee from Paris who seeks shelter in a bleak Danish coastal town. Directed by Gabriel Axel, and starring Stéphane Audran.
(Denmark & France, 1987) 
The Trip to Italy
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26
On a culinary tour of Italy, two friends (Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon) enjoy sumptuous meals and lively conversation. The film’s comedy ranges from droll to hilarious, but it’s the poignancy that is the real surprise here. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. (UK, 2014)
Other Events This Month
Climate Talk: Toward a Renewable
Energy Island
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
Rob Hannemann, chair of the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee (comprising representatives from all of the Island towns’ energy committees), will speak about the vision of the Vineyard becoming a 100% Renewable Energy Island by 2040.

This campaign is connected to a non-binding resolution that will be on the annual town meeting warrants. Join us for this presentation and bring your questions. 
Library Hosts Public Hearing on VTA Charging Stations
4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
A public hearing on plans by the Vineyard Transit Authority for $1.4 million in upgrades to Edgartown's Church Street bus station -- the centerpiece of which involves charging equipment for the VTA's electric buses -- will be held in the library program room at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Gardening Workshop
with Roxanne Kapitan
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Winter is the perfect time to plan for a garden that nourishes people, wildlife, and the planet. Learn how to use regenerative gardening practices to grow edible plants, conserve water and make compost in your own backyard. Facilitated by Roxanne Kapitan, Landscape Manager at Oakleaf Landscape, and organic grower for Middletown Nursery.
Opera Club
1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
From the Metropolitan Opera, a brilliant comic turn by mezzo soprano Marilyn Horne powers this classic Jean-Pierre Ponelle production of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri . James Levine conducts the Met’s Orchestra and Chorus. Filmed live at the Met in 1986.
Valentine's Day
Movie Matinee:
2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
There will be lots of chocolate both on-screen and off for our screening of Chocolat , a delectable romantic comedy. Directed by Lassa Hallström, it stars Juliette Binoche, Judy Dench, and Johnny Depp. (US & UK, 2000)
Nancy Jephcote & Friends
-- Running the Gamut
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Known for her remarkable range of musical talents -- among them singing, fiddling, early music performance, folk guitar, and composition -- Island favorite Nancy Jephcote will bring us an afternoon of music to warm the winter day. She’ll be joined by long-time collaborators Paul Thurlow and Anthony Esposito. 
Adult Community Dance
Classes with The Yard :
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 6, 13 & 27
(no class Feb. 20)
The Yard's free adult community dance classes with Jesse Keller Jason continue on Thursday mornings. Participants at all levels are welcomed, but sign-up is suggested since space is limited.
Islanders Dance: Salsa
1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 16

The MV Ballroom Dancers will be coming to you as dance ambassadors once a month on Sundays, from 1:30-2:30, with a different class at each library. In Edgartown we’re hosting a salsa class, led by Sergio Racig and Esther Deming. All levels of dance experience welcome; no partner is necessary.
The MV Ballroom Dancers have been sponsoring weekly programs and special dances for over 25 years. For more information, visit ballroomdancemv.org  or call Tom Carberry at 508-693-3651.
Vineyard Vegan Society
Healthy Foods Giveaway
Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21

The Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society is back with their monthly free food distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone is welcome. Members of the Society will be here to share recipes, serve healthy snacks, and provide information on the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. One bag per adult, while supplies last.
Adventures in Slow Cooking:
Chicken Tikka Masala
1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25
There’s nothing tastier than Indian food in the winter. The aromatics and spices filling the kitchen smell all the more tantalizing when the weather outside is chilly. This month we’ll be putting together a scrumptious chicken tikka masala simple enough to make for a weeknight meal but special enough to serve as a weekend treat. Come learn the method and taste the results. Please call or stop in to register, as space is limited.
Tech Time with Chris
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with our tech guru Chris on Tuesday mornings, 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.
Call the library, or fill out this form to make an appointment for a half-hour with Chris, or just drop in to see if there's a space.
Young Adult Programs
Space Adventure
& Book Club:
Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.
Players will get a chance to roleplay a multi-species crew exploring the universe on a ship of their creation.

Once a month we'll take a break to read and discuss a book taking place somewhere in the cosmos. Our book for discussion on Feb. 25 is "A Thousand Pieces of You" by Claudia Grey. After our book discussion we will travel into that story to go exploring. Be warned, you must always obey the prime directive: Have fun!
YA Game Night
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.
Here's the night for your teen to get all the gaming fun without the digital daze that comes with video games. We'll have classics as well as some great new games. And we provide snacks -- because gamers need to eat, too.
Children's Weekly Programs
Open Paint Group
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come use our collection of finger paints and assorted brushes,
paint and dot art. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in After School Crafts
Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in. For ages 8 and up.

Discovery Days with the Family Center
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us each week for the Family Center's Discovery Days program. The theme changes every week. Program is geared toward toddlers and pre-K aged children.

Toddler Story Time
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
This program is geared toward toddlers and pre-K aged children.

Library Playdate
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Come play at the library with toys and friends! Toddlers and pre-K aged children and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading in a warm environment. Please note, this is an unsupervised program, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children's Special Events
Stop & Go Party
Saturday, Feb. 1
10:30 a.m. to noon
Kick off Black History Month by honoring Garrett Morgan, one of the inventors of the traffic light. We will have a traffic light-themed craft and snacks as well as books about transportation. All ages welcome; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Cake Decorating Workshop
Friday, Feb. 7
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Please call the library or stop in to enter your child's name into the drawing for a spot in this workshop; class size is limited to 12, and is for ages 8 and up. Participants will be contacted prior to the workshop to confirm attendance.
Make a Valentine
Saturday, Feb. 8
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We'll have all the supplies you need to create a Valentine for someone special. All ages welcome; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
New! Felix Neck
Nature Program
Wednesday, Feb. 12
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for an after-school program with Felix Neck, geared toward children ages 8 and up. Each month we'll feature a different environmental activity and craft.
Celebrating Jackie Robinson
Wednesday, Feb. 19
3 to 4 p.m.
Black History Month continues with our celebration of the legendary baseball player. We'll have themed crafts and books on hand about Mr. Robinson. All ages welcome; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
School Vacation Week Events
Clifford the Big Red Dog's Birthday Party
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Open Paint Group
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Music with Sara Piazza
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Zumba for Kids with Julie Meader
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 3 to 4 p.m.

Discovery Days with the Family Center
Thursday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Dr. Seuss Story Time
Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
With a special visit from the Cat in the Hat.

Movie Marathon Double Feature
Friday, Feb. 28
Addams Family at 11 a.m.
The Big Trip at 1 p.m.

Leap Day Celebration
Saturday, February 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Come celebrate the leap year with us! We will have games, refreshments, and supplies to create your own time capsule. 
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phone: 508.627.4221