September 2021 508-627-4221
Expanded Library Hours
Please note: Masks are required for all library visitors over the age of two. Appointments are no longer required to visit the Children's Room.

Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

The library will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.


Please CLICK HERE to visit our website and learn more.

Still have questions? We’re here to help. Please call us at 508-627-4221 or email with your inquiries or special requests.
Adult Programs
[Online] Restorative Yoga
Sundays in September
Certified yoga instructor Jelisa Difo leads a weekly online class in restorative yoga, a practice that allows you to slow down, restore, and relax your body through passive stretching. No experience required.

Classes are on 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, & 9/26.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

[Online] The Discovery of a Masterpiece
Wednesday, September 8
Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections at the Hartley Dodge Foundation, will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

To request the Zoom link, email

This program is co-sponsored by the Chilmark, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, and Edgartown libraries.
[In Person] Birding Walk with Robert Culbert
Saturday, September 11
Robert Culbert, Island birding expert and “Bird News” columnist for the Vineyard Gazette, will guide a birding excursion at one of his favorite avian “hot spots” in Edgartown. Social distancing will be observed. The program is free, but registration is required. Registrants will be emailed directions to the meeting place.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

[Online] Author Talk: Meredith Hall, Beneficence
Monday, September 13
Meredith Hall, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Without a Map, will talk about her debut novel Beneficence, the story of a Maine farm family’s experience with a great loss.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo comments, “If the word ‘luminous’ didn’t already exist, you’d have to invent it to describe Meredith Hall’s radiant new novel Beneficence.”

Join us virtually to meet the author.

[Online] Broadway, Her Way with Pianist Adele Dreyer
Sunday, September 19
Imagine the thrill of a Broadway musical: the theater darkens, the programs are tucked away, and the overture begins! Join us in the audience when pianist Adele Dreyer performs an evening of great tunes from the American musical theatre, live from her Steinway to your living room.

[Online] Author Talk: Jean Stone, A Vineyard Crossing
Thursday, September 23
In the fourth book in author Jean Stone’s Martha’s Vineyard series, novelist Annie Sutton returns as the proprietor of the new Vineyard Inn on Chappaquiddick. When Annie finds herself in trouble and begins to question whether anyone on the Island is who (or what) they seem, the real drama begins. Join us for a lively talk with the author about this as well as her previous best-selling novels.

[Online] Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group
Man on the Train (France, 2003)
Monday, September 27
With expert direction from the French master Patrice Leconte, this crime-drama breaks out of the expectations of its genre to become a twisty story of friendship and fate. Screen legend Jean Rochefort and French pop icon Johnny Hallyday star. Available to stream for free on Kanopy with your library card.

This virtual film discussion group is facilitated by programs coordinator Virginia Munro.

[Online] Jamie Novak: 9 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen and Gain Valuable Space
Wednesday, September 29
If you can't see your kitchen countertop under all the clutter, then don't miss this online program. Join organizing humorist and author of Keep This, Toss That, Jamie Novak, when she shares her 9 secrets for a clutter-free kitchen.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

Kids, Teens, & Families
[In-Person] The Pinkletinks in Concert
Saturday, September 18
Families are invited to the library's front lawn (weather permitting) to see the Island’s popular kid rock band, The Pinkletinks. They'll perform classic children’s songs in a rock-band format, at a volume appropriate for children’s ears.

No registration necessary.
Daily Craft Bags To Go
Stop by the Children's Room during our open hours to pick up a daily craft! Limit one craft bag per child per day.

No registration necessary.
New Children's Books
Want to find out what new books can be checked out at the library? We have regularly updated lists of brand new children's books. From picture books to graphic novels to chapter books, we've got it all.

Click here to find your next favorite read.
Story Walk at Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary
The Edgartown Library and Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation have partnered to bring you a story walk every month.

This is a self-guided activity for children of all ages and their caregivers. For more information, click here.
Book Besties
Let us find the perfect books for your child
Too busy to make requests and browse online? Let us do the choosing for you! Just fill out this form with some details about your child's reading preferences, and our talented library staff will place items on the hold shelf for you to pick up.
CLAMS and Library Services
Free Extended WiFi

Get connected with free outdoor WiFi from the Edgartown Library. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to enjoy free internet access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can enjoy the library's WiFi from both of our parking lots or on the library lawn, with plenty of seating.
Lendable Technology

Chromebooks run the Chrome operating system and use Google services such as Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

WiFi Hotspots
Need internet access? Check out a mobile WiFi hotspot from the Edgartown Library for Internet on the go.

For more information, click here.
Get the CLAMS
Library App

The CLAMS app lets you browse collections, manage your account, add a digital library card, and more. It also includes special features like integrated NYT bestseller lists and Coming Soon titles. Take a tour of the app with Chris by clicking on the video.

Available for iOS and Android.
Library Card Signup

For information on how to sign up for a library card, click here.
Browse New Library Materials

Click on the lists below to find our newest and most popular titles. Please contact us if you need assistance putting items on hold - we are always happy to help.

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, audiobooks, language learning software, and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card, all for free.
Call or email the library to sign up, or click here to make an appointment.
Digital Services
There are several digital services you have access to as an Edgartown Library patron, and as a Massachusetts resident. From listening to audiobooks, to streaming Oscar-winning films, to getting free access to the New York Times online, check it all out by
The Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library is a volunteer organization that supports much of the rich programming the library offers.

The Friends' monthly meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 2 at 9:00am, and all are welcome to attend. Send an email to for a link to the meeting.

To donate to The Herb and Anita Foster Staff Education Fund, which supports professional development for Edgartown Library staff members who wish to pursue educational endeavors that support and enhance their role at the library, send a check to the Friends of the Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539, or click on this link and select The Herb and Anita Foster Staff Education Fund from the drop-down menu.

To learn how to sign your child up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a new partnership with the Friends that provides free books to children from birth through age five, click here.
phone: 508.627.4221