September 2022

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Library Hours

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am-6pm

Wednesday: 10am-6pm

Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-5pm


Library closures this month:

Monday, September 5th - Closed for Labor Day


Questions?


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Still have questions? We’re here to help. Please call us at 508-627-4221 or email info@edgartownlibrary.org with your inquiries or special requests.

The wide array of programs at the Edgartown Library are funded in large part by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. The Friends are a volunteer organization whose mission is to raise funds and support the library and its programs. Please consider supporting the Friends today by clicking here.


Want to join? The Friends' next monthly meeting will be held at the library on Thursday, September 1st at 9:00am, and all are welcome to attend.


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

Support the Friends with your own piece of vintage library history!


Purchase this limited edition vintage-designed Edgartown Public Library card for $5; all proceeds will support library programming. Love your current barcode? No problem - we can easily match your vintage card to your your existing barcode. Each card comes with its own handy carrying sleeve for easy storage, just like the old days. Inquire about yours at the circulation desk today!

NEW: Free Access to

The Washington Post Online

The Edgartown Library now provides free access to The Washington Post online. Simply click the link below (or go here on our website) and create an account, which can be used for every future visit to The Washington Post. Access is available for 7 days. After 7 days, you can click the link and sign in using the account you created.


Get free access by clicking here.

Adult Programs

[In Person] Movement for Wellness, with Tessa Permar

Mondays (no class on 9/5)

10am

Tessa Permar has taught movement for over 15 years and draws from traditions of yoga, tai chi, Pilates, modern dance, acrobatics, Capoeira, and voice work. Participants will be led through a series of gentle exercises to release tension and connect to each individual’s personal range of motion and sense of well-being. This workshop encourages exploration of movement, gentle strength-building, and connection to music. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. The library will have a limited number of mats available for use. All body types, abilities, and levels are welcome.


Registration is requested.


Classes will be on September 12, 19, and 26.

Please note, there will be no class on September 5.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[In Person] Vinyasa Power Yoga, with Colleen Macsuga (all levels)

Saturdays

9am

Colleen Macsuga leads a Vinyasa class that is therapeutic, creative, and powerful. Vinyasa (a practice designed to help you heal while keeping you in peak physical shape) incorporates elements of strength building, making it a dynamic experience. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. The library will have a limited number of mats available for use. All levels are welcome; each pose is guided from the foundation to the full expression.


Registration is requested.


Classes will be on September 3, 10, 17, and 24.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[In Person] Fly Tying Workshop with Tim Sheran

Saturday, September 3

10:30am

Learn the ancient art form of fly tying with Tim Sheran, fly fishing expert and owner of Vineyard Vise. In this hour-long workshop, you will learn how to tie your own fly, as well as what flies work best to attract fish in our local waters.


Registration is required.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[Online] Build it; Build it Better: Poetry Workshops

Wednesdays, September 7 & 21

4:30pm

In poet Donald Nitchie’s writing workshop, participants will have an opportunity to build a poem prompted and inspired by poetry that Donald will choose for the exercise. Participants will also have a chance to submit a poem or two of their own for the group to read and discuss during the second half of the workshop. Positive peer assessment can help you through a writing problem and give you a new perspective on your work. Once registered, you will be emailed the workshop materials.


Registration is required.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[In Person] Talking Ticks with the Experts

Saturday, September 10

10:30am

Dick Johnson will discuss the different ticks and tick-borne illnesses prevalent on Martha's Vineyard, as well as alpha-gal syndrome, a recently identified type of food allergy to red meat and other products made from mammals. He will also outline steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your pets from tick-borne diseases, and will answer your tick-related questions. Patrick Roden-Reynolds, public health biologist, will also participate and be available to answer your questions


No registration necessary.


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

[In Person] Tech Time at the Anchors

Wednesday, September 14

11am - 12pm


Do you have questions about using your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or other devices? The Edgartown Library is partnering with the Edgartown Council on Aging to provide tech time sessions every month at The Anchors. Call 508-627-4368 to register.


You can also stop by the library during our open hours for tech help, or schedule a tech appointment by clicking here.

[In Person] Salt Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 14

4pm

Sign up for this monthly workshop where you will learn about all aspects of Island seafood, from preparation to the ecological importance of buying local. You'll leave with not only something for dinner, but also the knowledge of how to process your next catch.

This month we will be learning how to shuck some of our island's finest bounty: the oyster.



Registration is required.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[Online] Chef Look Cooks: Clams Linguine

Thursday, September 15

5pm

September 15th is National Linguine Day, and what better to pair linguine with than a delicious clam sauce? We will borrow part of Chef Look's chowder recipe and use the broth as a base for a garlicky butter sauce to coat our perfectly cooked pasta, and will finish by tossing in littleneck clams. Topped with fresh parsley and a touch of red pepper flakes, this dish is sure to satisfy seafood and pasta fans alike.


Registration is required.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[In Person] Foraging with Rebecca Gilbert

Saturday, September 17

10:30am

Grow your understanding of the natural world around you with Rebecca Gilbert, owner of Native Earth Teaching Farm and author of Weedy Wisdom for the Curious Forager: Common Wild Plants to Nourish Your Body and Soul. In this hour-long lecture, Rebecca will teach us about native plants and their everyday use, from first aid remedies to additions to your next salad. “A weed is a plant with a good survival strategy,” she says. “They are there for us when we need them.”


No registration required.


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

[In Person] Author Talk: Unequal: A Story of America by Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau

Monday, September 19

5pm

New York Times bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson and critically-acclaimed author Marc Favreau show how racial inequality permeates every facet of American society, through the lens of those pushing for meaningful change. Join us for a frank conversation with the authors that will shine a spotlight on racial inequalities.


No registration required.


This program has been sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library and the M.V. Social Justice Leadership Foundation.

[In Person] Film: Rear Window (1954, USA)

Wednesday, September 21

7pm

In a film that showcases Alfred Hitchcock at his best, Rear Window is the intriguing and macabre story of a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 


No registration required.


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

[In Person] Birding with Robert Culbert

Saturday, September 24

9am

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. Registrants will be emailed with directions.


Registration is required.


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


For more info and to register, click here.

[Online] The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, presented by Brian Rose

Tuesday, September 27

7pm

Alfred Hitchcock is recognized as one of the greatest film directors of all time. For five decades - first in England, then in Hollywood - he made fifty-four films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. Few filmmakers have been as popular, critically acclaimed, and influential as Hitchcock. Not only is he celebrated as a director, but also as a multi-media showman through his TV series, magazines, and book anthologies, with his influence even extending to board games and record albums. This presentation looks at his achievements as “the master of suspense", and through dozens of film clips, examines his extraordinary creativity as one of the 20th century’s greatest filmmakers.


Registration is required.


This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, Vineyard Haven Public Library, West Tisbury Free Public Library, Chilmark Free Public Library, and Oak Bluffs Public Library.


For more info and to register, click here.

Kids & Families

[In Person] Make It Mondays

Mondays (no class on 9/5)

10am - 4pm

Drop by the Children's Room crafting area and create a different project every week. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


Please note, there will be no craft on September 5.

[In Person] Drop-in

Play-Doh Group

Tuesdays

10:30am - 12pm

Create and play using our collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys in the Children's Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Wiggle with the Words Storytime: ON PAUSE

We will be taking a pause from Wiggle with the Words storytime for the month of September. Wiggles will resume on Thursday, October 6th at 10:30am.

[In Person] Afterschool Movie & Popcorn

Fridays

3-4:30pm

We will provide a movie and popcorn for ages 8+ in the library's program room every Friday at 3pm. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


No signup necessary.

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 self-guided activity takes place at the Sheriff's Meadow Sanctuary and is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

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 the comfort of your car in both of our parking lots, or, when the weather agrees, outdoors, where there is plenty of seating.
Lendable Technology

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

WiFi Hotspots
Need internet access? Check out a mobile WiFi hotspot from the Edgartown Library to get 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.

To apply for a library card online, 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.

Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program
Support our local Vineyard League by recycling ink jet cartridges. The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard has drop boxes for collecting used printer inkjet cartridges in all six towns, including at the Edgartown Library. Cartridges are sent to a recycler, keeping them out of landfills. Please note, inkjet cartridges are the only kind that can be accepted.

Questions? Contact Irene Ziebarth at 202-680-8076, or ireneziebarth@gmail.com.
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
email: info@edgartownlibrary.org 
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