APRIL 16, 2014

Six Days a Week: Library Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sunday)

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Here, you can  keep  in touch with the latest about your library's programs and collections.

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at 508-627-4221, visit us at the library, or send us a note.

TONIGHT: All About Horseshoe Crabs  

TONIGHT: All About Horseshoe Crabs

Fred Hotchkiss of the Marine Paleobiological Research Institute and Susie Bowman, teacher-naturalist at Felix Neck and coordinator of the Island’s Spawning Horseshoe Crab Surveys, will present a free program about horseshoe crabs at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. They will also invite Islanders to join as volunteers to help gather data on horseshoe crabs at the peak of their mating and egg-laying this spring in Lake Tashmoo and Sengekontacket Pond.

Movies About Movies: <br>Film Series Continues  

Movies About Movies:
Film Series Continues

Movies About Movies, a series of eight award-winning films set in the context of the great dream machine that is the movie industry, continues through May 6 with screenings presented on Tuesday nights on our big screen.

Up at 7 p.m. on April 22 is a 1963 film from director Federico Fellini that many consider to be his most brilliant -- with a seminal performance from Marcello Mastroianni as a harried movie director who retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Please note, these programs are for adults. Desserts are served.

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!  

Help us raise $5,000 for the new library!

Muralist Margot Datz has created art in many of the Vineyard’s public spaces. After months of heartfelt preparation by Ms. Datz, a moveable mural project is being fitted into the entrance hall of our 1904 Carnegie library, providing a transformative experience as you enter the library.
You may notice that most of the book spines have no lettering. Already, these books are beginnng to come alive with favorite book titles, commissioned by the community by making a gift of $100 or more to the library’s Above and Beyond Fund, which is administered by the library trustees. The Above and Beyond Fund was established to fund exciting “wow” items for the new Edgartown Library.
To learn more, contact library director, Jill Dugas Hughes; director@edgartownlibrary.org or 508-627-4221.
Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

Book Discussion Group Meets  

Book Discussion Group Meets

New members always welcome. Monthly book-club led by library director, Jill. Pick up a book at the front desk.

Wednesday, April 16 @ 1:30 pm- Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux

Wednesday, May 21 @ 1:30- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Create a User Name in CLAMS  

Create a User Name in CLAMS

The CLAMS library network has introduced a new online feature that makes it much more like the experience you're used to on other Internet sites. Instead of having to log in with your 13-digit library card number, you now have the option of creating a simple user name that will take you into your account.
36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.  

36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.

This service is available to you, as a library patron, from any internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or at home. All you need to log in is your 13-digit library card number.

Download Music FREE  

Download Music FREE

Use Freegal to download 3 free songs per week.

You can sign in here with your Edgartown library card number and PIN. Once signed in, you can select and download 3 free songs each week in the MP3 format.
 With this service you can also stream music free for up to three hours each day.


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Click to See Your Town Government at Work  

Click to See Your Town Government at Work

All year 'round, Edgartown Town Hall is a bustling center of civic activity, with important decisions being made at public meetings almost every day. Now, we're happy to report, there's an easy way to check in and find out what's on the agendas of every Edgartown board and committee.

Just visit this handy link and you'll be whisked to the page of Edgartown's excellent municipal website where all meeting agendas are posted. You might be surprised at all the work that's going on -- and you might find a reason to become more involved in the decisions that shape the future of our town.

Planning a Visit to Boston? <br>Stop Here First for Museum Passes  

Planning a Visit to Boston?
Stop Here First for Museum Passes

On your next trip to Boston, perhaps you'd enjoy an hour or three at the Museum of Fine Arts. If this is on your itinerary, do stop at our circulation desk before heading north -- and pick up a free pass. One pass entitles two visitors admission to the museum for $10 each. That's one more great reason to visit the library. The passes are generously purchased for us by the Friends of the Edgartown Library.

As you plan your fall travels around New England, you should definitely visit this page of the CLAMS network catalogue. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove to Mystic Aquarium, from the New Bedford Whaling Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Click here to learn about the campaign to build the new Edgartown Public Library.


Just click the random image above to begin exploring our recent library acquisitions. Each one has a link where you can reserve the item.


Oil on canvas, 25.5 by 36 inches. By Peleg Franklin Brownell, 1883. From the Simpson Collection.
Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10-8, Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-5
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373