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APRIL 26, 2015

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Meet the Press: Film Series Continues  

Meet the Press: Film Series Continues

On four Tuesday evenings this April and May, we're screening films about the fourth estate, in a mini-series entitled "Meet the Press."

Our free series continues at 7 p.m. on April 28 with a dramatic thriller based on the true story of an investigative journalist unearthing a dangerous government secret. It's directed by Michael Cuesta (US, 2014).

Please note, this series of films is for adults. 

Opera Club Meets Sunday, April 26  

Opera Club Meets Sunday, April 26

 
Opera lovers unite! The Edgartown Library's Opera Club is meeting Sunday afternoon, April 26, for a special matinee movie on the big screen in our Children's Room. 
 
This month's program is a screening of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. The Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous producion of Puccini's exciting and majestic final opera is conducted by James Levine, starring Eva Marton in the title role and Placido Domingo as Calaf.
 
Please note, this program is for adults.
Library Seeks to Hire Seasonal Clerk  

Library Seeks to Hire Seasonal Clerk

Edgartown Public Library has a job opening for a full-time, Seasonal Library Clerk. Superior customer service, multi-tasking, and flexibility required. Must be tech savvy, detail oriented, and love libraries. Varied work schedule, including daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. EOE. 

Please submit cover letter and Town of Edgartown employment application to Jill Dugas Hughes, Director, Edgartown Public Library; edglibdirector@gmail.com. Applications may also be accepted in-person at the library. Deadline for submissions: 3pm, May 22, 2015.


Download pdf file: Seasonal Clerk job description
Here's Something Cool: Moby-Dick, Read Aloud, Online  

Here's Something Cool: Moby-Dick, Read Aloud, Online

Plymouth University in England has completed a remarkable project, recording the entirety of Herman Melville's great book, "Moby-Dick," and making it available online.

"Moby-Dick," say the creators of this project, "is an explosive exposition of one man's investigation into the world of the whale and the way humans have related to it." It is on many short lists of the greatest novels ever written by an American.

Each of the book's 135 chapters, plus the Epilogue, is a separate audio file, and the chapters are presented by wonderful readers -- some of them famous, some not. You can visit the Moby Dick Big Read project by clicking this link.

Slow Cooking Class Sails Into Spring  

Slow Cooking Class Sails Into Spring

 
Our slow-cooking class, begun in the depths of winter, held its first spring session on March 26 with instructions for preparing Dakjjim, a sweet and savory chicken dish from Korea. (You can click below to download your copy of the recipe.)
 
This free crockpot cooking demonstration program continues on Thursday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., teaching the easy way to prepare delicious world cuisine. Featured in our April program is a delicious chicken tortilla soup, adapted for the crock pot. It's a sure hit for a Cinco de Mayo party, and easy enough for a midweek supper.
 
Space is limited for this adult program, so please call the library to register.

Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Indian Curry
Download pdf file: February's recipe for Beef Bourguignon
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Dakjjim
Book Group Meets  

Book Group Meets

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

We'll be discussing The Home Place by Carrie L Seur at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. It's a novel about a successful lawyer who is pulled back home to rural Montana after her sister's death.

Job Opening at Our Library: Circulation Supervisor  

Job Opening at Our Library: Circulation Supervisor

Edgartown Public Library has a job opening for a year-round, full-time, Circulation Supervisor. This position oversees the entire circulation activity of library. Attention to detail, diplomacy, teamwork, and above all, a commitment to providing the best experience possible for library visitors, are critical. B.A. degree; plus 3-5 years' progressive library experience required; preferably with experience in library circulation. Employee may be required to work outside the normal business hours at nights and/or on weekends. EOE. 

Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Jill Dugas Hughes, Director, Edgartown Public Library; edglibdirector@gmail.com. Applications may also be accepted in-person at the library. Deadline for submissions: 3 pm, May 8, 2015. 


Download pdf file: Circulation Supervisor job description
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 now adorns the entrance hall of our 1904 Carnegie library, providing a transformative experience as you enter the library.
 
You may notice that many of the book spines have lettering. These books bear titles requested by library supporters who have made 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.
36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.  

36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.

The Mango language learning 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. The Edgartown Library also subscribes, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program designed specifically for children from birth to age six.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

 
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.

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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BUILDING OUR NEW LIBRARY

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


NEW STUFF
YOU CAN REQUEST

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

FAIRHAVEN SCENE

Oil on Canvas, 13 by 18 inches, by American artist Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904). Painted in 1893; signed and dated on lower right.
 
 
Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 11-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 11-8, Thursday through Saturday 11-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373