DECEMBER 10, 2016

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Special Program on Friday, Dec. 9, Features<br>Staged Readings of Favorite Christmas Stories  

Special Program on Friday, Dec. 9, Features
Staged Readings of Favorite Christmas Stories

As a special celebration of the season, actors Bill Sigalis and Susan Nest will present a free program entitled "Two for Christmas" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Library. Their program gives staged readings of two favorite Christmas stories: "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas and "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. This presentation is free, and all are welcome. A reception will follow the program.

Classic Movie Musicals: Library Series<br>Continues Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m.  

Classic Movie Musicals: Library Series
Continues Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m.

At 5 p.m. every Tuesday in December, we’re screening a classic Hollywood musical. Our series continues Dec. 13 with a great one from 1952 -- "Singin' in the Rain." Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the most successful musicals ever filmed. It's filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and wonderful dancing. Set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to "talkies," it's co-directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.

Screenings of Classic Nutcracker Ballet: <br>At the Library on Dec. 9 and 23  

Screenings of Classic Nutcracker Ballet:
At the Library on Dec. 9 and 23

Twice this month, we're screening Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, here at the library. This is a filmed production choreographed by the great George Balanchine and performed by the New York City Ballet. Presentations are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and again at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23. These programs are free and all are welcome.

Tough Broads and Big Lugs: <br>Film Series Continues Wednesday, Dec. 14  

Tough Broads and Big Lugs:
Film Series Continues Wednesday, Dec. 14

The Edgartown Library presents Tough Broads and Big Lugs, a film series devoted to the noir and neo-noir genre, on six Wednesday nights this month and next. The series continues on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with director Wim Wenders' superb 1977 adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel. It's noir with a nod to Hitchcock -- starring Dennis Hopper as the amiably amoral hero, Ripley.

This series is free, and it’s for adults. For the full list of films and dates in this series, check our latest newsletter.

Opera Club Screening: <br>La Boheme -- Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.  

Opera Club Screening:
La Boheme -- Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.

Puccini's passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in 1890s Paris is our feature Opera Club presentation for this month.

Angela Gheorghiu sings Mimi to Ramon Vargas' Rodolfo. Filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in 2008, with Franco Zeffirelli's sumptuous production and Nicola Luisotti's expressive conducting.

Show time for this screening is 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Library Book Group: Our Fall-Winter Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Fall-Winter Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is into its season of good reading and lively discussions this fall and winter, meeting at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Here's the lineup of titles for the months ahead -- remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can always help you get a copy to read:

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.:
Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.:
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave

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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.

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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