OCTOBER 13, 2015

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Opera Club Meets Oct. 11 for Matinee  

Opera Club Meets Oct. 11 for Matinee

The Opera Club meets at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, for a matinee screening of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Otello, as filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera. Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming are the star-crossed lovers, and James Morris plays the scheming Iago in this production conducted by James Levine. All adults are welcome to this free program.

Hot Docs: New Documentary Film Series <br>Begins Tuesday, Oct. 13  

Hot Docs: New Documentary Film Series
Begins Tuesday, Oct. 13

Tuesday night movies are back at the library this fall, with a weekly series of documentary films opening at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. Our first feature, from filmmaker Alex Gibney, is based on Lawrence Wright's book on the Church of Scientology, tracing the church from its roots in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood. Please note, this free film series is for adults.

Island Libraries Host Mass Memories Road Show <br>At Hebrew Center on Oct. 25  

Island Libraries Host Mass Memories Road Show
At Hebrew Center on Oct. 25

The Mass Memories Road Show, a public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts, is coming to Martha's Vineyard. In a joint project of all the Island public libraries, a free program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the MV Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

That Sunday, participants are invited to bring up to three family photos to be scanned and included in the state's digital archive. Contributors can also share the stories behind the photos in a short video, have their own keepsake photo taken, and get advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos.

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.

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Slow Cooking: That Was a Tasty Class  

Slow Cooking: That Was a Tasty Class

Our slow-cooking class, begun in the depths of winter, held its final session on May 7 with instructions for preparing a delicious Greek lamb dish.We've finished this series of programs, but the dishes are listed below -- all tested and ready for you to enjoy.
Please check this website periodically for notices of new cooking programs at the library.

Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Indian Curry
Download pdf file: February's recipe for Beef Bourguignon
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Dakjjim
Download pdf file: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Download pdf file: Slow-cooker Greek Lamb
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.

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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The Road to Winter. Oil on canvas, 18 by 22 inches. By Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965), American painter. From the Simpson Collection. -- Redfield is known for starting the "New Hope" school of painting in Pennsylvania.
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