JULY 17, 2019
July in the Children's Room 

In the Children's Room, our Summer Reading program is in full swing, and kids of all ages are encouraged to visit the library and sign up. Log the books you read this summer to earn prizes, and join us for our programs throughout July and August, which include galaxy-themed crafts, guest speakers, and more for all ages. And be sure to explore our new spaceship control room!

Weekly Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Story Time on the Library Lawn                           
(We'll gather inside if it's raining.) This story hour is geared
toward preschool children, but all are welcome.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. -- Discovery Story Time 
Join us for a story each week to kick off the Family Center's
Discovery Fridays program. The theme will change each week. 
This program is best for ages 8 and under.

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Open Paint Group 
Come use our collection of finger paints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art. 
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday Through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Daily Drop-in Crafts 
For all ages; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center 
For preschoolers, with a different theme each week.
No sign-up is required, but kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Events This Month

Galaxy Tie-Dye:
Saturday, July 13, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bring your own white fabric item -- shirt, bag, scarf, etc. --
and we'll provide the supplies you need to dye them.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Amateur Astronomy with Mark Lovewell:
Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to become an amateur astronomer, and check out Mark's telescope gear. Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Touch a Truck Day:
Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to Noon
At the Edgartown School
Meet us in the school parking lot, where fire, police and highway vehicles 
will gather for kids to explore. 
Please park at the library for this free event.

Moon Crazy Performance with Jackson Gilman:
Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his
lunar adventures. This program features songs and stories, including
Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away
and pilot you happily home.

Storytime on Ice:
Wednesday, July 31, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Join Blades, mascot of the Boston Bruins, for a special event at the MV Ice Arena. There will be free skating starting at 10:30 a.m. -- then listen to a story and skate with Blades. Crafts and games will be available, as well as photo ops with Blades. This event is free and open to all.



Gay Head Cliffs. Lithographic print, circa 1950, by Ruth Howland Sutton.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373