APRIL 26, 2019
Children's Room Events

Every day is a great day for reading at the Edgartown Library.

BULLETIN: The FARM Institute story hour with spring lambs has been rescheduled
from April 24 to Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Events for Kids in April

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Story Time 
All this month we celebrate the arrival of spring. Join us for stories about this season of new beginnings.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories 
Here's a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We'll share silly stories that encourage play and movement.  

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. -- Portuguese Story Hour
Join us for stories in Portuguese geared toward preschool children.

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.

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Radio Games
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is an after-school program created to engage middle schoolers with each other and foster effective communication. The goal is to encourage imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality. All middle schoolers are welcome to join! This program is made possible by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation.

Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. -- After-School Crafts  
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in.
For ages 9 and up.

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.

Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- After-School Knitting
With expert knitter Cindy Bonnell, for ages 9 and up. 
Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Call the library at 508-627-4221 to sign up.

Special Event: Wednesday, April 10:
Nursery School Naturalists, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join Felix Neck naturalist Liz Dengenis to look for signs of spring. We'll experience the awakening of spring through stories, crafts, live animal presentations, and more.

School Vacation Week in the Children's Room

Note: The Library is closed Monday, April 15

Drop-in crafts will be available every day during school vacation week 
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-in Egg Dyeing
Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We will provide the eggs and all of the supplies needed to create beautiful dyed eggs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Drop-in Seed Planting
Tuesday, April 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for a program about growing your own flowers, herbs, and 
vegetables. We'll provide the seeds and egg cartons to
get you started with plants you can take home. Thank you to Mahoney's
for donating the seeds.

IGI Community Lunch
Wednesday, April 17, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
This program is free and all are welcome.

Family Movie and Popcorn
Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m.
Up on the big screen today is
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.

Family Movie and Popcorn
Friday, April 19, 1 p.m.
This afternoon we'll be screening a
favorite film, A Dog's Way Home.

Easter Bunny Visits the Library:
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stop by to say hi and take a photo with the Easter Bunny, 
before heading to the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which starts at 
1 p.m. sharp  at the town recreation center, adjacent to the 
Boys' and Girls' Club.

After-School Nutrition Program
Friday, April 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Public health nurse Lila Fischer offers this program 
for kids age 9 and up, teaching  good nutrition habits
and leading participants in making a healthy
after-school snack. No preregistration is  required.

Coin Day: Thursday, April 25, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come learn about coins and the hobby of coin collecting.
All ages are welcome; children under 9 must be
accompanied by an adult.


Scene at Cuttyhunk. Oil on canvas, 10 by 16 inches. By Frederick Louis Thompson (1904-1956), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Cuttyhunk, home to the town of Gosnold, is the last island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.
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