OCTOBER 21, 2018
Children's Room Events

Mike Parker and Phil DaRosa are the library's featured artists in October.

This month, the Children's Department is launching a new Artist in Residence series featuring a talented member of the Island community each month. In October, musicians Mike Parker and Phil Darosa are our featured artists and will lead a songwriting workshop.

Weekly Events for Kids in October

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Story Time. Join Elyce to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome. 
October's theme is Flipped Stories: Bring your own favorite story or choose from one of our wordless picture books, and you read to the librarians.

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. 

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

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

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 9 -- Radio Games.
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is a new after-school program created to engage our middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate effectively. The goal is to foster courage, imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality.  

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

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days at the library with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center. Each week we'll have a different preschool-age theme. 
No sign-up is required, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Events for Kids in October

October's Artists -- Become a Songwriter:
Friday, Oct. 12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mike Parker and Phil DaRosa will work with kids age 9 and up. This workshop will focus on songwriting -- each participant will leave with the tools to put their feelings and ideas on paper. 
Pre-registration is required; limit is 10 participants.

After-School Nutrition Program: 
Friday, Oct. 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Lila Fischer, public health nurse, leads this program for kids age 9 and up. She'll teach the basics of good nutrition habits and lead
participants in making a healthy after-school snack.
This program will continue on the last Friday of each month. No registration is required.

Halloween Costume Party: 
Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come dressed in your costume, play Halloween games, 
decorate sugar-free cookies, and enjoy healthy snacks. 
All ages are welcome; kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.



Watercolor, 14.5 by 21.5 inches, circa 1925, by Dodge MacKnight. From the Simpson Collection. -- This scene was probably painted near Sandwich.
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