DECEMBER 10, 2019

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Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Hot Docs Film Series Presents <br>Santoalla, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11  

Hot Docs Film Series Presents
Santoalla, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11

Hot Docs, the library's fall series of documentary films, continues this week with Santoalla, a
2017 film from directors Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer. In this film, a clash of cultures
twists into a true crime story set in the remote and beautiful region of Galicia, Spain. 

This series is for adults.

Opera Club Presents Netrebko and Hvorostovsky --Live from Red Square <br>At 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15  

Opera Club Presents Netrebko and Hvorostovsky --Live from Red Square
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

In the library's December program of the Opera Club, we present a screening of the "filmed live"
2013 concert when two of the world's greatest opera singers took to an outdoor stage in Red
Square, Moscow. Soprano Anna Netrebko and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky fill the historic
magnificent square with works from Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Tchaikovsky, and others. Join us for
this special holiday Opera Club and enjoy this delightful concert on the library's big screen.
All adults welcome.


NEW: CLAMS Auto Renewals Have Begun

All CLAMS libraries have introduced automatic renewals beginning Tuesday, November 12.

Automatic Renewals: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an automatic renewal (auto-renewal)?

Most items checked out from the Library will renew automatically on your account. Three days before items are due,
our system will check your account for eligible items and renew them. The loan periods will extend from the original due dates.

Which items automatically renew?

Most physical items borrowed (Books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audiobooks, Music CDs) are eligible for up to 3 auto-renewals.

Which items do not automatically renew?

The following are examples of material not eligible for automatic renewal:

·        Items another patron has requested (items on hold)

·        Items that have reached their renewal limit (3)

·        Items borrowed from outside the CLAMS network of libraries (ComCat, Inter-library loans)

·        Express and Rental items

·        Museum passes

·        Library of Things

·        Other “non-traditional” items

·         Digital material (e-books, e-audio, e-magazines)

Are there other situations where an item will not auto renew?

·         Your account is blocked due to billed items or fines of $25 or more

·         Your account has expired

If an item did not auto-renew and I don’t return it on time, are there still fines?

Yes. Items are still subject to late fees/fines (and replacement costs). The patron is responsible for these charges.

Can I opt out of auto-renewal?

Not at this time, but patrons are always welcome to return items before the due date.

How am I notified when an item auto-renews?

If you have a current email address in your patron record, you will continue to receive a Courtesy notice 3 days before the item is due
to be returned. The notice will list titles with an extended due date if your items were renewed. 
The new due date is calculated from
the original (1st renewal) or previous due date, not from the date of renewal. The original due date will appear next to items that could not be renewed.

What if I don’t have an email address or have not provided one to the library? 

Eligible items will automatically renew. Check your account online to view new due dates and items that could not be renewed.

What if I'm not receiving email notifications?

Be sure you've provided a valid email address. Please call or visit us to confirm your email address.

Do I have to manually renew items in my account?

No - it is not necessary now. Automatic Renewal does the work for you!

I use the Shoutbomb texting service.  Will my text notices change?

Yes. Patrons will no longer get renewal notices, however, you will get notices for items that are not eligible for renewal.
Text MYBOOKS to Shoutbomb at 508-543-1253 to see extended due dates on auto renewed items.

Have a question that we didn't answer here?

If you don't find what you need using the information above, please call or stop by for more information.

Library Seeks Candidates for Part-Time Library Assistant  

Library Seeks Candidates for Part-Time Library Assistant

The Edgartown Public Library is looking to fill two part-time (18 hrs/wk), year-round, non-benefited Library
Assistant positions with enthusiastic, service-oriented, meticulous, organized, and tech-savvy people. Under
the general direction of the Circulation Supervisor, this position is responsible for day-to-day library
functions. Library experience, including working knowledge of Sierra ILS, is highly desirable. Proficient
computer skills are essential.
Varied work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings. $23.82/hour. 

Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume to Lisa Sherman,
Library Director at
, or to Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Rd,
Edgartown, MA, 02539. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Click on the link below for full
job description. Applications accepted until positions are filled. The Town of Edgartown is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Download pdf file: Library Assistant Job Description
Download pdf file: Application Form
Tech Time: Sign up for New Service on Tuesdays  

Tech Time: Sign up for New Service on Tuesdays

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with tech guru Chris Look on Tuesday mornings, and
upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to access e-books, audio
books, language learning software and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card,
and all for free. Sessions are offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Call the library, or fill out this form, to make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one session
with Chris, or drop in to see if there's a space.

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule <br>~ Essays & Explorations ~  

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule
~ Essays & Explorations ~

Wed., Dec. 18 @ 4pm: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Wed., Jan. 29 @ 4pm: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolento

All are welcome to join, and copies are available at the library.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes <br>To Tide You Over Until Next Season  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes
To Tide You Over Until Next Season

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. We plan to continue the program later this year, but meanwhile, you're invited to explore the list
below for recipes from past sessions.

Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Bolognese Sauce
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Thai Beef Curry, April 2019
Download pdf file: Thai Peanut Sauce
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Green Curry Meatballs
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Download pdf file: Chicken Blanquette (March 2019)
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning a Museum Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston (or Vineyard Haven), please stop at our circulation desk before heading
out -- and pick up discount passes to any museums you'd like to visit.
The terms of the discounts are as follows:

Martha's Vineyard Museum: We have four passes that can be checked out at the front desk. Each pass
admits two adults and four children (or one adult and five children) through the age of 18 to the Museum
at its new location overlooking Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven.

Boston Museum of Science: Daily passes allow up to 4 people per day to visit the Museum's main Exhibit Halls for $10 per person. 

USS Constitution Museum in Boston: We have passes at the circulation desk that provide free
admission for a group of up to nine people.

Boston Children's Museum: Daily passes allow up to 4 people in at half price ($8.50). 

New England Aquarium: Daily coupons, valid September 5 to June 30, admit up to 4 people at $10 per person.

Cape Cod Museum of Art: 1 pass for free adult gallery admission. Not valid for special events or
program admissions.  

Mystic Aquarium: We have five passes that may be checked out for $5 off general admission for up to 4
people. And 10% off a new family or grandparent membership when you present pass.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

Edaville Family Theme Park: Each ticket includes admission for one to Edaville Family Theme Park,
which includes access to all rides and attractions.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely also visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalog. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove the New
Bedford Whaling Museum and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Interested in Learning Guitar? <br>Check Out an Instrument from the Library  

Interested in Learning Guitar?
Check Out an Instrument from the Library

If you’re interested in learning to play the guitar, we have a new program for you – guitars here at the library
that you can check out just like books. (Well, almost like books – there’s a bit more paperwork involved.)
Current CLAMS cardholders in good standing may check out an instrument for two weeks. Borrowers under
16 must have a parent or guardian present to check out an instrument. Visit the library’s front desk
for more information.

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program <br>Supporting the League of Women Voters  

Library Is Collection Site for Recycling Program
Supporting the League of Women Voters

The Edgartown Library's south vestibule entrance now has a new container for recycling items being
collected by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters. Working with Planet Green Recycle, the LWV
is collecting a variety of printer cartridges and other small electronics to be recycled (and to raise money for
the League). Items being accepted here at the library include inkjet cartridges and such small electronics as
cell phones, pagers and accessories; digital cameras; gps devices and radar detectors; smart watches;
calculators; eBook readers and music devices (iPods and MP3 players); and video game devices. Just save
these items and drop them off at your next visit to the library.

Questions? Call Kristi Strahler at 508.627.6429.

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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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