DECEMBER 18, 2018

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Library Seeks Candidates for Position of Circulation Coordinator  

Library Seeks Candidates for Position of Circulation Coordinator

The Edgartown Public Library seeks to fill the year-round, full-time position of Circulation
Coordinator. This position oversees all aspects of the circulation department including:
development and execution of policies and procedures for circulation services in accordance with
CLAMS Library Network policies; supervision of circulation staff; scheduling; collection
management duties; circulation, AV and reference service provision; statistical reporting;
collaboration and communication with other library departments and town agencies; participation
in overall planning and coordination of library services.  

Attention to detail, excellent written and oral skills, diplomacy, initiative, organizational skills, and
above all a commitment to providing the best possible experience for all library patrons are
essential. Employee may be required to work outside normal business hours at night and/or
on weekends.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3-5 years of progressively responsible library experience
including supervisory roles are preferred; any equivalent combination of education, training, and
experience may be considered. Demonstrated computer skills and attention to detail in a busy
setting are essential. $28.92/hr plus full benefits. Please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown
employment application, and resume, preferably in one pdf file, to Human Resources
Coordinator Kim Lucas at personnel@edgartown-ma.us, or mail to Town of Edgartown,
attn: Personnel, PO Box 5158, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Incomplete application packets will not be
accepted. Full job description and application form may be downloaded from the links directly
below. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. The Town of Edgartown is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Download pdf file: Application Form
Download pdf file: Circulation Coordinator Job Description
Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19  

Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19

The library's series of documentaries continues at 7 p.m. on  Wednesday, Dec. 19, with Happy People: A
Year in the Taiga
, by filmmaker Werner Herzog. It's yet another unforgettable journey into remote and
extreme natural landscapes, this time with a visually stunning documentary about indigenous people living in
the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Co-directed by Dmitry Vasyukov. (Germany, 2013)

This film series is for adults.

Learning to Play the Ukulele: <br>Workshop Meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18  

Learning to Play the Ukulele:
Workshop Meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18

You're invited to the next free session in what is turning out to be a popular workshop led by Deirdre
Decarion in how to play the ukulele. All participants receive a folder of music and instructional material.
Bring your own uke or borrow one of the library's rental instruments.

Deirdre (of Featherstone's 'Uke Jam' fame) will give an introduction to the plucky little instrument,
guiding you through chords, strumming technique, and basic music theory. All are welcome.

Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through January  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through January

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, meets monthly for good reading and lively
discussions. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Up for discussion at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, is Three Things About Elsie, by Joanna Cannon. And at
4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, the group will meet to discuss Margalit Fox's book,
Conan Doyle for the Defense.

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.

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston, do 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:

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.

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. Valid through 2020.

Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.

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

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely also visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalogue. 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.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy

Our May class in the library's slow-cooker series featured a recipe for Lamb Saagwala  --
which we have now posted in this space.
The series will resume in January. Meanwhile, we invite you to download these delicious recipes:

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: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
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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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