JANUARY 22, 2018

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Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday:
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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Adventures in Slow Cooking: Winter Series Resumes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Winter Series Resumes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23

The return of our monthly crockpot cooking series brings a lesson devoted to a French bistro staple, coq au vin. Who can resist the aroma of a plump chicken slow-cooking in a sauce of mushrooms, onion, and red wine? We'll have a demonstration of the cooking technique and get to sample the delicious results.

Space is limited for this monthly program, so please call the library or stop in to sign up.

(Meanwhile, we invite you to download these recipes from last year's cooking series.)

Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
On the Road: Film Series Continues <br>With Screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24  

On the Road: Film Series Continues
With Screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24

On the Road, the library’s new film series, explores the rich tradition of the road movie. Our series continues Jan. 24 with Badlands, in which director Terrence Malick was inspired by real-life teenage killers Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate for this tale of lovers pursued across the vastness of America.  (US, 1973)

Please note, this series is for adults.

Chair Yoga Classes with Carolyn Kildegaard <br>Begin Jan. 26 -- Fridays at 10 a.m.  

Chair Yoga Classes with Carolyn Kildegaard
Begin Jan. 26 -- Fridays at 10 a.m.

This gentle Yoga practice while seated will include movement, breath training and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome.

Carolyn Kildegaard taught Yoga for 25 years before working full time in community mental health at Martha's Vineyard Community Services. She holds a Master's Degree in East West Psychology, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Community Herbalist.

Classes will continue on Friday mornings through March 16 (no class on Feb. 16). Please call or visit the library to register for this free series.

Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service  

Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free to all our patrons. With your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy for free and start streaming films on demand right away. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10 films per month.

Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, meets for good reading and lively discussions on the third Wednesday of every month. Remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Feb. 21, 4 p.m.:
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

March 21, 4 p.m.:
Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane

April 18, 4 p.m.:
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

May 16, 4 p.m.:
Shores Beyond Shores, by Irene Butter

June 20, 4 p.m.:
Uncommon Type: Some Stories, by Tom Hanks


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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.

Planning a Visit to Boston? <br>Stop Here First for Museum Passes  

Planning a Visit to Boston?
Stop Here First for Museum Passes

On your next trip to Boston, perhaps you'd enjoy an hour or three at the Museum of Fine Arts. If this is on your itinerary, do stop at our circulation desk before heading north -- and pick up a free pass. One pass entitles two visitors admission to the museum for $10 each. That's one more great reason to visit the library. The passes are generously purchased for us by the Friends of the Edgartown Library.

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

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Illustration from the book, The Wednesday Surprise, by Edgartown artist Donald Carrick (1929-1989). Watercolor on paper, 9 by 18.5 inches.
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Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373