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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.
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

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 are available in the links below.
Applications accepted until position is filled.

The Town of Edgartown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Download pdf file: Circulation Coordinator Job Description
Download pdf file: Application Form
Free Concert Concludes Shakespeare Celebration, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27  

Free Concert Concludes Shakespeare Celebration, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27

All this week the library has been celebrating William Shakespeare with a series of programs entitled Will Power.

A week-long film series winds up with a 6:30 p.m. screening of The Tempest on Friday, April 26.

Concluding our celebration at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, is a free concert by the Duo Marchand. Join us
for an  hour of music with Marcia Young, soprano and harp, and Andrew Rutherford, lute. This program,
“Music from the Theatre,” features songs from the 17th and early 18th century.
A reception will follow the concert.

Free Screening Presented Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at MV Film Center  

Free Screening Presented Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at MV Film Center

Come to a free screening of “The Public" starring Emilio Estevez, who also wrote the screenplay and 
directed an ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Taylor 
Schilling, Jacob Vargas, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Jeffrey Wright. This event is made possible by the 
MV Library Association, Friends of all the Island Libraries, and the MV Film Society. Free tickets are 
available on the MV Film Society website.

Opera Club Screens Special Documentary at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5  

Opera Club Screens Special Documentary at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5

Up on the library's big screen May 5 is Maria by Callas, a 2018 documentary from filmmaker Tom Volf. It tells
the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Through
performances, television interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and memoirs, the film
reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman.

Popcorn Movie Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30: <br>Oscar-Winning Film, Green Book  

Popcorn Movie Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30:
Oscar-Winning Film, Green Book

Up on our big screen April 30 is Green Book, this year's Oscar-winner for Best Film. It showcases two fine
performances, the Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, and his co-star, Viggo Mortensen.
Directed by Peter Farrelly. This film is for adults only. (US, 2018)

Join the Cult: Film Series Continues <br>Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m  

Join the Cult: Film Series Continues
Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m

Our series, extending into May, features films that have achieved cult status -- each with a
fiercely devoted audience, many with recognizable catch-phrases now embedded in the matrix of our
language. These programs are for adults only.

Up on the big screen on May 1 (after a week off on April 24)  is King of Hearts. Though it flopped on initial
release in its native France, the film became a cult sensation when it premiered in the United States amid
the burgeoning anti-war movement of the late 1960s. Now a world-wide favorite, it's one of director Phillipe
de Broca's most memorable films. (France, 1965)

Libraries Sponsor Genealogy Classes in May  

Libraries Sponsor Genealogy Classes in May

The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents a special three-part Family History Course on three
Mondays in May from 1 to 3 p.m. This course will be led by Dr. David Martin of the Cape Cod Genealogical
Society. The course schedule:

Part 1: Monday, May 6—West Tisbury Library
General Introduction to Genealogy: covering how to find vital records, church records, using the Internet for
research, recordkeeping, wills, land deeds, city directories, and more.

Part 2: Monday, May 13—Edgartown Library
Immigration and Migration for Genealogists: covering immigration trends to the USA, places of origin,
migration trends across the USA, passenger lists, naturalization, and more.

Part 3: Monday, May 20—Vineyard Haven Library
Using the Census for Genealogical Research: covering the different kinds of Federal censuses (population,
agricultural, manufacturing, etc.), state censuses, how to find and collect useful information for family
histories, and more.

This course is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register for the entire course or
for individual sessions by contacting Dr. David Martin at davidmartindr@aol.com or 508-527-0460.

Spring Birding with Robert Culbert: <br>Library Sponsors Outing on Saturday, April 27  

Spring Birding with Robert Culbert:
Library Sponsors Outing on Saturday, April 27

The avian world is stirring (also peeping, chirping, and singing), and Robert Culbert of Nature Watch will lead a lucky
few birding enthusiasts on a walk to one of his favorite hot spots. The outing will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27.

This program is free, but registration is required -- so come in or call to sign up and for directions to the meeting place.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Seasonal Series Concludes in May  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Seasonal Series Concludes in May

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, is concluding another delicious season this May. 

Our next session, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, will feature two light and tasty dishes that you’ll want to keep in
your summer recipe arsenal: Asian Chicken Lettuce Rolls and Green Curry Meatballs. Either of these dishes
can be served as a main dish, an appetizer, or as party food.  Best of all, by preparing them in the slow
cooker you won’t need to crank up the oven and turn your kitchen into a sauna. Come learn the method and
stick around to taste the delicious results. 

This program is free, but registration is required.

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: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: General Tso's Chicken
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
Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group meets at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each
month for good reading and lively discussions. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you
get a copy to read.

Our coming selections:

May 15: Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

June 19: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

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 all children through the age of 18 to the Museum, now located 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. 

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: 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 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.



The Road to Winter. Oil on canvas, 18 by 22 inches. By Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965), American painter. From the Simpson Collection. -- Redfield is known for starting the "New Hope" school of painting in Pennsylvania.
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