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FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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Into the Heart of Art: Library Film Series <br>Concludes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20  

Into the Heart of Art: Library Film Series
Concludes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20

Our winter film series at the library, "Into the Heart of Art,"  explores the artistic life through
stories -- some real, some imagined -- about writers, musicians, and painters. These programs are
for adults only.

Our series concludes with A Star Is Born, a tale of romance, the adrenaline rush of creation, and the
crushing weight of fame -- retold with passion and emotion for a new generation. A remarkable performance
from pop-star Lady Gaga drives the film, with good work by Bradley Cooper in front of and behind the
camera, in his directorial debut. (US, 2018)

Vineyard Vegan Society Presents Food Giveaway Program <br>From Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22  

Vineyard Vegan Society Presents Food Giveaway Program
From Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22

The Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society will have its next Healthy Foods Giveaway Day at the library
on Friday, February 22, from noon to 2 p.m. Come have a healthy snack and grab a bag of fresh
fruits and vegetables, free of charge. The giveaway is to promote healthy, plant-based diets on-Island.
Members of the society will also be here to answer any food-related questions and chat about veganism.
One bag per adult, while supplies last.

Figuring Out Facebook: Workshop <br>Offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23  

Figuring Out Facebook: Workshop
Offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Social Media pros and founders of Shored Up Digital, Angela Prout and Marnely Murray, will
lead this class. Learn the basics of how to use Facebook, to stay connected with family and friends
or to promote your business. Facebook has evolved over the years and has made recent headlines,
but it is still a popular platform for quickly and efficiently exchanging information. Angela and
Marnely will review how to enhance your profile, how to find other users and groups that interest
you, how to get more "likes" for your business page, how to edit privacy controls and how to tag and
share your content to best reach your desired audience.

Participants are asked to bring a few non-perishable items for donation to our Island Food Pantry box.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is for people who have already created a Facebook
page. Please come prepared with your correct login information and the app
already downloaded on your phone, if applicable.

Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through Winter and Spring  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through Winter and Spring

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:

February 20:The Witch Elm, by Tana French

March 20: Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

April 17: Improvement, by Joan Silber

May 15: Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

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

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, is back in session. January's lesson
was a recipe for General Tso's Chicken, which you can now download from the list of class favorites below. 

Class meets again at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, when the recipe is Chicken Banquette, a classic chicken
stew as only the French could devise.  

To sign up for February's slow cooking class, just call the library or stop at the front desk.


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: General Tso's Chicken
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
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.

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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.

 

ROAD TO WINTER

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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