JANUARY 19, 2020

The Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 20,
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Regular Library Hours:

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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(For requests within 24 hours, please call the library.)

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Job Posting: Technology, Reference, and Patron Services Coordinator  

Job Posting: Technology, Reference, and Patron Services Coordinator

The Edgartown Public Library is looking to fill the position of Technology, Reference, and Patron
Services Coordinator with a talented and friendly individual seeking a professional, career-path
position that provides outstanding customer service to patrons. The position serves as an
information resource to the community, providing reference and research services, readers’
advisory services, as well as support and instruction for the use of the Internet, electronic library
resources, computers, and other technology. Duties include website management, development
and execution of all marketing materials including a monthly newsletter, posters, brochures,
bookmarks, and online promotions, oversight and management of all public computers and AV
equipment, and other administrative tasks.

Bachelor’s degree and progressively responsible experience working in libraries or a related field
required; Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Any equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience may be considered. Experience with automated library systems such as
III Sierra strongly preferred.

Full-time (35 hours/week) year-round schedule includes evenings and weekends. Wage is
$28.92-$38.07 in 8 steps, with full benefits. Qualified applicants should submit application,
resume and cover letter to Library Director Lisa Sherman at director@edgartownlibrary.org, or
mail to Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539. Full job
description and application are available below. Applications will be accepted until position is
filled. Edgartown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Download pdf file: Employment Application
Download pdf file: Job Description
Free Community Dance Class Meets <br> Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Starting Jan. 9  

Free Community Dance Class Meets
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Starting Jan. 9

The Yard's "Making It" Program, in conjunction with the Edgartown Public Library, presents a series
of free adult community dance classes. The Yard's Director of Island Programs and Education,
Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this class, beginning with a guided
warm-up to align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and
flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement
sequences that travel across the floor and end class with a group combination that leaves space for
the dancers' own creativity. Beginners through advanced participants are welcomed, but sign-up is
suggested since space is limited.

Film Series Continues with Julie & Julia, <br>Screened on Wednesday, Jan. 22  

Film Series Continues with Julie & Julia,
Screened on Wednesday, Jan. 22

The library's new film series, presenting food-themed movies all this month, continues Jan. 22 with
a 7 p.m. presentation of Julie & Julia. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams star in an ebullient celebration
of French cooking, self-determination. and butter. Directed by Nora Ephron. (US, 2009)

This series is for adults.

Vineyard Libraries Go Fine-Free. <br>Here's What That Means  

Vineyard Libraries Go Fine-Free.
Here's What That Means

Starting January 1, 2020, all six Martha’s Vineyard libraries have eliminated overdue fines for
materials returned late. All past overdue fines for island patrons have been waived, allowing for
a fresh start to the new year. 

The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association believes in providing access to information
for everyone, and that eliminating overdue fines will support our core values of providing
equitable service, fostering early literacy, and maintaining free access to information.

  • No more daily late fines will be charged on overdue items at any Vineyard library
  • All existing overdue fines from all accounts were cleared on Jan. 1, giving everyone a fresh start.
  • Hundreds of patrons will have their accounts unblocked, enabling them to
    once again use library services. Libraries previously blocked accounts with overdue
    fines greater than $25.
  • No more fine-related restrictions will be placed on use of public computers or access
    to digital materials (eBooks, digital audiobooks, online databases and resources),
    even for people who had extensive late fees on their accounts.
  • CLAMS member libraries off-island support the Vineyard’s move toward fine-free
    library services, and will continue to share library items through interlibrary loan.

To learn more about this new Island initiative, please read the document immediately below.

Download pdf file: FAQ: Fine-Free on the Vineyard
Library Book Group: Winter/Spring Schedule <br>~ Essays & Explorations ~  

Library Book Group: Winter/Spring Schedule
~ Essays & Explorations ~

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

Wed., Feb. 26 @ 4pm: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Wed., March 25 @ 4pm: Three Women by Lisa Tadeo

Wed., April 29 @ 4pm: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Wed., May 27 @ 4pm: The Yellow House by Sarah Bloom

Wed., June 24 @ 4pm: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

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

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.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes from This Popular Program  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes from This Popular Program

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. This program continues beginning in January; 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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