SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Children's Room Events

Kids enjoyed Touch a Truck, a library program held this August on the grounds of the elementary school.

This September, the Children's Department is launching a new after-school nutrition program for kids ages 9 and up, which will meet the last Friday of each month through the school year. The first program will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be led by Public Health Nurse, Lila Fischer. She will teach the basics of good nutrition habits, and lead the kids in making a healthy after-school snack that they can learn to make themselves. No pre-registration is required.

Looking ahead to October, we're making plans now for a monthly Artist in Residence series featuring a talented member of the Island community each month. Please watch next month's newsletter and our website for details, or speak with Elyce in the Children's Room.

Weekly Events for Kids in September

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Story Time. Join Elyce to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome. September's theme: Fun with Felt Board Stories.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories. Here's a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We'll share silly stories that encourage play and movement. 

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Little Artists Open Paint. Come use our collection of fingerpaints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. -- After School Crafts. We'll feature a new project every week.
For ages 9 and up.

Special Events for Kids in September

After School From Tuesday-Saturday, Sept. 4-8 -- Cover Your Schoolbooks.
We'll have lots of supplies to help you decorate and protect your books,
each afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Toddler Sensory Play Group. 
Play with
water/sand tables and explore the different stations.


Oil on Canvas, 25.5 by 36 inches. By Peleg Frederick Brownell, 1885. From the Simpson Collection. -- Although he started his career in New Bedford, Brownell became one of Canada's premier painters.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373