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JUNE 18, 2018

 

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Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Library Seeks to Fill Positions  

Library Seeks to Fill Positions

 

The Edgartown Public Library is accepting applications for seasonal Library Assistant positions, late-June through Labor Day, 15-25 hours per week. Duties include day-to-day library functions, circulation services, and public computer assistance. We look for positive, detail-oriented, creative, organized, and tech-savvy people. Previous library experience is highly desirable; proficient computer skills are essential. Work schedule includes evenings and Saturdays. $22.82/hour.

The Library is also accepting applications for a seasonal Library Clerk position, late-June through Labor Day, up to 20 hours per week. Duties include assisting patrons with locating materials as well as use of public computers, shelving books and materials, and providing children’s summer program support, and assistance with special programs and events. Work schedule may include evenings and Saturdays. $11.55/hour.

To apply for any of these positions, please submit cover letter, Town of Edgartown employment application, and resume 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. Full job descriptions and the town’s application form are linked below. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The Town of Edgartown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Download pdf file: Application Form
Download pdf file: Libary Assistant Job Description
Download pdf file: seasonal clerk job description
French Film Series Continues with Screening <br>At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20  

French Film Series Continues with Screening
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20

This summer the library is screening gems from the French cinema. Our series continues June 20 with Jules and Jim, one of the masterpieces to come out of the French "New Wave" in 1962. François Truffaut's ode to mad love remains fresh after almost sixty years. Starring Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, and a stunning Jeanne Moreau.

All adults are welcome.

Author Nelson Sigelman Speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19  

Author Nelson Sigelman Speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19

In a collection of his weekly columns, former Martha's Vineyard Times editor Nelson Sigelman describes an Island
preoccupation, less notorious than tourism but more obsessive, rooted in fishing and hunting traditions that shaped
the Island's character and its characters.

Discover the Turkish Art of Paper Marbling <br>In Free Workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23  

Discover the Turkish Art of Paper Marbling
In Free Workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23

Ebru, the traditional Turkish art of paper marbling decoration, is unique, fascinating to observe, and even more fun
to try. Painter Dilber Er has enjoyed this art as a hobby for the last few years (she's an engineer, math teacher, wife
and mom during working hours), and will fill you in on its history. She'll demonstrate the technique and every
participant will create their own painting.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the library or drop in to sign-up.

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. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

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

 

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.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy

Our May class in the library's slow-cooker series featured a recipe for Lamb Saagwala  --
which we have now posted in this space.
The series will resume in January. Meanwhile, we invite you to download these delicious recipes:

 


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

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

 
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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Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373