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MAY 30, 2020

THE EDGARTOWN LIBRARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED 

Contact us at 508-627-4221 or info@edgartownlibrary.org for assistance.

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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To read our May newsletter, click here.

PHASED RESUMPTION OF SERVICES PLANNED  

PHASED RESUMPTION OF SERVICES PLANNED


To our beloved (and missed) library patrons:

Martha's Vineyard libraries are working together on a plan to reintroduce library services that have been suspended due to the current public health crisis. We are consulting with local public health officials as well as following guidance created specifically for libraries for safe handling of circulating materials. There are some unique concerns for libraries because unlike retail stores and takeout restaurants, libraries circulate materials that need to be returned and may be handled by many individuals. Our phased resumption of services plan will begin when the stay-at-home advisory is lifted, and we will keep you updated about our service levels at each step of the way. In the meantime, we will continue to offer you digital materials, services, programs, and support.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Virtual Film Series: Lost in Austen  

Virtual Film Series: Lost in Austen


As an Edgartown Library patron you have access to one of the world’s greatest and most complete film collections for free—Kanopy. As well as our service Hoopla, a digital collection of movies, music, audio and ebooks.

The links are on our Resources page. Set up an account in minutes and away you go.

And to start you on your journey we’ve programmed a few film series, so whether you’re a devoted enthusiast eager to further your film literacy or just want to scarf down popcorn and forget about the world, Kanopy (K) and Hoopla (H) will fill the bill. 

Mansfield Park  
Director Patricia Rozema’s adaptation departs in a few ways from the original, but stays true to its spirit. The excellent cast and beautiful production make this a must-see for Austen fans. (1999) (H)
Emma
With equal parts creamy English charm and biting social satire, this version of Emma remains among the best of the Austen film adaptations. A note-perfect Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role heads a fine cast. Directed by Douglas McGrath. (1996) (H)
Northanger Abbey
Austen’s slight but entertaining parody of Gothic fiction tells the tale of an overly imaginative young woman, steeped in the lurid novels of the day. A nice cast is led by Felicity Jones. Directed by Jon Jones. (2008) (H)
Bride and Prejudice
Austen meets Bollywood in this fun, frothy, and way over-the-top musical. A winning cast makes it all work. Somewhere Jane Austen is giggling. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. (2005) (H)

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session  

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session


Sign up for a one-on-one session with our tech savvy library staff, 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, all for free. Sessions are available every Tuesday-Saturday afternoon.
Call or email the library, or click here to make an appointment.

Library Blogs  

Library Blogs

Our staff have been getting creative and started 2 new blogs for you to follow along with.

Trash Panda's Quarantine Food Blog
Feast your eyes on Library Assistant Chris Look's many meal creations on his new food blog. Follow his alter ego, Trash Panda, as he spruces up leftovers, digs all the way to the back of his fridge and cabinets, and talks at length about how much he loves eating. Explore techniques for using what you have on hand to create tasty and fulfilling dishes at home.

Check out his blog at trashpandaepl.wordpress.com

Feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to cook with what you've got? Send Trash Panda a list of ingredients or a picture of your fridge or cupboards, and get personalized advice on creating something delicious. Email him at trashpandaepl@gmail.com with all of your food questions.


Have Library Card, Will Travel
Join Library Assistant Kerith as she looks through photo albums and recalls her adventures around the world. She'll be listing books, movies, music, and other resources that remind her of those places, and all of these materials are available to you with your CLAMS card!

Join Kerith on her travels at https://sites.google.com/view/eplblog/home

Need a Library Card?  

Need a Library Card?


In our continuing efforts to provide our patrons with quality off-site library services, the Edgartown Library has created the option for a Temporary Library Card. To apply for a temporary library card, click the link below, fill out the form, download it, and email it to us at info@edgartownlibrary.org. Once you are registered, we will email you with your temporary library card information. This will grant you access to Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, the New York Times online, and many more online library services.

Cards will be valid until June 30, 2020. ID is not required at this time, but upon re-opening, we will request ID in order to convert your temporary card into a permanent card. If you need any assistance, please email us at info@edgartownlibrary.org.
 

Download pdf file: Card Application Form
Did You Know About Lynda.com?  

Did You Know About Lynda.com?


As a Massachusetts resident, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard, which gets you access to tons of free digital resources like Lynda.com.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Sign up here for a HERE for a BPL eCard and start using Lynda.com.

New York Times Online  

New York Times Online

The Edgartown Library is pleased to announce that you can now access the New York Times online for free! Simply click HERE and enter the code c59d2806040934a2. Then create a username and password. You must use this login and password for every future visit to the New York Times online.

And for our crossword lovers, email us at edgartownlibrary@gmail.com for all your crossword needs.

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks  

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks

Edgartown Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines and streaming video available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

Download Libby from the app store or v
isit clamsnet.overdrive.com.

For help on how to use the Libby app, click here.

For help on how to use Overdrive, click here.

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service  

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is available for free to all our patrons. With
your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy and start streaming films on demand. 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. Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10
films per month.

For help on how to use Kanopy on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Kanopy app, click here.
Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service  

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service

The Edgartown Library now offers our patrons hoopla, a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy
movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even
on your TV.

There's no waiting: Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get started,
just follow the hoopla link.

For help on how to use Hoopla on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Hoopla app, click here.
Mango - Learn a Language  

Mango - Learn a Language

Online: Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango. (Watch a video here that introduces the service.)

Just added to this service is Little Pim, language learning for kids! Get instant access to videos in 12 languages, printable lessons, and fun activities. Click here to check it out.

Official Sources of Information for COVID-19  

Official Sources of Information for COVID-19

Have You Taken the 2020 Census?  

Have You Taken the 2020 Census?

Census results impact our community every day by helping to shape federal funding for things like local schools, roadway construction, library funding, support for families in need, and more. 

Have you completed the census yet? If not, now is the time! Click here to find out how you can respond online, by phone or by email. 

Please note, you do not need a Census ID to complete the Census.

Looking for Tax Help?  

Looking for Tax Help?

Massachusetts has extended the deadline for income tax filing to July 15th. Read more at mass.gov/covid-hhcs

Questions about getting the Economic Impact Payment? Click here.

If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more Free File Online options for you. Review each company’s offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns, other may charge a fee. Massachusetts taxes can be filed for free online at:
www.Mass.gov/eFile

IRS Free File Program- Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000, AND any age, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
F
ree state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Turbo Tax

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
-S
ame criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Taxact

Receive a free Federal return if:
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our Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Free 1040 Tax Return

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND
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Your age is 70 or younger, ANDLive in any state, EXCEPT: DC, FL, IN, LA, MT, NH, NM, NV, RI, SD, TN, TX or WA
OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND any AGE, AND
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You live in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, or WI
No free state tax preparation in any states.

IRS Free File Program- by FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Adjusted Gross Income is between $9,000 and $69,000, AND your age is 65 or younger, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by H&R Block

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 51, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by FreeTaxUSA

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less AND your age is 51 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
-
Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

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SCENE AT CUTTYHUNK

Scene at Cuttyhunk. Oil on canvas, 10 by 16 inches. By Frederick Louis Thompson (1904-1956), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Cuttyhunk, home to the town of Gosnold, is the last island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.
 
 
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