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OCTOBER 20, 2019

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Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. <br>Wednesday, Oct. 23  

Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23

Hot Docs, our fall film series here at the library, is underway. The series continues on
Wednesday, Oct. 23, with Pavarotti, a 2019 film from director Ron Howard. This
documentary is a portrait of the great tenor that keeps the singing up front and controversies
behind the curtain.

Please note, this film series is for adults.

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.

Opera Club Presents Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande <br>At 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20  

Opera Club Presents Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20

Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande is a musical experience like no other. The only opera
Debussy ever completed, it is considered a landmark in 20th-century music. This 2010
production from the Vienna Opera stars Stéphane Degout and Natalie Dessay as the
doomed lovers. Stage direction and costume design by Laurent Pelly. Bertrand de Billy
conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Chor. The opera runs three hours,
plus intermission.

All adults are welcome.

Meet Narrator Davina Porter <br>At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22  

Meet Narrator Davina Porter
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22

Narrators don't just read a book: They make it a performance, investing every word and
character with life and bringing a transporting experience to the listener.

A founding narrator with Recorded Books, Davina Porter is known for the beauty of her 
voice, her facility with dialects and accents of all sorts, and her intelligent readings of both
classic and popular literature. From the wildly popular Outlander series by Diana
Gabaldon, to timeless classics such as Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, the divine
Davina captures queens and courtesans, detectives and crooks, all in her expressive voice.

Join us for an evening of conversation with the award-winning actress/audiobook narrator
and learn about her fascinating career.
Donald Nitchie Leads Poetry Workshops with guests Steve Ewing & Ellie Bates <br>At 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 &  Saturday, Oct. 26  

Donald Nitchie Leads Poetry Workshops with guests Steve Ewing & Ellie Bates
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 & Saturday, Oct. 26

Love poetry? Curious about poetry? Perplexed by poetry? Join us for two instructive and
inspiring poetry workshops led by Island poet Donald Nitchie, at 1 p.m. on two Saturdays,
Oct. 19 and 26. Participants will explore poetry and its inner workings by reading and
discussing two or more poems from classical and contemporary poets, and then use those
poems as models for in-class writing exercises.

For added fun and encouragement, Donald will be joined by poets Steve Ewing (Oct. 19)
and 
Ellie Bates (Oct. 26). These sessions will last about 90 minutes, and are free and open
to all 
adults. Sign-up is suggested, as space is limited.

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule  

Library Book Group: Fall Schedule

~ Essays & Explorations ~

Wed., Oct. 30 @ 4pm: All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr

Wed., Nov. 27 @ 4pm: The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

Wed., Dec. 18 @ 4pm: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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

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

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes <br>To Tide You Over Until Next Season  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Here Are Recipes
To Tide You Over Until Next Season

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, concluded another delicious season
this May. We plan to continue the program later this year, but 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.

 

MELON AND PEACHES

Oil on Canvas, 10 by 16 inches, circa 1900. By William Ferdinand Macy, American artist. From the Simpson Collection.
 
 
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