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AUGUST 17, 2018


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August Art Exhibit Features New Work by TimoNanda Elliott  

August Art Exhibit Features New Work by TimoNanda Elliott

The library is pleased to exhibit the eclectic new work of Island artist TimoNanda Elliott throughout
the month of August.

Timo's ongoing fascination with the ancient Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, and his commitment
to share its core principles with others, inspired this show which explores these ideas visually.

Wabi-Sabi is an intuitive way of living that emphasizes finding beauty in imperfection, and accepting
the natural cycle of growth and decay. One can see the influence of the ideas at play in the artist's work,
some of which hints at Robert Rauschenberg's assemblages, as well as a painting style both playful and
skillful. Join us in the Program Room for a festive reception celebrating our latest gallery wall exhibit.

More information about the artist, his work, and this solo exhibition can be found at the artist's website.

In conjunction with this exhibition, poet Donald Nitchie will conduct a writing workshop exploring classic
Japanese haiku in translation and haiku-like poems in English, Saturday, August 25.

Library's Summer Music Series Features <br>Missis Biskis on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.  

Library's Summer Music Series Features
Missis Biskis on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer, the Library's series of free, family concerts on the lawn, is nearing the conclusion
of another season. The series continues on Tuesday, August 21, with an hour of lively music from a trio
featuring the strong country-rock vocals of Ellen Biskis.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Public Library.

Wednesday Screenings of French Films <br>Continue at 7 p.m. on August 22  

Wednesday Screenings of French Films
Continue at 7 p.m. on August 22

Deep Dive French Cinema, our summer film series, continues on Wednesday, August 22, with a 7 p.m.
screening of the 2012 film Polisse. This raw cop thriller about the Child Protection Division of the Paris
police is not interested in creating heroes. It does have an array of completely believable performances,
a high-pitched energy, and a dead aim for the truth, no matter how brutal. Directed by Maïwenn.

This program is for adults.

Opera Club Matinee Presents Donizetti’s Don Pasquale <br>At 1 p.m. Sunday, August 19  

Opera Club Matinee Presents Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
At 1 p.m. Sunday, August 19

This delightful 2010 production filmed live from the Metropolitan Opera boasts a wonderful cast, including
Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien. And in the title role, John Del Carlo quite literally
stops the show. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; the traditional production is by
Otto Schenk. Inspired silliness for a summer's day!

All adults are welcome. The opera runs 2½ hours, plus intermission.

Libraries Rock! Here's Our Calendar <br>Of Summer Programs for Children  

Libraries Rock! Here's Our Calendar
Of Summer Programs for Children

The Edgartown Library has put together a rich and busy calendar of regular programs and special events
for children in July and August. We have a brochure with all the details available at the library, or you can
download your very own printable copy here.


Download pdf file: Summer 2018 Programs for Children
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, do 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:

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.
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. Valid through 2020.
Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.
Museum of Fine Art, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely also visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalogue. 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.

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  

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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.

 

BASKET OF GRAPES

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.
 
 
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