AUGUST 17, 2017

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Sounds Like Summer: <br>Library's Music Series Continues Tuesday, August 22 <br> -- RAIN OR SHINE --  

Sounds Like Summer:
Library's Music Series Continues Tuesday, August 22

Again this season, the library is delighted to present Sounds Like Summer, a free series of Tuesday evening concerts by favorite Island performers, on our front lawn. Performing at 6:30 p.m. on August 22 is Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Uplifting Film About Heroic African-American Mathematicians <br>Gets Two Screenings, August 16 and 19  

Uplifting Film About Heroic African-American Mathematicians
Gets Two Screenings, August 16 and 19

In conjunction with Harvard astronomer Bruce Ward’s program on Thursday, July 17, we’re presenting two opportunities to view Theodore Melfi’s award-winning 2016 film about the unsung African-American heroines, the “computers,” who helped calculate the orbits of spacecraft for NASA in the early years of the space program.

Screenings will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, and again at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 19, in our program room. This film is rated PG, but The New York Times writes: “Your children should see it.”

Harvard Astronomer Bruce Ward Gives Program <br>On Pioneering Women in Science: <br>Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m.  

Harvard Astronomer Bruce Ward Gives Program
On Pioneering Women in Science:
Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Bruce Ward, Emeritus Harvard Observatory, presents "Women Computers: Cracking Stellar Codes and Predicting Spacecraft Pathways."

More than a century ago, women "computers" at Harvard College Observatory were instrumental in deciphering stellar features. Fifty years later, African-American women, also called "computers" and working for what was to become NASA, were vital to the success of the country's space program. We will explore the work of two Harvard "computers" and link their work to the story of how the NASA "computers," in the face of societal obstacles, made critical calculations to define the orbits of numerous space flights.

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Library Book Group: Our Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, will soon begin another season of good reading and lively discussions on the third Wednesday of every month. Remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

Sept. 20, 4 p.m.:
The Enduring Shore, by Paul Schneider.

Oct. 18, 4 p.m.:
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly.

Nov. 15, 4 p.m.:
The Locals, by Jonathan Dee.

Dec. 20, 4 p.m.:
What She Ate, by Laura Shapiro.

Jan. 17, 4 p.m.:
Desert Remains, by Steven Cooper.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Enjoy These Recipes  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Enjoy These Recipes

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's instructional series with Virginia Munro, concluded another season on Tuesday, May 9, with a lesson on Pork Carnitas, a delicious and versatile recipe. We've posted all recipes below from this season of classes.

Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
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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