AUGUST 30, 2015

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The Art of the Voice: Opera Club Offers  

The Art of the Voice: Opera Club Offers "Listening Class"

Opera Club has a "listening class" led by Susan Grunthal of the Taconic Opera coming up next Sunday, August 30, called The Art of the VoiceSusan will spend four sessions with us discussing the different types of voices and the roles they are most suited to sing, beginning with the soprano, and playing wonderful examples of the coloratura, lyric, dramatic, spinto, and others. In other sessions she'll cover the mezzos, contraltos, tenors, baritones and basses.

Although it's over four sessions, it's perfectly fine if you only can make it to one or two. It meets Sunday, August 30 at 1:00 pmTuesday, September 1 at 6:30Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 pm, and Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30. Please note, this is an adult program.
Join Us Monday to Say <br>Welcome and Good-bye  

Join Us Monday to Say
Welcome and Good-bye

Hail & Farewell is the name we've given our open house this Monday, August 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. That afternoon, the Friends of the Edgartown Library are hosting a get-together which gives us an opportunity to extend our best wishes to Jill Dugas Hughes, who is moving to New York after three years of service as our library director, and to welcome Lisa Horton Sherman as our new director, beginning that day. All are welcome.

5K on Labor Day: <br>USATF-Sanctioned Run/Walk to the New Library  

5K on Labor Day:
USATF-Sanctioned Run/Walk to the New Library

The Friends of the Edgartown Library are continuing a tradition begun two years ago:  the Pennywise Path 5K Run/Walk to the New Library. This USATF-sanctioned event, held on Labor Day, is set for Monday, Sept. 7.

Runners will gather at 9 a.m. at the Edgartown School and be shuttled by bus to the start on Pennywise Path, which runs parallel to the Vineyard Haven Road. The route winds along the path, connecting with the bike path for the last mile through town to the school campus. The first 100 registrants will get a commemorative T-shirt.

You can click this link to register electronically, or pick up registration forms at the library.

Drop in Mondays to Build an Edible Container Garden  

Drop in Mondays to Build an Edible Container Garden

Melinda Rabbitt DeFeo, horticulture educator at the Edgartown School, is leading a drop-in program from 1-3 p.m. on every Monday through August here at the library. Join us in cultivating a container garden of edible vegetables. All ages are welcome, and this program is free.

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.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

Slow Cooking: That Was a Tasty Class  

Slow Cooking: That Was a Tasty Class

Our slow-cooking class, begun in the depths of winter, held its final session on May 7 with instructions for preparing a delicious Greek lamb dish.We've finished this series of programs, but the dishes are listed below -- all tested and ready for you to enjoy.
Please check this website periodically for notices of new cooking programs at the library.

Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Indian Curry
Download pdf file: February's recipe for Beef Bourguignon
Download pdf file: Slow Cooker Dakjjim
Download pdf file: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Download pdf file: Slow-cooker Greek Lamb
Here's Something Cool: Moby-Dick, Read Aloud, Online  

Here's Something Cool: Moby-Dick, Read Aloud, Online

Plymouth University in England has completed a remarkable project, recording the entirety of Herman Melville's great book, "Moby-Dick," and making it available online.

"Moby-Dick," say the creators of this project, "is an explosive exposition of one man's investigation into the world of the whale and the way humans have related to it." It is on many short lists of the greatest novels ever written by an American.

Each of the book's 135 chapters, plus the Epilogue, is a separate audio file, and the chapters are presented by wonderful readers -- some of them famous, some not. You can visit the Moby Dick Big Read project by clicking this link.

Create a User Name in CLAMS  

Create a User Name in CLAMS


The CLAMS library network has introduced a new online feature that makes it much more like the experience you're used to on other Internet sites. Instead of having to log in with your 13-digit library card number, you now have the option of creating a simple user name that will take you into your account.

Download Music FREE  

Download Music FREE

Use Freegal to download 3 free songs per week.

You can sign in here with your Edgartown library card number and PIN. Once signed in, you can select and download 3 free songs each week in the MP3 format.
 With this service you can also stream music free for up to three hours each day.


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Click to See Your Town Government at Work  

Click to See Your Town Government at Work

All year 'round, Edgartown Town Hall is a bustling center of civic activity, with important decisions being made at public meetings almost every day. Now, we're happy to report, there's an easy way to check in and find out what's on the agendas of every Edgartown board and committee.

Just visit this handy link and you'll be whisked to the page of Edgartown's excellent municipal website where all meeting agendas are posted. You might be surprised at all the work that's going on -- and you might find a reason to become more involved in the decisions that shape the future of our town.

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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Lithographic print by Ruth Howland Sutton. 10 by 14 inches. Note: This drawing was published in the Ladies Home Journal in 1953.
Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 11-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 11-8, Thursday through Saturday 11-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373