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FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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Repeat Screening of Wagner Opera: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5  

Repeat Screening of Wagner Opera: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Our presentation of Die Walküre, the second opera in Richard Wagner's epic "The Ring of the Nibelung," was interrupted on Feb. 11 by a technical glitch. We are presenting it again at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.

The cast includes Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde , and tenor Jonas Kaufmann  as Siegmund. The stunning production by Robert Lepage was filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010, with inspired conducting by James Levine. This presentation lasts 5 hours, with two intermissions. All adults are welcome.

Three Icons: Anderson, Ali and Malcolm X -- <br>Library Presents Three Films in Two Evenings  

Three Icons: Anderson, Ali and Malcolm X --
Library Presents Three Films in Two Evenings

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6 PM, the Edgartown Library will show two documentaries, Marian Anderson: A Life in Music, chronicling the life of  the celebrated African-American contralto and civil rights activist, and the academy award winning When We Were Kings, about Muhammad Ali and the "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight bout with Joe Foreman.

On Wednesday, March 1, at 6 PM, the library will screen Spike Lee's 1992 epic biographical drama about Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington as the influential Black Nationalist leader. 

All adults are welcome to these free screenings.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Next Program Set for Tuesday, March 14  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Next Program Set for Tuesday, March 14

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the winter instructional series with Virginia Munro, continues on Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. Virginia's recipe for March is a creamy, savory Indian Butter Chicken. In addition, we'll learn how to make a healthy and delicious mango chutney.

If you’re interested in learning the easy way to prepare delicious world cuisine, this program is for you. But space is limited, so please call the library in advance to register.

Below, we’re reprinting the recipes for this program's January and February -- enjoy! We’ll add recipes for new dishes as this class progresses.


Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Opera Club Presents Third in Wagner's Ring Series, March 18  

Opera Club Presents Third in Wagner's Ring Series, March 18

The Opera Club’s complete showing of Richard Wagner’s epic music-drama The Ring of the Nibelung continues with Siegfried, the third of the four operas, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.

The cast includes Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens, Deborah Voigt, and Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried.

This stunning production by Robert Lepage was filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010, with the Metropolitan Orchestra led by Fabio Luisi.

The opera runs 4 1/2  hours including intermissions. All adults welcome.

Stress Management Class Is Offered <br>On Four Fridays Beginning Feb. 10  

Stress Management Class Is Offered
On Four Fridays Beginning Feb. 10

Yoga-Based Stress Management, a free four-session class meeting on Fridays at 10 a.m., will be offered here at the library beginning on Feb. 10. Leading the class is Carolyn Kildegaard, who taught Yoga on the Island for 25 years before becoming a mental health counselor at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. She holds a Master’s Degree in East West Psychology, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Community Herbalist.

Please note that this is not a posture practice; Yoga experience is not required. Please stop in or call the library to sign up.

Library Book Group: Our Winter-Spring Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Winter-Spring Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is into its season of good reading and lively discussions this winter, meeting at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Here's the lineup of titles for the months ahead -- remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read:

Wednesday, March 15, 4 p.m.:
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.:
LaRose, by Louise Erdich

May 17, 4 p.m.:
The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

 

 

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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.

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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GOLDEN LIGHT

Golden Light. Oil on mahogany panel, 20 by 24 inches. By Paul Dougherty (1877-1947), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Frame bears the label, "Wm. MacBeth Gallery, New York." Dougherty became a well-known painter in California.
 
 
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