MARCH 25, 2019

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Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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Chair Yoga Class with Carolyn Kildegaard: <br>Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Through March  

Chair Yoga Class with Carolyn Kildegaard:
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Through March

This gentle yoga practice while seated will include movement, breath training and meditation. All levels of
experience are welcome. Taught by veteran yoga instructor Carolyn Kildegaard, the four session class is a
free program, but registration is required. Call or drop by the library to sign up.

Mad for Plaid! Celebrate Tartan Day with the MV Scottish Society <br>From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6  

Mad for Plaid! Celebrate Tartan Day with the MV Scottish Society
From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6

Join us for a special free event to focus on some of the delights of being Scottish—even if just for an
There’ll be music from the Scottish Society Singers, a shortbread competition open to everyone,
tartans galore-and more.
Available for purchase will be Martha’s Vineyard District Tartan items specially
made in Scotland. All are welcome, in plaid or not!

Join the Cult: Film Series Continues <br>Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m  

Join the Cult: Film Series Continues
Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m

Our new eight-film series, extending into May, features films that have achieved cult status -- each with a
fiercely devoted audience, many with recognizable catch-phrases now embedded in the matrix of our
language. These programs are for adults only.

Up on the big screen on March 27 is Grey Gardens (US, 1976). The only documentary in the series,
Albert and David Maysles' film depicts the everyday lives of Edith Beale and her daughter, Edie Beale,
impoverished relatives of Jacqueline Onassis, in wealthy East Hampton, N.Y. A perfect mix of camp
and deep emotionality, the film's cult status grew around "Little Edie" and her eccentric creativity and
boundless joie de vivre.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: <br>Sign up for Next Class on Tuesday, April 16  

Adventures in Slow Cooking:
Sign up for Next Class on Tuesday, April 16

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's monthly winter cooking class, is back in session. 

At our next session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, the featured dish is Thai Beef Curry. With lean beef and
traditional Thai flavors of coconut and lime, this boldly spiced, fragrant red curry is a snap to make in a slow
cooker. We invite you to come learn the method, and stay to enjoy the delicious results.

Please call or stop in to register, as space is limited.

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: General Tso's Chicken
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
Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through Winter and Spring  

Library Book Group: Our Schedule Through Winter and Spring

The Edgartown Library book group meets at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each
month for good reading and lively discussions. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you
get a copy to read.

Our coming selections:

March 20: Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

April 17: Improvement, by Joan Silber

May 15: Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

June 19: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning an Off-Island 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 Arts, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

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.

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.



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