DECEMBER 05, 2020

Adult Programming - Please note that all library programming will be taking place online until further notice.

30 minutes prior to every program, we will post the link to enter the program on our Facebook page.

Magic the Gathering Game Night  

Magic the Gathering Game Night

Fridays in December @ 7pm (no program on 12/25 & 1/1)

Join us Fridays from 7pm - 9pm on the Edgartown Library's Magic the Gathering Discord server. Meet new and old friends alike on the battlefield as we play all manner of formats and competitive levels. Players of all ages are welcome to join.

Friday December 4, 11, and 18.
Note: no program on December 25 and January 1.

Follow this link to join the server and start having fun.

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class

Sundays in December
@ 9am (no program on 12/13)

Certified yoga instructor Jelisa Difo leads a Sunday online class in Restorative Yoga, a practice that allows you to slow down and restore and relax your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restful poses, your muscles are allowed to release tension and welcome deep relaxation into the body and mind. No experience or flexibility required, however you will need the following props:
  • 1 bolster/firm pillow: To make a bolster, stuff a pillowcase with towels, blankets, or clothing until it is firm and packed tightly. Or use a large, firm pillow. 
  • 2 blocks: To make a block, stack hardcover books to a height of about 6-8 inches.
Sunday December 6, 20,& 27
´╗┐Note: no program on December 13.

Send an email to programs@edgartownlibrary.org to register, and we'll send you a link to the class.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

It's a Crime! The Gardner Museum Heist  

It's a Crime! The Gardner Museum Heist

Monday, December 7 @ 7pm

Our “true crime” series continues with poet, author, and screenwriter Arnie Reisman on the unsolved art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston’s most notorious art heist. Through his award-winning screenplay Rembrandt Has Left the Building (co-written with Nat Segaloff), Reisman will relate the facts of the crime and his theory of what really happened on that cold March night thirty years ago. Based on interviews with the two chief suspects and a deathbed confession from one of them, the screenplay recounts how the robbery was committed, and the many reasons the investigation was doomed almost from the start. 

Request the link for this program at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

Wrapping with Adele: Holiday Music from Pianist Adele Dreyer  

Wrapping with Adele: Holiday Music from Pianist Adele Dreyer

Sunday, December 13 @ 6pm

One thing we all agree we’ll miss here at the library is our annual Open House during Christmas in Edgartown weekend. While we can’t welcome you into our building for sweet treats and hot drinks, we can offer a virtual musical treat with Adele Dreyer, our resident pianist. She will be at her piano sending carols and holiday songs your way, just as she does during our Open House. So, while you wrap those last-minute gifts, decorate, or even just relax, come together with us for some tuneful holiday cheer.
Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

Library Blogs  

Library Blogs

Our staff have been getting creative and started 2 new blogs for you to follow along with.

Trash Panda's Quarantine Food Blog
Feast your eyes on Library Assistant Chris Look's many meal creations on his new food blog. Follow his alter ego, Trash Panda, as he spruces up leftovers, digs all the way to the back of his fridge and cabinets, and talks at length about how much he loves eating. Explore techniques for using what you have on hand to create tasty and fulfilling dishes at home.

Check out his blog at trashpandaepl.wordpress.com

Feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to cook with what you've got? Send Trash Panda a list of ingredients or a picture of your fridge or cupboards, and get personalized advice on creating something delicious. Email him at trashpandaepl@gmail.com with all of your food questions.

Have Library Card, Will Travel
Join Library Assistant Kerith as she looks through photo albums and recalls her adventures around the world. She'll be listing books, movies, music, and other resources that remind her of those places, and all of these materials are available to you with your CLAMS card!

Join Kerith on her travels at https://sites.google.com/view/eplblog/home



This painting is also titled Early Morning No. 9. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. By William Ferdinand Macy, 20th century American artist. From the Simpson Collection.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373