AUGUST 09, 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: August 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 

Tired of playing all your Magic the Gathering games against your pets? Do you need some fresh opponents who don't already know all of your tricks? Join us on 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.

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

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class

Sundays: August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
@ 9am

Certified yoga teacher Jelisa Difo leads a weekly online class in Restorative Yoga, a practice that allows you to slow down, 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.

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

iPad Workshop with Kathy Lavieri  

iPad Workshop with Kathy Lavieri

Wednesday, August 12 @ 10:30am

You have an iPad and you’re excited to use it - but where to begin? Or perhaps you’d just like to refresh your skills and learn a few new tricks? Kathy Lavieri, technology trainer with over twenty years of experience working with adult learners, will hold an iPad workshop online via Zoom.

NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop using your iPad. To benefit most from this workshop, participants will need two devices:
A computer, laptop, or phone to connect to Zoom for the video and audio presentation.
An iPad to try out the skills that you’ll see on the Zoom meeting that will appear on your computer, laptop, or phone screen.

Registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. For the link to participate email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

Cooking Series: Men Will Grill  

Cooking Series: Men Will Grill

This month we’ll present a series of cooking demonstrations that explore the almost endless possibilities of preparing food on an outdoor grill. The programs will be live via Zoom, so you can follow the recipes and technique step by step. Our chefs are librarians by day, but after dark they reveal the super power they all share. “Fire it up” is the cry, as these modern day followers of Vulcan prepare to prove once again the ancient maxim: Men Will Grill.

Email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link and experience the thrill of the grill. If needed, rain dates will be scheduled.

Thursday, August 13 @ 6:30pm - Chris Look
Keeper of the flame for the entire Look clan, Chris embodies the hunter/gatherer-to-fire ethos of ancient man.

day, August 21 @ 6:30pm - Rizwan Malik
Rizwan is known for his audacious technique and willingness to grill anything - from BBQ favorites to his specialty: pizza.

sday, August 26 @ 6:30pm - Eric Alexander
Having recently stepped up his grilling game, Eric is determined to replicate the toothsome international dishes brought home from travels with his family.

Music in the Evening with Pianist David Rhoderick  

Music in the Evening with Pianist David Rhoderick

Friday, August 14 @ 8pm

Classical pianist David Rhoderick will present an hour of live music showcasing three of his favorite composers, Bach, Brahms, and Debussy. The evening will have at its center Bach’s Italian Concerto, described by David as “a gorgeous fusion of exuberance, mathematical perfection and soul.”

Join us for this special performance by emailing us for the Zoom link at

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

Monday, August 24 @ 11am
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

Miss the Edgartown Library movie series? Until the day comes when we can enjoy films together again on the library’s big screen, we’re having a monthly virtual film group. View our movie of the month (free on Kanopy or Hoopla) and we’ll meet to discuss it, via Zoom. You’ll have time to watch the film at least once before we meet. Bring your impressions, opinions, and a snack! Virginia Munro will choose the films and facilitate the group.

This month’s film is both a history and a mystery: The Return of Martin Guerre (France, 1982) is a fascinating, historically accurate story that unfolds in 16th century provincial France.
Starring two of that decade’s finest actors (Gerard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye), and directed by Daniel Vigne, it succeeds as a love story, a mystery, a drama, and one of the most vivid film renderings of the 1500s.

This movie is available on Kanopy.

To join our discussion, email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link. 
Vicarious Vacation:  Alex Welles' Journey to the Northwest Passage  

Vicarious Vacation: Alex Welles' Journey to the Northwest Passage

Thursday, August 27 @ 7pm

Craving an adventure? Intrepid traveler Alex Welles has got a doozy for us. Join him as he sweeps us along on his latest thrilling adventure, this time to the remote, rugged world of Canada’s Northwest Passage. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers, with up-close and personal encounters with a polar bear, caribou, and walrus. Learn about the amazing discovery of the HMS Erebus, missing since the ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin in 1845, and found in the frigid waters of the Victoria Strait. Sink into your favorite armchair and strap in for the ride.

An avid adventure traveler, Alex Welles has been to Cuba, Annapurna, China, Tibet, Antarctica, and even Edgartown, where he is a life-long summer resident.

To request a link to this program email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

Music in the Evening: Guitarist Joel Harrison  

Music in the Evening: Guitarist Joel Harrison

Friday, August 28 @ 8pm

Enjoy an evening of cool jazz standards on a hot summer night performed by guitar hero Joel Harrison. Grab your front row seat to the evening’s music from your living room, or out on your deck.

Email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

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



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