OCTOBER 25, 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 October @ 

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 October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class

Sundays in October
@ 9am

Certified yoga instructor Jelisa Difo leads a Sunday 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.

Sunday October 11, 18, 25, & November 1 (Note: no program on October 4).

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.

CANCELLED Live Zoom Performance: Do You Didgeridoo?  

CANCELLED Live Zoom Performance: Do You Didgeridoo?

Tuesday, October 20 @ 7pm
(This program will be rescheduled)

The didgeridoo - is it an ancient artifact? A modern sculpture? The Australian Outback will seem a lot closer when you experience the extraordinary music made by this instrument. Its mournful, otherworldly sound conjures up primordial history. But amazingly, it can also sound joyful and contemporary, urging you to get up and dance!

Musician Rob Thomas of Didgeridoo Down Under will live-stream a performance that you won’t forget, mixing funky didgeridoo rhythms, percussion instruments, and relaxing soundscapes with both organic and electronic sound effects. Music and More from Down Under and Beyond is not just a musical event, it's a mesmerizing journey of sight, sound and imagination, immersing the audience in a stunning virtual landscape of Australian forests, deserts, oceans and distant galaxies.

Rob Thomas has been making and playing didgeridoos for almost 30 years. He has performed throughout the country, recorded several CDs, and produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. He collaborates on many of these projects with his wife and fellow DDU performer, Tanya Gerard.

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

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

Movie in Focus:  Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

Séraphine (France, 2009)
Monday, October 26 @ 11a

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.

October’s selection, Séraphine, directed by Martin Provost, was the most honored French film of 2009, a winner of seven Cesars from the French Academy, including Best Film and Best Actress. It tells the story of the “outsider artist” Séraphine de Senlis (beautifully acted by Yolande Moreau) who labors during the day as a washerwoman, but with the encouragement of her guardian angel, paints at night. It’s an intelligent and thoughtful exploration of creative fervor, religion, and madness. This movie is available to stream for free on Kanopy.

This movie
is available to stream for free on Kanopy.

To join our discussion, email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a 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



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
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