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MARCH 05, 2021

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

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

Dungeons & Dragons  

Dungeons & Dragons


Calling all adult gamers! Starting Tuesdays in April, jump into adventure with the library's new adult Dungeons & Dragons program. Explore mysterious parts of the Island and protect yourself from the dangers that await using your considerable skills, magic, and weaponry. 

To sign up for this April program, email clook@clamsnet.org. You must have an active Discord account and be age 21 or older to participate.
Magic the Gathering Game Night  

Magic the Gathering Game Night


Fridays in March @ 7pm (no program on 3/19)

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 March 5, 12, & 26
Note: no program on March 19

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

Restorative Yoga Class  

Restorative Yoga Class


Sundays in March
@ 9am (no program on 3/21)

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 March 7, 14, & 28
Note: no program on March 21.

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.
Music in the Evening: Celtic Duo Stanley & Grimm  

Music in the Evening: Celtic Duo Stanley & Grimm


Friday, March 12 @ 7pm

Get your Irish on! The dynamic Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm (fiddler Nikki Engstrom and singer-guitarist Sean Brennen) will Zoom with us for an hour of live music. They'll play reels, jigs, tunes of lost love, songs of the old country, and more, depending on where the green muse takes them.
 
Email us for a link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

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

Chef Look Cooks  

Chef Look Cooks

Thursday, March 18 @ 5pm

Our monthly cooking series continues with chef Christopher Look creating delicious dishes live from his own kitchen. A professional chef for almost twenty years, Chris is one of the most imaginative cooks we know, and his affable personality makes him a natural teacher. Get a preview of Chris’s style on his library cooking blog Trash Panda.

Chris will put his unique stamp on that very traditional American St. Patrick’s Day dish, corned beef. Are you wondering what to do with that brisket you bought on sale once the holiday is over? With his easy method and special mixture of ingredients, Chris will cook up the ultimate comfort food: delectable corned beef meatballs and braised cabbage.  

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

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

Music Herstory: Pianist Carole Enger  

Music Herstory: Pianist Carole Enger


Saturday, March 20 @ 7pm

Ms. Enger's concert performance Music Herstory highlights the voices of female composers spanning hundreds of years of classical music, from Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn to today’s fresh voices like Caroline Shaw and Missy Mazzoli. Encompassing a wide range of musical and national styles, Music Herstory is part of a vital conversation focusing on the importance of diverse voices in classical music programming. The artist will take questions after the film.

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

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

Design a Sunny Perennial Border with Jana Milbocker  

Design a Sunny Perennial Border with Jana Milbocker

Tuesday, March 23 @ 7pm

Spring is on the way, and expert gardener and garden designer Jana Milbocker of Enchanted Gardens will teach you how to create a sunny perennial garden with colorful blooms in spring, summer, and fall. In her lushly illustrated presentation, you will learn about plant layering, new and reliable perennials, companion plants, and design techniques. Ms. Milbocker will take questions after her talk.

Join us for an inspiring hour. Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

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

Library Book Group  

Library Book Group


Thursday, March 25 @ 4pm

Join local author Jean Stone and library director Lisa Sherman for a virtual discussion of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro.

From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist, and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.

Digital copies are available on OverDrive, or contact us to put your physical copy on hold.

Email director@edgartownlibrary.org for the Zoom link, and join the conversation.
Remembrance: Pianist Adele Dreyer  

Remembrance: Pianist Adele Dreyer


Sunday, March 28 @ 6pm


As our country reaches another grim statistic in the year of Covid-19, we remember that every number is a human life lost. With this in mind, our resident pianist, Adele Dreyer, performs an hour of music both meditative and poignant; a musical statement of remembrance, healing, and hope. Join us for this very special program.

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org.

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

A Royal Affair (Denmark, 2011)
Monday, March 29 @ 11am

Until the day comes when we can enjoy films together again on the library’s big screen, we’re hosting 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. Bring your impressions and opinions. Virginia Munro will choose the films and facilitate the group.

From director Nikolaj Arcel comes a compelling historic drama with sex, power, and politics at its center. A Royal Affair (Denmark, 2011) defies the conventions of a steamy bodice-ripper with its cast of fine actors, well-crafted screenplay, and absorbing true story. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. This film is available on Hoopla and Kanopy.

Request the link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org
Library Blogs  

Library Blogs

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 revisits her adventures around the world and dreams about the places she hopes to visit. She'll be listing books, movies, music, and other resources that draw upon memories of these special places. All materials highlighted are available with your CLAMS card.

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

 

IN LATE AUTUMN

Oil on Canvas, 20 by 27 inches, by American artist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). Stretcher bears title and frame is dated 1925.
 
 
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