JULY 06, 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: July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 @

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: July 5, 12, 19, and 26

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.

How to Protect Yourself from Tick Borne Illnesses  

How to Protect Yourself from Tick Borne Illnesses

Wednesday, July 8 @7pm

Zoom Tick Talk: Field Biologist Richard Johnson will speak on the Island’s tick problem, tick-borne illnesses, and their prevention. Mr. Johnson, who for years has done field surveys on the Vineyard as part of the mission of his project, said this week that the Island is set to have its worst tick season on record. He will answer any questions you might have on the subject.

Contact us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link to the presentation.
PUBLIC FORUM: Future Plans for Windermere Eldercare Facility  

PUBLIC FORUM: Future Plans for Windermere Eldercare Facility

Thursday, July 9 @4:30pm

Renee Lohman, President of Navigator Eldercare of New England, will give a 30 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute Q & A.
The goal is to educate the Edgartown patrons on the plans, which are still in the approval process, for replacing Windermere with five Green House homes.

Contact us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link to the presentation.

GLORIOUS CHORUSES: A Survey of Opera’s Most Beautiful Choruses  

GLORIOUS CHORUSES: A Survey of Opera’s Most Beautiful Choruses

Thursday, July 16 @7pm

Taconic Opera Outreach Coordinator, Susan Grunthal, returns to the library with another opera listening class, this time on choruses. Bringing her well-known expertise and enthusiasm for her subject, Susan’s classes are part lecture, part music. There will be time for her to answer your questions as she goes along.

This Zoom presentation is free and open to all, just email us at programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link to this Opera Club special event.
Music in the Evening with Stanley & Grimm  

Music in the Evening with Stanley & Grimm

Friday, July 17 @8 PM

Clear away the furniture, roll up the rugs, our favorite Celtic duo will be in the house—your house! Fiddler Nikki Engstrom and singer- guitarist Sean Brennan (aka, Stanley & Grimm) will Zoom us an hour of their playing, including reels, jigs, tunes of lost love, journeys, and the old country- wherever the Celtic muse takes them.

Email us for your private concert link at programs@edgartownlibrary.org

Author Talk with Julia Spiro  

Author Talk with Julia Spiro

Tuesday, July 21 @7pm

Island resident, Julia Spiro, will be launching her new novel, her first novel, Someone Else’s Secret, with a book talk via Zoom. With a rich cast of characters, and an authentically drawn setting—our very own Island— it’s an intriguing exploration of power, secrets, and the dark side of entitlement. Oh, and did we mention it’s a page-turner?

Join the Edgartown Library in celebrating this talented new author; email programs@edgartownlibrary.org for a link to the talk. Someone Else’s Secret is available in CLAMS.

If you wish to purchase a signed copy please visit https://www.edgartownbooks.com/
Zoom U  

Zoom U

Thursday, July 23 @7pm

Zoom U (Zoom University) is a series of lectures/presentations on a variety of subjects to satisfy your craving for the answers. We’ve contacted a group of experts in wide-reaching fields to help you “peel the onion”, ranging from local bird watching to pre-Roman archaeology, opera to photography.

Register for Zoom U by emailing programs@edgartownlibrary.org and we’ll send you the link.

Archaeology in Rough and Remote Places
Rhys Townsend has taught Greek and Roman art and archaeology at Clark University since 1982. He has conducted field work in Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Cyprus, both on land and underwater. Since 2005, he has turned his attention to the excavation and reconstruction of a Roman temple at a site on Turkey’s southern shore, Antiochia ad Cragum. Professor Townsend’s lecture focuses on his work in Turkey, especially the three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle (with many pieces either missing or broken!) of putting the collapsed temple back together again. 

Killer Cover Letters: A Workshop  

Killer Cover Letters: A Workshop

Saturday, July 25 @11am

Writer and educator Abby Remer leads a 90 minute Zoom workshop on that all-important piece of paper sitting on top of your CV/job application: the cover letter. If it’s dull or off-putting, your prospective employer might never get past the first few sentences; write an attention grabber and you could be swanning your way to HR before you know it. Learn how to get the edge that a killer cover letter provides. Materials included.
Registration is required for this free program because space is limited.

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

Movie in Focus:  Film Discussion Group  

Movie in Focus: Film Discussion Group

Monday, July 27 @11am

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 movie is from a leading light in Italian cinema, Roberto Rossellini, but this isn’t the Rossellini famous for his neo-realist classics. With the extraordinary Journey to Italy (1954), a story about an estranged couple on holiday in Naples, the director shifts forward to a cinematic reality that portrays all of life’s complexities. As one critic called it, “realer than realism.” It stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders. This movie is available 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



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