NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Children's Room Events

The library's Halloween party last month was filled with happy kids and colorful costumes.

Weekly Events for Kids in November

Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Story Time 
Join Elyce to listen and sing along to rhymes and songs. This story hour is geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome.
November's theme is Picture Books: November is National Picture Book month, and you're invited to celebrate with Elyce while she shares some of her own favorite picture books.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Silly Stories 
Here's a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We'll share silly stories that encourage play and movement. 

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Little Artists Open Paint
Come use our collection of fingerpaints and assorted brushes, paint and dot art.
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Radio Games
Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is a new after-school program created to engage middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate effectively. The goal is to foster courage, imagination, conversation, empathy, creativity, and individuality.  

Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. -- After School Crafts 
We'll feature a new project every week -- just drop in.
For ages 9 and up.

Thursdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. -- After School Gaming
Use one of the library's Nintendo Switch consoles to try out different games.
For ages 9 and up.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center. 
Each week we'll have a different preschool-age theme. No sign-up is required, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Events for Kids in November

Special Story Time with Tony the Pony:
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
Tony, the friendly pony from West Tisbury, is a therapy animal who makes visits around the Island. He's visited the library before, and he'll be back for this special story hour.

Dungeons & Dragons Club 
Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this monthly club. 
For ages 11 and up.

November's Artist in Residence -- Learning to Knit:
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Professional knitter Cindy Bonnell will work this afternoon with kids ages 9 and up. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Each participant will leave with their own set of knitting needles and yarn to get them started.

Family Movie Marathon: 
Friday, Nov. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yes, the library is open the day after Thanksgiving! Come enjoy movies on our big screen and snack on popcorn while you watch. Comfy chairs and floor spaces will be provided, but feel free to bring your own blankets and pillows. Here's the lineup:
10:30 a.m. -- Disney's Christopher Robin
12:30 p.m. -- Hotel Transylvania 3
2:30 p.m. -- Incredibles 2

After-School Nutrition Program: 
Friday, Nov. 30, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Lila Fischer, public health nurse, leads this program
for kids age 9 and up. 
She'll teach the basics of good nutrition habits and lead participants in making a healthy after-school snack.
This program will continue on the last Friday of each month throughout the school year. Registration is not required.


Oil on Canvas by Harry Aiken Vincent, American artist (1864-1931). 25 by 30 inches.
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