AUGUST 18, 2019
August in the Children's Room 

In the Children's Room, our Summer Reading program is in full swing,
and kids of all ages are encouraged to visit the library and sign up. 
Log the books you read this summer to earn prizes, and join us 
for our programs, which include  galaxy-themed crafts, 
guest speakers,  and more for all ages. 
And be sure to explore our spaceship control room!

Weekly Story Hours

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. -- Story Time on the Library Lawn
(We'll gather inside if the weather is disagreeable.) This story hour is
toward preschool children, but all are welcome.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. -- Discovery Days Story Time 
Join us for a story each week to kick off the Family Center's
Discovery Days program. The theme will change each week. 
This program is best for ages 8 and under.

Weekly Crafts and Play Groups

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

Monday Through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Daily Drop-in Crafts  
For all ages; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Discovery Days with the Martha's Vineyard Family Center 
For preschoolers, with a different theme each week.
No sign-up is required, but kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Events This Month

Taco Dragon Story Hour:
Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special story hour with a visit from
Taco Dragon, from the popular book series.

Space Coin Show:
Tuesday, August 6, 
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come check out a variety of space-related coins, 
and learn how to design a coin of your own. 
All ages welcome, and pizza will be served.

iRobot Visit:
Wednesday, August 7, 
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Our friends from iRobot will bring their latest machines
and show them at work.

Planet Lantern Decorating:
Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We will provide the lanterns and lights (while supplies last), 
as well as everything you need to transform your lantern into 
your favorite planet. 
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Making Galaxy Soap:
Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We will provide all the supplies (while they last). 
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Reading Celebration
and Ice Cream Social:
Saturday, August 24, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the conclusion of our season 
of summer reading with ice cream (donated by Dairy Queen!), 
crafts, and a raffle.


Oil on Canvas, 10 by 16 inches, circa 1900. By William Ferdinand Macy, American artist. From the Simpson Collection.
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