APRIL 29, 2017

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WILL POWER: Week of Library Events <br>Celebrates William Shakespeare<br>From April 25 to 30  

WILL POWER: Week of Library Events
Celebrates William Shakespeare
From April 25 to 30

Are you ready for some Shakespeare? The Edgartown Library presents Will Power, its second annual celebration of The Bard in film and music, from Tuesday through Sunday, April 25-30. 

From Tuesday through Saturday, we'll be screening two films every day, with the Island's own Dan Sharkovitz, chairman of the English Department at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, introducing a 7 p.m. screening of Hamlet on Saturday, April 29.

For the complete film-by-film listing of the week's events, check our April newsletter.

Free Concert Concludes Shakespeare Festival:<br>Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m.  

Free Concert Concludes Shakespeare Festival:
Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

Our Will Power week of events at the library concludes with a special treat at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, when the Fool’s Fire Consort will perform music, courtly and common, from the 13th century to Shakespeare’s time. The Consort’s free program will include the great early composers Praetorius, Gibbons, Cavendish, and that prolific favorite, Anonymous. Meet the musicians at the reception following the performance. All are welcome.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Series Concludes on Tuesday, May 9  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Series Concludes on Tuesday, May 9

Adventures in Slow Cooking, the library's instructional series with Virginia Munro, concludes its season on Tuesday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Our featured dish for May is Pork Carnitas, a delicious and versatile recipe. You can dish up tacos, enchiladas, chili, and other pulled-pork delights this summer without heating up the kitchen by using our summer-friendly technique.

So dust off your crockpot, and learn the easy way to prepare deliciousw world cuisine. Other recipes from this season are in the downloadable links below. Remember, space is limited, so please call the library in advance to register.

Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Library Book Group: Our Winter-Spring Schedule  

Library Book Group: Our Winter-Spring Schedule

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, is into its season of good reading and lively discussions this winter, meeting at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Here's the lineup of titles for the months ahead -- remember that this group is open to all, and that our library staff can help you get a copy to read:

Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.:
LaRose, by Louise Erdrich

May 17, 4 p.m.:
The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu



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36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.  

36 Languages. Learn a language FREE.

The Mango language learning service is available to you, as a library patron, from any internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or at home. All you need to log in is your 13-digit library card number. The Edgartown Library also subscribes, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program designed specifically for children from birth to age six.

Planning a Visit to Boston? <br>Stop Here First for Museum Passes  

Planning a Visit to Boston?
Stop Here First for Museum Passes

On your next trip to Boston, perhaps you'd enjoy an hour or three at the Museum of Fine Arts. If this is on your itinerary, do stop at our circulation desk before heading north -- and pick up a free pass. One pass entitles two visitors admission to the museum for $10 each. That's one more great reason to visit the library. The passes are generously purchased for us by the Friends of the Edgartown Library.

As you plan your fall travels around New England, you should definitely visit this page of the CLAMS network catalogue. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove to Mystic Aquarium, from the New Bedford Whaling Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Pastel on paper, 7 by 11 inches, by American artist Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Signed and dated lower right: "D.W. Tryon/1924"
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