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OCTOBER 18, 2018

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Hitchcock Film Series Presents Screening<br>At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23  

Hitchcock Film Series Presents Screening
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

As a lead-up to the screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut on Oct. 31, we're presenting four of
director Alfred Hitchcock's best and most influential films this month. Up on the big screen at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, is Rear Window -- an intensely intimate film that opens speculation into the voyeuristic
probing of filmmaking itself. It remains a masterpiece that combines technical and artistic skills of the highest
degree. James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Thelma Ritter star.

This series is for adults.

Library Book Group: A Conversation with the Author on Oct. 24  

Library Book Group: A Conversation with the Author on Oct. 24

The Edgartown Library book group, moderated by Jean Stone, meets monthly for good reading and lively
discussions. This group is open to all, and our library staff can help you get a copy to read.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, the book of the month is Jean Stone's own new novel, A Vineyard
Christmas
. Join us, and bring your questions for the author.

A Celebration of Samhain: Áine Minogue, Celtic Harp and Vocals <br>A Free Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27  

A Celebration of Samhain: Áine Minogue, Celtic Harp and Vocals
A Free Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice is the Gaelic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-wan),
marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the "darker half" of the year. In her performance at the
library, Áine Minogue will explore the Celtic roots of Halloween as it is derived from this ancient festival.

All adults are welcome.

Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17  

Documentary Film Series Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17

This month the library opens a 10-film series of remarkable documentaries. Presented at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 17, will be City of Ghosts, a 2017 film directed by Matthew Heineman. The documentary
takes a tough and close look at RBSS, an improvised news organization in Syria, and their quest to report
on the country's civil war.

This series is for adults.

Library Offers Hoopla Digital Service  

Library Offers Hoopla Digital Service

The Edgartown Library now offers our patrons hoopla, a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy
movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even
on your TV.

There's no waiting: Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get started,
just follow the hoopla link.

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes  

Planning an Off-Island Trip? Stop Here First for Money-Saving Passes

Before your next trip to Boston, do stop at our circulation desk before heading out -- and pick up discount
passes to any museums you'd like to visit. The terms of the discounts are as follows:

Boston Museum of Science: Daily passes allow up to 4 people per day to visit the Museum's main Exhibit Halls for $10 per person.

Boston Children's Museum: Daily passes allow up to 4 people in at half price ($8.50).
New England Aquarium: Daily coupons, valid September 5 to June 30, admit up to 4 people at $10 per person.

Cape Cod Museum of Art: 1 pass for free adult gallery admission. Not valid for special events or
program admissions. Valid through 2020.

Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

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

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Interested in Learning Guitar? <br>Check Out an Instrument from the Library  

Interested in Learning Guitar?
Check Out an Instrument from the Library

If you’re interested in learning to play the guitar, we have a new program for you – guitars here at the library
that you can check out just like books. (Well, almost like books – there’s a bit more paperwork involved.)
Current CLAMS cardholders in good standing may check out an instrument for two weeks. Borrowers under
16 must have a parent or guardian present to check out an instrument. Visit the library’s front desk
for more information.

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy  

Adventures in Slow Cooking: Recipes for You to Enjoy

Our May class in the library's slow-cooker series featured a recipe for Lamb Saagwala  --
which we have now posted in this space.
The series will resume in January. Meanwhile, we invite you to download these delicious recipes:


Download pdf file: Pork Carnitas
Download pdf file: Pico de Gallo
Download pdf file: Indian Butter Chicken
Download pdf file: Bolognese Sauce
Download pdf file: Daube de Boeuf Provencal
Download pdf file: January Cassoulet
Download pdf file: Coq au Vin -- January 2018
Download pdf file: Persian Lamb Shanks
Download pdf file: Preserved Lemons
Download pdf file: Chicken Tagine (April 2018)
Download pdf file: Lamb Saag-May 2018
Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service  

Edgartown Library Offers New Streaming Movie Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free to all our patrons. With
your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy for free and start streaming films on demand
right away. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than
30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and
classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and
Android, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired
patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library
card, entitling you to stream as many as 10 films per month.

Visit Our Facebook Page  

Visit Our Facebook Page

 
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.

 

THE WAY INTO SUMMER

Oil on canvas, 18 by 26 inches, by American artist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). The stretcher bears an alternate title, "Summer Day in Connecticut."
 
 
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