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APRIL 08, 2020

THE EDGARTOWN LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY, MAR. 16 UNTIL MV SCHOOLS RE-OPEN.

Regular Library Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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Celebrate National Poetry Month  

Celebrate National Poetry Month

This month we're collecting poems from some of our very best Island poets to share with you. We've also got poetry readings (via Zoom) up ahead later this month. Watch this space for details.


Donald Nitchie
Donald Nitchie’s poetry collection Driving Lessons was published in 2007. He leads Poetry Drop-in Sessions at local libraries, and will be offering a writing workshop online in May for the Edgartown Library.
Read his poems here.

Arnie Reisman
Arnie Reisman is an award-winning writer, producer and performer, who is featured in commercial and public television, radio, corporate video, private and public media publications, theatre and film. In 2014 he was selected as the Poet Laureate of Martha's Vineyard. He has since unified and promoted the Island's poetry scene to great success.
Read his poems here.

Jill Jupen
Jill Jupen, Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate, 2019-2021, has been published in several literary journals including Green Mountain Review, Hunger Mountain, Dakota Territory, and Rattle. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, in 2018 she won the Plan B Press poetry chapbook contest. This award led to the publication of “The Space Between." She founded and leads the Martha’s Vineyard Poets Collective.
Read her poems here.

Rose Styron
Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, editor, and human rights activist. She has authored four poetry collections, including Fierce Day (Friesen Press, 2015), By Vineyard Light (Rizzoli, 1995), Thieves' Afternoons (Viking, 1973), and From Summer to Summer (Viking, 1965).
Read her poems here.

Fan Ogilvie

Fan Ogilvie is a poet, teacher of poetry and organizer of poetry workshops In 1984 she received a Chester Jones Foundation commendation award. She is included in two chapbooks, The Other Side of the Hill and In a Certain Place. Her poems are published in The Poet and The Poem Anthology, Poet Lore, Three Sisters, Z’Arts, Fulcrum, An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics, The Martha’s Vineyard Journal of Writing, online on Fieralingue, the Poet’s Corner and others. she helped to organize the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Program. She taught poetry at the Featherstone Center for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard from 1996 until 2007.
Read her poem here.
LIBRARY CLOSED, STARTING MAR. 16th  

LIBRARY CLOSED, STARTING MAR. 16th

Under the advisement of town and state health officials due to growing concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, the Edgartown Public Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th until MV Schools re-open. Staff will be available to respond to phone and email questions from the public during that time.


Our book drop is closed, and we ask that patrons hold onto all materials for the duration of the library's closure. No library materials will incur a fine or bill during this time.

We encourage patrons to use our online services to access reading, listening, and viewing materials. Please visit us online at edgartownlibrary.org, or call us at 508-627-4221 to find out more about how to access digital materials from home.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and visit www.edgartownlibrary.org for updates.

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session  

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session

Sign up for a one-on-one session with our tech savvy library staff, and upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to access e-books, audio books, language learning software and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card, all for free. Sessions are available every Tuesday-Saturday afternoon.
Call or email the library, or click here to make an appointment.

Virtual Meditation Series: Center, Stretch, Relax  

Virtual Meditation Series: Center, Stretch, Relax

During these times of high anxiety we've reached out to one of the most centered people we know for some help. Carolyn Kildegaard has studied, practiced, and taught yoga for over forty years. She has a Masters' degree in East West Psychology and fifteen years experience as a mental health clinician on Martha's Vineyard. Her Chair Yoga classes are a favorite among our patrons. Plug in your earbuds and let Carolyn's gentle voice guide you through the static. Just click on each link and press the play button.

Center: Click here to listen

Stretch: Click here to listen

Relax: Click here to listen

Virtual Music Festival: Edgartown Library Showcase  

Virtual Music Festival: Edgartown Library Showcase

We're showcasing just a few of the great musicians who have performed at the Edgartown Library. Click on the links below to enjoy.

Music from Jon and Zoe Zeeman: because sometimes it feels so good to have the blues...
Down on My Luck

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish perform the perfect social distancing song

Jeremy Berlin scorches Thelonius Monk's jazz standard 
Blue Monk Boogie Woogie

Classical guitarist Michael Nigro sends a musical prayer
Evocacion by Jose Luis Merlin

A taste of Michael's group, Trio Camino
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

Virtual Film Series: Passion for Fashion  

Virtual Film Series: Passion for Fashion


As an Edgartown Library patron you have access to one of the world’s greatest and most complete film collections for free—Kanopy. As well as our service Hoopla, a digital collection of movies, music, audio and ebooks.

The links are on our Resources page. Set up an account in minutes and away you go.

And to start you on your journey we’ve programmed a few film series, so whether you’re a devoted enthusiast eager to further your film literacy or just want to scarf down popcorn and forget about the world, Kanopy (K) and Hoopla (H) will fill the bill. 

Bill Cunningham New York  
An affectionate introduction to the indelible chronicler of NY street fashion and society for the New York Times. Directed by Richard Press (2011) (K)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
The charismatic “Empress of Fashion” reigned over Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute for almost half a century. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. (2012) (K)

Mademoiselle C
This fast-paced look at Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and formidable fashionista, is like flipping through a big, fat, glossy magazine.  Directed by Fabien Constant. (2013) (K)

Fresh Dressed 
A great old-school rap soundtrack supports this genesis of hip-hop fashion from the Bronx in the ‘70s to its influence on the catwalks of today. Directed by Sacha Jenkins. (2015) (K)

Dior and I
Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the iconic haute couture house, with special love directed at the hardworking seamstresses who construct these remarkable works of art by hand. Directed by Frédéric Tcheng. (2015) (K)

Girl Model
Exploring the underbelly of professional modeling, this engrossing documentary follows 13- year-old Nadya from her home in Siberia to Tokyo where she’s been promised wealth in the fashion world. Directed by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon. (2012) (K)

Versailles, 1973: Runway Revolution
Legendary in the fashion world, “The Battle of Versailles” was a charity fundraiser for the restoration of the palace pitting a dream team of American fashion designers against the big boys of the French couture establishment. Deborah Draper directs. (2012) (K)

Want more? Explore Kanopy’s series on fashion design “Designer Marathon.”

Virtual Film Series: Some Like it Noir  

Virtual Film Series: Some Like it Noir

As an Edgartown Library patron you have access to one of the world’s greatest and most complete film collections for free—Kanopy. As well as our service Hoopla, a digital collection of movies, music, audio and ebooks.

The links are on our Resources page. Set up an account in minutes and away you go.

And to start you on your journey we’ve programmed a few film series, so whether you’re a devoted enthusiast eager to further your film literacy or just want to scarf down popcorn and forget about the world, Kanopy (K) and Hoopla (H) will fill the bill. 

Detour
Haunting, dark, and creepy, this low-budget noir lives on as an artistically important film and one of the genres best examples. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. (1945)  (K)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
A great cast and cunning direction propels this gripping film noir wrapped in a romantic melodrama. Directed by Lewis Milestone. (1946) (K)

Bob Le Flambeur
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville’s heist film is a jaunty homage to Hollywood gangster films and the “new wave” director at his best. (1955) (K)

They Made Me a Fugitive
From post-war Britain, a gritty noir about a former RAF pilot who joins a gang of black marketeers. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. (1948) (K)

D.O.A.
Director Rudolph Maté builds the swift-paced suspense in this classic noir by telling the story entirely in flashbacks. (1950) (K)

Need a Library Card?  

Need a Library Card?


In our continuing efforts to provide our patrons with quality off-site library services, the Edgartown Library has created the option for a Temporary Library Card. To apply for a temporary library card, click the link below, fill out the form, download it, and email it to us at info@edgartownlibrary.org. Once you are registered, we will email you with your temporary library card information. This will grant you access to Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, the New York Times online, and many more online library services.

Cards will be valid until June 30, 2020. ID is not required at this time, but upon re-opening, we will request ID in order to convert your temporary card into a permanent card. If you need any assistance, please email us at info@edgartownlibrary.org.
 

Download pdf file: Card Application Form
Official Sources of Information for COVID-19  

Official Sources of Information for COVID-19

Did You Know About Lynda.com?  

Did You Know About Lynda.com?


As a Massachusetts resident, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard, which gets you access to tons of free digital resources like Lynda.com.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Sign up here for a HERE for a BPL eCard and start using Lynda.com.

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks  

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks

Edgartown Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines and streaming video available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

Download Libby from the app store or v
isit clamsnet.overdrive.com.

For help on how to use the Libby app, click here.

For help on how to use Overdrive, click here.

New York Times Online  

New York Times Online

The Edgartown Library is pleased to announce that you can now access the New York Times online for free! Simply click HERE and enter the code c59d2806040934a2. Then create a username and password. You must use this login and password for every future visit to the New York Times online.

And for our crossword lovers, email us at edgartownlibrary@gmail.com for all your crossword needs.

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service  

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is available for free to all our patrons. With
your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy and start streaming films on demand. 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. Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10
films per month.

For help on how to use Kanopy on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Kanopy app, click here.
Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service  

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming 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.

For help on how to use Hoopla on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Hoopla app, click here.
Mango - Learn a Language  

Mango - Learn a Language

Online: Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango. (Watch a video here that introduces the service.)

Looking for Tax Help?  

Looking for Tax Help?

Massachusetts has extended the deadline for income tax filing to July 15th. Read more at mass.gov/covid-hhcs

If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more Free File Online options for you. Review each company’s offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns, other may charge a fee. Massachusetts taxes can be filed for free online at: www.Mass.gov/eFile

IRS Free File Program- Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000, AND any age, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
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ree state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Turbo Tax

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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ame criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Taxact

Receive a free Federal return if:
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our Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Free 1040 Tax Return

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND
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Your age is 70 or younger, ANDLive in any state, EXCEPT: DC, FL, IN, LA, MT, NH, NM, NV, RI, SD, TN, TX or WA
OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND any AGE, AND
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You live in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, or WI
No free state tax preparation in any states.

IRS Free File Program- by FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Adjusted Gross Income is between $9,000 and $69,000, AND your age is 65 or younger, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by H&R Block

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 51, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by FreeTaxUSA

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less AND your age is 51 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

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Oil on canvas, 25.5 by 36 inches. By Peleg Franklin Brownell, 1883. From the Simpson Collection.
 
 
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