Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Annual Election Results

Congratulations to new Vineyard Haven Library Trustee Pamela Street, who was elected April 28th along with incumbants Nan Carter and Jo Weinberg.

Thank you to Tisbury voters who passed Question 9 on the ballot, for much-needed repairs to the exterior of the library building.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Annual Town Election: Library Issues

This year four candidates will compete for three, three-year seats as library trustees, including Anna Marie D'Addarie, Pamela Street, and incumbents Nan Carter and Jo Weinberg.

On April 22nd, the League of Women's Voters of MV will host a Candidate's Forum at the Tisbury Senior Center. Each candidate will make opening remarks, to be followed by a question and answer period. Contested candidates will be allowed to ask questions of each other after the public has had an opportunity to question them. Tisbury's annual town election is April 28.

Also on the ballot is Question #9: Shall the Town of Tisbury be allowed to assess an additional $40,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of repairing and repainting all exterior wood surfaces of the Vineyard Haven Public Library and to replace all rain gutters of the building, for the fiscal year beginning July first two thousand and nine?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Last Minute Tax Info!

Many Federal and State tax forms and instruction books, including the 1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, and associated schedules, are available at the library. If there’s a form we don’t have, you can print a copy of the form from the IRS website at the library at no charge (instruction books excluded).

Taxpayers who need more time to complete their returns can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file their tax returns by filing Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time to File. The extension gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file the tax return An extension does not give the taxpayer an extension of time to pay, but the IRS does offer some payment options.

This year, anyone, regardless of income, can e-file their extensions at no cost from a home computer using IRS traditional FreeFile or FreeFile Fillable Forms. For more information, visit

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Earth Day Drawing!

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library have made available reusable polypropylene bags featuring the library logo, to help reduce the use of plastic bags by library patrons. The Friends of the library have contributed to make the bags available for only $1. The colorful eco-friendly bags can be used to carry books and DVDs home from the library, or may be used for groceries and other personal items.

This year, in honor of Earth Day and National Library Week, the Friends are offering an additional incentive to purchase the bags. Purchase a bag for $1 between April 6th and April 22nd, and you may enter a drawing to win a limited-edition sterling silver library charm. The charms are also available for sale at the library for $74.99, with proceeds supporting the Friends work on behalf of the library.
The Drawing will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2009.

Sales of the bags and charms help support Library Children’s Programs, the Summer Reading Program, and other Friends-sponsored events.

Special Time for Island History Program

Ann C. Allen's "Short Course in Island History" will be at a special time for the next two weeks due to the Tisbury town meetings.

The class will meet on Mondays at 6:15 on April 6th and 13th, then will return to Tuesday nights on April 21st and 28th.

The final class will be Saturday morning at 9am, featuring guest speakers Kent Healy and June Manning.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Mini" Book Sale Sunday

This Sunday, April 5th, The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host a “mini” book sale from 1pm-3pm, with books, audiobooks, and VHS movies for kids, teens and adults.

The sale will take place in the Library Program Room, and there will be free coffee provided by Mocha Motts!

The Friends will host additional book sales throughout the year, so you don't have to wait for the annual Fall sale.

The Library will be open from noon until 4pm for the last time this season, but Sunday hours will resume in the Fall.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yes We Can! (Complete a Puzzle)

Our patrons have completed the Library's first, (challenging) "Community Puzzle", featuring Barack Obama. Our new (easier) puzzle is now underway.

The puzzles have been donated by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Stop in the Vineyard Room to add a few pieces on your next visit!