Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Book Club Recommendations

While you're waiting your turn for the latest bestseller, why not check out one of the books recommended by The Vineyard Haven Library Book Discussion Group? A printed list of these titles is available from the library circulation desk.

The Group meets at 1:30pm on the third Thursday of each month to talk about a fiction or nonfiction book selection. This month's book is "The Air We Breathe" by Andrea Barrett.

Monday, July 13, 2009

An Afternoon with David McCullough

On Sunday July 12th, a crowd of more than 250 gathered in the library garden for an event honoring author David McCullough. Mr. McCullough read "Voyagers", a chapter from his unfinished book on Americans in Paris.

In his opening remarks, Mr. McCullough commented on the importance of libraries, and also noted that this was the first time he has performed a public reading of an unfinished book.

At the reception following the reading, attendees shared homemade cookies and lemonade provided by the Friends of the Library, who sponsored this event. Additional coverage of this event appears in a front page article of the July 14th edition of the Vineyard Gazette.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A New Way to Learn a Language!

The Vineyard Haven Public Library now provides a new way to learn a language! Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. A library card, computer and Internet access are required to access the system from home. Library patrons have access to six language courses: French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and English for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers. To get started, visit the library homepage and click on the Mango icon to begin!