Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spend your Sundays With Friends!

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will be presenting the first of their Sunday afternoon programs for the season on Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm. Author Nora Nevin and photographer Harvey Beth will be speaking about the Haiti PeaceQuilts Project. Nora and Harvey have both contributed to the new book “Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti and their Power to Change Women’s Lives.” Learn how a few Vineyarders and their friends are trying to make a difference in the poorest country in the western hemisphere! Light refreshments will be served following the talk.

The PeaceQuilts Project is enabling Haitian women to earn a living through meaningful, creative work -- improving their lives and those of their families. The first model quilt-making cooperative is located in Lilavois, Haiti, just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. Here, women from the community are producing one-of-a-kind original art quilts informed by Haitian imagery. They earn a daily wage plus a portion of the sale price when their quilts sell. PeaceQuilts, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, is an outgrowth of the Martha's Vineyard Fish Farm for Haiti Project, helping the poor of Haiti since 1998.

The Library will be open from noon to 4pm on Sundays throughout the winter, and the “Sunday with Friends” program series will be offered monthly. The Friends of the Vineyard Haven
Public Library
is a volunteer organization that encourages public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, supports activities for both adults and children, and provides various other volunteer services.

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