Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Bonus for Stieg Larsson Fans!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the final book in Stieg Larsson's hugely popular Millenium trilogy, is now available at the Vineyard Haven Library. Although the book will not be published in the United States until May, the library has obtained a copy of the British edition. We're currently the only CLAMS library with a copy. Place a hold now through the CLAMS website, so your request will have top priority!

CLAMS Language Learning Makes News

Today's Cape Cod Times includes a feature article about a new service available from the Vineyard Haven Public Library and other CLAMS libraries on Martha's Vineyard.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. A Vineyard Haven 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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Food For Fines

The Vineyard Haven Public Library is participating in a fine amnesty and food drive from December 16th through December 31st.

Just bring your overdue library materials back to the library along with a non-perishable food donation for the Island Food Pantry, and your fines on those overdue items will be forgiven.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Library Programs Now "On Demand"

Martha's Vineyard Community Television (MVTV) is now offering online video on demand. The new service gives viewers with high-speed Internet access the capability to watch videotaped Island town government meetings and other programming online.

Recent library programs that are available on the website include Dr. Sheldon Hackney on Freedom, Peter Cabana on Energy, author Russ Baker, and the Island Affordable Housing Fund Community Forum.

To access the new service, go to MVTV's website http://www.mvtv.org/ and click on "video on demand" in the list at left. Users who experience difficulties should contact MVTV at 508-696-9760.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Library Holiday Hours and Events

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closing early at 1pm on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, and will be closed for the day on Friday, December 25th. The Library will also close at 1pm on Thursday, December 31st, and will be closed on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1st.

The library will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday for both these holiday weekends, 10am to 5:30pm on Saturdays, and noon to 4pm on Sundays.

To celebrate the season, the library will be hosting a free concert and holiday party on Wednesday, December 16th, beginning at 5:30pm. Homemade baked goods and other treats will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Please join us!