Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Overdrive App for Ebooks/Audio for iPad

We’re pleased to announce the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ for iPhone®/iPad® v2.2.

With this release, iPad users will now enjoy custom designed graphics whether they are reading an EPUB eBook, listening to an MP3 audiobook, or browsing the OverDrive Media Console Library.

Additionally, the app now supports landscape and portrait orientation, and a new calendar icon displays the number of days left until the title expires.

The system requirements haven’t changed. The free app can be installed on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch® devices running iOS (v4.0 or newer). Those with OverDrive Media Console already installed will be notified that an update is available.

The updated app is available from:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Author Talk and Display for Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard

Join us at 7pm on Tuesday, February 15th as Anna Lowell Tomlinson talks about her new book, her watercolors, and her new friend Lucius, who was rescued from the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. In the book, Lucius tells his story through his owner Anna, who has filled her book, One of My Nine Lives, with copies of her lovely watercolors of her new friend. All proceeds from the sale of this limited addition book will benefit the ASMV.

Throughout the month of February, the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard will be featured in the display case maintained by the Friends of the Library.

Jemima James & Dan Waters: American Acoustic Folk Duets

With her warm, truth-telling voice and her 60s-era Gibson Hummingbird guitar, singer-songwriter Jemima James is a cornerstone of the Vineyard folk-music scene. Before moving to Martha's Vineyard to raise her family, she played in clubs in Greenwich Village, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she appeared regularly at The Troubadour and The Hollywood Canteen. Over the decades she has collaborated with generations of renowned musicians and has made numerous recordings. On the Island, she is also known as the mom of singer-songwriter Willy Mason.

Appointed West Tisbury's first Poet Laureate in 2006, Dan Waters was raised in Brazil where poets and songwriters are often one and the same thing. He learned guitar at an early age, playing mostly for his own private enjoyment. A professional printer and illustrator, lately Dan has turned to exploring music as a vehicle for poetry.

On Wednesday, February 23rd at 7pm, join us on the main floor of the library for a free concert joining the forces of these dynamic players in a program of American Acoustic Folk Duets. A reception will follow the concert.

Register Now For Brazilian Cooking Classes

Bella will share some of her favorite Brazilian recipes in a class at the library on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30pm.

Our free cooking classes are always popular and class size is limited, so please sign up online.

Register for Cooking with Bella