Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Storytime for Grownups" at the Vineyard Haven Library

Love a good story? Experience the pleasure of hearing a great story expertly read aloud at the first “Story Time for Grownups” to be presented at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. On Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm, actor Diane Quaid will read from Pearl S. Buck’s short story collection East and West.

“Story Hour for Grownups” has been a popular program at the Woods Hole Public Library on Sunday afternoons during the winter months. Now the Woods Hole Library is partnering with the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library to bring this program to Martha’s Vineyard. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Diane Quaid is active in community theater and has appeared in productions with the Barnstable Comedy Club, Cape Cod Community College (“Dead Man Walking,”) the Fundraising Players, and the Falmouth Theater Guild (“Love Letters.”)

Although best known for her works on China, Nobel laureate Pearl Buck was interested in the interplay of East and West, and in her extensive writings considered India and Korea as well as China. “India, India” takes place before India won its independence from the British Empire. It follows a British widower’s attempts to comprehend and appreciate his new wife, a young widow very different from his previous spouse.

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services. The mission of the Friends is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community, and to advocate for quality library service.

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