Sunday, July 8, 2012

Art in the Stacks: Carolyn Daniele

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are pleased to present an exhibit of watercolors and oils by Carolyn Daniele this month. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours until early August. "Art in the Stacks" is an initiative of the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, to provide individual artists an opportunity to show their work, and for library patrons to enjoy art at the library throughout the year.

Carolyn is a multimedia artist. Her first love is ceramic sculpture, and after that... everything else. Carolyn had a very successful one woman show at Featherstone Center for the Arts last summer, selling most of her paintings to new and loyal followers. She has also shown at the West Chop Club, the All Island Art Show, the Family Planning Show, and Dragonfly Art Gallery. Her subjects are as varied as her medium, including Vineyard scenes, landscapes, flowers, abstracts, and

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Register Now for the Library 5k Run/Walk and Fun Run

On Sunday, September 16th, the Friends of the Library will host the annual Race for the Library. The 5k Run/Walk starts at the library with runners proceeding to the West Chop lighthouse and back. There will also be a 1/2 Mile Fun Run for Kids (13 & under). There will be prizes for winners in all age groups, and a raffle. 5k starts at 10 am; Fun Run for Kids starts at 9:45 am; Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Pickup a registration forms at the library or download from our website, or you can register online.

Monthly Book Sales Held 3rd Saturday of Each Month

The Friends of the Library hold "mini" book sales at the library, from 1pm-3pm on the third Saturday of each month. The July sale will be held on Saturday, July 21st.

Proceeds from these sales benefit library programs for children, and other library services supported by the Friends. Sales are also planned for Saturday, August 18th, and Saturday, September 15th, from 1pm-3pm.

Author Appearances at the Library in July

On Sunday, July 15th at 3pm, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are pleased to present a free event honoring local author Cynthia Riggs, with reception to follow. Cynthia Riggs is the author of the Vineyard-based mystery series featuring 92-year-old poet & sleuth Victoria Trumbull. Educated as a geologist, Cynthia has also earned an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. Cynthia's eleventh mystery, Poison Ivy, is available on Kindle and coming soon to paperback.

On Wednesday July 18, at 7pm, the library welcomes fifth generation summer visitor Phyllis Meras, who has written a new book, In Every Season: Memories of Martha’s Vineyard. Ms. Meras, a former editor at the New York Times and The Vineyard Gazette, celebrates the natural beauty and values of the older Island lifestyle of Martha’s Vineyard. Having lived on the Island since 1967 when she became editor of the Gazette, she says of her book, “This is about the eternal aspects of the Vineyard that should be cherished.” Join us for a reception after Ms. Meras' talk.

On Wednesday July 25, at 7pm, Charlayne Hunter-Gault will be at the library to talk about her new book for young adults, To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement. The first black woman writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter for The Times, for “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” on PBS and for National Public Radio, Charlayne Hunter-Gault was also one of the first students to integrate the all-white University of Georgia in 1961. In her book, Charlayne Hunter-Gault retells her journey through the Civil Rights Movement from 1959-1965. Charlayne will join us for a special reception and book signing. Her book is aimed at the young adults in your life so bring your children and grandchildren along.