Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Reading for Kids, Teens, and "Grownups" at the Vineyard Haven Library

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Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Vineyard Haven Public Library begins Monday, June 24th, 2013. Children may visit the Children's Room at the library to sign up, log the books they read, and earn prizes including a T-shirt and gift certificates from local businesses. Teens ages 12 to 18 can register online. Teens who register online can visit the library circulation desk to claim a special prize, just for signing up.

The Martha's Vineyard Library Association will be hosting events for children of all ages to kickoff the Summer Reading Program. On Saturday, June 29th at the Vineyard Haven Public Library, Andy & Veronica Fish will lead a free Kid's Comic Workshop for ages 8–12 from 1:00 – 1:30 pm, and a free Japanese Manga Workshop for ages 13 & up from 3:00 – 3:45 pm. On Saturday, July 6th, Vanessa Trien will perform at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury at 11am. This family event will feature singing, dancing, face painting, and all around fun. Admission is $3; face painting is $1.

Other free programs for children that are planned for the summer include musical story times with Ellen Hoffman on Tuesday July 16th at 10am and 11am, a concert by Ellen Allard for ages 4 and up on August 13th at 11am, and a workshop and performance by the Cape Cod African Dance & Drum on Thursday, August 8th at 3:30pm. These events are made possible by a contribution from The Anderson Foundation. Additional special guests planned for children's programs include author Molly Lesnikowski, Kathy Forrester, Joyce Maxner, Phyllis Vecchia, storybook character Amelia Bedelia, Felix Neck, and Gus Ben David and his wild animals. Details will be available at the library and on our website, www.vhlibrary.org.

For the third year, the Vineyard Haven Library is offering a Summer Reading Program for “Grownups”. Adults who read a book a week (8 books July through August) will be eligible to win a gift certificate and other prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To participate, patrons should create an online account by visiting the library homepage. Patrons may log the books they read over the summer, write reviews, and register for prizes.

The summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Programs for children are supported by the Friends of the Library and are free for participants.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3rd Annual Friends of the Library Group Art Show

This June the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host an exhibition featuring new work from 16 Vineyard artists. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours from June 4th – June 14th. A reception will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, from 5 - 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. This year's show has been curated by Francine Kelly, and the program designed by Cowgirl Graphics.

This year's featured artists include: Laura Beebe, Harvey John Beth, Barbara Bodin, Marston Clough, John Crelan, Joe Doebler, Phyllis Dunn, Rob Hammett, Susan Johnson, Clara Kisco, Jennifer Langhammer, Bill O'Callaghan, Robin Tuck O'Callaghan, Lauren Petkus, Kathy Poehler and Christopher Wright.

The library has a collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. In addition, the "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits managed by the Friends of the Library.

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.