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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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