All programs at the Vineyard Haven Public Library are free and open to the public. Please join us!
Tuesday August 5, 7pm
Evelyn Barish: The Double Life of Paul de Man
Author Evelyn Barish will discuss her landmark biography that reveals the secret past of one of the most influential academics of the twentieth century, who was later revealed to be a Nazi collaborator and anti-Semite.
Wednesday August 13, 7pm
Josh Ruxin: A thousand hills to heaven : love, hope, and a restaurant in Rwanda
In his new book, Columbia professor Josh Ruxin tells the tale of picking up and moving to deepest Rwanda, where he helped revitalize a village and fell in love with a little restaurant called Heaven. Join us to hear Josh's story of living in Rwanda, building a village from the ashes, then constructing a restaurant from scratch—and, during it all, beginning his own family.
Tuesday August 19, 7pm
Marsha Winsryg: African Artists Community Development Project
For the past 10 years, the African Artists Community Development Project (AACDP) has been helping the Mama Bakhita Center for disabled children. Periodically they visit the teachers, parents, Franciscan Sisters and children who live and work at the Center. This presentation is a report of their latest visit accompanied by Rick Bausman (drumming) and Jane Norton (yoga) and Cynthia Bloomquist, and a quick overview of the AACDP’s evolving projects in Zambia. Presented by Marsha Winsryg, founder.
Tuesday August 26, 7pm
Michael Tougias: Rescue of the Bounty
Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-authors Michael Tougias and Douglas Campbell examine Captain Robin Walbridge's mystique through those who knew him. The result is this harrowing tale of shipwreck in Superstorm Sandy, including a breathtaking rescue by US Coast Guard pilots far from land in the midst of a storm. Michael will present the story of his book, Rescue of the Bounty through slides and his own narrative.