Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Resolution: Learn a Language!

The Vineyard Haven Public Library now provides a new way to learn a language! Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. You can access Mango from your home computer or mobile device, and login using your library card. Library patrons now have access to 68 languages and 17 ESL courses. To get started, visit the library homepage and click on the Mango icon to begin!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Final Tisbury Housing Workshop December 15th

Along with the five other towns on the Vineyard, Tisbury has begun a process to produce a Housing Production Plan (HPP). The HPP can be a guide to the Town’s decisions in addressing housing that is affordable for our workers, families, elders and children.  In Tisbury, the “how” of being proactive will be balanced with the equally important question of “where” it can happen.

Please join the conversation on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Tisbury Senior Center, for the final interactive community workshop to examine the “who, how, where and when” in Tisbury. The workshop will be professionally facilitated by planning consultants from RKG Associates, Inc., JM Goldson Community + Planning.

For more information including information presented and gathered at earlier meetings, visit the Tisbury HPP page on the Martha's Vineyard Commission website

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Best Books of 2016: A List of Lists

Some choices for the best of 2016, from the media, associations, and readers:

American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Books For Adults:
Notable Books For Children:
Best Fiction for Young Adults


Goodread's Choice Awards

The Guardian Best Books of The Year

Kirkus Reviews

LA Times Holiday Book Guide

Library Journal

Library Reads

Mother Jones

National Public Radio's Book Concierge‬, guide to 2016's great reads

New York Times Notable Books

Publisher's Weekly

Seattle Times

Smithsonian's Best Books About Science of 2016

The Telegraph

Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2016 for People of a Certain Age

Washington Post

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Literary Programming Survey

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of Literature, emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present a multi-part literature workshop in Fall 2017, sponsored by Vineyard Haven Library. We would like your input to help select the topics that will be covered. Dickens? Shakespeare? Donna Tartt? You can help us decide!

Follow this link to the survey:
Take the survey

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