Thursday, August 17, 2017

Library Eclipse Viewing Party

On Monday, August 21st, for the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will be visible across North America. The total eclipse viewing corridor, called the "Path of Totality" will stretch across 14 states, with only a partial eclipse visible in Vineyard Haven beginning at 1:28 pm and ending at 3:59 pm. We will celebrate at the library beginning at 12:30pm, with activities, live-streaming of the Path of Totality, and refreshments. All ages welcome!

The library will have a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses to share with attendees during Monday's event at the library. Other safe methods of viewing the eclipse include making an eclipse viewer, such as this example from Boys Life magazine: http://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/153637/how-to-make-a-solar-eclipse-viewer/, or a pinhole projector, printable from NASA's website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d3d-printable-pinhole-projectors

Many organizations will be streaming eclipse coverage online, for some examples visit http://lifehacker.com/the-best-livestreams-for-watching-the-2017-total-eclips-1797481957

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Art in the Stacks: ‘Artists in Art’ by Elizabeth R. Whelan

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present ‘Artists in Art’, an exhibit of paintings by Elizabeth R. Whelan. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library during regular library hours throughout the month of August.

‘Artists in Art’ is a body of work which celebrates 24 Martha’s Vineyard artists, most of whom live and work on the island year-round. Local artist Elizabeth R. Whelan decided to paint their portraits and stage a promotional art event this past July as a thank-you to the art community for the support she received while moving from the commercial art to the fine art world in recent years.

To differentiate the portraits from others she has created, Elizabeth Whelan used acrylic paints, household brushes, and palette knives, in a loose but still mostly realistic style. The artists are depicted at various points in their art process, and each painting pulls from that artist’s color palette to create the scene.


Now the portraits can be seen as a group at the Vineyard Haven Public Library ‘Art in the Stacks’ exhibit, where they will be on display for the month of August, 2017.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Friday, August 4, 2017

20th Annual 5k Run/Walk & FREE Kid's Fun Run on September 10th!

On Sunday, September 10th, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host the annual Run to benefit the Library. The USATF-Sanctioned 5k Run/Walk starts at the library with runners proceeding to the West Chop lighthouse and back. There will also be a FREE 1/2 Mile Fun Run for Kids.

Medals will be awarded to winners in all age groups, and all participants will be eligible to win raffle prizes including gift certificates from local stores. 5k registration includes a t-shirt. 5k starts at 10 am; Fun Run for Kids starts at 9:45 am; Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Community sponsors for this year's event include Brickman's, Broadway Screen Printing, Cape Cod Five, Coldwell Banker Landmarks Real Estate, Cronig's Market, The Green Room, Island Source, Martha's Vineyard Harley Riders, Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank, Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals & Sales, Stop & Shop, and Vineyard Grocer.

Save $5 by registering in advance! Registration forms are available at the library or may be downloaded from our website.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Massachusetts Public Library Patron Survey


https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3611669/MBLC-Patron-Survey

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is conducting a survey intended to learn about the current uses and future desires of the public library users across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There are three parts to this survey:

1. Understanding your current library practices
2. Exploring your future expectations and desires of the library
3. Learning about you

This survey is completely voluntary and all data collected will be kept anonymous and should take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you would like to be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad, please enter your email address after completing the survey. Thank you for your participation!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Evening Lecture Series: August Events

These programs at the Vineyard Haven Public Library are free and open to the public. Please join us!

7pm Tuesday, August 8th
Norm Lazarow, MD, PhD, JD: Navigating the Medical System
Dr. Lazarow tells his personal story of the difficulties of helping a loved one with a life-threatening disease through the medical system. Dr. Lazarow’s story can give hope, ideas and resources to other patients and caregivers facing similar situations. 

7pm Thursday August 10th
Peter Brannen: The Ends of the World
Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe, Aeon, and the Vineyard Gazette. He was a 2015 journalist-in-residence at the Duke University National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and a 2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellow. He will discuss his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions.

7pm Tuesday, August 15th
Alexander Hamilton: A Study  in Resiliency
Wayne Nichols will present his study of Alexander Hamilton. Unlike other founders who can seem more like myths than men, Hamilton strikes us as a human: flawed, fearless and reckless, an uneducated orphan who sailed to America with big plans and bigger dreams.

7pm Thursday, August 17th
Donald Berwick, MD: Health Care as it Should Be
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center. Tonight he will be talking about Health Care as it Should Be. Bring your questions! 
This event will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater, 51 Spring Street.

7pm Tuesday, August 22nd
Thomas Dresser: Hidden History of Martha’s Vineyard
Tom will speak about the Island as Noepe, the Underground Railroad on the Vineyard, critical shipwrecks in Vineyard waters including rum running, prominent buildings and finally a look into Vineyard graveyards.

7pm Thursday, August 24th
Dr. Henry Kriegstein: Digging for Dinosaurs in the Badlands
Dr. Kriegstein pursues his passion for paleontology, organizing private digs in the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana and collecting dinosaur fossils. Every summer, Henry returns to the badlands and continues his search for fossils. He considers it  a philosophical perspective on the mystery of life and the beauty of the colors of the mineral-laced fossils.

Programs and facilities for lifelong learning at the Library are supported by the Stephen C. Luce Foundation, a generous bequest from the estate of Ruth Redding, and by ongoing support from the Friends of the Library.

Additional programs this Summer are being offered as part of the Library's "Pushing the Limits" series, exploring ways that scientific ideas intersect with everyday life. This nationwide program is funded through the National Science Foundation and was created through a collaboration of Dartmouth College, The Califa Library Group, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries, Dawson Media Group, and the Institute for Learning Innovation. For more information visit:
http://vhpl.blogspot.com/2017/07/pushing-limits-reading-viewing-and.html

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daniel Goleman: Altered Traits

On Monday, July 24th at 7pm, Vineyard Haven Public Library will host a free talk by Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., the bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, Focus, and A Force for Good (written with the Dalai Lama). Dr. Goleman will discuss his forthcoming book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body, and Brain. A reception will follow the talk. The library will close at 5:30pm Monday and reopen at 6:30pm for this event only.

This program is being offered as part of the library's "Pushing the Limits" series, exploring ways that scientific ideas intersect with everyday life. Other programs in the series include a reading, viewing and discussion group held on Monday afternoons, and a variety of lectures by prominent scientists. Please visit the library website for a full schedule of events.

Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., an internationally recognized psychologist known for his bestselling books on emotional intelligence, has a long-standing interest in meditation dating back to his two years in India as a graduate student at Harvard. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Goleman's newest book, Altered Traits, unveils cutting-edge research that shows us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.

"Pushing the Limits" is a nationwide program funded through the National Science Foundation and created through a collaboration of Dartmouth College, The Califa Library Group, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries, Dawson Media Group, and the Institute for Learning Innovation.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Pushing the Limits" Reading, Viewing and Discussion Series

Vineyard Haven Public Library has received a grant for our community to participate in a nationwide reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world.  We want to be stronger, smarter, more aware; and we create stories to bring those dreams to life. But many of those stories are no longer just stories; and with great new advances in science and technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push the limits every day. The Pushing the Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include recommended popular books and feature film quality videos featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world.

Our first discussion group will be held at 3pm on Monday, July 17, focusing on the theme "Nature" and TC Boyle's novel When the Killing's Done. Please join us as to discuss the book and view two short videos, including one from the author made especially for this program. Refreshments will be served.

Copies of books for the series will be available at Vineyard Haven Library or may be ordered through CLAMS. Additional discussion events will be held on the following topics and books:

Monday, August 7, 2017 3 pm
CONNECTION:  Erik Larson, Thunderstruck

Monday, August 28, 2017 3 pm
SURVIVAL:  Clive Cussler, Arctic Drift

Monday, Sept 11, 2017 3 pm
KNOWLEDGE:  Jean Auel, The Land of Painted Caves

Other programs in this series made possible by the grant include author Jonathan White's talk on June 29th on his book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, and Daniel Goleman's talk on Monday, July 24th on his forthcoming book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body, and Brain. Future programs featuring prominent scientists will be scheduled over the summer and early fall.

This nationwide program is funded through the National Science Foundation and was created through a collaboration of Dartmouth College, The Califa Library Group, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries, Dawson Media Group, and the Institute for Learning Innovation.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunday with Friends: Amor Towles

WE REGRET THAT TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT

On Sunday, July 16th at 2pm, the Friends of the Library will present an afternoon with Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. The library will open at 1:30pm for this event. Mr. Towles will be introduced by Arnie Reisman, and a book signing and refreshments in the library garden will follow the talk. This is a ticketed event, and free tickets will be available at the library beginning Wednesday, July 5th (limit of two tickets per person). The library is not able to reserve tickets by phone or email.

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles grew up spending summers in his family’s home in West Chop, and at age twelve wrote the West Chop column for the Vineyard Gazette, during the summer of 1977. He graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller and was named as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

The Friends of the Library support a variety of programs for both adults and children throughout the year, including an annual summer event honoring an author with ties to the Vineyard. Past honorees have included Geraldine Brooks, Art Buchwald, Stephen Carter, Phil Craig, Jules Feiffer, Lillian Hellman, John Hough, Jr., Ward Just, David McCullough, Cynthia Riggs, Rose Styron, William Styron, and Shakespeare for the Masses creators Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Evening Lecture Series: July Events

These programs at the Vineyard Haven Public Library are free and open to the public. Please join us!

7pm Tuesday July 11
Martha Hall Kelly, Author of Lilac Girls    
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, Martha Hall Kelly powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. This is an amazing book and you will want to meet Martha.

7pm Wednesday July 12
Play Reading: The Grand Manner by A.R. Gurney        
Nicole Galland and Wayne Greenwell will direct the Luce Play Readers in a staged reading of The Grand Manner by  A. R. Gurney. The play is a love letter to the great stage actress Katharine Cornell, and a heartfelt look back at the glorious heyday of the Broadway Theater. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Appropriately, this event will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater, at 54 Spring Street.

7pm Tuesday July 18
Dr. Elliott Dacher: Science, Spirituality and Integral Health
Dr. Elliott Dacher studies and teaches the principles and practices of health and healing with a special focus on inner development and human flourishing. He will give a talk on science and spirituality and how they are inseparable aspects of the human experience, both in their origin in human consciousness and in their complementary role in health and healing.

Art in the Stacks: Alida O’Loughlin

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present "Moments of Light", an exhibit of photographs by Alida O’Loughlin. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library during regular library hours throughout the month of July.

Alida O’Loughlin grew up in Holland, close to the North Sea, "where" she states, "there was always a special interplay between the sky, the clouds, the wind, the water and whatever sunlight might bring shadows". She now lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard where many of her more recent photographs are taken.

Alida came to professional photography late in life. She is self-taught and uses both a simple non-digital camera as well as a digital. She does not use any kind of photoshop. In 2003 she won first prize for Professional Photography in both the Landscape and the Seascape category at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Her work is included in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Art Collection.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Vineyard Haven Public Library begins Monday, June 26th. Children may visit 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, then visit the library to claim a prize just for signing up.

The Martha's Vineyard Library Association is hosting a FREE event to kick off the Summer Reading Program. On Saturday, July 1st, Jungle Jim will perform at the Agricultural Hall at 35 Panhandle Road in West Tisbury. Jungle Jim's 45-minute action-packed performance will include balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv. Doors open at 10:30am; performance at 11am.

Free programs for young children at Vineyard Haven Library will include a visit by storybook character Olivia, musical story times with Ellen Allard, Jeremy Berlin, Hugh Hanley, and Joyce Maxner, yoga storytime with Anne Caldwell, Drumming workshop with Rick Bausman, and a performance by Nappy's Puppets. Older kids can participate in weekly crafting and maker programs, robotics, cartooning classes with Andy Fish, lantern painting for Illumination Night, and gaming including an "Escape Room" adventure. For complete details, pick up a calendar at the library or visit our website.

Vineyard Haven Library also has a Summer Reading Program for “Grownups”. Adults who keep track of their reading are eligible to win gift certificates and other prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a Summer Reading bookmark at the Library, read at least one book in a category of your choosing, and hand in your bookmark including your name and contact information. Prize drawings will be held at the end of July & August.

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 at Vineyard Haven Public Library are supported by the Friends of the Library and are free for participants. Reading incentives have been provided by Bob's Pizza, The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Candy Haven, Island Cove Mini Golf, La Choza Burritos, Mad Martha's Ice Cream, MV Film Society (Capawock and Strand Theaters), Mocha Motts, Murdicks Fudge, Sandy's Fish and Chips, Tisberry Frozen Yogurt, The Toy Box at Tisbury Marketplace, Wolf Den's Pizzeria, and the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Print From Home, Pick up at the Library

Vineyard Haven Public Library patrons can now print to the library printer from their mobile device or their internet-enabled computer though the PrinterOn service, from home or in the library. PrinterOn works with our current Envisionware printing system. Print jobs can be emailed, uploaded to a web portal, or sent through a mobile app, available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Nook. The apps can be found in your device’s app store or from the PrinterOn website: http://www.printeron.com/apps.html.

Patrons are able to send print jobs from their smartphones or laptops by simply sending an email with an attachment to the unique email address assigned to The library's printer. Patrons can submit documents from wherever they are – on the road, in their home office or in the library. Documents will not be printed until the patron comes to the library and releases their print job within 24 hours during regular library hours. Printing costs are the same from either your mobile device or on a library computer. (Note: You may want to bring the file you wish to print on a flash drive or have it accessible via the cloud just in case there is a problem with the mobile printing system.)

The service supports many file types, including but are not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, Open Office, and image formats such as TIFF, JPG, PNG, and GIF.

For detailed instructions, visit our Mobile Printing page at http://vhlibrary.org/mobileprint.shtml

Mobile printing at Vineyard Haven Public Library has been made possible by a donation from the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Islanders Read the Classics: Phil Weinstein on Classic Short Stories

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present the next in the ongoing program series "Islanders Read the Classics", with a six-part seminar on classic short stories. This free seminar will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven beginning October 4th, and continuing on October 18th, November 1st, November 15th, November 29th, and December 13th.

Professor Weinstein will discuss selected works by six masters of the genre:
  • Herman Melville: Benito Cereno, Billy Budd
  • Leo Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Kreutzer Sonata, Master and Man (The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Pevear/Volokhonsky translation)
  • Anton Chekhov: Ward No. 6, The Lady with the Little Dog, In the Ravine, and 3-4 other stories (Stories of Anton Chekhov, Pevear/Volokhonsky translation)
  • Henry James: The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle
  • James Joyce: Dubliners
  • Franz Kafka: The Judgment, The Metamorphosis, A Hunger Artist, A Country Doctor, Jackals and Arabs, A Report to an Academy, In the Penal Colony (Selected Stories, Muir translation)
The "Islanders Read the Classics" series is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Times. Once each month, an island library will host a free talk by an educator who has a passion for a specific book. Participants are encouraged to read the books in advance, however it is not required. Copies of the books may be requested through your local CLAMS library. For further details, contact the hosting library.  Other upcoming events in the series include Nancy Aronie on Ram Dass at 5:30pm June 29th at Aquinnah Public Library, and John Hough on The Confessions of Nat Turner at 7pm July 25th at West Tisbury Library. For further details, contact the hosting library.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free Online Access to Consumer Reports With Your Library Card

http://www.vhlibrary.org/#consumerRead product reviews and ratings before you make your next big purchase! The Vineyard Haven Public Library offers free access to ConsumerReports.org through our Web site at www.vhlibrary.org.

ConsumerReports.org features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services, including appliances, cars, and electronics.Through our subscription, you have access to all subscriber-level content, including product overviews, ratings, videos, and more. Additionally, you can browse electronic editions of recent issues of the print Consumer Reports magazine.

To access ConsumerReports.org, click on the logo found under "Featured Resources" on the library homepage, www.vhlibrary.org/. You will need to enter your Vineyard Haven CLAMS card number for access from computers outside the library.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Jennifer Langhammer

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of ceramic sculpture and drawings by Jennifer Langhammer. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library during regular library hours throughout the month of June, 2017.

Jennifer's work is "Organic Abstraction". Her pieces are inspired by but not meant to imitate nature. Jennifer graduated from California College of the Arts and has a post-baccalaureate from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Jennifer exhibits her work locally and nationally.

The library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Islanders Read the Classics: Phil Weinstein on Samuel Beckett

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present the next talk in the onging series "Islanders Read the Classics", with ‘Something Gone Wrong with the Silence: Reflections on Samuel Beckett.’ The free talk will be held at 7pm Tuesday, June 13th at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven.

Samuel Beckett was one of the 20th century's greatest writers, winning the Nobel Prize in 1969, and this talk will attempt to provide some of the reasons for such an assessment. Born in Ireland to a well-to-do Protestant family, Beckett completed his education at the Sorbonne in Paris, writing a brilliant Masters thesis on Marcel Proust. After participating in the Resistance in the early 1940s, Beckett returned to Paris and began to write in French.  He is proficient in two genres--fiction and drama--and this talk will focus on one of his most remarkable plays, Krapp's Last Tape (1957). Participants are urged to read this very short, funny play prior to the talk on June 13th.

The "Islanders Read the Classics" series is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Times. Once each month, an island library will host a free talk by an educator who has a passion for a specific book. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance, however it is not required. Copies of the books may be requested through your local CLAMS library. Future events in the series include Nancy Aronie on Ram Dass at 5:30pm June 29th at Aquinnah Public Library, and John Hough on The Confessions of Nat Turner at 7pm July 25th at West Tisbury Library. For further details, contact the hosting library.

Martha's Vineyard Photography Club Group Show

This June, members of the Martha's Vineyard Photography Club will showcase their work in the 7th annual group art show at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The show is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, who will host an opening reception on Tuesday June 6th from 6 pm - 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The photographs will be on display during regular library hours from June 5th through June 16th. Featured photographers include Harvey Beth, Dick Clark, Mike Colaneri, Mark Davis, Phyllis Dunn, Porter Fraser, Marshall Katzen, Lynn Kholsa, Bob Kimberley, Bill O'Callaghan, Norm Stickney, Maria Thibodeau, Susan Waldrop, Stephen Warriner, and Nat Woodruff.

The Martha's Vineyard Photography Club meets monthly at the Vineyard Haven Public Library on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm. The club is open and welcoming to photographers of all kinds and all levels. Club activities include photo sharing, presentations on various aspects of photography (drawing on the expertise of club members and outside sources), and field trips, as well as other areas of group interest.

In addition to the annual group show in June, Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory.

Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210. For more information about the Martha's Vineyard Photography Club, visit the club's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mvphotoclub


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Register for 2nd Annual Family Shellfishing Day

https://www.tisburyma.gov/shellfish/news/2nd-annual-family-shellfishing-day
On Saturday June 17th from 9 am- Noon, the Tisbury Shellfish Department will be hosting the 2nd annual Family Shellfish Day! This is a free event where kids and adults are introduced to the joys of Shellfishing and explore the nature around the Lagoon. This interactive experience is for people of all ages. Participants will:
  • Explore the pond ecology
  • Learn about shellfish
  • Use equipment & harvest shellfish
  • Learn proper ways to handle and prepare shellfish
  • And more!
This event is free, but participants are required to sign up by emailing the Shellfish Constable Danielle Ewart at dewart@tisbryma.gov or calling Danielle at 774 563 1279.

Event will take place on Beach Road, behind the Wind’s Up! in Vineyard Haven, with parking at the Lagoon boat launch parking lot. This is a family event, everyone is encouraged to participate and no kids should be accompanied (no drop offs).

Rain date Sunday June 18th.

Memorial Day: Schedule and Special Events

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.

On Friday May 26th, students from the Tisbury School will participate in their annual Memorial Day parade. Students will carry flowers from the School to the harbor, commemorating those who gave their lives for their country. The ceremony will begin at the School at 12:30pm, marching via Spring Street and Main Street, and ending at Owen Park at approximately 1:15pm.

On Monday, the town of Tisbury will hold a Memorial Day Picnic from noon to 4 pm on the grounds of the restored Tashmoo Spring Building on West Spring Street off State Road. VTA Buses will stop at the Tashmoo Overlook during this event. Entertainment will include live music by the Flying Elbows, supported by the MV Cultural Council, as well as outdoor games, chalk art, rowboat rides. Grills and free ice cream will be provided by the Town. The work of Chris Baer (MVRHS Art Teacher), with Paul Brissette (retired MVRHS Art/ Architecture Teacher) will also be showcased. Bring your own picnic supplies but leave your dogs at home.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Kristine Pagnugot


The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Kristine Pagnugot. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of May, 2017.

Kristine attended the University of Michigan and earned an MA in Communication, Culture & Technology at Georgetown University. She pursued filmmaking and photography in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City, before moving to Martha's Vineyard in 2011.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Selected Events of 1967 on Martha's Vineyard

What was happening on Martha's Vineyard in 1967, when the Tisbury School Time Capsule was installed at the Vineyard Haven Public Library? Here are some of the big stories that year, as reported by the Vineyard Gazette:
  • A large sturgeon washed up at Wasque
  • Vandals shot up the Tisbury police station, stole copper, and ransacked summer homes (including Katharine Cornell’s)
  • A new dock opened in Oak Bluffs
  • Plans were announced for the A&P grocery store and Dairy Queen
  • A capital campaign raised funds to purchase Cedar Tree Neck for conservation
  • Bicycle paths for the island were proposed
  • A Northeast plane crash landed in the dark
  • Under Secretary of State Nicholas deB. Katzenbach got lost in fog
  • A "book brigade" helped move Vineyard Haven Public Library into a new building
  • Vineyarders traveled to Expo 67, a World's Fair held in Montreal
  • Art Buchwald proposed building a subway to Boston
  • "Hippies" made trouble after being stranded on Illumination Night
  • A former telephone building in Vineyard Haven was converted to a Youth Center (now Educomp)
  • The new Vineyard Haven Yacht Club was commissioned
  • A dairy truck capsized and spilled milk in West Chop
  • The Island Film Society was created and began showing films that summer
  • 82 species were identified in the annual bird count
  • Gus Ben David created an island in Sunset Lake for nesting swans, and fuzzy cygnets were born

Friday, April 28, 2017

Early Shut Down for Library Computers Saturday April 29th

Library computers will be shut down early at 3:30pm on Saturday, April 29th due to planned opening of library time capsule at 4pm that afternoon.

50 years ago in 1967, students in the Tisbury School sixth grade class placed a time capsule in the wall of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, and the library will be opening the time capsule at 4pm on Saturday, April 29th. The event is open to the public as well as former students, and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tisbury School Project Community Survey

The Tisbury School Building Committee is conducting a Community Input survey through May 1, 2017, to help determine a preferred site option for the proposed new school.

Access the online survey by following this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKX5HH2

Printed surveys are also available, and may be picked up and dropped off at Vineyard Haven Library and other Town offices. Additional information about the project can be found on the School Project website: http://tisbury-school-project.com/

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spring Schedule Changes

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed on Sundays beginning April 16th. Sunday hours will resume after Columbus Day. The Library and other Town offices will be closed for the day on Monday April 17st due to the Patriots Day holiday. 

This Spring, Vineyard Haven Library will be offering storytime programs on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. The Tuesday morning "Tales for Tots" Storytime  is best for ages 3 and up, and the Wednesday morning "Wee Ones" Storytime will be geared towards children younger than age three.

The Friends of the Library have announced new extended hours for their monthly "mini" book sales, which will now be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11am to 3pm. Proceeds benefit children's programs and other library services sponsored by the Friends.

Upcoming Sale Dates:
Saturday, April 15th, 11am-3pm
Saturday, May 20th, 11am-3pm
Saturday, June 17th, 11am-3pm

Early Closing April 25th due to Town Meeting

Vineyard Haven Library will close early on Tuesday, April 25th, due to the Tisbury Annual and Special Town Meetings that will take place that evening at the Tisbury School Auditorium at 7pm. The Library will close at 6:30pm, and library computers will be shut down at 6:00pm.

Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting
Warrant for the Special Town Meeting

Library Renovation Begins in April

In April 2016, Tisbury voters supported funding for much-needed repairs to the exterior of the library building. Initial work on this project will take place in mid-April, through the end of the month. The library plans to remain open to the public during, however some noise and disturbance may occur during this period. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Nina Gomez Gordon

"Where Stars Are Born", oil on canvas
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Nina Gomez Gordon. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of April, 2017.

Nina Gomez Gordon's mixed media and oil abstract paintings highlight color, texture, and natural geometry. A departure from the landscape paintings she usually paints, they aim to convey emotional resonance more than specific subjects, though they are based on objects found in nature. Nina earned a BA in Fine Art from Bowdoin College, studied sculpture and painting at Maine College of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, and served as gallery director for Old Sculpin Gallery. She has been painting on Martha's Vineyard for over twenty years.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tisbury Time Capsule Opening April 29th

In January 1967, students in the Tisbury School sixth grade class taught by Dorothy R. Howell placed a time capsule in the wall of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, with the intention of opening the capsule 50 years later, in 2017. Now, former students and the public are invited to witness the Time Capsule Opening Ceremony and share refreshments and memories, beginning at 4pm on Saturday, April 29th.

The capsule was first placed at the library in 1967, when the building was under construction. When the library was renovated and expanded in 1998, the time capsule was uncovered under the supervision of Mrs. Howell and student H. Lester Baptiste, but was left unopened and secured inside a wall in the new building. Earlier this month, the Tisbury Department of Public Works put a camera inside the wall to locate the time capsule, which appears to be still intact. An access panel was put in place to protect the capsule until the opening ceremony.

Students in the participating 6th grade class included Linda Alley, H. Lester Baptiste Jr., Tom Bardwell, Edward Buckley, Cindy Burgess, Richard Clark, Janet Cottle, Brian Dolby, Debbie Fitzpatrick, Steven Hopp, Chad Johnson, Joan Johnson, Belinda Maseda, Ann Richards, Dennis Rogers, John Schilling, Elmer Silva, Martha Sprague, Joyce Stiles, Carol Thatcher, and David Vanderhoop. In addition to selecting items to fill the time capsule, the Tisbury school students earned money to purchase supplies and a commemorative plaque engraved by Melvin Doremus.

Items found in the Time Capsule will be documented, and will be on display at the library during the month of May, 2017, and on the Time Capsule Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TisburyTimeCapsule/

Friday, March 10, 2017

Library Hours Update for Friday March 10th

Vineyard Haven Library will be open from 9am to noon today. Afternoon programs have been cancelled.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Try Encore, a New Way to Search the CLAMS Catalog

Based on feedback from library patrons, CLAMS now offers an enhanced online catalog called Encore. Encore is an intuitive yet powerful search option that includes features common to search engines such as Google. It is a new way to search for books, DVDs, digital titles, etc. in the CLAMS libraries.  Encore is particularly powerful when you begin with a broad search and want to narrow it down.

Encore integrates the patron’s OverDrive eBook checkouts and holds into “My Account” and allows access to full-text articles from Gale General OneFile, an online reference resource provided through the state. For more details, please visit the CLAMS Encore Help Page.

(If you prefer to search the former catalog, just click the link to "Classic Catalog" that you will find on the Encore website.)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Register For 2017 Great Decisions Discussion Group

Register online

The Vineyard Haven Public Library Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet for 8 sessions on Thursday evenings at 7pm, beginning April 6th.

A Great Decisions Discussion Group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) has published the Great Decisions briefing book, a well researched annual publication covering eight timely global topics to be read by group participants in order to prepare for each discussion. At each meeting we will show a 30 minute documentary film on that week's topic, to be followed by a moderated discussion.

Please register online or at the library. The briefing book may be purchased for $25 from the FPA website at www.fpa.org, or by calling (800) 477-5836. A limited number of copies will be available to read in the library.

Topics and meeting dates:

Thursday, April 6th
The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis
The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?

Thursday, April 13th
Trade, Jobs and Politics
The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand. 

Thursday, April 20th
Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.

Thursday, April 27th
Saudi Arabia in Transition
As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.

Thursday, May 4th
U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called “energy revolution,” the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.

Thursday, May 11th
Latin America's Political Pendulum
The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.

Thursday, May 18th
Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Thursday, May 25th
Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Lynn Hoeft

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Lynn Hoeft. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of March, 2017.

A lifelong painter, Lynn has been on the Vineyard since 1971, with brief
stints away in California, New York and Vermont. Most often painting from a bird's eye view, her watercolors and colored pencil drawings often include shells and stones from the beach, along with leaves, seeds and berries.  Whether she's walking around town, through the woods or at the beach, the artist is always on the lookout for moss, shells and feathers to add to her next painting. Lynn teaches watercolor and calligraphy classes at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Extended Hours for Monthly Mini Book Sales


The Friends of the Library hold monthly "mini" book sales on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Proceeds benefit children's programs and other library services sponsored by the Friends. Beginning in March, sales will start at a new time and will be held for extended hours, from 11am to 3pm.

Upcoming Sale Dates:
Saturday, March 18th, 11am-3pm
Saturday, April 15th, 11am-3pm
Saturday, May 20th, 11am-3pm

Storytimes Now on Tuesdays & Wednesdays!

Beginning in March, Vineyard Haven Library will be offering storytime programs on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. The Tuesday morning "Tales for Tots" Storytime  is best for ages 3 and up, and the Wednesday morning "Wee Ones" Storytime will be geared towards children younger than age three.

Note: The new program times replace our previous 10am and 11am Tuesday storytime programs.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Opportunity to Serve on the Library Board of Trustees

The Vineyard Haven Public Library Board of Trustees anticipates that there will be an opening on the Board for fiscal year 2018. Any Tisbury resident who is a registered voter is eligible to run for this office. Nomination papers are now available from the Town Clerk's Office and must be returned by March 20th, 2017 in order to appear on the ballot. For more information, please contact the Tisbury Town Clerk at (508) 696-4215.

The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for financial oversight, policymaking, and long-range planning for the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The Trustees meet at 5:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information about the Vineyard Haven Library please contact the Library Director at (508) 696-4210 x111. A Public Library Trustee Handbook is available online from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners:
http://mblc.state.ma.us/advisory/trustees/2015_Pocket_Guide.pdf

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 9th Library CLOSED - Programs Rescheduled

Due to the weather forecast, Vineyard Haven Library will be closed for the day on Thursday February 9th. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Tax Forms Now Available

A limited number of Federal and State tax forms are now available at the library. This year, the IRS has only provided the 1040, 1040EZ, and 1040A forms and instruction booklets.*

If you need additional forms, you can request that they be mailed to you. Most forms are also available online.

To obtain tax forms not available at the library:

Order forms be delivered by mail:

    http://www.irs.gov/orderforms
    Call 1-800-829-3676

Download from the IRS website:

    http://www.irs.gov/forms


*1040A instruction booklets have been ordered but have not yet arrived

Islanders Read the Classics: John Sundman on Philip K. Dick

In February, novelist and essayist John Sundman will present two programs featuring the work of Philip K. Dick, as part of the ongoing series "Islanders Read the Classics." On Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm, Vineyard Haven Library will screen Blade Runner, the film based on Dick's 1968 novella, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The following evening, Wednesday March 1st at 7pm, John Sundman will give a talk on Dick’s groundbreaking novel VALIS, the first book in his defining trilogy. The talk will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater.

The "Islanders Read the Classics" series is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Times. Once each month, an island library will host a free talk by an educator who has a passion for a specific book. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance, however it is not required. Copies of the books may be requested through your local CLAMS library. For further details, contact the hosting library.

Currently scheduled events in the series:

Tuesday, February 28st at 7 pm - The Vineyard Haven Library
Film screening Blade Runner with John Sundman

Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm - The Katharine Cornell Theater
John Sundman on Philip K. Dick’s novel VALIS

Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm - Oak Bluffs Library
Paul Karasik on Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus

Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 pm - Chilmark LIbrary
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Holly St. John Bergon on the work of Elizabeth Bishop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Food for Fines" Food Drive in February & March

Vineyard Haven Library will be holding a "Food for Fines" food drive throughout the months of February and March, 2017. During this time, pay your overdue fines with canned goods or healthy non-perishable food items (unopened, current items only, please check your expiration dates). This applies to late fines only and not to replacement charges for lost or damaged items.

The food collected will be given to the Island Food Pantry for distribution to those in need in our community. Suggested donation is one item for each $2 waived in fines.

Tisbury Vision Council Meetings and Survey

The Vision Council meeting that was scheduled for January 26th at the library has been cancelled. Two Vision Council meetings are scheduled in early February, and will be meeting at alternative locations.

Thursday, February 2nd -- 5:00 pm at the Town Hall Annex
The Vision Council will meet with the Tisbury Merchants Association to explore ways to enhance Main Street and support local businesses.

Thursday, February 9th  -- 7:00 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center
Tisbury's Complete Streets consultants will conduct a workshop to identify priority street improvement projects to create safe pedestrian and bike access in Tisbury.

Survey
To participate in an online mapping survey as part of the Complete Streets project, visit to the News and Announcements on the Vision Council home page: http://www.tisburyma.gov/vision-council

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday with Friends: Peter H. Luce Play Readers

On Sunday, January 22nd 5:30pm, the Peter H. Luce Play Readers will perform staged readings of two one-act plays by Christoper Durang: "Death Comes to Us All, Mary Agnes", and "The Actor's Nightmare". The reading is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Christopher Durang is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. This free performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, and refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 5pm for the 5:30pm performance at the library.

For more than 15 years, the Peter H Luce Play Readers have met every Wednesday of the year at the Vineyard Haven Senior Center from 9AM to Noon to read plays of every era and of every genre, from the Greek and Roman classics to the cutting-edge works of contemporary playwrights... and everything in between: Shakespeare, Shaw, Checkov, Moliere, Miller, Ibsen Albee, O'Neil, Pinter and Neil Simon. The group is named for its founder, Peter Luce, who died in 2007. Performers for this reading include Bob Aldrin, Sofia Anthony, John Brannen, Polly Brown, Linda Comstock, Paul Doherty, Elaine Eugster, Esther Hopkins, Judy Miller, Nancy Shaw Cramer, Jay Sigler, Myra Stark, and Gaston Vadasz.

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. Their mission is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community and to advocate for exemplary library service. All volunteers and those who are interested in knowing more about the Friends meet at 10:30am on the fourth Saturday of every month (except December) at the library.

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 7th Library CLOSED - Programs Rescheduled

Due to the weather forecast, Vineyard Haven Library will be Closed for the day on Saturday January 7th.

The Adult Craft program previously scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 7th, has been cancelled and rescheduled for February 4th.

Training sessions for eBook users have also been cancelled for January 7th and will resume January 14th.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Houses of Grace Winter Shelter Program Begins

For a second year, the Houses of Grace Winter Shelter Program will offer shelter each night of the week from January 1st through March 31st, 2017. Men, women and families are welcome, and bedding, dinner and breakfast are provided. Guests much check in between 7pm and 8 pm and check out at 7 am. There is no entry or re-entry after 8 pm.

Sundays
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 51 Winter St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-693-0103.

Mondays
Federated Church, 45 South Summer St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-627-4662.

Tuesdays
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 51 Winter St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-693-0103.

Wednesdays
St. Augustine’s Church, 56 Franklin St., Vineyard Haven, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-693-0103.

Thursdays
Federated Church, 45 South Summer St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-627-4662.

Fridays
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 51 Winter St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-693-0103.

Saturdays
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 51 Winter St., Edgartown, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free. 508-693-0103.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Photographs by Peter Dreyer

Photograph by Peter Dreyer
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Peter Dreyer. The photographs from his series Freeze Frames will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of January.

Peter Dreyer had his own commercial photography business for 39 years. Now retired to Martha's Vineyard, he still uses black and white film and a "wet" darkroom. His portfolio consists of landscape and nature photography as well as prints manipulated in various ways to create interesting effects. None of the effects in his prints are done with the help of PhotoShop. For more information visit the photographer's website, http://www.dreyerphoto.com/

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.