Join us for a talk by the photographer on Tuesday March 13th at 7pm! Talk by Paul Doherty has been rescheduled for 2pm Sunday March 25th!
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present "Reflective Abstractions," an exhibit of photographs by Paul Doherty, on display on the lower level of the library during regular library hours from February 20th through March 30th, 2018. The photographs are all reflections of things in water -- often taken from his kayak as he moves around the harbor.
Paul Doherty moved to Martha's Vineyard following a 30-year career in theatre, television and film as a New York–based actor. Now his passion for abstract art, love of kayaking, and proximity to Vineyard Haven Harbor allow him the opportunity to create his own version of abstract art through photography. According to Paul, "I am fascinated with the reflection in the water that comes off the beautiful sailboats and vessels, images that change in an instant depending on the waves, wind and light to create something completely new and unique. My optimum time to photograph is just before the sun rises when these beautiful colors take center stage. The images that nature creates in those fleeting moments are forever moored to the boats that created their palette but transcend the physical to become ephemeral reflections of time that will never be repeated."
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.
Vineyard Haven Library has planned special programs for kids of all ages during school vacation week.
Monday February 26th
10:30 am Over the Top Storytime including active play and simple craft. Best for ages 2-4.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Community Soup & Bread Lunch by Island Grown Initiative. All are welcome! Drop-in craft to follow.
Tuesday February 27th
10:30 am Tales for Tots: Traditional storytime. Best for ages 3-5.
7pm Dick Jennings: Osprey on Martha's Vineyard
Wednesday February 28th
10:30 am Wee Ones: Lapsit storytime. Best for ages 0-2.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Build Club: Minecraft Perler Beads. For ages 8 and up.
3:30 pm to 5pm Kids Movie: Enjoy an ice cream sundae while you watch a movie based on a New York Times bestseller, the film tells the inspiring story of a boy with facial differences who attends mainstream elementary school for the first time. Rated PG.
Thursday March 1st
2:45-3:45 Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with cake and a very special guest reader.
4:00-5:30 Kids Movie: A fun-loving bulldog, a wise golden retriever, and a hilarious Siamese cat travel through the rugged Sierras in a search of their missing human family. Rated G.
Friday March 2nd
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Craft: Day of the Dead confetti eggs. For ages 8 and up.
3:30 pm to 5pm Kids Movie: Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Rated PG. Also enjoy some Mexican themed treats!
Daily: Visit the Children's Room to create something amazing at the Tinker Table during school vacation days.
Children under age 8 should be accompanied by a parent or mature caregiver.
Have you had a library book or DVD for so long that you're afraid to bring it back? Now is the time!
Martha's Vineyard Libraries are going fine free for February. No overdue fees will be charged on any item returned undamaged. If you have older unpaid fines, mention "Amnesty" at the service desk and staff will waive past fines from Martha's Vineyard Libraries. Fine Amnesty ends March 1st. Fees for library services, billed, or damaged items will not be waived.
If you can, please consider bringing in a donation for the Island Food Pantry when you visit Vineyard Haven Library this month. All non-perishable, unopened, and unexpired groceries are appreciated, especially the following: