Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tax Forms Now Available

Selected 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:
Download from the IRS website:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Art in the Stacks: Reflective Abstractions, Photographs by Paul Doherty

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.

School Vacation Week Activities February 26th - March 2nd

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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

February Fine Amnesty and Food Drive

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:

Pasta Sauce - Salsa - Ketchup/Mustard - Mayonnaise - Olive Oil - Salad Dressing - Dried Fruits & Raisins -Salted or Unsalted Nuts/Sunflower Seeds - Coffee/Teas - Canned Protein (Tuna/Salmon/Chicken) - Hearty Soups - Crackers - Muffin/Cake/Bread Mixes - Gluten Free Foods - Interesting Cold Cereals - Boxed 100% Fruit Juice - Fruit Leather - Graham/Animal Crackers - Granola Bars - Baby Food