Thursday, May 31, 2018

Children's Programs Schedule Update

Vineyard Haven Library's weekly children's programs are on hiatus for the first two weeks of June. On June 18th the library will resume weekly Preschool Storytimes, every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 am throughout the summer. (There will be no Wednesday storytimes during the summer.)

Afternoon programs including Wednesday Build Club, Thursday Crafts, and Friday Game Time, will also resume the week of June 18th, at 3:30pm.

Special musical events for preschool age children will be offered on the following dates at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, instead of our regular 10:30 am programs:

"Music Together" with Joyce Maxner
Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 am & 11:00 am

Musical Storytime with Jeremy Berlin and Rob Meyers
Tuesday, July 10th at 10:00 am & 11:00 am

Check our online calendar for the latest information on library programs, and stay tuned for an announcement of our full Summer Reading Program schedule of special events!

Martha's Vineyard Photography Club Group Show

Aquinnah Rocks by Michael S Cohen
This June, members of the Martha's Vineyard Photography Club will showcase their work in the 8th 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 5th 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 4th through June 15th. Featured photographers include Michael Cohen, Phyllis Dunn, Dianne Holt, Bruce Kinch, Lynn Khosla, Betsi Luce, Jeannie Pierson, Maria Thibodeau, and Susan Waldrop.

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:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Memorial Day: Schedule and Special Events

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.

On Friday May 25th, 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. Entertainment will include live music by the Flying Elbows, as well as outdoor games, chalk art, and rowboat rides. Grills and free ice cream will be provided by the Town. An historical exhibit by Chris Baer will also be showcased at the Spring Building. Bring your own picnic food and supplies, and please leave your dogs at home.