Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Commonwealth eBook Collection is Moving to Overdrive

On June 30, 2018, access to Axis 360, BiblioBoard and eBook Central through the Commonwealth eBook Collections will end. That means that any eBooks checked out from Axis 360, BiblioBoard, and eBook Central will no longer be available, and any holds on eBooks through those platforms will be cancelled. Library patrons will continue to have free access to eBooks through the CLAMS Overdrive collection.

COMING IN LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL: CLAMS will soon participate in an exciting Massachusetts pilot program for eBooks and will allow you to borrow OverDrive material from several other Massachusetts library consortia using your CLAMS library card. This cooperative effort is funded by the Automated Resource Sharing Networks, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners —made possible in part with Institute of Museum and Library Services funding—, the Massachusetts Library System, and local libraries.

If you havn't tried Overdrive eBooks, visit the "Getting started with OverDrive" page to download the app for Android, iOS, Kindle, Chromebooks, or Windows 10:

Late Opening June 27th, CLAMS Services Offline

Vineyard Haven Library will open late on Wednesday, June 27th. Library hours will be 1pm to 5:30pm that day. Due to scheduled system maintenance, CLAMS services, including online catalogs, OverDrive and Commonwealth eBook Collections, and the Commonwealth Catalog, will be unavailable to CLAMS library users. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Other Martha's Vineyard Libraries may be closed or have reduced hours that day, please check your library's website for details. Library patrons visiting any CLAMS library that day must have a library card with them in order to checkout materials.
In case the downtime causes a delay in check in of returned items, patrons will not accrue late fees June 27th through 29th.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Art in the Stacks: Susan Johnson

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present "Color" and Color, an exhibit of paintings by Susan Johnson. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of June.

"Color" and Color is the first series for Shifting Boundaries: Bass Creek Painting Project, a new studio art project Susan is working on with the Vermont College of Fine Art. “Color” and Color combines the CYMK color palette of printing with en plein air style landscape painting. Susan Elizabeth Johnson is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Boston University, The Institute of Doctoral Studies of the Visual Arts, and is currently an MFA candidate in Visual Studies at the Vermont College of Fine Art.

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.