Saturday, November 3, 2018

Art in the Stacks: Photographs by Harvey Beth

The Friends of the Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Harvey J. Beth, on display on the lower level during the month of November.

Harvey J. Beth is a fine art photographer who lives in Oak Bluffs. His work includes travel images from over fourteen different countries as well as seascapes and floral images from Martha's Vineyard. He has also contributed photographs to the book "Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti", which profiles humanitarian efforts to relieve poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting women's quilting cooperatives. The current show at the library includes photographs from his recent safari Maasai Mara, Kenya, as well as images from around the island.

The Vineyard Haven 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.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Listening Session at Tisbury Senior Center November 8th

On Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm in the Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Rd., the Town of Tisbury will hold a public “listening session” to both present and hear comments on the results of the recently completed Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Workshop.  This full-day workshop was held on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 with the goal of identifying the hazards facing Tisbury that may be exacerbated by climate change and to prioritize actions the town can take to prepare for the identified hazards.  This workshop was planned and facilitated by a core team of local officials, town residents, and the Horsley Witten Group, and was funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs through an MVP Planning Grant, issued to the Town of Tisbury during the fiscal year of July 2017 through June 2018.

One of the results of the project is MVP Certification, which allows certified communities access to additional state grants for projects related to climate change resiliency.   At the November 8th Public Listening Session, the town will present the results of the workshop and ask for public comment and questions.

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Learn more about the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program:
MVP Program Information