Friday, May 24, 2019

Community Meeting: Library Addition

On Monday, June 3rd at 6pm, the Vineyard Haven Public Library Building Committee and Board of Trustees will host a community meeting to share initial site plans for a proposed multipurpose meeting room at the library, and provide a progress report on the project. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Vineyard Haven Public Library has engaged Maryann Thompson, Architects, to design an addition to the library building at 200 Main Street, in order to build a multipurpose meeting room. The Library Building Design and Construction Committee has been working with the design team to update the building program, review site plan options and accomplish an initial conceptual design phase of the project.

Following this community meeting, Maryann Thompson will be creating a schematic design for the new space, and producing a menu of other potential building improvements. Prior to construction, the library will be undertaking a capital campaign to raise the funds for the proposed addition.

More information about the proposed addition is available on the library website at

Monday, May 20, 2019

Memorial Day: Schedule and Special Events

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.

On Friday May 24th, students from the Tisbury School will participate in their annual Memorial Day March to the Sea. 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 12:30 pm, marching via Spring Street and Main Street, and ending at Owen Park at approximately 1:15 pm.

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, supported by the MV Cultural Council, as well as outdoor games, chalk art, and more. Grills and free ice cream will be provided by the Town of Tisbury. Bring your own picnic food and supplies, and please leave your dogs at home. VTA Buses will stop at the Tashmoo Overlook between 11:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Art in the Stacks: Art Quilts from Haiti

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library and PeaceQuilts are pleased to present an exhibit of Art Quilts from Haiti. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of May, 2019.

Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm, for a talk by Jeanne Staples, who will tell us more about the quilts and the PeaceQuilts cooperatives that produce these unique works of art. 

PeaceQuilts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, establishing and supporting independent, self-managed sewing cooperatives in Haiti. The women produce one-of-a-kind art quilts, as well as a collection of affordable products, reflecting Haiti's rich artistic and cultural heritage. PeaceQuilts provides an opportunity for Haitian women to build their own businesses and earn a living wage. For more information visit

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Full Time Position Available at the Library

VINEYARD HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY seeks Full-time Library Associate to provide comprehensive library services to adults and children. Bachelor’s degree plus experience in libraries, education, or related fields, and strong computer skills required. Ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with knowledge and enjoyment of books and literature, excellent customer service skills, and enthusiasm for new technologies. 40 hrs/week schedule includes evenings and weekend hours. Starting salary $44,724.96 with full benefits under union contract. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and online application through the Town of Tisbury Website, found under Departments/Human Resources. EOE.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

4th Annual MV Mini Maker Faire Saturday, May 11th at the Ag Hall

The Fourth Annual Martha's Vineyard Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday May 11, from 10-4 at the Ag Hall. This is a free event to make, create, learn, invent, craft, think, play, celebrate, and be inspired by science, technology, arts, engineering, and math. Maker Faire is family friendly, and all ages are welcome.

The Maker Faire will be a day filled with fun and learning. Many of our presenters will have hands on activities for both children and adults. Come learn to rust dye or use a cricut electronic cutter, step inside an inflatable life-sized whale, try virtual reality, or watch a robotics competition. The Martha's Vineyard Library Association brought the Mini Maker Faire to Martha’s Vineyard because we know this is an Island of extraordinary people doing cool stuff and we want to create a forum where everyone could share their project or special interest!

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