Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Library opens at 12 NOON today, Oct. 30

Our library will open two hours late today, Tuesday, October 30. We will open at 12 noon and stay open through 8 pm tonight.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Magazines Galore

  The Library has recently added lots of magazines to the collection, and we hope you will stop by and browse.

 In addition to the magazines we have gotten for a number of years, such as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Boston, Coastal Living, Ebony, Esquire, Fine Gardening, Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, New York Review of Books, People, Sports Illustrated, Time, etc., we are now also getting Cosmopolitan, Black Enterprise, Elle, Dwell, Family Handyman, Health, Marie Claire, Mother Earth News, The Nation, PC World, Popular Science, Town & Country and many others.
As you can see, the Oak Bluffs Public Library is a great place to sit back, relax and pick up a magazine.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Knitting for Charity on Tuesday evening

Would you like to knit a lovely shawl for a hospital in Ethiopia? Join us in the upstairs Conference Room on Tuesday evenings for a knit-a-long. The pattern and yarn will be available. Bring size 13 or size 15 needles. You need to know how to knit and purl but someone will be on hand to help you. All levels from novice knitters to experts are welcome. The yarn was donated by Jan Paul, owner of the Heath Hen Yarn and Quilt Shop, Vineyard Haven.
The shawl pattern is also available at the library, free of charge. Just ask at the main Circulation Desk. This knitting for charity project was inspired by the PBS documentary "A Walk to Beautiful."
The knitting group will meet for 6 Tuesday evening from June 12 through July 17 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Join us for friendly a evening. Your shawl will help a woman in Africa feel beautiful again.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Don't miss Documentary Thursday this week as we screen "A Walk to Beautiful," an inspirational film about women who walk for miles seeking treatment for a medical condition. Obstetric fistulas were common in pre-industrialzed countries; in Africa many women who give birth at an early age and then suffer from this condition. These women are ostracized by their communities, sent out of their homes by their families, and often left to die alone. This movie tells the story of 3 women who walk to hospitals for treatment.
Islander resident Dr. Jason Lew has made many trips to Africa to help these women. He will give a brief talk on Thursday evening.
There is an opportunity for knitters to make shawls and blankets for these women. Thanks to the efforts of library patron Susan Desmaris, patterns and yarn are available for those who can make a simple shawl. Jan Paul, owner of the Heath Hen, has donated yarn for this worthwhile project. Knitting nights will be held at the library on Tuesday nights for 6 weeks beginning June 12 at 6 pm. Knitting instruction will be available on those nights. For more information stop by the library or call Anna Marie at the Circulation Desk, 508-693-9433.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Artist Reception Sat., June 2, 1-3 pm

Local artist David Grey will be at the library to meet and greet the public this Saturday. He loves the Island and it shows in his work. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

MVTV to air library lecture

The talk entitled "Rising Water Rising Concerns, Climate Change Effects on People and Plovers," by research Geologist, Dr. Robert Thieler, will be aired on MVTV channel 13 on Thursday, May 24 at 8:30 pm. The talk was filmed at the library.

Following that airing check the station schedule for many more times. It will also be available on their Video on Demand which means you can access it online with you computer. Go to MVTV website and click on Video on Demand then enter the title.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Library Friends of Oak Bluffs Book Drive

Do you have books in good or very good condition you need to get rid of? Bring them to the library on Saturday, February 18 from 12:30 to 2:30!

Please, no telephone books, bibles, condensed books, or VHS tapes.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, January 13, 2012


The library hours have changed (we've gone back to our old hours):
Tuesday 10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

We are now open 2 evenings for your convenience. See you at the library!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holidays are silver, blue, and white at the library

Happy Holidays from the staff at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. We have decorated the library with all recycled, reused, and re-purposed materials. Our Christmas trees have received lots of attention. We made them out of old paperback books. See if you can tell what publication we used to make the large trees. Hint: think close to home.
We hope to see you during the holidays.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Fall back" on November 6

Get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, November 6th. Or show up somewhere an hour early, if you forget to set the clocks back. Just a friendly reminder from your library:)