Friday, June 29, 2007

Baseball Card Raffle!

Baseball Card Raffle

Come to the library on Tuesday, July 10 between 10am-8pm to be entered into a raffle for a 2007 Team Set of baseball cards (Choose your favorite team!) and other prizes.

Also learn how you can be entered into the Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library program (ages 9-18) and win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame!

And remember, if you read a book for the Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library program you can count the time you spent reading towards your Summer Reading Program at the Oak Bluffs Public Library!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Exploring a Coral Reef - Michael Wooley

On Thursday evening Michael Wooley, a local swimming teacher and lifeguard as well as an accomplished visual artist, presented his recent underwater photographs taken on a scuba diving trip to the second largest barrier reef in the world off the coast of Belize.

A crowd of approximately 30 people attended the event and were mesmerized by the slideshow of beautiful photographs (taken by Michael) projected onto the library's big screen.

Michael spoke about the rich ecosystem of the coral reef and provided the names of numerous fish, corals, plants, and animals that he encountered during his undersea adventure.

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed refreshments while asking Michael questions about his trip and the incredible artwork that he creates (on display for the event)!

Please check our online events calendar to learn about more interesting programs happening at the Oak Bluffs Public Library!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Book Discussion Group - "Empire Falls"

The Book Discussion Group recently met to talk about the book "Empire Falls", written by Richard Russo. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2002 and led to some interesting discussion by attendees.

To read a brief summary of "Empire Falls" try visiting the Fantastic Fiction website:

Fantastic Fiction is a great website to learn about new books by your favorite authors, books that are a part of your favorite series, popular reads and much more.

If you enjoyed reading "Empire Falls" try reading these recommended books by Novelist:
  • "Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon

  • "Back When We Were Grownups" by Anne Tyler

  • "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver

  • "Foolscap" by Michael Malone
Ask a librarian about Novelist - a great source for finding new reading material!