Saturday, September 27, 2008

Katie Couric of CBSNews Discusses Banned Books Week

September 27 - October 4, 2008 is Banned Books Week

Learn more about Banned Books Week by reading this short article on the American Library Association's website.

Watch this video of Katie Couric discussing "Banned Books Week" and its significance for libraries and literary freedom.

You can see a list of some of the frequently challenged books by visiting our GoodReads account, and viewing the Frequently Challenged Books (BBW2008) shelf.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Question 1 on the November 2008 ballot will have an effect on library services state-wide!

Please read the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Press Release regarding Question 1.

The outcome of this vote will have an effect on library services state-wide!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Why do people come to the Vineyard?

Elaine Pace asked this question to a group of 15 people, who had gathered at the Oak Bluffs Public Library to hear her discuss her latest book, "Island Home: Why People Come To Martha's Vineyard And Why They Stay


The interactive book talk was an opportunity for people to connect with others and to reflect on the topic of "Wash-Ashores".

Pace, a retired School Principal from West Tisbury, discussed her own experiences and those of the people highlighted in her new book. Her thoughtful and entertaining anecdotes made for an enjoyable evening for all those in attendance!

Thank you Elaine!