Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
The library will be opening late on Friday, Dec. 3 for staff training. We will be open from 2 to 6 pm on Dec. 3.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Join us at 6pm tonight for the hit, romantic drama "Letters to Juliet." The movie is a delightful tale of finding a long-lost love. Along the journey two young people discover the meaning of true love.
The movie and the popcorn are free.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Learn about Oak Bluffs and what makes us unique.
The museum is located at 59 School Street, at the corner of Cooke Street, in Edgartown. For more information call 508-627-4441 or visit www.mvmuseum.org.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Artist and environmentalist Michael Wooley's work is now on display through October in the library's Meeting Room. Illustrations, undersea photography, and collages all show the wonders of our planet. The work is peaceful and serene with touches of whimsy in unexpected places. A beautiful addition to our library. Stop by and view the astounding world as seen through Michael's eyes.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
An excellent resource is Ploughshares, a literary journal published by Emerson College. The journal features new writing and is guest-edited. For more information visit their website: www.pshares.org or pick up an issue of the journal in the library. If you visit the website be sure to check out the blog by Greg Schutz. He came to our library last winter to give a talk.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
His work will be on display for all to enjoy through September.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Q&A follows. Books available for sale. Refreshments.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Yes! Tom Dresser is back for a third time to discuss his new book African Americans on Martha's Vineyard: From Enslavement to Presidential Visit.
Friday, Sept. 3, 11 am
Tom's previous visits were capacity crowds and we had to turn people away. So here is your chance to meet Tom and learn all about this wonderful book.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Don't be sad to see the rain. Come to the library where the fun is.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Drop off your donations at the Oak Bluffs Public Library, Tuesday - Saturday, during library hours. Please do not leave books outside the library when it is closed. If you have a lot of books to donate, please help us by calling e.l. Edwards in advance at 508-693-8326. If you can’t get your book donation to the library, call for a pick-up.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Saturday, May 8 at 2:30 PM - Author Visit, Carol McCleary Ms. McCleary will discuss her new novel The Alchemy of Murder, featuring Nellie Bly, the world's first investigative reporter and other historical characters such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur and Oscar Wilde. Learn more...
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 PM - Author Visit, Susan Wilson Local author, Susan Wilson, will discuss her latest novel One Good Dog. Publisher's Weekly says, "...Old Yeller's got nothing on this very good man and his dog story." Fiction readers and dog lovers alike will not want to miss this event! Learn more...
Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 PM - Birding in New Zealand - Slideshow by Susan Whiting Please join Susan B. Whiting, local birding expert and co-author of Vineyard Birds 2, for a recap of her voyage on the Southern Ocean where she visited a string of New Zealand's offshore islands rarely visited by man. Learn more...
Saturday morning, May 22 - FREE Vineyard Birding Tour - Susan Whiting Please join Susan B. Whiting, local birding expert and co-author of Vineyard Birds 2, for a free Vineyard birding tour. The number of participants will be limited, please call the library to sign up. Learn more...
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
During National Library Week April 11 – 17, we are encouraging community members to use the “Library Savings Calculator” to learn how much money they are saving by using their local library.
To calculate your savings visit:
National Library Week - Facts:
Americans check out an average of more than seven books a year. They spend $33.56 a year for the public library—about the average cost of one hardcover book.
Americans go to school, public and academic libraries nearly three times more often than they go to the movies.
Reference librarians in the nation’s public and academic libraries answer nearly 5.7 million questions weekly. Standing single file, the line of questioners would span from Long Island, New York, to Juneau, Alaska.
A 2009 poll conducted for the American Library Association found that 96% of respondents agreed that public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed because it provides free access to materials and resources.
*Facts taken from the "Quotable Facts About America's Libraries 2010" produced by the American Library Association
Friday, April 02, 2010
Entry deadline: May 29, 2010
View and print an entry form online, or pick one up at the library during your next visit. Please speak to a library staff member or read the entry form for more details.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
If you missed the workshop, please visit the library during our open hours to use the collection. You can also contact the Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative to arrange for a trainer to assist you when using the grant databases. Send an E-mail to email@example.com to make an appointment with a trainer.
The GRN:MV was made possible by the collaboration of Associated Grant Makers, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and the Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative, and also a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The series of computer classes that are being offered at the library are filled to capacity. The library will continue to sign up alternates for the classes so that if someone cancels their seat will be filled. Please call 508-693-9433 and speak to a library staff member to sign up as an alternate. The computer classes have been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank.
The library has also created a display consisting of materials related to Black History Month, including the highly acclaimed African American National Biography, Africana, The Underground Railroad: an encyclopedia of people, places and operations and Harlem Renaissance Lives. These resources are very helpful for students doing homework assignments, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about black history.
Please come to the library and visit these two displays celebrating Black History Month.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
A series of free computer skills classes for beginners and intermediates will be offered at the library this winter. Sign up today to improve your computer knowledge and skills, learn how to use Microsoft Word and Excel, and discover new Internet search tools and techniques. Space is limited for the classes, please speak to a library staff member to learn more and to reserve a seat. The series has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank.
Richard Hammond, an employee at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, a continuing education instructor and the owner of Hammond & Associates, will be the instructor for the classes.
Schedule of Classes - Please remember, seating is limited, call the library (508)-693-9433 to sign up:
Thurs., Feb. 4 at 6 PM - Basic Computer Skills
Thurs., Feb 11 at 6 PM - Inter. Computer Skills
Sat., Feb 13 at 2 PM - Microsoft Office Word
Thurs., Feb 18 at 6 PM - Microsoft Office Excel
Sat., Mar. 6 at 2 PM - Internet
Sat., Mar. 13 at 6 PM - Basic Computer Skills
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Novelist Robert B. Parker epitomized the spirit of Massachusetts ; its Yankee tenacity, hard-boiled character, and deep-rooted loyalty. Born in Springfield , educated in Maine , and finally dying at his writing desk in Cambridge , New England ran through him and into his beloved characters.
His legions of fans are just as loyal to their favorite Parker characters as they are to the author himself. Be it Spencer, Jess Stone, Susan Silverman, or Hawk fans can often be found arguing the merits of one over the other.
The news of Mr. Parker’s death hit New England as hard as the blowing January cold. We all asked the same selfish question, “Did he leave us any books?” The answer is yes but not nearly enough. For now we will carefully pick our favorite Parker book from the shelf, let our fingers smooth the cover, open it slowly, and reread his words savoring each and every one.
Please visit our display of Mr. Parker's books by the downstairs check out desk.
Friday, January 15, 2010
The most recent issue is now available for your reading pleasure. Pick up a copy at the library today or view it online - Winter 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 1