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.