Monthly Archives: May 2007

Scrabble Group Meets for the First Time!

The Scrabble Group met for the first time at the library on Saturday, May 19th. Memorable moments from the games included a 68-point word (rations) using all seven tiles, a high score of 209 total points for a match (4 players), and the appearance of a slew of other interesting words: borage, bivalve, etc…

We will be holding future meetings on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. So keep June 2nd (10am-12pm) on your calendar free and join us for the next Scrabble Group meeting. Please bring a scrabble board with you if you own one.

Refreshments will be served and all ages and skill levels are invited to attend!

Library Friends Book Sale!

The Library Friends organized and ran a very successful book sale in the Library’s Meeting Room this past Friday and Saturday. Thank you to all of the Library Friends and Volunteers that worked so hard to set up the room and operate the sale. Here are a few pictures from the fundraising event:


We’ve got some new puppet toys at the OBPL! Here is a picture of our peppy penguin, fabulous frog, gorgeous groundhog, miniscule mice, shy squirrel, groovy guinea pig and excellent Elmo!! They’ll make appearances at Story Times over the year as well as live in the Toy Box for kids to play with. ENJOY!

Mother Goose Visits the Library on Mother Goose Day!

Our PreSchool Story Time kids got to meet Mother Goose the first Wednesday in May! They heard and sang her rhymes, got to jump over a candlestick just like Jack (as you can see in the photo!), and got to act out Little Miss Muffet with a “Miss Spider” toy. A good time was had by all!

We thank Abby Bailey from the Vineyard Playhouse and Lois Virtue of the Oak Bluffs Library Friends for their help!

PETER RABBIT came to town on April 28!

Beatrix Potter’s popular Story Book Character, and very naughty rabbit, PETER came to visit the Oak Bluffs Public Library! We practiced 3 songs to greet Peter with and he was speechless when he heard such good singing from the children! Irene read some of his stories and he seemed like he would try hard NOT to sneak into Farmer McGregors garden again!

After meeting, hugging, or shaking hands with Peter Rabbit, he left us to go back to his rabbit hole. Then we made rabbit ears of our own to take home, and colored in a picture of Peter. Photos show Peter with a happy family and a sample of our rabbit ears!

We have most of the Beatrix Potter collection now, in the little books some of the parents and grandparents may remember from their own childhoods!

APRIL 7 we had Portuguese English EASTER Story Time

We had a wonderful time at the Portuguese English EASTER Story Time. Amadine translated then read in Porgtuguese with Irene who read in English. After stories we made bunny masks and worked on Easter mazes. Amadine’s Mom, Adrianna, had emptied eggshells and had us decorate them, then put sequins in a little hole at the top. The children could follow a Mexian Cinco de Mayo game Amadine learned at school, and break the egg on someone’s head for luck…after they got home!
In the photo, Adrianna is holding up a traditional Brazilian Easter treat that Irene bought* at one of our local Brazilian stores. Inside the foil was a chocolate egg that was filled with more sweets!
* We thank our Oak Bluffs Friends of the Library who generously provide funding for Story Time crafts and treats!

New Photography Book Displays!

Have you seen our new photography books displays yet? Downstairs there are books about digital photography, famous photographers, photograph collections, and much more that you can browse, check out and take home if you would like.

Upstairs there are some wonderful photography books and old photographs (1870-1888) from our Martha’s Vineyard Historical Collection on display for your viewing pleasure!

Judy Campbell – Poetry Reading!

Judy Campbell delivered a wonderful poetry reading on May 1. Her clear and enthusiastic oration and creative verse were very much appreciated by the 13 audience members!

Please come see our display case of poetry books (by the downstairs Circulation Desk) which features poets that have delivered poetry readings at the library (including Judy!).