Monthly Archives: November 2007

Computer Class – Attendees Excited to Learn More!

On Thursday morning, November 29, the Library’s Reference Department was full of people excited to learn more about how to use computers.

The class was titled – “Learn Basic Computer Skills” and required no previous computer experience in order to sign-up.

Attendees gained hands-on experience in basic computer skills like turning on the computer, using the mouse, navigating the windows environment, etc…

At the conclusion of the class several people signed up for our Individual Computer Help Sessions to continue their introduction to computers and related topics (searching the web, using Microsoft Word, etc…).

Stay tuned to the library’s website and local media, as the library plans to host more computer/technology courses in the future!

Large Crowd Enjoys Songini Book Signing & Lecture!

Marc Songini, author of “The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler’s Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster,” spoke to a crowd of over 40 people at the Library on Saturday, November 10th!

The focus of Mr. Songini’s talk was “Vineyard Heroes: Great Whaling Masters and Mates of the Island.”

Mr. Songini discussed the fascinating lives of the many Vineyarders who took part in the once-prolific whaling industry, using many interesting and humorous anecdotes to entertain the audience. Many Island history buffs were in attendance and so there was no shortage of questions or topics for discussion.

After the discussion period, copies of Mr. Songini’s book were available for purchase, courtesy of Sun Porch Books. The author signed copies for anyone who asked him.

Dragons with Al Hurwitz the Dragon Master!

We enjoyed a delightful presentation from artist Al Hurwitz who told us the Chinese story of a painting of a Dragon that came alive! He painted a dragon as the story unfolded. He explained how to draw a dragon and then the children sat down and drew their own. We also had many different books about dragons on display for the kids to peruse. Have an “inside look” at the program right here!

Here are the rest of the Halloween PreSchool photos!

I hope you enjoy seeing more of the photos of our little Halloween cuties! You’ll see them at Story Time, going down the stairs to be in our Halloween parade and enjoying snacks.
Here is an especially scary fairy princess who isn’t scared to eat with a dog and two dragons! In fact, she can growl just as loud as the wild beasts!