Monthly Archives: February 2008

Goodreads – find a book to read today!

The fun new website Goodreads was recently mentioned in a Martha’s Vineyard Times article by Susan Wilson. Goodreads is a place where people share their reading interests, and help each other find new reading material.

Visit the Oak Bluffs Public Library’s Goodreads Account, and search our virtual bookshelves to find new reading material.

We have created shelves for the library’s Book Discussion Group, the library staff’s reads, Travel and Adventure and there will be more shelves to come!

Post a comment and let us know what library shelves and reading lists you would like to see us create!

National Teachers Day – May 6, 2008

Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist, once said, “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”

In celebration of National Teachers Day, March 6, 2008, the staff of the Oak Bluffs Public Library thanks the teachers at the Oak Bluffs School for their dedication to excellence and their special efforts to mentor the future citizens of the Island Community.

Get Connected @ Your Library March 2-8!

Get Connected @ Your Library® March 2 – 8!

Think the library is all about books? Think again.

The library is also about blogs, podcasts, gaming, music, and more.

Stop by the Oak Bluffs Public Library or visit our web site during Teen Tech Week to tune into these technologies.

African Folktale with Barbara Linton!

We enjoyed a wonderful tale of a frog who saved a village through love, written and read by Barbara Linton. Then the children made frogs from paper plates, party blower tongues, google eyes, crayons and shiny, sparkly items for the jeweled effect. Why jewels? Well you’ll have to ask Barbara to tell you the story!


Sing Along with Jeremy Berlin!

We had a terrific time singing along with Jeremy Berlin at the PreSchool Story Time on Wednesday, February 20th. We talked about the Eclipse and Jeremy let the children try out his keyboard!

New Art Display at the OBPL!

Amos Group Photography Exhibit at the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Samplings of photographs taken by four students who attend The Rebecca Amos Institute are on display at the Oak Bluffs Public Library during the month of February. Instructor Janice Baer brought her students, Tracy Devine, Vanessa Grant, Hayley Panek, and Amanda Tate to various spots around the Island to inspire their photographic efforts. Please come to the Library during its open hours and enjoy the creative works of these four talented artists!

Click here to see pictures of the exhibit

Valentine Making Workshop!

We had a lot of fun making Valentines today. You can see some children and families busily working on their creations, and some holding up their beautifully finished Valentines. We had paper, ribbons, hearts, alphabet letters, sequins, glitter, crayons and more spread out on the tables. Look what wonderful Valentines these people made from the materials!

Corduroy visited today!

Corduroy’s last stop during his visit to the Island was Oak Bluffs! We had a great crowd of children singing welcome to Corduroy, hearing Corduroy’s stories and coloring pictures of him. Enjoy some of the photos of our cuties with Corduroy!