Monthly Archives: December 2009

Meryl Streep and Fossil Fred – Highlight January Programming

Come in from the January cold and enjoy free entertainment and educational opportunities at your library! Below is a list of some of our upcoming adult programs, and remember to check our events calendar or sign up for email notifications to learn about more free events at the library.

  • Thursday, January 7th at 6:00 PM – Movie Night:

    Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in a critically acclaimed romantic comedy.

    Popcorn and beverages will be served.

  • Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 PM – Movie Matinee:

    Please join us for a special movie presentation of a newly released DVD starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Based on the best selling book about a woman following in the footsteps of Julia Child. Rated PG-13.

    Popcorn and beverages will be served.

  • Saturday, January 23rd at 2:30 PM – Connecting With Fossils

    Come and connect on the subject of fossils. You do not need to be a scientist.

    Connecting with fossils has many dimensions – including artistic inspiration and personal wonderment. No prior experience is necessary. Interest is sufficient.

    Known to many young students as Fossil Fred, Dr. Hotchkiss will bring an assortment of the fossils he takes to Vineyard classrooms. He hopes to engage you using these materials. Please feel free to bring fossils that you would like to show or to ask about.

    This MPRI lecture is funded in part by a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Libraries Offer New Language Learning Service

Did you know that you can use your Oak Bluffs Public Library card, a computer and Internet connection to start learning a new language at home or at the library?

The service is called Mango and it can be accessed from the library’s homepage (www.oakbluffslibrary.org). Just scroll down the page and click on the Mango link or picture to get started.

Read an article published in the Cape Cod Times about this exciting new service:

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091229/NEWS/912290309&emailAFriend=1

Holiday Hours At Your Island Libraries

Here is a list of the holiday hours at your Island libraries:

Edgartown: Dec. 24 – Closing at 2pm, Dec. 25 & 26 – Closed, Dec. 31 – Closing at 5pm, Jan. 1 – Closed, Jan. 2 – Open (Regular Hours). Call – 508-627-4221 for information.

Vineyard Haven: Dec. 24 – Closing at 1pm, Dec. 25 – Closed, Dec. 26 – Open (Regular Hours), Dec. 31 – Closing at 1pm, Jan. 1 – Closed, Jan. 2 – Open (Regular Hours). Call 508-696-4211 for information.

Oak Bluffs: Dec. 24 – Closing at 3pm, Dec. 25 & 26 – Closed, Dec. 31 – Closing at 3pm, Jan. 1 – Closed, Jan. 2 – Open (Regular Hours). Call – 508-693-9433 for information.

West Tisbury: Dec. 24 – Closing at 3pm, Dec. 25 & 26 – Closed, Dec. 31 – Closing at 3pm, Jan. 1 – Closed, Jan. 2 – Open (Regular Hours). Call 508-693-3366 for information.

Chilmark: Dec. 24 & Dec. 25 Closed, Dec. 26 Open (Regular Hours), Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 & Jan. 2 – Closed. Call 508-645-3360 for information.

Aquinnah: Dec. 24 & Dec. 25 – Closed, Dec. 26 – Open (Regular Hours), Dec. 31 – To Be Announced, Jan. 1 – Closed, Jan. 2 – Open (Regular Hours). Call 508-645-2314 for information.

MV Libraries Support The Island Food Pantry

During the month of December the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association is promoting a fine amnesty program to support the Island Food Pantry.

The Oak Bluffs Public Library will be offering fine amnesty between the dates of Tuesday, December 15 and Saturday, December 19. During this time, library patrons may bring a donation of a non-perishable food items to the library, along with any library materials that are overdue. We will waive the fines on these materials for making a donation to the Island Food Pantry.

Each Island library will be offering fine amnesty differently. Please call your local library for full details. Thank you for helping us support Island community members in need.

POLAR BEAR HOLIDAY PARTY










We happily celebrated the holidays and our summer reading adoption of a polar bear. We decorated polar bear cookies, made a polar bear art project, and played pin-the-hat-on the-polar bear!

Holiday Party, Polly Hill Arboretum & Movies – Highlight December Programming

Enjoy a variety of free programming at your library during the month of December. A few of the highlights include:

Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM – Tom Clark, Collections and Grounds Manager at the Polly Hill Arboretum will talk on the topic of, “The Seasons of the Polly Hill Arboretum”.

Friday, December 11, from 1 PM – 4 PM, the annual holiday party sponsored by the Library Friends. The party features food, music and good cheer. There will be entertainment for all ages, don’t miss out on the festivities!

Saturday, December 12, at 2 PM – An afternoon movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Based on the best selling book about a woman following in the footsteps of Julia Child. Rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

Visit our events calendar for information about more upcoming programs.