Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tax Forms Are Now Available

State and federal tax forms have been delivered to your local library. Visit the upstairs reference area to pick up the forms that you need. Please speak to a staff member if you can’t find a form and we will help you print a copy or request it from the state or federal government.

FREE Computer Classes At Your Library

A series of free computer skills classes for beginners and intermediates will be offered at the library this winter. Sign up today to improve your computer knowledge and skills, learn how to use Microsoft Word and Excel, and discover new Internet search tools and techniques. Space is limited for the classes, please speak to a library staff member to learn more and to reserve a seat. The series has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank.

Richard Hammond, an employee at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, a continuing education instructor and the owner of Hammond & Associates, will be the instructor for the classes.

Schedule of Classes – Please remember, seating is limited, call the library (508)-693-9433 to sign up:

Thurs., Feb. 4 at 6 PM – Basic Computer Skills
Thurs., Feb 11 at 6 PM – Inter. Computer Skills
Sat., Feb 13 at 2 PM – Microsoft Office Word
Thurs., Feb 18 at 6 PM – Microsoft Office Excel
Sat., Mar. 6 at 2 PM – Internet
Sat., Mar. 13 at 6 PM – Basic Computer Skills

Robert B. Parker – A Tribute & Book Display

Robert B. Parker September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010

Novelist Robert B. Parker epitomized the spirit of Massachusetts ; its Yankee tenacity, hard-boiled character, and deep-rooted loyalty. Born in Springfield , educated in Maine , and finally dying at his writing desk in Cambridge , New England ran through him and into his beloved characters.

His legions of fans are just as loyal to their favorite Parker characters as they are to the author himself. Be it Spencer, Jess Stone, Susan Silverman, or Hawk fans can often be found arguing the merits of one over the other.

The news of Mr. Parker’s death hit New England as hard as the blowing January cold. We all asked the same selfish question, “Did he leave us any books?” The answer is yes but not nearly enough. For now we will carefully pick our favorite Parker book from the shelf, let our fingers smooth the cover, open it slowly, and reread his words savoring each and every one.

Please visit our display of Mr. Parker’s books by the downstairs check out desk.