Please read the Spring/Summer Issue of the library’s newsletter, Books & Beyond, to learn about upcoming library events, the staff’s favorLIT summer reading picks, and the latest library services and news! Below is a message from the Library Director that appears on the front page of the newsletter:
From The Director
As we enjoy the change of seasons, it is always a pleasure to join the community in welcoming back our seasonal residents and visitors. Visit your friendly library staff soon and learn about the exciting programs and services at your library.
Remember to capture your favorite Island moments and scenery through your camera lens. This is the third year that the library, in conjunction with the annual celebration of Della Hardman Day on Saturday, July 31, is sponsoring a photography contest to select images featuring Martha’s Vineyard that reflect Della’s legacy theme ~ “savor the moment.”
Photographs will be judged based on the artful representation of the “Savor the Moment” theme during all four seasons on the Island. The winning entries will be published in the Library Calendar for 2011. The deadline for submitting your photographs is May 29 at 4 PM. The entry form is available on our web site and at the library.
We are busy preparing for the 2010 Summer Reading Program: Go Green @ Your Library. This summer’s programming will have an environmental focus including: Felix Neck Sanctuary, Polly Hill Arboretum, and Gus Ben David’s Animal Interviews. July and August storytimes will feature eco themes such as ocean, gardens, and bees. We will use recycled materials in our craft projects.
Our 2010 Summer Reading Program has three levels: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Each level is achieved by reading 3 hours (or 12 picture books for young children). Picture books can be read to a child or baby as well.
Sharkey’s Cantina has generously donated 250 green lanyards with the library’s name on them. One of these library card lanyards will be given to each child who reaches the first level in the summer reading program.
The Black Dog KIDS once again agreed to donate money to the World Wildlife Fund when our combined reading hours total 900. The donation will be used to adopt an endangered sea turtle as part of our charity-based program. Last year we adopted a polar bear.
Did you miss the talk by Carol McCleary, author of the new historical suspense novel The Alchemy of Murder, when she visited the library recently? If so, watch this short video to learn more about her debut novel:
Do you need to make some room in your house? Donate your used books, CD’s, and DVD’s to support the Oak Bluffs Public Library. The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs are gearing up for their Summer Book Sale. The Friends are looking for used books across all categories, for all ages, including hardcover and paperback, fiction and nonfiction, DVD’s and books on CD, as well as recent textbooks and travel books. They must be in good shape, with no missing pages, water damage or mold.
Drop off your donations at the Oak Bluffs Public Library, Tuesday – Saturday, during library hours. Please do not leave books outside the library when it is closed. If you have a lot of books to donate, please help us by calling e.l. Edwards in advance at 508-693-8326. If you can’t get your book donation to the library, call for a pick-up.
Many interesting programs are planned for the month of May @ your library. Including author visits by Carol McCleary and Susan Wilson, a slideshow about a birding expedition to New Zealand by Susan Whiting, and a FREE Vineyard birding walk with local birding expert, Susan Whiting! Please click on the links below to learn about these events and more @ your library:
Saturday, May 8 at 2:30 PM – Author Visit, Carol McCleary Ms. McCleary will discuss her new novel The Alchemy of Murder, featuring Nellie Bly, the world’s first investigative reporter and other historical characters such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur and Oscar Wilde. Learn more…
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 PM – Author Visit, Susan Wilson Local author, Susan Wilson, will discuss her latest novel One Good Dog. Publisher’s Weekly says, “…Old Yeller’s got nothing on this very good man and his dog story.” Fiction readers and dog lovers alike will not want to miss this event! Learn more…
Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 PM – Birding in New Zealand – Slideshow by Susan Whiting Please join Susan B. Whiting, local birding expert and co-author of Vineyard Birds 2, for a recap of her voyage on the Southern Ocean where she visited a string of New Zealand’s offshore islands rarely visited by man. Learn more…
Saturday morning, May 22 – FREE Vineyard Birding Tour – Susan Whiting Please join Susan B. Whiting, local birding expert and co-author of Vineyard Birds 2, for a free Vineyard birding tour. The number of participants will be limited, please call the library to sign up. Learn more…