Monthly Archives: September 2010

Writers resources

Our library is an excellent place to begin your writing career. The Writer’s Group meets every Thursday morning and is now taking new members.
An excellent resource is Ploughshares, a literary journal published by Emerson College. The journal features new writing and is guest-edited. For more information visit their website: or pick up an issue of the journal in the library. If you visit the website be sure to check out the blog by Greg Schutz. He came to our library last winter to give a talk.

Art to feed the tired soul

If you need a lift, visit our Meeting Room and see the paintings on display. You will feel the artist’s joy through vibrant colors and images of his native Haiti. Artist Wilfrid Dantis was greeted by guests at his Art Opening and Reception on Sept. 9. It was a wonderful evening.
His work will be on display for all to enjoy through September.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

Hello Readers!

September 1st marked the official end of the Summer Reading Program at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. We had 191 kids & teens sign up for the program this summer: almost 20 more than last summer! I hope everyone got to read some great books this summer. (I know I did!)

Because everyone who signed up read more than 900 hours, the Black Dog KIDS donated enough money to the World Wildlife Fund for us to adopt a sea turtle!

Here he is:

Congratulations, Readers!

Stop by the Children’s Room and check out the new material coming in!

Tom Dresser: Author’s Talk Sept. 30, 6:30 pm

Tom Dresser will be back to talk about his new book, “African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard: From Enslavement to Presidential Visit.” Don’t miss this informative evening. Tom brings history to life.
Q&A follows. Books available for sale. Refreshments.