Monthly Archives: August 2011

Open Hours after Labor Day

Starting September 6th, the week after Labor Day, the library will again be open 40 hours a week:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10 to 6

Thursday: 10 to 8

Saturday: 10 to 4

Screening of a documentary film, The Presumption of Guilt

Screening of the Documentary Film, The Presumption of Guilt

Based on the best selling book by Charles Ogletree, directed by award-winning director Hafiz Farid. Thursday, August 18, 6 pm in the Meeting Room.

Q&A to follow with the director Hafiz Farid.

Notes from the publicist:

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a renowned Harvard professor acclaimed for his work on racial justice, was arrested by a Cambridge police sergeant. The reasons for the arrest would come under scrutiny, raise questions about racial profiling, and set off a firestorm in the media, finally culminating in a much publicized “beer summit” where the policeman and the professor came face to face at the White House. Here, one of the country’s foremost experts on civil rights puts the now infamous event in the context of the complicated history that exists at the intersection of race, class, and crime in America.

From the book THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT: THE ARREST OF HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. AND RACE, CLASS AND CRIME IN AMERICA by Charles Ogletree

“In the documentary film, THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT, we aim to use the camera lens to highlight the complex issue of Race, Class and Crime in American society and to shine the light on that dreaded subject that we have failed to confront, but simply cannot ignore. Einstein once said that racism is America’s worst disease. We sincerely hope and pray that this book and film will be used as a tool to help find the cure. We must be honest enough to admit that racism is an adult disease and courageous enough to stop passing it on through our children.” Hafiz Farid, Director

Oak Bluffs Week at the Museum!

Oak Bluffs Week: The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is celebrating Oak Bluffs. With the exhibit, Your Town, Our Island, seasonal and year round Oak Bluffs residents are encourages to come tour the Museum for free the entire week. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Discounts on memberships to the museum, too!

The Museum is on 59 School Street in Edgartown.

Here is a link to their web site:

http://marthasvineyardhistory.org/

Book Talk: A Shred of Hope, by Yuliana Kim-Grant

Ms. Kim-Grant will discuss her book from 2 to 4 pm Wednesday afternoon, August 10th, at a book signing in the library Meeting Room.
Yuliana Kim-Grant received her MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Emerson College. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and son, and in Oak Bluffs.
Here is a review of the book by Jack Shea in the Martha’s Vineyard Times:
http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/article.php?id=6649