Category Archives: travel

England, China, Africa – A Travel by Book Update!

The first discussion in the Adult Summer Reading Program took us from England to China. Simon Winchester’s book, “The Man Who Loved China”, made for a lively discussion.

Several attendees had visited China and shared their interesting experiences with the group. They recommended reading books by Ha Jin, Amy Tan, and Jung Chang (“Wild Swans”) to anyone interested in stories with plots relating to China.

One lucky participant in the discussion won a Black Dog Coffee Mug for attending the meeting. More prizes will be awarded at the future meetings, courtesy of our sponsors, the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs.

Please join us for another fun and thoughtful discussion on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:30 AM. Copies of the book to be discussed, “Out of Africa” by Isak Denisen, are available at the check out desk at the library.

Exploring a Coral Reef – Michael Wooley

On Thursday evening Michael Wooley, a local swimming teacher and lifeguard as well as an accomplished visual artist, presented his recent underwater photographs taken on a scuba diving trip to the second largest barrier reef in the world off the coast of Belize.

A crowd of approximately 30 people attended the event and were mesmerized by the slideshow of beautiful photographs (taken by Michael) projected onto the library’s big screen.

Michael spoke about the rich ecosystem of the coral reef and provided the names of numerous fish, corals, plants, and animals that he encountered during his undersea adventure.

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed refreshments while asking Michael questions about his trip and the incredible artwork that he creates (on display for the event)!

Please check our online events calendar to learn about more interesting programs happening at the Oak Bluffs Public Library!