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Apr
25
Tue
Selectmen Meeting
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
Coffee Time
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Come read today’s paper, drink some complimentary coffee (courtesy of Tony’s Market), have some pastry, and chat.

Coffee & Computers
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a free computer class on topics ranging from Microsoft Word to Facebook. Enjoy free coffee and pastries courtesy of Tony’s Market.

Coffee & Computers
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a free computer class on topics ranging from Microsoft Word to Facebook. Enjoy free coffee and pastries courtesy of Tony’s Market.

Stuffed Animal Storytime
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

An animal themed storytime for kids 3+.

Selections From the Collection Radio Show
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our library radio show, hosted by DJ Luce— featuring all music from the OBPL music collection along with some library news . Tune in to 96.7 WVVY, and streaming online at WVVY.org. Sponsored by the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs.

Apr
27
Thu
Oak Bluffs Writers Group
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tai Chi & Tea
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
BOOK BABIES
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

A storytime for babies who haven’t mastered walking yet! Songs, rhymes, and an opportunity for baby to socialize.

“Everything on the Internet is True”: A Talk About Fake News
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Are you wondering how the phrase Fake News has become a meme-worthy cliche in the last six months? Are you frustrated by the influx of “questionable” news stories, such as Pizzagate, flooding TV, social media and the Internet? What is the difference between “alternative facts”, bias, and Fake News? How do you know which sources you can trust?

Join us at the Oak Bluffs Public Library on Thursday April 27th from 6pm-8pm to learn more about the meaning behind this early 20th century phrase, originally popularized in the era of world war propaganda. A resurgence of this phrase, often used out of context, has fueled confusion and misconceptions regarding journalistic integrity, the first amendment, and honest reporting.

A presentation by our new Reference Librarian, Nina Ferry, on how to locate reliable information will be followed by a “make your own headline” activity, and a conversation between Nelson Sigelman, former news editor of the M.V. Times, and Doug Cabral, former owner (and editor). Don’t miss this opportunity to re-calibrate your news filter and hear from revered members of our local press.