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Game Night at the Barn
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come join us upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for a variety of board games and socializing. We meet weekly at 7:30pm, and newcomers are always welcome.

Selectmen Meeting
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literacy Lecture Series
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Language & Literacy Project is an independent diagnostic and intervention resource program for island residents seeking additional insight and treatment for language learning disabilities that affect social and academic achievement. An express purpose is to provide local expertise so that parents and their children, whether young or adolescent or dual language learners, can access additional services that address their concerns and deficits whether one-to-one or in specific small group (maximum 3 children) that targets skills that all participants need to have addressed in a supportive, dynamic environment to insure each individual’s success.

Skills development includes foundational skills — clear speech, reading, vocabulary, spelling and handwriting — through development of expository and narrative writing, and reading for multiple purposes. For older students, articles, novels and films are used to promote competence in critical thinking and in continuing the development of higher-order vocabulary skills and conversation that results in active learning strategies for lifelong learning.

The Lecture Series will introduce topics related to language learning and academic success that is opened to the public for educational access to promote a more informed approach to the multiple issues affecting educational and positive social outcomes. We invite your support!

Coffee Corner
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday morning for complimentary coffee and treats generously donated by Tony’s Market. Bring your own mug and join our library mug club!

Digital Library Resource Workshop with Nina
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks to your mobile device, access digital library resources, and more fun technology skills with Nina, our Head of Adult and Technology Services

Sail In Storytime
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A maritime themed storytime for kids 3+ that ends with a craft.

Bang Bang Book Club
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

James W. Jennings & Sydney Torrence lead discussion on Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist. Circulation Desk has copies. Refreshments.

WHOI Field Trip
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

What do they do at WHOI?

Join the library for a free day trip to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute! Tour the archives, the library, the exhibit hall, and the Herbarium. The Herbarium includes over 9,000 species of flora and fauna from the Cape and Islands, dating back to the 1870s. The libraries are full of scientific data, charts and maps. Meet scientists and learn about one of the leading oceanographic institutes in the world.

Everything is sponsored by the Library, except lunch. Patrons can chose to bring a bag lunch, or purchase lunch from The Buttery.

**Field trip will require some walking and boarding of bus and ferries. Not recommended for children or those who have difficulty with travel.

***Registration is required, space is limited. Please call the Library, or contact Nina for more details This event is sponsored by the Library Friends in honor of Gordon Goodwin for our 2nd annual Maritime Month.

Oak Bluffs Writers Group @ Conference Room
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open to any writers. Whatever you write, bring work in progress for comments and encouragement, limit 1000 words.

Martha’s Vineyard Family Center – Baby’s First Year
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The MV Family Center will host its Baby’s First Year group at OBPL while the Center itself undergoes some renovations. All are welcome!

For more information, contact Kim D’Arcy at 508-687-9182.