Governor Deval Patrick is coming to the Island but this is not just another baby-kissing tour. On Saturday, July 23, he will be reading from and discussing his new memoir, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.

Mr. Patrick was born in Chicago in 1956 and after junior high school he won a scholarship to attend Milton Academy in Massachusetts. From there it was on to Harvard as an undergraduate and for law school. In 2007 he became the first African American Governor of Massachusetts and was reelected last year.

The program begins at 3 p.m. and takes place at the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard located at 40 Trinity Park in Oak Bluffs. It is sponsored by the Museum of African American History, located in Boston and Nantucket, and the Cottagers, Inc., a philanthropic organization of primarily professional African American women homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard founded in the mid-1950s.

For more details, call 617-725-0022.