Kay Scheidler, who served as Massachusetts assistant superintendent and district curriculum director, talks about her book, Standards Matter: The Why and What of Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing, on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven library.

Common core standards are a national issue and Ms. Scheidler will explain why she thinks they are so important. The presentation is free. For more information, 508-696-4211.