The West Tisbury Library’s Virtual Sci-fi Book Club, an online gathering of sci-fi readers through Zoom, begins with short story The Kite Makers, by Brenda Peynado, on Monday at 5 p.m.

This casual discussion group will be led by librarian and lifelong sci-fi nerd Alexandra. Please email her at to join. The Kite Makers is available free online through We will help you access the story online and learn how to use Zoom.

Science-fiction isn’t only a widely popular genre, it is a powerful way to explore and imagine new ideas and ways of being. As the writer Ursula K. Leguin said, “It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.”

This group is free and open to the public.