While many down-Island libraries and our Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosted eclipse viewing parties, and one couple actually were married at Edgartown Town Hall, I have my usual curmudgeonly take on this event. Watching the eclipse was about as exciting to me as this last season of watching my poor Patriots.

Yes, I was out with the special glasses. But it was not complete enough for me, it did not get dark enough, and I did not see the other planets I read would be visible. Perhaps I should have been at my friend William Carter’s in Ohio.

Meanwhile, Ginny Coutinho, who has a sunnier personality than I do, announced that she was delighted with the gathering at the museum. Many gathered at the hill there, special eclipse glasses were passed out, and Ginny saw many of her friends there that she has not seen for a while.

I just hope the next eclipse and the next Patriots season do better.

Speaking of Patriots, Monday, April 15, is our Patriots Day in Massachusetts. It’s a day off for the school kids and beginning of our spring break week here. Our Vineyard Haven Public Library will have a special Lego Club event from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 17. The next day, Thursday April 18, a movie and crafts session are on the schedule.

Island artist Paul Karasik had a full page of his wonderful cartoons in the New York Times on March 27. And prolific seaweed artist, Kathy Poehler is the featured artist at the Oak Bluffs Library for the month of April. There will be a reception for her show on April 20. The show is hung now so stop in.

Get well wishes go out to Betty Burton.

Daniel and Tracy Adams celebrated their ninth Anniversary last week in Boston.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Ted Box on April 2. Many happy returns.