African Monarch to Join Oak Bluffs Library Event
His Majesty Tatabong Alexandre of the Lenale Ndem chiefdom in Cameroon is the special guest for the library's virtual Sankofa festival Friday.
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Creative Writing Conference Goes Virtual
Fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction readings and workshops take place online from June 29 through July 3.
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Oak Bluffs Library Closes After Covid Exposure
The Oak Bluffs Public Library will be closed until at least Feb. 18 after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19, the library announced.
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Libraries Offer Free Online Tutoring
All six Martha's Vineyard libraries are now offering free, real-time online tutoring to assist parents and students during this unusual school year.
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Libraries Announce Contactless Pick-Up
All six Martha's Vineyard libraries will begin offering contactless pick-ups next week. Book drops are open now.
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Nina Ferry

Nina Ferry is the reference librarian and the head of adult technology services at the Oak Bluffs Public Library.

“The first two weeks were a scramble as to how we were going to contact patrons and stay connected,” Ms. Ferry said, referring to the shut-down order.

Part of that scramble was transferring a large number of their materials and services into a digital medium. Individuals can still obtain library cards if they’re interested in any of the library’s newly purchased digital services which include e-books, e-audiobooks, videos and music.

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Oak Bluffs Leads the Way on Eliminating Library Fines
Will Sennott

Starting in January, library fines are expected to be a thing of the past in Oak Bluffs after the town selectmen agreed to eliminate fines for overdue books.

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Adult ESL Students Celebrate Graduation
Will Sennott
For the past eight weeks, a group of 15 Brazilian natives have been meeting at the Oak Bluffs Public Library to learn beginners level English language skills.
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English Learner Graduates Celebrate Mastery of Language
Holly Pretsky

In a small but joyful ceremony at the Oak Bluffs library Monday night, eight adult students graduated from a free, 10-week beginner English class. The library offered the course through grant funding.

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Island Library Trustees Meet
Vineyard Gazette
Representatives of the Vineyard Libraries met at the Oak Bluffs Library on April 21st for the purpose of forming a collection of Vineyard literature for use by the County’s Public Libraries. The Committee organized as follows: President, Mr. Marshall Shepard; Editor, Dr. Charles E. Banks; Treasurer, Mr. Walter Ripley; Secretary, Mrs. Johnson Whiting.
 
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