Dedicating a Life to Faulkner's Genius
Olivia Hull
This fall, as the weather cools and many turn indoors poised to pick a book off the bookshelf and lose themselves in another world, Aquinnah resident Philip Weinstein hopes it will be a Faulkner novel.

His wish is likely to be granted, with more than 60 Islanders signed up for a course he’s offering this fall at the Vineyard Haven Library. Discovering Faulkner’s Fiction begins on Sept. 24 and will explore three of Faulkner’s best-regarded works over a series of four classes.

Read More

Faulkner Workshop

The Vineyard Haven Library is hosting a six-week workshop on William Faulkner entitled Discovering Faulkner’s Fiction. Aquinnah summer resident and professor of literature at Swarthmore College, Philip Weinstein will lead the workshop. The first class is on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the library. Subsequent classes will held on Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.

Read More

Art in the Stacks

Art in the Stacks features photos by Christopher Wright beginning Monday, Sept. 9 at the Vineyard Haven Library. Mr. Wright’s work revolves around the Vineyard. He’s a waterscape and landscape photographer whose photos are found at many Vineyard galleries and other Island venues. The exhibit continues through Oct. 4.

Call 508-696-4211 or visit vhlibrary.org.

Read More

Sunday with Friends: Ward Just

Acclaimed author Ward Just visits the Vineyard Haven Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. He will read from and discuss his upcoming novel.

Read More

Vineyard Haven Library Series Shows Many Ways to Save Energy
Heather Curtis

Going green has become a passion for Betty Burton, the adult programming coordinator at the Vineyard Haven Library. When asked where her interest came from Ms. Burton laughed, saying, “I was a child of the 70s, first of all.” She started composting when her children were growing up. Now she and her family have given up meat in favor of living on locally-grown produce, including foods from her own backyard. “It’s very important to me. We have a very small house. We grow our own vegetables,” Ms. Burton said.

Read More

Haiti PeaceQuilts Project is Focus of Library Talk

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will present the first of their Sunday afternoon programs for the season on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Author Nora Nevin and photographer Harvey Beth will be speaking about the Haiti PeaceQuilts Project. Refreshments will be served following the talk.

Read More

At Vineyard Haven Library, Civil War Unites Confederacy of Stars and Scholars
Sara Brown

There are places in America where it might be a challenge to find 50 people eager to immerse themselves in Civil War history and eminent scholars willing to lead them. The Vineyard is not such a place.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library has already lined up an impressive faculty and is now opening up limited seats for an intensive new seminar series that will start in January and last into the spring.

Read More

Gold Star for Libraries

Gold Star for Libraries

The Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury libraries have been named “star” libraries in an annual national rating process conducted by the Library Journal. Only eight libraries in Massachusetts and 256 libraries throughout the United States were given the star rating, out of a possible 7,513 libraries.

Read More

Vineyard Haven Library Awarded Civil War Grant

The Vineyard Haven Public Library received a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to host Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a five-part reading and discussion series. The library is one of 65 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series which will encourage participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation.

Read More

Israel Talk at the Vineyard Haven Library

In 2010, Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman spent a five-month sabbatical living in Israel with her family. On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. she shares her experiences during a talk at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

Rabbi Broitman has served the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center since 2003. She is a graduate of Harvard University, and was ordained as rabbi in 1991.

For more information, visit vhlibrary.org or call 508-696-4211.

Read More

Pages