Nancy Shaw Cramer at West Tisbury Library

After 20 years of owning a gallery, Nancy Shaw Cramer is stepping to the other side of the equation.

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Filmmaker Traces Plight of Refugees
Holly Pretsky

With his political comedy about the Syrian refugee crisis, Ben Tumin highlights the revolutionary nature of irreverence.

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Some Mural! Linda Carnegie Brings Charlotte's Web to Life
Louisa Hufstader
At the West Tisbury Free Public Library, Charlotte's Web has escaped from its bookbinding and taken shape on the wall as the latest literary mural by local decorative painter Linda Carnegie.
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Find Charlotte: Library Mural is Ode to E.B. White
The West Tisbury Library is pleased to announce the installation of another mural by Vineyard artist Linda Carnegie.
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Blizzard of Books in West Tisbury
Alex Elvin

Crowds flocked to the 60th annual Friends of the West Tisbury Library book sale last weekend.

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West Tisbury Library Book Sale

The Friends of West Tisbury Library annual book sale runs from July 28 to July 31.

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The Heart of West Tisbury
Haig Adadourain
By the heart of West Tisbury I do not mean the geographical center of the little town, but the starting-point or points of its social, intellectual, educational, moral and spiritual forces. If you start from the beautiful residence of Squire and Mrs. Everett Allen Davis on the state macadamized road, which is the Main Street of the town, past the Parsonage and the delightful old Whiting manse, past “Brandy-brow” and S. M. Mayhew & Co.’s store, the graceful old church with its steeple and town clock will confront you.
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Valuable Vineyardana for West Tisbury Library
Vineyard Gazette
The presentation of valuable old Vineyard documents and books to the West Tisbury Public Library by Dr. Charles E. Banks, author of Banks’ History of Martha’s Vineyard, was a notable event and there was a large attendance of townspeople, evidence of the appreciation of the generous gift. The donation is further proof of Dr. Banks’ unceasing interest in the Island and its people.
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West Tisbury’s Library Begins a New Chapter
Martha C. Sanford
The public library of West Tisbury, privately owned until the February town meeting voted unanimously to take it over, was conceived in 1890 by Prof. Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, who founded Seven Gates Farms, also. With Rev. Caleb Rotch, pastor of the Congregational church, who canvassed up-Island, he collected $175 for the first step.
The Vineyard Gazette reported a meeting to take place at Dukes-County Academy, the school at that time, on Dec. 29, 1890. A small group attending formed the Dukes County Library Association, with Mr.
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Read All About It, the Best Things in Life Are Free
Shirley Mayhew
As anyone who has lived on Martha’s Vineyard as long as I have knows, the price of food, housing, and just about everything was pretty steady for a few years after World War II.
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