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.
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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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Storybook Mural Pays Tribute to Lover of Libraries
Sara Brown
In a tribute to Cathy Brannen, a new mural is being created in the children's room of the West Tisbury library. The mural is filled with many of Mrs. Brannen's favorite storybook characters and is a gift from her friends in London, where she lived for four years.
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West Tisbury Dedicates Library Lobby to Pat Gregory
Alex Elvin

A quiet gathering at the West Tisbury library on Sunday celebrated the life of F. Patrick Gregory, longtime town moderator and an avid library patron. Mr. Gregory died a year ago next week, the victim of a homicide while hiking in northern California.

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Photography Exhibit at West Tisbury Library
The West Tisbury library will host an artist reception for photographer Max Skjoldebrand on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m.
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No Winter Blues Here, Library Jazz Delights
Gerald Yukevich
Need a quick cure for those pesky Vineyard midwinter blues? Island jazz pianist Jeremy Berlin and guitarist Eric Johnson offered exactly that with an upbeat version of musical blues and jazz.
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Island Abolitionists Highlighted in Opera
Jack Schimmelman, executive producer and director of the opera-in-progress, 1854, will lead a community discussion focusing on issues that inspire his folk opera.
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Each Seed Has a Story at West Tisbury Seed Library
Katie Ruppel
The seed library, a collaboration between the West Tisbury Library, IGS and the Farm Institute, hosted a seed saving workshop on Sunday where Islanders could learn how to process the seeds of beans, lettuce and tomatoes, as well as donate seeds from their own gardens.
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Piano Man Finds Baby Grand for West Tisbury Library
Sydney Bender
An original rosewood Steinway & Sons baby grand piano from 1901, a gift from a group of private donors, will call the West Tisbury library home. A dedication concert is planned for Oct. 12.
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New Community Seed Library Launching
West Tisbury Free Public Library, Island Grown Schools and the Farm Institute will launch a new community seed library initiative, to be housed at the West Tisbury library.
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