Oscar Nominated Film Series at the Library

The Vineyard Haven Public Library begins a Tuesday film series showcasing the Oscar nominated films on April 1.

Pipelines and Pulitzers

Pulitzer prize-winning author Tony Horwitz will lead a discussion surrounding his new ebook BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush that Could Change America Forever.

Music History Comes to Life Through Film Series

The Vineyard Haven Public Library begins a six-week long film and lecture series entitled America’s Music: A History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Honoring Mandela

The Vineyard Haven library hosts a two-part series in honor of the late Nelson Mandela with the film Invictus and a discussion with author and photographer Alan Brigish, who grew up in South Africa.

Rediscovering Beatrix Potter

Betsy Bray will present a talk entitled Beatrix Potter: A Woman Ahead of Her Time about the author and illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other children’s classics.

Dedicating a Life to Faulkner's Genius

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vineyard Haven Library Series Shows Many Ways to Save Energy

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.

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