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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.