Anyone interested in learning more about ticks and tick-borne illnesses should mark their calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. On that evening the Vineyard Haven Public Library is holding a forum entitled Island-Wide Boards of Health: How to Protect Yourself from Tick-Borne Illnesses.

The event features Michael Loberg, PhD, Tisbury health commissioner; Maura Valley, assistant Tisbury health agent; Lena Prisco, PhD, director of the clinical Lab at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital; and Bruce Stelle MD, primary care physician.

For more information, visit or call 508-696-4211, extension 16.