West Tisbury Library Monthly Newsletter
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Spring is finally here! The West Tisbury Library grounds are coming to life, and we hope you'll spend some time in the new "Dogwood Garden" on the library's north terrace as the weather warms up. Funds for this garden were generously donated by the family of Dr. Marianne Goldberg, in memory of Dr. Goldberg and her parents, Richard and Adrienne Goldberg. On Sunday, July 24, the West Tisbury Library Foundation will be hosting a Garden Dedication in celebration of all of the generous donors who have made possible the creation of the library's gardens and landscaping. Save the date! Pathways will present a performance in honor of Dr. Goldberg, and the public are welcome to attend. We also have two gardening-related programs on the schedule for May -- a presentation on permaculture with Keith Zaltzberg, sponsored by the FARM Institute, with support from the Edey Foundation on Tuesday, May 10, and a seedling swap with the MV Community Seed Library on Sunday, May 15.

Librarians from all six island libraries have come together to plan the MV Mini Maker Faire, which will take place for the first time on May 7 at the MV Agricultural Hall between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Come enjoy a great day of perfect Vineyard weather, arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water! Find more info and reserve your free tickets at

A wonderful time was had by all at the recent classical concert put on by the "Dolce Duo," (a.k.a. César Atzíc Márquez and Adele Dreyer), as well as at the popular "Jazz Sundays" events in April presented by Eric Johnson. Thank you to the West Tisbury Library Foundation and the Friends of the West Tisbury Library for their generous support of music programming. Several more exciting musical events are coming up this month and next: You can find more info on our website about the Choro Das Tres family concert on May 13, and check soon for official listings for the MV Peace Council's Peace Concert on June 3, and the Remembering the Rosenthals concert presented by Music Street Musicians titled "Journey into Inspiration" on June 4. In addition, the West Tisbury Library will be collaborating with WMVY on a new series of jazz-themed evenings with Dave Kish, host of MVY's popular program, "Sunday Morning and All That Jazz." The first event will take place on Monday, May 23 at 7pm. We hope to see you there!
“Tweed’s Reads” Book Group will meet Wed., May 18 at 7pm. May’s topic will be “How not to run an expedition to the Amazon.” This month the group will read Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming and White Waters and Black by Gordon MacCreagh. Reserve copies of the books via the CLAMS catalog, or ask at the circulation desk. And save the date: Tweed Roosevelt will give a talk  at the library August 4 about his journey retracing Theodore Roosevelt's trip along the Amazon River.
On Fri., May 13 from 4-5pm, Judy Kranz will give a free Pilates class and demonstration at the library for anyone interested in learning more about the practice. Judy first discovered Pilates when she sought relief for dance-related injuries. She moved to the island in 2011 and is now owner of Island Pilates in Oak Bluffs. She believes in the Pilates Method because it works to enable spinal flexibility, longer and stronger muscles, and a strong core. This program is free and open to the public.

Interested in tracing your family's lineage? Begin your journey into the past on Saturday, May 28 at 3pm. June Manning will lead a workshop on how to navigate, helping participants learn to research their family tree. is the world's largest online family history resource, and the library offers free access from any library computer at


Friday, May 6 from 4-5pm, the library will host a reception for artist Elizabeth  Whelan, where she will debut her new portrait show, A Slice of West Tisbury. New portraits of Will Luckey, Jennifer Pillsworth, Beth Kramer, Andrea Rogers, and Cynthia Riggs will be on display in the library's Community Room through the end of May. Pie will be served at the reception.

The work of painter Julia Russell will also be on display at the library during the month of May. The library will host a reception for Ms. Russell on Saturday, May 14 from 4-5pm. Refreshments will be served. Both exhibits and receptions are free & open to the public.

Click the hyperlinks to view full details on the WT Library Website Calendar:
All program dates and times are subject to change. Please consult the library's PROGRAMS CALENDAR or call 508.693.3366 for details!

On Tuesday, May 24 from 5-6pm, poet and artist Fan Ogilvie will read from her latest book, Easinesses Found.  Ms. Ogilvie is a poet, teacher of poetry, and organizer of poetry workshops and events. The reading is free and open to the public with a book signing to follow.  Refreshments will be served.

West Tisbury Library Spring Hours
Monday: 10am - 9pm     |     Tuesday through Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 5pm     |     Sunday 1pm-5pm*

*Note: Our last open Sunday will be May 15. We will resume Sunday hours mid-October.
The library will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day
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