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West Tisbury Library Monthly Newsletter
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February's Sunday Jazz Series presented by Eric Johnson was a huge hit! Thank you to the West Tisbury Library Foundation and the Friends of the West Tisbury Library for their generous support of music programming. Click here to view photos from the event, taken by Scott Kramer. Two more exciting musical programs are forthcoming in March: Musical Treasures Classical Recital (also sponsored by the Library Foundation and the Library Friends), & Bach's Seven Violins and Two Violas Spring Equinox Celebration. We hope to see you there!

We would like to remind our patrons that the library lends e-readers. Are you interested in borrowing an ebook but don't have a device to use? Or perhaps you're considering buying an e-reader but would like to test one out first? Ask a staff member about borrowing a Nook or Kindle, and discover the world of ebooks!

It's National Nutrition Month! Next time you're at the library, be sure to check out Amber's health and nutrition book display in the library lobby, as well as Laura's mindfulness-themed display under the stairs on the lower level. These displays rotate monthly, and are a great way to discover new and interesting picks by library staff.


March's calendar of events features poetry, music, cookies, crafts, storytelling, and... an egg hunt! Read on to find out more...
On March 9, 23, 30, & April 6, from 4-5:30pm, the library will be hosting a free, four-part poetry workshop for adults: “Poet In the Shed” taught by Jill Jupen. Do you write in secret? Are you reluctant to share your poems with others? Or to read in a public setting? Come share your poems in a safe, constructive environment. All levels welcome. Please pre-register at the library.
Love to bake?  Love cookies?  Join us for our cookie and recipe exchange, Sunday, March 13th at 2!  Please bring 3 dozen cookies and the recipe  – you’ll go home with as many cookies as you bring – minus a few eaten!  Participants will be able to sample cookies, share stories, and take home recipes.  This event is free and open to the public.
“Tweed’s Reads” Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00am. March’s theme is “The prison of group think;” the group will be discussing The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer and The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things, by Barry Glassner. Reserve copies of the books at the library front desk. This group is free and open to the public.  Coffee will be served!
TEEN LITERATURE TALKS WITH SARA HINES:

In collaboration with Eight Cousins Bookstore, the West Tisbury Library will present two talks for adults and teens by Sara Hines:
  • March 17 from 5-6pm: Into the Dark: Thrillers, Taboos, and other Edgy Topics in Teen Literature
  • March 24 from 5-6pm: Worth the Trip: LGBTQIA Characters in Books for Teens

Sara Hines is a co-owner of Eight Cousins Bookstore, where she specializes in children's and young adult books. Both talks are free and open to the public!

PROGRAMS & EVENTS IN MARCH at the LIBRARY:
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 Friday, March 25 from 7-8:30pm, the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Martha's Vineyard will present a talk at the library entitled "Caring Equally for All Beings: A Conversation About Cultivating Impartial Compassion" with lama (Tibetan Buddhist teacher) Tsering Ngodup Yodsampa. This event is free and open to all!
The library will be hosting our annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26 @10am SHARP! Gather outside the front entrance to the library. Bring your own basket for eggs. After the hunt: enjoy a special craft - egg decorating with tissue paper. Fun for the whole family! This event is free and open to the public.
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