West Tisbury Public Library
West Tisbury Free Public Library
JULY 29, 2014

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Our annual book sale this year will be from
Friday, August 1, to Monday, August 4
from 9 am to 3 pm

(a few days later than usual).
If you would like to donate books, please bring your books to the
West Tisbury School gym on Old County Road.
Drop-off hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 12.
For more information call 508-693-3366.




On July 29th, the Martha's Vineyard Film Center and the West Tisbury Library Foundation present a showing of One fast move or I'm gone: Kerouac's Big Sur at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. The movie examines Jack Kerouac's escape from post On The Road fame to a cabin on the California coast, where his existential struggles became the basis of another novel, Big Sur.

There will also be special live readings about Kerouac's Big Sur by radio personality, author and filmmaker Arnie Riesman and television and radio personality Paula Lyons.Preceding the film there will be a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. The readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film will be shown at 7:45 p.m.Ticket prices will be $15--$12 for MVFC members.Proceeds go toward landscaping and protecting the environment around the new West Tisbury Library and to the MVFS.For more information go to www.wtlibraryfoundation.org.

The West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving the West Tisbury Free Public Library.



The West Tisbury Library presents
Mother Goose on the Loose
An interactive storytime for ages 0-3
Offered every Monday at 10:30 AM


Story Time
for pre-school ages
is offered every Thursday at 10:30AM.
The second Thursday of every month’s storytime features Island Grown Initiative’s Nicole Cabot. She will feature a different food each month. May 8th, this Thursday’s feature is Herbs: songs, snacks and stories.

Each program is free and there is no need to pre-register. Please call 508 693-3366 for more information..


West Tisbury Free Public Library Groundbreaking Ceremony
Photos HERE

Childrens’ Groundbreaking Ceremony
Photos HERE


See the pictures of
Halloween's past.
This year coming soon!
Even Totoro was there!
See the Photos HERE
See the YouTube Video HERE


The World of the
Troubadours and Trobairitz

in poem, song, and music
Progamme I HERE
Progamme II HERE
Progamme III HERE

For more information, call the Library at 508-693-3366
All events are free with refreshments served.

Ongoing Programs

10:30 am
Mother Goose returns to roost in her new nest.
"Mother Goose
on the Loose"

For Infants and Toddlers
(0 to 3 years)
10:30 am
Story Time

For pre-school ages

The library presents special programs and events, both cultural and fun.

Besides frequent lectures and guest speakers, this winter features a special concerts series.

Weekly events include our Monday movie night, our Drop-in Stitch and Knit Group, family film nights during the summer, and monthly jazz concerts on Friday afternoons. Join us too for our annual Family Fun Days, every Halloween and Groundhog Day, as well as our Holiday Party at the end of the year. Our other events include ongoing book clubs, community poetry readings, seasonal nature walks on our beautiful grounds, and musical performances featuring local musicians.

Please visit our Photo Gallery of events in the past.

Halloween Party 2008
Ghosts & Geishas,
Cowboys & Clowns

Winter Concert Series 2008
Willy Mason


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West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042A State Road
West Tisbury, MA

Mailing Address:
1042 State Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Phone: (508) 693-3366
Fax: (508) 696-0130