Calendar

Nov
3
Tue
2020
Watercolor for kids ages 7-14
Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard

On Wednesdays at 10:30am, The Yard and the West Tisbury Library present Adult Community Dance Class through Zoom. This class welcomes adults, seniors, and everyone in between. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance class. The class begins with a guided warm-up that will align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement sequences that keep us socially connected and moving as one. Class will end with a combination that leaves space for the dancers’ own creativity. This class can be done in the comfort of your own home on any surface, seated or standing. Free and open to the public!

Classes will meet virtually on Zoom. Attend one, some, or all sessions. All are welcome! Please contact the library to receive the Zoom invitation to join: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. 

CLASS FULL! Online Memoir Class
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
CLASS FULL! Online Memoir Class

CLASS FULL! Online Memoir Class
Led by Moira Silva

Starting Wednesday, October 7 from 1-2:30pm, the West Tisbury Library will host an online Memoir Workshop led by Moira Silva. Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on five Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm. Sign up is required. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Class dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/ 4. Space is limited. Participants are asked to commit to all five sessions. Free and open to the public!

About the class:

In this course, writers are invited to tell whatever story is closest to them. They may choose to dive into what’s happening right now or reflect more broadly on their life’s journeys.

A blend of exercises, readings and discussions will connect writers with their writing and themselves. Participants will form a supportive community while sharing in-process work. We will honor whatever is created, be it essays, songs, letters or entirely new genres. After five weeks, writers will leave lighter in spirit and richer in purpose.

No writing experience required. You will need a device that allows you to use the free program Zoom. Please contact the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org if you need help setting this up.

Facilitated by seasoned writing instructor Moira Convey Silva. She is not so seasoned with online teaching so she appreciates your patience there.

About the instructor:

Moira Convey Silva is a writing instructor, consultant, community activist, and award-winning writer. Focusing on features and essays, especially ones that relate to sustainability, Silva’s writing appears in the Boston Globe, Women’s Running and Taproot.

 

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Class Full! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 6
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 6)

Starting Thursday, October 29 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on four Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Free and open to the public!

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Online Writers Read
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Writers Read
Led by Niki Patton

On Monday, November 9 at 7pm, the West Tisbury Library will host its monthly “Writers Read” evening online through Zoom. This event, led by Niki Patton, features community members reading short original prose pieces. Both fiction and nonfiction readings are welcome. Each reader is allotted eight minutes to read. Critique to follow reading is optional. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a reader or listener at this event by emailing Niki at gaia1muse@gmail.com.

Nov
10
Tue
2020
Watercolor for kids ages 7-14
Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Nov
12
Thu
2020
Class Full! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 6
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 6)

Starting Thursday, October 29 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on four Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Free and open to the public!

Nov
15
Sun
2020
“Through a Lens III” Submission Deadline
Nov 15 all-day

Submissions Wanted for Virtual Community Photography Show

The West Tisbury Library invites you to participate in “Through a Lens III,” a virtual, juried show which will be featured on the library’s virtual gallery throughout the month of December. The show is open to professional and amateur photographers. All genres are welcome. Submissions must be sent electronically. Submitters must have captured and created the original exposure. The deadline for submission is November 15. Submitters should bear in mind that this is a community and family show when considering subject matter.

To submit: email a jpg of the photos you would like to enter to Lauraye (artwtfpl@gmail.com). In your email, please include your name, contact info you would like displayed, your town of residence, and title of each work. If you do not live on Martha’s Vineyard, please include an explanation of your connection to the island. Up to three submissions will be accepted from each photographer. This virtual exhibit will be limited to 20 artists.

Accepted images will be exhibited starting December 1 on the West Tisbury Library’s Virtual Gallery: www.wtlibraryvirtualgallery.org

Nov
16
Mon
2020
The Age of Innocence book group via zoom
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
17
Tue
2020
Watercolor for kids ages 7-14
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard

On Wednesdays at 10:30am, The Yard and the West Tisbury Library present Adult Community Dance Class through Zoom. This class welcomes adults, seniors, and everyone in between. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance class. The class begins with a guided warm-up that will align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement sequences that keep us socially connected and moving as one. Class will end with a combination that leaves space for the dancers’ own creativity. This class can be done in the comfort of your own home on any surface, seated or standing. Free and open to the public!

Classes will meet virtually on Zoom. Attend one, some, or all sessions. All are welcome! Please contact the library to receive the Zoom invitation to join: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. 

Nov
19
Thu
2020
Class Full! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 6
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 6)

Starting Thursday, October 29 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on four Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19. Free and open to the public!