Calendar

May
6
Thu
2021
CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 9
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 9)

Starting Thursday, April 15 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 six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29. 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20. Free and open to the public! 

May
10
Mon
2021
Online Writers Read
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Writers Read
Led by Niki Patton

On Monday, May 10 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.

May
13
Thu
2021
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Online: Reading Great Modern Novels Group – Year 3

Please join us for Year Three of the Reading Great Modern Novels Group! This is an informal discussion group of committed readers who want to better understand each book’s history, context, assumptions, and resonance. Free and open to the public. Meets on Zoom.

This group will meet for 90 minutes every two or three Thursdays from January 7 to June 24, 10-11:30am. Group members can expect to read one novel (or its equivalent) every two or three weeks, and members of the group will share responsibility for introducing books and leading discussions. Books can be requested from any of the Island libraries.

Philip Weinstein, a well-known and highly respected literature teacher on our Island and Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, is the co-organizer of this discussion group. Phil will not lecture or formally teach the group, but he will be an active member.

Space is limited. If you are interested in becoming a member in this group, please contact co-organizer Jeff Nason. You can reach Jeff at 617-285-3160 or jnasonmd@gmail.com.

Reading list:
Jan. 7, Ann Patchett, Bel Canto.
Jan. 21, W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
Feb. 11, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections.
March 4, Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again.
March 18, Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad.
April 8, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life.
April 29, Rachel Cusk, Outline/Transit/Kudos trilogy.
May 13, Nicole Krause, Forest Dark.
May 27, Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing.
June 10, Colum McCann, Apeirogon.
June 24, Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults.

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 9
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 9)

Starting Thursday, April 15 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 six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29. 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20. Free and open to the public! 

May
20
Thu
2021
CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 9
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 9)

Starting Thursday, April 15 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 six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29. 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20. Free and open to the public! 

May
27
Thu
2021
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Online: Reading Great Modern Novels Group – Year 3

Please join us for Year Three of the Reading Great Modern Novels Group! This is an informal discussion group of committed readers who want to better understand each book’s history, context, assumptions, and resonance. Free and open to the public. Meets on Zoom.

This group will meet for 90 minutes every two or three Thursdays from January 7 to June 24, 10-11:30am. Group members can expect to read one novel (or its equivalent) every two or three weeks, and members of the group will share responsibility for introducing books and leading discussions. Books can be requested from any of the Island libraries.

Philip Weinstein, a well-known and highly respected literature teacher on our Island and Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, is the co-organizer of this discussion group. Phil will not lecture or formally teach the group, but he will be an active member.

Space is limited. If you are interested in becoming a member in this group, please contact co-organizer Jeff Nason. You can reach Jeff at 617-285-3160 or jnasonmd@gmail.com.

Reading list:
Jan. 7, Ann Patchett, Bel Canto.
Jan. 21, W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
Feb. 11, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections.
March 4, Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again.
March 18, Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad.
April 8, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life.
April 29, Rachel Cusk, Outline/Transit/Kudos trilogy.
May 13, Nicole Krause, Forest Dark.
May 27, Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing.
June 10, Colum McCann, Apeirogon.
June 24, Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults.

Jun
7
Mon
2021
Online Book Group: Pride and Prejudice
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June Zoom Group – Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that an island resident in possession of a library card must be in want of a book discussion group.”

When: 5-6pm on June 7th, 14th, and 21st.
Where: The comfort of your own home courtesy of Zoom.
Why: Come and argue about whether Lizzie and Darcy are made for each other.
Bonus: Permission to talk about Colin Firth vs. Matthew McFayden

Strong views welcome but participation not required! Active listeners warmly welcome.
Sign up by emailing dleopold@clamsnet.org.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Online: Reading Great Modern Novels Group – Year 3

Please join us for Year Three of the Reading Great Modern Novels Group! This is an informal discussion group of committed readers who want to better understand each book’s history, context, assumptions, and resonance. Free and open to the public. Meets on Zoom.

This group will meet for 90 minutes every two or three Thursdays from January 7 to June 24, 10-11:30am. Group members can expect to read one novel (or its equivalent) every two or three weeks, and members of the group will share responsibility for introducing books and leading discussions. Books can be requested from any of the Island libraries.

Philip Weinstein, a well-known and highly respected literature teacher on our Island and Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, is the co-organizer of this discussion group. Phil will not lecture or formally teach the group, but he will be an active member.

Space is limited. If you are interested in becoming a member in this group, please contact co-organizer Jeff Nason. You can reach Jeff at 617-285-3160 or jnasonmd@gmail.com.

Reading list:
Jan. 7, Ann Patchett, Bel Canto.
Jan. 21, W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
Feb. 11, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections.
March 4, Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again.
March 18, Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad.
April 8, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life.
April 29, Rachel Cusk, Outline/Transit/Kudos trilogy.
May 13, Nicole Krause, Forest Dark.
May 27, Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing.
June 10, Colum McCann, Apeirogon.
June 24, Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults.

Jun
14
Mon
2021
Online Book Group: Pride and Prejudice
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June Zoom Group – Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that an island resident in possession of a library card must be in want of a book discussion group.”

When: 5-6pm on June 7th, 14th, and 21st.
Where: The comfort of your own home courtesy of Zoom.
Why: Come and argue about whether Lizzie and Darcy are made for each other.
Bonus: Permission to talk about Colin Firth vs. Matthew McFayden

Strong views welcome but participation not required! Active listeners warmly welcome.
Sign up by emailing dleopold@clamsnet.org.

Jun
21
Mon
2021
Online Book Group: Pride and Prejudice
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June Zoom Group – Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that an island resident in possession of a library card must be in want of a book discussion group.”

When: 5-6pm on June 7th, 14th, and 21st.
Where: The comfort of your own home courtesy of Zoom.
Why: Come and argue about whether Lizzie and Darcy are made for each other.
Bonus: Permission to talk about Colin Firth vs. Matthew McFayden

Strong views welcome but participation not required! Active listeners warmly welcome.
Sign up by emailing dleopold@clamsnet.org.

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Online: Reading Great Modern Novels Group – Year 3

Please join us for Year Three of the Reading Great Modern Novels Group! This is an informal discussion group of committed readers who want to better understand each book’s history, context, assumptions, and resonance. Free and open to the public. Meets on Zoom.

This group will meet for 90 minutes every two or three Thursdays from January 7 to June 24, 10-11:30am. Group members can expect to read one novel (or its equivalent) every two or three weeks, and members of the group will share responsibility for introducing books and leading discussions. Books can be requested from any of the Island libraries.

Philip Weinstein, a well-known and highly respected literature teacher on our Island and Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, is the co-organizer of this discussion group. Phil will not lecture or formally teach the group, but he will be an active member.

Space is limited. If you are interested in becoming a member in this group, please contact co-organizer Jeff Nason. You can reach Jeff at 617-285-3160 or jnasonmd@gmail.com.

Reading list:
Jan. 7, Ann Patchett, Bel Canto.
Jan. 21, W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
Feb. 11, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections.
March 4, Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again.
March 18, Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad.
April 8, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life.
April 29, Rachel Cusk, Outline/Transit/Kudos trilogy.
May 13, Nicole Krause, Forest Dark.
May 27, Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing.
June 10, Colum McCann, Apeirogon.
June 24, Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults.

Jul
11
Sun
2021
Online Book Group: MVLA Classics
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Book Group: MVLA Classics

Spend your summer with us reading (and enjoying!) the classics. The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents “MVLA Classics,” a fun and casual book group on Zoom. This group is led by West Tisbury librarian Dee, who has been running virtual book groups since March 2020. Participants can join a small group on Sunday and Wednesday at 5 pm. We will be discussing Pride and Prejudice in June and Emma in July. Copies of the book are available at the Island libraries and online. This group is free and open to the public. Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org for more information or to join.

 

Jul
14
Wed
2021
Online Book Group: MVLA Classics
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Book Group: MVLA Classics

Spend your summer with us reading (and enjoying!) the classics. The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents “MVLA Classics,” a fun and casual book group on Zoom. This group is led by West Tisbury librarian Dee, who has been running virtual book groups since March 2020. Participants can join a small group on Sunday and Wednesday at 5 pm. We will be discussing Pride and Prejudice in June and Emma in July. Copies of the book are available at the Island libraries and online. This group is free and open to the public. Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org for more information or to join.

 

Jul
18
Sun
2021
Online Book Group: MVLA Classics
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Book Group: MVLA Classics

Spend your summer with us reading (and enjoying!) the classics. The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents “MVLA Classics,” a fun and casual book group on Zoom. This group is led by West Tisbury librarian Dee, who has been running virtual book groups since March 2020. Participants can join a small group on Sunday and Wednesday at 5 pm. We will be discussing Pride and Prejudice in June and Emma in July. Copies of the book are available at the Island libraries and online. This group is free and open to the public. Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org for more information or to join.

 

Jul
21
Wed
2021
Online Book Group: MVLA Classics
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Book Group: MVLA Classics

Spend your summer with us reading (and enjoying!) the classics. The Martha’s Vineyard Library Association presents “MVLA Classics,” a fun and casual book group on Zoom. This group is led by West Tisbury librarian Dee, who has been running virtual book groups since March 2020. Participants can join a small group on Sunday and Wednesday at 5 pm. We will be discussing Pride and Prejudice in June and Emma in July. Copies of the book are available at the Island libraries and online. This group is free and open to the public. Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org for more information or to join.