The Vineyard Haven Public library offers a wide variety of regular programs and special events for adults, including lectures, performances, films, demonstrations and discussions about timely and fascinating topics, from the arts and literature to global studies.
COVID-19 UPDATE: All Library programs are currently being offered online through Zoom and other platforms. Visit our online events calendar for details, and subscribe to our email newsletter below.
Library Addition and Capital Campaign The Vineyard Haven Public Library Board of Library Trustees has engaged an architect to prepare design(s) and budget estimate(s) for the construction of an addition to the library building at 200 Main Street, in order to build a multi-purpose meeting room for classes, lectures, films, entertainers, literary and other cultural programs for all ages. Learn More
Adult Lecture Series
Programs are presented every Tuesday at 7pm and on other dates as scheduled. Information on upcoming events is available on the library’s event calendar and at the circulation desk. Selected programs are available on DVD for checkout, or may be viewed online at MVTV.org (Martha's Vineyard Community Television).
Library Book Group
This casual discussion group meets at 1:30pm on the third Thursday of each month to talk about a fiction or nonfiction book selection. A list of past titles is available from the circulation desk, and online.
Public Affairs Discussion Group
A monthly Public Affairs Discussion Group meets from 6pm to 8pm on the third Thursday of each month. These moderated discussions will cover domestic and foreign affairs topics. The Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions" program is held annually in in April and May.
Adult craft programs are held monthly on Saturday afternoons. Everyone age 12 and up is welcome and all materials are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The library presents classes on using library resources such as the CLAMS Catalog and downloadable eBooks and audio books, and one-on-one sessions to introduce the internet and basic computing.
The MV Photography Club is intended to be a place for photographers to find fellowship, knowledge, and resources. Open and welcoming to photographers of all kinds and all levels, the club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm. NOTE: Photo Club is on hiaitus as of September 2018.
The library's Kanopy streaming video services offers more than 6,000 videos from 'The Great Courses.' The Great Courses are a series of college-level lecturecourses, perfect for anyone who wants to further their education or take a deep dive into a variety of subjects, at your own pace and based on the topics that interest you. Stream unlimited courses on topics from science, history, philosophy, photography, cooking, literature, and more. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. All you need to access this free service is a Vineyard Haven Public Library card.
Universal Class provides access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Universal Class course offerings include Computer Training, Finance, Career Training, Health & Nutrition, Crafts and Hobbies, Basic Writing & Mathematical Skills, plus hundreds more.
Mango Languages is an online language learning resource that prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages. Vineyard Haven Library's Mango service now includes Little Pim, for ages 0-6. It’s a fun way for kids to learn a foreign language! Little Pim’s Entertainment Immersion Method makes it fun and easy to learn. Kids love Little Pim, the animated panda who teaches each lesson. It’s fun for the whole family, and just like the rest of the Mango system, it’s accessible anywhere you get online.
Martha's Vineyard library cardholders now have unlimited free access to Creativebug, our new online crafting resouce! Sign-up with your library card to take hundreds of easy to follow, beautifully produced, creative video classes. The classes are pre-recorded so you can enjoy them any time and at your own pace. Some of the class categories are: Art & Design, Sewing, Knitting, Food & Home, and Kids. There are easy and quick projects as well as more in depth courses. We hope you enjoy this easily navigated and accessible addition.