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.
Selected library programs from the Evening Lecture Series are available on DVD for checkout from the library, or broadcast on MVTV (Martha's Vineyard Community Television). Some programs are also available for online viewing on MVTV.org:
April 20th, 2011
Captain Ivory: Island History on Canvas
(and boards, plywood, masonite, even sea shells) Watch on mvtv.org
September 21st, 2010 Matthew Stackpole: “And She Alone Remains; the Past, Present, and Future of the Charles W. Morgan” Watch on mvtv.org
Programs and facilities for lifelong learning are supported by:
The EqualAccess Libraries grant program, funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, a volunteer organization to encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services.
A generous bequest from the estate of Ruth Redding, retired schoolteacher and amateur archaeologist. This unrestricted gift has been designated by the Board of Library Trustees for the support of the Adult Lecture Series at the Library.