Events

February 20 - 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 20

A Conversation with June Manning

Tribal elder, former historian and genealogist for the Aquinnah Wampanoag.

Tom Maley Life Drawing

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome....

Tales for Tots

Stories, songs and movement for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

Open Center

Parents and children are invited to come and play together in our welcoming, safe and fun playspace. Staff are on hand to answer questions and provide...

Free Drop-in Wellness Clinic

Come and meet your Town Nurse. A nurse from the Public Health and Wellness department of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod will be at the West...

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Our February slow cooking demo features an adaption of Marcella Hazan's Bolognese sauce recipe, widely acknowledged as the only Bolognese sauce recipe you'll...

Baby's First Year & Beyond

A time for baby's 0 to 18 months and thier parents to explore our play space, meet other families. Staff on hand to provide information on baby's development...

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Girls Varsity Basketball Game

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Plymouth South High School.

Table Tennis Club

With the MV Table Tennis Club. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Workshop: Authentic Needs

Challenging behaviors often come from unmet needs or lack of skills. This workshop, with Jeanine Fizgerald, focuses on how to identify what your child needs...

Empowered Mamas Live Life on Fire

Using guided visualization, breath work, journaling, and paint; participants will discover the creative power of their own inner fire to birth positive...

Empowered Mamas Live Life on Fire: A Mini-Retreat

As mothers, we often find ourselves rushing from one fire to put out the next. It’s easy to get lost in day to day tasks and emergencies. Instead, spark...

Women’s Winter Film Series

The story of Nina Simone's life and career as an artist and activist. Directed by Liz Garbus, it paints a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary individual...

Acoustic Solo: John O'Toole

Every Tuesday during Taco Tuesday.

Conversation Circle/Circulo de Conversas em Inglês

A weekly opportunity for non-native English speakers to practice basic conversational English in a relaxed, comfortable place. Come meet new friends as we...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Novelists Read: John Hough Jr. & His Writing Groups

John Hough Jr. and his Writing Groups return to Pathways for the third year, for an evening dedicated to readings by student novelists and their mentor....

POSTPONED - Documentary Screening

This moving documentary explores the history of the typewriter and the importance people still place in it. Testimonies from Sam Shepard, Tom Hanks, David...

Talk: Chappaquiddick Tragedy

A research physicist at Bell Labs for twenty-eight years with a PhD from the University of Michigan, Don Nelson has had a distinguished scientific career...

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

Wednesday, February 21

National Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is an international anti-bullying campaign. CONNECT to end Violence's leadership group UPROOT for MVRHS have come together to raise awareness...

Farmer for a Day

What’d we do on the FARM in the winter? Come find out. Get a glimpse into the life of a farmer by working together to complete chores and work in the...

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Play with Me Playgroup

Play with Me emphasizes the importance of families being a child's first educator. This is a facilitated playgroup focusing on our monthly themes. There are...

Coffee Time

Come read today’s paper, drink some complimentary coffee (courtesy of Tony’s Market), have some pastry, and chat.

Planting Parties

Come plant seeds for our Spring Plant Sale. No experience necessary.

Crafty Storytime

A storytime for kids 3 and above that ends with a craft.

Storytime: Wee Ones Lapsit

Traditional lap sit storytime, including songs and movement, for children ages birth to 2 years old and their caregivers.

Watch the Olympics

Come watch the Olympics with us at the library. We will be live-streaming the games on our big screen TV during normal business hours when the community...

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

Our I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone and/or tablet that you need help with. Appointments...

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live-Action

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live...

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Children welcome with experienced adult...

Tech Time

Come get help with technology. There will be students from the MVRHS Interact Club there to help with any technology questions you have.

After School Program

Join us Wednesdays after school for a story read by our librarian Irene and then a related craft project.

Art Explorer Program

Led by Coral Shockey for ages 6 to 9. At Featherstone Art Explorers, children will be encouraged to not only observe the world around them, but have the...

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Art Movement Play

MVCS’ Island Counseling Center presents Art, Movement, Play – an art therapy group for 3rd and 4th grade students experiencing anxiety. This group will used...

Build Club

For ages 8 to 12. Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation.

Girls Varsity Hockey Game

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity hockey team take on Dennis-Yarmouth Regional HS.

Library Book Group

Moderated by Jean Stone. This group is open to all. This month's book will be Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

All Things Mac

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? Bring in your stuff and ask questions about...

Women’s Winter Film Series

Organized by the WST/ETJ Women's Committee (with huge support from Island libraries). Today's film is Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen.

"You Love Him More" - A Parent Education Workshop

This session with Jeanine Fitzgerald will explore issues releated to sibling rivalry, as well as strategies that minimize their development and chances of...

February Fundraising Dinner: Island Grown Schools & Culinary Arts

Join us for a delicious, locally sourced 3 course meal prepared by past and present Culinary Arts Chefs. All proceeds will go to the culinary arts program...

Potluck & Bingo

Hosted by Joanne and Bill Brine. Food and drinks starting at 6 p.m. with Bingo starting at 7:30 p.m. Please bring a dish for 6.

Bands, Brews & BBQ

Live music early, with different bands each week. Join us for a fun night with a special BBQ menu, along with our regular pizza and salad offerings.

Beginner Sign Language Workshop

This course is designed to revive sign language as a second language on Martha's Vineyard as it existed from the late 17th century to the mid-1900s. Lynn...

Conversational Spanish I

This course focuses on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Students will develop their listening and speaking skills through personalization...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Jenny's Drama Salon

The games continue - come play Shakespeare Charades at Jenny's Drama Salon. We'll be guessing favorite, familiar lines from Shakespeare plays, with prizes...

On the Road: Film Series

The Way Back (US, 2011). Desperate determined prisoners flee a Siberian gulag to begin a treacherous march to freedom. Directed by Peter Weir. All adults...

Prime Time

Acoustic solo session with John O'Toole.

Thursday, February 22

Spa to Donate

Come to Sea Spa for the Island Children's School. 10% of all spa services, product sales and gift certificates sold in February will go to Island Children's...

February Exploration at Long Point

On Island for February vacation? That means it's time for some outdoor exploration. Join us at Long Point Wildlife Refuge where we will have seasonal games,...

Figurative Drawing/Painting Class

The class, with Lizzy Schule, offers an introduction to the principles and techniques of drawing the human form. We will focus predominantly on the figure,...

Move with Me

Move with Me is a facilitated playgroup for families during these colder months, brought to you by the MV Family Center. This is a great opportunity for big...

Music & Memory Cafe

A weekly social gathering with live music, refreshments, and discussion. Welcoming, inclusive environment for seniors, caregivers, and those with memory...

Musical Session

Come play together - strings, guitar, recorder, percussion - for beginner and experienced. All welcome, drop in.

Oak Bluffs Writers Group

Open to writers of all kinds. No registration necessary, repeat attendance encouraged. Bring something to share.

Baby's First Year

An open discussion group for expectant parents/parents with a child up to the age of 1 year. Participants have an opportunity to share concerns and questions...

Toddler Story Time

Active story time with alphabet, songs, rhymes, a book and and Mother Goose for children under three.

Watch the Olympics

Come watch the Olympics with us at the library. We will be live-streaming the games on our big screen TV during normal business hours when the community...

Book Babies

A lapsit storytime for pre-walking babies. Come to sing, listen to stories, and play.

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

Open Center

Families may use the Family Center's welcoming play space. A great place to play with our child.

Storycrafts

Afternoon crafts program for kids ages 5 and above and their caregivers.

Hand Building

In this class with Sabrina Kuchta we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary; this class can...

Community Supper

The Island Clergy Association is sponsoring community suppers this winter. All welcome.

Kids Dinner & Movie

Join us for a movie, pizza, and and fun.

Table Tennis Club

With the MV Table Tennis Club. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group

The Island Counseling Center in collaboration with the Island Wide Youth Collaborative will be hosting a Transgender Support Group for adults and youth of...

Amigos - Bilingual Story Hour & Family Supper

Join us for a bilingual story hour, songs and a family supper. This event is open to families with children ages 0 to 8. Pre-registration is required....

Glow Yoga

“Glow in the dark” yoga class for kids 8+. Come a few minutes early to get your glow paint on before doing yoga under the black lights. Wear white to really...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

The Inheritance of Trauma and Memory 101

A workshop with Merissa Nathan Gerson, consultant to Amazon’s hit show Transparent, exploring how trauma is passed from one generation to the next.

Figure Drawing/Painting Group

This is a non-instructional group with the focus being a long poses and using clothed models. Please bring your own supplies.

Winter Art Workshops

This winter, bring your art supplies and join artist Elizabeth Whelan for free evenings of drawing and painting. Each session Ms. Whelan will set up two...

Federated Church Lent Devotional Journey

"Following the Way" Devotional Journey continues. All are welcome for scipture, refelction, contemplation, prayer for others, and closing prayer. Rev. David...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as...

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Adults only.

Friday, February 23

Farmer for a Day

What’d we do on the FARM in the winter? Come find out. Get a glimpse into the life of a farmer by working together to complete chores and work in the...

Parent to Parent

An 8 week support series. A group dedicated to navigating the challenges of parenting. Snacks and childcare provided. Pre-registration is required.

February Exploration at Long Point

On Island for February vacation? That means it's time for some outdoor exploration. Join us at Long Point Wildlife Refuge where we will have seasonal games,...

Open Sewing Lab

Open Sewing Lab is a place to work on your own sewing projects. We supply sewing machines and tools for you to use, free of charge. Instruction is not...

Open Chamber Music Rehearsal

The library will be hosting weekly open chamber music rehearsals on most fall and winter Fridays and occasional Sundays. The rehearsals are facilitated by...

Watch the Olympics

Come watch the Olympics with us at the library. We will be live-streaming the games on our big screen TV during normal business hours when the community...

Baking with Elyce

Kids ages 9 and up must pre-register for this free program, and will learn how to bake a different yummy (and healthy) treat each month. February's cooking...

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Lego Club

Drop in for Lego Club for all ages who love Legos.

Game Time

We have Wii, cards, board games, and laptops ready and waiting during this open gaming time. Bring a friend or come meet a new one. For ages 8 and above.

Boys Varsity Hockey Game

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity hockey team take on Nauset Reg. High School.

Soup Supper

We are looking forward to seeing our Vineyard friends as we begin this 2018 winter season weekly community suppers.

Open Pickle Ball

Airport Fitness will be hosting Pickle Ball on Friday nights for adults. Must register with the front desk by noon on Friday.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Restorative Sound Bath

Peaked Hill Studio owner Valerie Sonnenthal will offer a 1-hour Restorative Sound Bath using Himalayan Singing Bowls, Monochords, and chimes. The resonant...

We Dance

This monthly We Dance at Pathways evening features dance performances, followed by an open floor dance party with special guest DJ Dern Campbell. MV Hip...

Gold Pin Bowling

If the gold pin shows up as the head pin, and you bowl a strike, you instantly win one free bowling game and shoe rental, redeemable during a subsequent...

Saturday, February 24

VFP Voices of Peace Poetry Contest

Attention Cape & Islands poets, Grade K to adults. Submit your poem for the 23rd annual Voices of Peace Poetry Contest to Veterans For Peace, PO BOX 102,...

Lay Responder CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class

Learn the basics of CPR/ AED/Basic First Aid (but without an Instructor who loves the sound of their own voice and gets to the point).

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

Winter Beach Safari

Join us on an oversand adventure as we explore the winter landscape of Norton Point, Wasque and Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the natural history...

Caring for Landscape Shrubs

Presented by Alicia Lesnikowska {Botanist} and Chris Legge {Horticulturist}. Come learn how to maximize the health and beauty of your shrubs. A lecture...

Ceramic Exploration

In this class, we will explore various techniques in handbuilding and wheel throwing. From decorative planters to dragons to mugs, students will learn and...

Library eBooks Instruction Course

Library staff will show you how to download free eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device. Call to register.

Family Crafts

These age-appropriate crafts are free and open to the public. Please visit the WT Library's online calendar for weekly craft listings.

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library always welcome new members. For all volunteers and those who are interested in knowing more about the...

Muse MV Intuitive Singing & Songwriting Workshop

Part of a series of singing and songwriting workshops for youth ages 11 to 17. Drop-ins welcome. Register at themusemv.org.

Preschool Story Time with Friends

Story time for children three and up with puppets and more.

Stories and Songs

Come sing, dance, play music and have fun! A musical story hour meant for all ages.

Drop-In Crafts

Crafts for all ages. Kids under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Watch the Olympics

Come watch the Olympics with us at the library. We will be live-streaming the games on our big screen TV during normal business hours when the community...

LFOB Book Drive

Donate your good-to-excellent condition used books to stock the annual Library Friends of Oak Bluffs Book Sale, which funds Library programs all year long.

The MET Live: La Boheme

The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic. They are poor, but...

Kids Can Cook!

Start off the year by learning something new. Join us in our FARM kitchen for this four part series designed to get kids more comfortable cooking. Kids can...

Black History Month Movie Screening

A Zest for Life – Afro-Peruvian Rhythms​​. In this hour-long documentary, our star, the charismatic Lalo Izquierdo (master dancer, percussionist,...

Discussion & Demo: How Horses Move

In this talk and demo, Dr. Megan Graham will discuss the horse's anatomy and biomechanics. Learn why proper conditioning is important to performance, and how...

Hidden Gem #6

MV Smash and Alex's Place at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard present Hidden Gem #6. A SMASH 4 Singles tournament for ages 13+. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. to...

Aquinnah Book Group

This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Dad's Gym Time

Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles with children 0 to 8 can play at the Tisbury School Gym.

Winter Book Club

This month’s book: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera.

Women’s Winter Film Series

Organized by the WST/ETJ Women's Committee (with huge support from Island libraries). Today's film is Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.

Community Supper

Community dinner cooked by local chefs.

The Meat Ball

All you can eat dinner and dancing to raise funds for the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society. Music by The Space Invaders and food from The GOOD Farm,...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live-Action

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live...

Glow Bowling

Lights low, music high. Join us for glow bowling every Saturday night with DJ AP.

Sunday, February 25

Quantum Bio-Feedback

The EPFX biofeedback device used for Quantum Biofeedback applies the principles of quantum physics to the advancing field of vibrational medicine and...

Thermography Services

Karen Kelleher of Boston Thermograhy will offer services in Chilmark. Thermography uses infrared imaging to generate highly detailed digital pictures. The...

Centering Prayer

An easy and wonderful way to connect with God and find inner peace. Our dedicated minister, Susan Kelly, who has practiced this ancient tradition a long...

Sunday Worship

Listening to Our Hearts: Spiritual Practice and Community Action - Jill De La Hunt. The challenges of our time can feel overwhelming, yet we are called to...

Community Luncheon

The Federated Church will offer free lasagna luncheons. In the event of snow, if the roads are closed, so are we. The meal consists of a salad, a serving of...

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live...

Planting Parties

Come plant seeds for our Spring Plant Sale. No experience necessary.

Death Café

Hosted by Cape Cod Death Café co-founder Heather Massey. This gathering will provide a comfortable atmosphere in which to share a respectful,...

Inspired Funerals, Lasting Legacies: Thoughtful Choices for the End of Life

A presentation with Jasmine Tanguay, certified Funeral Celebrant/Life Tribute professional. Have you ever imagined what your own funeral might look like?...

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Adults only.

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Featherstone Uke Jam

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs. Just bring your uke, or...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Monday, February 26

Lifeguard Class

Participants must attend all classes in order to receive the certification. Potential employment opportunities upon successful completion of course....

Preschool Art Program

Featherstone's Preschool Art Series, led by Coral Shockey for ages 3 to 5, is a weekly art class designed to provide a safe nurturing environment where...

Farmer for a Day

What’d we do on the FARM in the winter? Come find out. Get a glimpse into the life of a farmer by working together to complete chores and work in the...

Open Center

Parents and children are invited to come and play together in our welcoming, safe and fun playspace. Staff are on hand to answer questions and provide...

February Exploration at Long Point

On Island for February vacation? That means it's time for some outdoor exploration. Join us at Long Point Wildlife Refuge where we will have seasonal games,...

Federated Church Lent Devotional Journey

"Following the Way" Devotional Journey continues. All are welcome for scripture, reflection, contemplation, payer for others, and closing prayer. Rev. David...

Drop-In Crafts for Kids, Tweens & Teens

During each day of the February break, there will be family crafts in the Children's Room and teen/tween crafts in the Young Adult Room.

Over the Top Storytime

Introducing our new Monday morning pre-school storytime. Over the Top will include read-aloud stories, songs, active play, and a simple book-related craft...

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

With Kanta Lipsky. Explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies' ability to maintain good balance. No sign up required.

Community Soup & Bread Lunch

Each day of February school vacation, IGI will serve hot soup, fresh bread, drinks and a dessert at a different local library. All are welcome.

Free Soup & Bread Lunch

During each day the February school break, the West Tisbury Library will offer a free soup and bread lunch. All are welcome.

Art Show: Dog Wild

Featherstone celebrates 2018 Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog).

Family & Teen Movie Screenings

During each day of the February break, the library will screen a family film in the Community Room and a teen film in the Young Adult Room. Check the library...

Open Knitting & Spinning Group

For knitters, spinners, and other yarnslingers. Led by Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth Teaching Farm. Share ideas and projects. Bring a current project, or a...

Cartooning/Figure Drawing

With Dan Cooney for beginners to intermediate. This class offers an introduction to the principles and drawing mechanics of visual narrative to develop your...

Community Supper

Serves salad, entree, vegetables and dessert.

Silence, Scripture and Singing

Contemplative Lenten worship. Childcare is provided.

Film Talk

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society introduces "Film Talk," a series of free film analysis classes/discussions for film society members, to its weekly...

Fly Tying

Learn how to tie some of the most effective saltwater flies used in Island waters. Or just come to share fishing stories and tying techniques.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Monday Night at the Movies

Death on the Nile (1978). Directed by John Guillermin, with Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury and others.

Board Game Night

Come join the local Board Game Club that meets every Monday night in the upstairs space at The Barn. Anyone is welcome. Board games vary from week to week.

February 20 - 26, 2018