Events

January 21 - 27, 2019

Monday, January 21

Yoga

A Slow Flow Yoga Class suited for every body. Connecting breath and movement with music to enhance the practice. This class is designed to meet you where you...

Holistic Fair

Open to the public. Affordable short sessions with practitioners across modalities; acupuncture, massage, chiropractice, zero balancing and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The Federated Church will honor Martin Luther King Jr's work as a minister and preacher of the gospel, rather than as a Civil Rights leader, in a special...

MV NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. Membership Luncheon

"A Musical Tribute to Dr. King" by Island performers. Tickets can be reserved online by sending an email to gtu9048@hotmail.com or calling. Space is...

MV Threshold Choir Rehearsal

We are one of 120+ international Threshold choirs who sing bedside to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Saint John Paul II High School.

Island Food Pantry Open

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer...

Community Supper

Serves salad, entree, vegetables and dessert.

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain & injuries,...

Throwing Pots

This intermediate/advanced class with Frank Creney is for those who can already throw on the wheel but want to learn new shapes and how to work larger. Each...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Monday Night at the Movies

The Graduate, (1967). Directed by Mike Nichols, with Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross, William Daniels.

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.

Journal You

Join wellness coach Jasmine Robinson for a series of workshops on the art of journaling. Unlplug and reconnect to this ancient practice in a supportive and...

Tuesday, January 22

Discussion Group

Open discussion of local and world news, ideas, and events.

Mindfulness Meditation

We are a meditation study group that uses guided meditation, silence and participant sharing to explore the principles and practices of mindfulness. All...

Toddler Art Program

Set in a small art room environment with art exploration tables and painting easels. Caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to be present in the art...

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....

Beading: The Art of Knotting

Come experiment with beads and learn the art of knotting with Lucinda Sheldon. Techniques taught include choosing appropriate stringing materials, finishing...

Swim with Me

Bring a towel, swim cap and grown up family member ie mom, dad, grandparent, aunt or uncle. Parent/guardian must accompany child in the pool. Please note...

Adult Community Dance Class

Move and groove with The Yard. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance...

Stories & Songs

Come for stories and songs with Rizwan.

Tumble Time Storytime

There will be a traditional storytime and tumble time on all of our soft blocks and large tunnel. Best suited for ages 3 and up.

Bilingual Story Time/Hora De Historias Bilingue

Join the MV Family Center for songs, stories and play. Junte-se a nos para musicas, historias, e jogue.

Little Artist's Open Paint Group

Come in and use our collection of fingerpaints, assorted brushes, paints, and dot art to create a painting to take home. All ages welcome. Children under 9...

Little Bird Music Class

Led by Laura Jordan. Seasonal songs and movement. The class is somewhat structured but it's a free flowing environment, allowing space for magic to happen in...

Cooking Competition: Chicken Soup

Think you have the best chicken soup on the Island? We’ll be the judge of that. Sign up today at the Circulation Desk or email oakbluffslibrary@gmail.com to...

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Dust off your slow cooker and learn the easy way to prepare world cuisine. We'll kick off a new year of slow cooking an easy version of a Chinese takeout...

Open Pottery Studio

With Frank Creney. This is a non-instructional time for adults familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio.

Learning Lab

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

Library Book Group

Join us for a discussion of Lisa See's novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Radio Games

Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is a new after-school program created to engage our middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate...

Science is Everywhere

Come learn about tracking Martha's Vineyard mammals with Felix Neck. For grades K to 3. Hosted by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

After School Club

Drop in after school for reading, crafts, and games.

Drop-in Knitting/Crochet

All skill levels welcome. Bring a project to work on, meet new friends and enjoy some good conversation. Have a pattern question or need help with your...

Young Adult Board Game Night

Get all the gaming fun without the digital daze that comes with video games. We have classics, as well as some great new games. We'll also provide food,...

Refuge Recovery

MVCS Island Counseling Center presents Refuge Recovery: a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as...

Drawing Bootcamp for Artists

This class with Steve Engley is designed for people who have experience or training in drawing or other visual arts. Brave beginners greatly benefit from...

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

English Conversation Circle

Join this multi-lingual group as we explore everyday English words and local culture. Any level of English speaker and speakers of all languages are...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. Join Mount Washington...

Trivia

With Emily Hunsaker and Johnny Showtime.

Tuesday Writing & Poetry: Writing Evening

This Tuesday Writing & Poetry evening features a group of earnest, sharp-witted writers: Jenny Allen, Julia Kidd, Gwyn McAllister and Julie Jaffe. If time...

Combat Veterans Support Group

The Combat Veterans Group is a therapeutic support group available to all those who have participated in a theatre of war during their service in the...

Wednesday, January 23

Talmud Class

With Rabbi Caryn Broitman. Everyone is welcome. No Hebrew or previous study required.

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain and...

Writing Workshop

Breath, meditate and relax into the Islands beauty as we gather to write the story of your life. In the spirit of reclamation and creative adventure, journey...

Art Therapy: 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 children's first educators. This is a facilitated playgorup with different planned activities to...

Coffee Time

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

Alphabits Storytime

An alphabet-themed storytime featuring stories, songs, and a craft for ages 3 and above.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Come sing songs, listen to stories and play with some fun soft toys. Best suited for babies and up until age 2.

Classical Music is for You!

Weekly class led by David Rhoderick. This is a beginner series devoted to the appreciation of classical music — no previous knowledge required, just a desire...

Nursery School Naturalist

Join Felix Neck's naturalist Liz Dengenis while we look for signs of winter. Watch the season unfold at the Edgartown Library as we experience the quieter...

Signs of Winter

Join Mass Audubon Felix Neck's naturalist, Liz Dengenis, while we look for signs of winter. Watch the season unfold at the Edgartown Library as we experience...

Art Therapy: 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...

Dukes County Disability Committee

Advise and provide information, coordinate with others groups to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.

Island Food Pantry Open

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer...

Open Pottery Studio

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. Children welcome with experienced adult supervision. This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics...

Soldering Stackable Rings

Want to learn how to solder? In this 3 hour class with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs you will be able to complete a wearable ring. The class will...

Acupuncture Clinic for PTSD or Trauma

Do you experience difficulty sleeping, sudden outbursts/anger, flashbacks, nightmares, depression, emotional numbness, easily startled/frightened, trouble...

After School Crafts

We'll feature a new project every week. For ages 9 and up.

After School Program

Have fun with books and crafts with Irene. Read some stories then do a fun craft related to the theme. Grades K to 5 welcome. Parents are welcome to...

Art Explorers

As Featherstone art explorers, children will be encouraged to not only observe the world around them, but also have the freedom to create and color their own...

Learning Lab

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

Local Produce Market

It's IGI's Mobile Market - the winter version, inside. Stop by for reduced pricing on locally grown produce, including root vegetables, squash, potatoes,...

After School Winter Series

Sassafras's Wednesday after-school program meets 8 times in winter 2019. Being outside in nature is fun and healthy. Come to our after school program for all...

Build Club

Come make "snow" that you can use indoors and a sled for when it snows outside.

Science is Everywhere

Come learn about tracking Martha's Vineyard mammals with Felix Neck. For grades 4 to 8. Hosted by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

MV Children's Chorus Rehearsals

Martha's Vineyard Children's Chorus is now registering for our spring 2019 semester. Concert will be held on June 1 at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

Nature Writing Workshop

How does she do it? For sixteen plus years, Suzan Bellincampi has written a nature column every week. Join us for a Nature Writing Workshop where she will...

All Families Touched by Adoption

Supporting pre-adoptive and adoptive families. Dinner and childcare are provided with pre-registration.

Community Supper

Join us for food and fellowship. Main dish provided. Sides welcomed.

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

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Into the Heart of Art: A Film Series

A dive into the mind of singer-composer Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame makes for a fascinating, unconventional biopic. Paul Dano stars as the young Wilson,...

Jenny's Drama Salon

This month, come test your theater savvy at our trivia contest. Prizes – and booby prizes.

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy the tunes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, January 24

Music & Memory Cafe

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

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...

Hike with Me

MV Family Center invites you to "Hike with Me." Twice in Jan. - 1/10 at Cedar Tree Neck in West Tisbury: and on 1/24 at Sheriff's Meadow Sanctuary, Planting...

Special Story Hour: Edgartown Police

Officers from the Edgartown Police will be taking over this morning's story hour. All are welcome and no pre-registration is needed.

Story Time

Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Talia for a fun story time. Books, songs, puppets and more.

Book Babies

A lap-sit storytime for pre-walkers. Songs, a story, and playtime.

Open Printmaking Studio

Studio time for independent projects in the Printmaking Studio with Fae Kontje-Gibbs.

Still Life Class

Monitored by Liz Taft, this non instructional class is set up to be a bit like Plein Air - a limited time to work and to capture the light of the day. Liz...

Dine to Donate

Come to the Offshore Ale Company for lunch or dinner and 20% of your pre-taxed food sales will be donated to the MV Fishermen's Preservation Trust. Just show...

Kiln Fired Enameling

Learn the art of enameling - glass on metal - and explore different enameling techniques during this weekly 3 hour class with Lucinda Sheldon. You will...

After School Gaming

Come in and use one of the library's Nintendo Switch consoles and try out different games. Ages 9 and up.

Learning Lab

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

Pen and Paper: Teen Writing Group

Young adults ages 12 to 18 can drop in on this writing group. Each week will feature a new writing exercise, discussion topic or opportunity to share some...

Kids Crafts

Best suited for ages 5 and above. Please contact the library for craft, or visit our website or Facebook page.

Knitting Class

This multi-level class with Rona Newmark welcomes first time knitters as well as those with more experience. Projects will be tailored to your skill set, and...

Messy Play Group

This is a facilitated play group designed to let your child explore messy activities. Activities support children's social and emotional development.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

Boys Varsity Basketball

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity basketball team take on Monomoy Regional High School.

Discussion: Plastic Bottle Bylaw

Fifth grade students from Plastic Free MV will host a Q&A about the plastic bottle bylaw that will be voted on at town meeting.

Fish Fry

Still the best deal on the Island. Fresh battered fish, homemade mac & cheese, french fries, coleslaw, cornbread and (of course) dessert. All you can eat.

GST Body Conditioning Class

GST Body is a conditioning technique that uses self manipulation of fascia through traction and movement sequences. Build a strong balanced dynamic body....

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain & injuries,...

My Life, My Health

This evidence-based health managment program is for anyone with an ongoing medical condition looking to improve their well-being. Participants learn about...

Winter Thirsty Thursdays

Join the Amity Island Running Club for a group run where you pick your own pace and distance. We all start together and then hang out and have a beverage and...

Community Meeting: Library Addition Vision Forum

The Tisbury Vision Forum and Library Building Committee will host a community meeting with Maryann Thompson, Architects, to gather input for the design of a...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

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...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Open Pottery Studio

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for adults familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio.

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars

Featuring Mike Benjamin, Kevin Medeiros, Johnny Hoy and a revolving door of Island favorites.

Friday, January 25

Discovery Fridays

Read, discover and explore with the MV Family Center.

Healthy Foods Giveaway Day

Beginning this January, the Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society will be distributing fresh vegetables and fruits once monthly at the Edgartown Library. The group...

After-School Nutrition

This workshop is led by Public Health Nurse, Lila Fischer. She will teach the basics of good nutrition habits and lead the kids in making a healthy after...

Learning Lab

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

After School Knitting

With expert knitter Cindy Bonnell, for ages 9 and up. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.

Friday Afternoon French

A facilitated lesson using the Mango Language program. We’ll do one chapter a week for a total of 10 weeks. Beginner level course.

Game Time

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

MVICW Writing Series: The Poetic Essay - Writing Seminar

Friday: Leaping Before You Look: An Introduction to the Lyric Essay by Christopher Citro. In this class we'll read samples of recent lyric essays to gain an...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

Soup Supper

We are looking forward to seeing our Vineyard friends as we begin this 2019 winter season weekly community suppers.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Saturday, January 26

Acrylic Painting

We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph you would like to paint. Don't be afraid. Join John...

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain and...

Open House: Vineyard Montessori Admissions

Bring your whole family to see the school, explore the classrooms, meet the teachers, and talk to current families. Montessori Certified Teachers &...

Ceramic Exploration

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta for ages 7 and above. In this class, we will explore various techniques in hand building and wheel throwing. From...

Island Food Pantry Open

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer...

Kiln Fired Enameling

Learn the art of enameling - glass on metal - and explore different enameling techniques during this weekly 3 hour class with Lucinda Sheldon. You will...

Tech Help Drop-In

Our Technology Librarian can (maybe) help with your device. Call to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

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.

MVICW Writing Series: The Poetic Essay - Writing Seminar

Friday: Leaping Before You Look: An Introduction to the Lyric Essay by Christopher Citro. In this class we'll read samples of recent lyric essays to gain an...

Silly Story Time

Come in on Saturday mornings for our silly story hour and a chance for toddlers to get those wiggles out. We will read silly stories that encourage play and...

Stories & Songs

Come for stories and songs with Rizwan.

Storytime with Bruce the Bear

Bruce the Bear visits for storytime. Sing songs, read stories, and visit with Bruce.

Dutch Flower Class

In just a few months the shop will be stocked with local flowers but January means Dutch blooms from The Netherlands - and what beautiful flowers they are....

Kids Craft

Make a hot chocolate mug with paper and cotton balls for marshmallows.

Special Storytime: Bruce the Bear

Come to the Aquinnah Library to meet Bruce the Bear.

Lego Club

The library will be hosting its monthly Lego Club for all ages. Various sizes of Legos will be provided to suit various age groups.

Closing Reception: Graven Images

Taking its title from a seminal study of early New England gravestone art, this show of painted papier-mâché forms is a collection of imaginary memorials for...

Contemporary Poetry Book Club

Poets and poetry lovers, join us for a new monthly group. For those who find themselves saying “I want to read more poetry,” “I never set aside any time to...

Dad and Me

The MV Family Center invites you to "Dad and Me" gym time. For children ages 0-8 years and their adult male caregivers - Dads, Uncles or Grandfathers. Join...

Family Qigonog: For Health & Wellness

Gather with loved ones of all ages for an opportunity to cultivate self healing capacity, harmonize body, mind, heart and spirit energetics and deepen family...

Fruit of the Vine

Light in the dark, interfaith service with song, quotes and meditations on healing.

Peter Luce Play Readers: The Glass Mendacity

The farcical romp is a laugh aloud combination of three corrupted Tennessee Williams plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot...

Community Supper

All are welcome for a free hot and delicious meal, prepared by one of our Island chefs. Community suppers are available every night of the week at a...

PTO Silent Auction

Come join the fun - music, food, silent auction and more - all to raise money for the Oak Bluffs School.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

Documentary Screening: Conscious Light

Conscious Light is the long-awaited documentary on the extraordinary life of Adi Da Samraj, one of the great spiritual realizers of our time. Drawing on an...

Rosie's Ritzy Revue

Covers and originals performed by Rose Guerin, Stu Gardner, Josh Campbell, and Jemima James.

Glow Bowling

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

Sunday, January 27

Sunday Worship

Do It My Way - Reverend Bill Clark. “Old Blue Eyes’s” — Frank Sinatra’s version of this song always gets to me. “I’ve planned each chartered course, each...

Community Luncheon

In the event of snow, if the roads are closed, so are we. The meal consists of a salad, a serving of lasagna, garlic bread, beverage, and something for...

Journal Keeping

Want to share tips, techniques, and strategies using mixed media in a journal? Do you like to doodle, collage, sketch, paint, and write your thoughts in a...

Opera Club

One of Verdi’s mightiest operas, Don Carlo, is January's Opera Club selection. This thrilling production was filmed live at the Salzburg Festival in 2013,...

Climate Cafes

Gather for a coffee and student-led community conversations about local environmental issues and climate related topics at different Island businesses. Don’t...

Documentary Movie

In this critically acclaimed documentary, Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes...

Composting: What to Do With Food Waste During Winter

A "how-to" event about composting with experts from Island Grown Initiative and Morning Glory Farm. Learn about an “easy to do at home” worm farm, the...

Open Pottery Studio

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for adults familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio.

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

If you are homeless or just out of heating fuel and need a warm place to stay overnight or if you know of someone who is, spread the word. Island churches...

January 21 - 27, 2019