Events

December 20 - 26, 2018

Thursday, December 20

Hike with Me

The MV Family Center invites you to "Hike with Me." We will meet at a different location twice each month through the winter to explore local family friendly...

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.

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

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...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

Hibernation Story Time

December's story time theme is hibernation. We will read stories that feature animals that hibernate.

Book Babies

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

Daybreak Clubhouse Holiday Luncheon Open House

Join Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Daybreak Clubhouse for their Annual Holiday Luncheon and Open House – and to also celebrate Daybreak’s 40th...

VHPL Book Club

Come enjoy a lively discussion in a casual atmosphere. Monthly book selections are available at the circulation desk, and everyone is invited to join us....

After School Gaming

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

Art After School with Miss Lani

No Not Gigantisms - Rather Yes to Small Works of Art for kids in grades 2 to 7. Miniatures on canvases are great fun and they capture our brush strokes and...

Kids Crafts

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

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.

Story Time

Get comfortable in our cozy kids' area and hear stories from our new books.

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...

Girls Varsity Hockey

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity hockey team take on Scituate High School.

Freestyle Skiing from the Inside

Devin Reston gives us a bird's eye view of select winter sports from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Olympic Trials and other exciting events.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

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.

Table Tennis Club

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

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,...

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...

Blue Christmas

A service of peace and comfort, especially for those experiencing loneliness, sadness, or grief during the holidays.

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Town Hall: Keith Chatinover

Keith Chatinover was just elected as a new Dukes County Commissioner. At just eighteen years old, he is one of the youngest, if not the youngest Commissioner...

Women's Writing Group

We will write to prompts and tackle everyday life issues, such as motherhood, grief, addiction, love and relationships. Come and write, pen to paper. Listen,...

Kemp Harris: Me and A Piano

Pathways presents an evening of live performance, and a special dedication to PathwaysARTS founder, Dr. Marianne Goldberg, and in memory of Peter Simon. Our...

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars

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

DJ Mashup

With DJ Ricky Prime and DJ AP.

Friday, December 21

Open House: Island Alpaca

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally grown garments,...

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

World Market Holiday Shop

Five local women raise money for women’s economic development in Haiti, Africa, India and Palestine have a pop up store this holiday season selling handmade...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

Discovery Fridays

Read, discover and explore with the MV Family Center.

After-School Nutrition Program

Public health nurse Lila Fischer offers this program for kids age 9 and up, teaching good nutrition habits and leading participants in making a healthy...

Fun Holiday Film: An Interactive Screening

Kids and families are invited to join us for a free interactive screening of a fun holiday film about an elf named Buddy. Each attendee will receive a bag of...

Art After School with Miss Lani

Goldsworthy and Calder Sculptures that Excite and Unite Us for kids in grades K to 2. Let us grasp poultry wire, wind bent willow branches, red poppy...

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.

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...

Winter Solstice Hygge Potluck

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothes. Hygge is the Danish practice of creating warmth, connection, and wellbeing, often celebrated with...

Winter Solstice Stroll

Get outside every day, especially on the shortest day of the year. Follow the luminaries on a a self-guided trail walk through the woods at Long Point. The...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Friday Night Magic

Join us as we play the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Sturgis Charter School West.

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.

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, December 22

Breakfast Club Running Group

This Beginner’s Group, know as the Breakfast Club, meets in the morning in front of the Y.

Free Range 5Ks

Free, weekly, professionally timed 5K in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

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...

Wire Wrapped Holiday Ornament

During this two hour workshop with Elysha Roberts from Elysha Joy Metals, you will learn how to: Use copper wire to make unique freeform shapesUse pliers,...

Kiln Fired Enameled Ornaments

In this two hour workshop with Lucinda Sheldon, from Lucinda Enamels, you will create your own handmade ornament and learn the fundamentals of jewelry...

Saturday Art Adventure with Miss Lani

S'more Love...for Endangered Species for ages 4 to 12. The cheetah in Iran, elephants in Moilori, black rhinos, jaguars in Mexico, giraffes…orangutans all...

Island Food Pantry Open

The Island Food Pantry strives to cultivate a healthy, hunger-free community on Martha’s Vineyard. Together with our many volunteers, partners, and...

Open House: Island Alpaca

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally grown garments,...

Tech Help Drop-In

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

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop

Featuring many of your favorite Island artisans and craftspeople...under one roof. Folk art, leather goods, jewelry, tree ornaments, stocking stuffers and...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

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.

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.

Story Time

Get comfortable in our cozy kids' area and hear stories from our new books.

Dancing Class

Christina Montoya is well versed in many styles of dance, and now she’s going to teach us. No partner necessary, just come and have fun. Definitely an...

Drop-in Crafts

Make your own holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Pop-Up Holiday Shop: Martha's Vineyard Skin Care Company

Body lotion, face creme, hand creme, bath salts. Organic handmade on MV. Makes a great gift.

Girls Varsity Hockey

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

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...

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...

Community Caroling

We’ll meet outside the library to wind our way through the community singing carols. Everyone welcome.

Boys Varsity Hockey

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

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Rosie's Ritzy Revue

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

Handel's The Messiah

As performed by vocalists from across the Island. Every year Grace Church sponsors the event, with accompaniment by a 10-piece orchestra. Proceeds benefit...

Sunday, December 23

Open House: Island Alpaca

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally grown garments,...

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Self Care Sundays

By Bee Well. Please bring a pillow to sit on, a notebook and an open mind. Herbal tea will be served.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Please join us as we light the Fourth Candle of Advent, the Candle of Joy. All are welcome.

Give Your Child the Gift of Christmas

Give your child the gift of Christmas, by letting them journey through the Advent Season. This four week exploration is for K to 8 children. The program...

Sunday Worship

Roots - Rebecca Gilbert. This is a multigenerational solstice service with Rebecca Gilbert, owner and educator of Native Earth Teaching Farm on North Road...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Town of Aquinnah Holiday Party

All ages welcome to party and dinner. Potluck with turkey and ham provided, please bring a side dish, desert, or beverage if you are able. We're looking for...

Monday, December 24

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...

Drop-In Family & Teen Crafts

Come join us for a family craft in the Children’s Room and a teen/tween craft in the Young Adult Room.

Soup & Bread Lunch

Join us weekdays during the December break for free soup and bread lunch. All ages are welcome.

Skate with Santa

Skate with the MVRHS girls hockey team and Santa. Refreshments, photo ops and skate rentals provided (if needed) courtesy of the MV Arena.

Island Food Pantry Open

The Island Food Pantry strives to cultivate a healthy, hunger-free community on Martha’s Vineyard. Together with our many volunteers, partners, and...

Christmas Eve Family Eucharist

A beautiful, traditional and family friendly service. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Service

Traditional candle light service of lessons and carols. Guest musician, Sandra Bitteman, on the harp. All ages welcome.

Christmas Pageant

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will present its annual Christmas Eve service. The service includes a beautiful and moving recreation of the...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

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,...

Candlelight Service

Please come with your family as we hear a Christmas message and sing classic Christmas carols, ending the service in candlelight.

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.

Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist

A beautiful service filled with music and candlelight. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The evening service will include music by the Federated Church Choir, under the direction of Peter R. Boak, Minister of Music, as well as readings from the...

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Eucharist

Traditional and quiet Christmas Eucharist. All are welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation

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

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Writing & Poetry Tuesdays

Every Tuesday all writers, poets, playwrights, lyricists and community are invited to read or just listen and enjoy the readings.

Wednesday, December 26

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...

Coffee Time

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

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.

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

Drop-In Family & Teen Crafts

Come join us for a family craft in the Children’s Room and a teen/tween craft in the Young Adult Room.

E-Book Storytime

Traditional storytime with print picture books and e-book picture books using Overdrive. Songs, stories, and a craft. For ages 3 and above.

Soup & Bread Lunch

Join us weekdays during the December break for free soup and bread lunch. All ages are welcome.

Family Movie Screening

Weekdays during the December break, the library will screen family-friendly movies in the Community Room. Popcorn will be served. Contact the library or...

Teen Movie Screening

Weekdays during the December break, the library will screen teen movies in the Young Adult Room. Popcorn will be served. Contact the library or check the...

Island Food Pantry Open

The Island Food Pantry strives to cultivate a healthy, hunger-free community on Martha’s Vineyard. Together with our many volunteers, partners, and...

Break Week:  Brush Bots

Make your own robot insect before we watch Ant Man & The Wasp.

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...

Break Week Movie

Ant-Man & The Wasp: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the...

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...

All Things Mac Drop-In

With Karen Huff. Bring in your questions about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop. You can ask mostly anything about your new/old...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

YA Board Game Night

Eyes dry from too much screen time? Hand-cramps from holding that controller for too long? Come to our program aimed at the 12-and-up crowd, YA Board Game...

Public Speaking Essentials

Learn and practice the ten basic public speaking skills in front of a supportive audience of fellow learners using a system with a proven success rate. Need...

Trivia Night

MC’d by Dan Cassidy. Call and reserve your team a table.

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy the tunes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

December 20 - 26, 2018