Books & Poetry Events

December 6 - 12, 2018

Thursday, December 6

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...

Book Babies

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

Poetry Cafe

Hosted by Arnie Reisman with guest poets Justen Ahren, Margaret Emerson, Steve Ewing and Jennifer Smith-Turner.

Friday, December 7

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...

Book Talk & Signing: Tom Shelby

Join us for a book talk and signing (and demonstration) with author and dog trainer Tom Shelby. In his new book Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer...

Saturday, December 8

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...

Christmas in Edgartown: Author Signings

Post-parade, local authors will custom sign purchases. Jean Stone with her book, A Vineyard Christmas, and Amelie Loyot with her book, Vanessa the Sea...

Sunday, December 9

Christmas in Edgartown: A Vineyard Christmas

Shop local for the holidays at Jean Stone‘s book signing. The author will be at the market to sign and sell her latest novel, A Vineyard Christmas, a perfect...

Book Talk: The Sabbath

Rabbi Caryn Broitman will discuss Abraham Joshua Heschel's book The Sabbath. It is a short but substantial book.

Christmas in Edgartown: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Reading & Crafts

Gather in the Reading Room for a very special reading of Clement Clarke Moore's cherished holiday poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas during this free...

Monday, December 10

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...

Tuesday, December 11

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...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

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

After School Club

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

Aquinnah Book Group

Join us for a discussion of this warm and humorous historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Suzan Bellincampi: The Nature of Martha's Vineyard

Suzan Bellincampi's newly released book The Nature of Martha's Vineyard is a retrospective of her newspaper columns from the past two decades, illustrated...

Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series: MV Poets Collective

The weekly Tuesday Writing & Poetry series features open floor reading evenings, themed and dedicated sessions for island based groups for all forms of...

Wednesday, December 12

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...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

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

Young Adult Book Group

This month's book selection is This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, by Kheryn Callender. At the story's center is Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings...

Islanders Read the Classics: Phil Weinstein

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor Emeritus of Literature at Swarthmore College, will present a six-part seminar on Marcel Proust’s...

December 6 - 12, 2018