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Visit the "COVID-19 Services" page on our website for an up-to-date summary of currently available services, including our schedule for contactless pickup and outdoor book browsing, and information on contactless printing:

Music as Meditation with Eric Mulhern

An online ukulele/guitar class for beginners will be held for at 2 pm on Monday afternoons, beginning Monday January 4th. In this 5-week course we will cover the basics of playing the ukulele or guitar and explore how music can serve as a mindfulness practice. We will learn how playing an instrument can aid us in time management, stress relief, or simply as a fun way to occupy our time. 

Focus will be placed on the practical aspects of learning the instrument. By the end of the class you will be confident in your ability to play several great songs, and have the tools to learn many more.

Requirements: Ukulele or guitar, Zoom-capable device, Headphones

Recommended for ages 13-113

Eric Mulhern is a local music educator, composer, and guitarist based in Vineyard Haven, MA. He Holds a Bachelor of Music Composition and a Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a teacher, Eric strives to engage students by creating a fun and focused environment to fuel student's passion for music. Eric treats each student as a unique individual, tailoring every lesson to address the individual interests and skill level of the student.

Most recently, Eric has been teaching music on the island to people of all ages and experience levels — from children to the elderly. His expertise includes, but is not limited to: Fingerstyle guitar, Classical, R&B, Pop, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Music theory. Eric has been playing guitar for over 15 years. At CU Boulder, he studied classical guitar with professor Nicolò Spera and music composition with Drs. Daniel Kellogg, Carter Pann, and Michael Theodore. During a semester abroad he studied at world-renowned music school Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

In signing up, please commit to attending each class for the duration of the course. Register at:

Upcoming Virtual Library Events

While the library building is closed we'll be offering online workshops using the video meeting platform Zoom. To register or for more information, contact our Program Coordinator Anne McDonough at Attendance for all programs may be limited and you will need internet access to participate.

6 pm Monday, December 14th 
Online: Museum of Bad Art, An Introduction

The Museum of Bad Art collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue, from the work of talented artists that have gone awry, to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What these works have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent. In this online presentation, Museum Director Louise Reilly Sacco will share MOBA history, philosophy, and lots of art. She will explain how MOBA interprets the art, compare it to classic art, and share the adventure of building MOBA to a worldwide phenomenon. This is art too bad to be ignored!

9 am Tuesday December 15th
Online: Conversation en Francais

Join our weekly French conversation group. All levels are welcome. For more language learning support try Mango Languages, an online language-learning system available to library cardholders. 

6 pm Tuesday, December 15th 
Online: Secret Life of Reef Fishes

Dr. Jelle Atema will present his 4th talk on how creatures use their senses underwater. Tonight's presentation focuses on reef fish and the intricate map reading skills they might possess to navigate their habitat. Dr. Atema is a marine biologist, emeritus Professor of Biology at Boston University, Research Fellow for the Department of Cognitive & Neural Systems, and Adjunct Scientist for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Biological Laboratory. Previous talks in this series can be found on the library's Vimeo channel: 

1:30 pm Thursday December 17th
Online: Library Book Group
Come enjoy a lively discussion online! Monthly book selections are available as Overdrive eBooks as well as in print format via request. Everyone is invited to join us. December selection:  'My Sister the Serial Killer' by Oyinkan Braithwaite

6 pm Tuesday December 22nd
Online: Martha's Vineyard Haiku Club 

The MV Haiku Club will meet monthly through December, led by author and teacher Caroline Joy Adams. Each session will have a specific theme, and participants will receive a helpful, explanatory PDF file ahead of time with suggested reading and writing assignments for the week’s meeting. The theme for this session will be Haiku for the Holidays: Theme -- Celebration. 

For information on virtual library programs being offered statewide, visit the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners calendar of virtual programs!

Learn how to use Zoom on the Zoom Channel on Youtube! (If you need more help, contact the library to set up a Zoom practice session with one of our librarians.)

The Best Books of 2020 

It has been a big year of reading for many of us, as the pandemic has limited our movements and solitary activities have replaced social gatherings. We are more thankful than ever for the wealth of great books the year has brought, from The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett to Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoir A Promised Land, both of which have been chosen by critics and readers alike as two of the standouts of the year. Here, the Library has compiled some of the end-of-the-year lists of the best books of 2020. For more reading recommendations, visit our Shelf Service page or call the library at 508-696-4211. You can place holds through the online catalog and and use curbside services for contactless pick up.


Boston Public Library’s Favorite Staff Reads of 2020
Goodreads Choice Best Books of 2020
The Guardian’s Best Books of 2020
Library Journal’s Best Books of 2020
The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
The New York Times 100 Best Books of 2020
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020
The New Yorker ’s Best Books We Read in 2020
New York Public Library Best Books of 2020
NPR’s Best Books of 2020
Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2020
TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020
Vineyard Gazette's Local Authors in 2020 

Young Adults

Goodreads Choice Best Young Adult Fiction 2020


American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books of 2020
New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2020
Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2020
The Washington Post’s Best Children’s Books of 2020

New Books Available This Week

Here's a sample of the new fiction and nonfiction titles recently added to the library's collection! Visit the new books page on our website, updated weekly, to keep up with what's new.
Take It Back Take It Back
By Abdullah, Kia
2020-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250273017 Check Our Catalog

From author Kia Abdullah, Take It Back is a harrowing and twisting courtroom thriller that keeps you guessing until the last page is turned.

One victim.
Four accused.
Who is telling the truth?

Zara Kaleel, one of London's brightest legal minds, shattered the expectations placed on her by her family and forged a brilliant legal …More

The Opium Prince The Opium Prince
By Aimaq, Jasmine
2020-12 - Soho Crime
9781641291583 Check Our Catalog

Jasmine Aimaq's stunning debut explores Afghanistan on the eve of a violent revolution and the far-reaching consequences of a young Kochi girl's tragic death.

Afghanistan, 1970s. Born to an American mother and a late Afghan war hero, Daniel Sajadi has spent his life navigating a complex identity. After years in Los Angeles, he is returning home to Kabul at the helm of a 

Love in the Days of Rebellion Love in the Days of Rebellion
By Altan, Ahmet
Translator Freely, Brendan
Translator Türedi, Yelda
2020-11 - Europa Editions
9781609456191 Check Our Catalog

From the author of Like a Sword Wound

Weaving together tortured love affairs, political intrigue, power struggles, and social upheavals, Love in the Days of Rebellion offers a powerful and vivid tableau of the crisis of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

The second installment in the Ottoman Quartet--the masterful saga …More

Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything
By Bair, Kristin
2020-11 - Alcove Press
9781643855004 Check Our Catalog

A quirky, nervous wreck of a New England mom is forced to face her many fears in this touching, irresistible novel from author Kristin Bair.

Agatha Arch's life shatters when she discovers her husband in their backyard shed, in flagrante delicto, giving the local dog walker some heavy petting. Suddenly, Agatha finds herself face to face with everything that frightens her...and …More

The Wicked Hour: A Natalie Lockhart Novel The Wicked Hour: A Natalie Lockhart Novel
By Blanchard, Alice
2020-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250205735 Check Our Catalog

From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars of her past must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be hiding amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour.

"Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the …More

Never Forget Never Forget
By Bussi, Michel
Translator Whiteside, Shaun
2020-08 - World Noir
9781609456122 Check Our Catalog

In the town of Yport, during a run along Europe's tallest cliff, Jamal notices a red scarf hanging on a fence. Then he sees the woman, her dress torn, her back to the void, her eyes fixed on his own. Jamal holds the scarf out to her like a buoy.

A few seconds later, the stranger's lifeless body is found lying on the icy pebbles of the empty beach below. Around her neck, the red 

Hidden Treasure Hidden Treasure
By Cleland, Jane K.
2020-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250242778 Check Our Catalog

The discovery of a mysterious antique trunk leads to a disappearance--and murder--in the latest in this beloved cozy series set on the rugged New Hampshire coast, Jane K. Cleland's Hidden Treasure.

When antiques expert Josie Prescott finds a mysterious trunk, no one thinks it could lead to murder. Josie, the owner of Prescott's Antiques & Auctions, and her new husband, Ty, …More

This Time Next Year This Time Next Year
By Cousens, Sophie
2020-12 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593191200 Check Our Catalog

Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they're about to meet again...

Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year's birthday is unlucky, and that it's all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she's never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year's …More

The Chicken Sisters The Chicken Sisters
By Dell'antonia, Kj
2020-12 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593085141 Check Our Catalog

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.

In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, …More

How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge
By Eason, K.
2020-10 - Daw Books
9780756415310 Check Our Catalog

Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her to change the multiverse in the second book in this space opera duology.

After avoiding an arranged marriage, thwarting a coup, and inadvertently kick-starting a revolution, Rory Thorne has renounced her title and embraced an unglamorous life as a privateer on the edge of human space.

Her new life is interrupted when Rory and …More

Shed No Tears Shed No Tears
By Frear, Caz
2020-12 - Harper
9780062979858 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed and internationally bestselling crime novelist Caz Frear returns with her third superb novel featuring Cat Kinsella, a cop "on par with Susie Steiner's and Tana French's female detectives" (Kirkus Reviews).

Four victims. Killer caught. Case closed . . . or is it?

Growing up in a London family with ties to organized crime, Detective Constable …More

McGarvey: The World's Most Dangerous Assassin McGarvey: The World's Most Dangerous Assassin
By Hagberg, David
2020-11 - Forge
9780765394200 Check Our Catalog

"The grand master of the contemporary thriller." --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

When Kirk McGarvey investigates the mysterious death of his parents so many years ago, he uncovers long-buried secrets that put him head to head and mano a mano with . . . Vladimir Putin.

After Mac calls Putin out, the Russian dictator decides he wants him dead. …More

The Transatlantic Book Club The Transatlantic Book Club
By Hayes-McCoy, Felicity
2020-11 - Harper
9780063037397 Check Our Catalog

The beloved author of The Mistletoe Matchmaker returns with an enchanting new novel, perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Nina George, and Nancy Thayer, about residents of Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula who set up a Skype book club with the little US town of Resolve, where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled. …More

My Name Is Anton My Name Is Anton
By Hyde, Catherine Ryan
2020-12 - Lake Union Publishing
9781542023481 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with a hopeful novel of sacrifice, two lost souls, and enduring love.

It's 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice. Nearly a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded--physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his …More

Layla Layla
By Hoover, Colleen
2020-12 - Montlake
9781542000178 Check Our Catalog

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he's convinced he'll spend the rest of his life with her--until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring …More

Lazarus Lazarus
By Kepler, Lars
Translator Smith, Neil
2020-12 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780593317839 Check Our Catalog

Sometimes the past won't stay buried.

A mysterious killer is brutally murdering Europe's most loathsome criminals. When police discover that two of the victims have disturbing connections to Detective Joona Linna, it's clear that somebody's trying to send him a message. As the body count rises, the evidence seems to point to a ghost from Joona's past . . . the most terrifying …More

A Castaway in Cornwall A Castaway in Cornwall
By Klassen, Julie
2020-12 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764234231 Check Our Catalog

Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong.

While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few 

Pigeons on the Grass Pigeons on the Grass
By Koeppen, Wolfgang
Afterword by Hofmann, Michael
2020-10 - New Directions Publishing Corporation
9780811229180 Check Our Catalog

Pigeons on the Grass is told over a single day in Munich in 1948. The first new cinemas and insurance offices are opening atop the ruins, Korea and Persia are keeping the world in panic, planes rumble in the sky (but no one looks up), newspaper headlines announce war over oil and atomic bomb tests. Odysseus Cotton, a black man, alights at the station and hires a porter; Frau Behrend disowns her …More

Jolene Jolene
By Lackey, Mercedes
2020-12 - Daw Books
9780756412142 Check Our Catalog

The beloved Elemental Masters series moves to America for the first time in a rich retelling of The Queen of the Copper Mountain, set against the backdrop of Tennessee coal country.

Anna May Jones is the daughter of a coal miner, but a sickly constitution has kept her confined to the house for most of her life. Hoping to improve her daughter's health--and lessen the burden on their …More

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Selected Stories Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Selected Stories
By Leskov, Nikolai
Translator Chandler, Robert
Translator Rayfield, Donald
2020-10 - New York Review of Books
9781681374901 Check Our Catalog

A new collection of the renowned Russian writer's best short work, including a masterful translation of the famous title story.

Nikolai Leskov is the strangest of the great Russian writers of the nineteenth century. His work is closer to the oral traditions of narrative than that of his contemporaries, and served as the inspiration for Walter Benjamin's great essay The Storyteller, in …More

Glimmer as You Can Glimmer as You Can
By Martin, Danielle
2020-11 - Alcove Press
9781643855233 Check Our Catalog

A timely and beautiful story of female friendship and strength. --Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen's Fortune

Martin deftly and exquisitely captures this historical moment. --Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of In Another Time

In the glitz and glamor tradition of Beatriz Williams's Tiny Little Thing and Fiona …More

The Blade Between The Blade Between
By Miller, Sam J.
2020-12 - Ecco Press
9780062969828 Check Our Catalog

A Recommended Book from CrimeReads

From Nebula Award winner Sam J. Miller comes a frightening and uncanny ghost story about a rapidly changing city in upstate New York and the mysterious forces that threaten it.

Ronan Szepessy promised himself he'd never return to Hudson. The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. But his …More

Tokyo Ueno Station Tokyo Ueno Station
By Miri, Yu
2020-06 - Riverhead Books
9780593088029 Check Our Catalog


A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.

Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese …More

The Turning Tide
The Turning Tide
By McPherson, Catriona
2020-11 - Quercus Books
9781473682382 Check Our Catalog

14th book in Dandy Gilver series

Set in 1930s Scotland and brimming with eccentric characters and incisive humor, The Turning Tide is Catriona McPherson's best Dandy Gilver mystery yet

It's a breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Silver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of the Forth.

Eddie's Boy Eddie's Boy
By Perry, Thomas
2020-12 - Mysterious Press
9780802157775 Check Our Catalog

Michael Shaeffer is a retired American businessman, living peacefully in England with his aristocratic wife. But her annual summer party brings strangers to their house, and with them, an attempt on Michael's life. He is immediately thrust into action, luring his lethal pursuers to Australia before venturing into the lion's den--the States--to figure out why the mafia is after him again, and how …More

The River Within The River Within
By Powell, Karen
2020-12 - Europa Editions
9781609456153 Check Our Catalog

A novel about infatuation, class, and obligation, The River Within will take its place as a classic in a tradition of English fiction that takes in Thomas Hardy, Graham Swift, and Helen Dunmore.

It is the summer of 1955. The body of Danny Masters is found by three of his friends in the river that runs through Starome, a village on the Richmond estate in North …More

You Will Never Know You Will Never Know
By Prentiss, S. A.
2020-11 - Scarlet
9781613161920 Check Our Catalog

After a lifetime of hardship, Jessica Thornton finally has the life she's dreamed of: a new marriage to a realtor with burgeoning success; a daughter whose athleticism has won her a scholarship to college; and a freshly-secured grant from her bank to finally complete her own higher education.

Her life today is a complete reversal from the not-too-distant past, when the death of her first …More

The Art of Violence: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel The Art of Violence: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel
By Rozan, S. J.
2020-12 - Pegasus Crime
9781643135311 Check Our Catalog

In the latest mystery from S. J. Rozan, Bill Smith and Lydia Chin must track down a serial killer stalking women in New York's contemporary art scene.

Former client Sam Tabor, just out of Greenhaven after a five-year homicide stint, comes to Bill Smith with a strange request. A colossally talented painter whose parole was orchestrated by art world movers and shakers, Sam's convinced that since …More

The Intrusions The Intrusions
By Sherez, Stav
2020-11 - World Noir
9781609456207 Check Our Catalog

It's Always Watching...

A distressed young woman arrives at the police station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to return and "claim her next." Detectives Carrigan and Miller are drawn into a terrifying new world of cyberstalking--where the threat of online intimidation, hacking, and control is ever-present, and disturbing contemporary themes and …More

Cold Wind: A Mystery Cold Wind: A Mystery
By Shelton, Paige
2020-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250295316 Check Our Catalog

Second in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Cold Wind will chill your bones.

Beth Rivers is still in Alaska. The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St. Louis hasn't been found yet, so she's not ready to go back.

But as October comes to a close, Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home. Beth has been working …More

The Lies You Told The Lies You Told
By Tyce, Harriet
2020-12 - Grand Central Publishing
9781538762752 Check Our Catalog

From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange, a dark new psychological thriller about the perfect mother, the perfect wife, the perfect family -- and the perfect murder.

In the playground it's the law of the jungle

But at the school gate, there are no rules at all...

When Sadie Roper moves back to London, she's determined to pick up the pieces of her …More

Ordesa Ordesa
By Vilas, Manuel
Translator Rosenberg, Andrea
2020-12 - Riverhead Books
9780593084045 Check Our Catalog

It seemed to me the state of my soul was a blurry memory of something that had occurred in a place in northern Spain called Ordesa, a place full of mountains.

The #1 international bestselling phenomenon--a profound and riveting story of love, loss, and memory.

A man at a crossroads in the middle of his life considers the place where he's …More

How to Fail at Flirting How to Fail at Flirting
By Williams, Denise
2020-12 - Berkley Books
9780593101902 Check Our Catalog

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever's world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner's friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she'll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she …More

Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick
By Sincero, Jen
2020-12 - Penguin Life
9781984877437 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero gets to the core of transformation: habits--breaking, making, understanding, and sticking with them like you've never stuck before.

Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are, from the measly moments that happen in private to the resolutions we loudly broadcast (and, erm, often …More

Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
By Lacey, Robert
2020-10 - Harper
9780063042940 Check Our Catalog

From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family.

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, …More

An Outsider's Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me about What We Do and Who We Are An Outsider's Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me about What We Do and Who We Are
By Pang, Camilla
2020-12 - Viking
9781984881632 Check Our Catalog

An instruction manual for life, love, and relationships by a brilliant young scientist whose Asperger's syndrome allows her--and us--to see ourselves in a different way...and to be better at being human

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her. Desperate for a solution, she asked her mother if there was an …More

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
By Oluo, Ijeoma
2020-12 - Seal Press (CA)
9781580059510 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?

Through the last …More

Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future
By Francis, Pope
Author Ivereigh, Austen
2020-12 - Simon & Schuster
9781982171865 Check Our Catalog

In this revelatory, uplifting, and practical book, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must--and how we can--make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and …More

Watercolor: A History Watercolor: A History
By Salé, Marie-Pierre
2020-10 - Abbeville Press
9780789213730 Check Our Catalog

As an artistic medium, watercolor is so widely practiced, and so widely beloved, that it can be startling to reflect on its humble origins. For hundreds of years, nevertheless, watercolor labored in the shadow of oil painting; it was dismissed as a mere tool for creating preparatory studies, or as a "feminine" pastime. But, from the Renaissance, there have been artists who recognized the unique …More

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science
By Strevens, Michael
2020-10 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9781631491375 Check Our Catalog

"The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise." --Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

A paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.…More

Goya: A Portrait of the Artist Goya: A Portrait of the Artist
By Tomlinson, Janis
2020-09 - Princeton University Press
9780691192048 Check Our Catalog

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) created magnificent paintings, tapestry designs, prints, and drawings over the course of his long and productive career. Women frequently appeared as the subjects of Goya's works, from his brilliantly painted cartoons for the Royal Tapestry Factory to his stunning portraits of some of the most powerful women in Madrid. This groundbreaking book is the first to …More

The Digital Library is Always Open

While printed books, movies, audiobooks, and magazines are now available for pickup from Vineyard Haven Library, cardholders can continue to access our digital library for streaming video, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, genealogy, and eLearning resources.

Access to most resources requires a Vineyard Haven Library Card and PIN number. Contact the library if you need assistance getting started with digital resources.



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Weekly Children's Room Newsletter

Our Children's Librarian Emily is sending out a new weekly email newsletter for families. To sign up, email Emily at, or just reply to this email and ask to be added to the children's email list. You can follow this link to view this week's issue: DIY Pom Pom Tree, Ugly Sweater Day, Snowflakes!

Weekly Children's Programs
Each week our Youth Services librarians create "Take & Make" bags filled with themed educational activities. Virtual Storytime and video tutorials on our Facebook and YouTube pages enhance the Take & Make bag activities. Bags are available for pickup weekly on Sundays from 3pm - 5pm (on a first come basis while supplies last). For more information, contact Emily our Children's Librarian! Teen "Take & Make" craft bags are also available weekly, Young Adult Librarian Jennifer can provide the details!

For program announcements follow our Kids & Young Adults Facebook Page, and check out our new YouTube channel. Books are now available from the library through contactless pickup, and eBooks are available through our digital library resources for kids.

Hours & Contact Information

Call: (508) 696-4210 
Staff Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Contactless Pickup Hours:  
Monday-Saturday, 12 PM - 5 PM, & until 6 PM  Thursday

The Library Building is temporarily closed to the public. Contactless pickup of books, movies, CDs, magazines, and other library material is available 6 days a week. Items must be requested in advance. We cannot fill walk-up requests at this time, but we will do our best to fill same day holds placed by 2pm. Learn more:

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