Many helped

To the Editor:

The Oak Bluffs Public Library and Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, in collaboration with and with support from the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Library Friends of Oak Bluffs, and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services sponsors an Island-wide community read, One Book-One Island program.

This year’s selection, Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life” examines a family’s one-year endeavor to eat as locally as possible, informs the reader of society’s current food culture and cultivates an interest and respect for local foods.

Many individuals and organizations are helping us make this program possible: Ali Berlow of the Edible Vineyard magazine and Dawn Braasch of the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore wrote letters of support that helped us to get the grant, members of the Island’s farming, gardening, and slow food community have agreed to participate in the panel discussion and other events. Film director Ron Rudaitis gave us permission to screen his documentary “Farming the Future : Farm Life on Long Island.”

Everyone is invited to be a part of this Island-wide initiative.

Danguole Budris

Director

Oak Bluffs Public Library