Literary events this week on Martha's Vineyard
Thursday, Aug. 16
When Work Disappears: Equality & Opportunity in the African American Community 5–6:30 pm, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown.The Hutchins Forum, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Moderated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Free. Tickets available at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, C'est La Vie, Cousen Rose Gallery & Edgartown Books.
Summer Institute Speaker 7:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven. "The Quest: The Future of Energy" a talk by Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author and economist. $15. 508-693-0745.
Saturday, Aug. 18
Monthly Mini Book Sale 1–3 pm, Vineyard Haven Library, Vineyard Haven. Proceeds benefit children's programs supported by the Friends of the Library. 508-696-4211; vhlibrary.org.
Author Lecture Series: Henry Louis Gates Jr. 7:30 pm, Chilmark Community Center, Chilmark. "The Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reader" with Professor Gates. $10; $30 1 book & 2 tickets. 508-645-9484.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Book Signing: Tom Dunlop & Alison Shaw 5 pm, Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven. "The Chappy Ferry Book." 508-693-7373; louisagould.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Author's Talk: Kenneth W. Mack 5:30 pm, Chilmark Library, Chilmark. On his book, "Representing a Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer." Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library. 508-645-3360.
Celebrate Martha's Vineyard's New Poet Laureate 7 pm, Vineyard Haven Library, Vineyard Haven. With Lee McCormack & Rachel Baird. Sponsored by Martha's Vineyard Poetry Society. Free. Reception. 508-696-4210; vhlibrary.org.