The first of the Island Stories presentations by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum will take place Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 4 pm at the Vineyard Haven library. Assistant librarian Bow Van Riper will discuss some of the lesser-known items in the museum’s collection. According to a press release, less than 1 percent of the museum’s collection is on exhibit at any given time. “Not all Islanders get a chance to visit the museum,” Development Director Dan Waters said. “This series of talks is our way, in the off-season, to bring the museum out into the community. Other talks will take place at various Island libraries Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, and May 4.” For more information, contact the Martha’s Vineyard Museum at 508-627-4441 or mvmuseum.org.