Town Column : Tisbury
Our library has a new director. Amy Ryan will start on March 3. She comes to us from the New York Times Library where she was the interim director. What marvelous credentials! I understand she is engaged to a young man in West Tisbury and was planning to move here. Isn't that a romantic move for Valentine's Day?
The library is offering a controversial film set in 1938 India at 2 pm on Saturday. This is part of the series called Under the Burqa. In 1938 an 8-year-old bride is forced to move to a temple in India after the death of her husband. Hindu law required she live a life of penitence. She meets a Gandhi supporter who tries to help her break free from the societal restrictions.
Did you know? The library is now open Sundays through March from 12 noon to 4 pm. Julie Kimball says they're serving coffee donated by Mocha Mott's downstairs, where you also find the Sunday papers and copies of the Times Sunday crossword puzzle.
Pia Gundersen invites you to the Grace Preschool spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm at Grace Church. Tickets at the door are $8, $4 for child or senior, and $25 per family. Auction items include Red Sox tickets, meals, getaways, home and garden services, art and jewelry by Vineyard artists, Clifford the Big Red Dog and more. And you might get to see the Red Sox.
If you can't make it Saturday but are hungry for spaghetti, basketball parent Bobby Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Hoops Club tells us of an all-you-can-eat dinner for $10 at the P.A. Club on Monday night from 6 to 8:30. This will benefit the high school boys and girls basketball teams. You can call him for more information at 508-939-0270.
The doors of the Katherine Cornell Theatre open for a Japanese film "The Great Happiness Space, Tale of an Osaka Love Thief" on Saturday evening. The documentary introduces a new twist on the ancient geisha tradition, a hidden world of Japanese nightlife in Osaka's Cafe Rakkyo. The club offers glamorous host boys who make beautiful young women laugh, feel good about their lives, and pay handsomely for their pleasure. The film begins at 7:30 pm, presented by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society.
Valentine's Day makes you think of love, of course. A delightful celebration will be on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society. Enjoy the legend of Cupid and Psyche told with the Spindrift Marionettes. Bring children over 5. Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children will benefit an orphanage and center for disabled children in Zambia.
I think the Black Dog Tavern needs new doors. Or the staff needs to be warned that we can't open the doors. The doors appeared to be locked but no staff responded. Your only hope is that a customer will see you and come to your rescue.
We need a verb. The people holding signs for their favorite candidate at Five Corners weren't demonstrating or picketing. They described themselves as politicking. I can tell you they did make it safer to cross the street, because the cars slowed down so drivers could read the signs.
Bountiful birthday greetings go out today to Dan Harnen. Saturday belongs to Joan McDonough. Wish the best on Sunday to James O'Donnell and Jainaba Burton-Sundman. Monday is a special day for Eli Thomas Hanschka. Happy birthday on Tuesday to Nat Benjamin, who shares his day with Abraham Lincoln. Big bunches of balloon wishes go out on Wednesday to Fiona Mayhew who is celebrating her very first birthday.
Heard on Main Street: "Hawks may soar, but chipmunks don't get sucked into jet engines."