Checking in at the Vineyard Haven library


Island author and linguist Herb Foster will discuss his new book, “Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish and Jive in Everyday Life,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven library. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served.

While you may get through the Island winter by bundling up, making short migrations to warmer climates, or huddling by your wood stove with a good book and a cup of tea, local wildlife species have evolved some different adaptations and behaviors to survive the winter. Join BiodiversityWorks biologist Luanne Johnson for a presentation on how local bats, birds, snakes, and turtles weather our winters on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 pm.

Leading up to the annual Great Decisions series in April, the library will host a monthly Public Affairs Discussion Group from 6 to 8 pm on the third Thursday of each month. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the topic is our Electoral System — Gerrymandering — Voter Suppression and Fraud. Do we have a democracy? How well is it working? How is our system antidemocratic? How can voting equality be improved?

For more information about these and other events, contact the library at 508-696-4211 or visit