Coming up at the Vineyard Haven library


On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 pm., through-hiker Sam Ducharme will give a presentation at the Vineyard Haven library. Ducharme set out on a 2,189-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine. During his six-month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture, and humanity at its finest. The library invites you to join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. According to the library’s press release, the images and stories “will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.” See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

Programming continues on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 pm with “Hamilton on MV.” Hamilton impersonator and Islander Wayne Nichols will present a lively evening on the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. The library’s release says his presentation is “insightful, well researched, and informative.”

On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 pm, the library offers reflexology with Betsy Shands. Reflexology helps people “heal from physical pain, and past and emotional issues; raise their consciousness out of the fear, survival, and scarcity mentality; break free to living a fulfilling life of purpose, prosperity, health, well-being, and love,” the release says.

For information about these programs and more at the Vineyard Haven library, visit, or call 508-696-4211.