On Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 am, join the library for virtual “Ballet and Books” storytime with ballerina Miss Shannon. This special storytime includes singing, stretching, basic ballet technique, creative movement games, and ballet-themed stories. This event is for ages 6 and up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. At 5 pm, Healthy Aging M.V. will offer a virtual Advance Care Planning Workshop. The hope is that you come away from this workshop empowered to have “the conversation” with those who care about you. You will be provided with all of the resources needed, including advance directives, to fill out when ready. You will also learn who needs a copy of those forms so they are available when needed. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Jason Mazar-Kelly continues teaching an all-levels virtual Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 am. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. At 10:30 am, ballerina Miss Shannon will host another virtual “Ballet and Books” storytime. This session is for ages 0 to 5. Email email@example.com to sign up. At 11:30 am, Kanta Lipsky will lead a weekly Balance Class through Zoom. Her classes meet on Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 am. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join. At 4 pm, local artist Val Estabrook will lead a virtual Pastel Class for children. Students will learn the process of bringing to life one of their favorite vistas or still life. The library has pastels available to borrow for this class. Email email@example.com to sign up.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 am, Judy Kranz continues her weekly online Pilates Classes. Her classes are also offered Tuesdays at 8:30 am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for one or both classes. From 11 am to 2 pm, come to the library’s outdoor Pop-Up Library in the library parking lot (weather depending). Children’s and young adult materials, along with adult books and DVDS, will be available for contactless browsing and checkout. Librarians will be available onsite to help browsers pick their next reads. Bring your library card or ID. There will be forms available to register for a card if you’ve never had one before. Mask wearing and social distancing is mandatory. There is no sign up required to attend. From 1 to 3 pm, the M.V. Community Seed Library will host an outdoor “Seed Collection Day” on the library lawn (weather depending). The library’s seed giveaway last spring was so successful that the seed cabinet is now empty. Visit the library to “return” the seeds you borrowed and/or add your own saved seeds to this special collection. Seed saving experts will be available to help you label your seeds and answer any questions. Masks are required. Rain date is Oct. 25, 1 to 3 pm.
The library hosts virtual Halloween Storytime with children’s librarian Mikaela Lawson on Monday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 am. This fun and not-so-scary storytime is for ages 2 to 5. Email email@example.com for the Zoom invitation. At 2 pm, the Yard’s Jesse Keller Jason will lead online Adult Community Dance Class. All levels are welcome. This class can be done in the comfort of your own home on any surface, seated or standing. Classes meet on Mondays at 2 pm and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. At 4:30 pm, kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to join a weekly watercolor class. Email email@example.com to sign up.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11 am to 4 pm, kids and families can pick up a curbside craft kit to take home. Call the library when you are in the parking lot, and a librarian will bring out a bag of crafting supplies for you. From 3 to 4 pm, IGI’s Mobile Market will be next door at Howes House. Fresh local produce and eggs will be available. Orders must be placed before 5 pm on Monday to be filled on Tuesday. Place your order here: mobilemarketorders.square.site. At 4:30 pm, join a virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Also at 4:30 pm, West Tisbury architect Bruce MacNelly will give a virtual Architecture Presentation. Email email@example.com for the Zoom invitation. At 5 pm, Jonah Kaplan-Woolner will lead an online mixed level conversational ESL class. All levels are welcome to join. This class includes brief grammar lessons, short writing activities, and lots of games. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. At 6:30 pm, Jennifer Burkin will lead a virtual beginner drawing class for teens and adults. This class will cover the basics of drawing with charcoal and ink. Email email@example.com to join.
Jason Mazar-Kelly leads a weekly Chair Yoga and Meditation class on Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 8 am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join. At 9 am, join the library for virtual Children’s Yoga with certified instructor Miss Shannon. Class will include basic yoga postures, animal-themed games, songs, breath and relaxation techniques, and a story book centered around kindness. Email email@example.com for the Zoom invitation. At 10:30 am, children’s librarian Mikaela Lawson will lead virtual Traditional Storytime. Just like in a regular storytime, kids will be able to listen and enjoy books new and old with some songs thrown in the mix. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join. From 12 to 2 pm, M.V. Non-Profit Collaborative will host a virtual Racial Justice Book Discussion. Join the library for a conversation about the book “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving. Email email@example.com to sign up. At 3:30 pm, join the library for Anti-Racist Book Group led by librarian Elliott Bennett. This month, the group will discuss “The Yellow House” by Sarah Broom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. At 5 pm, the library will host a virtual poetry reading with Amarylis Douglas’ writings from her awardwinning book of poetry, “The Fellowship of the Rain.” Email email@example.com for the Zoom invitation.
Also, the library will continue Sunday curbside hours throughout October and November, from 12 to 4 pm.