Heard on Main Street: When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
I learned that two small bands of musicians were entertaining a small crowd even in the light mist on Friday evening in Owen Park. Sounds like a promising preview of this year’s First Friday events.
The Oak Bluffs library has an online program on Wednesday, July 14, from 7 to 8 pm on “Limericks of Loss and Regret” with Marty Barrett. If you love limericks, contact the library for more.
Tom Dresser has a new book, “Schlepping Around Martha’s Vineyard.” As I understand it, this describes not only a casual driving tour, but also several walks or hikes (with photographs). Tom has also created two walking tours and three auto tours available as an app, for a low cost. He will talk more about this through the Edgartown library on July 28.
Tom is also leading a tour of the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. You have a choice of Saturdays: July 21, August 14, or Sept. 4. Meet at the Pacific Ave. entry to the Oak Bluffs library at 10 am.
Island libraries invite you to join the Classics Book Group online, run by Dee Leopold of the West Tisbury library. They meet Mondays in July from 5 to 6 pm to discuss “Sense and Sensibility.” They are now organizing a group to meet Tuesdays or Wednesdays to discuss “Howard’s End.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join.
Next Tuesday, July 13, at 7 pm, you can meet online Elizabeth Bell, author of “Goats in the Time of Love,” whose new novel is also set on Martha’s Vineyard. “Counting Chickens” features Remy Litchfield, back after a failed marriage, struggling to launch her high-end concierge service. She didn’t count on the return of her high-end concierge service. Email email@example.com.
Your Vineyard Haven library invites you to learn how to use eBooks and eAudio on Monday, July 12, at 10 am. The Island libraries want to help you to access the huge digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app. This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including finding the library and signing in, then searching for and borrowing titles.
You can also join in at 10:45 am for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of the Digital Collection. Or if you just want to ask a few questions, join for an open period at 10:35 am. Register for this free event and a recording of the session at bit.ly/vineyardhaventrain.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out first to the town of Tisbury, celebrating 350 years today. More big bunches of balloon wishes go out to Jynell Kristal, who parties today, though a mere youngster.
Wish the best tomorrow to Iba Lent and her daughter Petra Lent-McCarron. Best wishes go out to Laura Christina Jahn on Saturday (I love her name). Betsey Mayhew celebrates on Monday. Tuesday belongs to Nevenka Daniels. Happy birthday to Cord Bailey, Michele Jones, and especially to the Rev. Cathlin Baker, minister of the West Tisbury Church, on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Save the earth . . . it’s the only planet with chocolate.
If you have any Tisbury Town Column suggestions, email Kay Mayhew, firstname.lastname@example.org.