Tisbury: Library’s program room

— Kyra Steck

Heard on Main Street: Enjoy this life; you only have one opportunity.

The Vineyard Haven Band will be playing in Owen Park three times this year. One is next Sunday. Make a note: Sunday, July 18, and Sundays, August 1 and 15. The band concerts begin promptly at 8 pm.

Mark your calendar now. You are invited to join the family and friends to celebrate the life of Elaine Ciancio on Saturday, July 24, from 2 to 4 pm at the P.A. Club. Light desserts and coffee will be served.

Tom Dresser will meet you in front of the Oak Bluffs library on Pacific Avenue at 10 am on Saturday, July 31, to lead a tour of the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

The West Tisbury library book sale is Monday, July 26, through Monday, August 2, in the West Tisbury School gym from 9 am to 2 pm. Customers may be limited. Most books will be sold by the grocery bag, not individually — $10 a bag ($20-$30 for larger bags). Bring your own grocery bag. Vineyard authors and Best of Show books will be paid for separately. They say books will be restocked regularly, so come often.

The Vineyard Haven library offers an interesting Zoom for folks who love to travel. A Summer Writing Workshop to help you tell your travel adventures more easily will be held Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 7:30, followed by another on Monday, August 23. Space is limited.

There is another virtual program for those who own a vacation home on the Island. For more on all programs email amcdonough@clamsnet.org.

The library has also partnered with the Trustees of Reservations to provide library patrons the opportunity to get outside and explore places on-Island and elsewhere in Massachusetts. You can get a free card at the library so you qualify for free or discount admission to Trustees properties. They care for more than 100 places in Massachusetts, including Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Long Point Wildlife Refuge here. For more information, visit the trustees.org.

You know our library needs more room for events. Yes, it has been a while but as the library reopens, this is important. Many of us have enjoyed programs in the basement and know how crowded it can get. There are new programs all the time, at no cost to you. The town can’t afford to help pay for a new room; but if we all chip in, it can happen. For several years the library trustees have been planning to build a program room. The fundraising committee is all volunteer, so all donations go toward the building. All ages will benefit, including you.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Donna Tankard and Jocelyn Ciancio Broadley. Tomorrow, wish the best to Jim Richardson. Saturday belongs to Chris Clark. Happy birthday on Monday to Brent Clark and Linda Kurth.

Heard on Main Street: Feeling a little stress? Deep slow breathing always helps. And give someone a hug. It’s good for both of you.

If you have any Tisbury Town Column suggestions, email Kay Mayhew, tashmoorock@gmail.com.