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Film Clip: History of Chilmark Library Click to View! History of the Chilmark Public Library with Barbara Stewart. This talk was part of the Chilmark Tri-Centennial celebration in 1994.

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Film Clip: MVSL Click to View! Chilmark History Film Clips: Martha's Vineyard Sign Language & the Deaf Community - Signs for fish. From a 1994 interview with Eric Cottle.
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Chilmark Free Public Library
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014


Welcome! We are a full-service library with a collection of 34,000 items -- books, magazines, newspapers, movies and more. Our technology offerings include computers, wireless internet access, copies, fax, camera card readers and a scanner. We're here to serve you. Please let us know how we can help.


Have you heard the news? The Chilmark Free Public Library is now part of the CLAMS network, a consortium of all of the public libraries on the Cape and Islands as well as Cape Cod Community College.

Your CLAMS card will be good at any CLAMS library. You can check out from and return materials to any library that is convenient for you. You now have access to a library of over 6,000 E-books and downloadable audio books.



Grow Your Family Tree is free at the Chilmark Public Library. Stop in and access this popular online genealogy resource free from a library computer.



Mango Language Programs online programs are free at the Chilmark Public Library

Click here to start learning a new language.

Since its founding in 2007, Mango Languages has grown to become one of the world's leading providers of online language learning products. Mango is free for all Chilmark Library patrons, accessible through the library’s website with a Chilmark library card number. We now offer 77 languages! Mango also has a mobile app so you can learn on the go.

Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.



Chilmark Public Library

2014 Summer Lecture Series

All events are free and open to the public


July 2, 5p.m., Going Batty – the ecologists from Biodiversity Works present their latest research project: bats on Martha’s Vineyard.

July 9, 5p.m., Taking the Stand – Alan Dershowitz talks about his memoir.

July 10, 5p.m., U.S. Slave Song Project – a performance of songs about the slave experience, all written before 1865.

July 16, 5p.m., Fresh From the Farm – former Fine Cooking Magazine editor Susie Middleton talks about her new book.

July 23, 5p.m., De-extinction - Co-founders of Revive & Restore, Stewart Brand (founder/editor of the Whole Earth Catalog) and Ryan Phelan, will talk about the science of de-extinction, reviving the Woolly Mammoth, and how genomic technology could bring the Heath Hen back to Martha's Vineyard.

July 30, 5p.m., The Nature of Martha’s Vineyard – Felix Neck Director Suzan Bellincampi talks about her new book.

Aug. 6, 5p.m., Boston College professor Cathy Utzschneider talks about her new book Mastering Running – Run Your Best At Age 30 and Beyond.

Aug. 13, 5p.m., Thomas Hart Benton on Martha’s Vineyard - the Chilmark Historical Commission presents art historian Henry Adams discussing the renowned artist.

Aug. 20, 5p.m., Mainstreaming Torture:  Ethical Approaches in the Post 9/11 United States with University of San Francisco professor Rebecca Gordon.

Aug. 21, 5p.m., Author John Hough talks about his new book Little Bighorn.

Aug. 27, 5p.m., MV Museum curator Bonnie Stacy talks about her new book Martha’s Vineyard, featuring photographs of the island from the Museum collection.


Subject to change – contact the library at 508-645-3360

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Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-3360
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