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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
Free Tech Help
Now most Mondays in July and August,
Need help downloading our free e-books and audio books to your tablet, e-reader, phone, or MP3 player?
Thinking of buying an e-reader and want a demonstration of different devices?
Make an appointment with our tech librarian, Miki Wolfe. Call the circulation desk today - 508-645-3360.
Grow Your Family Tree
Ancestry.com 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.
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.
Summer Lecture Series
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
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.
to change – contact the library at 508-645-3360
by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library