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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
JULY 21, 2019



We are a full-service library with an in-house collection of 34,000 items -- books, magazines, newspapers, movies and more. As a member of the CLAMS Library Consortium, our patrons have direct access to the collections of all 37 member libraries. We also offer access to more than 150,000 digital items - Ebooks, E-audios, digital magazines, online language learning, genealogy research and more. Our technology offerings include computers, wireless internet access, wifi hotspots, copies, fax, a scanner. We're here to serve you. Please let us know how we can help.


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Book Talk with Eric Klinenberg: Palaces for the People

Presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association

and the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival

Join us at the Chilmark Library on Friday, August 2nd, at 3pm for a special event with guest author Eric Klinenberg in honor of his newest book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. The talk, moderated by former president of the American Library Association Maureen Sullivan, will cover how shared spaces, including libraries, play a crucial role in bridging societal divides. Book will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served. This event is free, open to the public, and presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival. For more information about the book, please visit

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), as well as the editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age and of the journal Public Culture. His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Washington Post, Slate, Le Monde Diplomatique, The London Review of Books, and the radio program This American Life.


Consumer Reports

Not sure what kind of washing machine to buy? Wondering if that new cell phone lives up to the hype? We offer free access to the Consumer Reports database, available from any computer or phone. Start your research now.

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Mango Languages

This premier library language learning service offers interactive online lessons in 72 different languages. The Mango website is accessible to Chilmark Library card holders from any computer, tablet or phone using the free mobile app. Start learning today! Click here to begin your Mango Language journey.


Free access to the world's largest online genealogical database. Fill out your family tree; find access to birth, death and marriage records; census data, immigration records and more. Available in the library from our patron access computers.



Find your next great read. Free access to Novelist, the trusted source in read-alike recommendations. Start your reading list HERE.


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Chilmark Free Public Library
P.O. Box 180
Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737