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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 24, 2016


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.



 News Flash!

PokePrizes at the Chilmark Library! M-Th (from Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st) @ 2:30 the PokeStop at Beetlebung Corner will have lures. Catch as many Pokemon as you can and head across the street to the library. Show us your Journal and the Trainer with the most captures in 30 minutes wins a $5 gift certificate to the Chilmark Store. (Tie will go to the first in.) Can anyone say free pizza slice? Come on down. Remember, watch the traffic, be safe out there.


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 goodatany 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 60,000 E-books and downloadable audio books.


What's new for summer 2016? E-Zines! We now offer 50 digital magazine titles, free for Chilmark Library patrons. Read on your computer, tablet or phone. Start your subscription now.

 Click here to begin your Zinio digital magazine subscription.



Consumer Reports Online - New! Free subscription with your library card number.

 Consumer Reports Click Here



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

2016 Summer Lecture Series

All events are free and open to the public


Wed. June 22, 5pm, Jane Dreeban talks about her book The Urge To Create: Vineyard Portraits. The Event will feature Chilmark artists who are showcased in the book.
Wed. June 29, 5pm, Mache Seibel, MD, discuses his book The Estrogen Window, balancing female hormones through menopause and beyond.
Wed. July 6, 5pm, The Jim Thomas Spirituals Choir presents The US Slave Song Project.  
Wed. July 13, 5pm, Rebecca Gordon discusses her new book, American Nuremberg, on the prosecution of post 9/11 war crimes.
Wed. July 20, 5pm, John Zeizel, author of I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care, presents Hopeful Aging with Dementia: Making a Difference.
Wed. July 27, 5pm, Chilmark Shellfish Constable Isaiah Scheffer will talk about eel grass restoration projects in Menemsha Pond and Quitsa Pond.
Wed. August 3, 5pm, Cultural anthropologist Rick Shweder will speak about a proposal before the American Anthropological Association to boycott Israeli universities.
Wed. August 10, 5pm, Anna Mia Davidson will speak about her new book Cuba: Black and White.
Wed. August 17th, 5pm, Holly Bellebuono talks about her new book, The Healing Kitchen: Cooking with Nourishing Herbs for Health, Wellness and Vitality.
Wed. August 24th, Dr. Peter Kramer will discuss his latest book, Ordinary Well: A Case for Antidepressants.


         The 2016 Chilmark Library Summer Art Shows   


Barbara Leiner - (oil paintings) from June 25th - July 15th

Jane Thame - (mask art) from July 16th - August 5th

Jeanette Demeestere -  (mixed mediums) August 6th - August 26th

Elisabeth Carter - August 27th - September 15th


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