Chilmark Public Library
Chilmark Free Public Library
DECEMBER 11, 2017


All events are free and open to the public - details are available at the library  website calendar.

Lectures begin at 5 p.m. unless indicated otherwise.

2017 Summer Lecture Series - Save The Date
May 31, 5:30pm, Valerie Sonnenthal introduces The Melt Method for improving hand and feet problems.
June 7, 5:30pm, Valerie Sonnenthal introduces Nutritious Movement - Moving Beyond Exercise.
June 14, Nancy Star talks about her new book Sisters One, Two, Three.
June 21, Jim Thomas and the Spirituals Choir: Slave Song Project.
June 28, Poet and Artist Fan Ogilvie talks about her recent work.
July 5, Photographer Peter Simon talks about his new book Martha’s Vineyard: To Everything There Is a Season.
July 12, Federal Appeals Court Judge David J. Barron talks about his latest book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress 1776 to ISIS.
July 19, Ecologist and Harvard Forest Director David Foster talks about his new book A Meeting of Land and Sea: The Nature and Future of Martha’s Vineyard.
July 26, Dr. Mache Seibel, a leading expert on menopause, talks about women’s wellness issues.
Aug. 2, University of Chicago Cultural Anthropologist  Rick Shweder brings a unique perspective to current issues and events.
Aug. 9, Todd Christy, founder of Chilmark Coffee, will share the secrets behind his magic beans!
Aug. 16, Architect Fred Noyes talks his father, renowned architect and industrial designer Eliot Noyes.
Aug, 23, Award winning cookbook author and food historian Joan Nathan talks about her new book King Solomon’s Table.
Aug. 30, Constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz talks about his new book Trumped Up.
Sept. 6, Author Mark Schneider talks about his new biography of Gerry Studds, former Massachusetts Congressman who was the first openly gay man to serve in Congress.
Sept. 13, 5 pm, Historian Jack Fructman joins the Islanders Read The Classics series in a lecture about Revolutionary War activist Thomas Paine and his book Common Sense.
Sept. 20, 5 pm, Martha’s Vineyard historian Thomas Dresser talks about his new book, The Hidden History of Martha’s Vineyard.


• Free Blood Pressure Clinics. The Visiting Nurse Association will be holding walk-in blood pressure clinics in the Chilmark Public Library conference room. They will be held at the same time: 11a.m.-1 p.m.  the THIRD Wednesday of every month. No appointment necessary.

• April Poetry Month Readings at the Library!

Poetry reading at The Chilmark Public Library 2006

April poetry reading at the Chilmark Public Library for Poetry Month. 2009


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Free Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinics 12:30-1:30 every third Wed of the month
Chilmark Free Public Library
P.O. Box 180
Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737