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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
JANUARY 30, 2015


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Movie Cancelled

The Free Friday Film program on January 30 has been cancelled due to weather and road conditions.


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.



Chowder and a Movie

Fans of hot chowder and classic movies will find something to cheer about when the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library begin their winter Chowder and a Movie series. Every Wednesday in January and February at noon, the library will serve up a pot of hot chowder and a movie favorite. The movies and the chowder are free. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1/14 - The Best years of Our Lives - 1946 - with Frederick March and Myrna Loy
  • 1/21 - The Big Sleep - 1946 - with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
  • 1/28-The Ghost and Mrs Muir - 1947 - with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison
  • 2/4 - Great Expectations - 1946 - with John Mills and Jean Simmons
  • 2/11 - The Thirty-nine Steps - 1935 with Robert Donat and Madeline Carroll directed by Hitchcock
  • 2/18 - The Horn blows at Midnight - 1945 - with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith
  • 2/25 - The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1951 - with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal


Free Friday Films

Please join us for our water-themed movie festival! Fans of classic movies, popcorn & juice will find something to cheer about when the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library begin their Free Friday Films series. Fridays at 7 p.m.

  • Jan. 16 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Jan. 23 On Golden Pond
  • Jan. 30 African Queen
  • Feb. 6 $1,000,000 Mermaid
  • Feb. 13 Chocolat
  • Feb. 20 South Pacific
  • Feb. 27 Mister Roberts
  • Mar. 6 Secret of Roan Inish
  • Mar. 13 Old Man and the Sea

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

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P.O. Box 180
Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-3360
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