Chilmark Public Library
Chilmark Free Public Library
JANUARY 16, 2018


For January our Wednesday night events will focus on health and wellness. 
  • January 3rd, Michael Blanchard will give a presentation titled “Less traveled paths to healing addiction,” a program exploring the power of connection in healing addiction Blanchard will talk about how non traditional means such as art therapy, imagery, photography, equine therapy, yoga and meditation can help those struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

  • January 10th, Holly Bellebuono, herbalist, author and CEO of the Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary will be coming to share her knowledge. 
  • January 17th, Kombucha Workshop with Nina Gordon of Kulture Club MV. She will be presenting a demonstration on how to brew small batches of kombucha at home. We will discuss the process, ingredients, equipment, and variables affecting kombucha fermentation, the biology of the SCOBY, and potential health benefits. Nina will provide different Kulture Kombucha flavors for tasting, and a limited number of scobys will be given away to attendees (please bring a watertight vessel with a lid).
  • January 24th- Dr Enid Haller, Executive Director of Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard, will present on the latest information on diagnosis and treatment for Chronic Lyme.
  • January 31st- Shelley Edmundson, Executive Director of the Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust will be coming to the library to educate us about local oyster farming. She will be accompanied by local oyster farmers who will share their experiences and have some samples of different oysters for us to try!

    All events are on Wednesday at 5 pm unless otherwise noted.


Special Saturday Movie Screening:


On Saturday, January 20th, 3:30 pm we will be showing a special movie screening of West Tisbury resident Angela Anderson's documentary

"Brave New World- How Silicon Valley is Shaping Our Future. The film’s award-winning director, Angela Anderson, will be at the library

for this screening and the audience will have a chance to ask her questions following the movie. Anderson, a West Tisbury resident, is a

writer, producer and director, covering topics from nuclear proliferation to world hunger. “Brave New World” is a powerful documentary

which, in Anderson’s own words, is “about what Silicon Valley holds for all our futures, with interesting interviews and a focus on biotechnology.”


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