End of a Chapter for Chilmark Library's Biggest Advocate

As chairman of Chilmark library trustees for 17 years, Norman Freed helped transform one of the smallest libraries on the Island into a hub for community events and a more welcoming place for kids and teens. Now he is stepping down.

Artist Brings Outside Beauty Inside Chilmark Library

On Saturday afternoon, the Chilmark Library hosted an exhibit of Phyllis Dunn’s photographs.

Seasons Readings

The Chilmark library offers a nearly monthlong book sale just in time for the holidays and maybe a snowy night of reading. The sale continues every day until noon on Dec. 28.

Chilmark Library Art Show

Boston-based artist, teacher and long-time Vineyard visitor Elizabeth Carter opens an exhibit of her work at the Chilmark Library on South Road from Saturday, June 22. The reception is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Chilmark Library Art Show

Vineyard artist Linda Thompson captured the erosion at Lucy Vincent beach in her oil paintings which will be exhibited at the Chilmark Library beginning June 15. Other offerings include Menemsha scenery and the Allen sheep farm. Ms. Thompson is a Chilmark resident who has studied art at Pratt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University.

A reception with the artist is on opening day from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library located at Beetlebung Corner in Chilmark. The exhibition will be open during regular library hours until June 21.

Food That's Good for You, Better for Sea

What do oysters and seaweed have in common?

“Both remove nitrogen,” Woods Hole marine scientist Scott Lindell told a large group that attended his recent talk at the Chilmark Library about a two-year exploratory effort to cultivate seaweed in Waquoit Bay. The $150,000 project will continue through this summer and is funded through the Woods Hole Sea Grant program.

Artists Enjoy October Shows, Coffee and Books Provided

On the Vineyard where art galleries abound and artists abound even more, there is, it seems, art everywhere. But it’s not just traditional galleries that showcase art. Venturing off the tracks, one can encounter not only art that enchants but artists who do so as well.

This month the work of Chris Hughes is being highlighted at Mocha Mott’s in Vineyard Haven and the work of Edie Yoder at the Chilmark Library.

Voters in Chilmark Back New Library

By a heavy majority, Chilmark voters this week approved plans to expand and renovate their public library. At a Monday night special town meeting, more than 300 voters filled the Community Center to overflowing and strongly backed the project.

Friends of Chilmark Library Work To Garner Support for Expansion

The Chilmark Public Library expansion project is the talk of the town. Proponents of the project are scurrying about the community, holding meetings in homes in an effort to raise the necessary votes in the next special town meeting, scheduled for Nov. 19.

It is a more significant political contest than any selectmen's race in years. For many it is a reminder of the building of the new elementary school, which opened in 1999.

Chilmark Celebrates New Library Start

Politicians and citizens, librarians and state officials - all were in Chilmark Wednesday afternoon to attend the groundbreaking for the $2.1 million public library renovation project. But it was the children in attendance who stole the show.