Upcoming Programs 

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Library  doors are  closed to the public until further notice.   Although we've had to cancel some of our in-library programming, we are offering  many Virtual Program opportunities and online resources.    See below for some of our virtual programs and possible future in-house programming.

 

 

Thursday, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - 1620: The First Year with Historian Christopher Daley *Virtual Program*

Historian Chris Daley will present "1620: The First Year."  In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arrival in the New World, Chris's presentation will examine their voyage across the Atlantic, the decision to land on Cape Cod, their explorations of the Cape, and their eventual choice to settle in Plymouth.  He will also talk in detail about Plymouth Colony and their early encounters with the Wampanoag People.  Registration is required.

Christopher Daley has lectured all over New England for over 25 years and is a favorite here at the EPL!  He is a history teacher in the Kingston, MA area and holds a B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.

Thursday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm - The CLAMS Libraries in Conversation with the World Food Program USA with Amanda DelGiudice of WFP

The coronavirus will push the number of severely hungry and malnourished people on planet Earth to 270 million people this winter. The World Food Program USA works in affiliation with the U. N., U.S. policymakers, corporations, foundations and individuals to help provide financial and in-kind resources and develop policies needed to alleviate global hunger.  Join us in this virtual talk to learn more about the U. N.’s work on the front lines fighting hunger and famine since 1962, reaching up to 138 million of the world’s most vulnerable people every year. Find out about the challenge hunger poses today as well as about a variety of their COVID-19 response programs including, emergency relief, school meals, and small holder farming and how all of this has been affected by the coronavirus.

Email tthorpe@clamsnet.org at Chilmark Public Library to sign up and get the Zoom invite or call 508-645-3360 for more information.

Monday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm - Virtual Birding Tour  *Virtual Program*

Chris Walz, Expert Naturalist and property Manager at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary take you on a virtual birding tour providing you with the identification tools you need to raise your birding skills, offer suggestions on seasonal hotspots, and peek your interest in what’s active in the world of Birds on Cape Cod in November. This program will be a webinar over Zoom.  Registration is required.

 

Thursday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm - The CLAMS Libraries in Conversation with the World Food Program USA with Amanda DelGiudice of WFP USA *Virtual Program*

The coronavirus will push the number of severely hungry and malnourished people on planet Earth to 270 million people this winter. The World Food Program USA works in affiliation with the U. N., U.S. policymakers, corporations, foundations and individuals to help provide financial and in-kind resources and develop policies needed to alleviate global hunger. Join us in this virtual talk to learn more about the U. N.’s work on the front lines fighting hunger and famine since 1962, reaching up to138 million of the world’s most vulnerable people every year. Find out about the challenge hunger poses today as well as about a variety of their COVID-19 response programs including, emergency relief, school meals, and small holder farming and how all of this has been affected by the coronavirus.

Email tthorpe@clamsnet.org @ Chilmark Public Library to sign up and get the Zoom invite or call 508-645-3360 for more information. 

Future Date TBA - Author Edwin Hill

Boston author Edwin Hill’s critically-acclaimed crime novels include Little Comfort and The Missing Ones. They both feature Harvard librarian Hester Thursby who uses her research skills to help people find things, including people who don't want to be found.  Hill has been nominated for an Agatha Award, featured in Us Magazine, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and was recognized as one of “Six Crime Writers to Watch” in Mystery Scene magazine.

 

Chatham Chat!

Classes are temporarily suspended!  Chatham Chat! An English Language Conversation Class runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm, year round. This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their English. The Conversation Class if free and open to the public. Please call the library at 508-945-5170 to register.

Ebook Classes

Ready to download eBooks and Audiobooks?

Next virtual class:  October 29 @ 10:30 am, November 19 @10:30 am

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Amy Andreasson through a Zoom program as she will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required so we can get you connected through Zoom. *Libby app is currently compatible with smart phones and tablets.   EBooks can be download on another device (phone, ipad, etc) and transferred to Kindle devices.