Library Wins Grant
Mark Alan Lovewell

"I was so surprised," said Catherine Thompson, director of the Chilmark Public Library. Ms. Thompson learned last Thursday that her library was the recipient of a state grant totaling $1,108,880 for expansion and renovation.

Ms. Thompson said the library trustees had applied in January to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. "I just hoped we'd make it to the waiting list," she said.

The library trustees and other town leaders have been working for years on an expansion plan.

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Voters in Chilmark Back New Library
Mark Alan Lovewell

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.

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Friends of Chilmark Library Work To Garner Support for Expansion
Mark Alan Lovewell

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.

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Chilmark Celebrates New Library Start
Mark Alan Lovewell

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.

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Mastering the Art of Sauce With Jean-Marc Dupon

Is your cream sauce lumpy? Does your hollandaise curdle? Head for the Chilmark Public Library’s free winter cooking classes, Mastering the Art of French Sauces.

Featuring Le Grenier’s Jean-Marc Dupon, the series will begin Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the library.

Each class will include a demonstration, tasting and recipes for a different, classic French sauce. Mr. Dupon will demonstrate how to perfect the basic sauce, and how to adapt it with herbs, spices and other magic.

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Nan Doty to Offer Qigong Classes at Chilmark Library

Certified qigong instructor Nan Doty will offer a four-week workshop based on the book The Healer Within: The Four Essential Self-Care Methods for Creating Optimal Health, by Roger Jahnke. Running on Wednesdays throughout January, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Library, the workshop promises the opportunity to begin the new year with vitality.

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