Flutes and Quills at the Chilmark Library

Thanks to the Chilmark Library, Kaila Allen-Posin of Allen Farm will host a program on chickens. —Lisa Vanderhoop

Chilmark Library hosts Women in Jazz with flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. According to a library press release, women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not only as singers, but also as instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. “An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of these women,” the statement said.

Join them to discover the personal and professional lives of female musicians at a time when jazz was dominated by men. Abdur-Razzaq will explore a full spectrum of years, genres, recordings and acclaimed accomplishments in his presentation. The program will include live performances by Abdur-Razzaq, and a Q&A session will follow.

Abdur-Razzaq has a long career as a performer and has been speaking on the subject of jazz in colleges and universities for over 30 years. A former educator, he holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University in education and the performing arts and studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This free event is a Zoom webinar presented by Centerville Public Library, Chilmark Public Library, Snow Library, Truro Public Library, and Vineyard Haven Public Library. Email [email protected] to sign up and receive the Zoom invite.


Do you dream of a sustainable future where you raise your own fault? On Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m., the library hosts Raising Laying Hens and Meat Birds with Kaila Allen-Posin of Allen Farm.

From designing the chicken coop to incubating your own eggs, there will be a lot to learn in this special presentation. Bring all your questions and Allen-Posin will help answer them. This is an in-person program, or you can also be there via Zoom. Email Tracy Thorpe for an invitation if you want to join remotely, [email protected]

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