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Pie season is fast approaching – are you ready?

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This October the Chelmsford Library has two programs to help us prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Our Bibliobites book group  has chosen pies as their October topic


On October 22nd Carmella from La Bella Dolce, a local Italian artisan bakery, will demonstrate and share some of her pie baking secrets.


Join the Bibliobites book group   as we investigate pies with the aid of the most comprehensive pie books  available. “PIE” by Ken Haedrich.

PieKen is an internationally acclaimed food and travel writer and cooking teacher and pies are his passion. He shares with us his vast knowledge.  The recipes and careful instruction come from years and years of both accumulation and winnowing down to the very best.

Fear not Ken is not a “pie snob”.  His book  gives instructions for making  pastry by hand, with an electric mixer or in a food processor. Similarly, Haedrich assures readers it’s all right to use frozen fruit.

Check out the book at the circulation desk or choose one of your own.

Join us to talk about the book, the recipes you tried  or just come to enjoy the conversation on:

Friday, October 31 st   at 11 AM



Attend  a talk/demonstration on ” Baking the Perfect Pie” at the Chelmsford Library Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

pie2Carmela Coughlan of La Bella Dolce Bakery in Westford has been a regular at Chelmsford Farmers Market.  She carries on an age-old family tradition of baking breads, cookies and pastries from recipes her mother Josephine brought from her homeland of Sicily.

You can learn more about Carmela’s bakery at

We encourage pre-registration for this program. To register please visit the events calendar for Oct 22nd and click on this event. The registration form will appear.