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November and December are busy months for everyone, including Library volunteers and staff. As a result, a few of our scheduled programs and operating hours have been changed to accommodate the holiday season:
Please check our online events calendar for program and hours information, or contact the library at 978-256-5521 if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!
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If you're curious about the history or value of some of your antique furniture, vintage toys, or just old stuff, the library has quite a few resources that can help.
Every year we get updated copies of price guides for coins and money, stamps, sports cards, and other collectibles. There are encyclopedias and picture guides for almost every subject too - toys to cigars to watches to clothing. Most of these are in the non-fiction shelves downstairs, and the Reference staff is happy to help you locate the right book.
Chelmsford residents also have access to an online antique pricing resource called P4A Antiques Reference (P4A stands for "Price For Antiques") - it's a quick way to check how much an antique might be worth, based on what similar pieces have sold at recent auctions.
The focus is on collectibles and historic Americana, including furniture, china, glassware, folkart, brass, silver, iron, artwork, and major antique collectibles, with complete information on when, where, and for what price the antique was sold. The database will also provide a little background information on each item, including date, maker, etc, based on the information that was provided at the auction.
Because antiques are described differently by different people, don't give up after your first search. Try describing your piece in various ways, and also try the country of origin, material used, and maker, if possible.
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The Chelmsford Board of Health has an upcoming flu shot clinic, available to Chelmsford residents. An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza, or of transmitting influenza to others.
Thursday October 16, 2014
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 6 months or older
EVERYONE regardless of age MUST bring all health insurance cards!
If you have any questions you may call Sue Rosa, RN at the Chelmsford Board of Health (978) 250-5243.
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To commemorate the first World War, our next One Book Selection will take place during the years that the Great War was fought. The Friends, Trustees, and the Staff have come up with three nominees and we would like YOU to make the final decision. Please vote for the one you think the town should read. In addition to this voter choice, the staff will also choose a World War I non-fiction title and a children's book as companion books for the One Book Chelmsford program.
Voting will be open until November 4th, 2014 (election day), and the winning book will be announced on Wednesday, November 5th. The choices are:
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Attention researchers and genealogists! The Chelmsford Library just received some "new" older city directories on microfilm. The new additions to the collection are:
These are available in the microfilm cabinets downstairs in the Reference area. The library also has microfilm holdings of Chelmsford newspapers, the Boston Globe, early Chelmsford Town records, and early Massachusetts records.
If you have any questions or need assistance with using microfilm, please contact the Reference Desk.
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