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Election Day: Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 2010

   Monday, October 25th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Vote!The 2010 mid-term elections are Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010. Polls will be open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Polling Locations:

Precincts 1 & 9 - Town Office Building Gym, 50 Billerica Road
Precincts 2 & 3 - Harrington School Gym, 120 Richardson Road
Precincts 4 & 6 - Westlands School Cafeteria, 170 Dalton Road
Precincts 5 - Byam School Cafeteria, 25 Maple Road
Precincts 7 & 8 - Mccarthy School Gym, 250 North Road

Sample Ballots:

Election Information:

For more information, residents should contact the Town Clerk’s office.

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More Ereaders Support for Overdrive Ebooks

   Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford patrons can use the library's subscription to Overdrive to download and read ebooks - and the service just got better.

Overdrive recently announced that their ebooks will now work on both the Borders Kobo eReader and the Pandigital Novel.

Kobo eReader
Kobo eReader
Pandigital Novel
Pandigital Novel

If you've been thinking about buying an ereader for yourself, Overdrive lists all of the devices they support - which means you'll have access to all of the ebooks available through the Chelmsford Library. We also have a list of other places you can download ebooks.

And remember, Overdrive has downloadable audiobooks too!

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Chelmsford Library Book Sale 2010

   Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale is this week!

2010 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 24th 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in the gym behind the Town Office building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford [see a map].

Run by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, the book sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons – the 2009 Book Sale brought in $27,000!

For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Nominate Your Choice For One Book Chelmsford 2011

   Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

One Book Chelmsford logoThe Library had a great time with Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island for 2010's One Book Chelmsford, and we hope you did, too!

Now, once again we're asking for your help in choosing the next One Book Chelmsford, for 2011. Think about all the books you've read, or the books you'd like to read, and let us know which titles you'd like selected for the Town to read in 2011.

The next time you're in the library, give your nomination suggestion to any staff member. Or, you can submit your nomination online by clicking the "Submit Your Nomination" link on our homepage or using the One Book Nomination Form.

The One Book Committee will review all the suggestions and narrow them down to three final choices. Then on Election Day in November, the entire Town will vote for which of those three they'd like to be One Book Chelmsford 2011.

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Recommended Under-The-Radar Reads

   Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Seattle Librarian Nancy Pearl recently appeared on National Public Radio to highlight a few great books she that felt might not get noticed by readers this summer.

The titles of each book are listed below, with links so you can request the book from the library's catalog (or request that we purchase it if we haven't already). If you'd like to read Nancy Pearl's description of the books, check out the story on NPR.

Finding George Orwell in BurmaFinding George Orwell in Burma
By Emma Larkin

Check our Catalog

The Good SonThe Good Son
By Michael Gruber

Check our Catalog

Blood HarvestBlood Harvest
By S. J. Bolton

Check our Catalog

Miss HargreavesMiss Hargreaves
By Frank Baker

Check our Catalog

Under HeavenUnder Heaven
By Guy Gavriel Kay

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Last Night in MontrealLast Night in Montreal
By Emily St. John Mandel

Check our Catalog

The Lotus EatersThe Lotus Eaters
By Tatjana Soli

Check our Catalog

Instead of a LetterInstead of a Letter
By Diana Athill

Check our Catalog

Purchase Request Form

Words for Empty and Words for FullWords for Empty and Words for Full
By Bob Hicok

Check our Catalog

Purchase Request Form

For help requesting one of these books from our catalog, or with placing a purchase request, please contact the Reference Desk. For more reading suggestions, check out our Reading Room page, and other book recommendations by Nancy Pearl.

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