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Winterfest: Feb 5-7, 2010

   Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Winterfest 2010 LogoCome out and celebrate Wintefest with the rest of the Chelmsford this weekend!

Events are scheduled all over town, starting Friday night with snowshoeing at Russell Mill Forest and ending with a winter nature walk at the Archer Meadowbrook Reservation, with all sorts of fun indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family in between.

Check out the Wintefest Schedule of Events for complete details, and a map to each event location.

And if you go snowshoeing Friday night, be sure to stop by the library afterward to warm up with our "Sweet Suspense and Lethal Libations" event - lots of desserts, books and conversation.

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2010 WinterFest Photo Contest Applications

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

Winterfest 2009 Winning PhotosLike taking photographs? Submit your favorites to the Chelmsford's 2010 Winterfest Photo Contest!

The Chelmsford Cultural Council's 14th Annual Chelmsford Photography Contest at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) will be on display during Winterfest, Saturday & Sunday, February 6-7, 2010.

Applications are due by Friday, Jan 29th, 2010, and can be dropped off at the library. Application forms are available at the Reference Desk and also on the Cultural Council's website in both pdf format [pdf] and as a Word document [doc].

Contest Rules:

  • Three categories: Professional, Amateur, Student (through High School)
  • Each person limited to three (3) entries
  • Black & white or color photos accepted
  • Each photograph (excluding the mat board frame), must have one dimension of at least 8 inches (ex: 6x9, 8X10, etc.)
  • All prints should be framed with a paper mat frame or dry mounted onto a mat board. No wood or metal frames!
  • Only photos taken after January 1, 2009 are eligible
  • Photos will be judged on composition, general appeal, and technical merit
  • All entries must be received by Friday, January 29, 2010
  • No late entries will be accepted, no exceptions
  • Limit of one prize per contestant
  • Entrants must be residents of Chelmsford
  • All entries will be displayed at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) during Winterfest on Saturday and Sunday (February 6-7, 2010) and will remain up through February 13th. Photos may be picked up after February 18th at the Community Services Office of the Chelmsford
    Public Library
  • Winning photos may be published in the local newspaper and/or displayed at the library
  • Cash Prizes awarded in each category: $100, $75 & $50

Brought to you by the Chelmsford Cultural Council, your local chapter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, visit ChelmsfordCulturalCouncil.com or contact Bruce Magnuson at bmagphoto@yahoo.com or 978-251-1229.

The winning photos from the 2009 contest are picture above - see the complete list of winners.

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New Movie About Chelmsford

   Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

2009 Parade FloatFilmmaker and Chelmsford resident Fred Barzyk has just finished a new film on Chelmsford's 4th of July festivities!

The film, "Great American 4th of July," will be screened on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be held at the the Chelmsford Center of the Arts at the Old Town Hall, and is free and open to the public.

And speaking of filmmaker Fred Barzyk, DVDs of Fred's first Chelmsford film, "Our Town our Voices: Introduction to the Library," are available at the front desk of the main library. If you haven't seen the film yet please take a copy while there are some still left.

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US Senate Special Election: Jan 19, 2009

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

electioninfoThe special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Edward Kennedy will be Tuesday, January 19th, 2009. This is the day after the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, so please remember to vote on Tuesday.

Polls will be open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The candidates are:

The Town of Chelmsford's voter information webpage has the list of polling locations [pdf] and the precinct list by street [pdf]. For more information, residents should contact the Town Clerk's office.

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US Senate Special Election

   Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

electioninfoThe Special Election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Edward Kennedy begins with the primary elections on December 8th. The general election will be held on January 19th.

An article in the Chelmsford Independent reviews the candidates and their positions.

The Town of Chelmsford has a special election website, with links to registration information, a request for an absentee ballot [pdf], and a specimen ballot [pdf]. The Town's voter information webpage has the list of polling locations [pdf] the precinct list by street [pdf].

For more information, residents can contact the Town Clerk's office.

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