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Chelmsford Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

   Friday, May 24th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

familysearch logoThe Chelmsford Library recently became a FamilySearch affiliate library, which means patrons interested in genealogy have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of resources available through FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the world's largest repository of free genealogical records, based in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.

You can search the Family History Library Catalog online at FamilySearch.org to see available records and to order microfilm. There is a nominal fee of $7.50 to order a microfilm, which is then sent to the Chelmsford Library. Once the film arrives, patrons use the Chelmsford Library's microfilm reader to view it.

More genealogy research tools are available on the library's website. If you have any questions about FamilySearch or researching your family tree, please contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

If you have any question about genealogy

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Arbor Day Tree Planting and Dedication at the Library

   Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Japanese PseudocamelliaCelebrate Arbor Day with the members of the Country Lane Garden Club as they plant and dedicate a Japanese pseudocamellia on the lawn of the Chelmsford Library.

The event is schedule for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 a.m., and the public is welcome.

For information on the Country Lane Garden Club visit their website http://www.gcfm.org/countrylanegardenclub/Home.aspx

And if you're interested, please check out some of these tree planting resources available at the library.

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Town Common Purple Beech Photos Donated to the Library

   Monday, April 8th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Purple Beech photosThe well-known and much-loved purple beech tree, planted on the common in 1892, was taken down in November 2012. Present on that day was local photographer Steve Hardwood, who chronicled the process of bringing the tree down.

He donated his series of photographs to the library, to commemorate the event and the life of the tree. Steve's photographs were supplemented by additional photos from the collections of Fred Merriam and the Chelmsford Historical Society, and Library staff also researched news articles about the tree.

This entire collection was then framed and hung in the Group Study Room, on the lower level of the Library, near the Library's other historical resources. Please check out this tribute the next time you're in the Library.

The Library would like to thank Steve Hardwood for getting the ball rolling, and also Fred Merriam and the Chelmsford Historical Society for contributing to the project. The generosity of community members like this helps preserve Chelmsford for future generations.

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Print from Anywhere to the Chelmsford Library!

   Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Print from AnywhereThe Chelmsford Library launched a new service last week - Print From Anywhere.

This allows patrons to print directly from their home computers, laptops, or smartphones (any device with an internet connection), and pick up their print job at the library.

To get started, go to http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/webprint and follow the steps. These printing options are available:

  • B&W printing: $0.15 per page
  • Color printing: $0.25 per page
  • Single- or double-sided printing

You can upload a file from your computer, or paste the address of a webpage to print. During the print process you'll name your print job and get a job reference number. After the job is sent, you can pick up your print job at the Reference Desk on the lower level of the main library (print jobs are automatically deleted after 72 hours).

The whole process is easy, but we also have an instructional booklet available [pdf]. If you have any questions about this service, or anything the library offers, please contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Snow Depth After Storm on March 8th, 2013

   Friday, March 8th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Library staff took an unscientific snow depth measurement on one of the granite benches in the library courtyard after the snow storm of Friday, March 8th, 2013:

13.5 inches of snow!

13.5 inches!

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