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Like it or not, the holidays are upon us once again. If you’re getting ready to write lists and entertain guests, there are many ways the library can help you to prepare and enjoy this season. Here are just a few:
If you’re struggling for ideas on what to cook this season, our Bibliobites group can help. Over the course of the year, this lively group of food enthusiasts meets monthly to discuss and try recipes from new and popular cookbooks. Ideas and experiences shared during the meetings are posted to their blog, along with favorite recipes, so turn there if you’d like some new and interesting things to serve! The group is always looking for new members too – join them for their next meeting on Friday, December 4 at 11AM.
Every great holiday party needs music. Of course we have our CDs in-house, but did you know that we also offer digital music available for streaming or downloading? From our website, connect to our Freegal service and download up to 5 free songs per week, including Adele's much anticipated latest, 25! Or try Hoopla to stream music through a computer or mobile device. Select from hundreds of albums and play them as much as you like. If you’d like to learn more about any of these services, sign up with the reference desk for a one-on-one session with a librarian, or attend one of our monthly Tech Talks, posted on the events calendar.
Need some gift ideas? Books make great gifts! On November 20, Christine and Jessica presented their ideas for great gifts. A list of these titles is available in our Fast Track kiosk and online at our Reading Room page.
The rush of the season can be stressful, so don’t forget to take some time to rest and relax with family and friends. Why not try out Roku for a week? Our Roku device allows unlimited access to a collection of over 30 newly released movies. It’s like taking a whole shelf of DVDs out of the library, but all you need is this pocket-sized device and a wi-fi connection - much easier to keep track of!
Of course, the library building closes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, but that doesn’t mean you lose access to all the library has to offer. Check out our Anytime website, where the library never closes, and find links to our downloadables, databases, event information, newsletters, new releases, and so much more. And during any storms, check our home page for up to date information on sudden library closings.
These are just a few of the ways the library can help you to have a wonderful holiday season!Posted in Books, Column, Library Information, music, Programs, Reading Room, Reference, Resources | No Comments »
Were you unable to attend our bi-monthly presentation of new and upcoming releases to read this fall? Here’s a list of the ones we presented last Friday. As always, contact or visit us for even more recommendations!Posted in Books, Programs, Reading Room, Resources | No Comments »
Your summer reading list is here! Our bimonthly presentation of new and recently released books highlighted many great titles for vacations, stay-cations, or just mini-escapes on your lunch break. Highlights from the presentation on May 22th are listed below. Hover your cursor over each book cover to view a brief description. Click on the image to go to the item in our catalog. The full list of books is available on our website. Join us for our next presentation, in two months, on July 17th.Books, Current News, Events, Programs, Reading Room | No Comments »
Finally, your favorite author has published a new book, and you can’t wait to read it. It’s 9:30 PM though - how are you going to place a request? Or maybe you’re a student working on a paper late at night, and you just need a few more sources. Or perhaps you’re just interested in finding out more about an author, or researching local services for a project, but if the library is closed, where will you go for the information?
The truth is, many of the services you receive in person or over the phone from a librarian are available to you from home using a computer that’s connected to the internet. You can perform catalog searches, place requests, create book lists, or check due dates.
In addition to the electronic library catalog, many robust and powerful databases are at your disposal 24/7. With just a library card and PIN, you have access to peer-reviewed journals, fully-searchable car manuals, consumer information, full-text business and computer book collections, detailed health information and much more.
Come see how your library never closes by attending one of two upcoming tech talk sessions:Books, Computer, Library Information, Programs, Reference, Resources, Web Tools | No Comments »
To celebrate National Library Week, April 12 – 18, the Library is launching an Instagram account. You can find us at https://instagram.com/chelmsfordlibraryma/
Instagram is great for sharing quick photos, so we wanted to show off "24 hours in the library," with one photo every hour. (Since, unfortunately, we're not open 'round the clock, those 24 hours will be spread over the entire week.) We're going to be capturing slices of life in the library, our collections, our patrons - and maybe you!
Here's a sample of some photos so far:
Check us out at https://instagram.com/chelmsfordlibraryma/, follow us, share our photos, and comment to let us know what you think. And, be sure to tag your own photos #chelmsfordma so we can follow you too!Posted in Current News, Programs | No Comments »
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