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Chelmsford and The Simpsons

   Saturday, May 26th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Did you know?

A few of the background illustrators that work on the television show The Simpsons grew up in Chelmsford. They drew on the images of their childhood to create parts of the Simpsons' town of Springfield.

To see a few places around town that you also might see in the show, as well as an interview with show illustrators Lance Wilder and John Krause, visit the library's Chelmsford and The Simpsons webpage.
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Updated Career Guidance Resource

   Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Our career guidance database has a new look! The changes to the database include a fresh and cleaner look, better search capabilities, a Career Opportunity News newsletter, and a great deal more content.

The Library subscribes to Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, from Facts on File, which is a resource offering information on jobs, careers, scholarships, industries, work skills, resumes & cover letters, and more. Patrons looking to find a job, change careers or just improve their job qualifications, can use this database to find out what skills different jobs require, and then get tips on how to obtain those skills.

To log in and start using this information, go to the Career Guidance listing of our database page, and either click on "In Library" (if you're in the library), or if you're at home, enter your library card number and click the Login button.

For assistance with this or any of the library's other databases, please contact the Reference Desk.

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New Online Subject Guides

   Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Two new subject guides are available on the Library's website.

One relates to Consumer Information, and includes resources such as Consumer Reports, Boston Consumer Checkbook, lists of buying guide books in the library, and links to websites offering product/service ratings, information on shopping and buying, and resources from the government.

The second guide covers Health Resources, including research databases provided by the library, a listing of where in the collection books of various health topics can be found, and a long list of web links to health-related websites, organized by topic. Many of the website are "starred resources," as they are recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College.

Links to both of these subject guides, as well as many others, can be found on the Library's website. For help in using the guides, or with researching other topics, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Historical Photographs Online

   Friday, May 4th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Photo from the Royal Shawcross setStarting in February 2007, the Chelmsford Library has benefited from the work of the Chelmsford Historical Society and Chelmsford Telemedia in digitizing historical photographs held in the library's archive.

These photographs are part of the Royal Shawcross photograph collection. This collection includes over 150 photographs taken in the North Chelmsford, Massachusetts area around 1901. The subjects include residences and businesses of the area, including the fire ruins of a major mill.

As they are prepared, these photographs are being uploaded to the Royal Shawcross Photographs set of the Library's Flickr account (read about Flickr), to make them available to the public.

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Housing Authority Applications at the Reference Desk

   Friday, May 4th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Seal of the Town of ChelmsfordApplication packets from the Chelmsford Housing Authority are available at the Reference Desk, on the lower level of the main library.

These packets are for applying to the first-time homeownership lottery of 2 three-bedroom units that will be located at 8 Main Street, North Chelmsford.

Applications must be turned into the Housing Authority office no later than 4pm on July 12, 2007, to be considered. Questions should be directed to Lisa Singleton, Office Administrator for the Chelmsford Housing Authority, at 978-256-7425 x10.

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