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Now You Can Download Comic Books and Ebooks from Hoopla!

   June 1st, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford residents now have a new source for free ebooks, as well as a way to download digital comic books!

We've offer Hoopla for over a year, allowing patrons to download audiobooks and watch streaming movies and television episodes, all using Hoopla. Now through Hoopla, you can also download ebooks and comic books to your computer or mobile device.

Downloadable comic books is a new digital format for us, and it compliments our print graphic novel collections (for Children, Teens, and Adults). The collection so far is small but growing, and some of the most popular titles have been:

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The library has offered ebooks for years, mainly through our Overdrive catalog. The new ebooks through Hoopla are different. Just like the Hoopla audiobooks and videos, these ebooks are always available - which means no waiting lists!

Ebooks are a new format for Hoopla, so they're still building this collection too. A few of their featured ebook titles are:

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All of these new Hoopla ebook and comic books can be checked out for 21 days (and of course downloaded again after that if you need more time, since they are always available!). Most of them are also available for both streaming and downloading to you mobile device.

Give them a try at https://www.hoopladigital.com - if you don't already have an account, set one up at https://www.hoopladigital.com/register or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211 for help.hoopla-ebook-comic

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Book lists: A summer reads preview!

   May 22nd, 2015 - by: Jessica Fitzpatrick

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.

Twenty-three-year-old Elaine Kelly doesn't earn much as a bank teller, and most of her salary goes toward caring for her terminally ill mother. When a lonely old man who deposits money at her bank every week gets hit and killed by a delivery truck, Elaine--a good Irish girl from Queens--thinks she's found the answer to her problems. She'll just transfer $1 million from the dead man's account into hers. Except that the lonely old man may not have been who he seemed. And when you take $1 million that isn't yours, it can cost you... way more

Love May Fail, by Matthew Quick: Inside the O'Briens, by Lisa Genova: In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume: God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison: Festival of Insignificance, by Milan Kundera: Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave: The Dream Lover, by Elizabeth Berg: Delicious Foods, by James Hannaham: The Daylight Marriage, by Heidi Pitlor: The Cake Therapist, by Judith Fertig: The Bone Tree, by Greg Iles: The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George:


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Book Sale Drop-Off Dates Announced!

   May 15th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Friends of the LibraryThe Friends will hold book drop-offs on the following days and times, at the Town Offices gym (same location as the book sale):

Saturday, June 6th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, June 27th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, July 11th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, July 22nd 1 - 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 1st 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, August 19th 1-3 p.m.
Saturday August 29th 9 a.m. - 12 noon

 

2015 Book Sale Dates

September 18, 19th and 20th

(Setup help needed on the 17th!)

 

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons. The community's support through donations and volunteer hours is greatly appreciated. The Friends fall book sale brought in $26,618.50. Thank you!

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Upcoming Library Workshop: Your Library From Home

   May 1st, 2015 - by: Jessica Fitzpatrick

Finally, your favorite author has published libraryanytimeheadersmalla 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:

All sessions are held in the main library’s first floor conference room. Space is limited so please register online here or at the reference desk.


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Love Fashion? Read ''Girl in Dior''

   April 29th, 2015 - by: Christine Sharbrough, Head of Reader Services & Circulation

diorThis graphic novel chronicles the career of designer Christian Dior for the last ten years of his life. Brightly colored drawings accompany a biographical history of the famed designer. The dress designs are very Grace Kelley or Audrey Hepburn and pay a beautiful a tribute to a man ahead of his time. Even if you are not a graphic novel fan, this book is fun just to look through for the illustrations.

Click here to link to our catalog and check it out!

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