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The Chelmsford Library is now on Instagram!

   April 14th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

CPLinstagramTo 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:

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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!

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Special Spring Book Sale: April 11 and 12!

   April 6th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!Spring usually just brings rain and flowers - this year, Spring also brings a special Book Sale! The Friends of the Library will be holding a special Spring Book Sale:

2015 Spring Book Sale Dates and Times

Saturday, April 11th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 12th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The sale will be in the usual place, the gym behind the Town Office building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford [see a map].

Run by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, the book sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons. We're holding a special Spring sale this year because of the construction work involving our book storage building, the Dutton House.

For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Kid Rock`s First Kiss Won`t Be His Last

   April 2nd, 2015 - by: Christine Sharbrough, Head of Reader Services & Circulation

kidrockI have to admit, I am a huge fan of Kid Rock.  There.  I said it.  I saw him as an opening act for Kiss and never looked back.  His latest CD, First Kiss differs a bit from his usual raunchy lyrics and hard rock sound and instead opts for more reflective lyrics and bluesy rock and roll.  The title track, "First Kiss," kicks off the CD with lyrics reminiscent of "All Summer Long" from Rock and Roll Jesus. There was not a single song that I didn't like on this CD.  That's quite a feat as far as I'm concerned.   One of my favorite songs was "Drinking Beer with Dad," reminding me of summers long ago when I did just that.

Reflect  back on your carefree, misspent youth with this CD.  Kid Rock is aging like a fine whiskey, smooth and satisfying.

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Upcoming library workshop: Your library from home, Wed. April 1

   March 30th, 2015 - by: Jessica Fitzpatrick

libraryanytimeheadersmallFinally, 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, electronic 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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Chelmsford Volunteer Fair: Sat, March 28, 2015

   March 26th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

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"This is Chelmsford" 2015
Annual Volunteer Fair and Organizations Showcase
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. - 12 noon
at the Chelmsford Senior Center
75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford

Chelmsford's annual Organizations Fair is a chance for adults and teens to speak with reps from over 30 organizations about volunteer and membership opportunities. Volunteer work is always a plus for your resume or college application, and many local organizations could not survive without help from the community!

If you've been wanting to contribute to the Chelmsford community, have special skills, or just want to stay active, stop by the Senior Center this Saturday.

Visit the library's website for more information. Also, check out http://www.chelmsfordvolunteers.org for a calendar of volunteer events and a searchable list of local volunteer organizations.

This event is sponsored by the Chelmsford Library and the Chelmsford Senior Center.

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