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Updates to Library Hours and Programs During the Holidays

   Monday, November 24th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

November and December are busy months for everyone, including Library volunteers and staff. As a result, a few of our scheduled programs and operating hours have been changed to accommodate the holiday season:

Library Hours:
You can view our complete listing of library hours, but the changed days are:

Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Nov 26: Main library open 9:30-5:00, MacKay Branch open 1:00-5:00 - we close at 5:00 PM for Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov 27: Closed all day

Christmas
Wednesday, Dec 24: Closed all day
Thursday, Dec 25: Closed all day
Friday, Dec 26: Closed all day

New Year's
Wednesday, Dec 31: Main library open 9:30-1:00 - we close at 1:00 PM for New Year's Eve
Thursday, Jan 1: Closed all day

 

Library Programs:
Our online events calendar is the most up-to-date source for library programs, but the updates we know about so far are:

  • Both advanced and beginners English Circles will not meet on Dec 23 and Dec 30
  • The Writers group at the main library will not meet Wed Dec 17th
  • The Knitting Group at MacKay will not meet in December
  • TSSG (technical skills share group) will not be meeting in November or December
  • The teen programs Rainbow Loom Club on Dec 16, Drop-In Minecraft on Dec 23, and the Rocky Horror Sing-A-Long on Dec 30, have all been cancelled

Please check our online events calendar for program and hours information, or contact the library at 978-256-5521 if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!

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October 2014 Flu Clinics for Chelmsford Residents

   Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

flu shotThe Chelmsford Board of Health has an upcoming flu shot clinic, available to Chelmsford residents. An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza, or of transmitting influenza to others.

Thursday October 16, 2014
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 6 months or older

Location: Chelmsford Senior Center
75 Groton Rd, Route 40
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

EVERYONE regardless of age MUST bring all health insurance cards!

If you have any questions you may call Sue Rosa, RN at the Chelmsford Board of Health (978) 250-5243.

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Chelmsford Farmers Market 2014

   Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Farmers Market logoThe Chelmsford Farmers Market 2014 seasons opens this Thursday, June 19th! Vendors from the local area and beyond can be found on the Chelmsford Town Common every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through October 2nd.

The opening day will feature a free live music concert by Amanda Cote, a blues/rock/soul artist from Chelmsford. Learn more about and listen to a sample of her music at http://www.reverbnation.com/AmandaCote.

You can connect with the Market on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordfarmersmarket.

Anyone interested in having their own tent at the Market, volunteering, or providing entertainment, please email chelmsfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

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Adult/Teen Summer Reading Program 2014

   Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Summer Reading 2014Chelmsford's Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program is on!

The theme this year is Literary Elements, because each book you read is a building block for your reading history. And in keeping with the idea of blocks, we're using a Bingo board to make tracking your reading this summer fun. Here's how it works:

  • Choose any five (or more!) categories on your Bingo Card
  • Read a book within each of your chosen categories
  • Log the title and author on the back of the bingo card (Include any notes about the book or whether you liked it if you wish!)
  • Turn in your Bingo card to either the Main Library or the MacKay branch by the end of the summer to be entered into a raffle for some great prizes!

You can download and print your own Summer Reading Bingo Card [pdf], or pick one up at the Readers Services Desk in the Main Library or at the MacKay Branch. And if you get stuck for ideas, we also have a list of suggestions based on the Bingo Card boxes [pdf].

Here are some common questions:

Q: When does the program start?
A: The program runs June 9th - August 15

Q: Who can participate?
A: Teens 13+ and adults

Q: Which books are eligible?
A: Any book you read or listen to - including graphic novels!

Q: How do I join?
A: Download and print a Bingo Card [pdf], or pick up a packet at the Readers Services Desk. Start recording your books and turn your completed sheet in by August 15th

All completed Bingo cards turned in by August 15th will be entered into our drawing for summer reading prizes. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, August 19th.

If you need more reading suggestions, check out our Reading Room webpage - or contact our Readers Service staff.

The Children's Summer Reading Program, Fizz Boom Read, has also started!

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Celebrate Chelmsford Winterfest 2014, Jan 31-Feb2

   Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford WinterfestCome out and enjoy winter with Chelmsford Winterfest!

There are a variety of events around town this year, with both traditional Winterfest events and new activities. This year, the kick-off event is:

Friday, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. - Friday Night Lights: Night Snow Shoeing or Walk at Russell Mill Forest

Join the Chelmsford Conservation Commission for a special edition of "Friday Night Lights." We will meet at the main parking lot of Russell Mill Soccer Fields (105 Mill Road) at 5:30 p.m. and break into groups to explore the town conservation land. Different groups will allow everyone to participate, from a slow, leisurely walk to challenging trails at a moderate pace. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp and your own snowshoes or boots. This event is free and family-friendly.

From there, the weekend of low temperatures and high fun winds its way through a family movie night, ice skating, farmers' market, walks, photograph contest, stories, dancing, and lots of great food.

To conclude Chelmsford Winterfest 2014 in style, join us from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the main library:

Exhibit/Reception and a WinterFest Sunday Social to kick off "One Book Chelmsford"

Stop in to the Library on Sunday. The Cultural Council will be holding a reception for the Photography exhibit. Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced. Music by the Washington Calvo Duo and refreshments. Enjoy art and conversation and pick up a copy of the 2014 One Book title, The Art Forger. Check the Library’s website for details on the One Book program.

Check out http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest/ for a full listing of events, locations, and sponsors - and be sure to get out, enjoy the cold, and have fun with your neighbors!

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