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The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale is coming at the end of September!
The sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons - the 2008 Book Sale brought in $29,744! The community's support through donations and volunteer hours is greatly appreciated.
If you have books you'd like to donate to benefit the library, please use the drop box in front of the Yellow House by mid-September. After that, volunteers will be loading and setting up for the sale.
If you'd like to volunteer to help setup or work during the Book Sale, there are signup sheets on the center display inside the front door of the library. Lots of help is needed for the three days of the sale, as well as on Thursday, Sept. 24th to get everything set up.
2009 Book Sale Dates and Times
For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Books, Events, Friends of the Library | No Comments »
The majority of the books sold at the sale are books donated to the Library and the Friends. To make sure each book sale offers as many titles as possible, the Friends have scheduled drop-off days throughout the year. The full schedule is available on their website, and the summer dates are listed below:
The drop-off location is the Dutton House (the yellow house next to the main library). On these scheduled drop-off days, volunteers are available to help unload cars and handle large donations.
If you are unable to make one of the scheduled drop-offs, you can use the new Book Sale Donation box, located on the edge of the parking lot between the Library and the Dutton House. Or, if you are emptying a house or an estate and would like to donate a large collection of books, please contact the Friends directly to make special arrangements.Posted in Books, Friends of the Library | No Comments »
There is a new History Book Group starting on at the library on Thursday, April 30th.
Do you have an interest in history? Library volunteer Bob Hanlon will be leading a new book group on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room. This group is for people with an interest in history - local, U.S. and world history.
The titles will be determined by the participants in the group. Attend the first program April 30th and help choose future titles. For this first meeting Bob suggests reading
For more information on the new book group, visit their webpage or contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x109.
For information on all of the book groups at the Chelmsford Library, visit our book groups webpage.Posted in Books, Programs, Reading Room | No Comments »
One Book Chelmsford Three Cups of Tea co-author Greg Mortenson visited Chelmsford this past Sunday, and spoke to a large crowd about his book and work building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
If you missed the amazing talk at Chelmsford’s Performing Arts Center, you still have a opportunities to catch it:
(You should confirm by visiting the Chelmsford Telemedia website)
Have you read the book yet?
Additional copies of Three Cups of Tea are available at the Library. Also available are the young reader and picture book versions of the book, as well as the book on CD and playaway mp3 player.
Upcoming One Book Chelmsford Programs:
Book Discussions on Three Cups of Tea at the library
Films and Discussions
Barakat Working in Central Asia
Chelmsford Volunteer Fair
The Many Facets of Islam
Exhibit of artwork inspired by Three Cups of Tea (A CALL TO ARTISTS)
Artwork must reflect the title or themes of the “One Book Chelmsford” 2009 book selection, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Please visit the Chelmsford Library to get a copy of the book. You may want to review some of the book’s chapter quotes (such as the one listed below). They may offer inspiration for creating your individual work.
More details on this Call to Artists on the library website.
Three Cups of Tea Resources
The Youth Services staff of the library put together this list of books that would make nice gifts this holiday season. These books are divided up into type of book and age groups.
Following this listing, there are links to book guides from other sources around the internet to provide additional ideas.
Here are a few lists from other sources on the internet, listing their top book picks for the holiday season:
Other Book Gift Guides
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