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Paperback Book Sales in October, November, and December!

   Monday, October 17th, 2011 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!This year has been such a phenomenal year for book donations, the Friends have decided to supplement the big annual book sale with periodic paperback book sales.

  • Dates:
    Saturday, October 29th
    Saturday, November 12th
    Saturday, December 10th
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Chelmsford Library lobby area
  • Price: 4 paperback books for $1.00

Be sure to stop by and check out the sales, and thank you for supporting the library!

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Join a Book Group at the Library

   Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by: Becky Herrmann, Library Director

Book group meetingDo you enjoy reading and then discussing what you thought of the book with others? Come join one of the library's book groups!

We have several options for book groups - morning and afternoon sessions at both the main library and at the MacKay branch. Here's a brief breakdown on each one:

  • Evening Book Group
    Run by Library Director Becky Herrmann, this group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, and has been going on for about 7 years. It's an informal and talkative mix of men and women with ages ranging from mid-thirties to mid-seventies. They read a mix of fiction and non-fiction (with a heavier emphasis on fiction). Check out their list of upcoming books or sign up for email meeting reminders.
  • Morning Book Group
    The Morning group is run by Technical Services Librarian Vickie Turcotte, and meets at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. This group is mainly women, primarily elderly folks but still a mix, and they read mainly fiction. Check out their list of upcoming books or sign up for email meeting reminders.
  • History Book Group
    This is a relatively new book group, meeting at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. It is run by one of our volunteers, and focuses on books that are historical in nature. Check out their list of upcoming books or sign up for email meeting reminders.
  • Mystery Book Group
    This group meets at the MacKay Branch Library at at 6:45 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. They have been meeting for about 20 years, and they focus on several authors each month rather than particular books - these are die-hard, mystery fans who have read extensively in the genre. Check out their current authors list.
  • "Novel Conversations" Book Group
    This popular daytime book group meets at the MacKay Branch Library on the first Friday of each month at noon. This group reads fiction with the occasional biography or memoir thrown in. Check out their list of upcoming books.
  • Now... It's Your Turn
    This is a seasonal readers advisory program (designed with baby boomers in mind but suitable for all adults). Each season, Becky Herrmann and Mayleen Kelley highlight a group of mostly new books, to keep people reading for a few months. Attendees are also welcome to suggest titles. As this group meets sporadically, check our events calendar for dates, and also previous suggestion lists.
  • Readergirlz Teen Book Group
    This is a book group for Teens, led by Tricia Moore, and meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. At each meeting participants will complete a craft or activity related to the book. Refreshments will be served. Pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.
  • "Cinema Night Out" Film Discussion Group
    A "book group" for movie buffs, led by Teen Services Librarian (and film aficionado) Tricia Moore. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, with discussion to follow - and refreshments are provided. Due to our public performance contract, film titles are only announced a few days in advance, but you can check the online listing or sign up for email notification.

All of our groups are open to the public, and all are welcoming new members. Each group meeting will be listed on the library's events calendar, and many of the groups send email reminders.

If none of these groups quite meet your needs, a variety of other book groups are listed on Meetup.com and LibraryThing Local.

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Chelmsford Library Book Sale 2010

   Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale is this week!

2010 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 24th 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in 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 – the 2009 Book Sale brought in $27,000!

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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Chelmsford Library Book Sale 2009

   Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale starts on Friday, Sept. 25th.

2009 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in 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 - the 2008 Book Sale brought in $29,744!

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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2009 Book Sale Coming Soon!

   Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!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

Friday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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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