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Read the Chelmsford Independent Online

   Saturday, September 29th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Independent mastheadIn addition to reading a print copy every Thursday, there are two other ways to access the Chelmsford's newspaper, the Chelmsford Independent.

Chelmsford Independent's Website
The Chelmsford Independent is online at http://www.townonline.com/chelmsford/. All the sections of the printed paper are available, plus extras such as blogs, current weather, email alerts, and a keyword search. Top stories are also available via rss (click for feedR.S.S. icon).

Chelmsford Independent Database
The Chelmsford Library subscribes to an online database archive of the Chelmsford Independent. This database is available through the Library's Reference website, and covers from 12/2005 to present. This database can be searched by keyword or browsed by date, and is available from within the Library, your home computer, or any other computer with internet access.

For older issues, the Library has a microfilm archive of the Chelmsford Independent from 1986 to present. We also have the Chelmsford Newsweekly, from 1940-1993. The microfilm is located on the lower level of the library, near the Reference Desk.

For more information, or help with their website, please contact the Chelmsford Independent. For assistance using any of these resources, please contact the Library's Reference Desk.

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New Database: Literary Reference Center

   Friday, September 14th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Literary Reference Center screenChelmsford Library patrons now have a new way to research books and authors: Literary Reference Center.

Searchable from either your home or the library, this database has full-text information on thousands of authors and their works. Content is broken down into a number of categories (plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, author biographies, literary journals, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interview and more). All search results are gathered into convenient tabs for easy organization.

Information can best be found in one of two ways:

  1. For broad searches on topics or subjects, use the Find: search box near the top of the screen
  2. To find specific authors or works, use the Browse Authors/Browse Works links near the middle of the screen

Other features include a Literary Glossary (for definitions of literature-related words), a timeline of works and their historical context, a research guide, help with citing sources, and frequently-updated books and author highlights.

Access to Literary Reference Center is funding by NMRLS. For help accessing or using the database, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Friends Book Sale 2007

   Thursday, September 13th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book Sale!Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2007 Friends of the Chelmsford Library Book Sale!

A tremendous number of items have been donated for the sale, so it should be bigger than last year. The sale will be held at the Town Offices building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford (map), and the dates for this year's sale are:

  • Fri. Sept 14 - 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sat. Sept 15 - 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sun. Sept 16 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, please visit the book sale page.

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Upcoming Program Series: Financial Fitness

   Monday, September 10th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Financial Fitness iconThe Library is sponsoring a 6-part series on Financial Fitness, Investing, and Retirement Planning.

The first sessions will be an introduction to the topic, geared towards those who feel there's more they should be doing with their finances and assets, but don't know where or how to begin. The later sessions will build on the first and get into more details.

The first session, "Introduction to Financial Fitness," will be held on September 13th and then repeated on September 27th, for those who can't make the first date. The instructor is Rishi Sondhi (more about Rishi).

To learn more about this series, please visit the webpage. Also, you can read more in an article from the Lowell Sun.

Also, there is a handout of finance and investing books, periodicals, and other resources in the Library: click to download [pdf, 128kb]

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Last Book Sale Drop-Off

   Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book Sale!The final drop-off day for the Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Wednesday, August 29th. Items can be dropped off between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Yellow house next door to the library.

A tremendous number of items have already been donated for the sale, so it should be bigger than last year. The sale will be held at the Town Offices building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford (map), and the dates for this year's sale are:

  • Fri. Sept 14 - 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sat. Sept 15 - 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sun. Sept 16 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, please visit the book sale page.

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