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Reading Suggestions for the Summer

   Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Reading on the beachIn case you missed the latest Friday Fiction program, the lists of suggested reads are below. This time, in addition to the usual list of suggestions, there is also a bonus list of staff suggestions for great summer beach reads:

If you need more suggestions, or have specific questions about reading or books, check in with Christine S. at the Readers Services Desk on the main level of the library (across from the Front Desk). She's there 9:30 - 4:30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or you can reach her by email at csharbrough@mvlc.org.

You can also find reading suggestions through our Reading Room webpage, which groups suggestions into lots of different categories to make them easy to locate. It also has links to all of our book groups, great free web resources, and much more.

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Go for a StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow

   Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Sheep take a HikeThe Library has partnered with the Chelmsford Open Space Stewards to create a "StoryWalk" along a trail at the Sunny Meadow Community Garden.

The entire story of Sheep take a Hike, by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple, has been laminated and placed on sign posts along the trail, so kids and adults alike can read the story as they hike the trail.

The story follows a group of sheep taking a nature hike - which is a perfect summertime story. The StoryWalk will be changed periodically throughout the year, to match the season. Taking the StoryWalk is a fun way to enjoy the story and get a little exercise.

If you can, come join library staff and COSS volunteers for the StoryWalk ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 27th, at 9:00 am. Even if you can't make it then, please enjoy StoryWalk all year round!

Thank you for the Friends of the Library for funding our StoryWalk project, and to the COSS volunteers for their work in the field. Also, thanks to Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, for coming up with the original StoryWalk idea!

This StoryWalk is located at Sunny Meadow Community Garden, at the end of Robin Hill Road near Route 27/Kate's Corner in South Chelmsford.

View StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow in a larger map

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Chelmsford Cultural Districts Presentation and Public Input Sessions

   Friday, July 19th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

cultural districts photosSave the date for two upcoming sessions on the development of two proposed Cultural Districts in Chelmsford - one in the Center and one in Vinal Square!

Thursday, July 25, 2013
7:00 PM

North Village (Vinal Square)
Chelmsford Community Center
31 Princeton Street
Thursday, August 1, 2013
7:00 PM

Center Village (Central Square)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
1A North Road

The goal of the Cultural Districts is to benefit residents, businesses, and property owner by emphasizing and showcasing all the activities, events, and opportunities these areas offer.

The presentation and public input will explore:

  • What is a Cultural District?
  • What benefits will the Cultural Districts create?
  • What types of culture currently exist?
  • What types of new culture are planned?
  • How will the District be managed?
  • How will businesses be affected?

Help spread the word with the public invitation flyer [pdf]! For more information contact Evan Belansky at ebelansky@townofchelmsford.us or call 978-244-3341.

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Have Your Test Proctored At The Library

   Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

exam signIf you're taking a distance or online course this summer - or any time of the year - you can have your tests proctored at the library!

Exams are proctored by the Reference staff, free of charge (other than what you may be charged by your school, or for postage). Usually, the process is for you to submit the Chelmsford Library as a proctor site to your school, and they will contact us to confirm we are a valid location. In general, the information they will need is the following contact information:

Chelmsford Public Library
25 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Brian Herzog
Head of Reference
978-267-5521 x211
bherzog@mvlc.org

We can accommodate either online or paper-based tests, and students will take their tests in one of our study rooms. The study rooms have large windows and are situated right next to the Reference Desk, so students can be observed at all times during their test.

For more information, or to schedule a proctor session for one of your exams, contact the Reference Desk at the information above.

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Public Session on Installing Solar Panels

   Thursday, June 6th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

solar panelsThe Town of Chelmsford is participating in Solarize Massachusetts, a program sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) that will allow residents and organizations to install solar panels to generate electricity at reduced prices.

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, at 7-9 pm, that will include presentations by MassCEC, local volunteers, and the installer selected by the Town and State, SolarFlair Energy.

This is an opportunity to ask questions about whether solar electric systems will work for a home or business. For more info contact Marc Grant at Solarize@TownofChelmsford.us, or 978-656-1353.

More information is also available on the Town's Solarize Chelmsford webpage.

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