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Check out our Roku for streaming movies!

   Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

roku playerThe Library recently added a Roku 1 player, to give patrons another option for watching movies from the our collection.

In case you're unfamiliar with it, a Roku is a small device that connects to a television and is used to wirelessly stream content from online services. Digital versions come with some of the DVDs we purchase, and these are the titles you can access through the Roku. The list of available titles is available on the Roku's catalog record.

The device circulates for one week and can't be renewal. You can place a hold on it from the catalog, to pick up either at the Main Library or the MacKay Branch. It comes packaged in a case that contains all the cables and connectors you should need to hook it up to your television or digital projector, along with a remote control.

Please see the Reference Desk or Circulation Staff if you have any questions, or stop by the Circulation Desk to check it out.

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Shutter Island, the Movie

   Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Shutter Island movie posterAs you may have heard, Chelmsford's 2010 One Book selection, Shutter Island is being released as a movie this month. We're hoping that many people will see it, in addition to reading the book.

The movie opened Friday, Feb 19th, and has been getting good reviews. If you haven't seen it yet, how about seeing it with the Library? Details are still being worked out, but we're hoping to have a "Chelmsford night" at a local cinema, so many of us who read the book can all watch the movie together.

More information about the movie:

In other movie news, the February and March Library Cinema Nights will be showing Dennis Lehane movies. February's showing was Mystic River, and the March 18th Cinema Night will be another of his books. Check the Cinema Night webpage or the Library's Calendar for more details.

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Requesting an Item Online

   Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

requestbuttonAs a patron of the Chelmsford Library, you have access to the books, movies, magazines and other materials of the 36 member libraries of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.

You can request items in Chelmsford and/or from other libraries, and these items will be sent to Chelmsford for you to pickup.

To request an item through our online catalog, first search for the title you're looking for. Then, on either the search results screen or the item details screen, you should see a "Request Item" button on the right side.

When you click that you'll be prompted to enter your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN. Your PIN should be the last four digits of the telephone number you gave us when you signed up for your library card.

If that doesn't work, please call us at 978-256-5521 x211 and we can reset your PIN.


After you enter this information, you'll be shown your position in the request list (if it says you are 1, then there is no one waiting ahead of you for the same title), and you'll be able to choose the library in which you'd like to pick up the item. To submit the request, click the "Request" button.

If there you encounter any trouble along the way, or have any questions, please let us know via email or call us at the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x211 for help.

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New Movie About Chelmsford

   Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

2009 Parade FloatFilmmaker and Chelmsford resident Fred Barzyk has just finished a new film on Chelmsford's 4th of July festivities!

The film, "Great American 4th of July," will be screened on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be held at the the Chelmsford Center of the Arts at the Old Town Hall, and is free and open to the public.

And speaking of filmmaker Fred Barzyk, DVDs of Fred's first Chelmsford film, "Our Town our Voices: Introduction to the Library," are available at the front desk of the main library. If you haven't seen the film yet please take a copy while there are some still left.

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Chelmsford Library: The Movie

   Thursday, January 15th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

library filmOn Saturday, January 17, 2009, filmmaker Fred Barzyk will release, "Our Town Our Voices - An Introduction to the Library" - a movie featuring your hometown public library!

Be sure to catch a showing of this hour-long film. It will be shown continuously from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Chelmsford's cable channel 10 on Saturday, January 17, 2009. We'll play it on a television in the library that day, and the film will also be available on DVD in late January for you to check out.

The film was premiered on Friday, January 9th at the library, for the library staff, the staff of Chelmsford Telemedia, and anyone appearing in the film. It ended up being a standing room-only crowd, and everyone was delighted with the show.

Fred Barzyk, a long time producer/director for WGBH-TV in Boston, is a Chelmsford resident, and has recently been working with Chelmsford Telemedia to produce a series of archive films about our town of Chelmsford. The first installment in the film series explored the Chelmsford Senior Center.

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