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Celebrate Winterferst Chelmsford February 1-3, 2013

   Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford WinterfestThe recent snowfall hopefully has gotten everyone in the mood for Winterfest Chelmsford 2013!

This year's Winterfest kicks off on Friday, February 1st, at 7:00 p.m. with the WinterFest Community Social at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts (after snowshoeing at Russell Mill 5:30-7:30 p.m., of course!):

We're All Townies Now! This year the popular community social that kicks off Chelmsford's WinterFest weekend will be held at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The cabaret on the CCA's lower level will be transformed into a townie's dream as we attempt to recreate Skip's Restaurant (use your imagination!). Test your Chelmsford knowledge by participating in Chelmsford Trivia matches throughout the evening. Dancing to the music of the Breaktime Band!

Local restaurants and bakeries will provide their best comfort foods. And as in past years, Harrington's Wines & Liquors will make it possible for us to sell beer and wine. Purchase tickets at the CCA and at the main Library ($15 per person).

We'll also be kicking off the annual One Book Chelmsford so as in past years, you can pick up a copy of the 2013 One Book read, Townie by Andre Dubus III at the end of the WinterFest Social. Check the Library's website for more details on the One Book program www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook

A complete listing of events and locations is available at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest. There will be lots of great food, fun, and people throughout the town for the entire weekend of Winterfest, so be sure to go out and have a wonderful time.

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2012 One Book Chelmsford Announced!

   Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford One Book LogoIn 2012, instead of choosing just "One Book Chelmsford" or even "One Author," Chelmsford will be reading books by two wonderful authors: the famous literary couple of Pulitzer-prize winning authors Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz.

More information is available on our One Book page, but a couple dates to reserve on you calendar now are:

  • Friday evening, February 3, 2012 - "Beat the Winter Blues Party," the annual Winterfest Community Social. You can get copies of March and Confederates in the Attic
  • Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 a.m - Join us for a visit from our 2 authors at the High School's Performing Arts Center

We'll be posting more program dates and information as it becomes available, so keep checking our One Book page for details!

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Nominate Your Choice For One Book Chelmsford 2011

   Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

One Book Chelmsford logoThe Library had a great time with Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island for 2010's One Book Chelmsford, and we hope you did, too!

Now, once again we're asking for your help in choosing the next One Book Chelmsford, for 2011. Think about all the books you've read, or the books you'd like to read, and let us know which titles you'd like selected for the Town to read in 2011.

The next time you're in the library, give your nomination suggestion to any staff member. Or, you can submit your nomination online by clicking the "Submit Your Nomination" link on our homepage or using the One Book Nomination Form.

The One Book Committee will review all the suggestions and narrow them down to three final choices. Then on Election Day in November, the entire Town will vote for which of those three they'd like to be One Book Chelmsford 2011.

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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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A Call to Artists

   Friday, April 10th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

three cups of tea book coverThe Chelmsford Library, the Chelmsford Cultural Council and The Art Room of Chelmsford is sponsoring a juried art exhibition.

As a part of this year's One Book Chelmsford, the artwork should be inspired by Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea. The exhibit will be on display in the Chelmsford Library during the month of May. The prizes will be gift certificates to the Art Room in Chelmsford:

  • Adult category: First place $75; Second place $40
  • Youth category: First place $60; Second place $25

Artwork must be submitted by April 20th, 2009. Check the One Book Art page for more guidelines, important dates, and an entry form.

For additional information, or if you have questions, please contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at kcryanhic@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x109.

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