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In 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:
We'll be posting more program dates and information as it becomes available, so keep checking our One Book page for details!Posted in Books, Events, One Book | No Comments »
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.Posted in Books, One Book | No Comments »
Chelmsford's 2009 Summer Reading program is here!
This year's program has been tailored to fit with the 2009 One Book Chelmsford, Three Cups of Tea and author Greg Mortenson's picture book edition, Listen to the Wind. There are many aspects to this year's Summer Reading program, but the two main themes are collecting Pennies for Peace and outdoor adventures.
For reading logs, hiking passbooks, book suggestions and links to trail maps of Chelmsford, visit the Summer Reading webpage or stop by the Children's Room.Posted in Books, Kids, One Book, Reading Room | No Comments »
One Book Chelmsford Three Cups of Tea co-author Greg Mortenson visited Chelmsford this past Sunday, and spoke to a large crowd about his book and work building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
If you missed the amazing talk at Chelmsford’s Performing Arts Center, you still have a opportunities to catch it:
(You should confirm by visiting the Chelmsford Telemedia website)
Have you read the book yet?
Additional copies of Three Cups of Tea are available at the Library. Also available are the young reader and picture book versions of the book, as well as the book on CD and playaway mp3 player.
Upcoming One Book Chelmsford Programs:
Book Discussions on Three Cups of Tea at the library
Films and Discussions
Barakat Working in Central Asia
Chelmsford Volunteer Fair
The Many Facets of Islam
Exhibit of artwork inspired by Three Cups of Tea (A CALL TO ARTISTS)
Artwork must reflect the title or themes of the “One Book Chelmsford” 2009 book selection, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Please visit the Chelmsford Library to get a copy of the book. You may want to review some of the book’s chapter quotes (such as the one listed below). They may offer inspiration for creating your individual work.
More details on this Call to Artists on the library website.
Three Cups of Tea Resources
All the votes have been counted, and Chelmsford's One Book for 2009 is:
One Book events and information will be available soon, and copies of Three Cups of Tea are available through the library's catalog. Also, here are some online resources to get Chelmsford ready to read our One Book 2009:
Thank you to everyone who voted! Keep checking our One Book webpage for information on One Book Chelmsford 2009.
Update: Exciting news! Greg Mortenson is coming to Chelmsford on Sunday, February 8th, as part of his book tour for his two children's books based on Three Cups of Tea. Visit the One Book webpage for more information.Posted in Books, One Book | 2 Comments »
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