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Chelmsford Winterfest 2015, Feb 6th to Feb 8th!

   Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford WinterfestChelmsford Winterfest 2015 is this weekend - Friday, February 6th through Sunday, February 8th.

A complete list of Winterfest events is available at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest/, along with a map of event locations. There are lots of fun happenings all around town - but be sure to check out the events taking place at the library:

  • Saturday, Feb 7th: the Children's Department will be hosting performers Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell with songs and stories for WinterFest, at the main Library at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Feb 8th: the popular WinterFest Social from 2-4 p.m. This is also the kick-off event for Chelmsford's One Book program, so we will be handing out copies of The Sandcastle Girls along with a program brochure and a colorful bibliography of books about Armenia and the Armenian Genocide. Armenian folk music and dance songs will be provided by Ara Jeknavoroian and Harry Alexanian.

Chelmsford Winterfest ArtWalk

  • Sunday, Feb 8th: start of the Center Village ArtWalk. Eleven artists and nine businesses in Center Village are participating in the Artwalk, so stroll around the Center and viewing the displays in the shop windows. Then, cast your vote for your favorite - a People's Choice ballot will be available at the library, or you can vote online at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest/artwalk
  • Sunday, Feb 8th: opening of the WinterFest Photography Contest February Photography Exhibit. There will be a "People's Choice" ballot box for the public to vote for their favorite photographs in each of the 3 categories. On Sunday the Cultural Council will hand out awards for the juried prize for each category, but the People's Choice award won't be announced until the end of the month. The Cultural Council will also recognize the 2015 grant recipients.

We've had plenty of snow already this year, and this weekend is the time to get out and enjoy winter!

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Celebrate Chelmsford Winterfest 2014, Jan 31-Feb2

   Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford WinterfestCome out and enjoy winter with Chelmsford Winterfest!

There are a variety of events around town this year, with both traditional Winterfest events and new activities. This year, the kick-off event is:

Friday, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. - Friday Night Lights: Night Snow Shoeing or Walk at Russell Mill Forest

Join the Chelmsford Conservation Commission for a special edition of "Friday Night Lights." We will meet at the main parking lot of Russell Mill Soccer Fields (105 Mill Road) at 5:30 p.m. and break into groups to explore the town conservation land. Different groups will allow everyone to participate, from a slow, leisurely walk to challenging trails at a moderate pace. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp and your own snowshoes or boots. This event is free and family-friendly.

From there, the weekend of low temperatures and high fun winds its way through a family movie night, ice skating, farmers' market, walks, photograph contest, stories, dancing, and lots of great food.

To conclude Chelmsford Winterfest 2014 in style, join us from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the main library:

Exhibit/Reception and a WinterFest Sunday Social to kick off "One Book Chelmsford"

Stop in to the Library on Sunday. The Cultural Council will be holding a reception for the Photography exhibit. Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced. Music by the Washington Calvo Duo and refreshments. Enjoy art and conversation and pick up a copy of the 2014 One Book title, The Art Forger. Check the Library’s website for details on the One Book program.

Check out http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest/ for a full listing of events, locations, and sponsors - and be sure to get out, enjoy the cold, and have fun with your neighbors!

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Submit Your Entry for the 18th Annual Chelmsford Photography Contest

   Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

cameraThe Annual WinterFest Photography Contest, sponsored by the Chelmsford Cultural Council, is now accepting entries!

There are three categories - professional, amateur and student. Cash prizes will be awarded for winners in each category, and there will be a "Peoples' Choice" award as well.

Entries will be on exhibit at the main library for the month of February. Join us for refreshments and music at the WinterFest opening reception on Sunday, February 2nd from 2-4 p.m., where the Photography Contest winners will be announced. The recipients of 2014 Mass Cultural Council LCC grants will be recognized as well.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. To submit an entry and find out more about the contest rules, print and return the entry form [pdf], or pick up an entry form at the Reference Desk.

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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 Winterfest Photo Contest Winners

   Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

2012 Chelmsford Winterfest Photo Contest WinnersThe winning photographs from the Winterfest 2012 photo contest are currently on display outside the library's Meeting Room. We also uploaded these photographs to the library’s flickr account for an online gallery, but seeing them in person with their ribbons is much more impressive.

The winners in each category are listed below, and are also linked to the online photographs.




The photo contest is a part of every Winterfest, so be sure to carry your camera with you and submit your best shots next year!

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