One Book Chelmsford - 2015

It's time to make your selection for the book Chelmsford will read in 2015!

To commemorate the first World War, our next One Book Selection will take place during the years that the Great War was fought. The Friends, Trustees, and the Staff have come up with three nominees and we would like YOU to make the final decision. Please vote for the one you think the town should read. In addition to this voter choice, the staff will also choose a World War I non-fiction title and a children's book as companion books for the One Book Chelmsford program.

Voting will be open until November 4th, 2014 (election day), and the winning book will be announced on Wednesday, November 5th. The choices are:

Maisie Dobbs
by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs

by Pat Barker


The Sandcastle Girls
by Chris Bohjalian

The Sandcastle Girls

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One Book Chelmsford - 2014

The Art Forger
by B. A. Shapiro

The Art Forger Summary:
The story of a struggling Boston artist who gets pulled into the world of art and crime when she gets involved with the biggest art crime in history, the Gardner heist.

You can check out a copy of "The Art Forger" now or wait and pick up a copy in paperback at the WinterFest Sunday Social on Feb 2, 2014.

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Upcoming One Book Programs:


Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. Author B. A. Shapiro will visit Chelmsford to talk about her book, "The Art Forger."

Art Reception:
April 6th: Reception for the Exhibit featuring the artists of the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell

Book Discussions:
April 4, 2014: The Novel Conversations Book Group discusses "The Art Forger"
April 7, 2014: The Evening Book Group discusses "The Art Forger"


Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord presents "Art Lessons: Reflections from an Artist's Life"

Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7 p.m.: Professor Marie Frank will present, "Why Rembrandt and Vermeer? Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Old Masters"

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. author David Daniel will present, "Writing with a Painterly Eye."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. at MacKay Library: "How to Create Characters," a panel of writers from Sisters in Crime




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