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Library Hours

Main Library
Mon-Thu: 9:30am - 9pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning the Sunday after Columbus Day and ending prior to Memorial Day.

MacKay Branch
Mon: 1pm - 5pm
Wed: 1pm - 8pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sun, Tue, Thu, & Sat 


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante on 2/6 at 7pm. 

In March they will read  Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie. 

  The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom on 2/3 at 12:30pm. 
In March, they will read The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. 

In March, they will read the OneBook selection, Stronger by Jeff Bauman. 
  Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!    
"A Winter Escape"
Friday, 2/3 from 7pm-10pm
Once again, the library will host this popular community social. This fun after-hours party is also the kick-off for the annual "One Book Chelmsford" town-wide reading program. Enjoy delicious snacks from local restaurants, a live band, craft beer and wine with tastings, and 6 different mini-escape-the-room challengesTickets are limited are available at the Main Library and the MacKay Branch. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. See chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest for all WinterFest Chelmsford events! 

 Stronger by Jeff Bauman
We are very excited to announce that this year's "One Book Chelmsford" town-wide reading selection will be Stronger by Chelmsford native Jeff Bauman. Jeff will also join us for an author visit in April.  A full flyer of One Book events and copies of Stronger will be available at the Winterfest Social and online at chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook

Chelmsford Cultural Council Photography Contest Reception
Winterfest Reception: 2/5 from 2pm-4pm
Join us for the reception for the CCC Photography Contest. There will be light beverages and music by the Doublenecks guitar duo. 

Tuesday , 2/7 at 7pm
The Chelmsford Genealogy Club is an informal genealogy group for sharing of information and ideas This meeting will focus on helping people when they hit  brick walls in their research and discussing paid subscriptions. The club meets the first Tuesday  of every month. 

Taking Care of Your Heart
Wednesday, 2/8 at 7pm
Join us for a night of information to learn about your risk for developing heart disease, how to prevent heart disease and a brief overview of treatment. Presented by Lisa Govoni, BSN, RN, CCRN. Sponsored by the Board of Health. 

History of Hollywood: From Wild West to Movie Mecca with Anne Barrett
Friday, 2/10 at 10am
Learn how Hollywood evolved from a barren landscape to a prosperous, conservative community, then to a glittering movie mecca full of glamorous stars and scandalous behavior.  

Saturday, 2/18 at 10am
Samita Apte, a Certified Yoga Teacher & Therapist, joins us for a beginners yoga lesson. She will focus on Gentle Yoga: A slow-paced yoga for everyone.  The postures are synchronized with breathing for maximum relaxation. Registration required.

Tuesday, 2/21 at 7pm
A new  series!  Learn about and discuss current environmental issues. For the second meeting of this group, we'll discuss Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction.

MacKay Branch Library- After Hours
Thursday, 2/23 @ 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm
Friday. 2/24 @ 6pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, 2/25 @ 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7pm
Make your mind stronger by solving a series of clues and logic puzzles to find and unlock the secret of Edgar Allan Poe's Study. Teams of 6-8 have 60 minutes to "escape".  Registration required, adult & teens aged 14+. 
Please see chelmsfordlibrary.org/escape for FAQ's and to register for a session. 

New Head of Teen Services! 
Welcome Sara!
978-256-5521 x125
sdempster@chelmsfordlibrary.org
Sara started as the Head of Teen Services in January of 2017, and she has been working with youth in libraries since 2010. In December 2016, she moved to Massachusetts from Chicago with her husband and two cats. When not at the library, she enjoys reading across all genres (especially graphic novels and manga), playing video and board games, baking, and doing yoga.
Be on the lookout for new teen programming coming soon! 

February Holiday Hours
Chelmsford Public Library will close at 3:30pm on Friday, February 3rd. We will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President's Day. 
 
Click here to see our online calendar. 

Yoga is here to stay!
  Because of the high attendance rates and wonderful feedback we received from our patrons, we are able to continue offering yoga programs beginning in February. Thank you to all who came to classes and shared their positive experiences with us and the Chelmsford community! To accommodate these new programs, our storytime schedule will undergo the following changes starting February 1st:
 
Wednesdays at 10am will now be a Baby Yoga class!
 
Wednesdays at 11am will now be Toddle Tots and will feature elements of yoga, creative movement, dance, music, and early literacy.
 
Tuesdays 1:30pm will now be a Yoga Storytime for children ages 3-6. Story-based yoga for preschoolers and kindergartners, Yoga Storytime combines picturebooks with yoga and creative movement to actively engage brains and bodies with books!
 
For more information head to our Programs for Young Children page.  After School Yoga will be returning in March - stay tuned to our Events Calendar  for session and registration information. 

For a full calendar of Children's events, click here