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Main Library
Mon-Thu: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm

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

All of our book groups are free and open to all!
Novel Conversations Book Group
by Elinor Lipman on
Evening Book Group
by Eowyn Ivey on
Bibliobites Book Group
The VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman and/or The Oh She Glows Cookbook by blogger Angela Liddon
Morning Book Group
by Kristin Hannah  
History Book Group
by Mary Beard
MacKay Mystery Book Group
Joan Hess and Alexander McCall Smith
Moveable Feast Book Group
by Sherry Turkle   
@ the Java Room 
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  Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!    

The Library will be closed both Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, January 1, 2018.
 
Don't forget we have loads of free movies, ebooks, music, magazines, and more, downloadable anytime day or night: https://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/econtent  

This year's One Book Chelmsford selection is The Nightingale, by NYT best-selling author Kristin Hannah.  Copies are now available, with a series of programs in February including a visit from author Kristin Hannah.  More details on our website.  

Thursday, January 11 at 10 am 
This tech talk will teach attendees how to get the most out of their library cards. We'll show you how to access free ebooks, audiobooks, and more with your smartphone, tablet, or ereader. Bring your device with you!  
 
Tech Talk Survey
We want to hear what topics interest you! Please let us know with this quick, single question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F789CR9 
 

Saturday, January 13 at 2:00 pm
Join the artists from the Chelmsford Art Society at the reception for their December-January show!  
   
Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm
Don't miss this lecture and demonstration by Boston artist Tom Dunlay.  Everyone is welcome to attend! 

 
The Main Library and MacKay Branch will both be closed all day on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Let the library help you reach your goals for 2018 with a series of programs designed to improve your health, happiness, and well-being:
 

Friday, January 19 at 10:30 am 
Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution to read more this year? Join us for Friday Fiction and we'll get you off to a great start with a list of new fiction, nonfiction, Teen and Children's books. Whatever your taste in reading, don't miss it!   

 
Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4 
 
Don't miss the WinterFest Social at the Library on Friday, February 2nd, at 7pm.  Tickets are available now! 

Teen Highlights
 
For the month of January, the Teen Room will be focusing on training teen volunteers.  If you're interested in volunteer hours, complete details on our volunteer opportunities are available at: https://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/teens/volunteer 
   

 
  
Storytimes start again the week of January 22!  Check out our online calendar for complete details, or the overview schedule below. 
 
 
Storytimes  
  • Mondays at 10 am - Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1 & 2)
  • Mondays at 11 am - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) 
  • Tuesdays at 10 am - Stay & Play (ages 1+)
  • Wednesdays at 10 am - Baby Yoga (pre-walking)
  • Wednesdays at 11 am -Yoga Storytime (ages 3-6)
  • Thursdays at 10 am - PlaySpace (ages 2 & 3)
  • Fridays at 10 am - Baby Storytime (pre-walking babies)
  • Fridays at 11 am - Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1 & 2)
  • Fridays at 10:30 am at the MacKay Branch - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
For more details check out our Kids Events Calendar.
 
 
More Kid's Programs!
   
 
Saturday, January 6 at 10:30 am 
Build whatever you can imagine with our assortment of LEGO and DUPLO blocks, Magna Tiles, and more!
 
Dads and Donuts Storytime  
Saturday, January 13 at 10:30 am  
A storytime especially for dads and children ages 2 and up. All caregivers are always welcome. Snacks will follow the stories.
 
Creative Crafts
Tuesday, January 23 at 4:15 pm 
Kids in grades K-2 can drop in to make a creative craft.  
    

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