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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 

Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie on  3/6 at 7pm.

In April, they will read Stronger by Jeff Bauman. 

In April, they will read Stronger by Jeff Bauman. 
Stronger by Jeff Bauman on 3/15 at 10am. 

In April, they will read Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. 

  Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!    
 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 RSVP starting March 20th so we can know what size crowd to expect. Head to chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook for more information and to see upcoming One Book events! 

Thursday, 3/9 at 7pm
David McGillivray is the Race Director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and has directed and run many of the country's most prestigious races. His talk will focus on what's possible if you believe in yourself and your own ability to do the seemingly insurmountable.

Friday, 3/10 at 10am
Grab a ringside seat to the colorful tale of the hard-hitting, hard-drinking boxer who became America's first sports superstar. Travel back in time and learn how Sullivan's decade-long reign launched America's modern sporting obsession. 
Saturday, 3/11 at 2pm
Have you always wanted to write your life story? In this one-day workshop, Boston Globe columnist Cindy Cantrell will help you get started. Attendees are invited to bring two to three pages of work to share in a supportive and constructive environment. Registration required.

Friday, 3/17 at 10am
Meghan Ottino, prosthetic resident at the Hanger Clinic, will relay techniques for evaluating traumatic lower limb amputees, as well as review some of the latest prosthetic technologies that help restore mobility. Maggie Baumer, Hanger Clinics AMPOWER Peer Visitor Coordinator, will also present on the power of peer support as described through her own experience with limb loss.  
Sunday, 3/19 at 2pm
Mark Coddaire of Marx Running and Fitness in Acton and Lowell provides expert advice on how to return stronger to walking and running, including injury prevention and tips on equipment.
Thursday, 3/30 at 7pm
Staff from the MA Dept. of Public Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management will be here to share how the Commonwealth prepares and responds to events such as terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks, and storms.  They will also offer easy tips that individuals, households, and the community can take to better prepare.

Head to chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook for events into April!

Books in Bloom
Monday, 3/6 through Sunday 3/12
The Golden Chain Garden Club of Chelmsford will build flower arrangements and display them at various locations around the library in honor of One Book Chelmsford's Stronger theme and Women's History month. Flower arrangements will be based on strong women characters in Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen and Children's Literature.

Thursday, 3/2 from 5pm-7pm
Enjoy art by our local students in grades K - 12. The exhibit will be up in the McCarthy Meeting room through the month of March. 

Saturday, 3/11 from 10am-12pm
Chelmsford Senior Center
Teens and Adults , looking for interesting volunteer work? Speak with reps from over 25 organizations about volunteer and membership opportunities they offer. 

Tuesday, 3/21 at 7pm
 A new  series!  Learn about and discuss current environmental issues. For the third meeting of this group, we'll discuss Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything. 

Gardening Series
Sunday, 3/5 at 2pm
Betsy Williams demonstrates how to plant a portable herb garden in a 14-inch container.  Classic culinary herbs will be discussed as well as potting soil, seeds, plant care, harvest, and use.  Tastings of herb butter, nuts, and vinegar are included along with recipe sheets. Registration required. 
Thursday, 3/23 at 7pm
Join Russ Cohen, expert forager, for a talk covering over three dozen of the tastiest species of edible plants and mushrooms the region has to offer. Russ will present information for each species on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. Registration required. 
Sunday, 4/2 at 2pm
This eye-opening presentation will introduce you to remarkable plants and time-saving gardening products & tools that benefit your health, as well as the well-being of the planet, while also beautifying your gardens!  Kerry Ann Mendez is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. Registration required. 

Saturday, 3/25 at 1:30pm
The Chelmsford Genealogy Club is an informal genealogy group for sharing of information and ideas. This meeting will focus on A Genealogist's Handbook for Irish Research with Author Marie Daly.  The club meets the first Tuesday  of every month. 

MacKay Branch: Wednesday, March 8th at 4 PM
Main Library: Thursday, March 30th at 4 PM
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll be able to make and take home an awesome DIY project, snack, or dessert each month. This month we'll drink hot chocolate while making a sugar cookie kit! It makes a great gift... And it's great to keep for yourself! Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home schooled teens welcome!

The Children's Department is celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday! Join us for a Dr. Seuss PlaySpace at 10am on Thursdays, March 2nd & 9th and for a Seussical Yoga Storytime on Tuesday, March 7th at 1:30pm.
After School Yoga is returning at the end of March: 9- to 12-year-olds can register for Monday, March 27th at 4:15pm & 6- to 8-year-olds for Wednesday March 29th at 4:15pm. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program.
The Children's Room is expecting the arrival of some guests at the end of March or beginning of April...caterpillars! Witness the life cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly before we release them outside in mid-to-late April. We'll have a special program to celebrate the butterflies' release!

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