Bookwise News From the Library
July 16, 2021
Welcome to the Bookwise Newsletter! This edition highlights book groups and literary and author events, and offers reading recommendations. Let us know what you think and you can always look for more Bookwise updates on our website!
Featured Event
Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm
Literary Events
Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm
Reading Recommendations
You can find more reading recommendations from staff on our website!
Meet a Librarian!
What is the best way to get to know a librarian? By getting them to dish about books, of course! Each month, we will introduce you to one of the librarians of the Chelmsford Public Library. This month, we talked to our Head of Youth Services, Sara Dempster!
Jess and Deanna shared some new titles coming into the library over the next month, and attendees (readers just like you!) told us what they have been reading and recommending. The list below has something for everyone – twisty summer thrillers, gripping historical fiction, feel-good stories, family sagas, and even a few interesting nonfiction titles.
One of our favorite things about summer is having a little bit more time to read, whether it is packing a paperback in with the sunscreen, or enjoying the extra daylight to read on the deck after dinner. We know you feel the same way! We also know that while reading is always good summertime fun, reading to win prizes is even better!
Check out our latest blog post as Braneeth reviews Stephen King's devastating classic The Long Walk. Vaanya also investigates horror with Alex Bell's Frozen Charlotte while Joe writes about how Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo in a follow up to one of last month's recommendations. Plus Freya takes a look at Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Library Book Groups
Currently, all groups are meeting on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
While we’re always ready to provide you with recommendations for new books, you might consider trying one of our book groups for an opportunity to read and share books you might not otherwise consider. While we’re not meeting in person, these groups have been very active virtually, connecting and sharing great books with each other while we’re all staying home. All of our groups are welcoming new members. 
Classics Book Club
by George Eliot
Wednesday Morning Book Group
by Erik Larson
10:00 am
Mysteries "at" MacKay
by Karin Slaughter
2:00 pm
Novel Conversations, Monday Evenings, Knit Lit, the SoJust Book Group, Bibliobites, and the History Book Group will all return in September
  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed