Library Newsletter - August 2020

Inter-library loan deliveries have resumed statewide so you can once again r eserve your items online or call 978-256-5521. Pick up your holds now, curbside or inside the library!

You CAN return checked out items to the book drop or to the designated table inside the building! However, w e are unable to accept donations at this time, but we'll make an announcement whenever things change. Thanks for thinking of us!
Featured Online Programs
Many of our programs can only be accessed using Zoom or Facebook Live.
Call or email the library if you need help using these resources!
Join us Wednesday evenings this summer for music, laughs, and stories on Zoom and Facebook Live ! Drop in for all ages. Concerts in August feature folk and jazz performances for all ages!

August 12: Women in World Jazz

Wednesday, August 5 at 1 pm

This session will cover Linkedin best practices, including creating a strong profile, optimizing for search, what information to include, and developing a network and guidelines for maximizing Linkedin in your job search.
Wednesday, August 12 & 26 at 6:30 pm

Connect with fellow knitters, show off your latest projects and even get tips from professional and experienced knitters. Make sure to register to get the Zoom invite!
Wednesday, August 12 at 1 pm

Today’s job seeker must be prepared for any interview scenario: by phone, by Skype and in-person. Our speaker helps you refine your approach to interviewing by outlining steps to prepare, and rehearsing potential interview questions so you’re ready for any interview situation.
Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm

Join us for our new series to discuss a movie that's always available on Kanopy! This month, we'll talk about the classic adaptation of Agatha Christie's, Murder on the Orient Express ! Unfortunately, the movie is no longer available on Kanopy, but we will have copies of the DVD at the library!
Tuesday, August 25 at 7 pm

John Singer Sargent is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite. We'll explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits, forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors.
Dial a Story
Now you can call the library anytime and have a story read to you! Each weekday we’ll change the recording, alternating short stories with poetry, essays, and children’s stories. To dial-a-story, just call the main library’s number 978-256-5521 and then press 1234. Call in whenever it’s convenient for you, and leave your suggestions at the end!
Register now for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! Create an account using Beanstack and complete challenges by r eading books in different categories for a chance to win one of three prize packages including gift certificates to bookstores and local restaurants !

Also, our BookWise library staff would love to help you find your next book! See what your favorite librarian has been reading or ask for a customized list and we'll help you find that new author that you didn't even know you were looking for. You can also watch our regular TV program, BookMarked , brought to you by Chelmsford Telemedia!
Resources for Kids and Teens
Don't forget that we've got a monthly newsletter just for kids, teens, and their families! Sign up here !
E arn Summer Reading rewards for every seven days logged in our new Beanstack website or via the free mobile app. Register now!
Social distancing got you down? Got a Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online? Join us at CPL's Smash Ultimate Arena ! Play against your friends and folks from all over the area! All skill levels welcome, grades 5+ only!
Every Friday at 3 pm, ending August 21!
Starts Tuesday, August 4, 5:15 pm

Please join us on Zoom as we read and discuss  A Boy Called Bat  by Elana K. Arnold (available on Hoopla). 

We will meet weekly throughout the month of August and discuss a few chapters at a time.
Windows and Mirrors: Diversity Storytime and Book Discussion
Thursday, August 20

11:00 am
Storytime for grades K-3
Also available as at our Storywalk at Sunny Meadow Garden !

12:00 pm
Discussion for families and kids grades 3-8 Available on Hoopla!
Mondays at 11:00 am
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Fridays at 9:30 am
Fridays at 11:00 am
Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 am
Weekly at 11 am

August 4 - Tube Car Racers
August 11 - CD Animals
August 18 - Crayon Rubbings
Friends of the Library
Donation Drop Off Days will be announced as conditions change and depending on the ongoing public health situation.

Sunday, August 9, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Books will be sealed in paper bags (stapled shut). No peeking allowed! Categories like mystery, history, sci-fi, and romance will be written on the bags. 

Children's and young adult books will be separated by preschool, elementary school, middle school, or high school.
Suggested donation is $5 per bag for adult books, Kids’ books are half price! Get two bags for $5. 
Bags of books will be in the trunks of cars in the side parking lot of the library.  Walk along the rows of cars and take one or more bags from the trunks, and please make a donation before you leave with your grab bags.
Check the library's website for updates. Any questions? Email: