Library Newsletter - February 14, 2021
The library is closed on Monday, February 15 in observation of Presidents Day
Featured Programs
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
Friday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Join Our Ongoing Series
Wednesday, February 17
at 7 pm
Wednesday, February 17
at 7 pm
Wednesday, February 24
at 6:30 pm
Every other Wednesday at 9:30 am
Bookwise Newsletter!
We've added a new edition of the newsletter the third week of the month with all the details on upcoming book groups,
plus reading suggestions and literary events.
Featured Events for Kids and Teens
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Winter Storytimes are on Zoom or
streaming to Facebook Live Monday through Saturday!
Library Board of Trustees
Meet Our Trustees: Maggie Marshall

What is your first library memory?
My first memory takes place right in Chelmsford, when the library was shaped like a T. My mom and I would enter through the back entrance, which was the Children’s Room. She would leave me there, and would proceed to the adult section to get her own books. Edith Pickles was the Head Librarian, and her name fit the role - white hair in a bun, gold wire rimmed glasses, and a ready “shhh” on her lips.

What is on your nightstand right now? I always have an audiobook going, and it is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I just finished and enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds. I am currently reading From the Moon I Watched Her by Emily English Medley. In the immediate queue are: No Pretty Pictures by Anita Lobel, When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones, and The Weight Of this World by David Joy.

What book do you love to suggest to friends? I vary my suggestions based on who likes what. I use the Goodreads app, and that helps me remember titles and content.

Who are your top five favorite authors? I’m pretty fickle, but Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor will always be at the top. The other three are recent finds: William Kent Krueger, Allen Eskens, and David Joy.

What book would you most like to read again for the first time? Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Last book that made you laugh or cry (or both)? How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Why do you love being a library trustee? Being a library trustee is a very simple, but fulfilling way of giving back to the community. Books have been an integral part of my life, and I knew as early as 7th grade that I wanted to be a librarian. Since the age of 14, I have never been without a job or position that didn’t involve bringing books and people together.
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