Library Newsletter - June 15, 2020

Yes! Curbside pickup is available! However, until inter-library loan deliveries resume, this is limited to items that are currently available at the Chelmsford Library. Reserve your items online or call 978-256-5521.
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!
Sundays, June 14 and 28 at 2 pm

Join Lina Shastri of Art of Living Institute as she guides attendees through a complete mindfulness and meditation session virtually. This event will take place on Zoom. Please register to recieve a link to the event.
Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm

Connect with fellow knitters, show off your latest projects and even receive tips from professional and experienced knitters. Make sure to register to get the Zoom invite!
Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm

Learn more about how to begin recording your own show and building an audience around a subject that you're passionate about! Dan Thibeault, the owner of Fast Twitch Media, specializes in media host management for podcasters.
Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm

Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did he really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration.
Friday, June 26 at 7 pm

Join us for a virtual trivia challenge! Register your team leader to join the zoom chat and our librarian hosts will read out the clues. Submit your answers and see who emerges victorious!
Featured Digital Resources
Streaming service that offers thousands of movies. Highlights include films from The Criterion Collection and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.  Since our previous Kanopy access was just a trial, you may need to sign in again.
Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on technology and research topics. Tutorials have step-by-step guides on topics such as Microsoft Word, using Instragram, researching your family’s genealogy, buying a new computer, and more. 
Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles. Includes independent and foreign films, plus documentaries and classic movies and shows like Dial 'M' for Murder and I Love Lucy.
Staff Book Recommendations
Jessica recommends:
Between the World and Me , by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The author presents a history of racial discrimination in the United States and a narrative of his own personal experiences of contemporary race relations, offering possible resolutions for the future.
How To Be an Antiracist , by Ibram X. Kendi
A best-selling author, National Book Award-winner and professor combines ethics, history, law, and science with a personal narrative to describe how to move beyond the awareness of racism and contribute to making society just and equitable.
The Fire This Time  by Jesmyn Ward: 
The National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones presents a continuation of James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time that examines race issues from the past half century through essays, poems and memoir pieces by some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers.
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 !
Registration begins on Wednesday, June 17! E arn rewards for every seven days of reading logged in our new Beanstack website or via the free mobile app.
The Chelmsford Public Library's Summer Girls Who Code Club is open to all girls entering grades 5-12. Join us for 10 fun, educational, and empowering sessions where you will learn basic coding skills, share your progress with fellow club members, and help each other create a final project. Email club facilitator Marty Mason ( ) with any questions.
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Fridays at 9:30 am
Virtual Storytimes and Singalongs!
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
11:00 am

Join us on Facebook Live for storytimes with Deborah on Mondays for preschoolers and Fridays for toddlers, with all ages singalongs with Sara on Wednesdays!

Dads and Donuts is on Facebook Live!
Saturday, June 13 at 10:30 am
Friends of the Library
Donation Drop Off Days will be announced as conditions change and depending on the ongoing public health situation.

Show your support for the Chelmsford Library and Friends of the Library with this limited-edition t-shirt! The artwork was drawn especially for us by Peter Reynolds, CHS grad, illustrator of the Judy Moody series, and author/illustrator of many picture books including The Dot.