Check out our NEW MONTHLY format! Don't forget to keep this e-mail to see our events through November!
Quick Links

Stay Connected!

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

View our photos on flickr   Find us on Pinterest

Library Hours

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 

For December, they will read The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.

d  Finding Jake  by Bryan Reardon on 11/4 at 12:30pm

For December, they will celebrate with a holiday party. 
  The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin on 11/16 at 10am

For December, they will read East of Eden by John Steinbeck. 

for December, they will read The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. 

"Sweets and Savories" meeting
Crazy About Cookies by Krystina Castella, Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich, and Martha Stewart's Appetizers by Martha Stewart on  12/2 at 11am

Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carriage House on the Marjorie Scoboria Greenway will take place this Sunday, November 6th at 1:30pm

For more information about the Greenway and ways to support the project, click here.  We need your help to make this possible!

Garden Talk & Cooking Demo
McCarthy Meeting Room
Sunday, 11/6 at 2pm
Chef and gardener Liz Barbour will give a talk on her edible gardens and will offer a cooking demonstration of seasonal recipes with samples!
here, or by calling 978-256-5521

Tuesday, 11/1 at 7pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Ever wonder why we use pencils in libraries or don cotton gloves to touch old books? Peg Plummer will speak on  recommended standards by using anecdotes from  her own research.

Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. 

Reception: Saturday,11/12 from 2pm-4pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
The Senior Center Art Class will be exhibiting this month, led by teacher Denise Rainis. 

Echoes of Atlantis: Crones, Templars and the Lost Continent
Tuesday, 11/15 at 7pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Boston Globe bestselling author and Westford native David S. Brody joins us to discuss his fascinating research behind his novel,   Echoes of Atlantis: Crones, Templars and the Lost Continent. 

Wednesday Wellness Series
Wednesday, 11/16 at 7pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Judy Pentedemos will give a talk "Pre-Diabetes: What is it?" with free blood sugar testing. Co-sponsored by the Chelmsford Board of Health and Lowell General Hospital. 

The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner
Wednesday,11/30 at 7pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Art Historian Mary Woodward  presents "The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner." She will explore details of Isabella Stewart Gardner's life, friends, travels and collections in this illustrated talk. 
Co-sponsored by the   Chelmsford Art Society.

Breaking the WWII Enigma Code
Friday, 12/9 at 10am
McCarthy Meeting Room
Dr. Lee Poirier, PhD will give a lecture on  the breaking of the 'unbreakable' Enigma code.  The talk will describe how the Enigma Machine encoded messages, discuss the work at Bletchley Park, and follow the development of Turing's Bombe that made it possible to read German communications.

Global Road Warrior provides free travel information, emergency numbers, cultural information, recipes, and basic language assistance for over 175 different countries. Access it via the internet anywhere in the world using your Chelmsford library card number! 

Holiday Hours
Chelmsford Public Library will close on 11/11 in observance of Veterans Day. We will also close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 11/23, and will be closed on Thursday, 11/24. Have a happy Thanksgiving! 

In October, the Children's Department welcomed our new Head of Children's Services, Nicole Giroux. Nicole graduated from Simmons College in 2014 with masters degrees in Children's Literature and Library & Information Science and comes to us from the Derry Public Library in NH. Nicole is also certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor and looks forward to teaching kids yoga classes at CPL in the future. If you haven't already met her, please stop by the Children's Desk and say hello next time you're here! 

We have many fun programs in November. Our fall storytimes are in full swing for all ages. We also have two Library Labs, one for grades 5-6, and one for grades 3-4. The theme this month is circuits. Registration is required for library lab. 

Playspace , where grownups and children listen to a story and then play together, is every  Thursday  morning at 10am! Activities, movement, songs, and rhymes are based on the story; drop-in for ages 2 and 3 years. 

The Annual Gingerbread Fesitval will take place Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30am. Join us for stories, songs, and gingerbread cookie decorating! 

There are many more programs happening here at CPL, see our full online calendar for more fun programs!
For a full calendar of Children's events, click here

Young Writers Club
Wednesday, 11/2 from 4pm-5pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Do you want to get published someday? Are you a poet or a playwright? Join other teen writers as we talk about writing, share our work, and do fun writing prompts! 

Every Thursday from 3pm-4pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Hang out, eat snacks, play board games or card games. Read, do homework, watch music videos, talk and have fun. Let us be your meeting space! Drop-in. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, 11/29 from 3pm-4pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
This fall we're introducing our new science/math/engineering program series for teens. Join us on the last Tuesday of the month for a fun activity and snack.  This month we'll be building our own seismographs! Drop-in. 

For more teen events, click here.