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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 

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For November, they will read Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen 

For November , they will read  Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon.

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 For November, they will read The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin.

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Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!
Reception: Saturday, 10/1 from 2pm-4pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Artist Christopher Polson, whose large format works of art are dramatic and detailed, blending sculptural forms with nature and mythology pulled from the roots of cultural symbolism.  Examples of his work can be seen here
Learn how to incorporate local history and other sources of social history such as occupation, military service and war, daily life and recreation into your genealogical research to gain a greater understanding of your ancestors.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. 
Wednesday Wellness Series
Wednesday, 10/19 at 7pm
Offsite- CHS Performing Arts Center
For "Substance Use Prevention Education week," LeeAnne Dodge will speak on Substance Use Education.  Sponsored by the Chelmsford Board of Health. 
Friday Morning Lecture Series
Friday, 10/14 at 10am
McCarthy Meeting Room

Professor Domenech details the sequence of historical events that led to the Cuban emba rgo (El Bloqueo, for Cubans) that has lasted for over 50 years. 
Sunday, 10/16 at 2pm
McCarthy Meeting Room
Kenneth Warchol will take you on a journey inside the beehive  He brings samples of a variety of honey for everyone to taste.
This is an all ages show. Plea se  register for this event
here, or by calling 978-256-5521
Gross sales for the Friend's Book Sale last month
 amounted to $24,946.34. This money funds educational, cultural, art and music programs for adults and children, as well as museum passes. Thank you to all who came out to support us!  
For more information on the Chelmsford Friends of the Library and how to get involved, click here. 
Construction has begun on the Greenway's patio and walkways! 

For more information about the Greenway and ways to support the project, click here. 
Sunday Hours
We will be open 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sundays beginning the Sunday after Columbus Day and ending prior to Memorial Day.
We will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day. 
Looking for computer assistance from a patient and friendly professional without having to buy anything? Need assistance with research, local history, or locating an obituary? Call the reference desk at 978-256-5521 and sign up for a half-hour session with one of our librarians, or send your question to us online at We're in your community and we're here to help!

Fall programs for children have begun! We have a storytime for babies and their caregivers on Friday mornings at 10am. Please spread the word that this is a great way to meet other first time parents. We have many storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers as well. 

Stay and Play on Tuesdays includes a story and craft and then lots of time for children ages 1 and up to play with each other and adults to get to know each other.   

PlaySpace on Thursdays has activities designed to bring classic children's stories to life. 

After school programs include STEM activities in our Library Lab, a Lego club, Terrific Tales, and seasonal crafts.

Don't miss our  Spooky Story Contest School age children are encouraged to write a spooky story.  It must be origin al and have a beginning, middle and end.  Prizes will  be awarded for the scariest stories in each age group.  Start Writing!  The deadline for these stories is Saturday, October 15 at 5pm.  Winners will be announced at the Spooky Story Celebration on Saturday, October 29 from 4pm-5pm. 

We have many more events! 
For a full calendar of Children's events, click here

McCarthy Meeting Room
Every Thursday from 3pm-4pm
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!

McCarthy Meeting Room
Wednesday, 10/4 from 4pm-5pm
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! Drop-in. 
 Tuesday, 10/18 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
 McCarthy Meeting Room
Can you apply frosting like a pro?
Do ideas of pumpkins and ghost designs dance in your head?  Compete in our First Cupcake Wars!  We'll have the cupcakes and the ingredients. You make your best Halloween cupcake to win prizes! Drop-in.

Tuesday, 10/25 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 making our own memes! Drop-in. 

For more teen events, click here