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City Directories on Microfilm

   September 23rd, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Microfilm boxes of city directoriesAttention researchers and genealogists! The Chelmsford Library just received some "new" older city directories on microfilm. The new additions to the collection are:

LOWELL SUBURBAN 1905-1917/18
LOWELL SUBURBAN 1917/18-1932/33
LOWELL SUBURBAN 1937/38-1949
LOWELL SUBURBAN 1951-1955
LOWELL SUBURBAN 1957-1959
MIDDLESEX COUNTY 1882/83-1890

These are available in the microfilm cabinets downstairs in the Reference area. The library also has microfilm holdings of Chelmsford newspapers, the Boston Globe, early Chelmsford Town records, and early Massachusetts records.

If you have any questions or need assistance with using microfilm, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Chelmsford Library Book Sale 2014!

   September 15th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale is this weekend!

2014 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 19th 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21st 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in the gym behind the Town Office building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford [see a map].

Run by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, the book sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons – the 2013 Book Sale raised over $25,000!

For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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New Tech Training Course Series at the Library

   September 2nd, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Digital Literacy Class SeriesStarting in September, the library will be offering a new series of small group instruction classes.

The topic will always be technology, but each month will cover a different aspect - ebooks, using library resources, streaming movies and TV shows. The schedule for the rest of 2014 is:

  • Tech Talk: e-Books
    Wed Sept 10 at 10 a.m. AND Wed Sept 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Tech Talk: Your library from home: Catalog searching & popular databases
    Wed Oct 8 at 10 a.m. AND Wed Oct 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Tech Talk: Career resources
    Wed Nov 5 at 7 p.m. AND Wed Nov 12 at 10 a.m.
  • Tech Talk: Beyond ebooks: Zinio, Hoopla, Freegal and more
    Wed Dec 3 at 7 p.m. AND Wed Dec 10 at 10 a.m.

The sessions will be held on Wednesdays in the Library's Conference Room on the lower level. Each session will be repeated during the month, once in the morning and once in the evening, so patrons can come to whichever session is most convenient for them.

Registration is required and space is limited - sign up on our events calendar. Contact the Reference Department for more information or if you need help registering at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Last Chance for Book Sale Donation Drop-Off

   August 25th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

book sale bannerThe last scheduled donation drop-off day for the book sale is Saturday, August 30th, from 9am-Noon. Volunteers will be at the Yellow House (next door to the library) and available to help unload cars.

The absolute last day for donations is Friday, September 12th.

This is because the Yellow House has been sold and will be moved, and we'll have nowhere to store donations for awhile. So please, if you can't get the donations to the library by September 12th, hold onto them at home until we're able to accept donations again.

2014 Book Sale schedule:

Friday, Sept. 19th 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21st 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in the gym behind the Town Office building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford [see a map].

Run by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, the book sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes, and many extras for Chelmsford patrons – the 2013 Book Sale raised over $25,000!

For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Better Hours for Better Access at the MacKay Branch

   August 13th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

MacKay BranchBeginning in September 2014, the hours at the MacKay Library in North Chelmsford will change to accommodate more patrons and to improve access to library materials.

MacKay Library's new hours will be:

Mondays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The main library in the Center will still be open its regular hours:

Mon-Thur: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Both buildings will be closed on Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. Of course, the library's website and all of our downloadable and streaming resources - ebooks, movies, television, music, and magazines - are still available anytime.

Also, beginning Oct. 19th the main library will open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

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