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English Circle Beginners

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room

Library volunteers run English Conversation Circles
for adults interested in improving their English speaking skills.

The Beginners English Conversation Circle is for those who are just learning to speak English and want to improve their conversation skills. It takes place on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. More advanced groups also meet on a regular basis. These English Conversation Circles are free and open to the public. Please join us for an opportunity to speak English in a casual and relaxed environment.
  • Improve your English conversation
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Learn about American culture
  • Meet people from around the world
  • Enjoy lively conversation in a friendly environment and make new friends
If you have any questions please contact the Library's Reference Department at 978-256-5521 or email askus@mvlc.org

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Stay & Play (drop-in for ages 1+)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Sing a song, learn a rhyme, make a craft, and meet other kids and parents at our Tuesday morning playgroup for children ages 1+ and their parents.
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English Circle Advanced

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room

Library volunteers run English Conversation Circles
for adults interested in improving their English speaking skills.

The English Circle Advanced is for those who know some English and want to improve their conversation skills. It takes place on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the conference room. Less advanced groups also meet on a regular basis. These English Conversation Circles are free and open to the public. Please join us for an opportunity to speak English in a casual and relaxed environment.
  • Improve your English conversation
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Learn about American culture
  • Meet people from around the world
  • Enjoy lively conversation in a friendly environment and make new friends
If you have any questions please contact the Library's Reference Department at 978-256-5521 or email askus@mvlc.org

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Yoga with Sandeep Solanki

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join special guest Sandeep Solanki for an hour of yoga and mediation. Attendees should wear loose clothing. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

This event  will be conducted in a way that is both engaging and interesting for the participants. A yoga mat or large towel and comfortable clothing is recommended. 

The session will begin with chair yoga where participants will explore ways to counteract stress from prolonged work on a desk/ in front of a computer or incorrect posture. Participants will then move on to yoga asanas or postures in supine, prone  and sitting position. The session will end with deep breathing exercises and a small meditation for improving mental focus, clarity of thought and relaxing the senses. 

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Morning Book Group: The Stars Are Fire

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve in our catalog
Join a reading group. For stimulating conversation and lasting friendships you can't beat one. And fortunately, at the Chelmsford Public Library, we are still looking for new members in both our morning and evening reading groups. Take a break from the chaos in your life, seek some respite from the demands of technology and sharpen your mind. The library can be an oasis from the workaday world and a welcome outlet to the demands and stresses of home and family life. Talk, interact with other people, voice your opinion and this time, at least, we won't be saying shhhhh!
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Preschool Yoga Storytime with Nicole (drop-in for ages 3-5)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for a yoga storytime that blends books with creative movement; combining young children's love of stories with their need to move their bodies. An active storytime featuring yoga poses, music, mindfulness, and more! 
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Merrily We Sing Along (drop-in for all ages)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Drop in for a lively morning of movement and song for the whole family! Enjoy favorite tunes and discover new songs you will love in English and a variety of world languages.
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Registration is open

Make-it Junior (Grades 3-4): Monster Bookmarks

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us each month to make and take home an awesome DIY project. This program is open to children in grades 3 and 4. 
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MacKay Knitting Circle

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Beginner and Experienced knitters are welcome to share tips and ask advice from each other, or just come to knit.  We meet the third Wednesday of the Month.
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Destination imagination

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Educatio

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room - kitchenette side
Spaces Reservation

Service Club - Kindness Rocks!

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for our Fall Service Club! This season, we will be painting "Kindness Rocks" to leave at the StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow Farm!

This program is drop-in for kids in grades 5-12. No registration required! Participants can earn 1.5 hours of community service.
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Chelmsford Friends of Music

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

World's Worst Weather: Will Broussard of MWOBS

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”?

Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. We will explore how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s own weather patterns. This program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit. This exciting program is appropriate for adults and children alike.
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Baby Storytime (drop-in for pre-walkers)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Open to babies not yet walking (no older siblings, please!), this storytime is a wonderful introduction to early literacy. Caregivers share parenting experiences with one another and bond with their babies through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and board books.
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New books for Fall!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Join us to hear about the new and upcoming releases!
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Preschool Storytime at the MacKay Branch (drop-in for ages 2-6)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
MacKay Branch Library
MacKay Story Room
Designed for children who are ready to sit quietly and listen to longer stories, this program features several picturebooks interspersed with fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.
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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time of sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children are welcome to attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories--then they can move on to Preschool Storytime!
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Suitcase Stories Showcase

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Suitcase Stories
Main Library
Entire Library
Join us for an evening of stories by members of your own community!

This program is an offshoot of the larger Suitcase Stories series which features professional storytellers sharing their own experiences as refugees and immigrants to this country. Find out more about that project here.
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Chelmsford Community Services Open Office

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room
Have problems that you don't know how to solve and don't know where to turn for help? Come talk to Jen. Jen Melanson, the new town Social Services Coordinator, is available to meet people to say hello and help with needs such as how to get subsidized housing, where to find health services, how to apply for fuel assistance and many other services. All discussions are confidential and all ages are welcome.
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Chelmsford Genealogy Club Irish Interest Group

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

New England Tamil Sangam

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Spaces Reservation

A Wicked Good Party with the Friends of the Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Treats and Crafts and Music, Oh My!

Have your photo taken with the Wicked Witch of the West and help the Friends of the Library kick off their new membership drive! 

Adults and kids - come in costume! This will be a Wicked Good time with Wizard of Oz themed music by Ernie Woessner along with crafts and refreshments. Let’s bring old and new Friends together and raise the number of Friends up to 2,020 by 2020.  We will be over the rainbow when we reach our goal! Learn more about the 2020 by 2020 membership drive.

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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time of sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children are welcome to attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories--then they can move on to Preschool Storytime!
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