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Bibliobites Book Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bibliobites Book Group
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Each month we focus on a different culinary topic and/or cookbook; ask for this month's selection at the main desk.  This month we'll be exploring Ken Haedrich's newest title: Dinner Pies.  What could be better on a cold winter night than a hearty pot pie, empanada, or savory turnover?  Turn on your oven and cook up some comfort!
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Novel Conversation Book Group: The Boston Girl

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Find The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant  in our catalog
The Novel Conversations book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library.

Novel Conversations does not meet in July and August.
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Evening Book Group: Gutenberg's Apprentice

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of Monday holidays and summer months) for lively conversation and includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. The group meets in the fireplace room in the Adams building at the main library.
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Morning Book Group: One Book Chelmsford

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
This will be the One Book Chelmsford selection.
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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Friday Fiction

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Friday Fiction, Welcome Spring Edition: Join us to hear about new and upcoming titles for Spring
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Environmental Discussion Group

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
4 week series starting January 17th - Learn about and discuss current environmental issues. On Feb 21st we'll discuss Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction; Mar 21st - Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything; Apr 18th - Colin Beavan's No Impact Man. Copies of the books may be picked up at the circulation desk at the Main Library.
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MacKay Mystery Group

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
The MacKay Mystery Book Group picks two authors a month. Members read books by those authors and come prepared to discuss why they enjoyed these books better (or why they did not like them.) Were earlier books better crafted than more recent ones? Have characters developed over the years? Do you get a true sense of the place where the story is set? What good Mystery books have people read recently? The MacKay Library will have a variety of the featured authors' books available for loan in the month preceding each discussion.

February 22, 2017
Colin Dexter and Vince Flynn

March 22, 2017
Robert Greer and Raymond Chandler
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History Book Group: The Unredeemed Captive

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Demos in our catalog
The History Book Group is an informal group which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month (with the exception of November and December which have different meeting nights; there are no meetings in July or August). This is for people with an interest in local, U.S., and world history. The group is led by library volunteer Dave Gramling. If you are interested in taking part in a discussion, please pick up a copy of the selected book for the month at the library's front desk or contact David Gramling at dgramling@usa.net.
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Bibliobites Book Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bibliobites Book Group
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Each month we focus on a different culinary topic and/or cookbook; ask for this month's selection at the main desk.  This month we'll be exploring Ken Haedrich's newest title: Dinner Pies.  What could be better on a cold winter night than a hearty pot pie, empanada, or savory turnover?  Turn on your oven and cook up some comfort!
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Evening Book Group: One Book Chelmsford

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of Monday holidays and summer months) for lively conversation and includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. The group meets in the fireplace room in the Adams building at the main library.
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Novel Conversation Book Group: One Book Chelmsford selection!

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
2017 One Book Chelmsford selection!
The Novel Conversations book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library.

Novel Conversations does not meet in July and August.
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Environmental Discussion Group

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
4 week series starting January 17th - Learn about and discuss current environmental issues. On Feb 21st we'll discuss Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction; Mar 21st - Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything; Apr 18th - Colin Beavan's No Impact Man. Copies of the books may be picked up at the circulation desk at the Main Library.
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Morning Book Group: Orange is the New Black

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 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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MacKay Mystery Group

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
The MacKay Mystery Book Group picks two authors a month. Members read books by those authors and come prepared to discuss why they enjoyed these books better (or why they did not like them.) Were earlier books better crafted than more recent ones? Have characters developed over the years? Do you get a true sense of the place where the story is set? What good Mystery books have people read recently? The MacKay Library will have a variety of the featured authors' books available for loan in the month preceding each discussion.

February 22, 2017
Colin Dexter and Vince Flynn

March 22, 2017
Robert Greer and Raymond Chandler
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History Book Group: Black Flags

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick in our catalog
The History Book Group is an informal group which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month (with the exception of November and December which have different meeting nights; there are no meetings in July or August). This is for people with an interest in local, U.S., and world history. The group is led by library volunteer Dave Gramling. If you are interested in taking part in a discussion, please pick up a copy of the selected book for the month at the library's front desk or contact David Gramling at dgramling@usa.net.
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Bibliobites Book Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bibliobites Book Group
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Each month we focus on a different culinary topic and/or cookbook; ask for this month's selection at the main desk.  This month we'll be exploring Ken Haedrich's newest title: Dinner Pies.  What could be better on a cold winter night than a hearty pot pie, empanada, or savory turnover?  Turn on your oven and cook up some comfort!
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Evening Book Group: Station Eleven

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of Monday holidays and summer months) for lively conversation and includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. The group meets in the fireplace room in the Adams building at the main library.
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Novel Conversation Book Group: The Boys in the Boat

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Find The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown in our catalog
The Novel Conversations book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library.

Novel Conversations does not meet in July and August.
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Morning Book Group: Girl on the Train

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 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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MacKay Mystery Group

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
The MacKay Mystery Book Group picks two authors a month. Members read books by those authors and come prepared to discuss why they enjoyed these books better (or why they did not like them.) Were earlier books better crafted than more recent ones? Have characters developed over the years? Do you get a true sense of the place where the story is set? What good Mystery books have people read recently? The MacKay Library will have a variety of the featured authors' books available for loan in the month preceding each discussion.

February 22, 2017
Colin Dexter and Vince Flynn

March 22, 2017
Robert Greer and Raymond Chandler
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History Book Group: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott in our catalog
The History Book Group is an informal group which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month (with the exception of November and December which have different meeting nights; there are no meetings in July or August). This is for people with an interest in local, U.S., and world history. The group is led by library volunteer Dave Gramling. If you are interested in taking part in a discussion, please pick up a copy of the selected book for the month at the library's front desk or contact David Gramling at dgramling@usa.net.
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Bibliobites Book Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bibliobites Book Group
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Each month we focus on a different culinary topic and/or cookbook; ask for this month's selection at the main desk.  This month we'll be exploring Ken Haedrich's newest title: Dinner Pies.  What could be better on a cold winter night than a hearty pot pie, empanada, or savory turnover?  Turn on your oven and cook up some comfort!
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Novel Conversation Book Group: Everybody's Fool

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Find Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo in our catalog
The Novel Conversations book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library.

Novel Conversations does not meet in July and August.
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Evening Book Group: All the Light We Cannot See

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of Monday holidays and summer months) for lively conversation and includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. The group meets in the fireplace room in the Adams building at the main library.
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Morning Book Group: Me Before You

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 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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