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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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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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MacKay Mystery Book Group: Face of a Stranger

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Find Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry in our catalog
Join the MacKay Mystery book group as we investigate a new novel each month, evaluating style, characters, and setting. Too many red herrings?  Too difficult to solve?  Weigh in with your own intriguing solutions! Copies of each month's book will be available at the MacKay branch at 43 Newfield St in North Chelmsford but can also be sent to the main library by request.

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History Book Group: Black Flags, Blue Waters: the Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Black Flags, Blue Waters: the Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin 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
Bibliobites is a book group with a culinary focus. We read a combination of cookbooks, culinary memoirs, and Foodie fiction. We often pick a theme for a meeting and encourage members to try recipes related to the theme. We do not discourage members from bringing those recipes in for us to try!  Bibliobites meetings are open to everyone and meet the last Friday of the month at 11 am.  This month we'll be exploring Moosewood Restaurant Favorites, a recent title from the iconic collaborative behind Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY.  In the 1970s, Moosewood became famous for its innovative, flavorful vegetarian cuisine.  Do their recipes still hit the mark?  Check out a copy of the book at the main desk and find out!
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Novel Conversation Book Group: The Book of Unknown Americans

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room - window side
Find The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez in our catalog

The Novel Conversation book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library but does not meet in July or August.
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Evening Book Group: To The Bright Edge of the World

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month 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. Meetings do not occur during the months of July and August. If a normal meeting date falls on a holiday, then it is postponed to the following Monday.
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Knit-Lit Book Club: The Story of Arthur Truluv

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Story of Arthur Truluv: a novel by Elizabeth Berg in our catalog
Join our newest book group, the Knit-Lit book club! Bring your craft projects (knitting, crochet, quilting, felting, etc) and work while discussing the group's latest read! In addition to using the above catalog link, you may find a book available at the Main Library's circulation desk. We meet every second Friday of the month at 10:30 AM in the fireplace area except during the months of July and August.
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Morning Book Group: A Separate Peace

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find A Separate Peace by John Knowles 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 Book Group: Bluebird, Bluebird

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Find Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke in our catalog
Join the MacKay Mystery book group as we investigate a new novel each month, evaluating style, characters, and setting. Too many red herrings?  Too difficult to solve?  Weigh in with your own intriguing solutions! Copies of each month's book will be available at the MacKay branch at 43 Newfield St in North Chelmsford but can also be sent to the main library by request.

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History Book Group: Boston’s Massacre

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Boston’s Massacre by Eric Hinderaker 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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Evening Book Group: The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month 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. Meetings do not occur during the months of July and August. If a normal meeting date falls on a holiday, then it is postponed to the following Monday.
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Bibliobites Book Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bibliobites Book Group
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Bibliobites is a book group with a culinary focus. We read a combination of cookbooks, culinary memoirs, and Foodie fiction. We often pick a theme for a meeting and encourage members to try recipes related to the theme. We do not discourage members from bringing those recipes in for us to try!  Bibliobites meetings are open to everyone and meet the last Friday of the month at 11 am.  Meetings do not occur in July and August, and the November and December meetings combine to a single one that occurs the first Friday in December.
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Novel Conversation Book Group: Holiday Party - No Book

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Holiday Party - No Book

The Novel Conversation book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library but does not meet in July or August.
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Knit-Lit Book Club: Spinning Forward

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong in our catalog
Join our newest book group, the Knit-Lit book club! Bring your craft projects (knitting, crochet, quilting, felting, etc) and work while discussing the group's latest read! In addition to using the above catalog link, you may find a book available at the Main Library's circulation desk. We meet every second Friday of the month at 10:30 AM in the fireplace area except during the months of July and August.
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Morning Book Group: Hot Milk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Hot Milk by Deborah Levy 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 Book Group: Dead Sand

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Find Dead Sand by Brendan Dubois in our catalog
Join the MacKay Mystery book group as we investigate a new novel each month, evaluating style, characters, and setting. Too many red herrings?  Too difficult to solve?  Weigh in with your own intriguing solutions! Copies of each month's book will be available at the MacKay branch at 43 Newfield St in North Chelmsford but can also be sent to the main library by request.
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History Book Group: Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War by Andrew F. Smith 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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Novel Conversation Book Group: Lab Girl

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room - window side
Find Lab Girl by Hope Jahren in our catalog

The Novel Conversation book group reads one book a month. The group usually meets the first Friday at the Main Library but does not meet in July or August.
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Evening Book Group: The Life We Bury

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens in our catalog
The evening book group is an informal group which meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month 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. Meetings do not occur during the months of July and August. If a normal meeting date falls on a holiday, then it is postponed to the following Monday.
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Knit-Lit Book Club: The Lost Girls of Paris

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff in our catalog
Join our newest book group, the Knit-Lit book club! Bring your craft projects (knitting, crochet, quilting, felting, etc) and work while discussing the group's latest read! In addition to using the above catalog link, you may find a book available at the Main Library's circulation desk. We meet every second Friday of the month at 10:30 AM in the fireplace area except during the months of July and August.
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Morning Book Group: My Sister the Serial Killer

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 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 Book Group: Selection meeting

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Join the MacKay Mystery book group as we investigate a new novel each month, evaluating style, characters, and setting. Too many red herrings?  Too difficult to solve?  Weigh in with your own intriguing solutions! Copies of each month's book will be available at the MacKay branch at 43 Newfield St in North Chelmsford but can also be sent to the main library by request.

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History Book Group: [Book Title]

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Fireplace Area
Find [Book Title] by [Author Name] 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
Bibliobites is a book group with a culinary focus. We read a combination of cookbooks, culinary memoirs, and Foodie fiction. We often pick a theme for a meeting and encourage members to try recipes related to the theme. We do not discourage members from bringing those recipes in for us to try!  Bibliobites meetings are open to everyone and meet the last Friday of the month at 11 am.  Meetings do not occur in July and August, and the November and December meetings combine to a single one that occurs the first Friday in December.
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