|Book Groups Exhibits Programs / Events|
The 2015 "One Book Chelmsford" town-wide reading campaign will kick off Sunday, February 8, 2015-WinterFest Sunday! You can pick up a paperback copy of the book to read and share. (If you can't wait until then, request a copy of The Sandcastle Girls from the library's catalog to start reading now.) In the meantime be sure to mark your calendars for these confirmed programs: (programs take place in the main library unless otherwise indicated)
-Sunday, February 8, 2015: One Book program kick-off on WinterFest Sunday. The Library will host the annual WinterFest reception. We'll celebrate the kick off of the "One Book" program as well as the opening of the Cultural Council's annual photography contest/exhibit. Music will be provided by Ara Jeknavorian and Harry Alexanian. They will be playing a repertoire of Armenian folk and dance songs, many of which originate from the Armenian provinces in Eastern Turkey, where most Armenians lived prior to the Genocide. A number of the pieces are written by famous Armenian composers such as Sayat-Nova, Gomidas, and Khachadourian.
-Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. The Morning Book Group will discuss "The Sandcastle Girls" in the fireplace room
-Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Armenian Foods - Demo
-Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. A special children's program on Armenian folktales with a craft and food,
-Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Evening Book Group will discuss "The Sandcastle Girls" in the fireplace room
-Friday, March 6, 2015 at noon The Novel Conversations Group at the MacKay Library will discuss "The Sandcastle Girls"
-Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy one of our Friday Evening coffee houses featuring the Armenian Folk ensemble, Arev.
-Saturday, March 14, 2015 - "Chelmsford Day" at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown. The museum will offer free admission to Chelmsford residents. Curator Gary Lind-Sinanian will give a brief presentation about the museum's collections and will lead a guided tour at 2 p.m. We encourage you to register for this tour on the library's events calendar.
-Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.: Chris Bohjalian, author of "The Sandcastle Girls," will speak at the McCarthy Middle School on North Road. Please register for this talk on the library's events calendar.
-Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. at main library Searching for your Roots with George Aghjayan
-Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. "The Case of the Forgotten Genocide of the Armenians" presented by Dr. Ara Jeknavorian and Tom Vartabedian.
"Armenia: A Country Kaleidoscope" Exhibit of photographs by Tom Vartabedian - in lobby beginning Jan 9 through end of March
Book Discussions of "The Sandcastle Girls":
(Note: Morning Book Group was changed to February)
One Book Chelmsford - 2014
The Art Forger
Upcoming One Book Programs:
Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. Author B. A. Shapiro will visit Chelmsford to talk about her book, "The Art Forger."
Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord presents "Art Lessons: Reflections from an Artist's Life"
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. at MacKay Library: "How to Create Characters," a panel of writers from Sisters in Crime
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