One Book

One Book ChelmsfordOne Book Chelmsford is a community-wide reading program encouraging all residents to read a selected title and attend programming related to the book.  The title is selected each Fall and the Library provides free copies starting at the Winterfest kickoff event in February.  Programs start in early spring and culminate with a visit from the author (whenever possible).

One Book 2017: Stronger Than You Think

The theme for the 2017 One Book Chelmsford is “Stronger Than You Think,” focusing on Chelmsford native Jeff Bauman’s experience before and after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

The program series will feature speakers on the Boston Marathon Bombing, marathon running and personal improvement, overcoming adversity, current international politics, and media coverage of significant events.

Programs begin with the Winterfest Kickoff on February 3rd, and all lead up to a visit from Jeff Bauman to discuss his life and book on Friday, April 21st, 2017, at the auditorium at McCarthy School.

Upcoming One Book Events


This year, the One Book programs are funded by:



Past One Book Selections