It is April and that means it’s time to start planning out your gardens. If you haven’t considered a garden before, why not start this year to ensure you have access to fresh fruits and veggies for your family in a time when fresh foods may not be as readily available. Gardens can also provide a peaceful, de-stressing, not to mention educational activity for families to do together at home. Here are many resources, available through the library and elsewhere, that can help to get you started, keep you going, and even help you to create and store food for consumption year ’round. We are also working on some gardening programming and you’ll know about that soon.
|Browse a collection of craft and how-to videos taught by experts with your library card, including access to lessons specific to canning and preserving. New lessons are added everyday.|
| Chelmsford Telemedia
CTV films many of our programs, including Bethany Bellingham’s 2019 program on Getting the Most out of Your Veggie Garden
On Sunday, we hosted our first virtual, live mindfulness and mediation session with Lina Shastri of Art of Living via a virtual conferencing application, and it was actually really wonderful, even with the technological intermediary. If you were unable to join us for this session, we will hopefully have another coming up soon, so check our emails and our Facebook page. In the meantime, please check out some excellent mindfulness and mediation resources we have available right now through the library. Read through this list of books, audio books, music, instructional video and courses. click on the images to be taken to the item, and check out what else might appeal to you:
For many, today has concluded a week of pretty dramatic changes in routine, home, and work environment. If you are headed into the weekend, you’re going to want to take something good to read with you. Here is a list of some really great escapes available now in Overdrive. View a full list of available titles by clicking here:
Haven’t read it yet? Now’s your chance.
The definition of escape novel
It’s almost travel season! IRL travel plans may be on hold, but you can still read a really good story that will transport you to the good parts of a trip without the long security lines and lost luggage. Or you could spend these days inside planning your next dream getaway…maybe 2021?
Take a look at this list of armchair travel histories, journey novels, or digital travel guides, available now for download from Hoopla and Overdrive. Need help getting started with either of these services? Call us at 978-256-5521, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a librarian will help you out:
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|As a Bonus: (Not sure how many actually got to these yet…)||Also, Use this time to learn a new language:|
|Check our Rocket Languages through the Chelmsford LIbrary! Interactive courses and varied learning styles make learning possible for all! There are 20 languages to choose from including American Sign Language and ESL for Spanish and Chinese. Use this time to learn a new language, get started today with you library card.|
Poetry can be a panacea for those looking for wisdom and a zen moment in tense times, Often poetry can have a way of disassembling language and forging new connections that help our minds to see new options and connect with our humanity. Check out the wonderful hashtag #readasonnet or #asonnetaday on Twitter, where actors and poets and actors take to social media to read poems for the comfort of others. Want to share your favorites or perhaps find something new? Check out these great collections available now for download in Overdrive. Need help getting started? email us at email@example.com, or call 978-256-5521 between 9 and 5PM.
Some people find solace in novels that transport them to a place of fast paced puzzles, where there is a mystery to solve or crime to stop. Here are some great books available now in Overdrive for download – click on the covers to be taken to the eBook in Overdrive. Need help getting started with Overdrive? Call us, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us via Facebook
Here is our latest list of brand new books to wait out winter with.
In January, we presented a collection of new and highly anticipated books for 2020. Which one will you read first? Check out the display below to find out, and join us for our next live presentation on Friday April 17 at 10:30AM. Happy Reading!