Now Adults can join in the summer reading fun too!
Adult summer challenge Bingo cards can be downloaded and printed, or you can pick one up at the Circulation or Info Desk on the main floor starting June 4th
Cross off spaces for reading different genres, but also for attending summer programs, downloading music and movies and much more! Turn in your completed card to the Main desk and be entered into a raffle for prizes by August 24!
And if you need reading suggestions, we’re here to help!
Summer’s here – time get back on your bike! If your bike has been in storage all winter, it might be time for a tune up. Now you can give your bike the love it needs from home with one of our bike maintenance kits! The Main and MacKay branch libraries now own a complete set of bike mechanic tools that you can check out for a week to keep your bike running smoothly.
Each kit includes:
- a fold up hex wrench set
- a chain checker
- a Mini chain brute chain tool
- a professional cable & housing cutter
- Master link plyers
- a GearClean Brush
- a home mechanic pedal wrench
- a Torx compatible L wrench
- a triple spoke wrench
- a #2 Phillips screwdriver
- a patch kit
- a tire lever set
- a container of bicycle lubricant
- a guide to identifying the tools in the kit
All of these tools are contained in a compact, portable toolbox. Come and check out the kit, tune up your ride, then get out on the bike trails! And check out all the unexpected things you can borrow from our expanding library of things here, including a ukulele, puzzles, a telescope and more. Have an idea for something that you think we should lend out? Let us know!
It’s outdoor reading season again and we have a great list of books for you this round. No royal romances, but I am certain we have had enough of that for a while anyway. Instead, we have a great list of fiction and nonfiction covering a diverse list of topics: novels as pleas for environmental conservation from Richard Powers and Johanna Drucker; the-Odyssey-you-thought-you-knew in Madeleine Miller’s magical novel Circe; another take on the Anastasia Romanov mystery in I was Anastasia; a story of love and money set in post-war New England from Beatriz Williams; and World War II – because we will never finish being fascinated by that era – in Michael Ondaatje’s new novel Warlight. For when you only have a brief chance to chill, we have some great new short story collections from Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies) and Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep, Eligible).
But overall, my favorite on this list is The Mars Room from Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers.) Kushner pens a dark and poignant novel about an unjustly imprisoned young woman, who must use the limited resources she has to fight a system seemingly bent on keeping her from her home and son. Kushner’s heavy research into the world of women behind bars in California creates an atmosphere that cuts through any hesitation on the part of the reader. It’s a thrilling book.
There are many more on the list, so read through below. As always, if you need any more recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact our librarians through the BookWise service, or just stop in to chat sometime.
Stay tuned for CPL’s annual Adult Summer Reading Challenge starting in June, and happy reading!
|Circe, by Madeline Miller:
A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning The Song of Achilles follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
|Florida, by Lauren Groff: A collection of short stories by the bestselling author of Fates and Furies and Arcadia.|
|The Girl Who Smiled Beads, by Clemantine Wamariya: Traces the author’s harrowing experiences as a young child during the Rwanda massacres and displacements, which separated her from her parents and forced the author and her older sister to endure six years as refugees in seven countries, foraging for survival and encountering unexpected acts of cruelty and kindness before she was granted asylum in a profoundly different America.|
|I Was Anastasia, by Ariel Lawhon: An evocative retelling of the Anastasia survival myth follows the appearance of a traumatized, badly scarred young woman who claims to be the youngest Romanov daughter, launching a half-century of questions, accusations and changing perspectives on identity as conveyed by her supporters and detractors. By the author of Flight of Dreams|
|The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner: It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.|
|Motherhood, by Sheila Heti: “Sheila Heti has a way of tapping into the throes of consciousness and coming out with a precisely articulated version of how we think. Her new book, Motherhood, delves deep into the decision of whether or not to have children, while simultaneously exploring femininity, identity, and self purpose. Even if motherhood is not pertinent to your life, this book will shed light on our culture and the expectations that are bound to affect everyone at some point.” — Courtney Flynn, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA|
|The Only Story, by Julian Barnes: A man who ran away as a teen university student with a married woman more than twice his age reflects on how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage and how their relationship fell apart as she succumbed to depression. By the award-winning author of The Sense of an Ending|
|The Overstory, by Richard Powers: A National Book Award-winning author presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.|
|The Summer Wives, by Beatriz Williams: Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart…It’s 1951 and Miranda’s mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast.But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going.As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper’s handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone, forever…|
|Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje: In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself – shadowed and luminous at once – we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings’ mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know and understand in that time, and it is this journey -through facts, recollection, and imagination – that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.|
|You Think it, I’ll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld: The best-selling author of Eligible presents a collection of 10 short stories that features both original pieces and two previously published in the New Yorker, including “The World Has Many Butterflies,” in which married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game, with devastating consequences|
|Beautiful Music, by Michael Zadoorian: A funny, poignant, thoughtfully rendered novel about love, fear, death, race, music, and the intense passions of youth. Danny Yzemski is a husky, pop radio-loving loner balancing a dysfunctional homelife with the sudden harsh realities of freshman year at a high school marked by racial turbulence.|
|Big Guns, by Steve Israel: In response to efforts to ban handguns in America’s cities, the CEO of an arms company, worried about his bottom line, introduces federal legislation that would require every American own a gun.|
|The Death of Mrs. Westaway: After erroneously receiving a mysterious letter about a large inheritance, Hal attends the deceased’s funeral and realizes that something is very, very wrong.|
|Down Drift: An eco-fiction, by Johanna Drucker: Slowly at first, then with increasing speed, animals worldwide develop and surpass human skills in every field, from manual labor to theoretical thinking, with earth-shattering consequences for the future of humanity.|
|My Ex-Life, by Stephen McCauley: With My Ex-Life, a heartwarming comedy of manners about second chances and starting afresh, he has pretty much outdone himself…McCauley fires off witticisms like a tennis ace practicing serves…In the vein of inveterate beguilers like Laurie Colwin, Elinor Lipman, and Maria Semple, McCauley is warm but snappy, light but smart—and just plain enjoyable.|
|My Mother’s Son, by David Hirshberg: My Mother’s Son is a riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen.|
|No Ashes in the Fire, by Darnell L. Moore: The editor-at-large of CASSIUS and original Black Lives Matter organizer describes his own direct experiences with prejudice, violence and repression; his search for intimacy in the gay neighborhoods of his youth and his participation in key civil movements where he found his calling as an advocate on behalf of society’s marginalized people.|
|No One Ever Asked, by Katie Ganshert: The absorbtion of an impoverished school district by the affluent community of Crystal Ridge brings three women together as tensions rise, leading to an unforeseen event that impacts them all.|
|On Brassard’s Farm, by Daniel Hecht: In a radical departure from her urban life, Ann Turner buys a piece of remote Vermont land and sets up a tent home in deep forest. She’s trying to escape an unending string of personal disasters in Boston; more, she desperately wants to leave behind a world she sees as increasingly defined by consumerism, hypocrisy, and division.As she writes in her journal, “There’s got to be a more honest, less divided way to live.”She soon learns she was mistaken in thinking a kindly Mother Earth would grant her wisdom and serenity in her new home|
|The Optimistic Decade, by Heather Abel: This novel about a utopian camp and its charismatic leader takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters, and is a sweeping saga of idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it.|
|The Oracle Year, by Charles Soule: Awakening from a dream with 108 predictions about the future in his head, an unassuming Manhattan bassist catapults to one of the world’s most powerful men and hides his identity behind an online persona that is targeted by greedy corporations and dangerous enemies who would change the playing field by recruiting or eliminating him.|
|Our Story: A memoir of love and life in China, by Rao Pingru: An elderly Chinese man recounts his life and marriage in text and art, from meeting the woman his father had arranged for him to wed, through their time together and the twenty-two years they were kept apart while he was a prisoner, to her death.|
|The Storm, by Anif Anwar: From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a sweeping tour de force that seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history.|
|That Kind of Mother, by Rumaan Alam: Overwhelmed by new motherhood in spite of her love for her infant son, Rebecca, a white woman, asks a kind black woman, Priscilla, to become her family’s nanny, only to have her perspectives changed about her own life of privilege, a situation that compels her to take on unanticipated challenges in the aftermath of a tragedy.|
|Tin Man, by Sarah Winman: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms gradually reveals a fallout between two longtime friends and Oxford students over the course of a decade marked by the marriage of one and the disappearance of the other.|
If all these snow days have left your TBR list a little short, never fear – we’re here with a great new list of books to build it back up again!
One of my favorites, Peter Swanson (The Girl with a Clock for a Heart), returns with his latest Highsmith-infused suspense thriller, All the Beautiful Lies. For fans of quirky puzzle mysteries a la Mr. Penumbra or Haruki Murakami there’s Nova Jacobs’ The Last Equation of Isaac Severy. For historicals this round we have All the Beautiful Girls, a glamorous drama set in 1960’s Vegas, although fans of the The Light Between Oceans (M. L. Stedman) should pick up As Bright As Heaven, set in post-WWI Philadelphia during the Spanish Flu epidemic. Years ago, I laughed and cried over Jonathan Miles’ brilliant little novel Dear American Airlines, so I’m really excited to read his latest, Anatomy of a Miracle, an hilarious and heartbreaking story of an Afghanistan War-veteran that spontaneously regains the ability to walk. And of course, we have included the latest from perennial favorites, Melanie Benjamin (The Aviator’s Wife) Chris Bohjalian (The Sandcastle Girls) Peter Carey (Crimson Petal and the White) and Amy Bloom (Away), as well as many great debuts, such as Chelsey Johnson’s Stray City, a different, sweet, engaging sort of coming of age story that is really well-written.
Don’t forget to join Lisa and I for our next live Friday Fiction presentation on April 20 at 10:30 AM. We’ll have lots of great new titles to get you through to summer! In the meantime, let us know if we can suggest anything else, and keep us posted about what you’re reading!
|All the Beautiful Lies, by Peter Swanson: Devastated when his father commits suicide days before his college graduation, Harry returns to his home in Maine, where he is baffled by the increasingly sensual attentions of a mysterious woman and his own alluring stepmother, who he comes to realize are hiding dangerous secrets.|
|All the Beautiful Girls, by Elizabeth Church: A spirited young woman fights the demons of her past by becoming a dancer in 1960s Las Vegas, where her sensual beauty leads to her work in glamorous productions and a consuming affair with a fiery photographer.|
|Anatomy of a Miracle, by Jonathan Miles: Confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing injury, an Afghanistan War veteran endures a hardscrabble existence in his sister’s ramshackle Mississippi home before spontaneously regaining his ability to walk, an apparent miracle that subjects him to scientific and religious debates and exposes his most private secrets.|
|Census, by Jesse Ball: Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey of memories and revelations.|
|Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi: Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.|
|The Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin: An intimate reimagining of the powerful creative partnership between Hollywood superstars Frances Marion and Mary Pickford traces their friendship and boundary-breaking achievements against a backdrop of pre-World War I Hollywood.|
|In Every Moment We are Still Alive, by Tom Malmquist: Tom tries to raise his newborn baby daughter by himself after the sudden death of his wife from acute Leukemia right after she gave birth.|
|The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, by Nova Jacobs: Receiving a cryptic letter from her famous mathematician grandfather just before his suicide, adopted granddaughter Hazel, the owner of a struggling bookstore in Seattle, is charged with tracking down and protecting a dangerous equation before dangerous enemies can exploit it.|
|A Long Way From Home, by Peter Carey: The award-winning author of Amnesia finds a speed-loving woman, her car salesman husband and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion entering a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.|
|My Lady’s Crossing, by Kitty Curran: A choose-your-own-adventure romance with Jane Austen flair. You are a spirited but penniless heroine in eighteenth-century society and courtship season has begun. Go!|
|Stray City, by Chelsea Johnson: Building a home for herself in the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland away from her Midwestern Catholic childhood, a young artist becomes unexpectedly pregnant after a reckless night and is forced to come to terms with her past a decade later when her precocious daughter asks about her father.|
|As Bright as Heaven, by Susan Meissner: The award-winning author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean presents a tale set in 1918 Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic and traces the experiences of a family reeling from the losses of loved ones and changes in their adopted city, a situation that is further shaped by their decision to take in an orphaned infant.|
|The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian: A binge-drinking flight attendant wakes up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a dead body and sneaks back to her work, telling a series of lies that complicate her ability to figure out what really happened. By the best-selling author of Midwives.|
|Girls Burn Brighter, by Shobha Rao: Forging a deep friendship with impoverished but passionate fellow weaver Savitha, motherless Poornima begins to reconnect with the beauty of the world before a devastating act of cruelty drives her friend away, compelling her to leave behind everything she knows to search for her friend in the darkest corners of India’s underworld and beyond.|
|The Gone World, by Tom Sweterlisch: Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut’s murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL’s and Shannon’s own impact on the timeline.|
|Happiness, by Aminatta Forna: An American scientist and a Ghanaian psychologist become unlikely partners and friends during a search for a missing child that challenges their perspectives on their careers and happiness.|
|How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig: A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians’ rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague. By the best-selling author of Reasons to Stay Alive.|
|The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers: The best-selling author of The Circle traces his upbringing as a Yemeni-American in San Francisco and his dream of resurrecting the ancient art of cultivating, roasting and importing Yemeni coffee, an endeavor that is challenged by the brutal realities of Yemen’s 2015 civil war.|
|Need to Know, by Karen Cleveland: A dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents before facing an impossible choice that tests her loyalties to the agency and her own family.|
|The Queen of Hearts, by Kimmery Martin: Two doctors who have been best friends since early adulthood find their bond tested by the return of a former colleague who unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.|
|The Which Way Tree, by Elizabeth Crook: Surviving a panther attack that kills her mother and leaves her with scars, a tenacious young woman resolves to find and kill the unusually aggressive cat with the assistance of a charismatic Mexican American, a haunted preacher, her traumatized half-brother and an old hunting dog. By the award-winning author of The Night Journal.|
|White Houses, by Amy Bloom: A New York Times best-selling author presents a novel inspired by the life of Lorena Hickok, and by her love affair and enduring friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.|
|The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey: A debut entry in a new series by the Agatha Award-winning author of The Sleeping Dictionary introduces Bombay’s first female lawyer, Oxford graduate Perveen Mistry, as she investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict purdah seclusion who become subject to a murderous guardian’s schemes for their inheritances.|
Join us as we welcome Kristin Hannah, author of our 2018 One Book Chelmsford selection, The Nightingale, on Friday, February 9th, at 7pm at the Chelmsford High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are not required, but please register to let us know you’re coming!
She will be interviewed live onstage by prize-winning author and journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan about The Nightingale and her newly-published The Great Alone, already being hailed as one of 2018’s must reads. If you’d like to have one of your questions asked during the event, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Andover Bookstore will be on hand after the event selling Ms. Hannah’s and Ms. Ryan’s books.
You won’t want to miss this great event!
And if you’ve already read The Nightingale, check out this list of books to read next!
Whether you are looking for stirring, real-life accounts of the strength and courage of women during WWII, or would like to read a sweeping historical novel like Kristin Hannah’s bestseller, this list will provide you with a great book to pick up next:
|The Unwomanly Face of War, by Svetlana Aleksievich: In this classic work of journalism, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexiavitch relays the first hand oral accounts of women on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories during WWII.|
|Behind Enemy Lines by Martha Cohn: Tells the courageous, true story of a young Jewish woman living in France during the German occupation who joined the French military to pose as a German Nurse and obtain valuable information for the Allied forces.|
|Marianne in Chains, by Robert Gildea: The author relays first hand accounts of daily-life and daily struggle in German occupied France, just as Kristin Hannah depicted in the struggles in Vianne’s Carriveau.|
|Resistance, by Agnes Humbert: A courageous and painful first-hand account of one of the brave women that joined the resistance during the German occupation of France, as Isabelle did in The Nightingale.|
|A Train in Winter, by Caroline Moorhead: A poignant collection of interviews and primary sources uncovering the dark but hopeful history of the female resistors in German-occupied France. they hailed from all over France from many different backgrounds and occupations, but all were united in their hatred and defiance of the occupiers. A remarkable celebration of the power of female friendship and conviction.|
|The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman: A New York Times Bestseller, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the story of the Zabinski family, polish zookeepers, who, after their animals have been killed at the hands of the German occupying forces, begin to house Jews in the depths of the Zoo to keep them from being deported or killed. This is a brave and thrilling story.|
|All the Light There Was, by Nancy Kricorian: A moving story of an Armenian Family in Paris at the height of the German occupation, it depicts the gathering of provisions, and the children’s active resistance to the occupying forces, amidst the ever-increasing urgency of their situation.|
|All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr: A beautiful, atmospheric story of love and loss in World War II France. A blind young woman falls in love with a German boy amidst the devastation of the Nazi occupation of France.|
|The Kites, by Romain Gary: Inspired by the author’s own experiences in the French resistance, The Kites tells the story of a young boy in Normandy thrust by his love for a Polish girl to resist the German forces that have disappeared her family. This novel was originally published in 1980, but has been published in English by award-winning translator Miranda Richmond Mouillot in 2017 for the first time.|
|The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah: At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women. About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah’s ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.|
|Suite Francaise by Irina Nemirovsky: A moving and poignant account of a cast of French people fighting for survival in myriad ways (scrounging for provisions, resisting, collaborating) during the occupation of France beginning in 1940. The author, herself a french citizen and a Jewish woman, was deported to the camps in Germany where she died before completing all three parts of the novel. Her daughters saved the two parts she had completed, and published her novel forty years later.|
|Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan: Set in Italy during the German’s fight for control of Italy, This riveting novel tells the story of Pino, a young boy who is conscripted by the German forces to be a driver for one of Hitler’s top Generals. As he gains loyalty in his position, he becomes a spy reporting back activities to the Allied forces.|
There’s always room for one more Best of the Year list – especially if that list is made up of picks from your favorite librarians! Here is a list of fiction, nonfiction, audio and video that kept us going last year – there are favorites here for everyone! If you need more recommendations for your TBR list, contact us anytime through our Bookwise service!
Coming up in January, we have a whole host of new programs aimed at getting your 2018 resolutions off to a winning start! Are you planning a new diet? Hoping to finally make headway in your cleaning and organizing? Looking for some practical tips to remove stress and find peace in your life? Join us for a great line-up of programs at the library this month! All of these programs are free and open to the public:
Healthy Body, Healthy Planet: Want to improve your eating habits to help prevent heart disease and diabetes, help manage your weight AND benefit the environment, all at the same time? Certified Plant-based chef Tracie Hines will join us at 2PM on Sunday, January 7 to instruct attendees on the basics and benefits of plant-based nutrition. She’ll also handout recipes to try at home and have a better chance of success!
The Importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle: On Wednesday evening at 7PM January 17, join Dr. Renee Barille, registered dietitian and nutrition professor from the UML College of Health Sciences for a presentation sharing tips and tricks that will help you to begin and continue a healthier lifestyle this year, and make your resolutions a reality! This program brought to as part of the Chelmsford Board of Health’s Wednesday Wellness Series.
Friday Fiction, Best of the Year Edition: Are you joining a New Year’s reading challenge or just planning to spend more time reading this year? Join us for Friday Fiction on January 19 at 10:30AM! We’ll highlight some of 2017s best reads and also suggest some new and upcoming titles to build your 2018 TBR list!
Mindfulness and meditation workshops: Be mindful with us this year! Learn to remove stress, meditate, be more present and improve overall health and wellness in a dramatic way with these two workshops. Attend both and achieve a greater chance of success!
- Mindfulness and Meditation with Beth Kurland, Sunday January 21 at 2PM (books will be for sale at this session)
- Mindfulness and Mediation with The Art of Living, Wednesday January 24 at 7PM
Career Workshops: Thinking about changing, or starting, and new career path this year? Come to a new series of career workshops, beginning January 23, from 6:30-8 PM. Chelmsford Public Library is hosting this series put on by the Lowell Career Center. If you’re a job seeker, these workshops are meant to help you get the edge you need to complete in your job search. January’s workshop will focus on LinkedIn and the steps needed to have a successful LinkedIn campaign.
Clutter Control 101 with Dave Downs: Tackle that clutter and get all of that “stuff” under control once and for all in 2018 using the tips from this engaging and informative program presented by humorist Dave Downs! Guaranteed to leave you with new ideas, methods and hints to reverse the tendency to bury yourself in treasures!
Let the Chelmsford Library help you reach your goals in 2018!
Here we are in the thick of another holiday season trying to figure out which books are going to be favorites for the people on our list. Well, scratch the task of matching books to readers off your to-do list! We’ve put together this list of our fiction favorites from the last 12 months that will make great gifts this year.
Check out all of the complete lists on our Reading room page, and, while you’re there, check out our other blog posts, like this one, for even more recommendations. And of course, contact us directly, in the library or through our Bookwise service for reviews or recommendations anytime!
Great books to give if they like: