Bibliobites in October: Between the Sheets

A common thread in many cookbooks both old and new is the promise of a made-from-scratch, quick and easy complete meal.  Our Bibliobites group has certainly covered this territory; earlier this year we test-drove Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Fast and further back, we checked out the Fix It and Forget It New Cookbook … Continue reading Bibliobites in October: Between the Sheets

General Services for Seniors

Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of services, resources, and information. General Resources: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Offers information on insurance, housing, benefits, travel and more. Chelmsford Senior Center/Council on Aging … Continue reading General Services for Seniors

Bibliobites in January: V is for Vegan

When you hear the word “vegan,” what comes to mind?  Do you picture that old stereotype of an aging hippie hunched over a bowl of brown rice and vegetables?  Or do you imagine Brooklyn hipsters  scarfing down kale chips at a trendy bistro?  Maybe it’s Tom Brady you think of, who credits an almost-vegan diet … Continue reading Bibliobites in January: V is for Vegan

Language & Travel

Skip to resources for speakers of other languages learning English (ESL/ESOL). Featured Online Resources   Conversation Circles & Other Groups The Chelmsford Library, as well as other libraries in the area, offer informal groups for people learning languages. These do change over time, so please check our event calendar or contact the library in question … Continue reading Language & Travel

Bibliobites in January: Stirring the Plots, Part 1

The curse and the blessing of memory is just that: sometimes we remember things we’d rather forget, and we forget things we’d rather remember.  This paradox makes the memoir format an imperfect one, yet it can give us a completely clear picture of someone at a particular point in their lives, or in a particular … Continue reading Bibliobites in January: Stirring the Plots, Part 1

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

For our October meeting, we had asked group members to bring in a favorite Thanksgiving recipe.  We hope you enjoy discovering something new to enjoy on this traditional holiday.  Thank you to everyone who contributed! Broccoli Casserole: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/164998/rachs-broccoli-casserole/ Cornbread Stuffing with Andouille Sausage: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/andouille-sausage-and-corn-bread-stuffing-102481 Roasted Cipollini Onions: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-cipollini-onions Classic Cranberry-Nut Bread: http://www.oceanspray.com/Recipes/Corporate/Breads-Muffins/Classic-Cranberry-Nut-Bread.aspx Southern Corn Bread … Continue reading Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

The Human Library: Check out some unique stories!

On Saturday June 8th, beginning at 10 am, the Chelmsford Library is hosting a Human Library event. Human libraries promote tolerance and understanding, are a celebration of diversity, and challenge stereotypes and assumptions. A Human Library encourages people from different backgrounds and experiences to learn about and from one another. Come have a conversation with … Continue reading The Human Library: Check out some unique stories!

One Book Chelmsford kicks off with “Tastings”

Lose weight. Stop smoking. Start exercising. — New Year’s resolutions –we all have them. This year, add one more resolution to your list -to read more. Not sure where to begin? The staff at the Chelmsford Public Library suggests that you pick up a copy of Richard Russo’s novel Empire Falls, the title chosen by … Continue reading One Book Chelmsford kicks off with “Tastings”