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 to share. Related programs typically start early in the calendar year and often include a visit from the author. The library has been offering this program since 2007.

One Book 2020: Stirring the Plots

The 2020 One Book Chelmsford theme is “Stirring the Plots!” We’ll be focusing on food by reading two books: Relish, by Lucy Knisley and Kitchen Yarns, by Ann Hood. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing the funds to purchase almost 1000 copies to hand out!
Due to COVID-19, we had to reschedule our visit with Ann Hood, but she’ll now be joining us via Zoom! Register now to watch the conversation and submit your own questions for her.

Sunday, March 1st @ 2 PM
Relish book cover
by Lucy Knisley

“You find your own appetite piqued, and you remember a time you tasted something that would shape you for years to come.” -from Relish

Lucy Knisley, a critically acclaimed and award-winning comic creator, spent her formative years working in her mother’s catering kitchen. Her last name has a silent K, and is pronounced “nigh-slee”
Thursday, November 19 @ 7 PM
Kitchen Yarns book cover
Kitchen Yarns
by Ann Hood

“Every bite brought me back in time…All of us young, and happy, and full” -from Kitchen Yarns
Ann Hood, a Rhode Island native, has been awarded both the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction and two Pushcart Prizes, and is the author of 20+ novels, non-fiction, and young adult books


This year, the One Book programs are funded by:



Past One Book Selections