One 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.
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
by Ann Hood
This year, the One Book programs are funded by:
Past One Book Selections
- 2020: Kitchen Yarns, by Ann Hood and Relish by Lucy Knisley
- 2019: Counting Descent, by Clint Smith, and The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
- 2018: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – watch the video from the event
- 2017: Stronger, by Jeff Bauman
- 2016 “Keeping Chelmsford in Suspense!”: The Columbus affair by Steve Berry, The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan, and There was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
- 2015: The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian
- 2014: The Art Forger, by B. A. Shapiro
- 2013: Townie, by Andre Dubus III
- 2012: March, by Geraldine Brooks, and Confederates in the Attic, by Tony Horwitz
- 2011: Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- 2010: Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane
- 2009: Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
- 2008: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- 2007: Empire Falls, by Richard Russo