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
The 2020 One Book Chelmsford theme is food! We’ll be focusing on the book Kitchen Yarns, by award-winning author Ann Hood.
by Ann Hood
-from Kitchen Yarns
Copies of the book will be available starting in December. We’re have a full schedule of programs, including a visit with the author in March 2020. Please check back for more details!
Upcoming One Book Chelmsford Events
This year, the One Book programs are funded by:
Past One Book Selections
- 2020: Kitchen Yarns, by Ann Hood
- 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