Library Highlights

Purple Rose Concert Reading

Saturday, Feb. 9
Registration Required

Join us for a reading of Book of Dats, by Lanfird Wilson by Purple Rose performers and share your feedback with Guy Sanville, PRTC Artistic Director.

Friends Annual Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 26
McKune Room
Open to Public
Join the Friends of the Chelsea District Library to learn about all the wonderful work they do! They’ll be reviewing 2018, planning for 2019, and voting in their next board. Light refreshments will be served. Visit their website for more information.

Teen Virtual Reality Adventure

Friday, Feb. 8
Grades 6-12
McKune Room
Registration Required
Travel to a faraway destination, try skydiving, or play a game where you turn into a monster and destroy a city!  The opportunities are endless with VR technology!  (more…)

CDL’s Top 5 @ Thompson’s

Tuesday, Jan. 22
7–8:30pm | Drop-in
Thompson’s Pizza
Join us for some Family Feud style fun at Thompson’s Pizza. Teams of 6 compete in family-friendly rounds for prizes and glory!

Image link to Friends of Chelsea District Library website

Do you love to work around books? Are you an organized person who likes people and is looking for a way to use your talents to support the library? If so, we have a great volunteer opportunity for you! The CDL Friends are seeking a Post-Sale Manager for the used book sales. Details of this volunteer position are available here.

WiFi hotspot logo

In an effort to respond to high demand and make hotspots circulate in a more timely manner,  CDL is updating its hotspot hold policy.  The new policy, effective January 1, can be found here.

picture of Michelle Kuo and her book, Reading with PatrickJoin the Washtenaw Reads county-wide book discussion of Reading with Patrick, by Michelle Kuo.  Copies are available for check-out at CDL and will be discussed Jan. 8 at 7:30pm at Reading Glasses book club.  Click here for a list of all Washtenaw Reads events.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights poster with penguin reading a book

Cozy up with a good book and win prizes!  Jan 2 kicks off CDL’s winter reading program, Hot Reads for Cold Nights.  Read any book of your choice, share a review card on the 2nd floor display, and your name will be entered into weekly prize drawings.  Register here!

Michigan Machine Knitter’s Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** This meeting is for all interested area
machine knitters.  There will be a short introduction followed by a
discussion of machine knitting techniques and the technique of the month;
a Show & Share of machine knit projects; upcoming machine knitting
seminars; future club meeting dates; and charity knitting projects.  For
information, please contact: Julie Boylan at forcemajeure@ymail.com or
call 517-740-2306.

Eventually Group: Base Camp @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Base Camp is a an Eventually Group program open to students 13- to 18-years-old. For further information, contact the Eventually Group at 734-707-9898 or us@eventuallygroup.org.

Chelsea Community Chess Club @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Chelsea-area chess club for elementary age kids and anyone else who would like to teach, learn, or act as a mentor. For additional information contact Gillian Jackson at gillian.garson@gmail.com.

MLK Day Film Forum: A Raisin in the Sun @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for a showing of the 2008 film adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun. Originally written by Lorraine Hansberry, it was one of the first plays written by an African American to be performed on Broadway, and it is featured in this year’s Washtenaw Reads book, Reading with Patrick. Ages 13+ Movie Rated PG-13

Computer Training 1:1 @ Chelsea District Library at 2nd Floor Study Tables/Computer Area
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We emphasize developing basic digital skills with not only laptops, but tablets and other mobile devices. Training is also available for library services like Overdrive eBooks, Zinio digital magazines, Consumer Reports and other databases and how to effectively use the Library’s new Enterprise online catalog. This program is aimed at educating users rather than computer repair.
Please register in advance through our online event calendar, calling or by visiting the library. Registration is very important so that our volunteers can prepare for your questions.
Lastly, if you cannot attend a session please call the library at 734-475-8732 x 503 and leave a message, we would appreciate it.

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