Library Highlights

K–2 Tuesdays

Second Tuesdays
4–5pm | Drop-in
Sep.13 | Oct. 11 | Nov. 8
McKune Room
Check out our newest program for students in grades K–2!  (more…)

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

The first 200 NEW patrons to sign up for a library card during the month of September will receive a special “Snoopy” library card AND be put in a drawing for a Kindle Fire®! The “Peanuts Gang” will be hanging out in the lobby, so stop by and take a selfie with them to show your friends you’ve got the coolest card in your wallet!

History of Michigan Apples

Wednesday, Sep. 21
7–8pm | McKune Room
Registration Required
You know you love to eat them — but do you know their history in Michigan? Join author Sharon Kegerreis for historic anecdotes, apple discoveries, and day-trip ideas for apple picking and hard cider sipping! Read more…

College Application Essay Workshop: U of M

Saturday, Sep 17
High School Students
Registration Required
Applying to the University of Michigan? Let Frances Kai-Hwa Wang help! (more…)

2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is now available. This year’s report has a slightly different look than past years – we hope you enjoy it!  Click here to view.

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Ancestry Aficionados @ Chelsea District Library at Learning Lab
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We welcome family history researchers to spend some time digging into the library’s online genealogy resources, such as Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest,, and our own Expert volunteers will be on hand to offer advice and guidance for next steps in your family tree exploration.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.

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Play an important and powerful role in shaping the early learning experiences of your child! Babytime is the perfect place to socialize and learn important skills with your baby or toddler. We’ll be singing songs, doing bouncy rhymes, learning some “baby signing” and reading along to fun board books in the first half of this program. In the second half, the toys come out! While the babies play (and learn to share!), caregivers have a chance to socialize and exchange information.

3 Day PSAT Test Prep Workshop @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a 3 day workshop. By registering for the first day, you are agreeing to attend all three days of events. Students looking to prepare for the PSAT exam are invited to attend a free PSAT prep seminar conducted by College Tutors of Ann Arbor. Attendees will work with real PSAT tests, examine numerous problems and improve their test knowledge. Pizza will be served following the practice test on the last day!

Reading Glasses: A Book Club @ Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring contemporary authors, quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Books will be available at the Check Out Desk. This month we’re reading Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. In partnership with Chelsea Alehouse.

Dance Along, Sing Along @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Dance along and sing along with Miss Beth! Join local music
teacher Beth Battey for songs, dances, and musical games for children and
parents to do together. Siblings welcome. Beth Battey is a co-organizer of the
Cumberland Dance Week family dance camp, and teaches music at several local day
care centers, as well as private music lessons to all ages.








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The library will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.