Library Highlights

TinkerCad — Basic CAD Design

Monday, Oct. 17
Registration Required

Explore the world of 3D design! Using Autodesk Tinkercad, a free online 3D design app, we’ll teach you the basics to get you on your way! Click here to learn more and register.

The Shot That Killed Millions

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Registration Required

You’ll be fascinated by Professor Emeritus Dennis Fiems’ presentation that explains how one action changed the whole of the Twentieth Century! Click here to read more and register. This program is part of our WWI Centennial Project.

K–2 Tuesdays

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

Deadline for Community Feedback Survey Extended!

Now you have until Oct. 7 to let us know how you rate our services, use the library, and what  you would like us to offer in the future! Input from this short survey will be used to help us develop our 2017–2019 Strategic Plan. Want to be considered for a future focus group? Make sure to complete a survey!

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!

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Toddlertime (for 1 1/2 – 3 year olds) @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

is our storytime that emphasizes certain early literacy skills for your child.
We will lay the foundation for reading through letter knowledge (with our
Letter People Puppets!) and vocabulary building (great new books to read
together!). Activities such as group songs, interactive felt board stories, and
our “group troop” action rhymes, will entertain and educate. Our age-specific
toys, which come out the last 15 minutes, will encourage socialization. Your
child will leave thinking the library is a super fun place, all while learning
pre-reading skills! Parents/caregivers must remain in room with child.Fall Session I: Sept. 1-Oct. 6Fall Session II: Nov. 3- Dec. 15

Fall Storytime (for 3-5 year olds) @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

youth librarians and Miss Karla in storytime fun. With over 25 combined years
of storytime experience, our storytime presenters will introduce your child to
the wonderful world of books by reading great stories, singing funny songs, and
making each story come alive through puppets, fingerplays and movement.
Parents/caregivers must remain in library.

Fall Session I: Sept. 1- Oct. 6Fall Session II: Nov. 3-Dec. 15

Solar Home Tour @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars for this year’s self-paced tour of solar
and other renewable energy installations on area houses and businesses. Stop in
at the library to register and start your tour anytime during the day. 

Solar energy has become more affordable so join us to see what others have done to become more independent, help the environment, and save money.  A complete tour guide will be handed out at the library to start the tour, with photos, a map, and details of each site. Also, learn about the proposed “community solar” program in Chelsea. This year’s tour features sites not seen before and includes:Recent Mother Earth News Homesteader of the Year’s off-grid solar installation with a vertical and horizontal sun tracking system, a large straw bale home heated with wood, and includes gardens and livestock.Electrical training center that includes a combination of a large solar array plus two vertical-axis wind turbines.Sites that operate on-grid, off-grid and in a combination.Electric cars and charging stations to power them from the sun.A site with both solar electric and solar water heating.In partnership with Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and Transition Town Chelsea.

5 Healthy Towns – Chelsea Walk @ Chelsea District Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

***Non-Library Program*** Join Karla from the 5 Healthy Towns – Chelsea, for a weekly walk around town.  Please meet by the memorial benches on the NW corner of the library lawn.  For more information please contact Karla at

LEGO Club @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Playing with LEGO bricks promotes basic skills such as spatial awareness, fine motor skills, creativity, and storytelling. The LEGO Club gives children ages 5-11 an opportunity to create structures and stories by giving them one full hour of free play with our extensive LEGO collection. At the end of the program, children will have the opportunity to name their creations and put them on exhibit in the library Youth Department.








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