Library Highlights

Can You Escape?

Escape Room for Teens!
Friday, Oct. 6
Grades 6–12
Registration Required
This after-hours event will test your puzzle-solving skills. Are you up for the challenge?

On Stage at Song Fest!

Musical performances for all ages throughout the day! Including a chance to hear locals at the Variety Showcase!

Jimmie Rodgers Imagined

Presented by Paul Burch
Thursday, Sep. 28
7–9pm | Drop-in
Chelsea Depot
CDL Song Fest‘s feature artist and acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter performs and discusses songs from his latest album, Meridian Rising

Night Creatures!

Wednesday, Oct. 11
6:30–7:30pm | All Ages
Registration Required
Learn about nocturnal animals and meet some up close!

Have You Submitted Your Artwork Yet?

Come on, you know you want to! Winter newsletter deadline is Sep. 30. Click here for guidelines.

Film Forum

Film: You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
Tuesday, Oct.10
Registration Required
View firsthand the challenges Alzheimer’s patients deal with day to day. Film followed by a respectful discussion let by an Alzheimer’s Association moderator.

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Saturday, September 30 | All Day | All Ages
Event details and schedule

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Saturday, October 21 | 10am–4pm
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Free or discounted passes to over 400
parks, cultural attractions, and other venues
throughout  the State of Michigan

Michigan Machine Knitter’s Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 25 @ 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 or
call 517-740-2306.

Ancestry Aficionados @ Chelsea District Library at Learning Lab
Sep 26 @ 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.

Computer Training 1:1 @ Chelsea District Library at 2nd Floor Study Tables/Computer Area
Sep 26 @ 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.

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 26 @ 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.In order for all children to participate and have a successful experience, please let us know if your child has any special needs that we can accommodate. Call Edith at 734-475-8732, ext. 213.

Children’s American Sign Language Class @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

American Sign Language for beginners. Learn ASL through games, books, music and more. Students will learn ASL vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Each week, students will be given homework in order to progress in their knowledge of vocabulary pertaining to their likes and dislikes, hobbies, families, friends, and school. Classes will be geared towards 6-9 year-olds, but all are welcome.

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