Library Highlights

NPR’s “Best Book of 2016” Author to Speak at Lit Walk

Peter Ho Davies
The Fortunes is a stunning look at what it means to be Chinese, what it means to be American, and what it means to be a person navigating the strands of identity, the things that made us who we are, whoever that is.” ~ NPR  Learn more about this year’s Midwest Literary Walk

Facebook: Getting Off to a Safe Start

Friday, Mar. 18
Registration Required
Learn the how to set up an account, find your friends, and manage the security of your account.

Enter Our Altered Book Contest!

Show your creativity! All ages are invited to submit their altered book creation by Friday, April 14.  (more…)

How are Your Brackets Looking?

After two rounds, we’re into the Final Four! Vote by March 26 to get your title to the Championship Game.

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Join us for an afternoon of Nationally Acclaimed Authors and Poets. Click here for this year’s lineup

Altered Book Contest Submission Due Date April 14. Click here for info.

Apply now for our Youth/Teen Librarian Position. Click here for details.

Join us for some March Madness Fun! Click here to vote for your favorite titles or authors.

Chelsea Action Uprooting Racism Book Group @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel.Despite what some polls show about white people’s perceptions about racism no longer being a major societal problem, large inequalities still exist in the United States. Kivel, a white male nationally known for his anti-racism education for over 40 years, engages the reader with history, suggestions, exercises, and examples of how white people can do their own work. Open to public, but knowledge of the reading material is greatly encouraged.For complete schedule of chapters to be discussed each week, please contact: LeAnn at 

5 Healthy Towns – Chelsea Walk @ Chelsea District Library
Mar 27 @ 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

Chelsea Knits & Crochets @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 8:30 pm

Non-Library Program: Meeting of knitters & crocheter’s in the Chelsea area. For more information please contact: Mary Budzinski at    

Babytime 1 @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Babytime has gotten so popular/crowded, we’re offering two of them this Tuesday! Because the library opens at 10am, please note that there will be no library services before the 9:30am Babytime; check out your books after! Also, plan to attend one, but not both sessions offered today.

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 Karen at 734-475-8732, ext. 212.

Ancestry Aficionados @ Chelsea District Library at Learning Lab
Mar 28 @ 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.

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