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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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.

ABC’s of Washtenaw Literacy @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Would you like to help an adult learn
to read, write or communicate in English? The first step to becoming a
volunteer tutor with Washtenaw Literacy is to attend a one-hour informational
session, the ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy. These engaging sessions provide
interested folks with all the information they need to get involved. In Parnership with Washtenaw Literacy Council. Registration information will be shared with WLC. 

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Oct 4 @ 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.








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