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Library Highlights

Kids Halloween Costume Exchange

October 1–30
Youth Information Desk

Looking for a costume for your little one? Have some of their old costumes that they don’t wear anymore? Check out our exchange where you can take and/or leave well-cared for costumes.

Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club

Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 4-5pm
Ages 13+ | McKune Room
Call to Register
734-475-8732 x209


This is a brand new book club for teens! Join us to discuss Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy some pizza!

Song Fest KinderConcert

Saturday, May 12
Ages 2–5 | Drop-in
McKune Room

Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old

Build a Kazoo and Play it Too!

On the Fly Kazoo Orchestra
Saturday, Sep. 29 | 1:30-2pm
Ages 2+ | Reading Garden | Drop In
Join the Kazoo band.  We will provide the materials to make your own kazoo and then play a few classics together!

What’s on the Ballot?

2018 Michigan Ballot Proposal Pros and Cons
Wednesday, Sep. 26 | 7-8:15pm
McKune Room | Drop-in
Please join this non-partisan information session on the upcoming Michigan ballot proposals.  Presented by the League of Women Voters.

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Oct. 9-18 | All Ages
Online Contest
Our contest last year was such a blast we are doing it again—only this time online!


Image link to Friends of Chelsea District Library website

Image of 2018 Song Fest Logo

CDL Song Fest is back for a Second Year with Freedy Johnston as the headliner!  Click here to read all about the event’s programs and performances!

Photo of American Farmer Exhibition

A truly inspiring exhibition celebrating the living spirit of our heartland through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive. Click here for more information and gallery hours.

The first 200 NEW members to sign up for a CDL library card during the month of September will receive a special edition Incredibles card and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire 7® tablet! Click here to find out how to get your CDL library card today.

Eventually Group: Base Camp @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Base Camp is a an Eventually Group program open to students 13- to 18-years-old. For further information, contact the Eventually Group at 734-707-9898 or us@eventuallygroup.org.

American Farmer Exhibit @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm

Chelsea District Library is proud to present the American Farmer exhibition, a program of ExhibitsUSA and The National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored in part by GreenStone Farm Credit Services. 

American Farmer celebrates the living spirit of our heartland through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive. Featuring forty-five full-color and black-and-white portraits and interviews with farmers across the United States—from cattle ranchers to strawberry growers—American Farmer tells the honest and inspiring stories of the true stewards of our land. 

When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country’s farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity, and hard work. Crisscrossing the country, from Alaska to Florida, Mobley and his camera were welcomed time and time again into the homes of hundreds of farm families. Visit after visit, Mobley came to know the independent farmer’s spirit from both behind the lens and across the dinner table. He sought the elusive spirit of agriculture, looking for subjects that mirrored the project’s sense of risk and independence. The resulting images show farmers with a strong sense of where they belong in the universe, a close connection to the land and their day-to-day work as it affects the rest of the world. 

Gallery Hours:Mondays | 5–8:30pmWednesday–Fridays | 10am–5pmSaturdays | 1–4:30pmSundays | 1–5pm

In support of this exhibition, we are offering the following programs. Click on each one for more information.Farmer Jason at the Market (Saturday, September 8)Rockin’ on the Farm (Saturday, September 8)Centennial Farm Talk (Tuesday, September 25)Making Conservation Work for You (Wednesday, October 3)

Ancestry Aficionados @ Chelsea District Library at Learning Lab
Sep 25 @ 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, SeekingMichigan.org, and our own StoriesofChelsea.org. 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 25 @ 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 KidSpot
Sep 25 @ 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 Keegan at 734-475-8732, ext. 218.

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