Library Highlights

3D Printing or Scanning 1:1

First Wednesdays
Third Wednesdays
Registration Required
NEW this fall! Come explore the world of 3D Printing and Scanning.


LEGO® Engineers Workshop

Mondays | 3:30–5pm
Sep. 12, 19 & 26
Ages 8–12
Registration Required
Do you like to build with LEGOs®? WeDo — and so will you! (more…)

Scholarship 101

Sunday, Sep. 11
Ages 12+
Registration Required
Looking for college money? Then don’t miss this informative program! Click here for more information and to register.

Dress Rehearsal for the Arsenal

Monday, Sep. 19
7–8pm | Drop-in
McKune Room
Learn about the role played by Michigan’s industry during WWI and how the lessons learned laid the groundwork for the production miracles of WWII. Presented by Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society. Click here to learn more or to register for the program.

2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is now available. This year’s report has a slightly different look than past years – we hope you enjoy it!  Click here to view.

Launchpads Now Available at CDL!

Your tablet is yours. And theirs is theirs. Playaway Launchpad, the KIDS ONLY learning tablet, is now available at our library! These tablets are 100% secure, pre-loaded with learning apps, and ready to play. Check one out today!

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Beat Test Stress! @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Is test anxiety making it hard for you to achieve your best scores?  Test Prep Expert Jen Perry, who coaches graduate students taking the LSAT, will teach students practical ways to use stress to their advantage, combat negative anxiety, and build their testing confidence.   

Ancestry Aficionados @ Chelsea District Library at Learning Lab
Aug 30 @ 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.

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 30 @ 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.

3 Day PSAT Test Prep Workshop @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a 3 day workshop. By registering for the first day, you are agreeing to attend all three days of events. Students looking to prepare for the PSAT exam are invited to attend a free PSAT prep seminar conducted by College Tutors of Ann Arbor. Attendees will work with real PSAT tests, examine numerous problems and improve their test knowledge. Pizza will be served following the practice test on the last day!

Reading Glasses: A Book Club @ Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring contemporary authors, quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Books will be available at the Check Out Desk. This month we’re reading Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. In partnership with Chelsea Alehouse.








2015 Annual Report
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The library will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.