Chelsea Community Read: Read Against Racism Book Discussion @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chelsea Community Read: Read Against RacismThe Chelsea District Library and Serendipity Books are partnering to offer a community wide read of the National Book Award Winner, Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. “In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists.”Read the book, then participate join us for a discussion. This discussion will be led by Joslyn Hunscher-Young (she/her/hers), a middle and high school social studies teacher with a passion for teaching and learning about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. With years of experience leading teens and adults through in-school and out-of-school activities to deepen our understanding about privilege and oppression in the U.S., she is confident that our work for a better society is never done and that it requires both great hope and a sincere willingness to listen and change. Reserve a copy today by visiting or calling 734-475-8732 ext 219. A special teen edition, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning with edits from award winning author Jason Reynolds is also available. Please provide a valid email so that you can receive the zoom link prior to the event.

SculptureWalk Guided Tour @ Chelsea District Library at Main Lobby
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a docent-guided tour of the 2020-2021 SculptureWalk Chelsea exhibition throughout downtown Chelsea. We’ll visit each location sharing artists’ insights and encouraging group discussion along the way. The walk is roughly 1.5 miles and involves crossing the railroad tracks at Main St. 

Sponsored in part by Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Arts Alliance, Chelsea Area Festivals & Events, Chelsea District Library and the City of Chelsea/DDA. In partnership with Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

Online! Reading Glasses: A Book Club @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 8:15 pm

Join us to discuss The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Call the Circulation Desk at 734-475-8732 x200 to place a copy of the book on hold. You will receive the Zoom login code the week of the meeting.

makerChelsea @ Home: Fall Wooden Pallet Signs @ Chelsea District Library
Oct 8 all-day

Be creative and have fun making a festive, fall wooden pallet sign! Use vinyl cut-outs created by CDL’s new Cricut machine along with other seasonal decorations to design the perfect accent for your home or porch!During sign-up, please indicate what day you are able to pick-up your pre-packaged kit curbside (Oct. 9, 10, or 12). Please note: There will be no waitlist due to the limited number of kits and the take-home nature of this program. Chelsea libary card holders only. One kit per household, please.

Online! Roadside Reflections with photographer Jackson Faulkner @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Respecting the past and preserving for the future is a passion of photographer Jackson Faulkner, who travels the country documenting the loss of rural and urbanhistory. Raised in Detroit and now residing in Washington state, Jackson presents the past in a personal and narrative style, showing respect for the pioneers and their machines.Program will be online via Zoom. Code will be emailed the week of the event.