Go Anywhere in a Book! Adult Summer Reading Game
June 15 to July 27
Enjoy a unique adventure and win prizes as part of our 2016 Adult Summer Reading Game! Receive prize drawing slips for reading or by taking part in activities right here in Chelsea. Pick up your game card to find out how to win prizes like a gift certificate to The Common Grill and other popular local spots! Sponsored by Friends of the Chelsea District Library.
Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations & Adult Summer Reading Kick-off
Wednesday, Jun. 15 | 7–9pm
Chelsea Depot | 125 Jackson St.
Join us for this presentation in our own Historic Chelsea Depot. Also, find out about our Adult Summer Reading Game, prizes, and how to sign-up!
For his book, Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations, Detroit News arts writer Michael H. Hodges photographed and profiled 31 depots across the state, from Detroit to Iron Mountain to Three Oaks, and including Chelsea’s Depot. In this lecture and slideshow, Hodges traces the evolution of the train station and the styles architects employed to both tame and exalt rail transportation. Touching on news accounts, literature and lm, Hodges also considers the central role the depot once played as the nation’s principal crossroads — a much-used, much-loved public space that has no real analog in American life today. In partnership with Chelsea Depot Association.