Virtual Programs2021-02-16T11:01:37-05:00

Chelsea District Library Virtual Programs

Chelsea District Library is committed to its mission to engage, inspire, and equip our community with evolving materials and resources. The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring us to envision this mission differently as public gatherings are limited. Please enjoy the virtual programs available from the safety of your home!

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Washtenaw Reads: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely | Premieres February 16 at 7pm

Watch Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s special conversation about the 2021 Washtenaw Reads selection, All American Boys. They discuss how they came to write All American Boys together, the importance of the book’s themes in their own lives, and how we can create meaningful inter-racial dialogue around issues like police brutality.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Upcoming virtual programs can be found below. Please click here for a complete calendar of library events.

Adult Programs

Purple Rose Concert Reading
Saturday, Mar. 6
via Zoom

Registration Required
Join us via ZOOM for a play read by Purple Rose performers. Share your feedback with the cast, playwright, and Artistic Director Guy Sanville. This month, join us for David MacGregory’s Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ghost Machine.

Spring into Positivity
Thursday, Mar. 11
Register for Zoom link
Many people experience negative self-talk, but did you know you have the power to flip that narrative? During the first part of this hour-long life coaching event with Dianna Kause, learn 10 simple lifehacks to train your mind to view life through a positive lens. After some discussion, we will end with an uplifting, guided meditation.

Busy People Book Club
Normal People, by Sally Rooney
Tuesday, Mar. 9
Register for Zoom link
Too busy for heavy reading? Lighten up at the Busy People Book Club! All books are fewer than 300 pages. Call 734-475-8732 x.200 to schedule a time to pick up your copy. 

Reading Glasses Book Club
The Book of Lost Friends
by Lisa Wingate

Wednesday, Mar. 3 | 7–8:15pm
Register for Zoom Invite
Join us to discuss The Book of Lost Friends, by Lisa Wingate. 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.

Truth in Writing Workshop
Part 2
Tuesday, Feb. 16 or
Thursday, Feb. 25

Participants who attended and enjoyed Part 1 of this writing workshop are invited to join us as Michelle gives feedback on participant writing samples. We encourage all attendees to try their hand at submitting a sample, and Michelle will select 5 samples per session to discuss.

Teen Programs

Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 9
5–6pm | Ages 12+
via Zoom
Registration Required
Join us virtually to discuss Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson. Be sure to tune into Authors in Chelsea to hear directly from Larson about her writing process and more!

Tuesday, Mar. 2
Ages 12–17
Registration Required
Calling all crewmates!  Join us to play Among Us using the library’s Steam and Discord accounts.  All players will get a take home kit to make a crewmate plushie and bookmarks.

Youth Programs

K–2 Books & Fun
Wednesday, Mar. 10

via Zoom
Registration Required
Are you a fan of Paddington Bear? Get a free copy of Authors in Chelsea author Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s new book, Paddington and the Pigeon. Read the book and then ZOOM in for our virtual book club. We will play games, read from the book, and more!

After School Science Snacks:
Edible Engineering
Monday, Mar. 1 
Ages 6–11
Register for Zoom link
Does science excite you? Do you love food? Then don’t miss Ms. Elisabeth’s After School Snack Science. Learn about engineering through delicious hands-on food creations. Ingredient lists are included in the registration page.

Virtual Dance Along, Sing Along
Thursday, Feb. 25

via Zoom
Ages 2+ | Registration Required
Zoom in for songs, movement and more! Mrs. Beth will be playing some of your favorite sing-along-songs on her guitar. Stomp, clap and sing in your living room! Be sure to register with a valid email address to receive the invitation to join a Zoom meeting with a password.

Storytime Live!
with Miss Edith
Wednesdays | 10:30am
CDL Youth Program  Facebook Group
Geared towards kids ages 2–6, Miss Edith delights with stories, songs, puppets, and more! Looking for past episodes? Click here.

Book Talk Tuesdays
Every Other Tuesday
2PM | CDL Facebook Page
Independent Readers, meet your next favorite book with Miss Jessica!

Family Programs

Authors in Chelsea
Meet the Authors LIVE!
Tuesday, Mar. 16
Register for Zoom link
Children’s literature fans and aspiring authors, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the two authors who will be leading workshops for Chelsea students at North Creek & South Meadows during our 2021 Authors in Chelsea program.

Sep. 2020 – May 2021

Enjoy this virtual tour of the 2020-2021 Sculpture Walk Chelsea. Led by Crystal Scott, Visual Arts Coordinator at Chelsea Area Festivals and Events, this tour can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home OR you can put on your sneakers, grab your smartphone, and follow along as Crystal explores each sculpture. Available for the duration of the 2020-2021 Sculpture Walk. Find the tour here.