Library Highlights


Animal Action with Read and Romp
Monday, Jan. 27
6:30-7:15pm | Ages 2–6
McKune Room | Drop-in
Through animal mimicry and movement-based reading activities, children move their bodies and develop reading abilities at the same time!  Come monkey around with us!

Breastfeeding Basics Part 3

Pumping Milk for Your Baby
Sunday, Feb. 9 | 2–3pm
McKune Room
Registration Required 
Expecting mothers are invited to join this informative class on breastfeeding led by Lactation Consultant Megan Trenary from University of Michigan! Join us for part 3 to learn to manage pumping. Click here for complete series details.

Friends Annual Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 25
McKune Room
Open to Public
Join the Friends of the Chelsea District Library to learn about all the wonderful work they do! They’ll be reviewing 2019, planning for 2020, and voting in their next board. Light refreshments will be served. Visit their website for more information.

Family Read-Aloud Book Club

Thursday, Feb. 13
McKune Room
Registration Required

Family, pizza, and a good book – Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. Register and receive a free copy while supplies last at (734) 475-8732, ext. 209.

Purple Rose Concert Reading

by James McLindon
Saturday, Dec. 7

Registration Required

Join us for a reading by Purple Rose performers. Share your feedback with the cast, playwright, and Artistic Director Guy Sanville.

Skynet Junior Scholars

Fridays | 3:30–4:30pm
Jan.31| Feb. 7,21, 28
Mar. 6, 13, 20
Learning Lab

Seven Sessions
Registration Required*

This program will open up the skies to young explorers. Participants will control powerful telescopes and photograph the universe. Click here for full details!

image link to open positionsChelsea District Library is seeking energetic, creative, organized, and engaging individuals to fill two positions! Interviews begin this month for a Substitute Librarian and Head of Marketing. Click here for job descriptions, requirements, and application links.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights poster with penguin reading a book
Chelsea District Library’s popular winter reading game is back! From Jan. 6–Feb. 28 all ages are welcome to review books on the board on the second floor of the library. Click here for game details and to register.

Washtenaw Reads logo

The 2020 Washtenaw Read is here! Join the county-wide discussion of Jose Antonio Vargas’s compelling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Copies are available for checkout on the second floor.

Michigan Machine Knitter’s Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** This meeting is for all interested area
machine knitters.  There will be a short introduction followed by a
discussion of machine knitting techniques and the technique of the month;
a Show & Share of machine knit projects; upcoming machine knitting
seminars; future club meeting dates; and charity knitting projects.  For
information, please contact: Julie Boylan at forcemajeure@ymail.com or
call 517-740-2306.

MLK Day: Shape Your Community @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm

This MLK Day, learn how you can make a difference in your community through grassroots social activism initiatives. Jessica Ayoub from the American Civil Liberties Union will discuss current initiatives at the ACLU, and how you can get involved right here in Chelsea. Move beyond commenting on social media and learn how you can be a true change agent!

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 21 @ 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 Edith at 734-475-8732, ext. 213.

Busy People Book Club @ Chelsea District Library at Large Study Room
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

Want to participate in a book club but don’t have a lot of extra time? Check-out Busy People’s Book Club, CDL’s new group that meets every other month on the third Tuesday. Enjoy reading books of all genres that are 300 pages or less. This group meets in the library’s new large study room upstairs.

Library Board Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Chelsea District Library Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month in the library meeting room at 6:45 p.m.

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