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Thank you to the Chelsea Community Foundation for the generous grant of $25,000 towards Mobile CDL!  This grant will help us improve access to library programs, materials, services, and technology with a modern mobile library. Bee a Part of this exciting initiative by sharing your thoughts about Mobile CDL stops and donating to the Gifts that Go Places campaign!

Library Highlights

Have You Explored Kanopy?

Kanopy
Kanopy includes entertaining and educational videos that inspire and enrich. Your library card unlocks five borrows per month (a TV series counts as one borrow), unlimited Kanopy Kids, and two Great Courses. Start streaming today!

Ready, Set, Play!

SportPort
A Collection of Youth Sporting Equipment

Visit the Youth Area and check out this collection of balls, games, and more designed to let kids try out new sports and enjoy free play! In partnership with 5 Healthy Towns and Project Play.

Is it an Ale or a Lager?

Michigan Beer with Patti F. Smith
Wednesday, Aug. 10 
6:30–7:30pm | McKune Room
Registration required
Author Patti F. Smith will lead a talk highlighting brewers from the pioneers to the end of the 19th century through Prohibition and post WWII. Participants will discover different styles of beer from ales to lagers. Learn about how early immigrants brought their distinctive beer styles from their home countries and more!

Friends Used Book Sale

Saturday, Aug. 13
10am–1pm
Library Basement
August road trip planned? Stock up on books and audiobooks at the Friends Used Book Sale! Shop their incredible collection of thousands of books, movies, music, and more! Fill a bag of books for $5, CDs and DVDs are $1!

Have You Explored Kanopy?

Kanopy
Kanopy includes entertaining and educational videos that inspire and enrich. Your library card unlocks five borrows per month (a TV series counts as one borrow), unlimited Kanopy Kids, and two Great Courses. Start streaming today!

Ready, Set, Play!

SportPort
A Collection of Youth Sporting Equipment

Visit the Youth Area and check out this collection of balls, games, and more designed to let kids try out new sports and enjoy free play! In partnership with 5 Healthy Towns and Project Play.

Is it an Ale or a Lager?

Michigan Beer with Patti F. Smith
Wednesday, Aug. 10 
6:30–7:30pm | McKune Room
Registration required
Author Patti F. Smith will lead a talk highlighting brewers from the pioneers to the end of the 19th century through Prohibition and post WWII. Participants will discover different styles of beer from ales to lagers. Learn about how early immigrants brought their distinctive beer styles from their home countries and more!

Friends Used Book Sale

Saturday, Aug. 13
10am–1pm
Library Basement
August road trip planned? Stock up on books and audiobooks at the Friends Used Book Sale! Shop their incredible collection of thousands of books, movies, music, and more! Fill a bag of books for $5, CDs and DVDs are $1!

Have You Explored Kanopy?

Kanopy
Kanopy includes entertaining and educational videos that inspire and enrich. Your library card unlocks five borrows per month (a TV series counts as one borrow), unlimited Kanopy Kids, and two Great Courses. Start streaming today!

Ready, Set, Play!

SportPort
A Collection of Youth Sporting Equipment

Visit the Youth Area and check out this collection of balls, games, and more designed to let kids try out new sports and enjoy free play! In partnership with 5 Healthy Towns and Project Play.

Is it an Ale or a Lager?

Michigan Beer with Patti F. Smith
Wednesday, Aug. 10 
6:30–7:30pm | McKune Room
Registration required
Author Patti F. Smith will lead a talk highlighting brewers from the pioneers to the end of the 19th century through Prohibition and post WWII. Participants will discover different styles of beer from ales to lagers. Learn about how early immigrants brought their distinctive beer styles from their home countries and more!

Friends Used Book Sale

Saturday, Aug. 13
10am–1pm
Library Basement
August road trip planned? Stock up on books and audiobooks at the Friends Used Book Sale! Shop their incredible collection of thousands of books, movies, music, and more! Fill a bag of books for $5, CDs and DVDs are $1!

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Have you explored GetSetUp yet? The Library of Michigan and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to support the ability of older Michigan residents to access live, online virtual classes on a variety of topics such as technology, meditation, brain fitness, art, cooking, financial planning, aging in place, and more.


The finalists have been announced for this winter's Washtenaw Reads! Help pick which book the county will read by voting for one of our three finalists before August 31. Visit washtenawreads.org to place your vote!


Image link of Michigan Activity PassAre you busy planning for summer activities and trips? Don't forget the discounts available through your library! The Michigan Activity Pass offers free or discounted admission to parks, museums, and attractions all over the state. Passes can be used on your mobile devices and are valid for seven days from the time you download them. Click here for directions to download a pass today

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