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Adult Beginner Knitters Workshop Part 2

Tuesday, Oct. 8
6:30–8pm
McKune Room
Registration Required
We had so much fun at our first workshop, we are having another! Join instructor Beth Battey to review casting on and the knit stitch, as well as purling, casting off, and following a basic pattern. (more…)

A2SO KinderConcert

Saturday, Sep. 21
12–12:30pm
Ages 2–6 | Drop-in
McKune Room

KinderConcerts presents Fantastic Flute— a free 30-minute concert designed especially for children 2- to 6-years old. (more…)

Get Help with Your Homework!

Did you know that the library offers help with homework for grades K–12? Students can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more from Brainfuse-certified tutors. Click here to get started!

Direct Dialoguing on the Double

Sunday, Oct. 6
2–4pm 
Chelsea Senior Center
Register by calling:
734-475-8732 x.219
Get a chance to ask elected officials and community leaders your burning questions in this one-on-one speed-dating format event! In partnership with Chelsea Senior Center.

TTT—Board Game Bonanza

Thursday, Sep. 19
Grades 6–12 | 7–8pm
KidSpot
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Take a stroll down memory lane in the nationally touring Apron Strings: Ties to the Past Exhibition, featuring aprons from the decades. Explore the craftsmanship, artistry, and the symbolism attached to aprons.  Gallery hours are as follows:
Mondays | 5–8:30pm
Wednesday–Fridays | 10am–5pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 1–4:30pm


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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign up for your very first library card and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card ($25 for youth, $50 for adults) to the business of your choice in the library’s service area!  Stop by CDL and get the card that opens up a world of opportunities!  Click here for details on how to sign up!

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Apron Strings Exhibition @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Chelsea District Library is excited to host the Apron Strings: Ties to the Past exhibition, a program of ExhibitsUSA and The National Endowment for the Arts. 

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past highlights aprons from the 1900s through present day including examples by several contemporary artists. They chronicle changing attitudes towards women and domestic work, illustrate a wide range of design and craft techniques that display artistic flair, and provide insight into the lives of those who wore them. Apron Strings is organized into several thematic groups addressing design, historical context, use, decorations, and materials. This engaging and thoughtful exhibition is sure to conjure up memories of aprons, family, and community! 
Look for fun exhibit-related activities throughout the library and check out local apron-themed collections on display at CDL from JIFFY mixes, the Waterloo Farm Museum, Chelsea Historical Society, and other community members during the run of our Apron Strings exhibition! Interested in booking a private guided tour geared toward kids? Contact Lori Coryell at lcoryell@chelseadistrictlibrary.org. Gallery Hours:Mondays | 5–8:30pmWednesday–Fridays | 10am–5pmSaturdays & Sundays | 1–4:30pm

In support of this exhibition, we are offering the following programs. Click on each one for more information.

Apron Strings: Fashion and Function Throughout History (Tuesday, September 10)Kids Banana Bread Baking Workshop (Tuesday, September 24)Downton Abbey Party (Saturday, September 28)Desserts by Decade: the 1950s (Thursday, October 3)

READ to Library Dogs @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This month’s dog is Reagan!Reading Education Assistance Dogs has been a Chelsea District Library program for over 10 years. Children read books to our friendly therapy dogs who listen carefully to every single word! Research has shown that children can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to non-judgmental listeners. Read five times and get a free book! Sign up for a 10-minute slot today by calling 475-8732, ext. 4.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 Jody at 734-475-8732, ext. 212.

That Thursday Thing: Board Game Bonanza! @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm

Are you an Absolute Werewolf or crafty at Catan?  Can you backstab with the best of them in Munchkin?  Come play with us and make up some fractured fairy tales or scary bear armies!

Sep
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Apron Strings Exhibition @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Chelsea District Library is excited to host the Apron Strings: Ties to the Past exhibition, a program of ExhibitsUSA and The National Endowment for the Arts. 

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past highlights aprons from the 1900s through present day including examples by several contemporary artists. They chronicle changing attitudes towards women and domestic work, illustrate a wide range of design and craft techniques that display artistic flair, and provide insight into the lives of those who wore them. Apron Strings is organized into several thematic groups addressing design, historical context, use, decorations, and materials. This engaging and thoughtful exhibition is sure to conjure up memories of aprons, family, and community! 
Look for fun exhibit-related activities throughout the library and check out local apron-themed collections on display at CDL from JIFFY mixes, the Waterloo Farm Museum, Chelsea Historical Society, and other community members during the run of our Apron Strings exhibition! Interested in booking a private guided tour geared toward kids? Contact Lori Coryell at lcoryell@chelseadistrictlibrary.org. Gallery Hours:Mondays | 5–8:30pmWednesday–Fridays | 10am–5pmSaturdays & Sundays | 1–4:30pm

In support of this exhibition, we are offering the following programs. Click on each one for more information.

Apron Strings: Fashion and Function Throughout History (Tuesday, September 10)Kids Banana Bread Baking Workshop (Tuesday, September 24)Downton Abbey Party (Saturday, September 28)Desserts by Decade: the 1950s (Thursday, October 3)

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KinderConcert from the Ann Arbor Symphony @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment. Members of the A2SO join child movement expert Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care leaders can introduce classical music to even the youngest listeners at your local libraries.

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 Jessica at 734-475-8732, ext. 208.

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