Current Lobby Pickup Hours

Chelsea District Library is operating under Stage 3 of our Measured Reopening Plan. Lobby Pickup hours are Mondays–Fridays 10am–6pm and Saturdays 10am–3pm. Please allow 24 hours for materials to be processed for pickup.
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Library Highlights

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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Thursday, Mar. 25
Registration Required
Michelle Phalen from the Alzheimer’s Association will share the most recent science in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement to optimize your physical and cognitive health!

Authors in Chelsea: Kirby Larson

Tuesday, Mar. 16
Registration Required
Come meet Newbery Honor-winning author of the popular Dogs of WWII series.  Larson will talk books, her writing process, and take questions from the audience!

Pick up a Musical Instrument Kit!

Musical Instrument Kit Pick Up Day
Friday, Mar. 5 
While Supplies Last
Explore the fun of musical instruments with this kit of easy to find materials! Pick up your kits and watch the videos of Mrs. Beth and Miss Edith on the library’s Virtual Program Page.


Using Your Library Remotely

CDL is making every effort to safely provide materials and resources during the evolving COVID-19 situation. Consider making use of digital collections and online resources.

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Authors in Chelsea is right around the corner! Join us virtually for an evening event to talk writing and books with Kirby Larson and Alyssa Satin Capucilli!

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Tax season is here and your library is here to help. Paper copies of Federal and State tax forms are available 24/7 in the library vestibule. Additional forms can be accessed on IRS. gov or the State of Michigan’s website. New this year, try MyFreeTaxes.com, an online tax filing program that helps anyone of any income file their taxes for free. Provided by United Way, MyFreeTaxes also connects filers to the IRs’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs.

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The CDL staff are dedicated to providing accurate information about COVID-19, as well as fun resources to keep busy in this period of social distancing. We miss our community, but will make every effort to stay in touch while the library is closed via the eNewsletters, quarterly print newsletter, website, virtual programs, and social media.

Musical Instrument Kit Pick Up Day! @ Chelsea District Library at Main Lobby
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This kit does not require registration. Please limit one kit per household. 200 Kits will be available while supplies last.Explore the fun of musical instruments with this kit of easy to-find materials! These kits will include rubber bands, craft sticks, paint stirrers, decorative tape and more, giving you the chance to make 10 different instruments! All you need to supply is a shoe-box and a disposable container top! Pick up your kits and watch the instruction videos of Mrs. Beth and Miss Edith on the library’s Virtual Program Page. Each video will include a chance to sing and play along!

Online! Purple Rose Concert Reading @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Purple Rose Theatre Company as they perform a reading of David MacGregory’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine. London: November, 1905. England and the world are changing. As civilization edges towards the horrors of World War I, every day brings new tensions in Europe and technological advances that make Victorian England feel like a distant dream. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—with new inventions that will alter the course of human history—only both inventions have gone missing. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler somehow unravel the latest diabolical scheme of Marie Chartier—evil daughter of the late Professor Moriarty Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death itself be overcome by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career?In partnership with Purple Rose Theatre Company. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chelsea District Library. You will receive Zoom login instructions for how to attend closer to the event. 

Zoom! 3-5 Hangout @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

It’s hangout time on Zoom! Kids in grades 3-5 can sign up to log in and chat with friends while doing an informal activity. A librarian will always be present in the Zoom “room” during the program, but the kids run the show!

March 8 | Letters to Librarians — Get out your best stationary and pen a missive to your favorite librarian. We’ll write you back!

Book Talk Tuesdays @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meet your next favorite book! Twice a month, Youth Librarian Miss Jessica will share a few of her favorite books, new and old, for independent readers. Book Talk Tuesdays will feature special guests from the Chelsea community, including Chelsea teachers! These books will be of interest for readers ages 8-12 and available in a variety of formats, including ebooks. Find Book Talk Tuesday videos on the library’s Virtual Programming page and CDL Facebook page.

Tween Book Club: Audacity Jones to the Rescue @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Read the book, then meet the author! Find out more about Kirby Larson’ virtual visit for Authors in Chelsea at https://chelseadistrictlibrary.org/authors-in-chelsea/. Orphan Audie Jones longs for the adventures she reads about in books. So when she’s offered the chance to visit Washington DC, she takes it! This historical fiction who-dun-it combines action, adventure, mystery, and historical detail into a whirlwind of a tale. Join us for discussion and activities related to the story. Register to get a free copy of the book. Supplies are limited!

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