Library Highlights

Art of Aging Exhibition

Dec. 2-29
First Floor Lobby
Beauty knows no age! CDL is honored to partner with United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) to showcase the talented works of its residents.  (more…)

Adult/Senior Virtual Reality Experience

Monday, Dec. 16
Registration Required
Visit the Eiffel Tower, try scuba diving, or actually enter into a video game world!  Join us for a hands-on VR experience and see why virtual reality is rapidly becoming mainstream equipment!

New Time for Place That Face!

Second Wednesdays
Dec. 11 | Jan 8 | Feb 12
Chelsea Senior Center
When local photographer Ralph Guenther retired, he generously donated his collection of negatives to the library. Help us to identify the subjects in his over 100,000 image collection!

Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 14
McKune Room
Registration Required
De-stress after the holidays with Life Transition Coach Dianna Kause, who will walk you through a guided meditation session and discuss common energy blocks in everyday life and how to avoid them. Bring a blanket or yoga mat to stay comfy!

Friends Used Book Sale

Saturday, Dec. 14
Library Basement
Find some perfect stocking stuffers! Come fill a bag with fabulous book, cd, and movie finds!  Fill a whole bag for only $5 or individual books at posted prices or by the inch!

image of laptop computer with speech bubbles above itDigital Communication Survey
Please help us ensure we are communicating effectively in the digital world! Take this 10-minute survey to help us understand what information you would like and how you would prefer to receive it! Survey participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Chelsea restaurant of their choice!

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Mark your calendars for the 33rd annual Hometown Holiday weekend! Get into the spirit of the season Dec. 6–8 with a festive variety of events throughout downtown Chelsea.  Click here for the weekend schedule and event details.

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Dec. 3–Jan. 5 | Library Lobby
Help homeless teens this holiday season by donating hygiene items at the library! All items donated will be distributed to Faith in Action Chelsea and Ozone House of Ann Arbor. Click here for more information.

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Dec 10 @ 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.

Books Over Breakfast Book Club @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you like lingering over coffee and a book? Join us for Books Over Breakfast, CDL’s new book club meeting every other month on the second Wednesday. 

This month we will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered. Books will be available at the Checkout Desk.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs) @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

us as our storytime presenters introduce your child to
the wonderful world of books by reading great stories, singing funny songs, and
making each story come alive through puppets, fingerplays and movement.
Parents/caregivers must remain in library.

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.

Place That Face @ Chelsea Senior Center (WSEC)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When local photographer Ralph Guenther retired, he donated all of his photo negatives to the Chelsea District Library. On the second Wednesday of each month, join librarian Shannon at the Chelsea Senior Center to identify the subjects of Ralph Guenther’s photographs.

Toddlertime (1 1/2 – 3 yrs) @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

is our storytime that emphasizes certain early literacy skills for your child.
We will lay the foundation for reading through letter knowledge (with our
Letter People Puppets!) and vocabulary building (great new books to read
together!). Activities such as group songs, interactive felt board stories, and
our action rhymes, will entertain and educate. Our age-specific
toys, which come out the last 10 minutes, will encourage socialization. Your
child will leave thinking the library is a super fun place, all while learning
pre-reading skills! Parents/caregivers must remain in room with child.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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