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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!