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Reducing Family Stress at Home: 
Teen Edition
Tuesday, Feb. 2
via Zoom
Registration Required 
Families have experienced significant upheaval of schedules, schooling, and activities in the last year. Learn how to reduce stress at home and improve family communication at this presentation led by Becky Thompson, PhD, the Clinical Director of the Thriving Minds Chelsea office. Looking for information for younger kids?

CDL Adds Video Streaming Service to Collection!

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

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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CDL’s hottest winter reading game has moved online! Did you participate in Summer Reading? If so, you already have a Beanstack account and can log in and get started. If not, don’t delay! Get all the details here and get started today.

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The 2021 Washtenaw Read is available to check out! This year’s read is All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Stay tuned for related events!

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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 website, virtual programs,  eNewslettersvideo updates, and social media.

Myth of the Model City @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Chelsea District Library virtually welcomes William Wall-Winkel with the Detroit Historical Society this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He will be presenting the “Myth of the Model City,” which explores both the causes and the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising. Understanding what led to the rebellion is imperative to understanding the unrest. Additionally, this historical lecture will seek to dispel many myths that surround ’67.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link the week of the program. 

Zoom! 3-5 Hangout @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Jan 18 @ 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!

Jan. 18 — Whatcha Readin’? — Share book recommendations and have craft supplies handy to make a new bookmark.

Book Talk Tuesdays @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Virtual Tween Book Club @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is a brain-bending mystery that will leave readers contemplating friendship, family, and the possibilities of time travel. Join us for discussion and activities related to the book! Register to get a free copy of the book. Supplies are limited!

Library Board Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Jan 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Chelsea District Library Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month in the library meeting room at 6:45 p.m. This meeting will occur over Zoom until the State of Michigan deems it is safe to meet in person once again.

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