Current Summer Hours

Mondays–Fridays: 10am–6pm
Saturdays: 10am–3pm
Sunday: Closed

Library Highlights

Outdoor Pizza & Paperbacks is Back!

Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 14
5–6pm | Ages 12+
CDL Reading Garden
Registration Required
Pizza is back at teen book club! Register for your copy of The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch and join us for a lively book discussion!

Travelling this Summer?

Take Libby along! Libby is the one-tap reading app. Browse thousands of ebooks and audiobooks and have more room in your bag for another pair of shoes!

Summer Movie Nights with Kanopy!

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

Ensure a Welcoming Work Environment

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Registration Required
CDL and the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce invite business owners, employers, and the general public to join us for a presentation on why having a deliberate focus on creating a culture that embraces diversity by recognizing the uniqueness of individuals, communities, groups and their perspectives and experiences is critical for optimal organizational performance. (more…)

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The Summer Reading Program is back, starting now through July 31! All ages can play, from babies through adults. Click here to sign up and read details about how to play. Ready to log some reading? Click here to jump directly to Beanstack!

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering Michigan’s older adults free, live interactive online classes. Subjects range from digital literacy—computers, smartphone, tablets, as well as other services such as Zoom, social media and more—to classes about music, travel, fitness, heath, and cooking. Watch this video for details or click here to browse classes using the code MICHIGANHEALTH.

discountsExplore fun attractions around our state with your library card! The Michigan Activity Pass gets you into over 400 parks, cultural attractions, and other venues throughout the Lower and Upper Peninsulas.  You can also get discounted tickets to the Detroit Zoo.

Magic Mondays: Lights, Cameron, Action! @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Join Magician Cameron Zvara Mondays online this summer to learn amazing magic tricks using items from around your home. Short weekly videos will guide you through all the magical steps you need to impress your family and friends! Find the videos on the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel– no need to register!

Pizza & Paperbacks Teen Book Club: Six of Crows @ Chelsea District Library at Reading Garden
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Talk teen books at this once-a-month book club.  This summer, thieves are the thing: in July, we're reading Six of Crows and in August, The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price―and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. . . .A convict with a thirst for revenge.A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.A runaway with a privileged past.A spy known as the Wraith.A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don't kill each other first.* Disclaimer: This book club may or may not include pizza.

Live Virtual Storytime with Miss Edith! @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Miss Edith will begin at 10:30am on the CDL facebook page (@ChelseaDistrictLibrary). Storytime live will feature stories, songs, puppets and more! Tune in on time and Miss Edith will be sure to include your name in the welcome song! Check out all of our storytimes on Facebook Watch — No Facebook Account Needed! https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaDistrictLibrary/live/

Virtual That Thursday Thing: Personalized Neon Signs @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make your own neon sign with EL wire and a blank canvas!  

You will need TWO AA BATTERIES for this project.

Yoga on the Lawn @ Chelsea District Library at Katie's Korner
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

***Non-Library Program*** Chelsea Wellness Center's Yoga on the Lawn is every Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. from June 5 through August 14 at Katie's Korner on the Library Lawn. 

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