Library Highlights

Photography Buffs, This Program Is for You!

Roadside Reflections with Photographer Jackson Faulkner
Tuesday, Oct. 13
via Zoom
Registration Required
Learn about this photographer’s talents as he travels the country documenting the loss of rural and urban history.

SculptureWalk 2020

Sunday, Oct. 4
Registration Required
Want to learn more about the new sculptures installed around town? Join us for a docent-guided tour!

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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Visit this amazing art show in September! Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Illustrations
Sep. 1–30 | Appointments available for private viewing—Call 734-475-8732 x.219.
Engage your inner artist, experience the beauty of award-winning children’s book illustrations, and be inspired to create your own art at this nationally touring art exhibition.  Click here for details about the exhibition and related programs. Can’t make a tour in person? Stay tuned for a virtual tour!

Reopening plan imageCDL is currently in Stage 3 of its reopening plan.  Curbside Pickup is available Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, and Saturdays 10am–3pm with our new fine-free lending model!  The CDL Management Team and Board of Directors have been hard at work to plan to safely reopen your library. Please click here for further details.

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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.

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month and even though the building is closed it is easier than ever to get a card! Simply click here for an online application! Getting card renewal notices? Email checkoutdesk@chelseadistrictlibrary.org or or call 734-475-8732 x.200 during normal curbside hours for easy renewal from home!

Live Virtual Storytime with Miss Edith! @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Sep 23 @ 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!

Virtual Dance Along, Sing Along @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Be sure to enter a valid email address when you register in order to receive the Zoom link and password the day of the program.Zoom in for songs, movement and more! Miss Beth will be playing some of your favorite sing-along-songs on her guitar. Stomp, clap and sing in your living room!

Paint Party!: Dreamy Lion Take-Home Kits @ Chelsea District Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Inspired by our Young at Art illustration exhibit? Register to claim a Paint Party kit and discover your inner artist! The kits, which include instructions and all supplies needed to paint a lion with a colorful, dreamy mane from start to finish, are put together by Bethany Stone of Grass Lake’s The Painted Owl. 

Limited quantity available. Please register only one child per household.

College Essay Writing Workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join presenter and multi-award-winning writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for a workshop on how to craft the best entrance essays for admission to college. She’ll explain the finer details of drafting and editing, and give tips and tricks for the best outcomes.

KIDS SculptureWalk Guided Tour @ Chelsea District Library at Main Lobby
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us as CSD art teacher Penny Olsen leads us on a special tour of the 2020-2021 SculptureWalk Chelsea exhibition for kids!  We’ll visit each Sculpture location, learn about the artist and the different art techniques and mediums used. Families and strollers welcome. Parents should attend with younger children. The walk is roughly 1.5 miles and involves crossing the railroad tracks at Main St.  Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines. 

Sponsored in part by Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Arts Alliance, Chelsea Area Festivals & Events, Chelsea District Library and the City of Chelsea/DDA. In partnership with Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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