Library Highlights

Midwest Literary Walk Just Around the Corner!

Saturday, Apr. 27
Various Downtown Locations
Enjoy an afternoon with nationally acclaimed authors and poets throughout downtown Chelsea! Click here for more information about this year’s event and local discounts.

Artist in Residence

Community Conversation
Thursday, Apr 25 | 7–8pm
McKune Room | Ages 16+
 Luis J. Rodriguez has led community workshops to address social justice, youth development, the transformative power of the arts, substance abuse and prevention, and much more.  Join us for a dialogue on topics affecting the Chelsea community. With his guidance, we will identify our community’s strengths and challenges, and explore workable solutions.

Bleed for the Throne

Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, Apr. 24 | 1-7pm

McKune Room
Registration Suggested
HBO and the American Red Cross forged an alliance, challenging fans and donors to show their bravery and valor by bleeding #ForTheThrone.  All donors will automatically be entered to win a full sized iron throne! Visit the Red Cross website, use sponsor code “chelsealibrary” to sign up for a 15-minute reserved spot.  Make your appointment even faster by using the RapidPass tool to complete your pre-reading and donation questions online.

Meet Poet & Author Luis J. Rodriguez!

11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk
Apr. 27 | 2:30pm
Chelsea Depot
Rodriguez is the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, best-selling author, and community activist.  Come hear his inspiring story of overcoming a life filled with addiction, homelessness, and crime and how self-expression through writing literally saved his life.

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2019 Earth Day logo banner

Make sure to stop by CDL to check out the 2019 Earth Day display, make the Protect Our Species pledge, and enter to win from a selection of fabulous eco-friendly prizes designed to reduce single-use plastic products entering our environment.  Special thanks to Earth Day Network and the CHS Alumni Arbor for their design and promotional help!

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CDL is excited to welcome the 2019 Artist in Residence, Luis J. Rodriguez.  Rodriguez is an award-winning poet, children’s book author, memoirist, youth & arts activist, community activist, and former Poet Laureate.  Click here for information on all of the programs available during his residency.

Join us for the 11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk!  This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with nationally acclaimed authors and poets right here, in downtown Chelsea! Visit the website for a complete lineup of authors, schedule of events, and local discounts.

Closed for Easter @ Chelsea District Library
Apr 21 all-day
Michigan Machine Knitter’s Meeting @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** This meeting is for all interested area
machine knitters.  There will be a short introduction followed by a
discussion of machine knitting techniques and the technique of the month;
a Show & Share of machine knit projects; upcoming machine knitting
seminars; future club meeting dates; and charity knitting projects.  For
information, please contact: Julie Boylan at forcemajeure@ymail.com or
call 517-740-2306.

Eventually Group: Base Camp @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Base Camp is a an Eventually Group program open to students 13- to 18-years-old. For further information, contact the Eventually Group at 734-707-9898 or us@eventuallygroup.org.

Chelsea Community Chess Club @ Chelsea District Library at KidSpot
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

***Non-Library Program*** Chelsea-area chess club for elementary age kids and anyone else who would like to teach, learn, or act as a mentor. For additional information contact Gillian Jackson at gillian.garson@gmail.com.

Babytime @ Chelsea District Library at McKune Room
Apr 23 @ 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 Keegan at 734-475-8732, ext. 218.

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Chelsea District Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday