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What's New at CDL?

The staff and board at Chelsea District Library extend their gratitude to Green Tree Pediatrics for their generous $5,000 pledge to support early literacy efforts with Mobile CDL. Dr. Scott Moore shares, “Chelsea District Library’s commitment to creative approaches to early literacy to engage all children matches the philosophy of our practice. We are excited to partner in the expansion of library services to our community.”

Library Highlights

Explore CDL's Local Fourth Grade Project

The Fourth Grade Project Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb. 4
5–7pm | Drop-in
Come enjoy this after-hours open house featuring the CDL variation of the Project showcasing local South Meadows Elementary student photos alongside the nationally touring art exhibition, The Fourth Grade Project

Meet the Washtenaw Reads Author!

Sunday, Feb. 5
4–6pm | Drop-in
Ann Arbor District Library
Join us at Ann Arbor District Library for an opportunity to hear from Kiley Reid. There will be an author talk, a Q&A session, as well as a book signing.

Game with Friends at CDL!

PWNED: Teen Gaming club
Friday, Feb. 3 | 4–5:30pm
TeenSpace
Ages 13–18
Registration required
Come game with us! We will gather and play the same game with the same difficulty level and time limit. High scores will be recorded and displayed on the library monitors! 

Join the Teen Taste Test!

That Thursday Thing:
Pringles Taste Test
Thursday, Feb. 2 
7–7:45 | Grades 6–12
KidSpot | Drop-in
Are you brave enough to try prawn-flavored Pringles?  Do you have what it takes to take down a pack of Hot Ones?  Find out when we taste test Pringles from all around the world!

Authors in Chelsea—Save the Date!

Tuesday, Mar. 14
6:30–8pm
WSEC Board Room
Authors in Chelsea is back for its 14th year! CDL is pleased to host award-winning youth and teen authors: David LaRochelle, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Pablo Cartaya!

Explore CDL's Local Fourth Grade Project

The Fourth Grade Project Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb. 4
5–7pm | Drop-in
Come enjoy this after-hours open house featuring the CDL variation of the Project showcasing local South Meadows Elementary student photos alongside the nationally touring art exhibition, The Fourth Grade Project

Meet the Washtenaw Reads Author!

Sunday, Feb. 5
4–6pm | Drop-in
Ann Arbor District Library
Join us at Ann Arbor District Library for an opportunity to hear from Kiley Reid. There will be an author talk, a Q&A session, as well as a book signing.

Game with Friends at CDL!

PWNED: Teen Gaming club
Friday, Feb. 3 | 4–5:30pm
TeenSpace
Ages 13–18
Registration required
Come game with us! We will gather and play the same game with the same difficulty level and time limit. High scores will be recorded and displayed on the library monitors! 

Join the Teen Taste Test!

That Thursday Thing:
Pringles Taste Test
Thursday, Feb. 2 
7–7:45 | Grades 6–12
KidSpot | Drop-in
Are you brave enough to try prawn-flavored Pringles?  Do you have what it takes to take down a pack of Hot Ones?  Find out when we taste test Pringles from all around the world!

Authors in Chelsea—Save the Date!

Tuesday, Mar. 14
6:30–8pm
WSEC Board Room
Authors in Chelsea is back for its 14th year! CDL is pleased to host award-winning youth and teen authors: David LaRochelle, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Pablo Cartaya!

Explore CDL's Local Fourth Grade Project

The Fourth Grade Project Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb. 4
5–7pm | Drop-in
Come enjoy this after-hours open house featuring the CDL variation of the Project showcasing local South Meadows Elementary student photos alongside the nationally touring art exhibition, The Fourth Grade Project

Meet the Washtenaw Reads Author!

Sunday, Feb. 5
4–6pm | Drop-in
Ann Arbor District Library
Join us at Ann Arbor District Library for an opportunity to hear from Kiley Reid. There will be an author talk, a Q&A session, as well as a book signing.

Game with Friends at CDL!

PWNED: Teen Gaming club
Friday, Feb. 3 | 4–5:30pm
TeenSpace
Ages 13–18
Registration required
Come game with us! We will gather and play the same game with the same difficulty level and time limit. High scores will be recorded and displayed on the library monitors! 

Join the Teen Taste Test!

That Thursday Thing:
Pringles Taste Test
Thursday, Feb. 2 
7–7:45 | Grades 6–12
KidSpot | Drop-in
Are you brave enough to try prawn-flavored Pringles?  Do you have what it takes to take down a pack of Hot Ones?  Find out when we taste test Pringles from all around the world!

Authors in Chelsea—Save the Date!

Tuesday, Mar. 14
6:30–8pm
WSEC Board Room
Authors in Chelsea is back for its 14th year! CDL is pleased to host award-winning youth and teen authors: David LaRochelle, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Pablo Cartaya!

Apply for or Renew a Library Card

Adult Library Card
Minor Library Card


The Fourth Grade Project 
February 1–March 16
Over the course of a decade, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles interviewed and photographed over 300 fourth grade students around the world and asked them the same three questions:
Who do you live with? What do you worry about? And, what do you wish for?
This global art project inspires empathy and understanding. Visit and ask yourself, what do you wish for?



January 3–February 28, 2023
Join the 2023 Washtenaw Read! A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.


image link to tax forms
Federal and State tax forms are available in the library vestibule! Forms can also be downloaded at the IRS and State of Michigan websites.

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