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Explore Your Family Tree!

The holidays often evoke stories from family history! Take a deep dive into your family tree with Ancestry.com!  (more…)

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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Introducing CDL’s newest early literacy program! Develop early literacy skills, win prizes, and have fun reading aloud to your child! Click here for more information and to sign up!

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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.

makerChelsea @ Home: Holiday Tin Bucket Centerpiece @ Chelsea District Library
Dec 1 all-day

‘Tis the season for holiday decorating. Although we aren’t meeting in-person this year, you can still take home a great centerpiece kit to create any time!During sign-up, please indicate what day you are able to pick up your kit curbside (Dec. 1, 2, or 3). Please note: There will be no waitlist due to the take-home nature of this program. Chelsea card holders only. One kit per household, please.

Live Virtual Storytime with Miss Edith! @ Chelsea District Library at Facebook
Dec 2 @ 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!

Online! Reading Glasses: A Book Club @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us this month for a virtual discussion of French Exit by Patrick deWitt, as well as possbile 2021 title selections. Call the Circulation Desk at 734-475-8732 x200 to place a copy of the book on hold. You will receive the Zoom login code the week of the meeting.

Virtual That Thursday Thing: Dragon Eggs @ Chelsea District Library at Zoom
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Make a metallic dragon egg with a That Thursday Thing @ Home kit!  Registration is required, so sign up today and watch your e-mail for details on kit pickup and Zoom meeting link.

PLEASE BE AWARE: This craft uses pushpins that may be sharp!

Please make sure to choose a pickup date when registering.

Tween & Teen Homemade Gift Kit Pickup @ Chelsea District Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Need a present for a friend or family member? Who doesn’t like a homemade gift? Pick up a take-home kit to make three amazing gifts plus some holiday “extras” with all supplies provided! Then, login on Saturday, Dec. 12, for a live craft-along via Zoom to see step-by-step how to create each gift, ask questions, and get decorating suggestions. A pre-recorded video will be available for those who can’t make the live session.The kit pickup dates are Friday, Dec. 4; Saturday, Dec. 5; and Monday, Dec. 7. Please select your pickup date when registering and be sure to include a valid email address in order to receive the Zoom link for the craft-along.

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