Open Hours: Monday–Friday 

11am–1pm, 2–4pm

Whether you are a crafter, an artist, a non-profit organization, a small business owner, or someone who wants a space to create, the Ingenuity Engine was designed with you in mind. We invite you to come explore this creative space!

Unable to make it to the open hours? Register to reserve time in the Engine!

Click here to register

Collaborative Community Quilt Days

Thursdays | Feb. 3 & Feb. 10 | 3:30–5:30pm | Ingenuity Engine | All Ages
Registration preferred, please click preferred program date above to register

Join the Chelsea District Library and the CAADY Quilters to create a beautiful, colorful community quilt. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in the fun! Register to attend one or more sessions for expert help creating a square to add to the community quilt. C.A.A.D.Y Quilter members and CDL staff will teach you how to create a disappearing 9 patch square using sewing machines in the Library's new makerspace, the Ingenuity Engine. Whether you're already an expert or a complete beginner, we want a square from you! Once completed, the community quilt will be on permanent display in the Chelsea District Library. Get cozy this winter while adding beauty and color to your library. Click here for directions to make a disappearing nine-patch quilt square at home.

What tools can you expect to find in the Ingenuity Engine?

  • Creation Stations with the Adobe Suite, Camtasia and other top-notch design software.
  • Audio editing equipment for use with podcasts, music, and more.
  • Digitizing equipment to aid in transitioning from slides, tapes, and discs to their digital equivalents.
  • Prusa 3D printer
  • Silhouette Cameo & Cricut Vinyl Cutters plus a Heat Press
  • OMTech 60W 20×28 Laser Cutter
  • Sewing Machines
  • Classes, training, and support to help you utilize it all!

Keep your eye on the CDL calendar for special classes and programs in the Ingenuity Engine. Have questions? Contact Matt at