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Explora for ElementaryLibrary Staff2023-01-16T15:12:12-05:00
Explora for Elementary: Students doing research can access thousands of magazine and news articles, nonfiction books, and images on a variety of topics including historical and current events, biographies, animals, science, and much more. Best for students in grades 3-5. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.
IRS & State of Michigan Tax FormsLibrary Staff2023-01-16T15:44:22-05:00
Chelsea District Library receives a limited amount of Federal and State 1040 Income Tax Forms. These tax forms can be found next to the 2nd floor elevator beginning late January to early February. If you require other forms they can be copied by asking a librarian. Online versions of the forms can be found by visiting the IRS and State of Michigan websites.
Chelsea Elementary Art Students 2020-21: Growing as Artists and WritersLibrary Staff2021-05-17T08:09:56-04:00
The Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea School District have partnered to offer an online exhibition of artwork and writing from CSD students in grades K-4.
Click here to view the student stories and illustrations.
“We have had so much fun in art class creating story illustrations. Students were eager to write their stories to accompany the drawings and our books have come together! Please enjoy these vibrant and action packed tales!” -Penny Olsen, CSD Art Teacher
Value LineLibrary Staff2023-01-17T08:19:02-05:00
Value Line: Access Value Line's financial research and analysis of 3,400 large, mid & small cap stocks using its proprietary ranking systems. Find out which companies’ stocks might be worth buying now, research trends in mutual funds with Fund Advisor Plus, or, download individual analyst reports of the companies you are interested in following. CDL library card required.
Reading Guides and QuestionsLibrary Staff2020-08-19T13:05:10-04:00
The Community Read is designed to get us thinking critically! Try these discussion guides below as you read to help you make the most of the experience:
Book Club Discussion Questions
Additional content and resources:
- Can A Book Club Fight Racism | huffpost.com
- A History Book That Isn't | NPR.org
- Kendi's National Book Award acceptance speech
- Kendi reads from Stamped
The Books!Library Staff2020-08-19T12:37:34-04:00
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
SOME AMERICANS cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America – more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.
In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.
Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation’s racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them—and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
Awards and Recognition:
- 2016 National Book Award Winner for Nonfiction
- 2016 Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award
- 2016 nominee for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work of Nonfiction
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism–and antiracism–in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.
Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas–and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
Awards and Recognition:
Online Library Card ApplicationLibrary Staff2022-10-04T11:03:20-04:00
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2020 Washtenaw Reads BookLibrary Staff2020-01-14T11:04:38-05:00
Join the countywide dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. This year's selection is Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Multiple copies are available for checkout!
Teen Virtual Reality ExperienceLibrary Staff2019-12-27T00:02:37-05:00
Friday, Jan. 3
Wreck buildings as Godzilla, find the sneaky criminals as a bounty hunter with a squirt gun, or challenge yourself to musical mayhem.