Virtual Programs2021-05-21T13:13:17-04:00

Chelsea District Library Virtual Programs

Chelsea District Library is committed to its mission to engage, inspire, and equip our community with evolving materials and resources. The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring us to envision this mission differently as public gatherings are limited. Please enjoy the virtual programs available from the safety of your home!

Featured Video

Get Ready for CDL's Summer Reading Program!

June is one of our favorite times of the year at the Chelsea District Library (CDL), as we kick off the Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Reading Colors Your World, where people of all ages are encouraged to read widely and diversely, to get outside and explore our colorful, natural world, and to engage in safe activities that celebrate the art and culture you can find all around our town. Check out this video from Miss Jessica with all the details for Summer Reading!

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Upcoming virtual programs can be found below. Please click here for a complete calendar of library events.

Adult Programs

Outdoor Book Club
Saturday, Aug. 21

Registration Required
Go on a self-guided nature walks and join us for a Zoom book club to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Michigan Mysteries: The Search for the Jarvis Lord Shipwreck
Thursday, Aug. 19
Registration required
Join author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson to explore the depths of Northern Lake Michigan looking for lost ships and missing aircraft. Dive down to Lake Michigan's newest shipwreck discovery and wander through the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Registration Required
CDL and the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce invite business owners, employers, and the general public to join us for a presentation on why having a deliberate focus on creating a culture that embraces diversity by recognizing the uniqueness of individuals, communities, groups and their perspectives and experiences is critical for optimal organizational performance. (more…)

Reading Glasses Book Club
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennet
Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 7–8:15pm
Register for Zoom Invite
Read this New York Times bestseller then zoom in for a lively book discussion! 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.

Teen Programs

Yoga for Teens
Thursday, Aug. 19 
Ages 12–17
Weather permitting this program will now be held outside on the library lawn!
Registration required
Stretch, relax, and practice mindfulness in this yoga session led by Sue Whitmarsh, owner of Breathe Yoga. Did you know that regularly practicing yoga can help teens focus, reduce stress, and build strong bodies and minds? Plus, it’s fun!

Youth Programs

Virtual Dance Along, Sing Along
Thursday, Aug. 19

via Zoom
Ages 2+ | Registration Required
Zoom in for songs, movement, and more with Mrs. Beth! Dance along to some of your favorite sing-along-songs on her guitar. Stomp, clap and sing in your living room!

That Tweensday Thing:
Tie Dye Masks

Wednesday, Aug. 4
2–3pm | Zoom
Registration Required
Bummed that the 3-5 Hangout is on pause over the summer? Would you like to try some of the programs that Miss Stacey is doing with the That Thursday Thing teens?  That Tweensday Thing is for you!


Storytime Live!
with Miss Edith
Wednesdays | 10:30am
CDL Facebook Page
Geared towards kids ages 2–6, Miss Edith delights with stories, songs, puppets, and more! Looking for past episodes? Click here.

Family Programs

Magic Mondays
Lights, Cameron, Action!
Welcome to Episode Six! Every Monday this summer, Cameron will share a new magic trick you can try at home with common household objects. Today you will need an index card and a pair of scissors. #CDLmagic #magictrick

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