Virtual Programs2021-03-04T11:24:32-05:00

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

Meet the Authors Live! | Tuesday, Mar. 16 | 6:30–8pm | Register for Zoom link

Once again, CDL is pleased to host award-winning authors for children and teens! This year, Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson and Alyssa Satin Capuccilli, author of the beloved Biscuit series for beginning readers, will join us on Zoom to discuss writing, how they find inspiration for their work, and even answer questions live! For a sneak peak into these authors’ ideas about reading and what inspires them, check out the video clips below!

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Kirby Larson

Musical Instrument Kit Instructions

Pick up a DIY musical instrument kit from the library and check out the how-to videos below for fun, musical, crafting at home!

Upcoming Virtual Programs

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

Adult Programs

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Thursday, Mar. 25
Registration Required
Michelle Phalen from the Alzheimer’s Association will share the most recent science in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement to optimize your physical and cognitive health!

Coney Detroit
Wednesday, Mar. 31
Registration Required
In this interactive program, see how Detroit and Michigan became the capital of a Coney Nation. Coney Detroit co-author Joe Grimm will show you what a real Detroit-style coney dog is, share 50 photographs and video taken for Coney Detroit, and include a hot dog IQ test. A good score could earn you a PhD (Professor of Hot Dogs.) (more…)

Purple Rose Concert Reading
Saturday, Mar. 6
via Zoom

Registration Required
Join us via ZOOM for a play read by Purple Rose performers. Share your feedback with the cast, playwright, and Artistic Director Guy Sanville. This month, join us for David MacGregory’s Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ghost Machine.

Spring into Positivity
Thursday, Mar. 11
Register for Zoom link
Many people experience negative self-talk, but did you know you have the power to flip that narrative? During the first part of this hour-long life coaching event with Dianna Kause, learn 10 simple lifehacks to train your mind to view life through a positive lens. After some discussion, we will end with an uplifting, guided meditation.

Busy People Book Club
Normal People, by Sally Rooney
Tuesday, Mar. 9
Register for Zoom link
Too busy for heavy reading? Lighten up at the Busy People Book Club! All books are fewer than 300 pages. Call 734-475-8732 x.200 to schedule a time to pick up your copy. 

Teen Programs

Teen Job Fair
Saturday, Mar. 20
Register for Zoom link
Do you need a summer job? Come chat with local Chelsea businesses that want to hire you! This Zoom event will help you see what companies are hiring, and even apply or interview for a job!

Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 9
5–6pm | Ages 12+
via Zoom
Registration Required
Join us virtually to discuss Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson. Be sure to tune into Authors in Chelsea to hear directly from Larson about her writing process and more!

Youth Programs

Bunny Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 30
Registration Required
Do you love bunnies? Have stuffed toy or real bunny to share? Get ready for a hoppin’ good time! Join Miss Edith for interactive stories, songs and more.

K–2 Books & Fun
Wednesday, Mar. 10

via Zoom
Registration Required
Are you a fan of Paddington Bear? Get a free copy of Authors in Chelsea author Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s new book, Paddington and the Pigeon. Read the book and then ZOOM in for our virtual book club. We will play games, read from the book, and more!

Book Talk Tuesdays
Every Other Tuesday
2PM | CDL Facebook Page
Independent Readers, meet your next favorite book with Miss Jessica!

Family Programs

Authors in Chelsea
Meet the Authors LIVE!
Tuesday, Mar. 16
Register for Zoom link
Children’s literature fans and aspiring authors, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the two authors who will be leading workshops for Chelsea students at North Creek & South Meadows during our 2021 Authors in Chelsea program.

Sep. 2020 – May 2021

Enjoy this virtual tour of the 2020-2021 Sculpture Walk Chelsea. Led by Crystal Scott, Visual Arts Coordinator at Chelsea Area Festivals and Events, this tour can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home OR you can put on your sneakers, grab your smartphone, and follow along as Crystal explores each sculpture. Available for the duration of the 2020-2021 Sculpture Walk. Find the tour here.