Virtual Programs2020-09-22T11:43:31-04:00

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

2020-21 SculptureWalk Chelsea
Enjoy this virtual tour 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. Click here for a map of 2020-21 SculptureWalk Chelsea!

Adult Programs

Birdwatching vs. Birding
Monday, Oct. 19
6:30–7:30pm
via Zoom
Registration Required
Award-winning nature photographer Greg Bodker will join us as we learn the difference between birding and birdwatching and  how to responsibly attract birds to your backyard!

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
Wednesday, Oct. 14
10:30am–12pm
via Zoom

Registration Required
Meet up via Zoom with a cup of coffee and discuss this compelling memoir!

Lynda.com Tutorial
Have you met Lynda? Get to know this  valuable software and career training resource with this handy online tutorial.
1. To begin, log in to Lynda.com here and login with your library card and pin number.
2. Copy and paste this url in to your browser: https://www.lynda.com/NA-tutorials/How-use-Lynda-com/77683-2.html
Questions? Watch this tutorial or contact ithelp@chelseadistrictlibrary.org

 

Chelsea Community Read Against Racism
Stamped from the Beginning
by Ibram X. Kendi
Sep. 1–30
Literature is an important vehicle for learning and discussing important issues throughout the world. A Community Read provides a central topic and starting point for intellectual growth and civil discussion. Click here for details about programs surrounding this event.
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Teen Programs

Thursday, Oct. 1
Grades 6–12
Registration Required

Personalize your stuff with style!  Register to have Teen Librarian Stacey cut sticky vinyl decals to put on your phone, water bottle, or anything else! Send in your design concepts when you register and pick up the vinyl curbside!

College Essay Writing Workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Saturday, Sep. 26
1–2:30pm
Register for Zoom link
Join presenter and multi-award-winning writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for a workshop on how to craft the best entrance essays for admission to college. She’ll explain the finer details of drafting and editing, and give tips and tricks for the best outcomes.

Youth Programs

Thursday, Sep. 24
10:30–11:15am
via Zoom
Ages 2+ | Registration Required
Zoom in for songs, movement and more! Miss Beth will be playing some of your favorite sing-along-songs on her guitar. Stomp, clap and sing in your living room! Be sure to register with a valid email address to receive the invitation to join a Zoom meeting with a password.

Book Talk Tuesdays
Every Other Tuesday
Beginning Jun. 23
2PM | CDL Facebook Page
Independent Readers, meet your next favorite book with Miss Jessica!

Family Programs

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.

Kids Read Comics:
Home Toon Edition
Mondays in October

6:30–7:30pm | All Ages
Then you won’t want to miss this fun virtual comics event! Comics Artist Ted Woods will lead weekly Facebook Live comics chats. Watch for daily drawing prompts from Inktober! Contribute to the CDL Funny Pages website!  Click here for more information.