Monday, July 25, 2011

We need your stories and photos! Stories of @ChelseaLibrary call for submissions. #michlit

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We Need Your Stories and Photos!
Stories of Chelsea Call for Submissions 


Stories of Chelsea

The Stories of Chelsea oral history project is currently working on two documentaries: Village Life and Local Landmarks. If you have any stories of growing up in Chelsea and watching the community grow and change, or knowledge of a historic building or special spot, please consider sharing your story with us. We are also interested in photos and documents that capture the history of Chelsea. These items will be scanned and returned to the lender and the images may be used in our documentaries, on the Stories of Chelsea website and as part of the library's local history collection. Contact Sara Wedell, Head of Adult Services with stories and submissions at (734) 475-8732. For more information on Stories of Chelsea, visit .


Sounds & Sights Festival  


Join us for Chelsea's 36th annual summer festival:  

July 28-30, 2011  

Sounds and Sights Festival Sounds & Sights Festival (formerly known as SummerFest) is an annual summer festival in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The event started over three decades ago as merchant sidewalk sales and has since burgeoned into a highlight of summer that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. The two-day, three-night event features live music and social tent, children's entertainment and activities, a classic car show, open-air art market, and much more. This year's event offers many new, exciting changes as well as keeping the tradition of old favorites that keep people coming year after year.


View festival lineup here  

View stage map here  


The festival kicks off at 5:45pm in Katie's Korner on the library lawn with an official proclamation, special performance by Chelsea House Orchestra and a few surprises!


Meet Leslie!    


Leslie is reading The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

Meet Leslie, newest member of the Chelsea District Library family! Leslie works as a Library Assistant in our Circulation Department. She'll be providing customer service at the Check Out Desk, checking in and out library materials, issuing library cards, sorting and shelving materials, and more!  


Leslie moved to the Chelsea area (Sylvan Township) almost one
year ago. She moved from Hershey,Pennsylvania where she worked at the Hershey Public Library as a Reference Assistant and a Circulation Assistant. She has also lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico; just north of Boston, Massachusetts; just south of San Francisco, California; and north of Houston, Texas; but was raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. She thinks moving and finding ways to settle into new communities has become her de facto hobby. 


Leslie enjoys working in her yard, doing crossword puzzles,
staying in touch with friends and family, and reading. She
tries to read a variety of books, but mysteries are her favorites.
She recently read Dead Dogs and Englishmen by Elizabeth
Kane Buzzelli which is set near Traverse City and a fun read.
But especially likes reading a book where she learns something
new or a different way to look at something she already
knew. " The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
was an amazing book on many different levels," says Leslie,
"and has stuck with me, although I read it six months ago."

Please welcome Leslie the next time you are in the library!  


Storm the Castle, Save the Day-
At Our Summer Reading Finale!

Summer Reading program
Design your own crowns, shields, and sashes. Rescue the king in the Dragon Stomp! Bounce in a magic castle! Sing princess and pop songs at Karaoke!  

Wednesday, July 27 | 12-2pm | Library lawn

Drop-in | All ages


Then join us for a magical musical with the Michigan Opera Theatre at 2:00pm!


Michigan Opera Theatre's Touring Company presents a charming musical sure to delight young listeners of all ages! The Pied Piper of Hamelin, an adaptation specially written for children, is the classic fairy tale where a piper is hired by the mayor of Hamelin to rid the town of its rats; this version ends in peace and joy! Volunteers from the audience may take non-speaking roles during the performance.


Wednesday, July 27 | 2-3pm | McKune Room

Drop-in | All ages    

Summer Hours   

Summer hours are now in effect through Labor Day:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm
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The Chelsea District Library is nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide equal access to quality resources that serve the lifelong cultural, educational and informational needs and interests of all people.  The Library currently serves 14,000 residents in the Chelsea district - City of Chelsea plus Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships and more than 20,000 individuals visit the Library each month.  The Library's state-of-the-art facility is an access point for information including: books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, downloadable e-books, subscription databases as well as access to the Internet.  In addition to providing dynamic services to complement and support local schools and other important community needs, the Chelsea District Library strives to present timely, interesting and high-quality programs and events to engage and enrich the Chelsea community.


Anna Cangialosi, Marketing Coordinator
Chelsea District Library

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