Friday, August 26, 2011

Chelsea from the Bottom of a Glass from @ChelseaLibrary #michlit

Chelsea District Library | 221 South Main Street | Chelsea | MI | 48118

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From Saloons to Speak-Easies   


Nut Brown Ale
Image from the Library of Congress American Memory Project, held in the Historical American Sheet Music Collection at Duke University. 1903.

If you've ever wondered what Chelsea looks like from the bottom of a glass, we've got the program for you!


On August 30th, Cary Church, local historian and Chelsea Area Historical Society Treasurer, will present a fascinating lecture about the history of pub culture in Chelsea. We'll learn about Chelsea's historical saloons, pubs, and Prohibition-era establishments. Chelsea has almost always had a bar or saloon in its downtown district!



If you have photographs of the interior or exterior of local pubs and saloons or stories about these historic drinking establishments, let us know ahead of time-Cary Church would love to share your story during his presentation. You are also invited to bring your photos and stories to the lecture to share at the end of the evening.

Join us! 


Tuesday, August 30th | 6-7:30pm | McKune Room | Register


Give the Gift of Life!  



American Red CrossThe Chelsea District Library has been partnering with the American Red Cross to host blood drives at the library and is pleased to announce our next drive on Wednesday, August 31st from 1:00 - 7:00pm in the library's McKune Room. We would like to encourage you to support this important effort. A single whole blood donation may help save the lives of up to three people. Every day, hospital patients need blood products such as red cells, platelets and plasma for the treatment of cancer and serious diseases, as well as for emergency and trauma care. Last year, nearly 5 million people needed blood transfusions. And that need, Red Cross officials say, will be constant as an aging population and advances in medical care place demands on the need for blood.


Without willing donors, the American Red Cross could not meet the blood needs at southeastern Michigan hospitals. Donating blood is easy, it costs you nothing- except a little of your time- and will give you a sense of pride and satisfaction that is beyond words. .


Wednesday, August 31 | 1-7pm | McKune Room

To schedule an appointment, visit 

 and type in sponsor code "chelsealibrary".



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Fall Storytime       
Fall Storytime Join Miss Jackie and her puppet Rosie for storytime fun, with stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Miss Jackie brings more than 10 years of storytime experience to our library programs. A former preschool teacher and certified in Child Development and Parent Education, Jackie's love for children shows in her careful selection of "just the perfect" book to read to her 2-5 year old audience. "I like to focus on humor and emotional/social literacy in my storytimes," she says, "and really listen to the children as I believe every child has something important to say." 

Wednesdays | KidSpot | Register!
10:30-11am | 2-3 year olds with caregiver in room
11:30am-12pm | 3-5 year olds with caregiver in library
Fall Session I: September 14- October 19
Fall Session II: November 2-December 7  


Fall Newsletter is Out!        


Fall 2011 Newsletter is Out

Library Closings & Winter Hours     

The library will be closed Sunday, September 4 due to system upgrades and Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Winter hours will begin Tuesday, September 6:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
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.


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