Friday, July 6, 2012

Fw: Independent Filmmaker to Screen Film via @chelsealibrary #michlit

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Artist-in-Residence Series: 


Martin ThoburnMartin Thoburn, an independent filmmaker from Ypsilanti whose films have been screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival will screen a series of his films. Starting with his earliest film, Martin will walk the audience through a visual record of how his creative process and technique have developed and changed through his career.  

With a background in Graphic Design, Animation and Digital Media, Martin is determined not to be confined to any one medium. He continually explores photography, live video mixing, design, collage, animation and motion graphics. Martin has produced and directed several short films, both animated and live action, that have been shown locally at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, nationally and internationally. View Martin's work at


Saturday, July 14 |10:30-12pm 

McKune Room | Register

Artist-in-Residence Series: 


Sharad Patel

Fundamentals of Filmmaking Workshop

This workshop introduces the basic elements of pre-production. Sharad will provide text from a story then show participants how to transform a story into a script, create a shot list and design a storyboard. No computers necessary, we will be working with paper, pen and pencil. No prior experience necessary. View Sharad's work at


Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17 

Chelsea Center for the Arts | 400 Congdon St. 

Ages 12-15 | 1-4 pm | Register

Ages 16-Adult | 6-9pm | Register


Artist in Residence  

Each year, an artist is selected by representatives of CDL and CCA on the basis of their merits and their ability to bring interesting and engaging programming to the community.  The Artist- in- Residence enriches the local arts scene by his or her presence and offers workshops and other programming events.   


The Artist in Residence program is a joint venture of the Chelsea District Library (CDL), the Chelsea Center for the Arts (CCA), and the River Gallery.  

I Geek Summer Reading 


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Get your summer reading geek on!

It's not too late for you and your family to sign up and join our summer reading program and combat "summer loss!"


What is summer loss? Most students attend school for about 180 days per year. During the academic year, children progress along a learning curve and grow in terms of skills and knowledge.


However, the summer break can drive a wedge in the learning process. Numerous studies point to students experiencing loss when disengaged from school during the summer. To make matters worse, these students' score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer break.  This achievement loss is most critical in reading ability.


To combat the "summer slide" in children's reading attainment, this year's summer reading theme at the Chelsea District Library is more appropriate than ever - Dream Big: Read! The theme is fitting because the body of existing research demonstrates the critical importance that the early development of summer reading habits can play in providing the foundation for later success. By providing summer reading programs, the library can offer parents, educators, and especially children with the tools they need to guarantee year-long learning achievement as well as foster a love of reading.


The Chelsea District Library, through our summer reading program, puts books in the hands of children of all ages. By providing access to books, e-books, reading materials, and programs over the summer, our goal is to improve reading skills and help children better prepare themselves when they return to school in the fall.


What can you do to improve the academic performance of your children during the summer?

  • Sign up your child or teen for our free summer reading program 
  • Make reading for fun a top priority and activity for your family this summer
  • Impart a sense of joy and emphasize the value of reading to your children
  • Sign yourself up for our special summer reading program for adults. Research has repeatedly shown that parents of successful readers model reading themselves

Here Comes Everybody by James FearnleyDon't forget to make reading as fundamental as your outdoor barbecues and "Geek" reading! My summer reading list this year includes Here Comes Everybody by James Fearnley, a book about one of the greatest rock & rolls bands of all-time,The Pogues. Here Comes Everybody is available through Inter-Library Loan. Contact us to reserve a copy (734)475-8732 x219. 


What book are you geeking?


-William Harmer


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The next Geek the Library photo shoots are Wednesday, July 11 from 4-5pm and Wednesday, July 25 from 6-7pm at the library. If you haven't had your photo taken, call to sign up! Contact Anna Cangialosi by phone at (734) 475-8732 x216 or  email at

Geek the Library is brought to you by OCLC, a non-profit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.



Mr. B's Joy Box Express 

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Gather your friends and join legendary blues and boogie-woogie pianist, Mr. B, for a concert on the library lawn, followed by a 3pm group bike ride from the library to the 

Wolverine State Brewery in Ann Arbor.

The ride is 15 miles in length and will travel at a very leisurely pace, allowing anyone to comfortably join in. It's important that there be as many riders as possible, as Mr. B will be filmed that day as part of a film tool that will help support his 2013 adventure, Biking Along the Mississippi! Please be a part of making that dream a reality.

There will also be free food for all riders at the Wolverine State Brewery: 
2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

If anyone wants to join in the ride, go to the Joybox Express website and download a Group Ride Pledge form.

For more info on Mr. B and the Joybox Express, go to


Sunday, July 15 | Chelsea District Library Katie's Korner 

Performance at 2pm, ride at 3pm

 Summer Hours 


Summer hours are now in effect through Labor Day.
Monday-Thursday | 10am-8pm
Friday | 10am-6pm
Saturday | 10am-3pm
Sunday | 1-5pm



About Us

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. 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. For more information, visit



Anna Cangialosi, Marketing Coordinator
Chelsea District Library

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

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