Friday, January 13, 2012

Chelsea's Own Honored Again for Michigan Notable Book Award via Chelsea District Library

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Chelsea's Own Honored Again for
Michigan Notable Book Award


Ghost Writers

The annual list of  Michigan's Notable Books created by the Library of Michigan contains 20 titles published in the past year that were written by Michigan authors, or that spotlight people, places and history related to Michigan.


Chelsea's own Laura Kasischke has been honored again this year for her work with Keith Taylor on the anthology  Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, Contemporary Michigan Literature,  a collection of stories from  Michigan authors ranging from true stories written by nonbelievers to fiction stories set in various Michigan locations.


Bonnie Jo Campbell's excellent coming of age novel Once Upon a River also made the list. The book  features a young girl who sets off on her own, Huck Finn-style, to create her own life and find freedom along a rural Michigan waterway. 

Kasischke, Taylor and Campbell were all featured in the 3rd Annual Midwest Literary Walk last April - video of their readings can be seen at the event website: 


View the complete list of 2012 Michigan Notable Books with descriptions here.

Friends of Chelsea District Library Book Sale


Friends LogoThe next Friends of Chelsea District Library book sale is Saturday, January 14 from 10am-3pm in the library basement. Thousands of beautiful books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and other items are available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales are used to support the library.

Stop by the Friendly Book Display, always available in the lobby, for a great selection of like-new books at bargain prices


Saturday, January 14  |  10am-3pm  | Library Basement 

Science Saturday @ the Library


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The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Of Natural History is back with three exciting hands-on workshops for kids and parents together. This year's theme is Vital Signs: How Health Works!

Saturday, January 14-Workshop 1:

How YOU Work. What are
you made of and what do all those stats mean?
We will explore
what makes you, you. We'll look at the building blocks of us (cells and DNA), figure out what all those numbers that doctors care about really tell us and how it all works together.  
Register for workshop 1

Saturday, February 11-Workshop 2:
Germs, Parasites and Allergies,Oh My! What makes us sick,what makes us well? 
We will look at what things make us sick and how our body protects itself. 
Register for workshop 2

Saturday, March 10-Workshop 3:
Build the $6 Million You:
Making the Most of Your Health.
We will learn what we can do
to improve and maintain our health. We'll examine environment, healthy eating and exercise.
Register for workshop 3

Saturdays, January 14 | February 11 | March 10
1-2pm   |  McKune Room | Registration Required
Ages 6-12 w/ parent 

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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. 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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