Join the Chelsea District Library in Celebrating Art

Chelsea District Library is committed to celebrating the arts. With local artists featured on the quarterly newsletter, sculptures on the library lawn, live music events, paintings and historic photos within the library, and nationally touring exhibitions, the library strives to make the arts accessible to our community.

Director Lori Coryell shares, “Here at CDL we love to share stories and believe that the art of storytelling happens in a variety of mediums. Whether through song, writing, or visual arts, everybody has a story to tell and your library is a platform for the expression.  We believe in the power of the arts to enrich, educate, and inspire—and also create change. The arts make us think, and feel, and perhaps gain new perspectives. We are proud to provide access to these artistic endeavors for our community”.

Open Hours

Monday –Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Announcements

  • Join insect enthusiast Dave Goulson, author of A Buzz in the Meadow and A Sting in the Tale, a Sunday Times bestseller that was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, live on ZOOM Oct. 4. He will discuss the release of his new book, Silent Earth, and the role bugs play in our environment with CDL’s Artist in Residence Frank Cianciolo. Register online.
  • Visit the exhibition and register to win artwork by Frank Cianciolo, two of Dave’s books, children’s books, a quilt, and more prize giveaways!
  • Friends of the Chelsea District Library are selling souvenir posters of the Small Wonders and Artist in Residence exhibit at the library Checkout Desk for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.

FEATURED

Small Wonders: Insects in Focus

Experience the nationally touring exhibition where photographer Bob Sober’s astonishing human-scale bug photography serves as a display of elements commonly attributed to beautiful design and artwork.

Learn More About Our Artist in Residence

Join a multifaceted artist Frank Cianciolo for an evening of entertainment as he shares his stories and photography at the historic Chelsea Depot.

View Our Collection Newsletter Artwork

In an initiative to encourage self-expression and to shine a light on our local artists and photographers, the Chelsea District Library will be showcasing the community’s artistic talents on the cover of its quarterly print newsletter.

Art at the Library

Chelsea District Library is committed to celebrating and elevating the arts! With local artists featured on the quarterly newsletter, sculptures on the library lawn, live music events, paintings and historic photos within the library, and nationally touring exhibitions, the library strives to make the arts accessible to our community.