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”.

McKune Room 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

This is the last call for your sewn quilt squares to add to our Collaborative Community Quilt project. Ask for a sewing lessons in the Ingenuity Engine, or make a quilt square on your own. Reach out to Matt Jensen for more information or click here to read more about the quilt project. Already made the quilt square? Send us your picture with your quilt square, your name, and address to marketing@chelseadistrictlibrary.org.

FEATURED

The Fourth Grade Project

Over the past ten years, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles has interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students around the world, asking them each of these three questions. Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about?

Stitching together the fabric of a community

CDL partners with the C.A.A.D.Y. Corner quilt group to honor the spirit and good work of Trinh Pifer, whose dedication to community inspired the idea. This multigenerational project is open to everyone—beginners and experienced quilters alike. Visit our website for updates, instructions, and to submit an image of your sewn square.

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.