Up Close & Personal with Jack Gantos!

author-portrait-1Up Close & Personal With Jack Gantos!
Saturday, October 17 11:00am
Washington Street Education Center Auditorium,
500 Washington Street

Join us for a visit from award-winning author, Jack Gantos! Hear insights about his experience described in Hole in My Life, this year’s 5H Community Read book chosen for this year’s them of Avoiding Unhealthy Substances. A book signing will take place after the presentation. Books will be for sale courtesy of Just Imagine bookstore, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

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Come Color with Us!

Come Color with Us!

Come Color with Us!

Color your way into a less stressful day! During the Community Read, everyone is invited to pick up a crayon and add a little color to out giant coloring posters here at Chelsea District Library. Find new designs in our lobby every few days.

IMG_1718Coloring can improve your concentration and ability to retain information as well as relieve stress. Studies show that stress is often linked to the abuse of unhealthy substances, so finding fun and creative ways to release stress is important and good for your health!

Coloring is good for you! It’s good for your community!

Check out our handout on Adult Coloring!

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JXN Community Forum: Should Marijuana be Legal in Michigan?

Thursday, Oct. 15 | 6:30pm Jackson District Library
Carnegie Branch auditorium Drop-In | Adults

Debate the pros and cons of the legalization of marijuana. Discuss the issue with a panel of experts consisting of health professionals, community leaders, and elected officials. This is a joint event sponsored by JXN Community Forum and the 5H Community Read. Light refreshments will be served.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Monday, Oct. 12 | 6:00-7:00pm | Jackson District Library
Drop-In | Adults

Join in a lively discussion of the Community Read book: Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos. The Grass Lake Literary and Chocolate Society will share thoughts about Gantos and his autobiography. Light refreshments will be served, including something delicious and chocolate.


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Community Read Movie Night: Unguarded

Wednesday, Oct. 7 | 6:00pm
UnguardedJackson District Library Drop-In Rated TV-14

Watch a special ESPN documentary depicting an NBA player’s nightmare descent into drugs. Chris Herren was a “can’t miss” basketball superstar until drug addiction eventually destroyed his career. With the support of his wife and family, Herren struggles to conquer his demons and reclaim his life. The movie has a motivating message that speaks to people. (51 min) Refreshments will be provided.

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Healthy Sushi with Ming

Tuesday, Oct. 13 | 7:00pm | Dexter District Library |Lower Level Meeting Room |Registration Required

Chef Ming returns to the Library and will help you learn to make vegetarian sushi rolls. Ming’s recipes will include gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options incorporating tofu, vegetables, seaweed and other tasty items. Bring a small container if you would like to take your sushi roll home. Registration for this program will begin on September 12. Call the Adult Reference at 734-426-4477 to register.

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Game On! @ the Library

Thursdays | Oct. 8, 15, 22 & 29 | 3:30-5:00pm | Dexter District Library | Lower Level Meeting Room | Drop-In

Kids and Teens in grades 4 through 12 are invited to stop by the Library anytime between 3:30 and 5:00pm and drop-in on a game of your choice. Meet up with friends or make new ones. Ping Pong, Foosball and various board games will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite game to share. Snacks will be provided.

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Family Relaxation Night

Thursday, Oct. 15 | 6:30-7:30pm | Chelsea District Library McKune Room & KidSpot

The whole family is invited to enjoy stress reducers at our first ever Family Relaxation Night. Visit four different stations during the evening and have fun with Breathe Yoga, massage, making anti-stress balls, doing Zen doodling and adult coloring. Our goal for the evening is to provide coping skills for our busy lives.

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