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Welcome to our newsletter full of articles, resources, programs, and much more! Our mission at Chelsea District Library is to Engage, Inspire, and Equip through evolving services and resources. We hope that as you turn the last page, you will have found we've done just that! ADMINISTRATION Lori Coryell, Director Linda Ballard, Assistant Director Chris Berggren, Administrative Assistant Ron Andrews, Head of Technology Services Melanie Bell, Network Administrator Terri Lancaster, Head of Circulation Services Patty Roberts, Head of Marketing Keegan Sulecki, Head of Information Services BOARD OF TRUSTEES City of Chelsea, Anne Merkel Dexter Township, Charlie Taylor Lima Township, Elizabeth Sensoli Lyndon Township, Jerry Wilczynski Sylvan Township, Jan Carr At Large, Susan Lackey At Large, Tryntje Helfferich The CDL Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm in the library's McKune Room. Meetings are open to the public. WINTER HOURS (Labor Day–Memorial Day) Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm Friday 10am–6pm Saturday 10am–5pm Sunday 1–5pm LIBRARY CLOSINGS Sunday, Dec. 24 | Christmas Eve Monday, Dec. 25 | Christmas Day Sunday, Dec. 31 | New Year's Eve Monday, Jan. 1 | New Year's Day Monday, Feb. 19 | President's Day VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES To learn about current volunteer opportunities at the library visit chelseadistrictlibrary.org/about-us/support- the-library/volunteer-opportunities. HOW TO REACH US Questions or comments? Call us at (734) 475-8732 or email us at marketing@chelseadistrictlibrary.org. Sandhill Crane (Wood carving by Marlene Dusbiber) "Marlene is inspired by country living and is constantly creating new designs to add to her collection of folk art woodcarvings." Want to see more of this artist's work? Visit www.marlenedusbiber.com. Interested in having your photo or artwork featured on our next cover? For submission guidelines visit: chelseadistrictlibrary.org/newslettercover CDL is committed to encouraging, collecting, and showcas- ing our community's cultural output. As part of this initiative, each quarterly cover will showcase artwork or photography submitted by local residents. 2 Winter | chelseadistrictlibrary.org On the Cover WINTER 2017-18 NEWSLETTER D e c e m b e r | J a n u a r y | Fe b r u a r y "Baby, it's cold outside..." ~Frank Loesser I like the idea of winter. It conjures up hand-knit sweaters, a crackling fireplace, mugs filled with cocoa, good cheer, warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into… Oh dear…I went off on a song tangent there… Anyway, as I was saying, I like the idea of winter. It's the reality of the season that can sometimes bring me down: bundling up in heavy coats and boots, eternal salt stains on clothes, the endless shoveling of the walk and driveway, days when the sun is hidden behind gray clouds, brrrrrr… Fortunately, I happen to know the perfect place to rid oneself of the occasional winter doldrums – the Chelsea District Library! Leafing through the pages of this publication, you are certain to find a resource or program to help keep you connected, rekindle the mind and spirit, and melt away the winter blues. If winter is getting you down, please remember your library is the perfect place to add a little sunshine and warmth to your day. What's on My Nightstand? Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (of course! See page 5 for more information on the 2018 Washtenaw Reads pick); Rabbit Cake, by Annie Hartnett; Edgar & Lucy, by Victor Lodato; and Moonglow, by Michael Chabon. Lori Coryell CDL Director lcoryell@chelseadistrictlibrary.org Snap Shot Donations The Chelsea District Library acknowledges the great importance of private gifts and donations to the library's future development and growth. We give special thanks to the following for their generosity. Endowment In Memory of Paul & Roxie Maroney – Dan Maroney General Donations Timothy & Judy Flint • Christine Merkel • In Memory of Lew Green – Friends of CDL In Memory of Stan Staffeld – Friends of CDL To make a donation, visit chelseadistrictlibrary.org WINTER 2017-18 Washtenaw Reads 1 BOOK 7 Communities SONIC SUNDAYS M U S I C S E R I E S Quirky Winter Sports! — Plus, one that's coming to Chelsea! ENGAGE | INSPIRE | EQUIP Cover photo credit: Monique Coffman

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