March 7, 2014
Get into the accessories market!
Not Crafty? Clear snow from driveways
See what other Michigan Teens are doing.
February 21, 2014
Friday, March 14 No School Today Fun Fair, featuring Turtle’s Beach Party | 1-3pm | Drop-in | Ages 6+
No School Today! Come on down to the library for fun and games all afternoon! We’ll have a wide variety of activities, including crafts, snacks, even prizes; all to celebrate the upcoming visits from our three Authors in Chelsea: Sue Stauffacher, David Lubar and Jennifer L. Holm. Jennifer L. Holm’s Turtle in Paradise takes place in the Florida Keys, on the island of Key West., so we’ll be “beaching it’ this afternoon! Go on a beach-themed scavenger hunt around the library, complete with treasure map, make starfish, turtle, and boat origami and seashell crafts, play 1930’s trivia based on pop culture in Turtle in Paradise for prizes! And for snack: make your own peach melba, just like in Turtle in Paradise.
February 12, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
ACT 10 Question Challenge
Curious about the type of questions that will be on the ACT? Are you up to the challenge? Go through 10 ACT questions with a Kaplan professional and discover the best approaches you can take to help you do score your best on the ACT.
January 29, 2014
MI College Goal 2014
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Jackson Community College – North Campus
3000 Blake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
ACT TEN QUESTION CHALLENGE: FED. 9th, 1:30-2:20pm
The one-hour workshop will teach students strategies to answer 10 tough ACT questions.
Books on SAT/ACT testing in the library
The Dexter and Chelsea libraries provide books about SAT and ACT prep. Chelsea’s books can be found in the Adult Collection on the 2nd Floor under the call number: 378.116
Search the library catalog at http://chelsea.lib.mi.us/ or http://www.dexter.lib.mi.us/
LIBRARY DATABASES — Go to http://chelsea.lib.mi.us/databases.htm or
LearningExpress Library – Recommended for: General user. Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results. See these guides for job-specific resources in LearningExpress: Job Search Help Center and Career Road Map. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Seven Sources of Free ACT Tests from About.com
March 2 Success provides FREE educational materials to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT with practice tests and a series of videos. They provide customized lesson plans designed to help students focus on areas of need, allowing them to skip through what they already kow. Link to the March 2 Success website here.
ACTstudent is the official ACT site. Students can complete free questions of the day, practice test questions, and download free test tips. Students will register to take the ACT and can receive their scores at this site. Link to the official ACT site here.
College Foundation (CFNC) of NC has a free test prep site with resources for SAT, ACT, GRE, and a Vocabulary Builder. In addition, CFNC has a wealth of resources to help you plan, apply, and save for college. Visit the CFNC site here.
December 23, 2013
I am pleased to share with you a recording of an afternoon of Victorian entertainment from December 15th! Molly Oldfield, consummate researcher and author of The Secret Museum, shares her love of unique items and interesting objects found at museums and libraries world wide, most notably The New York Public Library’s collection of Dickens material in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. She is joined by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, who presents a memorable reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Gaiman reads the classic tale as the great author intended, following edits and prompts Dickens wrote in his own hand for his unique readings 150 years ago.
December 13, 2013
Spoken And Unspoken
We communicate with each other in all sorts of ways, spoken and unspoken. The TED Radio Hour, a free National Public Radio program, transforms TED talks into audio-only presentations and conversations. In an episode, which includes Amy Cuddy, TED speakers reflect on how our words and methods of communication affect us, more than you might expect. Hear the story by listening to the TED RADIO HOUR
December 6, 2013
Random Link to Brighten your day!
Gordon Ramsey vs. Swedish Chef
November 22, 2013
Our first fall Youth Service Group programming support has been a success, thanks to your help!
All teens are invited to join the NEW Teen Advisory Board. TAB Members will hold elected positions, including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Social Chair, Membership Chair, Communications Chair and more. TAB will meet once a month to make decisions about materials to buy, programs to have for teens and programs to run for kids, as well as services that local teens want from the library. TAB meetings are held after school at the Beach Middle School Library.
Wednesdays, January 15, February 5 Teen Advisory Board | 3:15-4:30pm | Beach Middle School Library | Drop-In | Ages 11 to 17
Our Winter Programming starts in December, and we invite you to join the fun! The following programs require your support.
One Time Events
- Percussion Ensembles Concert | Sunday, January 11 | 12:30-2:30pm | McKune – Set up and take down chairs
- Hometown Holiday: Homemade Tween and Teen Gifts for the Holidays | Saturday, December 7 | 1:00-3:30pm | McKune |– Set up and Take down and help with crafts
- ‘Twas the Week before Christmas Storytime | Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19 | 5:30-7:30pm | McKune |
- Science Saturday @the Library with the UM Museum of Natural History Workshops: Predators and Prey: the Eternal Struggle | January 11; February 8; March 8 | 1:30-3:30pm | McKune
- Australian Didge-ucation | Sunday, February 2 | 2:00-3:00pm | McKune
- Monday Lego Club – December 9; January 6; February 3 – 3:20-4:45pm
- Monday Kids Play Chess – December 16; January 20; February 24– 3:20-4:45pm
- Friday READ to Library Dogs – December 13; January 17; February 21- 3:30-5:00pm
To help with any of these programs, pick up an Application from the Youth Reference Desk. Call Edith or Karen with any questions at 475-8732 ext. 4.
September 4, 2013
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Every 6 months the library buys new video games, and new types of video games! We now carry PS3, Wii, xBox, DS and 3DS games. Recent purchases include:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nickelodeon Dance 2 (Wii)
Wreck-it Ralph (Wii)
The Last Story (Wii)
Just Dance Disney Party (Wii)
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine (Wii)
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft (Wii)
Brave: The Video Game [Disney Pixar] (Wii)
Far Cry 3 (Playstation 3)
Brave: The Video Game [Disney Pixar] (Wii)
The Last of Us (PS3)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Bioshock Infinite (PS3)