Activities and exhibitions

*Updated to January 27, 2018



"Meet the Author weeks", 10th edition 

March 26 to April 6, 2018

Parents and children are invited to meet authors at the Chelsea Library. On the agenda are class visits as well as our famous pyjama parties. The purpose of Meet the Author week is to encourage children to read. Lending rates of featured authors’ books increase dramatically during author visits. The Leacross Foundation believes that education opens doors for all members of society, for this reason the Leacross Foundation has allied with libraries across Canada to enhance learning experiences for women and children.  

LEGO® Club Meeting 

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

  • February 17,2018
  • March 17,2018
  • April 21, 2018

Different themes will be selected for each meeting and the creations will be on display for everyone to enjoy.

For more information, please contact us at 819 827-4019 or by email at:

Young Volunteers (12 to 17 years)

Saturdays  │ 10 am to 12 noon.

From January 13 to May 12, 2018

If you are between 12 and 17 years old, you live in Chelsea and want to do some volunteering, then the Library is the place for you.   

Contact us at 819 827-4019 or by email at:

Story time (2 to 4 years)

Every second Friday │ 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • February 2, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 11, 2018

Story Time is a free library program for children 2 to 4 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The format is bilingual and operates on a drop-in basis. Stories are followed by songs and a craft activity. Juice and cookies are served at the end of the session.

R.E.A.D.® To a Special Therapy Dog in the Chelsea Library 

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

  • February 24, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • April 28, 2018

Parents must register their child at least one week in advance by calling the library. Space is very limited, so register early! 

A unique literacy initiative, the Reading Education Assistance Dogs® program is designed to get kids excited about reading.  Each child will have the opportunity to curl up with a book and read one-on-one with a special therapy dog.  This literacy support program, available through Ottawa Therapy Dogs, is especially effective for reluctant readers as they discover how dogs are wonderfully nonjudgmental reading companions who make reading relaxing and fun!  Children can bring their own book or come early to choose one from the library.  Reading sessions are 10 to 15 minutes long and available in English or French.

English Book Club 2017-2018

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon

For information, call Samuel Lamber at 819-827-4019.

The French Book Club 2017-2018

Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

For information, contact Chantal Bourbonnais at 819-827-1268.




Jeanne C. Vaillancourt

January 20 to March 28 2018

Fleurons Chelsea
April 7 to June 30 2018

Photos by Micheline Legault
July 4 to October 5, 2018


The library offers exhibition spaces available for artists wishing to exhibit their work.

For more information, please contact the library technician,
Samuel C. Lambert at: 819-827-4019 │