Activities and exhibitions



Meet the authors weeks, 11th edition

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. 

Tuesday, March 26 : Emil Sher

9:10 - 9 : 40      Kindergarten
10:15 - 11 : 15  Grade 1 
12: 30 - 1: 30    Grade 1/ 2 and 2

Pyjama Party at the library : Emil Sher 
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27 : Emil Sher

9:10 - 9 : 40      Grade 3 
10:15 - 11 : 15  Grade 4 

Thursday, March 28 : Doretta Groenendyk

9:30 - 11 : 30   Grade 5 
12:30 - 2 : 30   Grade 5 

Friday, March 29 : Doretta Groenendyk

9:30 - 11 : 30   Grade 6 
12:30 - 2 : 30   Grade 6 

LEGO® Club Meeting 2019

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

  • March 30
  • April 27

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 a.m. to 12 noon.

From January 12 to May 11, 2019

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 2019 (2 to 4 years)

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

  • March 15
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10

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 2018-2019

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

  • March 16
  • April 13

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 2018-2019

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon

The French Book Club 2018-2019

Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 



Marsha Mitchell
January 26 to April 25 avril, 2019

These paintings recall times of the day or the year when hardly anyone is in or on Meech Lake.
They investigate the interaction of vivid colour with simple landforms coming to light on the lake.
Retiring to Chelsea over ten years ago, Ms Mitchell received her art education in Ottawa and Atlantic Canada.




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 │