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Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis as Coretta Scott King

2023-01-16 14:00:00 2023-01-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis as Coretta Scott King Celebration Martin Luther King Day with this special event. Learn more about the civil rights movement from the perspective of Coretta Scott King through the powerful storytelling of Gwendolyn Lewis. Chelsea District Library - McKune Room

Monday, January 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-16 14:00:00 2023-01-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis as Coretta Scott King Celebration Martin Luther King Day with this special event. Learn more about the civil rights movement from the perspective of Coretta Scott King through the powerful storytelling of Gwendolyn Lewis. Chelsea District Library - McKune Room

Celebration Martin Luther King Day with this special event. Learn more about the civil rights movement from the perspective of Coretta Scott King through the powerful storytelling of Gwendolyn Lewis.

Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was herself a civil rights leader and activist. We'll celebrate the life of Coretta Scott King with storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis. Ms. Lewis will portray Coretta Scott King as she tells stories from this courageous woman's life.

Gwendolyn Lewis received her B.S. in Library Science from Eastern Michigan University. Later she received her M.S.L.S. and Ed. S. in Administration from Wayne State University. She worked 38 years in the Detroit Public Schools District as a media specialist librarian, administrator and testing coordinator. Among the awards received by Gwendolyn was the Outstanding Administrator and Librarian of the Year Award.

Her true belief in family literacy that family and community involvement influences and reflects the quality of a child's learning inspired her to write the book, Plant A Seed Read!! 101 Activities To Motivate Youth To Read and host a family literacy radio show.

In 2010 she took on the role of storyteller which goes hand and hand with Plant a Seed ... Read!!. Storytelling encourages practical life and research skills. It develops readers and storywriters and a sense of creativity in our youth. The characters she portrays when sharing biographies are Mary MacLeod Bethune; Sojourner Truth; Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou.

Her community service is an aid to all. It includes being self-appointed Hazelton Block Club Food Collector for Good Fellows; a Y.E.S Foundation volunteer, reading to kindergarten youths; storyteller at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in Redford, Michigan 2012-2014; 2012 Woman of the Year for the American Business Woman Association, Star of Detroit Chapter; Membership in the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Beta Sigma Phi Fellowship ; a member of Oak Park and Professionally Speakers Toastmasters International. a member of Detroit Story League and Past Secretary of Detroit Association of Black Storytellers where she engages adults as well as youth.

Gwendolyn also does her job of representing Michigan. She has received local and national awards in race-walking through the Michigan Senior Olympics. She has been selected as its Ambassador for Wayne County. Gwen has also received 2nd and 3rd places in the Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant, 2011&2012.

Gwendolyn Lewis is married to Joseph B. Lewis, administrator at Wayne County Community College. They have one son. She lives by her favorite motto by Adele Schelle, "If you act like a winner people will treat you like one and give you every opportunity to achieve."

AGE GROUP: | Youth | Families | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Presentations | Storytimes | Music, Arts, & History |

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Chelsea District Library

Phone: 734-475-8732

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Chelsea District Library is a single branch library serving the City of Chelsea and surrounding townships. The library has 4 small study rooms, one medium meeting room, and the McKune room, our main programming room.

Upcoming events

Fri, Feb 03, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Fri, Feb 03, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Children read books to our friendly therapy dogs who listen carefully to every single word! Meet a different dog every month! Children must be able to read a simple book independently to participate.

Canceled
Fri, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chelsea District Library
Will it be GAME ON... or GAME OVER?!

Fri, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chelsea District Library - Ingenuity Engine
Will it be GAME ON... or GAME OVER?!
Registration is now closed

Sat, Feb 04, All day
Chelsea District Library
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Canceled
Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chelsea First United Methodist Church - Social Hall
Learn about preschool and pre-kindergarten options in the Chelsea area.

Sat, Feb 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Celebrate our winter exhibit with an after-hours grand opening featuring additional student art.

Sun, Feb 05, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sun, Feb 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ann Arbor District Library
Join readers from all over the county for a book talk, Q&A, and book signing with Such a Fun Age author ,Kiley Reid. A part of the 2023 Washtenaw Reads.

Mon, Feb 06, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 07, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
A circle time lap-sit for babies ages 0-24mos and their caregivers! Thirty minute program followed by fifteen minutes of open play.

Tue, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chelsea District Library
Reading Glasses meets the first Tuesday of each month. Join us for good books and good brews! (CDL does not provide beverages). Location TBA, contact the library for more information.

Wed, Feb 08, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Storytime for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers with music, movement and stories! Everyone is encouraged to join in!

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gerald E Eddy Discovery Center
Discovery more about Michigan's natural wonders in this special after school series!

Thu, Feb 09, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Our storytime program for toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Fri, Feb 10, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sat, Feb 11, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chelsea District Library - Library Basement
Stop by the Library for a used book sale provided by the Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Zoom Webinar
Join us for this wry comedy about family and the stories we tell about people we may never really know.

Sun, Feb 12, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Mon, Feb 13, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 14, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
A circle time lap-sit for babies ages 0-24mos and their caregivers! Thirty minute program followed by fifteen minutes of open play.

Tue, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Serendipity Books
Join us and Serendipity Books for a quarterly book club

Wed, Feb 15, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Storytime for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers with music, movement and stories! Everyone is encouraged to join in!

Wed, Feb 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Families with children ages 6 to 11 are invited to read Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott, and then meet up for pizza, discussion and more!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 16, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Our storytime program for toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Thu, Feb 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Children read books to our friendly therapy dogs who listen carefully to every single word! Meet a different dog every month! Children must be able to read a simple book independently to participate.

Thu, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
That Thursday Thing is exclusively for teens. Join teen librarian Stacey for crafts, games, or just hangout time.

Fri, Feb 17, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sat, Feb 18, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sun, Feb 19, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Mon, Feb 20, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Mon, Feb 20, All day
Chelsea District Library
The library will be closed.

Tue, Feb 21, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
A circle time lap-sit for babies ages 0-24mos and their caregivers! Thirty minute program followed by fifteen minutes of open play.

Wed, Feb 22, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Storytime for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers with music, movement and stories! Everyone is encouraged to join in!

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chelsea District Library - Ingenuity Engine
Delve into Dungeons and Dragons!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 23, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Thu, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Our storytime program for toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Fri, Feb 24, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sat, Feb 25, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sun, Feb 26, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
All ages are invited to attend this talk about the history of girl detectives throughout children's literature including Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and more!

Mon, Feb 27, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 28, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
A circle time lap-sit for babies ages 0-24mos and their caregivers! Thirty minute program followed by fifteen minutes of open play.

Wed, Mar 01, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Wed, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Storytime introduces the world of books to kids ages 3-5 years old!

Thu, Mar 02, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Thu, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Chelsea District Library - Kidspot
Our storytime program for toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Thu, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Chelsea District Library - Ingenuity Engine
That Thursday Thing is exclusively for teens. Join teen librarian Stacey for crafts, games, or just hangout time. 

Fri, Mar 03, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Fri, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chelsea District Library - Ingenuity Engine,Kidspot
Get gaming at this monthly club.

Sat, Mar 04, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).

Sun, Mar 05, All day
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Stop by the library to see this moving photography exhibit showcasing fourth grade students from around the world! Open every day during library open hours (exhibit closes 30 minutes before library).