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Color When You Can
Calming Colors Club

The First Monday of every month from 6pm- 7:45pm

Color When You Can Calming Colors Club for Adults! We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils; please feel free to bring snacks for you or for the group. The club will meet on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm -7:45 pm. Come unwind, relax, and create beautiful pictures with us. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Even though we start at 6 pm, you are more than welcome to join us any time before the end of club! Come color for an hour, ten minutes, 5 minutes, or just grab some pages for you to work on at home! The club is pretty relaxed, so come join us whenever you have the time. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Whimsical Holiday Tree

Sparkling Snowflakes

Saturday, December 16, 2017
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Turn everyday trash into fantastic holiday trinkets! Join us to transform toilet paper tubes into glittering snowflakes. All  supplies will be provided, just bring your holiday spirit and  imagination.  You are welcome to bring extra jewels or baubles to further bling out your creation.  Registration is not required for this FREE class, but it is limited to adults only due to hot glue usage and for the purposes of glitter containment.

New Year’s Resolutions: Goal Setting 101
Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Join Dr. Jennifer Sader of Bright Spots Creative Business Services for a class that will help you focus your energies.  You will use several brainstorming techniques to set concise goals and priorities that will have a real impact.  All materials will be supplied though participants can bring some old magazines to help visual action plans.

Dr. Sader is a consultant with expertise in communications, technology, and online and in-person learning.  She worked for twenty years in various roles in higher education, including as a full-time faculty member and in information technology, and also has worked in corporate and nonprofit learning and development roles. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University (BGSU), as well as a Master of Fine Arts in poetry and Bachelor of Fine Arts in English and creative writing, both also from BGSU.

Materials fee is $1, which will be collected the night of the class.   Please bring a pair of scissors that is suitable for cutting paper.  Click here to register.

 She serves as a volunteer advocate for CARE, an international aid organization that focuses women and girls living in extreme poverty. Dr. Sader is a recreational triathlete, takes conversational French lessons, and enjoys drawing and painting.

Lo-Flip Fusion 101

Thursday evening, January 11, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jazzercise Tecumseh
101 W. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn about this workout regimen, which incorporates heavy reps of concentrated muscle work with quick spurts of intense cardio.   Don’t miss this free catapult-your-strength training class that continues to keep your calories burning.

Be sure to wear workout attire and tennis shoes.

Sponsored with Jazzercise Tecumseh Fitness Studio.

Holiday Plant Care 101
Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Many look forward to using plants to decorate their homes for the holidays. People often receive holiday plants as gifts for the winter season. But few know how to keep the plants alive and growing with succession. In this session, Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens, will discuss the proper growing requirements for holiday plants to keep them bright and beautiful, as well as tips on using the plants beyond the holiday season. Plants included in the discussion are poinsettia, cyclamen, amaryllis, paper whites, Christmas cactus, African violets, orchids, evergreens, ivy, holly, boxwood, and topiaries.


Book Bingo

Wednesday, January 17, 2018      

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Play bingo to win books and other prizes, have fun and make new friends. All adults are welcome to play. 


Glimpses into Lenawee County’s Past
Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out about the abundant forests, prairies, hills, lakes and streams surrounded by uncultivated fruit, berries, nuts and wild game, which had enabled the county to lead the state in agricultural and industrial wealth by 1900, with local historian Brenda L. Burkett, author of Lenawee County.  Learn about the 34 granges in the county.  Explore the fencing industry in Adrian, the agricultural development of celery in Tecumseh and Michigan’s first cheese factory in Fairfield Township.

As a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, Burkett has always held a special interest in the history of pioneer settlements and community development. She is a zoning administrator with a focus on community revitalization.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.      

Bookcycle: Artsy Apples

Tuesday evening, January 30, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Salvage old books by using their covers and pages to create scrumptious apple decorations with Sheryl Moll, 4-H Program Coordinator.  All materials will be provided.  Click here to register.  

Sponsored with the Lenawee County 4-H.

“Addicted to Spinning Wheels”
Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 2018
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
During the class demonstration with local historian Lois Lane, learn the basics of the spinning wheel, the different types of wheels available and preparing both commercially processed and raw wool for spinning.  Find out about hand cards, a knitty-knotty and a swift.  Discover the correct way to wash raw wool and also how to set the twist and store your handspun.

Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.


Valentine’s Day Card Making Class

Tuesday evening, February 6, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you need a unique gift for that special someone?  Come join us for a Valentine’s Day card making class with local artist Sherry Peterson, who is an instructor of Art Glass techniques at the Clinton Arts Center.   All supplies are provided.  Make 3 cards for $2, which will be collected the night of the class.  Click here to register.

Viewing Clinton through Local Letters

Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In its archives, the Historical Society of Clinton has a treasure trove of letters, dating back to 1842.  Local historian Sharon Scott will use a few of them to view the rich history of Clinton.

Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula: A Pictorial History
Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Today, the Keweenaw Peninsula is best known for snow, cold weather, and Michigan Technological University. However, between the 1840s and 1995, this area was a major producer of the world's copper supply. It was also home to Fort Wilkins, built in the 1840s to protect the copper industry and keep peace between the copper miners and the Objibwa and Chippawa tribes. The Keweenaw has a rich, varied, and unrecognized history, and has played an important part in the broader history of the State of Michigan. Using vintage postcards and personal photographs, Charles Gehrke’s presentation will explore the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula’s people and their major mining industry.

Charles Gehrke is a native Michigander. He is a retired physician, interested in collecting and using vintage postcards to illustrate historical presentations. Following his retirement, he returned to school to obtain a master'ss degree in American History from Eastern Michigan University.

Feng Shui for Your Home
Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Explore the Chinese philosophy of creating harmony with your surrounding environment with instructor Beth Stewart.  Please bring with you a drawing of the floor plan of your house to apply the Feng Shui map overlay. 

Stewart is the owner of Phoenix Rising: Adrian Wellness Center.  She believes in the right relationship between practitioner and patient and the balance between conventional and alternative health care models to facilitate healing.  After 20 years as a financial manager in corporate America, Stewart began her journey towards Chinese Medicine in search of help for her autistic son.  

Mah-Jongg 101
Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2018,
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Boulevard
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game resembling Gin Rummy, but played with colorful tiles instead of cards.  Easy to learn, it can become quite addictive.  Class starts with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game, with continuous guidance from instructor Stuart Baggaley, who has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at numerous venues during the past 15 years.  He is a British World War II veteran (RAF) who emigrated from Norway in 1957, leaving his position with the Fulbright Foundation in Oslo.  He retired from the U of M Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990. 

"What's the Buzz All About?"

Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Honeybees are a hot topic these days, and many find this insect exceptionally fascinating.  Charlotte Hubbard, a beekeeper and author, will talk about interesting aspects of honeybees and what's going on with them, and discuss beekeeping--all interwoven with humorous reflections of beekeeping adventures. 
Hubbard manages about 50 colonies in southwestern Michigan and has written both a children's book about beekeeping, along with a humorous collection of beekeeping essays
Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing along with fresh honey from her hives in Schoolcraft, Michigan.  All profits will be donated to local food bank charities.  
Sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Family and Friends Art Design Challenge
Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018,
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:  TBA
Families or group of friends will be provided with a brown bag that contains a variety of art materials.  Together, they will create an artistic masterpiece from the miscellaneous supplies.  The team with the most innovative/creative work of art wins a mystery prize.  
Team registration for this free competition begins March 1st.    

Sponsored with the Clinton Arts Center.

The Artistic “I”
Tuesday evening, April 3, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Whether mindless or purposeful, doodling is essentially an expression of the are what you draw.  Join instructor Beverly Larsen in an exploration of interpreting doodles along with an introduction to how to easily create impressive doodles.

Registration is required.


Basic Pruning of Trees and Shrubs

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Road
Tipton, MI 49287

This pruning seminar will enlighten gardeners and homeowners alike on the fundamentals for pruning shrubs and small trees. Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens, will discuss the reasons for pruning, how and when to prune, and proper pruning tools.  A pruning demonstration will take place outdoors in the gardens, weather permitting.  We will also practice making proper pruning cuts.  Please bring a pair of hand pruners if you have one (we will have extras).

Registration is required.

Advanced Genealogy: Elusive Ancestors 

Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Advanced Genealogy will take your research to the next level with family historian Cathy Miller.  Learn to fill in the blanks and make your ancestors more robust.  We will review basic methods while working on proven measures to find those elusive ancestors.  Discover how to formulate a research plan and analyze the data.  Bring your research thus far and problems you have encountered, and we will try to break through those brick walls.  Please be sure to bring your pedigree charts with you.

Ms. Miller is a genealogist and family historian.  She has over 30 years of experience with Alsace, French, German and Swedish record extractions.

“An Evening with Shelley Shepard Gray”

Tuesday evening, April 17, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tecumseh United Methodist Church
605 Bishop Reed Drive
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn about Amish culture, Christian fiction and faith with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray

Currently, she pens inspirational Amish romances for Avon Inspire and historical romances for Harper Collins Christian Publishing.  In addition to her writing as Shelley Shepard Gray, she has written a dozen novels for Harlequin Romance under the pseudonym Shelley Galloway.

Before writing romances, she lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. Gray was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) Medallion winner.  She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

This special author event is sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.

Earth Day Celebration
Thursday evening, April 19, 2018,
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens.  Learn about the benefits of trees.  Participate in a tree planting ceremony with local scouts.  Take home a tree seedling to plant in your own garden. 

Registration begins March 30th.

Financial Scrapbooking 

Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn how to create a financial scrapbook – a consolidation of your financial presence in a single location – to help you and/or your loved ones understand your financial situation for planning purposes and in emergency situations with CPA Amber Gray.

Migratory Warblers and Other Local Birds

Tuesday evening, May 1, 2018,
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adrian photographer Mike Dickie will talk about local birds and the migratory warblers passing through our area. 
He has written numerous stories for the Daily Telegram, including "Meeting a Hummingbird Family," “Meeting a Bluebird Family” and “Road Trip: Bald Eagles”.  Photos from these stories and more will be shown and discussed.

Expressions of Love with Mason Jars
Tuesday evening, May 8, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Newly Renovated Clinton Arts Center Building
115 W. Michigan Ave.
Clinton, MI 49236

Join us as we transform Mason jars into breathtaking gifts for our mothers and other special women in our lives. Create your own unique present.  Please bring your own 6 oz Mason jar.  The $3 materials fee will be collected the night of the class.  Registration begins April 9th. Jobs at the University of Michigan

Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Explore with a specialist from the University of Michigan Human Resources office and learn how to search and apply for jobs at the University of Michigan. 
This seminar is not a recruitment function or one that teaches basic computer skills, but it is intended to answer questions about the website and the University’s employment process, and guide folks through the online application process.

"The Battle of the Overpass: Henry Ford, American Labor Movement & More”

Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Last year marked the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of the Overpass, a pivotal moment for the history of Detroit, the automobile industry and the United Automobile Workers union.  Join us as we explore how this struggle affected the American Labor Movement and brought legendary unionist Walter Reuther into the spotlight with archivist Mike Smith of the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library
Resources for Seniors

Tecumseh District Library Afternoon Book Club

Adult Book Discussion Group

Third Wednesday afternoon 

Group meets from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B in the lower level

August 16,  Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman

September 20, A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

October 18, Destiny of The Republic by Candice Millard

November 15, The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies

December 20, Dinner With Edward by Isabel Vincent

January 17, 2018, West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan



Outreach Program

Do you have trouble getting to the library? Would you still like to receive library materials? Tecumseh District Library provides homebound delivery service for any patron who presents a resident or non-resident card and is unable to visit the library due to physical issues, medical concerns, or temporary illness or injury.

To register for homebound delivery services, simply complete the Registration Form or call Gayle Hazelbaker, Library Director, for additional information.
Click Below for an informational brochure.
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Volunteer Opportunities at Tecumseh District Library
Would you like to volunteer at TDL? There are several opportunities that you could take advantage of. Visit the Volunteer Page to see if any of the positions intrest you.