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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    The Unforgettables: The Music of the 1940's and 1950's


Location:  Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Enjoy many "oldies but goodies” in lively three-part harmony, including a service song medley, "The Lullaby of Broadway,” "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Disney’s Cinderella, and The Andrews Sisters’ "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

The Unforgettables are Ginger Moore (bass), Patti Bailey (soprano) and Sue Cervini (middle).   The trio has been entertaining audiences for seven years.

This community senior concert is also made possible through the generosity of Tecumseh Place.

 




Thursday, April 27, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Earth Day: Trees for Home and Garden


Location:  Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens.  Learn about the benefits of trees.  Participate in a tree planting ceremony with Cub Scout Pack 607.  Take home a tree seedling to plant in your own garden. 

Click here to register.


 




Monday, May 1, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Calming Colors Club


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Megan Rapp-Frye / (517) 423-2239 / mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

The Tecumseh District Library Calming Colors Club meets the first monday every month from 6 pm- 7:45 pm. We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils. You just bring your creativity. Feel free to bring snacks for yourself or for the group, and you can also bring a drink with a lid to enjoy. This club is for adults only please as it is a time to relax and unwind. We try to change it every month so you never know what you're going to get!

If you ever buy a coloring book that wasn't quite what you're looking for, we accept donations! Please leave it at the front desk for Megan. Also, if you want to show off your personal books or finished pages, please bring them to the meeting. We love seeing what you've accomplished.




Tuesday, May 2, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Woodworking 101: Skills You Need to Know


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



During this class demonstration, learn about the different woodworking tools with local chair maker Luke Barnett.  Find out about cutting materials, sanding and painting.  Explore safety rules, how to calculate board feet and how to select lumber for your projects.

Barnett is a woodworker and artist who specializes in traditional American Windsor chairs. He has been selling Windsor chairs since 2011 and has been a full-time chair maker since December 2013.

He is the director of the Adrian Community Woodshop.  Barnett is executive board member of the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts.  He has been featured in Popular Woodworking and Early American Life.   His chairs were part of Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “The Way We Work.” 

 




Thursday, May 4, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Composting 101


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Find out how to turn your kitchen scraps, fallen leaves and grass clippings into soil fertility with Judith Holcomb of the Lenawee Conservation District.  Learn about the physical and biological properties of soil, the difference between soil texture and soil structure, and the importance of the intricate soil food web. Discover methods of hot and cold composting, vermicomposting, cover crops, and sheet mulching.  
 





Monday, May 8, 2017


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Robot Day at TDL


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Celebrate Robot Week @ Your Library with the Tecumseh High School robotics team.  Don’t miss the demonstrations with the climbing and ping-pong shooting robots.  Find out about this ultimate sport of the mind, which combines science and technology.  Discover the intricate process of building a robot.  Learn about the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. 
 






Tuesday, May 9, 2017


6:45 PM - 7:30 PM    SPRING STORY TIME


Location:  Imagination Station in the Children's Area
Contact:  Mary Beth Reasoner, Children's Librarian / 517-423-2238 / mbreasoner@tecumsehllibrary.org
Description:  

Celebrate Colors!

Wear your favorite primary colors!

Join us for a colorful evening with books that feature the seven individual
colors of the rainbow!


Designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders.

Registration required!

Click HERE for more information!



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Thursday, May 11, 2017


3:00 PM -     DIY Stress Ball


Location:  Teen Area
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



Teens!  Are you feeling the pressure?  Are you stressed out over exams?  Join us to make a Do-It-Yourself stress ball using everyday household products.  It's cool and easy to make.  All materials will be supplied.  Bring a friend!




Monday, May 15, 2017


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Storybook Artventures


Location:  Meeting Room A on the Lower Level
Contact:  Mary Beth Reasoner / 517-423-2238 / mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



Join us on a STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE
where we link literature to art.

Theme for 2016-2017 = Numbers and Counting

Designed for 20 children ages 18 months to 5 years
and their caregivers.

Presented by
Caryn Sieler and Valorie Veld of Lenawee's Heart & Soul,
Children's Art and Music Studio


Registration required! Click HERE for more information!




6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Create your own colorful stationary!


Location:  Tecumseh District Library, Meeting Room A-1
Contact:  Megan Rapp-Frye / (517) 423-2238 / mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Create your own colorful stationery!!
 
Tired of the same old note cards and boring envelopes? We can help! Come to the Tecumseh District Library on Monday, May 15th from 6 pm – 7:45 pm to color your very own beautifully designed cards with matching envelopes. Please call the library to register for this free program at (517) 423-2238. We will supply everything you need, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring supplies and added embellishments to make your cards even more unique. 

 




Tuesday, May 16, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Remember the Raisin: Chief Tecumseh, War of 1812 & More


Location:  Tecumseh Area Historical Museum, 302 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



 
Learn about the exciting account of the Battle of the River Raisin, the largest field battle ever fought in the state of Michigan, with Ron Jones, River Raisin National Battlefield Park guide and historian.  Discover the fate of the local settlers who actually lived on the site of the battle and explore the dispute and the War of 1812 from their point of view.  Find out about Chief Tecumseh’s involvement with the war.
 





Wednesday, May 17, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    TDL Afternoon Book Club


Location:  
Contact:  Sonja Downey / (517) 423-2238 / sdowney@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
We are reading THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Barry Sebastian.

Come and join us for a lively discussion. Numerous copies in many formats are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.




Thursday, May 18, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    "Macon Thru My Eyes"


Location:  Macon Township Hall, 8320 Clinton Macon Rd., Clinton
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

 Learn about the history of the Pennington family and the Macon area with local historian Howard Pennington. 

John Pennington and his family came to Michigan in 1829. Using an Indian trail that wound its way between Saline and Tecumseh, the Penningtons were on their way to the Raisin Township area.  The trail ran through what would later be called Macon. Soon after settling his family near his brother-in-law, Darius Comstock in Raisin, John Pennington returned to Macon area and purchased 160 acres. The Penningtons became the first settlers to live between Tecumseh and Saline.






Monday, May 22, 2017


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    Harry Potter Club


Location:  
Contact:  Anne Keller, Teen Services Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


Calling all Potterheads and Dumbledorks!
Join us on the fourth Monday each month at 3:15 p.m. for all things Harry, Hogwarts and You Know Who.


Get to know other fans who appreciate all things Harry Potter!

The club is designed for teens in grades 7-12.  



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    MSU Quidditch Team


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:   

Muggles of all ages are invited to attend a night of all things Quidditch.  A few players from the Michigan State Quidditch team will bring equipment from the game and teach you how to play outside, weather permitting.  

A portion of the program will be indoors but the majority will take place outside.

If it rains, we'll learn indoors.


If you'd like to watch the game, please bring your own chair for outside.

Children/Teens should wear athletic clothes and sneakers.  Please bring a water bottle.  

The MSU Quidditch team is an offical registered student organization within the University.  They have two travel teams as well as an intramural league.


Click Here to visit their site.
 





Tuesday, May 23, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Chime into Spring: Colander Hanging Baskets and Wind Chimes


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


 
Learn how to recycle, reuse, and refashion objects, such as spoons & forks, keys, colanders and odds & ends, bits & pieces of just about anything lying around the house, into charming one-of-a-kind wind chimes and hanging baskets with your favorite herbs, including Anise, Basil, Chervil, Cilantro and Coriander. 

All supplies will be provided.

Sponsored with The Clinton Arts Center.


Click here to register. Materials fee is $15.
 





Wednesday, May 24, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Adventures Along the Appalachian Trail


Location:  Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
At the age of 63, Sylvania, Ohio, resident Cheryl McCormick hiked the 2,187 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Learn about her experiences along the trail.    For more details on her hike, read her journal at trailjournals.com/clinker.
 




Monday, May 29, 2017


10:00 AM -     CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY


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Description:  THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY!




Monday, June 5, 2017


10:00 AM -     Teen Summer Reading Program


Location:  
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


Teens with a valid library card are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading program which begins on June 5th and ends on July 17th. Teens can pick up a registration form from the Library or download one from the Teen page on our website.

Everyone who registers will receive a free book. The grand prize is two Cedar Point tickets. Other prizes will be displayed in the teen area. 

The theme is Build a Better World.


The program is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh.  

 



10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Storybook Artventures


Location:  Meeting Room A on the Lower Level
Contact:  Mary Beth Reasoner / 517-423-2238 / mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



Join us on a STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE
where we link literature to art.

Theme for 2016-2017 = Numbers and Counting

Designed for 20 children ages 18 months to 5 years
and their caregivers.

Presented by
Caryn Sieler and Valorie Veld of Lenawee's Heart & Soul,
Children's Art and Music Studio


Registration required! Click HERE for more information!




1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Remembering Civil War Soldiers at Monument Park


Location:  Meeting Room B
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference.Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Find out about the Lenawee County soldiers who courageously fought in the Civil War.  Learn about the rich history of the Civil War monument in Adrian’s Monument Park with local historian and preservationist Steven McGee.  Discover when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.          
 


3:00 PM -     Pool Noodle Giant Lollipops


Location:  Meeting Room A1
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
Pool Noodle Giant Lollipops
Teens in grades 7-12 can join us for this over the top craft by making a giant lollipop using pool noodles and duct tape.  6th graders are also welcome since they will be eligible for the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Program.

This program is FREE!  

REGISTRATION
will be required!
Sign up at the Information Desk or call 423-2238.


Attendees will get a chance to learn all about the Teen Summer Reading Program and find out how to win Cedar Point tickets. 

You must be in grades 7-12 to attend!

For more information, please contact Anne Keller, Teen Services Librarian, akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org.



6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Calming Colors Club


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Megan Rapp-Frye / (517) 423-2239 / mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

The Tecumseh District Library Calming Colors Club meets the first monday every month from 6 pm- 7:45 pm. We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils. You just bring your creativity. Feel free to bring snacks for yourself or for the group, and you can also bring a drink with a lid to enjoy. This club is for adults only please as it is a time to relax and unwind. We try to change it every month so you never know what you're going to get!

If you ever buy a coloring book that wasn't quite what you're looking for, we accept donations! Please leave it at the front desk for Megan. Also, if you want to show off your personal books or finished pages, please bring them to the meeting. We love seeing what you've accomplished.




Tuesday, June 6, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    "The Civil War: Lenawee County, Laura Haviland & More"


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


   Author P.C. Zick writes contemporary fiction, but in 2013 pulled together the journal of her great-grandfather and published the Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier.

Harmon Camburn was born and raised in Adrian, and on April 20, 1861, enlisted in the Union Army.   He had been first a student, and then a teacher, at Laura Haviland's Raisin Institute.  During his time in the Army, he fought in both battles of Bull Run, and was wounded in 1863 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Camburn returned to Adrian where he married and raised four children.

Sponsored with Tecumseh Area Historical Society.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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

Special prizes are made possible through the generosity of Magnumcare of Adrian.




 




Monday, June 12, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Scratch-Off Nightscapes


Location:  Tecumseh District Library, Meeting Room A-1
Contact:  Megan Rapp-Frye / (517) 423-2238 / mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Tired of the same old, same old craft projects? Join us at the Tecumseh District Library on Monday, June 12th to try something new! Adult patrons can try their hand at beautifully intricate scratch-off nightscape scenes and mandalas. As you remove the silver paint with the special stylus tool, your night scene will come alive with color. The program is free and will run from 6 pm- 7:45 pm. Please call the library at (517) 423-2238 to register. 
 




Monday, June 19, 2017


10:00 AM -     Teen Summer Reading Program


Location:  
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


Teens with a valid library card are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading program which ends on July 17th. Teens can pick up a registration form from the Library or download one from the Teen page on our website.

Everyone who registers will receive a free book. The grand prize is two Cedar Point tickets. Other prizes will be displayed in the teen area. 

The theme is Build a Better World.


The program is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh.  

 





Wednesday, June 21, 2017


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    TDL Afternoon Book Club


Location:  
Contact:  Sonja Downey / (517) 423-2238 / sdowney@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
We are reading THE LOWLAND by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Come and join us for a lively discussion. Numerous copies in many formats are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.




Saturday, July 1, 2017


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Paint by Sticker


Location:  Tecumseh District Library, Meeting Room A-1
Contact:  Megan Rapp-Frye / (517) 423-2238 / mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Paint by Sticker

Have you ever wanted to create a masterpiece but just aren’t sure about paints or the mess entailed? Well, look no further! Join us on Saturday, July 1st from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at the Tecumseh District Library to paint by sticker. Create masterworks of art or scenic naturescapes with precut, colorful stickers. Everything will be provided to you, but you may want to bring a set of tweezers for the tinier, more challenging sticker pieces. This program is open to adults only. Please call the library at (517) 423-2238 to register for this free program.  
 




Monday, July 10, 2017


10:00 AM -     Teen Summer Reading Program


Location:  
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


Teens with a valid library card are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading program which ends on July 17th. Teens can pick up a registration form from the Library or download one from the Teen page on our website.

Everyone who registers will receive a free book. The grand prize is two Cedar Point tickets. Other prizes will be displayed in the teen area. 

The theme is Build a Better World.


The program is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh.  

 





Tuesday, July 11, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Great Lakes Island Escapes: Michigan's Hidden Gems


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Join Michigan Notable author Maureen Dunphy as she discusses her recently published work, Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure.  A writer, teacher, consultant, and traveler, Dunphy found her passion in exploring Michigan's hidden gems--its series of small, secluded islands.  In fact, the Great Lakes Basin is the largest freshwater system on the planet, home to more than 30,000 tiny islands.  Discover the beauty and magic of these hard-to-reach parts of Michigan's lakes.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.





Thursday, July 13, 2017


1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Wizarding Wands Workshop


Location:  Meeting Room A1
Contact:  Anne Keller or Megan Rapp-Frye / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org or mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

 
Wizarding Wands Workshop
 
Join us for the afternoon and make a Harry Potter wizarding wand.  This FREE class is being taught by Jerald Chatfield and designed for 7th - 12th graders. 

This event will take place on Thursday, July 13th from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  

For more information call 423-2238 or email Anne Keller at akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org or Megan Rapp-Frye at mrappfrye@tecumsehlibrary.org

Registration will be required. Please sign up at the Information Desk.  

 
 



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM     Paul Keller Trio featuring Sarah D'Angelo and Rick Roe


Location:  Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Enjoy the music of the 1940’s, 1950’s and contemporary favorites with Paul Keller Trio – featuring Sarah D’Angelo and Rick Roe

Jazz bassist, composer, arranger and bandleader Paul Keller and his ensemble have been a favorite with Detroit and Ann Arbor jazz fans for years.  His performances have included a range of jazz styles with arrangements for groups ranging from trio to big band.  In addition to Keller, the trio features singer Sarah D’Angelo and pianist Rick Roe.

This special community concert is made possible through the generosity of Magnum Care of Adrian, ProMedica Charlotte Stephenson Manor and Tecumseh Senior
Center

 



7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Henry Ford: Life and Times


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Explore Henry Ford and his family with historian Todd Bryan, Henry Ford Heritage Association Board member.  Learn about his inventions and some of the ways he changed the world.  Find out about both the positive and more controversial aspects of his strong personality.  
 





Wednesday, July 19, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    TDL Afternoon Book Club


Location:  
Contact:  Sonja Downey / (517) 423-2238 / sdowney@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
We are reading THE LIFE WE BURY by Allan Eskens.

Come and join us for a lively discussion. Numerous copies in many formats are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.




Thursday, July 20, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Nature's Recyclers


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
While meeting live roaches, rodents and a turkey vulture with the Leslie Science & Nature Center staff, you will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers play in our everyday lives.  Meeting these underappreciated recyclers will prove to be an experience that you will not forget.

This special event with live animals is designed for ages 10 & up.

Registration begins Monday, June 5th.
 





Monday, July 24, 2017


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Preserving Michigan Fresh: A Food Preservation Workshop


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

During this demonstration workshop with Jeannie Nichols, MSU Extension Senior Educator, learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low acid foods, a water bath canner and a steam canner for acid foods. 

Class fee is $10.

Register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/foodpreslenaweejuly2017 or contact Jeannie at nicho115@msu.edu or 517-439-9301.  
 





Tuesday, July 25, 2017


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Artistic Flair Night at the Clinton Arts Center


Location:  Clinton Arts Center, 9842 Fisk Rd., Clinton
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Explore your artistic flair at the Clinton Arts Center by decorating a tile, which will be part of the wall in the main area of the new arts center in downtown Clinton.  Paint a glass to take home with you.   Get a behind the scenes tour of the facility.  Learn about the wonderful classes at the arts center. 

Registration begins Wednesday, June 7th.  The materials fee  for the evening is $1, which will be collected the night of the open house.  

 




Thursday, July 27, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Nature Hike and Garden Walk


Location:  Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
Spend the evening hiking the trails or walking the gardens at Hidden Lake Gardens.  Staff and volunteers will guide TDL guests on a nature hike or garden walk - your choice - highlighting the beauty of nature and plants on a midsummer evening.  Don’t miss this family-friendly event.  Please wear sneakers or hiking shoes, and dress for outdoor weather.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, June 7th.
 

 




Tuesday, August 1, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Around the World with Doug & Julia Jackson


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
 
One year. No home. No jobs. No school. All their belongings on their backs. Meet the Jacksons, who faced daily challenges and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles as they took a year (2006), leaving their normal lives in Dexter behind to travel around the world with their two daughters.   Doug and Julia will share photos and stories highlighting some of the many adventures, lessons, and strategies used on their excursion across the globe spanning over 32 countries in 6 continents.





Tuesday, August 8, 2017


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    History of Lenawee County Farming


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chcuk Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Explore the rich history of agriculture in Lenawee County with local historian and author Ray Lennard.  Learn about the challenges pioneer families faced growing crops and how Lenawee County became the breadbasket for Chicago and Detroit.  Find out about the cheese industry in Lenawee County.
 
 




Saturday, August 12, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    Codecademy


Location:  Meeting Room A1
Contact:  Anne Keller / 423-2238 / akeller@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

The Tecumseh District Library will host an introductory lesson in basic coding.  This class will teach students the basic fundamentals of coding using Google CS. Registration will be required.  Students should bring their own headphones to class.  The class will last approximately 60 - 70 minutes and is appropriate for ages 10 - 14. We will provide computers for everyone.  Students can bring their own computer but we will not have outlets to charge them.

 We hope to offer a coding club in the fall.  

Please call 423-2238 to reserve your spot today!





Tuesday, August 15, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Bumpa: Extraordinary Bond between a grandfather and grandson


Location:  Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

 Meet local writer Robert L. Vogel, author of Bumpa.  His recently published memoir details remembrances of a father who discarded him and a grandfather who mentored,loved and protected him while becoming his best friends.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Bumpa is Vogel’s first published book.  He is CEO of a large lumber-manufacturing business in southeastern Michigan.  He and his wife of 40 years have three grown children and three grandchildren.  They live on a farm in Tecumseh.

 


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Under the National Park Umbrella: Where Wildlife and History Abound


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
 
Celebrate the work of the National Park Service and its mission to preserve, unimpaired, our natural and cultural resources with retired educator Don Chalfant.  Find out about the remarkable sites under National Park umbrella, such as the refuges, forests, grasslands, monuments, memorial rivers, seashores, parkways, lakeshores and landmarks.

Chalfant received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan.  He retired from the Ann Arbor Schools in 1995, where he taught elementary students for many years.  In retirement, Don indulges his passion for the outdoors, and especially for birding.   He has recently added nature photography to his list of enthusiastic pursuits.

 




Wednesday, August 16, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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




Tuesday, August 29, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Scenic Art Trail Tour


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Take a guided tour of the Art Trail Tecumseh’s Sculpture Exhibit with the City of Tecumseh’s Economic Development Director Paula Holtz.  Learn more about the Art Trail, which is a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) project and made possible with the funding through the DDA and the Sage Foundation.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore modern art with family, friends and other members of the community.

The tour begins at 7 p.m. in the Herrick Garden, which is located in front of the library.

 





Tuesday, September 12, 2017


10:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program


Location:  Imagination Station on the Main Floor
Contact:  Lorrie Parker / 517-423-2238 / lparker@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
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AFTER SCHOOL FALL HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAM
FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS!

 
Registration for this Craft Program begins today.  You may choose to attend the Wednesday, October 4th class or the Thursday, October 5th class.  Both classes will meet from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Imagination Station! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  Click HERE for more information.


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Gardening with Plants from Biblical Times


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


 

Discover the plants of the Bible that are able to grow in Midwestern gardens and landscapes today with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.  We will also note where various trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, and food-bearing plants of today are mentioned in the Bible as well as how these plants were used during Biblical times.






Thursday, September 14, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Singing and Dancing with Cat Canyon


Location:  Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  



Enjoy a late summer concert with local singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Cat Canyon who performs heartfelt renditions of original and cover songs from the 1900’s to contemporary.  Be ready to move around, sing along and have fun with traditional tunes that we know and love.

Canyon performs hundreds of shows a year, including wineries, restaurants, festivals, private parties, corporate events, senior facilities and more.  

Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.
 


 


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Laura Haviland: Abolitionist, Educator & More


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

Learn about the influence Laura Haviland had on the rest of the country in her crusade to end slavery, educate African-Americans, and enfranchise all races and sexes with author Sheryl White, who wrote the historical novel—Underground Angel.  White's interest in Haviland began as she lived and taught in Haviland, Kansas, a town named after the Adrian native. She wrote her dissertation on Laura Haviland and her legacy of the town of Haviland.
 





Tuesday, September 19, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Author appearance TBA


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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




Wednesday, October 4, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program


Location:  Imagination Station on the Main Floor
Contact:  Lorrie Parker / 517-423-2238 / lparker@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
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AFTER SCHOOL FALL HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAM
FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS!

 
You may choose to attend the Wednesday, October 4th class or the Thursday, October 5th class.  Both classes will meet from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Imagination Station! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Call 517-423-2238 or click HERE to register.




Thursday, October 5, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program


Location:  Imagination Station on the Main Floor
Contact:  Lorrie Parker / 517-423-2238 / lparker@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
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AFTER SCHOOL FALL HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAM
FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS
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Option 2: You may choose to attend today, Thursday, October 5th from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Imagination Station! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Call 517-423-2238 or click HERE to register.




Tuesday, October 10, 2017


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Paper Clay Masks: With a SteamPunk Twist


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  
 
 
Find out how to use paper clay to create a 3D SteamPunk style Hallowen mask with local artist Mathew Sowers!  Learn how to use paper clay, how to utilize a variety of objects, both created and found, to complete your mask.  A variety of techniques will be introduced for you to finish the surface of your personalized mask to your individual liking.

Sponsored with the Clinton Arts Center.

Registration begins Monday, September 18th.

More details to come.

 

 





Wednesday, October 18, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  


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




Tuesday, October 24, 2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Author appearance TBA


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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




Wednesday, December 6, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Book Bingo


Location:  Tecumseh District Library
Contact:  Chuck Harpst, Reference/Local History Librarian / (517) 423-2238 / charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
Description:  

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