Adult Programs

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!



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. 

Click here to register.

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.

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.  Click here to register.   Sponsored with the Carnegie Art Studios.

Greg Jaqua’s Tribute to Elvis
Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2018
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286

Celebrate the life of music legend Elvis Presley with a dynamic Vegas-style show.  Tribute artist Greg Jaqua will sing many of Elvis’ biggest hit songs, performing in costume and even including the audience in the fun.

Michigan native Greg Jaqua has worked as a professional musician for over 30 years and has been performing his tribute to the King for nearly two decades.  In 2005, he was named Grand Champion of Michigan Elvis Fest’s Star Search Competition.  In 2009, he was named Best International Elvis at the Porthcawl Elvis Festival in Porthcawl, Wales, which was the largest Elvis festival in the world at the time.  Jaqua lives in Allen Park, Michigan, with his wife and manger, Janice Ciotti-Jaqua.  

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh Place, Cambrian Assisted Living and Tecumseh Senior Center.
  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.


Book Bingo

Wednesday, May 16, 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. 


Make a Bejeweled Candle Holder
Monday, May 21st from 7pm- 8pm

Join us on Monday night, May 21st from 7 pm- 8 pm at the Tecumseh District Library to make a bejeweled candle holder. Make a one of a kind, dazzling decoration in this free adult craft program. Please register online as space is limited. If you have any questions please call us at (517) 423-2238. (Click HERE to register.)

"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

“Tecumseh and His Campaign to Create a National-State for Native Americans”

Tuesday evening, June 5, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jamie Oxendine, Director of the Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio, will take an in-depth look at Chief Tecumseh, his campaign to create a national-state for Native Americans and the many roles Native Americans held in the War of 1812.
Oxendine is a Native American-speaker, writer, teacher, storyteller, professional musician/educator and Civil Rights activist.  He holds a BS degree from The University of North Carolina and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.   He is of Lumbee/Creek ancestry and a member of The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.  Oxendine lectures on Native- American culture for schools, universities, and organizations across the United States and performs at Native-American ceremonies, celebrations, gatherings and powwows throughout the country. 

An Evening with 
The Canning Diva Diane Deveraux

Meet Diane Deveraux
June 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:0 pm
Learn about healthy meal creation and preserving your own garden's bountiful harvest with Michigan-native and radio-show host Diane Deveraux.
Diane started home canning in her early teens.  She immediately grew a passion for the art and started her own garden at the mere age of fifteen. She received her Bachelor Degree in International Business from Davenport University and has spent many years developing her talent for business.  During this time Diane experienced a rewarding career in disaster management which gave her the ability to utilize her skills in food preservation, survival and sustainability.  Her tenure in home canning combined with her background in disaster management led her to create The Canning Diva® where she is free to blend her passion for gardening and preserving with her knowledge of preparedness and self-reliance.

The Canning Diva® has been featured in various magazines such as Flavor616, Women’s Lifestyle, West Michigan Woman and Natural Awakenings and has made several TV appearances on WZZM Channel 13 Healthy You, WOODTV8 Eight West, WZZM Take Five & Company and FOX17 News demonstrating home canning techniques and signature recipes.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Make a Teacup Garden
Saturday, June 23rd from 12:45 pm- 2 pm

Make a teacup garden! Join us on Saturday, June 23rd from 12:45 pm – 2 pm to make a simple teacup garden to decorate your space. All supplies will be provided for this free class. Feel free to bring in a favorite teacup for your garden. You can also bring pretty rocks and small trinkets to add to your garden to make it truly one-of-a-kind! Please register online as space is limited. Please call (517) 423-2238 if you have any questions. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tecumseh District Library and is intended for adults only.

Please click HERE to register.


Little-Known Stories in American History, Part 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join speaker and storyteller Jim Glenn as he presents exciting stories about state boundaries, military leaders, music, heroic teenagers, a “miraculous” staircase and the mother of all gunfights.  Listen to U.S. history come to life at this educational and entertaining event!

Jim Glenn is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University and a master’s in theater from the University of Houston.  Most of his adult life was spent in the theater where his principal interest was in Shakespearean production.   He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and taught theater and speech at Galveston College, 1983-1998.  

Capitol Women:

Librarians, Clerks, Janitresses, and Lawmakers: 1879-1930
Thursday evening, July 12, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tecumseh Area Historical Museum
302 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn about trailblazing women, such as Harriet Tenney, Mary Spencer, Belle Maniates, Eva McCall Hamilton, and Cora Reynolds Anderson, and the rules—written and unspoken—that both limited and inspired their successes in Lansing with Capitol historian and curator Valerie Marvin.

Valerie Marvin is honored to serve as the historian and curator of the Michigan State Capitol.  She has a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Michigan and a master’s in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University.  Marvin lives with her husband, David, in a historical home in downtown Lansing.


“House-sitting: Low-cost Way to Experience the World”
Thursday evening, July 19, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out how to save a considerable amount of money on travel accommodation costs with house-sitters Josie Schneider and Conrad Knutsen.  Discover how to use house-sitting to facilitate a lifestyle of global freedom.  Learn about the world's most successful house-sitting websites, and explore the application process.      

Eating and Living for Health: Vegan Diet

Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discover the food your body is actually designed to thrive on, and practical applications of this knowledge in today’s modern world with certified yoga instruction and nutritional expert Ellen Livingston.  Learn about the healing potential of an uncooked, plant-based diet, and why fruit is truly our superfood. Find out how you can eliminate most or even all of your symptoms of dis-ease, and recover the energy and enthusiasm of youth.  Bring your questions, and expect to leave feeling inspired and empowered to reclaim your own full vitality, while taking bold steps to heal our suffering planet at the same time.
Livingston loves to share her passion for authentic, heart-centered, healthy living.  On a raw vegan path since 2002, she mentors those interested in living a truly alive journey.  She leads popular transformational raw food retreats in Costa Rica, Michigan and Florida which include her unique heart-centered yoga and support groups.  Livingston has published a book on raw lifestyle, several DVD's, and many articles and interviews on topics central to healthy, natural living.


The Art of Right-sized Living for Seniors
Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2018
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn about relocation, downsizing, decluttering, estate sales and online auctions with Tammy Bowditch Regner, owner of Caring Transitions of South-Central Central Michigan in Hillsdale. 

Regner was born and raised in Hillsdale County, and her family has long generational roots in the area.  She is a licensed real estate agent with Century 21 Drews Realty in Hillsdale.  Before opening Caring Transitions, she spent more than 30 years as a high-speed transportation specialist and overall logistics “problem-solver.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Recyclable Placemats: Perfect for All Occasions
Thursday evening, July 26, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Transform recyclable plastic bags into woven placemats for your next summer barbecue, holiday gathering or birthday celebration.  Learn an easy and creative way to use up old plastic bags that you might have lying around your house.  The materials fee is $3.

Please bring several of your favorite plastic shopping bags to share with the group.

Click here to register.

Sponsored with the Carnegie Art Studios.  

“Hot from the Oven: Zingerman’s Bakehouse Cookbook”

Tuesday evening, July 31, 2018
7 p.m., to 8 p.m.
Co-authors Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, managing partners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, will discuss their recently published cookbook, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, which features all of the recipes of the Bakehouse’s most popular items.  Discover recipes that are unique to Michigan, along with Emberling and Carollo’s favorites.  Through essays and brief stories, find out how the Zingerman’s community works together to produce great food.

Don’t miss out on the FREE samples of the Bakehouse’s scrumptious desserts!  

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

Answering the Call:  A Memorial to Jackson Junior College Student Lt. Zenneth Arthur Pond

Thursday evening, August 9, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary friendship between Jackson Junior College alumni, Lt. Zenneth Arthur Pond and Capt. William J. Maher, with a special tribute to the Pond family.

In 2016, a group of Jackson College students pored through journals, tax records and antique photos as they researched Michigan settlers.  Time after time they returned to an 1840 cobbler’s diary belonging to Josiah Pond, with the penciled command, “Remember me!”   Josiah was the great-great-grandfather of Jackson Junior College student and World War II hero, Lt. Zenneth Pond. Their story reflects our story, the story of America.

This heartwarming World War II documentary is made possible through the generosity of Jackson College Heritage Center.  


Behind-the-scenes with Bonsai

Monday evening, August 13, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287

Join Paul Pfeifer, Hidden Lake Garden’s managing director, and bonsai curator Jack Wikle for an up-close look at different areas of the Bonsai Collection. Those attending can bring their questions and learn a few tips and secrets.

Click here to register.

Enjoy the Tranquility of the Beach: Decorate a Terra Cotta Pot with Seashells
Tuesday evening, August 14, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Decorate your own terra cotta pot with seashells and bring the beach into your home.  Add a gorgeously breezy, oceanic touch to your plants.  Materials fee is $5.

Bring your own terra cotta pot (no larger than 6” high). 

Click here to register.

Sponsored with the Carnegies Art Studios.

Saving Your Pets: Animal First Aid
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn skills that could save your pet's life or the life of another animal in an emergency situation with Dr. Valerie Wise of Companion Animal Clinic (CAC).  Find out about CPR for an animal that is not breathing, first aid for a pet suffering from heat stress or heat stroke and how to save an animal that is choking.  Click here to register for this free life-saving class. 

Dr. Wise received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University.  Prior to joining the CAC team in April 2015, she worked as a solo small animal practitioner for eight years in Somerset, Michigan.

“Adrian’s Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions”

Thursday evening, August 23, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about the rich history of the Page Fence Giants, an all-star black baseball club in the 1890s sponsored by a woven-wire fence company in Adrian, with author and historian Mitch Lutzke.  Explore its impressive roster of players, including Hall of Famer second baseman Sol White.  Find out about the 1896 Black Baseball Championships and their other winning seasons.

Sponsored with the Tecumseh Area Historical Museum.  


Glimpses of Tecumseh’s Past
with Ralph Comfort’s Home Movies

Wednesday afternoon, August 29, 2018
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn about life in Tecumseh and Lenawee County in the 1930s and 1940s.  View footage of the Dynamic Kernels Tithing Project, Tecumseh’s Quasquicentenntial Celebration, the 1948 Presidential Election and many other historical events.  

Horses and Humans 101

Thursday evening, August 30, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lenawee Therapeutic Riding and professional horseman Jan Vescelius will guide you through the basics of horse breeds, riding disciplines, training and care.  How does a horse learn?  The Equicizer (mechanical horse) will be coming to the library so you can practice basic equitation skills and body mechanics. Learn about how equine assisted activities can help people with physical, cognitive, behavioral and social issues. 

“C. Harold Willis: Henry Ford’s Right-hand Man”
Tuesday evening, September 18, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Clinton Township Public Library
100 Brown St.
Clinton, MI 49236

Explore the life of C. Harold Wills, the "genius behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire automobile" with author and historian Alan Naldrett.  Learn about interesting tales of his work with Henry Ford and manufacturing his own car after leaving Ford.  Find out about his choice of land for his plant that became Marysville.

Copies of Michigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Transportation) will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored with the Historical Society of Clinton

Oktoberfest: Polka the Afternoon Way

Wednesday afternoon, October 17, 2018
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Saline New Horizons German Band.  Enjoy an afternoon of toe-tapping music with favorites, such as “Beer Barrel Polka,” “Lauterbach” and “Ach Du Lieber.”  Be ready to polka!

The Saline New Horizons German Band is one of the smaller ensembles of the New Horizons music program in Saline.  It performs oom-pah music at Oktoberfest events.

Sponsored with the Tecumseh Senior Center.

Not all Sugar and Spice: Bad Women of the Mitten

Tuesday evening, October 23, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bestselling Michigan crime writer Mardi Link will explore the lives of infamous women such as triple murderer Martha Beck who called her life, “a love story"; Bernardine Dorhn who made the FBI’s Most Wanted List and then became a lawyer; Charlotte Peterson’s tavern antics inspired Anatomy of a Murder and more.  Join the discussion about their motives, background, and of course, their punishments. 

Link is a Michigan native, New York Times bestselling author, Michigan Notable author, and well-known for her true crime books, When Evil Came to Good Hart, Isadore’s Secret and Wicked Takes the Witness Stand, and her memoirs, Bootstrapper  and The Drummond Girls.

Sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

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

January 17, 2018   West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
February 21, 2018   A Spider's Web by Agatha Christie
March 21, 2018   Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
April 18, 2018   Secrets of Sloane House  by Shelley Sheppard Gray
May 30, 2018   Moonglow by Michael Chabon
June 20, 2018   Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome



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.

Resources for Seniors