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!

 





Holiday Centerpiece Class
Tuesday evening, December 5, 2017
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Susan Amstutz, Exhibits Coordinator for the Clinton Arts Center, will teach the basics of making centerpieces, allowing sufficient time for participants to complete a beautiful holiday centerpiece using artificial greens, a bow and some additional embellishments.  Attendees are encouraged to bring some of their own favorite greens and embellishments to match their home décor.

The materials fee is $15, which will be collected the night of the class.  
Click here to register.



Whimsical Holiday Tree








Holiday Sing-A-Long

Tuesday afternoon, December 12, 2017
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
 
Sing your favorite carols, such as “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with area resident Anne Walker and other community musicians.  Enjoy light refreshments, which are made possible through the generosity of Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.
 





 

Book Bingo

Wednesday, December 13, 2017      

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. 

 










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.  Registration begins Monday, December 11th.



 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.





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.  Registration for this free class begins Wednesday, January 3rd.  

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.  Registration required.





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 Masters Degree in American History from Eastern Michigan University.
 



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.



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