Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Nature's Recyclers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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.

Click here to register.

 



Monday, September 25, 2017
Harry Potter Club
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM



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Harry Potter Club!  All Potterheads and Dumbledorks in grades 7-12 are invited!  The club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 3:15 p.m.

Get to know other fans and appreciate all things Harry.  



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Author Kristin Meekhof
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Meet Kristin Meekhof, author of A Widow's Guide to healing.When Kristin Meekhof lost her husband to cancer, she discovered what all widows learn: the moment you lose your partner, you must make crucial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. But where do you begin? This inspiring book shows grieving widows what to expect and how to deal with the challenges of losing a life partner. 
 
Follow Kristin Meekhof on her journey at FacebookTwitterbook &  her website 
 Kristin's work has appeared in Organic Spa magazine, Huffington Post, Maria Shriver, The Shriver ReportIntentThe Elephant JournalPsychology Today, ESME. She is honored to be a part of the book: Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy (Harper Elixir, March 2016). Kristin has been seen in USA TodayReader's Digest, Inc.Redbook Magazine, Yahoo Health with Katie Couric, American Greetings, Success Magazine, The Chicago TribuneHuffington Post LIVE, Refinery 29, US News & World Report, and Spirituality and HealthMagazine podcast.
Kristin is a licensed master's level social worker, spoke at the 2017 Harvard Medical School's writing conference and at the United Nations headquarters.
 

Books will be available to purchase for $15.
This program is free and open to the public.

Ms. Meekhof's appearance is sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.



Sunday, October 1, 2017
International Game Day Celebration with Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Join hundreds of libraries throughout the country for the tenth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ your library.  Bring your entire family and play your favorite board games, such as Monopoly, Clue and Pokemon cards.  If you would like, bring some of your favorite games from home to play with others.
 
Play Book Bingo at 1:30 p.m.  Besides getting a book each time you win, you will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card to JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub.  The lucky winner will be drawn at 2:30 p.m.  
 
International Games Day @ your library is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association. 

 



Monday, October 2, 2017
Calming Colors Club
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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!

 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Detroit: Rebuilding a City and a Home
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM


Learn about author Drew Philp’s experiences rebuilding his abandoned house in Detroit from the foundation to the roof.  Discover some of the challenges that he faced, such as living without electricity, keeping warm with a woodstove and protecting himself from intruders.  Get a glimpse into the rich history of Detroit.

Copies of his book, A $500 House: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and American City, will be available for purchase and signing from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sponsored with Tecumseh Plywood




Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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
Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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AFTER SCHOOL FALL HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAM
FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS
!

 
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
Paper Clay Masks: With a SteamPunk Twist
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
 
Find out how to use paper clay to create a 3D SteamPunk style Halloween 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.

Materials fee is $25, which will be collected the night of the class.

Click here to register.

 



Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Design Your Own Mug
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



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TEENS!
Store bought mugs not quite your style?  Design your own mug!
In the Teen Area!
FREE!



Monday, October 16, 2017
Seed Art 101: Expressions of Creativity
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Learn how to use basic materials: seeds, boards and glue in order to make a picture with Sheryl Moll, 4-H Program Coordinator.

The cost of the class is $3, which will be collected the night of the class.  All supplies will be provided.

Click here to register.

Sponsored with the Lenawee County 4-H.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Shenanigans - A Halloween Story Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

SHENANIGANS - A HALLOWEEN STORY TIME
Registration begins Saturday, September 2nd!

Story Times are designed for three-year-olds through second graders.
Mrs. Reasoner will share both new and classic stories, fingerplays, poems, and songs.


Click HERE for full details!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



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


Saturday, October 21, 2017
MUSIC MOVES ME
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Free 30-minute program for 2-year-olds through 6-year-olds and their caregivers featuring short solo selections
by musicians from the 
Adrian Symphony Orchestra.

Caryn Sieler, a music and movement specialist 
and owner of Lenawee’s Heart & Soul,
will be leading the programs with interactive themes
which include rhymes, songs and picture books

that encourage children to sing, clap, move and listen carefully.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!


 




Monday, October 23, 2017
Harry Potter Club
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM



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Harry Potter Club!  All Potterheads and Dumbledorks in grades 7-12 are invited!  The club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 3:15 p.m.

Get to know other fans and appreciate all things Harry.  



Monday, October 23, 2017
Design Your Own Mug
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM


Looking for the perfect mug for all your fall beverage needs? Join us at the Tecumseh District Library on Monday, October 23rd from 6 pm- 7:45 pm to design your own custom mug to take home with you! Great for hot or cold beverages. Feel free to bring photos, stickers or other embellishments to make your mug even more unique! Please call (517) 423-2238 to register for this FREE program because mug supplies are limited.  The TDL is located at 215 North Ottawa Street. 



Monday, October 23, 2017
Civil War: Michigan Landmarks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Explore Michigan's rich collection of Civil War monuments, markers, forts, cemeteries, reenactments, museums and exhibits with David Ingall, author of Michigan Civil War Landmarks.  Discover how General George A. Custer and the famed Michigan Cavalry Brigade “saved the Union.”  Visit the chair that President Lincoln was assassinated in at Ford’s Theater, and view the grave of the last African-American Union veteran.

David Ingall is the former assistant director of the Monroe County Historical Museum and was the chairman of the monument dedication ceremony for the Monroe County Civil War Fallen Soldier’s Memorial. He is a sought-after Civil War speaker and tour guide. He’s a member of the Civil War Trust, Monroe County Civil War Round Table, and many other prestigious organizations.

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

Sponsored with the Austin Blair Auxiliary of Jackson and the Nash-Hodges Auxiliary of Blissfield. 



Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Author Tom Carr
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Meet Tom Carr, author of Blood on the Mitten

Tom Carr is an independent writer and journalist in Northern Michigan who spent 25 years in daily newspapers, primarily the Traverse City Record-Eagle. He’s won journalistic awards for his investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and his humor columns. Carr often covered courts and crime, including a perplexing murder case in Kalkaska County featured in Blood on the Mitten and involving the violent rape and murder in which DNA evidence was ignored by authorities for nearly 20 years. As a freelancer, Carr has branched out into other media and has reported and produced many stories for Interlochen Public Radio and has had his work broadcast on NPR and Michigan Radio, as well. His work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the New York Daily News, traverseticker.com, Traverse Magazine and others.Michigan writer Tom Carr traveled all over the state compiling stories of notorious crimes for his book, “Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders 1700s to Present” .

 

In Blood on the Mitten, crimes of passion, crimes of necessity and cold, calculated evil take on flesh, bones and blood. These 57 illustrated, read-out loud tales from across time also look at the historical context of murder, in Michigan and beyond.

Books will be available for purchase.
This program is free and open to the public

Mr. Carr's appearance is sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.




Wednesday, October 25, 2017
"Michigan's First Big House: The Jackson Prison"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Explore the intriguing tales of prison life, crime, corruption, colorful inmates, wardens, night-keepers and reforms with historian Judy Gail Krasnow, author of Jacktown.  Find out about solitary confinement and types of punishment meted out to those who dared to disobey.  Discover the past mini-city of factories and farms as Michigan’s First State Prison grew into the largest walled prison in the world. Learn about the 1952 and 1981 riots at the State Prison of Southern Michigan. 

Sponsored with the Tecumseh Senior Center.



 



Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Glittering Gourds
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
 


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Join us in the Teen area while we craft some glittering gourds!

Decorate a gourd using thumb tacks and your imagination!

We'll supply all the materials for this free program.

They make great gourd-geous additions to any Halloween display!

TEENS ONLY!



Thursday, October 26, 2017
Halloween at TDL: Ghosts, Spirits & More
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits is a paranormal team whose work has been featured on Animal Planet’s series The Haunted, Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story and History Channel’s series Haunted History. They will discuss everything about the paranormal research such as how they got started, places throughout the United States that are haunted, equipment used in the field, the different spirits they've encountered, and how to conduct your own investigation.
 
 
 



Monday, November 6, 2017
Calming Colors Club
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM


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!

 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tecumseh: Historical Overview 1860 to Present
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Get a brief overview of the rich history of Tecumseh from 1860 to present.  Learn about memorable local businesses, such as Clark’s Meat Market in the Witherell Building.  Find out about Military Square, Brookside Cemetery and other historical landmarks.  Copies of Tecumseh: Images of the Past from the collection of Ashley E. Chase with Linda Hewlett and Kerry Hamilton Smith will be available for purchase and signing.  
 
 



Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Holiday Stress Balls
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 
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Teens!  Avoid the stress of the upcoming holidays by making your own stress ball using ordinary household products.  We'll supply all the materials for this free program.  



Thursday, November 9, 2017
Creating Lasting Memories: A Memory Book Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Learn how to create a memory book that tells your own story with local artist Jill Shaffer. Use writing, drawing, painting, and/or collage to make a new artistic creation that will help you to preserve and share special memories.

All materials will be provided; in addition, you are welcome to bring any of your own photographs, letters, or other mementos you may wish to use.  The materials fee is $10, which will be collected the night of the class.

Registration begins Monday, October 9th.



Monday, November 13, 2017
Make your own book ornament!
6:00 PM - 7:45 AM


Make your own book ornament!
 
Looking for a unique ornament to put on your tree this year? Can’t find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Come join us on Monday, November 13th from 6 pm -7:45 pm to make a beautiful book themed ornament! This craft is free and for adults only. Please register in advance either in person, or by calling us at (517) 423-2238. 




Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Scratch Offs! Teens!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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These exquisite designs are now in scratch form, with multicolor backgrounds that spring to life when you scratch off the white lines.

Create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces.

FREE!



Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Harvest of Friendship - A Thankgiving Story Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

HARVEST OF FRIENDSHIP - A THANKSGIVING STORY TIME
Registration begins Saturday, September 2nd!

Story Times are designed for three-year-olds through second graders.
Mrs. Reasoner will share both new and classic stories, fingerplays, poems, and songs.


Click HERE for full details!


Monday, November 27, 2017
Harry Potter Club
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM



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Harry Potter Club!  All Potterheads and Dumbledorks in grades 7-12 are invited!  The club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 3:15 p.m.

Get to know other fans and appreciate all things Harry.  



Monday, December 4, 2017
Calming Colors Club
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM


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!

 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Holiday Centerpiece Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.  Registration begins Wednesday, November 1st.
 


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Book Angels
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM




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Book Angel Craft 
Recycle old books to make book angels
TEENS!
Just in time for the holidays



Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Holiday Sing-A-Long
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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.
 



Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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