Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Nature Hike and Garden Walk
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
 
Click here to register.


Saturday, July 29, 2017
TWEEN READ
10:00 AM -

A Summer Reading Program at Tecumseh District Library
for students entering Fifth Grade or Sixth Grade in the Fall.

This is the LAST DAY to bring in completed booklists by 5 p.m.

Click HERE for full details



Saturday, July 29, 2017
Children's Summer Reading Program
10:00 AM -

 

Today is the LAST DAY to bring in completed Children's Summer Reading Program Booklets by 5 p.m. and receive your prizes!
 
Click HERE for full details!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Around the World with Doug & Julia Jackson
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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.



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


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, August 8, 2017
History of Lenawee County Farming
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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 local cheese industry.
 
 


Saturday, August 12, 2017
Codecademy
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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


 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.

 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Under the National Park Umbrella: Where Wildlife and History Abound
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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
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.
 


Monday, August 28, 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, August 28, 2017
Color Puzzle Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 


Looking for a friendly competition to win prizes, meet people, and use your creativity? Join us at the Tecumseh District Library for the “Color Puzzle Challenge”! Registered adults will be divided into teams to compete against one another. Whichever team puts their white puzzle together first will win the mystery prizes. Once the prizes have been given out, participants can continue to socialize and color the completed puzzle. Finished colored puzzles will be saved to use for the puzzle table in the library, so prepare to show off your artistic skills! The challenge is on Monday, August 28th from 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm. Please call the library at (517) 423-2238 to register for this FREE program.

 


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Scenic Art Trail Tour
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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.

 



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


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.


Thursday, September 7, 2017
Seasons on the Kiwanis Trail
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

Find out how to identify spring, summer, and fall plants, both native and invasive, that can be seen along Adrian’s Kiwanis Trail with Dr. Janet Salzwedel, professor of biology at Adrian College.  Learn about Indian hemp dogbane, turtlehead, autumn olive, wild cucumber, marsh violet and other local plants.
 
Dr. Salzwedel received a master's degree in plant diseases from North Carolina State University and a doctorate at Michigan State University, where she studied nitrogen-fixing bacteria and how they are beneficial to plants. That led to two years in research at the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland. She is also involved in research at the Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3) at the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy. During the summer and fall of 2016, she inventoried the plants along both sides of the Kiwanis Trail. 

 



Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Fall Holiday Craft Make and Take Program
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Gardening with Plants from Biblical Times
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM



 

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.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Paint By Sticker for Teens!
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM



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Create a masterpiece doing Sticker by Numbers using precut and colorful stickers.

All the materials are provided for this free program.  You may want to bring tweezers for the smaller more challenging pieces.  

In the Teen Section!



Thursday, September 14, 2017
Singing and Dancing with Cat Canyon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




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.
 


 


Thursday, September 14, 2017
Laura Haviland: Abolitionist, Educator & More
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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
Snoozeville - A Pajama Story Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
SNOOZEVILLE - A PAJAMA STORY TIME

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!


Wednesday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2017
Pool Noodle Lollipops
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

 
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Make a giant lollipop with our left over pool noodle supply.  
  We'll supply all the materials for this free program.  

In the Teen Area!



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.

Registration begins Friday, September 1st.

 



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. 

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 Health Magazine podcast.  

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. 

 



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 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.

Registration begins Monday, September 18th.


 

 



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.  All supplies will be provided.

Registration begins Monday, September 18th.

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

STAY TUNED FOR 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.