Open Mic Night

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night is an opportunity for local musicians, poets and other talented community members to showcase their skills in front of a relaxed and friendly audience.    

Participants must be 13 years of age or older; performances cannot exceed five minutes.  Artistic expression is encouraged, but all performances must avoid the use of vulgarity in language and actions.  No endorsement of racism, sexism, violence or crime will be permitted.  You provide the talent; the library will provide the microphone. 

Sign-up at that night; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.

Nonperformers are welcome to come and enjoy the local talent.

This special event is hosted by Musgrove & Company, 135 E. Chicago Blvd.

 


The Down Syndrome Diary: Helping Struggling Parents on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, October 5, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jamie Freeman, author of The Down Syndrome Diary: 26 Families. 7 Years. 4 Countries. (The Down Syndrome Diaries Book 1), will discuss the joys and blessings of having a son with Down Syndrome. Find out how she became an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Learn about her blog, Ben Through It All, and her non-profit organization, The Down Syndrome Diary.

Tecumseh residents Erik and Megan Fortman, who are parents of a child with Down Syndrome, will also share their daughter Amelia’s story with the TDL Zoom community. Her story was featured in Freeman’s Down Syndrome Diary.   

 

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Click here to register for this free presentation. 

 


Adventures in Knitting with Glass on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, October 12, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Instructor Carol Milne is the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass. In 2006, she combined her passion for knitting with her love for cast glass sculpture and developed a process for creating glasswork that simulates fiber. In this class, you will discover the world of knitted glass as Carol leads us through the process of lost-wax casting in glass, and along a journey from small-scale, intimate works to larger-scale multi-piece projects.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Click here to register for this free Zoon class.


Ask-A-Financial Expert (Registration Required)

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will be available to answer your financial questions in the following areas:

  • Stocks and mutual funds
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Planning your trust and estate
  • Tax reduction measures
  • College savings for your children and grandchildren
  • Cash flow strategies
  • Charitable giving
  • Business succession options

Before joining the Edward Jones team in 2019, Frank had a career in banking, including serving as Relationship Coordinator for Monroe Bank & Trust in Tecumseh. He is an active member of the Eastern Michigan University Sigma Nu Alumni Association and has served as the alumni advisor for the chapter for 10 years. 

Sign up for your free 30-minute appointment today.

Click here to register for your free appointment.


Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Play trivia with Sporcle Live at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and win great Tecumseh Brewing Company prizes each game. Reference/Local History Librarian Chuck Harpst will be available to answer your library questions.

Tecumseh Brewing Company is located at 128 W. Chicago Blvd.

 

 


The Heart of India (In-person)

Wednesday afternoon, October 27, 2021, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join George Jabol for this exciting slideshow presentation of his 2009 journey to India. He will take you to sites in northern India, including Delhi, Jaipur, and the Ranthambore National Park, where tigers roam. You will visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal in Agra, the exotic temples at Khajuraho, and the sacred city of Varanasi on the Ganges River. With his outstanding photography, Jabol is eager to share the wonders – often strange to Western eyes – that he encountered on his unforgettable journey to the heart of India.

 


Paranormal 101: Ghosts, Spirits & More (In-Person)

Thursday evening, October 28, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rusty Jones, founder and lead investigator of Central Michigan Paranormal Investigations, will discuss the various pieces of equipment that is used during an investigation, including devices like K2 meters, REM pods, laser grids and voice and video recorders. Learn about local cases not only unique to Tecumseh but the surrounding areas, along with cases that we have done throughout the state of Michigan. Discover what it takes to be a paranormal investigator.


The Culture of Clothing, A History: The 18th through 20th Centuries on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, November 2, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Melanie Schuessler Bond, Professor of Costume Design at Eastern Michigan University, will examine the social and cultural attributes of clothing from the 18th century forward. Have you ever wondered why people wore certain styles in the past? Fashion has never been a frivolous pursuit – it is instead a deep-rooted cultural practice that offers insight into the ways that human society operates. For example, corsets and top hats tell us about gender roles in particular periods and places, and clothing also has usually marked wealth and power, as well as religion and rituals. Just as a suit and tie hold a different message for us than jeans and a t-shirt, historic fashions that look silly to us today conveyed detailed information for those who observed them in their original context.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Click here to register for this free virtaul seminar.


Grieve Well: Understanding Grief Webinar on Livestorm (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, November 4, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. TDL has teamed up with GrieveWell, a local nonprofit, to offer a presentation on grief and the effects it has on one’s physical and emotional health. You will receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey in a way that leads toward healing. This presentation is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information on grief.

Registration begins September 1st.

“We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis

If you need additional support or would like to learn more, visit the GrieveWell website. 

Click here to register for this free webinar.


Dollar & Sense of eCommerce on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, November 8, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Interested in eCommerce? This presentation with Steve Feinman of Ann Arbor SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will discuss the cost of eCommerce to a business, including payment apps, accounting software, and what to look for in an online banking service. We’ll look at two finance software systems and their services for a Point-of-Sale system: Square vs. Stripe, and the apps they support.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Click here to register for this free virtual seminar.

 


Perfect Pies and Tarts (Registration Required)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, will lead this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills, literature, and enough dough for one pie! 

The nonrefundable materials fee is $5. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU PAY THE NONREFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY.

Click here to register for this baking class.

 


Mosques: Their Design, Decoration & Furnishings on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the common elements of Islamic architecture, such as geometric motifs, minarets or towers, domes and fountains with Adrian College professor Dr. Michael C. McGrath. Explore the interior design of mosques. Find out about mosque furnishings, including large calligraphic friezes or cartouches and hanging lamps.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Click here to register for this free virtual seminar. 


Holiday Sing-A-Long

Wednesday afternoon, December 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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.  Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.

This special event will be held at Tecumseh Senior Center, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.  


Wish You Were Here at the UMMA on Zoom (Registration Required)

Wednesday afternoon, December 8, 2021, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Museums and similar collections worldwide face a shared and difficult challenge: the return and repatriation of objects to their communities and owners of origin. We are privileged this fall to enjoy a virtual tour of an exhibit at University of Michigan Museum of Art  (UMMA) dedicated to this challenge. During the course of the public exhibition Wish You Were Here (August 21 through December 31, 2021), curators and researchers will investigate 11 African artworks of dubious origin in UMMA’s collections, and grapple with issues of ethical ownership, provenance, and practical restitution. During our virtual visit, we will join those investigators on their journey as they share their progress through a living and growing Research Timeline. A primary objective of this project is to begin to address the injustices of colonialism while strengthening existing relationships and creating new ones with partners in Africa and its diaspora.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins November 1, 2021.


An Evening of Yuletide Cheer: A Holiday Concert

Thursday evening, December 9, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday concert around the fireplace with your yuletide favorites, including Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with local musician Jill Maria Murdy.


Alzheimer’s in 2021 on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, December 13, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s disease was first described by the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. Today, it is regarded as the most common form of dementia.  In this during virtual seminar, Dr. Bruno Giordani will provide background information on Alzheimer’s disease and explain what is going on in the brain when someone has this form of dementia.We will learn about the latest findings from this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference and several other recent conferences where new information is being presented, including information on risk factors, early detection, innovative prevention and treatment approaches, and new initiatives to support research.

Dr. Bruno Giordani is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology, and in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. Dr. Giordani currently serves as Associate Director of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. His research interests include identification of early signs of cognitive impairment and cross-cultural applications of new assessment and intervention models.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins November 1st.

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Holiday Gathering at Basil Boys (Registration Required)

Wednesday afternoon, December 15, 2021, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and fellow readers by playing bingo and discussing David Baldacci’s book, The Christmas Train. Enjoy a delicious pizza buffet and other savory treats.

Book Bingo begins at 1 p.m. with pizza to follow at 2 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with a holiday book discussion at 3 p.m.

So more community members can have the opportunity to be part of the festivities, registration will be limited to three people per family or organization.

This yuletide event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Basil Boys is located at 125 W. Chicago Blvd.

Registration begins December 1st.

 


How to Simplify Your Spending (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will show you how to simplify your spending and saving. You will learn the basics of budgeting, identifying goals, prioritizing spending, building reserves, and more.

Before joining the Edward Jones team in 2019, Frank had a career in banking, including serving as Relationship Coordinator for Monroe Bank & Trust in Tecumseh. He is an active member of the Eastern Michigan University Sigma Nu Alumni Association and has served as the alumni advisor for the chapter for 10 years. 

Registration begins December 1st.

 

 

 

 

 


Jeopardy! Night at TDL

Tuesday evening, January 18, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tecumseh resident and Jeopardy! Champion Dana Schumacher-Schmidt will discuss her experiences on the popular game show then community members will test their knowledge as Jeopardy! contestants by playing trivia against audience members. Teams will consist of individual players or groups of two or three players. Don’t miss out on the prizes to Basil BoysBoulevard Market and Tecumseh Brewing CompanyArrive at least 15 minutes early to register your team.        

 


Culinary Oils: Infusing Oils for Cooking (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, January 20, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Using herbs doesn’t have to be intimidating. During this demonstration class with Michaela Holdridge of Anthro Apothecary, we will learn about how to use herbs in cooking, through culinary oils. We will discuss what oils are great for cooking, and what herbs and spices work well with culinary oils.  We will also discuss infusing techniques and basics to get you started so you can create a unique culinary oil of your own.

This special demonstration class will be held at Anthro Apothecary, 128 E. Chicago Blvd.

Registration for this free class begins on January 3, 2022.


Cord Cutting 101 on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, January 25, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about options for free and paid streaming services.

Chuck Eglinton and Chris Edwards of Cord Cutters Plus will define streaming, talk about different options for free and paid streaming, clearly show how it saves you money, discuss what equipment is needed to stream, and explain how to get 100% free digital TV. Chuck is a self-employed Internet and computer programmer and Chris is a career broadcast meteorologist.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins January 4, 2022. 


Museum of Magic Virtual Tour on Zoom (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, January 27, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the largest collection of magic artifacts on display anywhere in the United States and discover what has been described as “the Smithsonian of American Magic.”

For more than 40 years the American Museum of Magic located in Marshall, Michigan has delighted the public with all the wonders of magic, celebrating the contributions and life stories of magicians from around the globe.

Join us for a virtual tour of the prestigious Museum of Magic with Sarah Schultz, Director of the American Museum of Magic. 

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins January 4, 2022.

 

 

 

 


Civil Rights: African-Americans in the 1940s on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, February 15, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Historian Mike Homel will discuss African-American history of the 1940s. In the United States, World War II caused major changes in migration, employment, and activism for racial justice. Then President Harry Truman’s 1948 campaign put civil rights on the federal government’s agenda for the first time. That led to the defection of the southern Democrats, and foreshadowed the switch of the white South to the Republican Party. At the local level, racial competition for scarce housing across the country sparked violence and offered a preview of white resistance to racial change in the 1950s and 1960s.

Homel is Professor Emeritus of History at Eastern Michigan University. He specializes in 20th century American history and American urban history. He is the author of Down from Equality: Black Chicagoans and the Public Schools, and Unlocking City Hall: Exploring the History of Local Government and Politics, and other publications on urban politics and education.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins January 3, 2022.


Ask-A-Financial Expert (Registration Required)

Wednesday morning, February 16, 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will be available to answer your financial questions in the following areas:

  • Stocks and mutual funds
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Planning your trust and estate
  • Tax reduction measures
  • College savings for your children and grandchildren
  • Cash flow strategies
  • Charitable giving
  • Business succession options

Before joining the Edward Jones team in 2019, Frank had a career in banking, including serving as Relationship Coordinator for Monroe Bank & Trust in Tecumseh. He is an active member of the Eastern Michigan University Sigma Nu Alumni Association and has served as the alumni advisor for the chapter for 10 years. 

Sign up for your free 30-minute appointment today.

Click here to register for your free appointment.


From Occupied Warsaw to the Next Generation: Growing Up in the Shadow of War on Zoom

Wednesday evening, February 23, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Snapshots of a foreign war and a foreign family filtered through Linda Gintowt’s Canadian upbringing, and through her experiences visiting post-World War II Poland. Her father grew up during the German occupation of Warsaw. At age 18 he was a combatant with the Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and subsequently a prisoner at Stalag XB in Sandbostel, Germany. After Stalag XB’s 1945 liberation, and unable to return to his Soviet-occupied homeland, he was given refuge in Canada. With this presentation Linda shares several family stories, including those of her heroic aunt who was a female combatant and prisoner of war, her grandfather, executed by the SS in a secret action against the intelligentsia, and an aunt who later rose to a position of political influence after the dismantling of the USSR-ruled regime in Poland. These are the stories that reveal a reckoning with the repercussions of a war that shaped our common history and her personal life, despite her father rarely speaking of any of these harrowing and heroic events.

Linda Dziewaltowska-Gintowt holds an M.A. in drama from the University of Toronto. Linda has a passion for history and the preservation of art and culture.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration for this free Zoom event begins on January 3, 2022.


Will That Be One Hump or Two? on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, February 28, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During this virtual class, Mary Underwood of Front Porch Textiles opens the doors of our imagination to the world of camel fibers, camel husbandry and racing, and to how a camel saddle is created. Join us as she treats us to a glimpse of Mongolian life and culture from her travels around that country.

Underwood is a hand spinner and weaver who works with natural fibers. Her yarns and weaving are intended for functional use, for apparel or the home. She is a member of local, state, and international weaving guilds and groups. Her interests extend to those who grow, raise, prepare, and dye the fibers and yarns she uses. Her constant thirst for adventure has led to multiple trips to Mongolia to ride horses and document the textile traditions there.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Tecumseh-District-Library-192148050127/.

Registration begins January 3, 2022.