Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live

Tuesday, November 30, 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.

 

 


Holiday Sing-A-Long - CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED

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.  


Holiday Book Trees (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, December 2, 2021, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join Gina and Jennifer for a festive evening of crafting, conversation, and camaraderie. We will be creating this simple yet gorgeous holiday tree. If you can fold paper, you can make this magical addition to your holiday décor.

 

Click here to register.

Contact: Jennifer Crane (517) 423-2238

jcrane@tecumsehlibrary.org

Location: Tecumseh District Library

Lower Level Meeting Room A2

 


Cross Stitch Holiday Ornaments: The Perfect Gift (Registration Required)

Monday evening, December 6, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn the basics of cross stitch using yarn and craft needles with instructor Denise Duda of Timeless Stitches. Design your own holiday ornament using festive color choices. You’ll finish with an awesome creation of your own to keep or give as a gift.  No sewing experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. 

The nonrefundable materials fee is $10. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU PAY THE NONREFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY.

The class will be held at Timeless Stiches, 112 N. Evans St. #3.

Click here to register for this holiday class. 

 


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/.

Beginning November 1, 2021, click here to register for this free virtual tour.


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/.

Beginning November 1, 2021, click here to register for this free virtual presentation.

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Pine Cone Elf Craft

Tuesday evening December 14, 2021 6:30 to 7:30

Join Gina and Jennifer for a festive evening of crafting, conversation, and camaraderie. We will be creating these adorable Pine Cone Elves. They are all bundled up for some outdoor winter frivolity. They are sure to bring a smile to your face!

Registration is required.


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.

 


Square Foot Gardening on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, March 1, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Do you want to start a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start? Did you have a garden but gave up on it? Anyone can be a successful gardener using the Square Foot Gardening method! Learn how to plan and implement this method with master gardener Shannon Ditz of the Huron County (Ohio) Master Gardeners and save time, effort, tools, space, and water.

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 February 1st.


Kawbawgam: An Important Piece of U.P. History on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, March 8, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Award-winning author Tyler R. Tichelaar will discuss his most recent bookKawbawgam: The Chief, the Legend, The Man, a full-length biography of Upper Peninsula Ojibwa Chief Charles Kawbawgam, who was rumored to live in three centuries from 1799-1902.

Kawbawgam is well known for having lived at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and being buried there, as well as for his friendship with Peter White and for his wife Charlotte’s famous lawsuit against the Jackson Mining Company, commemorated in the novel Laughing Whitefish by John Voelker  (Robert Traver).

A seventh-generation Marquette resident, Tichelaar is the author of twenty-one books, including When Teddy Came to TownHaunted Marquette, and My Marquette. His novel Narrow Lives won the 2008 Reader Views Best Historical Fiction Award. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Writer Award in the Marquette County Arts Awards and the Barb H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award. In 2014, his play Willpower was produced by the Marquette Regional History Center with a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. He also owns his own editing company, Superior Book Productions.

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 Tuesday, February 1st.


Through the Maze: Understanding Social Security and Medicare (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, March 22, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To begin the evening, Edward Jones financial advisor Frank Zanger will present “Social Security: Your Questions Answered.”

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options and the impact your decisions have on your retirement.

During the presentation, Frank will discuss the following points:

• How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan?

• When should I start taking benefits?

• What about taxes?

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. 

To conclude the evening, Cheryl Shores of ACS Clinical Pharmacy & Sociably Secure-NGO will present “ABC's of Medicare Enrollment: We Speak Fluent Medicare.”

Are you turning 65 years of age or nearing retirement?  Do you have questions about enrolling in Medicare? Presenter Cheryl Shores will explain the rights and benefits of those newly enrolled in the federal Medicare program… in clear and easily understood language. 

Registration begins February 1, 2022.


Metal Detecting 101: Finding Buried Treasures

Thursday evening, March 24, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of metal detecting with area resident Lucas Wielfaert of Macon Ridge Metal Detecting. Find out how to choose a detector, where to find good hunting spots and how to unearth buried treasures. He will show us some of his artifacts from his hunts throughout Lenawee County, including Crotal bells, a button from a Civil War uniform, the 1834 matron head large cent and capped bust dime and the 1860 Abraham Lincoln campaign token.      


Fannie Davis: Part Bookie, Banker & Mother on Zoom (Registration is required)

Tuesday evening, March 29, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During this virtual presentation, Michigan Notable author Bridgett M. Davis will discuss her award-winning memoir, World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers.

In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee, borrowed $100 from her brother to run a numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit's worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother.

A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" to provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, granddaughter of slaves, Fannie Davis became more than a numbers runner: she was a kind of Ulysses, guiding both her husbands, five children and a grandson through the decimation of a once-proud city.

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of the memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a 2020 Michigan Notable Book, and named a Best Book of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews, BuzzFeed, NBC News and Parade Magazine. She is writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of the book, which will be produced by Plan B Entertainment and released by Searchlight Pictures.

She is author of two novels, Into the Go-Slownamed a Best Book of 2014 by The San Francisco Chronicle, and Shifting Through Neutral, shortlisted for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award. Davis is also writer/director of the award-winning feature film Naked Acts, now part of the permanent collection at Indiana University’s distinguished Black Film Archive.

Davis is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where she teaches creative, narrative and film writing.

Her essays have appeared most recently in The New York Times, The Millions, Real Simple, the LA Times and O, the Oprah Magazine. graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Brooklyn with her family.

This special virtual event is made possible through the generostiy of the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

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 Tuesday, February 1st.

 


Reminiscing: Canadian Rail Adventures, Martial Arts & More

Thursday evening, March 31, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join author Dr. Hyuna Steward as she gratefully reminisces on her travels on the Via Rail in Canada, her training to become a third-degree black belt in Choi Kwang Do and her life as a parent/grandparent.

 

It has been her passion to write a book expressing her gratitude as she remembers the momentous events of her life. Copies of the book, Reminiscing, will be for sale immediately following the program. Cost of the book is $13.95 (cash or checks accepted), and Dr. Steward will be available to sign copies of the book.

 

Dr. Steward is a family practice physician in Monroe, Michigan.

 


For the Love of Elephants on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Founded in 1977, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and best known for their work to protect elephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Helen Weingarten has had the opportunity to visit the orphanage three times, and the privilege of bottle-feeding Mutara, an elephant she has fostered since 2009.

Learn about the work of the Trust through photographs, videos and discussion with trust advocate Helen Weingarten.

Weingarten is an emeritus associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She is a student of art history and literature and reads and writes poetry for pleasure. Weingarten is dedicated to the mission of saving endangered wildlife and has a special place in her heart for the elephants of Africa.

TDL will be fostering an orphan from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the library needs your help in making this big decision. Beginning February 1st, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite orphan at the library. The orphan with the most votes will be fostered by TDL. During the virtual event on April 5th, TDL will announce the orphan that the library will be fostering.      

Registration begins Tuesday, March 1st.

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/.


15 Free Ways to Advertise Online on Zoom (Registration Required)

Wednesday evening, April 13, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Supercharge your digital marketing with these free sources to help you promote your business and acquire customers with Gerri Jensen of Ann Arbor SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).

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 Tuesday, March 1st.


Earth Day Celebration

Thursday evening, April 21, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens. Learn about the benefits of trees. Observe a tree planting ceremony with local scouts. Each family will receive a tree seedling to take home. Please meet in front of the Visitors Center.

This special ceremony will be held at Hidden Lake Gardens, which is located at 6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton.


5 Easy and Amazing Ways to Save Money

Tuesday evening, April 26, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get online shopping tips from deal expert Rick Broida!

Join deal expert Rick Broida (Deal SecretsYahoo) for a fun and informative session. Learn to shop Amazon like a pro, earn cash back on just about everything you buy, save on streaming services, find inexpensive alternatives to pricey products (like AirPods!) and more.


Touring Russia and the Ukraine

Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join George Jabol for a lively presentation of his three-week trip to Russia and Ukraine in 2012. We will begin with four days of sightseeing in St. Petersburg aboard the M/S Rossia, a 216-passenger Russian river ship. Heading south along the Neva and Volga Rivers toward Moscow, we will visit Kizhi Island, a monastery, and the city of Uglich. In Moscow, we will tour several sites in the city, and enjoy a Russian circus. Then a short flight will take us to Ukraine’s fascinating capital, Kiev. As always and throughout, we ponder the traveler’s constant question: How are we different from, and the same as, the people and places we journey to see?

George Jabol received his B.A. degree from Ohio’s Muskingum University, and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. Fully retired now from a career with the federal government, George creates photographic slide shows as a way to remember his travels and share them with others.

 


Grand River Avenue: Michigan’s Route 66 on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, May 2, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Stretching from Detroit to Muskegon, Grand River Avenue can be thought of as the “Route 66” of Michigan. Jon Milan and Gail Offen, authors of Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan, will highlight the fascinating history of the road—from footpath to stagecoach route, plank road to two-lane highway— through rare photos and lively anecdotes.

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 begin April 1st.


Lore and Legends: Tecumseh: Spring Hike (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, May 3, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ever wonder why we call it the Indian Crossing Trails? Discover the legends and lore of this spectacular park as guide Mickey Alvarado leads you on a 4-mile evening tour. Plant enthusiast Bob Smith will also point out native plants of Lenawee County as we walk along the trail. Remember to bring your camera so you can capture the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the Indian Crossing Trails. 

This is an intermediate level trail walk.  Participants can expect areas of steep terrain, possible trail obstacles and Michigan woodlands natural conditions. Bug spray, appropriate foot gear and bottled water are recommended.

Hike begins at the Burt Street entrance.  Rain date is Thursday evening, May 5th. 

Registration begins Friday, April 1st.

 


Ten Sicilian Words that You Ought to Know (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, May 5, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Sicilian dialect is so original and authentic, that one never can confuse it with any other Italian dialect. Like everything else on the island (architecture, cuisine, art, etc.), it reflects the strong influence of neighboring cultures - Arab, Greek and others.

 

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank Zanger has selected for you 10 the most popular Sicilian words that you should learn before the trip to Sicily.

 

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 April 1st.


Cheers to Michigan’s Craft Cocktails

Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Authors Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham have stirred up a rich history of mixology in the Mitten with their new book! An intoxicating collection of recipes and stories, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers gets to the bottom of craft cocktail culture in our beloved state.

Tammy Coxen is the owner of Tammy’s Tastings in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where for over a decade she’s created unique food and drink experiences for clients. She teaches public cocktail classes at The Last Word and enjoys sharing her cocktail enthusiasm with private and corporate groups large and small.

Lester Graham is a nationally award-winning reporter at Michigan Radio and host of Stateside and The Environment Report, where he covers a wide range of news and policy issues in the state.

The pair currently host a cocktail segment on Michigan Radio (NPR) called Cheers! Their collaboration book, Cheers to Michigan, is based on this segment. They have pulled 45 of their favorite recipes off the shelf and added a twist of recommendations for what Michigan spirits to use. By topping it all off with stories of Michigan’s drinking history and award-winning cocktail bars, Tammy and Lester have concocted a potent must-have for your book collection.

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


A Taste of Barbecue (Registration Required)

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively class! Get ready to elevate your game on the grill! Learn the basics of a good BBQ technique for a variety of meats - from smoking and roasting to braising and grilling. Keegan will also cover the ever important sauce and the many varieties found regionally around the US.

The nonrefundable materials fee is $3. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU PAY THE NONREFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY.

Click here to register for the class.


History of Lenawee County Churches

Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Explore the 19th century history of Lenawee County churches with local historian Bob Wessel of the Lenawee County Historical Society and Lenawee County Family Researchers. Learn about their founding and growth before the turn of the century. A slide show will include photographs of early church edifices, preachers and pastors.

 

 

 


Juicing 101: A Crash Course to Get You Started (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, May 19, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free seminar with Sarah Verlinde of Nourish Juicery & Kitchen and nutritional consultant Mardelle Shaffer will highlight juicing, the benefits, types of juicers, why should you juice, what to juice, how to store your juice, various health programs that use juicing as their foundational programs, resources to consult for juicing recipes…If you want to take your health to the next level, this seminar is for you!

Registration begins April 1st.


Lake Monsters of the Great Lakes

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

What lurks beneath the water's surface? The Great Lakes have a long history of monster sightings and reports. Join Michigan-based author and journalist Shetan Noir as she talks about the different types of lake monsters that have been reported. Copiers of Lake Monsters and Odd Creatures of the Great Lakes will be available for purchase and signing.