Holiday Greeting Card Class (Registration Required)

Monday evening, December 5, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the yuletide season by creating holiday cards with Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box Rocks and Gemstones Gift Shop. Learn special card making techniques, such as rubber stamping and embellishing. Attendees will create three holiday cards for a total of $6. 

The $6 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  You are not officially registered until your fee is paid.

Click here to register for the class.


Bath Bombs: The Perfect Gifts (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, December 6, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays at Paper Street Soap by making a scented bath bomb, which is the perfect gift for that person who has everything. Choose from a variety of essential oils, fragrances, colors, blossoms, and more! The materials fee is $5 per bomb.

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

Paper Street Soap is located at 133 E. Chicago Blvd.

Click here to register for this class.


Dining on Modernism: the collections of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design on Zoom

Tuesday evening, December 13, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Not only will Dr. Margaret Carney define the parameters of Modernism (in terms of dining), she will satiate the audience’s appetite for dinnerware spanning five decades, including Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Pop Art. All objects shown are from the permanent collection of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.

 

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 1st, click here to register for this free virtual event.

 


Holiday Bingo

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate the yuletide season by playing holiday bingo. Enjoy festive prizes. Wear your favorite holiday hat, sweater or sweatshirt.

Note date change.

Click here to register for this free event.


Holiday Concert Around the Fireplace

Thursday evening, December 15, 2022, 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 professional musician, vocalist and teacher David Vaughn.

 

Vaughn is the staff musician --organist, pianist and voice--at First United Methodist Church in Northville, Michigan. He performs annually in the Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel-Jazz Messiah in Chicago.

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/.


Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live

Tuesday, December 27, 2022, 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.

 

 


Artemis: Humanities Return to the Moon on Zoom

Tuesday evening, January 10, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It's been over 50 years since a human last set foot on our Moon. Why are we going back now? Who of us is going? How are we going? WHEN will we actually be there? NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jennifer German provides answers and the latest updates from NASA on the next set of Moon landings for a new generation.

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/.

After December 1st, click here to register for this free virtual presentation.


Simplify Your Spending on Zoom (Registration Required)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 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. 

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 December 1st, click here to register for this free virtual event.

 

 


Air Fryer and Instant Pot Cooking Demonstration (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, January 12, 2023, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cooking enthusiast Viola Switlik will be demonstrating how to use an Air Fryer and Instant Pot. She will answer questions and give advice on how to cook with these popular devices. Please join us for this free in-person demonstration.

Beginning December 1st, click here to register for this free demonstration.

 

 


Managing Digital Images: Finding, Saving, Sharing and Organizing The Pictures of Your Life! On Zoom

Tuesday evening, January 17, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Seems that everyone is a photographer these days. We use our smartphones, our tablets, and even some people even use cameras. With the ease of taking pictures, we find ourselves with a new concern. How do we manage, save and share these pictures? This virtual presentation with photographer Corey Seeman will introduce you to photo sharing services that are available from companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and flickr (among others) and how to organize them for easy retrieval. We will look at ways organize, backup and share pictures with friends and family. We will also explore how images are found by others (using tags or search terms), if you want to share more broadly. This could be the perfect session if you want to do something with all those pictures on your phone or clogging up your SD card! 

Corey Seeman is the director of Kresge Library Services (Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), a position he has held since 2006.  He is also an avid photographer whose work has been shared via flickr.  In particular, he is an avid photographer of the campus squirrels at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He is married with two adult children. While he has written a great deal about libraries, he is trying a variety of fun fiction and nonfiction writing.

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 December 1st, click here to register for this free webinar.


Preservation Equipment Road Show

Thursday evening, January 19, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preservation Equipment Road Show: Tools of the Trade for Preserving Fruits and Vegetables

Find out the latest and greatest tools that you need to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables with Mary Donaldson, food safety program educatorMichigan State University Extension. A display of equipment for canning, freezing, and drying will be available as well as tips on using. Updated canning methods will be shared based on research-based information.

Beginning January 1st, click here to regsiter for this free in-person workshop.


Make Chinese Lanterns for the Lunar New Year (Registration Required)

Sunday, January 22, 2023, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Learn how to make Chinese lanterns with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.

Participants will learn to make lanterns, which are symbolic to Chinese culture. They represent a “lighting of the way.”

In Chinese culture, the red lantern is the symbol of booming life and prosperous business, so they are always hung on important festivals such as Lantern Festival, Lunar New Year and Chinese National Day in parks or along main streets. The lanterns have become a symbol of Chinese culture worldwide.

The nonrefundable materials fee is $6. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU PAY THE NONREFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY.

 

 


Overview of the Foot and Ankle on Zoom

Tuesday evening, January 24, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the anatomy of the foot and ankle with Dr. Darryl Martins of Doc Martins Foot and Ankle Clinics. Explore common foot and ankle conditions, such as bunions, arthritis, metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon. Discover how to improve the overall health of your feet.   

 

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 January 1st, click here to register.


Climate Change as of 2023: Simple, Serious, Solvable on Zoom

Monday, January 30, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This virtual event with broadcast and digital meteorologist Chris Edwards will be a fact-based look at the scientific state of the issues and impacts involved in climate change, localized in many ways to Michigan. We will explore, in a hopeful way, a range of ideas to address the significant challenges we face, including what each of us can do.

Chris Edwards began his career as a forecaster in the U.S. Air Force. He was then one of the first meteorologists with The Weather Channel in Atlanta, before moving on to forecast at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, and KYW-TV in Philadelphia. He began carefully studying and reporting on “global warming” in 1987.

Edwards was Chief Meteorologist at WJBK-FOX2 for 15 years and a broadcast and digital meteorologist at WXYZ-TV for over 10 years.

He was honored with 3 Emmy awards, for environmental reporting and weathercasting, as well as recognition from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Weathercast in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

As a retired TV meteorologist, he now enjoys part-time work at the University of Michigan, where he recently collaborated with Professor Richard Rood to produce a video on climate change. Edwards also serves as the Climate Change Specialist for the city of Detroit, and regularly gives climate change presentations to libraries and professional organizations.

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/.

After December 1st, click here to register for this free virtual event.


Kombucha 101 Workshop (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, January 31, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Discover how to brew the best Kombucha on your block. Annette Schilz, owner of DNA Sales 2100, will highlight ingredient selection, brewing, fermenting, bottling and flavoring and will answer all of the unknowns in between. Get brewing now!

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 class.


Sleep Education: Improving Your Sleep on Zoom (Registration Required)

Wednesday morning, February 1, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Would you like to get better sleep? Learn about the Sleep Education for Every Program (SLEEP) with Michigan State University Extension. This evidence-based workshop will discuss health considerations of sleep quantity and quality, sleep hygiene and strategies to improve sleep.

Click here to register for this free virtual seminar.


Jackson Junction: Michigan’s Crossroads to Freedom on Zoom

Monday evening, February 6, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Discover the dramatic experiences of the freedom-seekers who arrived in Jackson and the local activists who assisted in the Underground Railroad during the mid-1800s with Linda Hass, Jackson County Michigan Historical Society. Hear how their stories have been promoted through successful collaborations, and learn about the state and national designations commemorating Jackson’s vital role in the secret network.

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 January 1st, click here to register for this free virtual event.


Dips and Spreads for Your Super Bowl Parties on Zoom

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively talk on how to get started or up your dip and spread game! Learn about the basics of making a good dip or spread from bases like yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and avocado to riffs on hummus, sour cream and onion, seven layer dip and more! 

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 January 1st, click here to register for this free cooking event.


Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story on Zoom (Registration Required)

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Have you met Laura Ingalls Wilder? Not the girl from the books, and not the woman from the television – this is the real Laura Wilder. In this virtual presentation with Laura Keyes of Historic Voices you will hear the real history of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and discover the times, places, and people who inspired her wonderful books. The beloved Little House books are based on Laura’s life, but they are fiction. This program explores the real life of Laura Ingalls Wilder with all its hardships and tragedies. Due to the seriousness of the subject matter, this program is most appropriate for ages 10 and older.  

 

Laura Keyes is the Director of the Dunlap Public Library in Central Illinois. She recently received the “Excellence in Performance” award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters. 

 

After January 1st, click here to register for this free historical reenactment.

 

Photo Credit: Robert Kaplafka


Exploring Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on Zoom

Tuesday evening, February 21, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During this virtual seminar, clinical psychologist Ben Pfeifer will discuss the nature and history of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). He will highlight important signs and symptoms to watch out for, and share some research-backed tips to help prevent and overcome SAD during our long Michigan winters. Take this opportunity to learn something new and practice good self-care by joining us! 

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 February 1st, click here to register for this free webinar.


The Secret Life of Paper (Registration Required)

Monday evening, February 27, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Paper! it is all around us. We use it daily for writing, for artwork, money, and a myriad of other uses. It can become trash. The prediction of a "paperless society" has not come to pass, in spite of computers and the Internet. This presentation with Karen Koykka O'Neal of Out of Hand Papermaking Studio, Ann Arbor, will include a history of paper and a demonstration of making paper by hand, with many samples, examples, and fascinating facts. 

Beginning February 1st, click here to register for this free in-person class.


Fossils: From Early Life to Those We Know Today

Tuesday evening, February 28, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This 45-minute live program with science enthusiast Matt Linke takes us through some elements of the history of life on earth. This humorous presentation will include fossil demonstrations, samples and many visual elements.


Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey on Zoom

Monday evening, March 6, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This virtual presentation with William J. Sproule, author of Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey, explores the early hockey history in Canada and the United States, the Stanley Cup, early hockey in the Copper Country, the original International Hockey League, the teams and players in the league, and what happened after the league folded.

William J. (Bill) Sproule is a Professor Emeritus, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, where he taught transportation engineering, public transit, airport design, and hockey history. He is a member of several associations including the Historical Society of Michigan, the Houghton County Historical Society, and the Society for International Hockey Research. Bill is a co-author of the fifth edition of the airport textbook, Planning and Design of Airports, and author of Copper Country Streetcars.

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 February 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


The Problem of Electronic Waste and How to Make Our Devices Last Longer on Zoom

Tuesday evening, March 7, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During this virtual presentation, computer guru Jim Keen will explore the problems of electronic waste. He will explain how to make our devices last longer, and when necessary, the proper way to dispose of our electronics.

Jim Keen holds a B.A. in communications and an M.A. in educational studies from the University of Michigan. He currently owns and operates Keen Focus Technology Tutoring.

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 February 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


The Story of the Bath School Bombing on Zoom

Tuesday evening, March 21, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During this virtual presentation, join Michigan Notable Author John Smolens as he discusses his 2022 Michigan Notable Books winner, Day of Days.

A fictional telling of the historic 1927 Bath, MI school bombing, Day of Days examines how such a trauma scars one’s life long after the dead are laid to rest and the wounded heal, and how an anguished but resilient American village copes with the bombing, which in its time seemed beyond comprehension, and yet now may be considered a harbinger of the future.

John Smolens is professor emeritus at Northern Michigan University, where he taught in the English Department and served as the director of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. Smolens has published twelve works of fiction, eleven novels and a collection of short stories. His most recent novel is Day of Days.

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 March 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


Sushi-Making Experience (Registration Required)

Monday evening, March 27, 2023, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

TDL is teaming up with 3 Dudes & Dinner for an amazing sushi making experience. You will learn the art of basic sushi rolling as well as enjoying the delicious product you make. 

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

Click here to registration for this experience.


Invite Food Safety to the Party

Tuesday evening, March 28, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrations of all kinds aren’t a party until there’s food with Mary Donaldson, Food Safety Program Educator, Michigan State University Extension. Find out tips and tricks to make any gathering a success.

 

Beginning March 1st, click here to register for this free workshop.

 

 


Soak up the Rain: An Introduction to Rain Gardens

Monday evening, April 3, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature that serves two important functions: it improves water quality by capturing and filtering rainwater and runoff while also providing habitat for pollinators. Learn why, where, and how to build a rain garden, plus recommended plants to include and common mistakes to avoid with Master Rain Gardener Lee Walsh.

Walsh is a Master Gardener and Master Rain Gardener with expertise in native plants that support native pollinators and birds. In spring 2022, she spearheaded the installation of a 400-square foot native-plant rain garden at First Presbyterian Church (211 W. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh).

Beginning March 1st, click here to register for this free seminar.


Exploring Germfask: The Alcatraz Camp on Zoom

Tuesday evening, April 11, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jane Kopecky, author of World War II Conscientious Objectors: Germfask, Michigan–the Alcatraz Camp, will discuss the groundbreaking history of the lives of conscientious objectors who were confined to a remote camp in Germfask.

Kopecky is a graduate of Manistique High School with bachelor’s, master’s and reading specialist degrees from Northern Michigan University. She has taught in the Utica Public School System, Minneapolis Public School System, Tahquamenon Area Schools and retired from Manistique Area Schools. She is a history buff who belongs to the Michigan Historical Society, the Newton Township Historical Society in Mackinac County, and is curator of the Schoolcraft County Historical Society in Manistique.

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 March 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


Travel Adventures in Israel and Egypt

Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us on a slide show travel adventure to Israel and Egypt, hosted by world traveler George Jabol. Our journey starts in the Old City section of Jerusalem, where we will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, and other religious sites. We will travel to Nazareth and then to Yad Vashem, which honors the memory of victims of the Holocaust. Our trip to Israel concludes with visits to Masada and the Dead Sea. Our Egypt itinerary begins with a tour of the Cairo Museum, followed by an excursion to Giza to see the pyramids. A side trip to Alexandria highlights its new library, built in 2002. In Luxor we will visit the Luxor Temple and the enormous Temple of Karnak. We will then board a Nile River cruise ship and go to places like Abydos, Dendera, and the Valley of the Kings at Thebes. Our adventure will conclude with a flight to southernmost Egypt to visit a monumental temple called Abu Simbel.  

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, he creates photographic slide shows as a way to remember his travels and share them with others. 


Earth Day Celebration at Hidden Lake Gardens

Tuesday evening, April 18, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the benefits of trees. Observe a tree planting ceremony with local scouts at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton. Each family will receive a tree seedling to take home.

Please meet in front of the Visitors Center.


Helping Those in Need: Homeless Mat Demonstration

Thursday evening, April 20, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Teresa Bates and Phyllis Below from The Ridgeway Nazarene Church Sewing Bee Club will be demonstrating on how to make a plastic bag homeless mat. You will learn how to prepare the plastic bags and how to weave the bags onto the wooden loom. A finished mat will be there for all to view. Please come for an enjoyable evening learning how to make a fun new craft!

After April 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.

 

 

 

 


Great American Loop Adventure (Registration Required)

Monday evening, April 24, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In 2021-2022, Tecumseh residents Ed and Cathy Laperriere completed the American Great Loop, a 5,200-mile waterway circuit around the eastern United States, on a 36-foot Tiara convertible powerboat. Please join us for a discussion of the waterway route and planning recommendations for embarking on the trip of a lifetime.

Beginning April 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


The Clash of Cultures: Tecumseh, The Prophet and William Harrison

Tuesday evening, April 25, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Northwest Territory, as this area was once known, witnessed the violent clash of two cultures. After the American Revolution, Native Americans and settlers were in conflict over the lands that would become the Midwest of today’s United States. Tensions remained high between them through the War of 1812. The famous Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, along with his brother, The Prophet, fought for the Indian concerns, while the future US president, William Harrison, represented the American settlers. This presentation with author Frank Kuron will explore the strategies employed by each to secure the lands for their respective people and how Shawnee spirituality played a role in the events of that day. Details of these three leaders’ tense meetings will be explored and will reveal how they tried to avoid war and why they were pivotal players in our history. Local battles at Fallen Timbers and Fort Meigs saw these two leaders facing off against each other.

 Kuron has written two books, Thus Fell Tecumseh and Sketches of Intriguing People, and the Curious Events They Suffered While Living in the Wilderness of the Northwest Territory. A third book with more stories of “intriguing people” is being written. For several years Frank wrote guest history columns for the former Toledo Free Press.


Fishing Part I: Local Fishing & More

Monday evening, May 1, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Explore local fishing opportunities as well as history and definition of fishing from a survival activity and it’s evolution to sport as seen today with local fisherman Jason Davie. Take a historical look at fishing manufacturers, industrial impacts and examples of past, present and future trends. Discover local fishing techniques, examples of what opportunities are available such as local lakes, rivers and bodies of water. View modern and antique examples of fishing tackle.

Part II of this lecture and demonstration will take place on Tuesday evening, July 11th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Indian Crossing Trails Park. We will meet at the benches across from the Hayden-Ford Mill Building, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.  

Beginning April 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


Eden Waits: A Utopian Community in Michigan’s U. P. on Zoom

Tuesday evening, May 9, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Eden Waits is based on the true story of a utopian community founded in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the 1890s. The book discussion with author Maryka Biaggio will provide background on the political and economic context in the U.S. and Michigan, the founders of the community, and the unique challenges the community faced.  

Biaggio is a psychology professor turned novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people. Doubleday published her debut novel, Parlor Games, in 2013. Her second novel, Eden Waits, was published by Milford House Press in 2019. In 2021, Milford House Press released The Point of Vanishing and in 2022 The Model Spy. Her fiction has won several awards, including Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, Historical Novel Society Review Editors’ Choice, La Belle Lettre, and U.P. Notable Books Award. She has served on the Board of the Historical Novel Society North America Conference since 2015. 

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 April 1st, click here to register for this free presentation.


Hollywood Movies: Special Effects Makeup Workshop

Monday evening, May 15, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn to create cuts, scars, burns, bruises, and more using a combination of special effects makeup and non-toxic household materials with Alex Thomas and Friends. Participants will be creating effects on their own skin. 

This workshop is designed for those 12-years-old or older.

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

Click here to register for this special workshop.


Spring Hike at Indian Crossing Trails Park

Tuesday evening, May 16, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 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 2.5-mile evening tour. 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.

Rain date is Wednesday evening, May 17th. 

Hike begins at the Burt Street entrance.

Beginning May 1st, click here to register for this free hike.


Through the Maze: Understanding Social Security & Medicare

Monday evening, May 22, 2023, 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. 

Beginning May 1st, click here to register for this free seminar.


Basic Pruning of Trees and Shrubs (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, May 23, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This pruning seminar will enlighten gardeners and homeowners alike on the fundamentals for pruning shrubs and small trees. Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens, will discuss the reasons for pruning, how and when to prune, and proper pruning tools. A pruning demonstration will take place outdoors in the gardens, weather permitting. We will also practice making proper pruning cuts. Please bring a pair of hand pruners if you have one (we will have extras).

The seminar will be held at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton.

Beginning May 1st, click here to register for this free seminar.


Private Love, Public Schools with Michigan Notable Author Christine A. Yared on Zoom

Tuesday evening, June 6, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Advocate, Attorney, and Author Christine A. Yared will discuss her book Private Life, Public School: Gay Teacher Under Fire. This factual account by Yared has been chosen by the Library of Michigan as one of the twenty Michigan specific books selected for 2022 Michigan Notable Books.

Yared chronicles the story of Gerry Crane, a gifted music teacher in West Michigan that in 1995 married his partner and faced repercussions until he finally resigned from the school. In 2020 the US Supreme court ruled that Civil Rights law protects LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination, unfortunately Crane passed away in 1996 from a heart attack.

Beginning May 1st, click here to register for this free virtual event.

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


How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community

Thursday evening, June 8, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Journalist Micheline Maynard will discuss her new book, Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community. Certain businesses are legendary, exerting immense influence in their field. Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of those places. Over the years the flagship deli has expanded into a community of more than a dozen businesses, including a wildly successful mail order operation, restaurants, bakery, coffee roastery, creamery, candy maker, and events space—transforming Ann Arbor into a destination for food lovers. Maynard will describe how the company grew through the decades and how it survived and even thrived through the COVID epidemic.

Beginning May 1st, click here to register for this free in-person event.