Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live

Tuesday, May 24, 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.

 

 


Edith Head: The Woman Who Dressed Hollywood on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, June 6, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An incredibly successful costume designer with eight Oscars to prove it, Edith Head’s dazzling career continues to inspire new generations of designers. She dressed the biggest stars to shine over Hollywood. Adored by some, hated by others. Edith Head’s highly competitive and secretive nature drove her career to a meteoric height. Join educational entertainer, Martina Mathisen, to discover why Edith Head was the most influential costume designer in Hollywood history.

 

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


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.

 

 

 

 

 


Walking Club

Wednesday morning, May 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meet up with other area walkers to explore local parks, trails and local landmarks. We will walk 30 to 45 minutes each month. 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. In an event of a thunderstorm, the walk will be cancelled for that month. 

In June, we will walk the Kiwanis Trail. We will meet at the parking area at the intersection of Ives Road and Green Highway.


Shock Waves From Stonewall: LGBT Liberation in Michigan on Zoom

Thursday evening, June 9, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In 1969, the Stonewall Uprising in New York City catapulted the issues of gay rights to America’s center stage. In Michigan, the LGBT+ community responded with its own movement, which led to some significant milestones and change. Learn more about the struggles of the gay community in the 1970s and beyond with LGBT+ advocate Dr. Tim Retzloff of Michigan State University’s Center for Gender in Global Context.

Dr. Retzloff recently wrote Come Out! In Detroit, a full-color nonfiction comic book that tells the history of the Christopher Street Detroit March, which had an estimated attendance of 200 to 400. Isabel Clare Paul, an Ypsilanti artist and graduate of the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, created the illustrations for the comic. He is also the former editor of Between The Lines, Michigan’s LGBT newspaper.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger, Old National Bank and The Tecumseh Herald.

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

 


The Sinking of Holliday’s Inn

Tuesday evening, July 12, 2022, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a captivating presentation by Dave Holliday, author of The Sinking of the Holliday’s Inn. In this dramatic and animated retelling, Dave will be recounting how he nearly lost his life while captaining his 33 foot cabin cruiser alone on Lake Michigan amongst ten foot waves, jumping into raging waters and miraculously being rescued. His wife Cindy will be playing inspirational music in conjunction with the presentation.

 

Dave and Cindy live in Ionia, Michigan. They have ties to Tecumseh as both of their daughters reside in town. They visit frequently to spend time with their children and grandchildren and enjoy what Tecumseh has to offer. 


Chalk Art with David Zinn (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, July 14, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Chalk artist David Zinn will discuss his book, The Chalk Art Handbook: How to Create Masterpieces on Driveways and Sidewalks and in Playgrounds, then you will have the opportunity to create your own chalk art masterpieces on the library’s sidewalks with your family and friends

He will provide budding artists with tips and tricks to creating an array of sidewalk creatures. He will also offer step-by-step guidance on how to make chalk art come to life and advice on specific techniques such as smudging, perspective, and 3-D illusions.

David Zinn is a self-taught artist who, after working for more than twenty years as a commercial freelance illustrator, picked up a box of sidewalk chalk as an excuse to “work” outdoors on a nice day, and now he reaches hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with his temporary street art creatures. Zinn has drawn all over the United States and on the streets of Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, France, and Holland.

He is the author of Temporary Preserves and Underfoot Menagerie, and he has been featured in The Guardian, Business Insider, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Zinn resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His most recent book is Chance Encounters: Temporary Street Art.

A limited amount of chalk will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring their favorite colors.

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


Vote411.org on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, July 18, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) Tecumseh/Lenawee County is pleased to inform our community of the Vote411.org process. In 2006, the LWVUS introduced Vote411.org to voters of our nation. Vote411.org has been a useful tool designed to help voters find different pieces of information based on their local and national interests and needs. This website provides users information/links to easily find their national, state, and local candidates. Vote411.org has questions for each group of candidates who are asked to respond. This allows voters a chance to know more about the candidates and their opinions.

 

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 June 1st, click here to register.


Planting the “Seeds of Change” on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, July 19, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Planting the “Seeds of Change”: How Vatican II’s “signs of the times” led the Adrian Dominican Sisters in new directions

 

The newest volume of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ history, “Seeds of Change,” looks at how the changes in the Catholic Church and in society, beginning with Vatican II and the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, affected the Congregation both internally and in the world at large. Author Sister Mary Lou Putrow, OP, and Arlene Bachanov, the book’s editor, will discuss how the Adrian Dominicans responded to these changes.

 

Sister Mary Lou Putrow, OP. Ph.D., served as the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Director of the Office of Mission and Ministry and as its Vicaress for Overseas Missions. Before retiring, she served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, for twenty-five years.

 

Arlene Bachanov has spent more than a decade working for the Adrian Dominican Sisters as a writer in the Congregational History department. She is also a freelance journalist and an Adrian Dominican Associate.

 

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


Summer Gathering at the Pavilion (Registration Required)

Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2022, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a summer afternoon at Tecumseh United Methodist Church pavilion with your friends and fellow readers by playing bingo, discussing Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray's book, The Personal Librarianand feasting on light refreshments.  

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

The church is located at 605 Bishop Reed Dr., Tecumseh.

Beginning June 1st, click here to register for this free gathering.


Tecumseh Lore & Legends: Kayaking Adventure (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, July 21, 2022, 6:30 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 2.5-mile kayaking adventure down the River Raisin.

This is a strenuous, rigorous and wet activity. Participants will have to port their kayaks across a parking lot and up a steep hill. They will also have to paddle through twists and turns as they maneuver their kayaks through the River Raisin, duck underneath trees and possibly slide over them as well.   

The kayaking tour begins at Tecumseh Paddling Company, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.   

Participants will have the opportunity to rent kayaks from the livery.  

Rain date is Monday, July 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning June 1st, click here to register.

 


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

Tuesday evening, July 26, 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. 

This special outdoor event will be held at Tecumseh United Methodist Church pavilion, 605 Bishop Reed Dr.

After June 1st, click here to register.

 


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

Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2 p.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


Crystals 101 (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, July 28, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Annette Schilz, owner of DNA Sales 2100, will give you an overview of crystals. She will discuss how they can be used for assisting in balancing body/mind/spirit, for guidance, health support and meditations. Basic care and cleansing of stones will also be highlighted. The nonrefundable materials fee is $5.

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 special in-person class.


Ives Road Fen Preserve Hike (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, August 2, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy the splendor of wildflowers, prairie grasses and rare plants, such as the carnivorous sundew and the showy coneflower, during a guided nature tour of the Ives Road Fen Preserve with plant enthusiast Bob Smith. 
 

Participants can expect areas of steep, wet, damp, swampy terrain, possible trail obstacles and Michigan woodlands natural conditions. Bug spray, appropriate foot gear and bottled water are recommended.
 

The Fen is located at the intersection of Sutton Road and Raisin Center Highway in Raisin Township. Hikers will meet in the parking lot. 
 

The rain date for the hike is Wednesday, August 3rd.
 

Beginning July 1st, click here to register for the free hike.
 


OPEN: Reducing Risks for Safer Communities on Zoom (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, August 4, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), the history of opioids in the United States and the missions of Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (MI OPEN) and Washtenaw Family Against Narcotics (FAN) with Mary Neff, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).

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 July 1st, click here to register.


Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder on Zoom (Registration Required)

Monday evening, August 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

One (1) in 44 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) according to the Centers for Disease Control. These same children become adults and become valued members of our community. The focus of this lecture with Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle is to educate participants in the strengths and needs of persons with ASD and their families so they may be accepted and included in all of the community activities that they may be interested in. Topics will include characteristics of ASD in both boys and girls across the lifespan, unique strengths and outcomes of persons when we focus on individual strengths and community inclusion.

Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, sister to a person on the autism spectrum, has served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the National Quality Forum for PCP Planning and Practices.  She received her BA in Special Education from Avila University, her M.S. in teaching students with Emotional Disturbance from the University of Kansas and her Ed.D from the University of Idaho in Special Education and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Burton-Hoyle has developed curriculum and trainings in autism, person-centered planning, and looking at behavior as communication. She is currently a Professor at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches students preparing to work with students with ASD. Dr. Burton-Hoyle has focused her life and career on improving the education and lives of people with autism and other challenging behaviors through her consultation and trainings in schools, community and agencies state and nationwide.

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


Southern Gospel Music: Hope, Joy and Sacred Wisdom on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, August 9, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Local author Jackie Freeman will discuss her latest publication, Keep a Song in Your Heart: Musical Notes for Daily Devotions.

This book, the first in a series, is a legacy project inviting readers to join with the generations of Freeman’s family as they discovered the inspirational messages found through Southern Gospel music.

From the time she was a tiny girl, Jackie Freeman perched on her mother’s piano bench, singing as her mother played those sacred hymns. Their messages of devotion, joy, and sacred wisdom resonated throughout Freeman’s life – and now,  she shares them with her readers.

“As Momma played and I sat beside her and sang, I was mesmerized by the magic I was witnessing,” Freeman says. “During difficult times in our lives and in the world, this devotional offers strong messages of hope, joy, and salvation.”

Each of the thirty-one days of Keep a Song in Your Heart focuses on one gospel song and the unique message it imparts, which Jackie weaves into her own special memories, moments, and insights.

Thanks to modern technology, Freeman shares this music via Spotify so that readers can listen to some of gospel songs' most outstanding musical arrangements.

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 July 1st, click here to register.


An Evening of Fashion, Finance & Fitness (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, August 16, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ladies, don't miss this exclusive and elite event, especially for you.

Explore fall and winter fashions and how to accessorize your wardrobe with scarves and jewelry with Jenny Ryle, the owner of The Eve and Annie Boutique, which was named after her grandmothers who were fun loving, hardworking and fashionistas. Enjoy a fashion parade with area models.

Her boutiques in Dexter and Tecumseh bring you the latest trends and quality products.

Next, Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will discuss five critical money questions for women. Men and woman have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because of a woman's average longer life span, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs?

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.

To conclude the evening, Way of Life Yoga will be discussing holistic methods for relieving stress through meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi. The presentation will include a brief meditation and gentle movement.

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


Henry Ford’s Primary Schools

Tuesday evening, August 23, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the rich history of Henry Ford’s primary schools, especially Centennial School and Green Lane Academy in Lenawee County, with Green Lane Academy alumnus Richard Haight. Explore some of Ford’s unique educational goals, such as summer projects and assigning each student a task to do.   


Along Europe’s Atlantic Shores

Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come join us as we enjoy George Jabol’s slides of his 2015 trip to destinations along the Atlantic shores of Europe, including England, France, Spain, Gibraltar, and Norway. The journey begins with three days of sightseeing in and near London, including stops at The National Gallery and Windsor Castle. From there we will travel to Normandy and the quaint French city of Bayeux, to view the Bayeux Tapestry and visit the Bayeux Cathedral. Next on our itinerary is Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, where George will share his pictures of medieval buildings and the city’s cathedral, and then on to Gibraltar with its resident monkeys, and Lisbon, Portugal, with visits to the Jeronimos Monastery, the Maritime Museum, and the Belem Tower. Belgium’s city of Ghent also turns out to be an unexpected and beautiful surprise. We will wind down in southeastern England at the locations of John Constable’s landscape paintings, and our journey concludes in Oslo, Norway, and the scenic ports of the Norwegian fjords.

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.


Some Skeletons in Our Closet: Gleanings from the Political Graveyard

Thursday evening, August 25, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Across every era of American history, there are many colorful stories of political leaders who misbehaved in one way or another, from kickbacks to fist fights, from forgery to polygamy, from arson to treason to murder. During this very entertaining presentation with historian Larry Kestenbaum, we will learn about murderous politicians such as Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel; "Devil Dan" Sickles, who killed his wife's lover, the son of the author of our national anthem, and Michigan's own Frank McKay, who arranged for Purple Gang leaders to be temporarily released from the Jackson prison to carry out a hit on a state senator.

Kestenbaum is the creator and owner of PoliticalGraveyard.com, the Internet’s most comprehensive source for American political biography, listing over 300,000 United States political figures from Colonial times to the present. Larry also serves as Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds.


Intro to Seed Saving on Zoom (Registration Required)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to save your seeds but didn’t know where to start? This fun and informative virtual presentation highlights the importance of saving and sharing our garden seeds and how to successfully do it at home! Learn why planting, saving, and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods and healthy communities. Seed saver Bevin Cohen will share practical tips and advice on incorporating the traditional art of seed saving into your gardens.

 

Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, seed saver and owner of Small House Farm in Michigan. He offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. Bevin is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms Magazine, and the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog. He is the author of four books, including Saving Our SeedsThe Artisan Herbalist and his latest, The Complete Guide to Seed & Nut Oils.

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


Cards for All Occasions (Registration Required)

Monday, September 19, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Come join us for a night of fun at the Tecumseh District Library! Under the expert tutelage of Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box Rocks and Gemstone Gift Shop, we will be making three different all occasion cards for a total of $10.

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 register for the card class.