Dementia Care with Hospice

Tuesday evening, May 14, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Stephanie Jones, Hospice of Lenawee’s community outreach coordinator, will discuss end-of-life dementia care. She will answer the following questions:

  • When is the right time to ask about hospice?
  • What can hospice do for a patient with end-stage dementia?
  • What can hospice do for the family or loved ones of a person with dementia?

Beginning Monday, April 29th, click here to register for this free in-person presentation.


Tecumseh the Man – Not the Town

Monday evening, May 20, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the role of Chief Tecumseh in the War of 1812 and his legacy in terms of how American history views him and why so many places are named after him with historian and educator Scott Lonsdale.

 

 


Portugal: A Journey Through Colors, History, Tiles, and Architecture on Zoom

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Photographer Christine Chitnis, author of Patterns of Portugal, invites you to celebrate the unique, timeless beauty of Portugal through the stunning designs and hues that define Portugal’s countryside, coast, small towns, and cosmopolitan cities. She will discuss the ways that color and pattern are woven into the very fabric of the country’s culture, history, architecture, and traditions.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 7:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

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


Lore & Legends: Tecumseh: Spring Hike

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 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 Thursday evening, May 23rd. 

Hike begins at the Burt Street entrance. 

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


Making Teas, Tinctures and Oils (at home) on Zoom

Monday, June 3, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn how to create salves, balms, and tinctures using herbs that you can grow in your own backyard with artisan herbalist Bevin Cohen of Small House Farm. A great virtual presentation for gardeners and herb enthusiasts looking to take their herbal passion to the next level! Cohen will share his decades of experience as an herbalist guiding participants through the many processes involved in crafting a wide range of herbal products for health, wellness and beauty.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 7:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

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

 


LGBTQ Sensitivity, Awareness & Competency Training on Zoom

Tuesday evening, June 4, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This virtual course with corporal Danielle Woods, Detroit Police Department – Office of Workplace and Community Resiliency, is designed to educate law enforcement, organizations, businesses, and citizens on the cultural competence of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning community by providing attitude awareness regarding diversity and inclusiveness, practical skills, language/terminology, gender sensitivity, and insight into engaging members of the LGBTQ community.

Corporal officer Danielle Woods is currently assigned to the Office of Workplace and Community Resiliency as LGBTQ Liaison for the Detroit Police Department. Corporal Woods is a 23 year veteran having worked Patrol, Vice, Narcotics, Morality, and is a field training officer. Corporal Woods openly identifies as member of the LGBT community, and is an active and driving force in her role as Liaison as well as having a strong presence in representing for both entities. Since being appointed liaison in 2013, Corporal Woods has worked tumultuously to repair the negative relationship between law enforcement and the LGBT community by attending and presenting trainings, conferences, and creating spaces where both audiences can engage in positive yet productive dialogue to establish understanding and equality.

Corporal Woods is a 2020 graduate of Cleary University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business management.  She is also a Detroit Choice Vanguard Award Recipient, an inductee into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in November 2022, and has been happily married to her wife of 15 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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 7:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

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

 


Fact and Myth in Psychology

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Which of these should you believe and which should you doubt? Old people aren’t interested in sex. Money can’t buy happiness. You can believe media reports of medical breakthroughs. Lie detectors work. We only use 10% of our brains. ESP is real. Some people are born gay. Hypnosis is powerful. We repress bad memories.  Examine these and more with Dr. Gordon Hammerle, adjunct professor at Siena Heights University and professor emeritus at Adrian College, and there may be some surprising answers.

 

Beginning May 15th, click here to register for this free learning opportunity.


Lenawee County’s Hidden Gem: The M Society on Zoom

Friday morning, June 7, 2024, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Discover how The M Society improves the mental and physical well-being of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Lenawee County. Learn about the Rainbow Connection, Transgender Michigan, the Clothing Exchange Closet, Period Packs and Lenawee Pride with Socorro Sevilla, president and founder of The M Society.  

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 10:05 a.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

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


Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live

Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 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.


Tecumseh Lore & Legends: Kayaking Adventure

Tuesday evening, July 9, 2024, 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.   

Participants will have the opportunity to rent kayaks from Tecumseh Paddling Company, which is located at 703 E. Chicago Blvd.  

Rain date is Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning June 15th, click here to register.


Adventure on the Rhine River

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We will take a pictorial tour along the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, exploring several cities along the way with their historic buildings and vineyards with world traveler Dr. Andy Jorgensen. We begin in Basel visiting a quaint pharmaceutical museum which includes a replica of an alchemist’s laboratory. The city boasts many other important venues, such the 17th century Kunstmuseum, which is the first publicly available museum for art in the world. Another stop is Strasbourg with its timber-framed homes and businesses, including Reisling wineries. The nationality of this town depended upon which country won the last war, Germany or France, so it is quite multicultural. A long stretch of the river includes dozens of castles, some decaying and others thriving. A high point will be a visit to the striking Gothic cathedral in Cologne. Touring this area would not be complete without peeking into a working Dutch windmill. These massive structures pump water to prevent flooding in much of the country.

Dr. Jorgensen is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toledo. He has spent considerable time living and studying in Europe over the past several decades. 

Beginning June 15th, click here to register. 


Overview of the Deaf Culture on Zoom

Monday, July 15, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We all want to be aware of and honor the cultures of those around us, but what do you know about Deaf culture? Come to this Zoom class with advocate Chris Hench and learn: What is the difference between Deaf and deaf? What are some characteristics of Deaf culture? Do cochlear implants make a deaf person hearing? Is deafness a disability? Do Deaf people want to be hearing? What is Deaf Gain? Is sign language universal? What are the unique features of sign language? And most importantly, how should you communicate with a Deaf person? 

Chris Hench holds an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. She was the Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit in Oakland County which supported persons with developmental disabilities, including those who were Deaf and had disabilities. She is currently a consultant for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and DeafCAN! on Deaf mental health issues. Chris is the mother of an adult Deaf son.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 1:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning June 20th, click here to register for this free class.


Shopping at Lamson’s, the Lion Store and Lasalle’s on Zoom

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Reminisce with Bruce Allen Kopytek, author of Toledo’s Three L’s, about a time when these three great department stores dominated Toledo's retail scene and offered their customers anything they could want. Revisit their downtown competitors like Tiedtke's, B.R. Baker, Milner's and Stein's, which also added their own touch to Toledo's life. 

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 7:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning June 20th, click here to register for this free class.

 

 

 


Local History Theater: Charles Manley: Tecumseh Products Company & More

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Don’t miss this bicentennial kickoff event!

Explore the life of Tecumseh resident Charles Manley. Learn about the history of Tecumseh Products Company. Find out about Vendoma Hotel, Tecumseh Carriage Company and Meyers Aircraft. Discover the historical significance of the Dynamic Kernels Tithing Project.

 


Local History Theater: Lillian Buttolph: Henry Ford Schools, Tecumseh Public Schools & More

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Don’t miss this bicentennial kickoff event!

Learn about country school life in Lenawee County, particularly at Centennial School, Green Lane Academy, Waring School and other Henry Ford schools. Find out about the consolidation of local rural schools. Explore Lillian’s memories of Tecumseh and Britton, especially the Wednesday night shows and box socials.      

 


Food Safety in the Garden

Monday evening, July 22, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get as dirty as you want in the garden, but keep those veggies safe from food safety dangers. Learn how to get food from the backyard garden safely to the table with Mary Donaldson, Food Safety Program Educator, Michigan State University Extension.

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


Follow the Drinking Gourd: Underground Railroad

Monday, July 29, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Few periods of United States history are more important and less understood than the years leading to the Civil War. That is particularly true of the Underground Railroad. The origin of the term is unclear; a slavecatcher is believed to have uttered the phrase “the slaves disappeared, like they had boarded a railway underground.” The proximity to Canada via the Detroit River put Michigan on the map of Underground Railroad routes. Washtenaw County was the next to the last stop before arriving at the river. For many, it was the most dangerous point of the journey, since the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made it a crime to harbor “runaways.” Join us as we follow one family’s story with historian Rochelle Balkam.

Balkam taught history and government at Ypsilanti High School for 36 years, and taught Michigan history at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) for 27 years. She holds an M.A. degree in history and an M.S. in historic preservation from EMU. Rochelle serves on the board of the Michigan One-Room Schoolhouse Association, and formerly served on the board of the Historical Society of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Historic Commission. 


Ice Cream and Sorbet Class

Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Summertime is the best time to enjoy frozen treats! Learn basic recipes to make ice cream, sorbet, and gelato at home with Keegan Rodgers of The Lakehouse Bakery. Learn how to incorporate fruit and other flavors so you can enjoy a great summertime treat! This session will also include vegan recipes! 
 

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 this learning opportunity.
 


Barbie: Extraordinary Toy Icon Part I on Zoom

Monday, August 5, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The most popular doll on the planet, Barbie, is still going strong after 65 years! Barbie has proven she still creates social buzz with the “pink summer” surrounding the 2023 release of her first live-action movie. Along the way she has significantly impacted social values in pop culture by modeling female independence, has been the subject of social controversy, run for U.S. President six times, literally travelled into space twice – AND has done it all looking great, in the latest fashions. Not bad, given that everyone except her creator was sure she would be a failure from the start. Mattel reports that there is a Barbie sold somewhere in the world every second. Millions of girls own and play with Barbies, and she has hundreds of thousands of collectors around the world. Perhaps you played with Barbie or are a collector yourself. Plan to share your thoughts about Barbie during our time together; join Barbie enthusiast Mary Bondarenko and other class members in going down memory lane with this toy icon. 

Bondarenko is a retired management trainer from a fortune 500 company. She has been active in Elderwise in Ann Arbor for seven years, and is looking forward to being back in teaching mode for the first time since retiring.

Part II of the lecture will be streamed on Zoom on Monday afternoon, August 12th from 1 p.m., to 3 p.m.  

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 1:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning July 15th, click here to register for this free presentation.


Pedal the Hills!

Tuesday evening, August 6, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of bicycling at Hidden Lake Gardens (HLG)! Bring-your-own-bicycle or go by foot to explore the trails, beautiful scenery, and features of the Gardens along the way. The Sky Walk will be open to explore on foot. Bicycle on paved trails only. Free entry for members of HLG and Tecumseh District Library cardholders. Library card must be presented at gatehouse to receive free admission. Regular admission prices apply to all others.

 

Hidden Lake Gardens is located at 6214 W. Monroe Rd., Tipton.

 

Last admission at 7:00 p.m.

 


Patriotic Card Making Class

Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Come join us for afternoon of fun at the Tecumseh District Library! Under the expert tutelage of Laurie Krauss of Stampin’ UP!, we will be making three different patriotic cards for a total of $6.

The nonrefundable materials fee is $6. 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.

 

 


Tomatoes

Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Have you ever met a tomato you didn't like? Learn how the original love apple can be preserved using a water bath canner with Mary Donaldson, Food Safety Program Educator, Michigan State University Extension.

Beginning July 15th, click here to register for this free class.


Barbie: Extraordinary Toy Icon Part II on Zoom

Monday, August 12, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The most popular doll on the planet, Barbie, is still going strong after 65 years! Barbie has proven she still creates social buzz with the “pink summer” surrounding the 2023 release of her first live-action movie. Along the way she has significantly impacted social values in pop culture by modeling female independence, has been the subject of social controversy, run for U.S. President six times, literally travelled into space twice – AND has done it all looking great, in the latest fashions. Not bad, given that everyone except her creator was sure she would be a failure from the start. Mattel reports that there is a Barbie sold somewhere in the world every second. Millions of girls own and play with Barbies, and she has hundreds of thousands of collectors around the world. Perhaps you played with Barbie or are a collector yourself. Plan to share your thoughts about Barbie during our time together; join Barbie enthusiast Mary Bondarenko and other class members in going down memory lane with this toy icon. 

Bondarenko is a retired management trainer from a fortune 500 company. She has been active in Elderwise in Ann Arbor for seven years, and is looking forward to being back in teaching mode for the first time since retiring.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 1:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning July 15th, click here to register for this free presentation.


Outsmart the Scammers

Tuesday evening, August 13, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. This presentation will help give attendees the information they need to Outsmart the Scammers.

During the program, financial advisor  Frank J. Zanger of Edward Jones will discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps attendees can take to help protect themselves and loved ones.

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. 

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


Scenic Beauty of Iceland

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A trip to Iceland has long been on world traveler George Jabol’s bucket list. Although covering only six days, this 2023 journey proved long on extraordinary scenic beauty. The trip began with a comprehensive city tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, which included visits to the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church and the Northern Lights Center, followed by an evening search for the mysterious swirling and dancing Aurora Borealis. A unique adventure followed with a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water set in the middle of a lava field in the Icelandic wilderness. A full day’s tour called the Golden Circle showcased the Thingvelir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. Another tour visited the southern coast of Iceland where there is a black sand coastline, the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and other stunning scenery. This active, long-awaited trip kept Jabol’s camera exceedingly busy and was truly the fulfillment of a dream. 

Jabol received his B.A. degree from Muskingum College in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan.


Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday morning, August 17, 2024, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Join Beth Flumignan of Creative Spirit Yoga for yoga on the library lawn. Explore movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination, and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

Bring your own blanket or mat and a water bottle.

In the case of inclement weather, the class will be held in Meeting Rooms A.1 & A.2 in the lower level of the library. Please enter the building through the side entrance.

Beginning August 1st, click here to register for this free yoga class.


The Genesis and Metamorphosis of the Michigan Militia

Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Michigan militia movement began in the late 1970s, and foreshadowed the growth of the movement nationwide. As an FBI agent in Michigan, Greg Stejskal had extensive involvement with Mark Koernke, “Mark from Michigan,” one of the founders of the movement. Later Stejskal was involved in the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing, which had a substantial Michigan connection. In this class, we will discuss these events, and how extreme elements of the militia movement have become a domestic threat, with their involvement in a plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan, and the January 6, 2023, insurrection at the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

Greg Stejskal is a retired special agent of the FBI having served from 1975-2006. He has also written a book, FBI Case Files Michigan – Tales of a G-Man, chronicling some of the cases in which he was involved during his career, some involving the Michigan militia.

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


Paint the Town at Ridgeway Church of the Nazarene

Monday evening, August 26, 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you like to paint pictures on canvas or would love to learn, don’t miss this painting event with members of the Ridgeway Church of the Nazarene.

 

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

 

This special learning opportunity will be held at Ridgeway Church of the Nazarene’s Fellowship Hall, 6886 Ridge Hwy., Britton, Michigan.

 

Click here to register for this special class.

 

 

 


All-Natural Body Wash Class

Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn to make your own refreshing, organic and all-natural face and body washes from scratch with Victoria Lord of Paper Street Soap, which is located at 133 E. Chicago Blvd.

This class covers how to formulate your own all-natural washes or cleansers using ingredients you would like to incorporate. Participants will learn how to substitute ingredients and how to formulate gentle cleansers using a wide range of natural ingredients such as herbs, hydrosols, essential oils and more.

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 this learning opportunity.

 


Fudge Making Demonstration

Saturday, September 7, 2024, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ben Rosebrock, owner and lead chocolatier at The Buzz Cafe and Marketplace, will lead us through a fudge making demonstration. From cooking the contents in a large copper kettle to tempering and kneading the fudge on our 3 x 5 ft marble tables, this process takes about an hour to complete. Ben will be demonstrating the process and providing commentary throughout the presentation. Questions are always welcomed. 

The café is located at 110 E. Maumee St., Adrian.


Adrian Dominican Sisters: Motherhouse Campus Tour

Monday afternoon, September 9, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ (ADS) history with a visit to the Motherhouse campus. ADS history assistant Arlene Bachanov will take you on a tour of the Madden Hall historical area and Holy Rosary Chapel, along with (weather permitting) a walk around the grounds. Meet in the Weber Center lobby. The Weber Center is located at 1257 E. Siena Heights Dr.

Beginning August 9th, click here to register for this free tour.


Native American Folklore and Legends on Zoom

Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2024, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Native American writer Carole Lynn Hare, author of The Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi, will set Ojibwe legend straight.

The Kitch-iti-kipi (The Big Spring) is one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions. Many folk tales exist about this natural wonder found deep in the woods of the Upper Peninsula. Many of those stories were admittedly made up by John I. Bellair, a local businessman in the 1920s, in an effort to attract more visitors to the area. But what is the authentic Native American legend of Kitch-iti-kipi? Carole’s story has been passed down orally in her Native American family for more than one hundred years. Although Natives seldom write down their folklore, the author’s great-great-aunt actually did write this legend in a published booklet which was found when she passed away in 1969. That booklet was the author’s inspiration for this book. The Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi reads like a Native version of Romeo and Juliet. In it, the deep love between a handsome brave and a young maiden drives a powerful chief to act out his jealousy. The results are tragic for all three!

 

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 2:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning August 10th, click here to register for this free Native American presentation.



Houseplants 101

Monday, September 23, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about selecting the right houseplants, understanding the lighting needs of your plants, picking a good container for each of your plants, using the right soil, watering your plants, feeding and pruning your plants, dusting your plants and changing pot sizes with Krystal Carter of myPlantTerra.

myPlantTerra is located is at 133 E. Chicago Blvd.

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 learning opportunity.


Protecting your Identity and Avoiding Scammers on Zoom

Wednesday afternoon, September 25, 2024, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The topics that are covered include:

  • What is identity theft
  • Protecting your credit
  • How to identify scams
  • What to do if you become a victim of identity theft

Come spend an hour of your time to help increase your financial and identity protection awareness with Nancy Lathamfinancial and homeownership educator, Michigan State University,

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


Artists Who Remained Creative in Their Later Years on Zoom

Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Inspired by the book Last Light: How Six Great Artists Made Old Age a Time of Triumph by Richard Lacayo, this virtual class with art historian Helen Weingarten will focus on four of the artists Lacayo identifies: Titian, Goya, Monet, and Matisse. A common prejudice is that the creativity of the artist inevitably wanes in their later years. In this presentation we will not only see for ourselves great works of art produced by artists in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, but also consider these works within a historical and biographical context. 

Helen Weingarten is an emeritus associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has studied art history and literature since her undergraduate years at Cornell University, and has continued to pursue these interests during her many travels around the world.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 2:05 p.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

 

Beginning September 1st, click here for this free virtual art class.


Learning the Fundamentals of Salami and Cured Meats

Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Boulevard Market and Black Pig Salame Co. invite you to learn the craft of making salami and cured meats. During the demonstration with owners John and Erika Aylward, you’ll be taught everything from meat selection to casing tips to curing.

This special class will be held at Boulevard Market, which is located at 102 E. Chicago Blvd.

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 this workshop.


Let's Talk Cruises with Ben Rosebrock

Monday evening, October 7, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Senior travel advisor Ben Rosebrock of Fairy Godmother Travel will help us plan the perfect cruise.

Rosebrock is a graduate of Disney's College of Knowledge and a certified specialist in ALGVPro, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Virgin Voyages, Globus Family of Brands, and Universal Studios, as well as a Disney specialist.

Beginning September 15th, click here to register.


Discover how to Make Your Own Lotion

Tuesday evening, October 8, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Does your skin need a little extra care in the spring, or perhaps all year-round?

Come learn how to make lotions with all natural ingredients, including beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil, at Paper Street Soap. This class is for you whether you're a DIY newbie or have already dipped a toe into making your own body products.

Once you start, you'll never go back to store-bought lotion! In class we'll make a luxurious hand lotion to take home.  

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 Paper Street Soap, 133 E. Chicago Blvd.

Click here to register for the class.


Preserving Michigan Venison

Thursday evening, October 10, 2024, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Preserving venison must be done using a pressure canner. Wade Syers, MSU Extension Specialist, and Karen Fifield, MSU Food Safety Educator, will discuss how to safely can, freeze, and dehydrate venison and where to find research-based recipes. Mary Donaldson, MSU Food Safety Educator, will be hosting in-person at the library.  

Beginning September 20th, click here to register for this free workshop.


The Biting Cold: Story of Ojibwa Legend on Zoom

Friday morning, October 11, 2024, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Find out with Matt Hellman, author of The Biting Cold, if an Ojibwa legend will come to fruition.

In 1842, every resident of Copper Harbor, Michigan, disappeared without a trace. In 2019, Bill Hitze and his son Brandon make a gruesome discovery while fishing on Lake Superior that starts to shed light on the old mystery. According to Professor Stephanie Crowe, an Ojibwa legend predicts that the town's residents will be lost again. Together, Bill and Stephanie strive to discover the truth about what happened so they can protect the small tourist town. But time runs out when brutal winter weather hits Copper Harbor and awakens the ancient horror. The legend claims the evil is indestructible. The warrior Vikings who'd set foot upon these lands hundreds of years ago scrawled their advice on a stone marker: flee. With escape cut off, the residents must hide or fight. And there is nowhere to hide.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 10:05 a.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning, September 20th, click here for this special Native American program.

 


Greeting Cards for All Occasions

Monday afternoon, October 14, 2024, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come join us for afternoon of fun at the Tecumseh District Library! Under the expert tutelage of Laurie Krauss of Stampin’ UP! We will be making three different all occasion cards for a total of $6.

The nonrefundable materials fee is $6. 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 craft afternoon.


Cooper Cuff Bracelets

Monday evening, October 14, 2024. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Create your own one of a kind copper cuff bracelet using textures and images to truly make it your own with instructor Annemarie Kallenbach at the metal studio on the campus of Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA).

 

ACA is located at 1375 N. Main St., Adrian. The class will be held across the street from the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute.

 

The nonrefundable materials fee is $15. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU PAY THE NONREFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY.

Click here to register for the bracelet class.


Sushi-Making Experience

Tuesday evening, October 15, 2024, 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 register for the sushi class.


Rehabilitation Raptors

Monday evening, October 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this presentation Dody Wyman shares photos, videos, and narrative highlights of her more than 35 years working with these amazing birds of prey. Unfortunately, many encounter the dangers of interacting with human beings, and suffer life-altering injuries. We will have an opportunity to learn about injuries requiring rehabilitation, and the difficult decisions encountered during treatment and care. We will also delight in some of the success stories, and learn first-hand how these very special birds parent, interact, hunt, eat, and relate to our environment. With a little bit of luck, we may have a couple of special winged guests join us at the end of class.

In conjunction with Michigan Avian Experience.

Wyman found her passion for working with raptors when her life’s journey brought her to the world of wildlife rehabilitation. She has been both a rehabilitator and an educator with un-releasable injured birds. She has presented many papers on the subject at national and international conferences, and has represented the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council at a panel on wildlife rehabilitation standards at the Department of the Interior.

Beginning October 1st, click here to attend this free presentation.


The Ghost Stories of Lenawee County

Tuesday evening, October 29, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the paranormal activity in Lenawee County with Dr. Julieanna Frost, author of the forthcoming book, Haunted Lenawee County. Find out if the Croswell Opera House, the Hamilton House in Tecumseh and the Stacy chair at Brookside Cemetery are really haunted.  

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


Soup, Chilis and Chowders

Monday evening, November 4, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this hands-on and lively workshop.

In this class, students will learn how to make a variety of soups, chilis, and chowders! Learn the basics so you customize and explore each of these bowl basics to get through the winter. Topics will include recipes, ingredients, and how to store your soups properly. 

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 this hands-on cooking class.


Retirement Myths and Facts on Zoom

Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 2024, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This webinar with MSU Senior Extension Educator Jinnifer Ortquist will clarify common retirement myths and provide resources for additional information. 

Registration will begin soon.

 

 


Unsolved Mysteries: Father Marquette’s Many Graves on Zoom

Friday morning, November 8, 2024, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jennifer McGraw, author of The Unsolved Mysteries of Father Marquette’s Many Graves, will discuss the mysteries of Father Marquette’s numerous graves.

Buried. Dug up. Buried. Dug up. The remains of Father Jacques Marquette have been traveling for three and a half centuries. Or have they?

When devoted missionary and explorer Jacques Marquette perished in 1675, he was buried on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan. Two years later, his Native American parishioners exhumed his corpse and scraped the flesh from his bones. They took his bones to St. Ignace, Michigan to be buried under a primitive mission chapel. In 1877, when thirty-nine bone fragments were found in the probable place of his grave, it was assumed his remains had been rediscovered. The bones were split up and sent to different unlikely locations, but seven bones were return and again buried. Those seven fragments were eventually dug up again by archaeologists and tested. The results were not as expected.

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/.

No one will be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting after 10:05 a.m.; you are welcome to join the live stream on Facebook at time that is convenience for you.

Beginning October 20th, click here to register for this free Native American presentation.


Calling all Buckeye Fans, the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Kind

Monday evening, November 11, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Buckeyes are a popular candy that is easy to make. Find out with Mary Donaldson, Food Safety Program Educator, Michigan State University Extension, how you can update the recipe to make

those tasty treats a safe sweet.

 

Beginning October 20th, click here to register for this free workshop.


Home Coffee Brewing Methods

Tuesday evening, November 12, 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Joshua Roth from Musgrove + Company for an engaging class on home coffee brewing methods. Learn the essentials of popular techniques such as French Press and Pour Over, along with many other methods catered to your current strategies. Gain hands-on experience and expert tips for crafting the perfect cup of coffee from the comfort of your home.

This special class will be held at Musgrove + Company, which is located at 135 E. Chicago Blvd.

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 coffee class.


The Soul of Southeast Asia

Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

World traveler George Jabol will talk about his trip to Southeast Asia.

Twenty-five hours of flight time brought me to Southeast Asia – a world very different from mine in terms of cultures, languages, beliefs, foods, and people. In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I began my journey by touring the Royal Palace complex and its Khmer-style architecture. A performance of the classic art of Apsara dancing introduced me to the ancient civilizations at Angkor Wat andAngkor Thom, whose stunning ruins speak of a glorious distant past. A sobering reminder of the recent present came with a visit to a Killing Fields site, dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge regime. A short flight brought me to Thailand, where I saw the elaborate temples of the Grand Palace in Bangkok as well as the ruined palaces of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Another short flight landed me in Laos, a mountainous and scenically beautiful country where old ways predominate over modernity. A Mekong River cruise brought me to a remote village to learn how local people live. Finally I arrived in Vietnam and boarded a classic junk to explore the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay. In bustling Hanoi, I attended a Water Puppet performance and rode a bicycle/rickshaw through the thriving streets and marketplaces of the city’s Old Quarter. My trip greatly deepened my understanding of and respect for the wondrous people and places of Southeast Asia.

George Jabol received his B.A. degree from Muskingum College in Ohio, 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.


Doodling for Relaxation

Wednesday evening, November 13, 2024. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn how doodling can help you relax, lower stress and create your own personalized piece of art with instructor Tayleen Theisen. on the campus of Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA).

 

ACA is located at 1375 N. Main St., Adrian. The class will be held across the street from the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute.

 

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 the doodling class.