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Color When You Can
Calming Colors Club

The First Monday of every month from 6pm- 7:45pm

Color When You Can Calming Colors Club for Adults! We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils; please feel free to bring snacks for you or for the group. The club will meet on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm -7:45 pm. Come unwind, relax, and create beautiful pictures with us. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Even though we start at 6 pm, you are more than welcome to join us any time before the end of club! Come color for an hour, ten minutes, 5 minutes, or just grab some pages for you to work on at home! The club is pretty relaxed, so come join us whenever you have the time. We look forward to seeing you at the library!


Creativity Corner
1st Saturday of every month
Drop-in hours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages 3 - 103
On the first Saturday of every month during the Library book sale, everyone is welcome to try out the Creativity Corner.  We'll feature various science kits to build different creations using your imagination and creativity.  Models range from simple to complex and there's somthing for everyone.  Sets include a plane, tractor, ships and even an amusement park as well as many others. 
Sponsored by the Friends of TDL
First program date is April 6th!

Make Your Own Flower Fairies
Monday, June 17, 2019

6 pm- 7:45 pm

Join us for a night of magical fun at the Tecumseh District Library. Whimsical adults are welcome to join us to create your very own flower fairy. All supplies will be provided for this free program. Please register online as space is limited. 

Game of Thrones Support Group
Saturday, June 22nd, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Game Over!  Game of Thrones has ended.  Join us to discuss all things GOT.  We'll craft dragon eggs while we disccuss the books, the show and the grand finale ending.  
Due to the content of the show, this is for older teens and adults.  Feel free to dress as your favorite character.
Registration is required for this free program.  

Musical Tribute to Town Bands
Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Enjoy an afternoon of music with The Town Band, an ensemble of the Washtenaw Community Concert Band.  This is a 20-piece vintage group that plays music from 1880–1920 in period-appropriate costumes and with period-appropriate instruments.  Learn about the rich history of local town bands.  

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh Place, Cambrian Senior LivingHistorical Society of Clinton and Tecumseh Senior Center.

Essentials Oil Rollerball Workshop
Thursday evening, July 11, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Create your own rollerball blend using doTerra essential oils. This rollerball will enhance your lifestyle and also help with your yoga/meditation practice.  These blends are ideal for mental clarity, relaxation and awareness. Essential oil educator Laura Viau will be joining us to share her knowledge and useful benefits of essential oils.  The materials fee is $5 per rollerball.

Click here to register.

A Novel Support Group: Bookshare
Monday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Not sure what to read next? Do you need new reading material?  Want to see what books others recommend? If you answered yes, then this group is for you.  We'll meet and discuss all things books!  Fiction and non-fiction.
Ages teen and older.   

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The Perfect Pint: My Journey With Michigan Craft Beer
Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
No beverage—other than water, obviously—has done more for Michigan than beer.
Of course, Michigan is not the only state that has beer. But Michigan is the only state that has Michigan beer. It has taken a long time for Michigan craft beer to catch on and for this state to build that sense of pride.  William Rapai, author of the Michigan Notable book, Brewed in Michigan, will take us back to the early days of Michigan craft beer and explain what craft beer is, why it took so long to catch on, why it’s so popular today, and what makes Michigan craft beer better.
William Rapai is a former newspaper editor who has worked for the Detroit Free Press and The Boston Globe. He is also the author of Lake Invaders; Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes, which is published by Wayne State University Press. His first book, The Kirtland’s Warbler; The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It, was published in 2012 by University of Michigan Press.
He lives in Grosse Pointe and has visited more than 100 of the state’s 300-plus breweries.
Sponsored with the Tecumseh Brewing Company.


Book Bingo

Wednesday, July 17 2019      

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Play bingo to win books and other prizes, have fun and make new friends. All adults are welcome to play. 


Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam
Wednesday evening, July 17, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Author Joann Puffer Kotcher, one of the first women allowed in a combat zone, will discuss the riveting story of her service as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly. These brave young women set up recreation centers and brought books, snacks and a welcome reminder of home to soldiers in the field.

Kotcher and other Donut Dollies, while participating in highly dangerous missions, were assigned to combat support duty and often found themselves in fox holes nose to nose with the enemy. She spent a year in Vietnam during the height of the war and was awarded the Civilian Service Citation for merit and bravery upon her return.

Copies of copies of Donut Dolly will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored with Tecumseh Area Historical Society.

Michigan Drive-In Memories
Thursday evening, July 18, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about the history of Michigan outdoor film venues with author Harry Skrdla.  His book, Michigan Drive-In Theaters, is a nostalgic depiction of the state's outdoor theaters from the pinnacle of their popularity to their downfall, and the subsequent resurgence of interest in the remaining theaters through more than 200 vintage images.

Make Your Own Fantasy Lantern
Monday, July 22, 2019
6 pm- 7:45 pm

Capture a dragon or a fairy in a mason jar to make a one of a kind fantasy lantern! Crafty adults can join us for a night of fun. All supplies are provided for this free class, but you are encouraged to bring twine, beads, or fake flowers to add to your lantern when it’s done. Please register online as space is limited.

Michigan Tidbits & Trivia

Monday evening, July 22, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where will you find the world’s largest weathervane? What famous actor hails from Manistee County?  In what Michigan city is Jiffy Mix made? How old is the State of Michigan? The answers to these — and dozens of other — questions will be revealed during this interactive presentation with Michigan history presenter Dianna Stampfler of Promote Michigan. This family program promises to be entertaining, as well as educational – with prizes, of course!

Genealogical DNA Testing
Thursday, July 25, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Mary Henderson of the Association of Professional Genealogists for an introduction to DNA testing for genealogy purposes.  After a brief overview of basic genetics, she will discuss the types of DNA tests available—autosomal, Y, X and mitochondrial—and provide an overview of DNA testing companies including,, 23&me and My Heritage.  Finally, using an example of the DNA test result page provided by each company, Ms. Henderson will offer tips on how to navigate the findings.

Ms. Henderson has 45 years of experience with traditional, document-based genealogy, and 6 years of experience with genetic genealogy.  She volunteers her services to adoptees seeking their birth parents and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Reflections of the Past: 50 Years of Veterinary Medicine

Monday evening, July 29, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Retired veterinarian and local author Howard Pennington will share stories of veterinary practice and how veterinary medicine has advanced in the past 50 years.  Find out how veterinarians treat animals.

Dr. Pennington spent many years in local farm and pet practice treating domestic and wild animals.  He then spent 20 years working in 30 different veterinary clinics, as a relief veterinarian.  He enjoys nature and leads tours at a local park.

Copies of his recently published book, Tales of Tails, will be available for purchase.

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Happy Birthday, Harry: Potter Patterns
Monday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Registration required. 

Join us for a magical fun night to celebrate the Boy Who Lived!  Patrons 12 and older will be using Perler beads to make their very own Harry Potter character to take home. Fuse beads have been around for a long time and are a fun and simple craft.

Patrons will choose one of 19 patterns, place the beads on the design boards, and we will iron them to create your finished project! Upon completion, you can make your Harry Potter creation into a magnet or a pin to proudly display.  
Space is limited for this FREE program.

Cooking 101: How to Shop on a Budget
Tuesday evening, July 30, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively workshop on how to shop well on a budget.  Participants will learn how to prepare meal plans and grocery lists and how to save money at the grocery store. Discussion will also cover how to maximize the use of ingredients and minimize food waste.
This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op of Ann Arbor and Lakehouse Bakery of Chelsea.

Sailing the American Great Loop
Wednesday afternoon, July 31, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
In 2016-2017, captain Richard Brundrett and crew completed the American Great Loop, a 6000-mile waterway circuit around the Eastern United States, on a 35-foot sailboat.  Please join us for a discussion of the waterway route, boat selection, and planning recommendations for embarking on the trip of a lifetime.

What’s in Our Water?
Monday evening, August 5, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pam Taylor, of the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan (ECCSCM), will discuss the monitoring work done by ECCSCM.  She will highlight the current water pollution threats to the River Raisin, Lake Adrian and the surrounding watersheds.  ECCSCM has been testing the water quality in western Lenawee County and eastern Hillsdale County for many years and has data from over 50 different sites in 21 townships.   

Taylor is a member of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan, a citizens’ group that has tracked manure and waste from factory farms in SC Michigan since the early 2000’s.  Her primary work recently has been water monitoring and tracking the connections between Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and the manure they produce in the Western Lake Erie watershed and the State of Michigan, and providing information for use in the study of Harmful Algae Blooms in the Great Lakes.  She is a retired high school teacher and adjunct college instructor.  Pam's family came to Lenawee County, Michigan, in 1837 to farm, and family members have owned farms there ever since.  The farm that she, her brother, and her father currently own has been in their family for over 100 years.  She is the 2016 recipient of the Michigan Environmental Council’s Petoskey Prize for grassroots environmental leadership by an individual, and ECCSCM is the 2016 recipient of the Michigan Sierra Club’s “White Pine” award to a group for extraordinary dedication to the protection of the environment.


76 Minutes: My Search for Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton
Tuesday evening, August 6, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Three young Michigan brothers disappeared in 2010.  Reporter Lynn Thompson, author of 76 Minutes, has covered this story since the day the boys disappeared.  Based on what he has learned, and drawing from his newspaper and U.S. Army experience, he exposes the elements of control to narrow the search, speed the recovery and bring the boys back home.
Don’t miss this special book discussion with editor Don Allison.  

An Evening with Author Elizabeth Berg
Wednesday evening, August 7, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us for a culinary and literary event with bestselling author Elizabeth Berg that will explore the connection between books and food.

Elizabeth Berg is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including novels, 2 short story collections, 2 compilations of Facebook entries, a manual on writing, ESCAPING INTO THE OPEN, and a stage adaptation of her THE PULL OF THE MOON. Her books have been translated into 37 languages and 3 were turned into television movies. OPEN HOUSE was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection and she also appeared on the show with TALK BEFORE SLEEP and FAMILY TRADITIONS. She received the New England Booksellers Association award for her body of work, The American Library Association’s Book of the Year, and was nominated for an ABBY, an award for bookseller’s favorite books. Elizabeth has been honored by both the Boston and Chicago Public Libraries and is popular and entertaining public speaker.

Elizabeth was born on December 2, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. When she was 3, her father re-enlisted in the Army and she grew up on bases from Texas to Germany, sometimes attending as many as three schools a year. Returning to this country she worked as a receptionist in a law firm, a waitress, an actress in an improvisational theater group and the lead singer in a rock band. She later attended the University of Minnesota and St. Catherine’s University, where she earned a nursing degree. She says that her 10 years as a registered nurse was her “school” for writing – taking care of patients taught her a lot about human nature, about hope and fear and love and loss regret and triumph and especially about relationships, often the focus of her work.

Elizabeth lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her partner Bill, dog Gabby, and cat Gracie.

Sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.



Lore & Legend: Tecumseh
Thursday evening, August 8, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Indian Crossing Trails Park
Burt Street Entrance
Ever wonder why we call it the Indian Crossing Trails?  Discover the legends and lore of this spectacular park as guide Mickey Alvarado leads you on a 4-mile evening tour.  Remember to bring your camera so you can capture the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the Indian Crossing Trails.

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

Hike begins at the Burt Street entrance.  Rain date is Monday evening, August 12th.

Click here to register.


Dog Massage 101
Monday, August 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Please leave your canine companions at home.
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Learn all about dog massage from Chelsea Simon from SRR Dog Training & Massage.  Benefits include relaxation, pain relief, improved flexibility, and relief from muscle tension, soreness, weakness and spasm relief.  
Afterwards, make a DIY dog toy.  
Registration is required for this free program. 

Wind Chimes: Perfect Outdoor Addition
Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A beaded wind chime is a perfect outdoor addition.  Learn how to create your own with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.  Each participant will leave class with a beautiful finished product to hang outside.  Please bring your favorite beads and buttons to add to your wind chime.  Materials fee is $5.

Click here to register.


Wreck on the Wabash: One of the Worst Railroad Disasters in History
Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Discover what really happened that fateful November evening in 1901 when two trains collided in Lenawee County.  Local historian Laurie Perkins, author of Wreck on the Wabash, will discuss how such a tragedy could occur, review the events leading up to the collision and analyze the accounts of the participants. 

Archery and Other Shooting Sports

Thursday evening, August 15, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn safety and shooting techniques for shotgun, rifle, air gun, muzzle loading and archery with Tanya Robotham and Georgia Webb, Lenawee County 4-H Shooting Sports leaders.  Find out how to handle firearms responsibly for target practice and hunting. Discover decision-making, goal-setting, and leadership skills while developing self-discipline and confidence.

Dreamcatcher Class
Monday, August 19th, 2019
6 pm- 7:45 pm

Legend has it that if you hang a dreamcatcher above your bed it will protect you against nightmares. Good dreams safely pass through the dreamcatcher while the bad dreams get stuck in the weave and are burned off in the morning sun. Join us to make your very own dreamcatcher. All supplies are provided for this free class, but you are encouraged to bring beads, feathers, or small trinkets to add to make your dreamcatcher extra special. This program is for Adults only. Please register online as space is limited. Call us at (517) 423-2238 if you have any questions.

Hosta Hillside Workshop
Tuesday evening, August 20, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
Come to Hidden Lake Gardens for a tour of the Hosta Hillside collection.  Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shade gardens.  Learn the history of how Hosta Hillside was started with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.  Discover the more popular cultivars of hostas.  See the variety of leaves, flowers, sizes, forms, and colors of hosta plants.  Determine the requirements for growing hostas as well as strategies to protect them from pests including deer.  

Click here to register.


Learn to Save a Life!
Monday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to recognize cardiac arrest, perform CPR and learn basic first aid.
Laura Yarckow will be the guest speaker. 

All ages are welcome to attend.
Registration is required.

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Cross Stitch Bookmarks
Monday evening, August 26, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Timeless Stitches
112 N. Evans St. #3
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn the basics of cross stitch using yarn, and super-safe craft needles with instructor Denise Duda of Timeless Stitches.  Design your own bookmark using vibrant color choices.  You’ll finish with an awesome creation of your own to keep or give as a gift.  No sewing experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.  Materials fee is $5.

Click here to register.


Cats 101: Everything that You Ever Wanted to Learn about Cats
Tuesday evening, August 27, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about cat food choices, choosing food and water dishes, litter box training, brushing and bathing your pet, trimming your cat’s claws and veterinary care with Dr. Valerie Wise of Companion Animal Clinic.

Self-Care Massage: Upper Body
Thursday evening, August 29, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Charlotte Rozich of Vitality Now (Natural Optimal Wellness) will teach you about the muscles of upper body with a focus on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands as they relate to massage.  Learn about the role these muscles play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly.  Charlotte will demonstrate self-massage techniques on herself. 

“Tecumseh’s Two Perrys”
Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2019
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1313 Southwestern Dr.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn about the history of flour milling in Tecumseh with local historian Ed Hodges.  William Hayden bought the original Globe Mill in 1858 and the business became the Hayden Milling Company.  Perry Satterthwaite founded Hayden Fuel and Supply Company in 1935 and became a business partner of William’s son, Perry Hayden.  Perry Satterthwaite and Perry Hayden were brother-in-law and became known as “Tecumseh’s Two Perrys.”   

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh Place.


Fantasy Dragon Plushie Class
Monday, September 9, 2019
6 pm- 7:45 pm

Ever watch an epic movie or TV show and wish you could have your very own dragon? Join us to make one of six fantasy dragons. All supplies are provided for this free, Adults only class. Please register online as space is limited. 

Thursday evening, September 12, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us for the ultimate stress relief - a night of yoga and cats with instructor Beth Flumignan of Way of Life Complementary Healing and Lenawee Humane Society.  Bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water; we'll bring the shelter cats!  Suggested donation is $15 per person.  This event is designed for ages 14 or older.  Space and instructor’s time are donated so 100% of the proceeds go to helping care for homeless pets!

Click here to register.


Urban Forestry in Michigan
Tuesday evening, September 17, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find about the benefits of urban trees, tree selection/planting/maintenance, funding, threats (disease/insects), policies, Arbor Day and Tree City USA with Kevin Sayers, Michigan DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator.

Sponsored with ReTree Tecumseh.

Lost Towns: Eastern Michigan
Thursday evening, September 19, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
Many of eastern Michigan's old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories.  Nature reclaimed the ruins of some while progress paved over the rest.  Discover the stories of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track with historian Alan Naldrett, author of Lost Towns of Eastern Michigan.  The vanished religious colony of Ora Labora fell into a state of near-constant inebriation when beer became the only safe liquid to drink.  Lake St. Clair swallowed up the unique currency of Belividere along with the place that issued it.   Abandoned towns still crumble within Detroit's city limits.   
Naldrett is an archivist. author, historian and retired academic and medical librarian.  He has written eighteen books, many about Michigan history.  He graduated from Michigan State, where he opened one of the first used record shops in the nation. He received master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Archival Science from Wayne State University and plays in a blues band.   He is a former comic book store and insurance agency owner.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Saturday, September 21st
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for our second annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament.  All ages are welcome to participate.  Up to 4 players per team.  All teams will assemble the same 750 piece puzzle.  

The team captain will register the team members and team name.  
Registration is required!
Click here to register!
Click here for rules

The ABC’s of Medicare Enrollment: We Speak Fluent Medicare!

Monday evening, September 23, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Are you turning 65 years of age or nearing retirement? Do you have questions about enrolling in Medicare? Our presenter, Jonathan Shores, is a clinical pharmacist, the director of a charity for Monroe County and area seniors, and an educator who will explain the rights and benefits of those newly enrolled in the federal Medicare program… in clear and easily understood language. The discussion will focus upon:
  • Basic features and benefits of the Medicare Insurance Program
  • Out-of-pocket costs from Medicare insurance
  • Federally designed and approved Medicare supplemental insurance programs: Advantage and Medigap
  • The hidden problem of non-covered professional nursing home care
Jonathan Shores is an independent educator not connected with the federal government, with CMS, or with the Medicare program. This FREE non-commercial program is designed solely for educational purpose.

Sponsored with ACS Clinical Pharmacy & Sociably Secure-NGO.

Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle
Thursday evening, September 26, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you remember the phrase “you are what you eat”?  While we are certainly more than the foods we eat, science demonstrates that what we eat affects us.  Making a choice of which foods to put on our plates and which to avoid, gives us the power to take control of our own health and live longer, healthier lives.  Our special guest April Amo will share her personal journey into a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle and the positive benefits that have affected her health.  A tasting menu with a variety of the foods in this lifestyle will be provided by Ms. Amo and Jan Wilson.

Click here to register.


Afternoon with the Swing Sisters

Wednesday afternoon, October 2, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Enjoy an afternoon of 1930s and 1940s swing, big band and jazz with the Swing Sisters Barbershop Quartet. 

The Swing Sisters are Gail Ash (Leader), Lynne Peirce (Bass),  Sara Acton (Baritone) and Mary Su (Tenor).

Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.


Chair Yoga
Monday morning, October 14, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn a mindful, chair-based, yoga flow that will help strengthen/lengthen your muscles and leave you feeling refreshed and connected with instructor Beth Flumignan of Way of Life Complementary Healing.

Please bring a bottle of water. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.

DVD Bingo

Sunday afternoon, October 6, 2019
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Play bingo with your family and friends.  Besides getting a book or DVD each time you win, you will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card to JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub.  The lucky winner will be drawn at 3 p.m., and you must be present to win.

Teddy Mysteries with Meg Macy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Award-winning author Meg Macy, who writes the “Shamelessly Adorable” Teddy Bear cozy mystery series for Kensington, will discuss her latest book, Have Yourself A Beary Little Murder. 

Macy is also one-half of the writing team for the Agatha Award-nominated historical mysteries featuring Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins.  As Meg Mims, she’s written western historical mysteries and sweet Christmas-themed romance novellas with rescue dogs and cats.  She tackles her to-be-read pile between deadlines and enjoys tearooms, flowers, and gardening. 

Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.

Native American Treaties in Michigan

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tecumseh Area Historical Museum
302 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Learn about Native American Treaty making on the Great Lakes in the 1820s with historian and author Frank Boles of Central Michigan University.  Find out about personal ornamentation, weapons and their political importance.  Explore the authentic voice of Native Americans.

Making Magic!
Monday, October 21, 2019
 6:30 pm- 7:45 pm

Make your very own apothecary or potions bottles! Antique bottles, fancy labels and all other materials will be supplied for this free class. Adult witches and wizards only; please register online as space is limited. 

Ghosts, Spirits & More
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Explore the world of ghost hunting with Brad Mikulka, director of SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SEMGHS).  Find out if Tecumseh’s Hamilton House is really haunted.  Listen to the stories of Michigan residents who have lived in haunted houses.   Learn why Michigan is known for its haunted residences.
Mikulka has been the Director of SEMGHS for 16 years.  His group has been featured on The Discovery Channel series, A Haunting, and produced the DVD,  A Haunting on Hamilton Street.   He is the author of I am Ghost Hunter, Spook House and Ghost Hunting in Michigan.  

Halloween Drawing Class – Create the Library's Coloring Book!
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn a few of the fundamentals of drawing and composition with instructor Chad- Michael Simon, author of Yellowstone: The Bears of Caldera, and then, you will create your own Halloween image, including pumpkins, cats, bats, and witches.  The most exciting part is that the library will collect your drawings and compile them into a simple coloring book that will be handed out to patrons, young and old, who visit the library, so your beautiful (and spooky) artwork can be enjoyed by the whole community!

Click here to register for this free class.


Amazing Boys in Michigan History
Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out about the stories of twenty boys who did some amazing things before they turned twenty years old with award-winning writer Patricia Majher, author of Bold Boys in Michigan History. Learn about both highly acclaimed and lesser-known Michiganders, all of whom have led remarkable lives that will intrigue and inspire.

Majher is a former editor of Michigan History magazine and a museum professional who has held positions at institutions, including The Henry Ford and Mackinac State Historic Parks. She is also the author of Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service and Great Girls in Michigan History.

The Ford Motor Company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula  
Thursday, November 12, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn about Henry Ford’s business ventures, including a rubber plantation, coal mines, power plants, and his own steel mill, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with historian Ken Hafeli.  From 1919 until 1954, Ford Motor Company owned nearly 400,000 acres of timber, several iron mines, and sawmills in the towns of Kingsford, L’Anse, Pequaming, Big Bay, and Munising. Steel gradually replaced wood in automobiles.  However, from 1939 through 1951 Ford’s Iron Mountain Body Plant manufactured bodies for the iconic “Woodie” station wagons.  During World War II the same plant was converted to military production and turned out over 4,200 gliders for the war effort in Europe. 
Kenneth Hafeli has been researching this subject since his days as an undergraduate at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  He holds a master's degree in history from Wayne State University.  Hafeli recently retired after a 39-year career as a photo archivist with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor.

Sponsored with Accentuate the Positive Scans.


Fall Lanterns: Soft Lights of Autumn
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Days are getting shorter—it’s time for an autumn lantern to softly light our homes. Join Sheryl Moll, Lenawee County 4-H Program Coordinator, to make a Mason jar lantern with colorful leaves, a tea light, and other seasonal decorations.  Materials fee is $5. 

Click here to register.



Book Beads
Monday, November 18, 2019
6 pm - 7:45 pm

Do you want to take your favorite book with you wherever you go? Join us to make beads out of book pages so you can make your own jewelry. We will provide books and all the other supplies to make the beads, but if you have a favorite book feel free to bring it with you. Please register online for this adults only class as space is limited. 

Diamond Painting Class
Monday, December 9, 2019
6 pm- 7:45 pm

Everyone has heard of paint by numbers, but have you heard of diamond painting? The premise is similar, but instead of paint, you will be making a beautiful picture with hundreds of glittering, faceted, plastic jewels. Due to the complexity of the craft and all the small parts, this class is for adults only. Join us at the Tecumseh District Library, in meeting room A-1 to try your hand at this exciting craft. Each person will be provided with a kit and the tools needed to complete it, for FREE. Please bring small ziplock bags or other craft containers with you for the remaining jewels. Register online under the programs/events tab as space is limited. 

Holiday Wreaths
Monday, December 16th at 6 p.m.

Make a snowflake wreath just in time for the holidays!  Decorate your door with this simple craft and you'll be the envy of the whole neighborhood.  Ages 12 and older are invited to attend this free program.  All materials will be provided.  Registration is required.  Click Here to sign up!

Tecumseh District Library Afternoon Book Club

Adult Book Discussion Group

Third Wednesday afternoon 

Group meets from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B in the lower level

February 20, 2019   A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass
March 20, 2019   The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
April 17, 2019   Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
May 8, 2019   Elinor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
June 19, 2019   Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
July 17, 2019  Harry's Trees byJon Cohen
August 21, 2019  The Immortalists  by Chloe Benjamin
September 18, 2019  Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
October 16, 2019  The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle



Outreach Program

Do you have trouble getting to the library? Would you still like to receive library materials? Tecumseh District Library provides homebound delivery service for any patron who presents a resident or non-resident card and is unable to visit the library due to physical issues, medical concerns, or temporary illness or injury.

To register for homebound delivery services, simply complete the Registration Form or call Susan Bach,  Library Director, for additional information.
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