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Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) Enrollment

Monday, October 21, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Do you have questions about your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)?  Trained counselors from Lenawee Department on Aging will be available to review your current PDP and help you determine which Medicare PDP best fits your needs.  The one-on-one counseling sessions are not designed to discuss your supplemental or Medigap Plan.   

Call the Department on Aging at (517) 264-5280 to make an appointment.  Please bring your most current Medicare card and an up-to-date list of your prescriptions. 

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.


Paranormal Stories: Tecumseh Haunted Houses, Edgar Allan Poe & More
Monday, October 28, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about the history of Halloween as well as some local "haunted" houses with area storyteller Charmaine Stangl.  There will also be discussion of our attraction/intrigue with what's mysterious, paranormal and even frightening, as well as some scientific reasons for this.  We'll also read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and discuss our own paranormal experiences.

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece
Monday,  November 4, 2019 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Join Gina and Jennifer as we recycle our old books into majestic Thanksgiving dinner centerpieces. Wow your family with your creative skills this year-you will be the talk of the holiday! No turkeys will be harmed during this event. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required.

 Contact:      Gina Walmsley at (517) 423-2238
                      Jennifer Crane (517) 423-2238

Location: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St. Meeting Room A-1 and A-2

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.


Book Bingo

Wednesday, November 6, 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. 


Airline Travel 101: Tricks You Need to Know
Thursday evening, November 7, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
When is the best time to book a flight?  How can a free upgrade actually cost you money?   Why are antacids, flashlights, batteries and sunscreen among the most valuable things you can pack?  Find out the answer to these and many other questions with local traveler Jane Poczatek, who is TDL Board of Trustees President.

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.



Tax Strategies and Reductions

Tuesday evening, December 3, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about tax deferrals, tax credits, tax deductions, and anything else you want to know about taxes with Dan Stevens of Hantz Financial Services!

Click here to register.

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. 

Tuesday afternoon, December 10, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Sing your favorite carols, such as “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with area resident Anne Walker and other community musicians.  Enjoy light refreshments, which are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Tecumseh District Library and Tecumseh Senior Center.

Holiday Sweatshirts: The Perfect Holiday Gift – Class 1
Tuesday evening, December 10, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season by making a gift for someone special.  Learn how to paint a sweatshirt with acrylic paint and glitter with local artist Nancy Clarke.

Bring a plain sweatshirt of any color with you; the rest of the supplies will be provided.  Wear an old shirt or bring a smock to avoid getting paint on your good clothes. Cost for materials is $5.

The same class is also offered on Thursday, December 12th.

Click here to register.

Holiday Sweatshirts: The Perfect Holiday Gift – Class 2
Thursday evening, December 12, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season by making a gift for someone special.  Learn how to paint a sweatshirt with acrylic paint and glitter with local artist Nancy Clarke.

Bring a plain sweatshirt of any color with you; the rest of the supplies will be provided.  Wear an old shirt or bring a smock to avoid getting paint on your good clothes. Cost for materials is $5.

The same class is also offered on Tuesday, December 10th.

Click here to register.


Holiday Memories: Create Your Own Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 14, 2019
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
Assemble and decorate your own graham cracker gingerbread house.  Guided instruction and a variety of decorating supplies will inspire your creative design.  This class is hosted in partnership with Tecumseh District Library.  Please call Hidden Lake Gardens (HLG) at (517) 431-2060 to register. Cost: $10 per house / $8 per house for Friends of HLG.

Don’t miss the Evening of Lights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit the conservatory after the workshop and enjoy the candle-lit luminaries for an evening of holiday fun.  

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!

Free Introduction to Cardio Drumming
Tuesday evening, January 7, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Boulevard Nutrition
1424 W. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Begin 2020 by learning a new exercise with the staff of Boulevard Nutrition that will reduce the stress in your life and improve your overall well-being.  Cardio drumming brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, and an exercise ball stand to create a fun workout.  

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

Crockpots 101: Preparing Healthy and Nutritious Meals

Tuesday evening, January 14, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find out how to prepare nutritious, palatable, healthy recipes in your crockpot with author and registered dietician and nutritionist Zonya Foco.   Explore food safety, the settings and purchasing the best crockpot for your cooking needs.  Will there be free samples?  You will never know unless you attend the seminar.

Zonya lives healthy out-loud by championing the very lifestyle habits that are known to magnify health.  With humor, passion and eye-popping demos and stories, Zonya turns light bulbs on, and keeps them shining well beyond the end of her programs.

Thirty-year veteran Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist Zonya Foco is one of the most exciting, inspiring, vital and unforgettable speakers in America.  In 1998, Zonya published her kitchen countertop coach cookbook, Lickety-Split Meals, and Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals, and has since sold over a quarter-million copies. In 2005, she started her national Public Television series, Zonya’s Health Bites, and served as an expert presenter for “Oprah & Bob’s Best Life Challenge.”  In 2012, she launched her nutrition and fitness program, DIET FREE, which has improved the wellness of individuals and worksites across America.  In 2018, she co-authored Eat REAL Cookbook, and its accompanying worksite program, Eat REAL for Your Health, which builds the skill and inspiration to gain REAL health, eating REAL food.

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

Click here to register.


Open Mic Night at Musgrove & Company

Thursday, January 16, 2020 &
Thursday, February 20, 2020

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Musgrove & Company
135 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Open Mic Night at Musgrove & Company is an opportunity for local musicians, poets and other talented community members to showcase their skills in front of a relaxed and friendly audience.    

Participants must be 16 years of age or older; performances cannot exceed five minutes.  Artistic expression is encouraged, but all performances must avoid the use of vulgarity in language and actions.  No endorsement of racism, sexism, violence or crime will be permitted.  You provide the talent; the library will provide the amp, microphone and CD player.  

Sign-up at the door that night; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.

Nonperformers are welcome to come and enjoy the local talent.

Gardening with Plants from Biblical Times
Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discover the plants of the Bible that are able to grow in Midwestern gardens and landscapes today with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.  We will also note where various trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, and food-bearing plants of today are mentioned in the Bible as well as how these plants were used during Biblical times.

First Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tasting
Wednesday afternoon, January 22, 2020
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Do you make the best chili around?  What is your specialty?  Is it five-alarm, white chicken, vegetarian, vegan or “real” chili (made without beans, so some would argue)?  Anything goes for this contest, as long as it is your original chili recipe.  Put yours to the test.  Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center.    

Click here to register.


"Undressed: The Hidden History of Underwear"
Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Historian Ray Lennard, curator of the William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens, will share the history of “unmentionables” from the Revolutionary War to modern times, with a look at fabrics, fashion and function, especially from the 1850s to 1920s.  Some garments will also be on display.


Snowmen: Wintry Friends
Thursday evening, January 30, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate winter weather with a cheerful snowman!  Join Lenawee County 4-H program coordinator Sheryl Moll as we paint, cut, glue, and embellish our wintry friend.  Materials fee is $4.

Click here to register.


2020 Census: Count Us All
Monday evening, February 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Find out basic information about how the census is conducted, the role of the Census Bureau’s staff, how to get the word out about the census, how to find information about the census and an explanation of federal laws regarding personal security with League of Women Voters Ann Arbor, Tecumseh/Lenawee County Unit.  

Valentine’s Day Card Making Class
Monday evening, February 10, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you need a unique gift for that special someone?  Join us for a Valentine’s Day card making class with local artist Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box.  Make three cards for the total of $5, which will be collected the night of the class.  Show your Tecumseh District Library card in good standing and get $1 off.  Please note one discount per card.  All supplies are provided. 
Click here to register.

Missing Pieces: Heartwarming Transplant Stories
Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Explore kidney transplants with The University of Michigan’s Transplant Center.  Several of the authors of The Missing Piece: A Collection of Kidney Transplant Stories will discuss their experiences as kidney donors or recipients.  They will also highlight how they knew when it was time to consider dialysis; and, how they shared their experiences and news with family, friends, and even complete strangers in a quest for a donation from a living donor. 

Copies of the books will be available for purchase (cash or check only) and signing.  You may also purchase copies on Amazon.

The Art of Cake Decorating
Monday evening, February 24, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn how to decorate an attractive, eye-catching cake with experienced cake decorator Erica Radtke of Seasons Bakery.   Explore design basics, frosting recipes and reasons for using different types of frosting.  Decorate a cupcake to take home with you. Materials fee is $2.

Click here to register.


Space 101:
Everything that You Ever Wanted to Learn About Space
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Go on a space odyssey with TDL Board of Trustee member Matt Linke, Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Planetarium. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon.  Explore key events and technologies in our history and how they have moved us forward. 

Local History Theater: Charles Manley: Tecumseh Products Company & More
Wednesday afternoon, February 26, 2020
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.

Discover the Way to Financial Freedom
Thursday evening, February 27, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Are you ready to take control of your finances? Facilitator Jim Ellsworth will give you an overview of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.  Find out about the nine-lesson course that is designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth and leave the stress of money behind.
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.
Click Below for an informational brochure.
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Volunteer Opportunities at Tecumseh District Library
Would you like to volunteer at TDL? There are several opportunities that you could take advantage of. Visit the Volunteer Page to see if any of the positions intrest you.
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