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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. 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!
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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!


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. 
 


Interviewing 101
Thursday, September 5, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Do you have an interview coming up? Express Employment Professionals can help prepare you!  Learn about the key points of the interview process, such as body language, hygiene, how to dress, how to stand out and how to practice.  We can all improve on our interviewing skills!  We will go over key aspects to remember as well as participate in interview enhancing activities.
 

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. 




Paint the Town at TDL

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Painting experience won't be needed at this simple, stress-free session.  Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios will guide you through the painting process.  At the end of the evening, you will be able to take your masterpiece home with you.  An $8 materials fee will be collected the night of the class.

Click here to register.

 


“Tecumseh’s Two Perrys”
Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2019
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Fieldstone
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.

 




MeowZen
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.


 

Book Bingo

Wednesday, September 18 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. 

 



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.

 
 




Give Back to your Community:
Local Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Discover the benefits of volunteering in Tecumseh and throughout Lenawee County with Paula Trentman of Lenawee Community Foundation.  Explore how to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interest and how to be a good volunteer.  Learn about volunteer applications.     



An 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.

 
 


The Significance of the Tecumseh Community Health Study
Thursday evening, October 3, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Residents of Tecumseh, Michigan, have a long history of active participation in health research and as such, the contributions of the community have led to major advances in our understanding of health and disease.  The Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study (MBHMS) began in 1988 and is an ongoing, prospective cohort study of women from Tecumseh, Michigan.  It is often coined “the Daughters of Tecumseh” as many of the women in the study were from families that participated in the historical Tecumseh Community Health Study (TCHS), first launched in the late 1950s. MBHMS has recently been re-funded by the National Institutes of Health to help advance our understanding of the skeletal changes that occur with aging and how these changes impact bone strength and fracture. This lecture will honor the contributions of the Tecumseh community to health research through an overview of the TCHS and MBHMS protocols, highlights of major findings, and a discussion of future directions with Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez of MBHMS.
 
 




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.



An Evening of Spooky Halloween Crafting
Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join local crafter Katja Hansen for a fun evening of spooky Halloween crafting using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. This versatile tool not only lets you make your own custom envelopes but also many different types of gift boxes.

In this class you will make one simple envelope that can hold a small candy bar and a small treat box. (Envelope size is approximately 2 3|8 x 5 1|4 inches, box 3 x 1 1|2 x 3 1|2 inches.)

Paper, ribbon and embellishments will vary from the picture.

The class is suitable for beginners and for adults only.

Material fee is $5

Samples of other projects made with the Envelope Punch Board will be on display on the evening of the class.

Click here to register.
 



An Evening of Spooky Halloween Crafting
Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join local crafter Katja Hansen for a fun evening of spooky Halloween crafting using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. This versatile tool not only lets you make your own custom envelopes but also many different types of gift boxes.

In this class you will make one simple envelope that can hold a small candy bar and a small treat box. (Envelope size is approximately 2 3|8 x 5 1|4 inches, box 3 x 1 1|2 x 3 1|2 inches.)

Paper, ribbon and embellishments will vary from the picture.

The class is suitable for beginners and for adults only.

Material fee is $5

Samples of other projects made with the Envelope Punch Board will be on display on the evening of the class.

Click here to register.

 


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.
 

Teddy Bear 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.

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.

 
 




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.

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.




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. 


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.

Click here to register.
  
 
 

Holiday Sweatshirts: The Perfect Holiday Gift – Class 2
Thursday 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.

Click here to register.

  
 
 



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!
 




Open Mic Night at Musgrove & Company

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

7 p.m. to 8 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.


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.
 

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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