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Book Bingo

Wednesday, December 4, 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. 


Happy Little Holiday Tree
Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join Gina and Jennifer to make some happy little holiday trees!
 Ages 12 and up.
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.

Family Office: Stocks, Mutual Funds & More
Tuesday evening, March 31, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Explore financial profiles, long-term investment goals, income tax planning and retirement planning with Dan Stevens of Hantz Financial Services.  Find out about checking accounts, saving accounts, certificate of deposits and consumer loans.  Learn about mutual funds, annuities, brokerage services, direct participation programs and estate tax concerns.   

Click here to register.

Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who Call and Where Does the Stuff Go?
Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out how to simplify the incredibly complicated process of going through decades of accumulated stuff and preparing to live in a smaller home with decluttering and relocation expert Sharon McRill, author of Downsizing the Silver Tsunami.   Learn how to downsize with minimal stress.   Discover where you should begin, the resources available to you—in terms of people and services— and practical guidelines for going through the process without being overwhelmed. 

Sharon McRill is owner and president of The Betty Brigade, a relocation and organization company based in Ann Arbor.  Laid off from a corporate marketing job, McRill launched The Betty Brigade in 2003 with the goal of helping people live more organized lives.  She now has a dedicated team of 13.  Visit for more information. 

Under the Radar Michigan Comes to Tecumseh
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ever wonder how two regular guys ended up with a popular PBS TV show and book that feature the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be.  Well, if you’d like to find out how it all happened, join the men of Under the Radar Michigan make their way to the Tecumseh.  Hosts Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman will share their inspirational story of reinvention and discovery.  They’ll tell you how they do it  ... why they do it ... and share great stories from their travels around Michigan.  Be sure to bring your questions, your sense of adventure and your sense of humor, because when Tom and Jim start talking ... it’s a wild and crazy ride.  Copies of both the First 50 and Next 50 will be available for signing and purchase.   Sponsored with the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.

Tom Daldin is an Emmy award winning producer, actor and writer, who has created programs that have aired across Michigan and around the U.S. on PBS. He has also won a number of “best actor” awards in both commercial television and industrial films. Growing up in Birmingham, Michigan, Tom has always been a fan of travel. At the age of 12 he joined the World Adventure Series Club at the Detroit Institute of Arts where his mother would drop him off to watch travel log films. After graduation from Oakland University with a degree in journalism, Tom, his wife Cathy and their children have turned Michigan into their vacation playground, exploring its many wonders and attractions. Tom loves people and loves where he lives.
Jim Edelman’s path to television producer took him from Radio Talk Show Producer to Radio Promotion Director to Radio Sales Manager to National Radio Sales (Jim loved radio). Jim’s attention to detail, idea generation and the sales chops to keep the show funding flowing, help complete the circle of skills for Under the Radar Michigan. UTR fulfills a lifelong mission to combine the best of his sales skills with the creative guy that’s always been lurking in the shadows.   His love of storytelling and searching or off-beat, little known stories really makes his day. Jim attended many colleges but learned more working for the Detroit Pistons, as a Ski Instructor, Cycle Racing Producer, Tomato Picker and Bakers Assistant. He lives in Salem, Michigan and insists that he’s quite normal despite owning three cats. He’s also typing in the third person right now.
Under the Radar Michigan is an Emmy Award winning PBS television program that features the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be.  It's fun ... fast paced ... and we talk to real Michigan people, and tell real Michigan success stories. We pack a ton of positive information and energy into every program.

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

November 20, 2019   Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine Gail Honeyman
December 18, 2019  Time and Again by Jack Finney
January 15, 2020   The Tower, the zoo, and the tortoise by Julia Stuart
February 19, 2020   Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple



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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