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Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Recycling: Soda Bottle Planters (Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Please join Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios for a special instructional video, which will be posted on the library’s Facebook page in June.  She will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make a pop bottle planter for your porch or deck.  

 

 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Facebook Video
There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Session 5: Story Time Stars
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

     

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Designed for three-year-olds through 2nd graders

SESSION 5 is a five week session which includes the following Wednesday mornings:
May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd
 

Join Mrs. Reasoner for a half hour of short tales, longer stories, songs and poetry!

Click HERE for a complete list of the 2019-2020 sessions and dates.

CONTACT:  Mary Beth Reasoner  517-423-2238  mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Imagination Station - Children's Section
 
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
 
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Summer Reading Virtual Kickoff
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Let's get Summer Reading started!

Come hang out on the new TDL Teens Discord server while we talk about our summer plans and any books we've been reading.

To get an invite link, email Miss Amanda - afields@tecumsehlibrary.org - with your name, grade in school, and library card number (if you know it). 

CONTACT:  Amanda Fields    afields@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: TDL Teens Discord
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Tan or Not to Tan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jill Fisher, a physician's assistant specializing in dermatology, will offer tips for protecting skin during the summer.  This presentation is co-sponsored with Lawrence J. Desjarlais Cosmetic Dermatology.

Be sure to watch this Facebook Live event from the library’s Facebook on Thursday evening, June 4th at 7 p.m.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Smiling Jim's Seasonings: Adding Spice to Your Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 

Learn the secrets behind Smiling Jim’s Seasonings with local entrepreneurs James and Deborah Bliss.  Discover the various peppers, herbs and spices used in the special blends.  Find out about the different blends, such as Beef, BBQ Rub, BBQ Sauce Seasonings and Jim’s Hot Pepper Blend.  Don’t miss out on the free samples!   

 

Be sure to watch this Facebook Live event from the library’s Facebook on Tuesday evening, June 9th at 7 p.m.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Local History Theater: Lillian Buttolph: Lenawee County Country Schools, Henry Ford & More
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 

Explore the life of Tecumseh Public Schools educator Lillian Buttolph.  Learn about local country schools, including Green Lane Academy and Centennial and Waring schools, the consolidation of Lenawee County schools and the impact that Henry Ford had upon area education.  Find out about the Wednesday night shows and life in Irish Hills, Wampler’s Lake and Evans Lake in the 1920s and 1930s.      
 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Monday June 15, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
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Summer Reading Program 2020
 
 
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND TWEENS
Monday, June 15 - Friday, August 14

 
2020 Registration Form and Information
 
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of when TDL will have open hours, our Summer Reading Program (SRP) will have a very different look this summer!
I appreciate your patience as we make adjustments to our traditional guidelines.  Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian
 
1. Beginning on June 15th, click the Registration button below to access the online Registration Form.
 
2. Include your COMPLETE mailing address, because I will need contact information for future SRP mailings.  Also, include what each child's grade will be this fall.
 
3. You will receive an online confirmation that your registration has been received.
 
4. Shortly thereafter, I will then mail your child an official SRP Reading Booklet and a gift paperback book geared toward their grade level, which might serve as their first entry!
 
5. The goal is for a child to read ten books on their reading level that they have never read before. Unlike the past years, Tweens going into 5th and 6th grades are also included in this group, reading books on their reading level. Young children who cannot yet read may listen to ten books as "Read-to-Me's."
 
6. I do not know when access to TDL's Children's and Tween book collections will be available, so other sources and formats will be acceptable this summer, including Overdrive, Libby, hoopla, "Little Free Libraries" scattered throughout Tecumseh, books borrowed from friends and relatives, etc.
 
7. The program runs for 9 weeks from June 15th through August 14th so there is plenty of time to reach the reading goals.
Completed booklets can be mailed to Tecumseh District Library, c/o SRP,  215 North Ottawa St., Tecumseh, MI  49286.
The booklets can also be placed in a labeled envelope and dropped in the outside bookdrop. 
 
8.  Finishers will receive a certificate and two ice cream store gift cards!
 
If you have any questions, please contact me via mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org.

 
CONTACT:  Mary Beth Reasoner    mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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TDL Afternoon Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are reading "The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson. Please come and join us in a lively discussion. 

CONTACT:  Sonja Downey  (517) 423-2238  sdowney@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 20, 2020
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Macon Plant Swap: Bring a Plant; Take a Plant
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Join the Macon Garden Club for its 15th annual Plant Swap.  All gardeners are welcome to bring their extra ornamental grasses, ground covers, shrubs, trees, perennials, houseplants, herbs, etc.  Please label the plant with the name and also indicate the plant’s invasiveness.  If you want to come and pick up some plants without having any; we will share and you can make a donation.  We hope you will come and enjoy the Swap; rain or shine. 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Macon United Methodist Church, 11964 Macon Hwy., Clinton, MI 49236
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Tecumseh Lore and Legends: Kayaking Adventure (Registration Required)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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 kayaking adventure down the River Raisin.

This is a strenuous, rigorous and wet activity.  Participants will have to port their kayaks across a parking lot and up a steep hill.  They will also have to paddle through twists and turns as they maneuver their kayaks through the River Raisin, duck underneath trees and possibly slide over them as well.   

The kayaking tour begins at Tecumseh Paddling Company, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.  Participants will have the opportunity to rent kayaks from the livery.  

Rain date is Monday, July 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh Paddling Company, 703 E. Chicago Blvd.
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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Senior Living 101: Help at Home
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn about in-home care that makes a difference in the lives of seniors and other adults with Butch Irwin, owner of the Comfort Keepers in Brooklyn (MI).  Find out about the caring and loving services that Comfort Keepers provide, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, errands and companionship.

Be sure to watch this Facebook Live event from the library’s Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, July 8th at 1 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Succulent Planter Workshop (Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 

Succulents showcase a wide variety of colors and textures that we absolutely love! Join us for a succulent workshop filled with easy to grow and maintain plants. During this class, Melissa Renner of Prielipp Farms and Greenhouse will guide you in creating your colorful, succulent garden in a planter. 

Please bring gloves to protect your hands.

The $10 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  Until you pay, you are NOT officially registered for the class.

 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Prielipp Farms & Greenhouse, 4567 Downing Rd., Britton
There are 40 spaces available.
Wednesday July 15, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Thursday July 16, 2020
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ABC's of Medicare Enrollment: We Speak Fluent Medicare
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.  

Sponsored with ACS Clinical Pharmacy & Sociably Secure-NGO.

 

Be sure to watch this Facebook Live event from the library’s Facebook on Thursday afternoon, July 16th at 7 p.m.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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TDL Afternoon Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AUTHOR EVENT!

We are reading "Beyond Buggies and Bonnets" by Brenda Nixon. Please come and join us in a lively discussion. Ms. Nixon will be present during our book club session. She will read from her book and answer our questions.

Please note the special date!

CONTACT:  Sonja Downey  (517) 423-2238  sdowney@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
 
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The Amish: Inside & Out
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 Brenda Nixon, author of Beyond Buggies and Bonnets: Seven True Stories of Former Amish, will discuss her experiences with the Amish. There are many different orders of Amish, each with its own beliefs and behaviors. Nixon’s son-in-law was from the Swartzentruber order of Amish, a son of a bishop, and she has many relationships with the Amish and with those transitioning from the Amish life. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Thursday July 23, 2020
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Hula Hoop Wreaths (Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get crafty with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios and design your own floral hula hoop wreath.  These beautiful creations make the perfect additions to front doors, mantles and more.  Please bring your favorite artificial flowers and foliage to embellish your wreath.  The $5 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  Until you pay, you are NOT officially registered for the class.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday July 28, 2020
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TCA Big Band Concert: Swing, Ragtime, Jazz & More
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of swing, ragtime and jazz in the style of the Count Basie Orchestra and Harry James Band with the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) Big Band

Light refreshments will be served during this free community outdoor concert.

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh Place.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh Place, 1313 Southwestern Dr.
Thursday July 30, 2020
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Same Time, Same Channel: Detroit's Classic Kids Shows
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Locally produced children’s TV shows are a thing of the past, but the genre was in important in the early days of television.  Tim Kiska of the University of Michigan and Ed Golick of detroitkidshow.com will discuss how Soupy Sales, Johnny Ginger, Captain Jolly and others influenced the hearts and minds of Baby Boomers—with a special appearance by White Fang.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Thursday August 6, 2020
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Introduction to Disc Golf
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2030, when you hear the word "golf" in casual conversation chances are it will be "disc golf" that is being spoken of. It's an all-weather, all day and night, all ages, walk in the park with a Frisbee - but at the same time it is a multi-million dollar sport and the pros are now making six figures. And we live within 50 miles of more than 100 disc golf courses!

Come and learn the basics from former world champions Sheila and Terry Calhoun, principals of The Throw Shop.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Senior Living 101: A Glimpse into Assisted Living
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Find out about Elder Law and regulations, financial planning and taxes, memory care, senior housing expenses and types of senior housing with Cherish Scott, administrator of Baruch @ Tecumseh Place.   

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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The Sauk Native American Trail (US-12): Detroit to Chicago Today
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The three great Native American Trails in early Michigan history were the Grand River, the Territorial (Michigan Avenue) and the Sauk.  Eventually these trails became US-16, US-12 and US-112 and later the three became I-96, I-94 and US-12, respectively.  (US-12 as a numbered highway was originally US-112).  The Sauk Trail became the most heavily traveled in Michigan (US-112, then US-12) because it was the most direct highway between Detroit and Chicago.  John S. Geisler, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University, will cover the history of the highway and what it looks like today. View a copy of the original survey of the road done in 1825.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Thursday August 13, 2020
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Has the Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald Faded?
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank more than 40 years ago.  Since then, the ship’s demise has been examined, explained and explored.  So is there anything left to learn about the shipwreck?  Or has it all been said and done?  This session with John R. Beck of Heritage Christian Academy (Kalamazoo) will show that there is still plenty to discuss.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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Desserts Through the Decades: The Swinging '60s (Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The decade that started with Camelot and ended with Woodstock also brought us some choice food!  Pop Tarts, Doritos, and Gatorade made the scene.  Many were jazzed to pig out on fondue, sparkling Jell-O molds and Ambrosia cake.  Join certified pastry chef and owner of Lakehouse Bakery Keegan Rodgers as he takes you through the grooviest decade and the foods the cool kids were hip to!  Guaranteed to have a far out dessert for you to try!

The $2 NONREFUNDABLE fee is due at the time of registration.  Until you pay, you are NOT officially registered for the class.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
There are 40 spaces available.
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Thursday August 20, 2020
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The Saucer Life: America's Profound, Strange and Amusing Relationship with UFOs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From Roswell to the Upper Peninsula and from Project Blue Book to encounters with peace-loving folks from Venus, the American public and the American media have been fascinated with the possibility that beings from other planets have been in contact with us, especially here in Michigan. This presentation with author Aaron Gulyas explores the history of American hopes and fears about alien visitation and how these reflect the ways in which American culture and society have changed over the last seventy years.

Gulyas is from Flint, Michigan, whose books include Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist, The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television and Conspiracy Theories.  He hosts The Saucer Life, a podcast of flying saucer history and lore.

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Wednesday September 16, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Tuesday September 22, 2020
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Your First Book: From Pondering to Publication (Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author Craig Brockman will provide you with several tips on how to get your book published.  He will also highlight tools for writing such as Scrivener and Word, writing manuals, such as Bird by Bird and The 90 Day Novel, and techniques for improving your discipline and finding moments of solitude.  Learn about commercial publishing and self-publishing.  Find out how to jump over hurdles, such as writer’s block, and cross the finish line with a published book. 

 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Monday October 26, 2020
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Prisoner #4578: A Michigan True Crime Story
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 1889: detectives track a killer through Detroit's underworld, revealing a shocking truth that would stun the community and lead to a murder trial that made national headlines.  Join author Tobin Buhk as you study the crime scene, follow the clues, and ponder the motives of "The Michigan Matricide"-a man so feared, he inspired several attempts to bring the electric chair to Michigan.

 

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Book Bingo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst   (517) 423-2238  charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org
LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.

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