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New & Noteworthy

Thank You Friends of TDL!

These are some of our Friends and we know how fortunate we are to have them in our corner! This group of dedicated volunteers works hard to raise funds for TDL through their monthly book sales held the first Saturday of the month, and their annual Table of Contents event held in November each year.

The money the Friends raise is used to expand the offerings of the library. This year our Friends have donated money for a hallway gate, sponsored a presentation by bestselling author Elizabeth Berg, purchased easy to set up card tables for groups and clubs that meet at the library, sponsored the library presence at Tecumseh's Community Days event and contributed to our very popular mobile hotspot program. All of these contributions enrich and improve our library and support its mission to serve our community.

Many of the Friends have volunteered for years, always giving graciously of their time and talents. We know how lucky we are to have them and we want the community to know that our efforts are supported by theirs. Thank you, Friends of TDL, for all you do for us!

Mitten Tree Drive Exceeds Expectations!

Throughout December, we accepted donations of mittens, gloves, and hats from our very generous patrons and community. The amazing 241 items collected for the Mitten Tree will be donated to the Neighbors of Hope and the Tecumseh Service Club in January. A huge THANK YOU to all who gave. Because of your generosity, many people will be warmer this winter.

New Credit Card Processing System

In order to serve you better, we have implemented the Square credit card processing system. The system is much easier and quicker to use. And the best part:
Readers Advisory
This month we honor the work of authors we lost in 2019...

May we suggest:
For more ideas about what to read next, check out our displays throughout the library, browse our Staff Reviews, or pick up a copy of BookPage, available at the Circulation Desk.

Audio Books with Sonja
The Body:
A Guide for Occupants

by Bill Bryson

Read by the auhor
I have a very affectionate relationship with Bill Bryson. I credit him to a large extent with awakening my love for the English language; his books were among the first I started to read as a beginning student of English.

Now this book is a little bit different. First of all, it is jam-packed with information. I felt bombarded by so many facts that after the first chapter, I pretty much gave up on retaining any of it. Even though the book is highly scientific, it is written in a very understandable way. So at the end of it,

I was mildly surprised how many fascinating facts I did learn after all. The author’s signature wit does come through, not as often as I would have liked, but when it was there, it was spot on.

Mr. Bryson reads his own work. His years living in Great Britain are reflected in his soft accent which is simply delightful to one’s ears. His punchlines are delivered in such a subtle way that I could not help listening eagerly so as not to miss a single nuance.

With this audio book, I also highly recommend checking out the printed version for the accompanying pictures. They are extremely interesting and complement this journey through the human body perfectly.

TDL owns the audio book and the printed version.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Books
in December


A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Check them out - you might like them, too!

Free Introduction
to Cardio Drumming

Tuesday, January 7th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Boulevard Nutrition
1424 W. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Begin 2020 by learning a new exercise that will reduce the stress in your life and improve your overall well-being with the staff of Boulevard Nutrition. Please bring a bottle of water and be sure to wear comfortable clothes.

Story Time Stars
designed for three-year-olds through 2nd graders

A series of five weekly
Wednesday Morning Story Time
meetings from
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
January 8th through February 5th
Join Mrs. Reasoner for short tales, longer stories, songs and poetry! Registration is required for each session of five weeks. For program details, CLICK HERE.

Teen Craft Night: Pom-poms
Monday, January 13th
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Teen Section

Take a moment to relax by making a pom-pom! Pom-poms are fun and easy to make, and the result is a colorful and fluffy decoration. (All materials provided. Available while supplies last.)

Crockpots 101: Preparing Healthy & Nutritious Meals
Tuesday, January 14th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn 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. For details, CLICK HERE.

Open Mic Night
at Musgrove & Company

Thursday, January 16th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Musgrove & Company
135 E. Chicago Blvd.

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.    

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. CLICK HERE for more information.

Gardening With Plants
from Biblical Times

Tuesday, January 21st
7:00 - 8:00 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, January 22nd
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
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

Undressed: The Hidden History of Underwear
Tuesday, January 28th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE

2/3/20, 7:00 p.m.
2020 Census: Count Us All
2/5/20, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars: a series of 5 weekly story time meetings on Wednesday mornings
2/6/20, 4:00 p.m.
Amazing Arts & Crafts for 3rd & 4th Graders
2/10/20, 7:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Card Making Class
2/18/20, 7:00 p.m.
Missing Pieces: Heartwarming Transplant Stories
2/19/20, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
2/19/20, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
2/20/20, 7:00 p.m.
Open Mic Night @ Musgrove  & Company
2/24/20, 7:00 p.m.
The Art of Cake Decorating
2/25/20, 7:00 p.m.
Space 101: Everything That you Ever Wanted to Know About Space
2/26/20, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars: a series of 5 weekly story time meetings on Wednesday mornings
2/26/20, 1:00 p.m.
Local History Theater: Charles Manley, Tecumseh Products & More
2/27/20, 7:00 p.m.
Discover the Way to Financial Freedom
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*(October - April)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

*Open Sundays until May 2nd
Dates to Know

January Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
January 21st
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
January 13th
6:30 p.m.
Library Closings

The library will be closed on:
Wednesday, January 1st
for New Year's Day
We will re-open on:
Thursday, January 2nd
at 10:00 a.m.


We will be closed on:
Monday, January 20th
for Martin Luther King Day
We will re-open on:
Tuesday, January 21st
at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, January 4th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Play Book Bingo
Wednesday, January 15th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15th

The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise
by Julia Stuart

Teen Hangout
Wednesday Afternoons
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Teen Section
Drop in to the Teen Section to relax with friends, to talk about the books you've been reading, or to ask Miss Amanda for help with school work. Crafts and games will be available. Stay as long as you like and use the time for whatever you need.
More Programs


by Elisa Kleven

Monday, January 27th
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Join us on a STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE where we link literature to art. Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years and their caregivers. Registration is required. For details, CLICK HERE.

Stop Motion Movies - Teens
Monday, January 27th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Use the Stop Motion Studio app to make your own stop motion movie!

We will have two ipads available to use.  Feel free to bring your own tablet or phone with the Stop Motion Studio app downloaded.  If using our ipads, you will need an email address or flash drive in order to save your movie. To register, CLICK HERE.

Snowmen: Wintry Friends
Tuesday, January 28th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.
We invite you to enjoy our many services, including:
  • CDs
  • DVDs & Blu-Ray
  • Audio books
  • eBooks
  • Periodicals
  • Puppets
  • Video Games
  • Public access computers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless Printing
  • Fax Service
  • Copy Machine
  • Quiet study rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • e-Reader Help
  • Take-Read-Return Books
  • Early Literacy Station
  • Notary Public
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • THS Digitized School Yearbooks
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Cardholder Perks
The following benefits are always available to TDL Cardholders:
  • Discounts on copies and faxes: 10¢ B/W copies, 50¢ Color copies and 50¢ FAX
  • Discount on Notary services: $1.00/document
  • One-on-one assistance with personal electronic devices including e-readers and phones
  • Mango Languages
  • MEL Inter-library loan
  • Overdrive for free e-books
  • Unlimited internet access on public use computers
  • Online and remote access to America's News database
  • Access to rb digital, formerly Zinio, the ultimate app for magazine lovers
  • hoopla Digital for ebooks, music, movies & more
  • Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)  "Check out" FREE or discounted admission passes to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.

“Past and Present I know well;
each is a friend and sometimes
an enemy to me.
But it is the quiet, beckoning Future,
an absolute stranger,
with whom I have fallen madly in love.” 

~Richelle E. Goodrich
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