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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Having a library card has it's PERKS, such as discounts on printing, photocopying, FAX, and Notary Services, as well as access to digital services like hoopla Digital, Overdrive for
e-books, Mango Languages, and more

If you or someone you know does not have a library card, NOW is the time to sign up for one. Throughout September, drop in and sign-up for a library card or renew your expired library card and be entered into a prize drawing for a gift card to a local business.

There's no time like the present to sign up for the card with the best value in town!

The Friends of Tecumseh District Library
3rd Annual Table of Contents Fundraising Event 

Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
108 Brown St., Tecumseh
Join the TDL Staff as we celebrate all things Mary Poppins at the 3rd Annual Friends of Tecumseh District Library Table of Contents Fundraising Event. The event features dinner served on tables decorated to represent books, authors or genres. Enjoy a dinner catered by 3 Dudes and Dinner, a raffle featuring items donated by local businesses and a charming and entertaining emcee.

The cost of attendance is $25 per guest. Raffle tickets, beer, and wine will be available to purchase on the day of the event. The proceeds of this year's event will go toward a Digitization Station which will allow patrons to make an appointment to convert old video tapes, slides, photos and more to digital format.

To join in on the fun and support the library, REGISTER HERE. Please drop off your $25 payment at the library Circulation Desk by Friday, October 18th, to secure your spot at our table. We look forward to seeing you!
For performance dates/times and discount prices CLICK HERE. To order tickets, go to and enter the discount code LIBRARY at checkout.
Readers Advisory
Banned Books Week is September 22-28. We join in the American Library Association's celebration of the freedom to read and to draw attention to some of the most frequently banned and challenged books in the United States. For more information about banned books, take a look at the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

May we suggest these Banned Books:
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
Twelve by Twelve by William Powers
Read by Andrew Eiden

In my everlasting quest to declutter my overstuffed house, this title caught my eye! I realized immediately that the prospect of me moving into a twelve-by-twelve cabin is slim to none. However, I was wondering what information and advice I could get from this audio book. In the end, I got so much more than I bargained for!

William Powers, writer and activist, befriends a doctor who went off the grid and moved into a twelve-by-twelve cabin in North Carolina. When the doctor goes on an extended trip, she offers him a chance to live in her cabin. He reluctantly takes her up on the offer and moves in. After the initial “You have got to be kidding me!” sensations, he settles in and starts to experience the joy and deep satisfaction he can derive from nature’s treasures. This is the point in the book where the word “mindfulness” enters and the book goes so much farther than a simple life without a few amenities.

I love audio books that take you into a totally different direction than you expected. Where I expected more of a Marie Kondo self-help book on decluttering and downsizing, I received a deeply spiritual experience on living mindfully. It gave me pause to think that we can live without most of our earthly possessions which seem so very dear to us. But we cannot live without the earth and what she gives to us in abundance and what we so often take for granted.

This audio book is read in the mesmerizing voice of Andrew Eiden. He gives the author's words a ZEN-like meaning and turns this book into a meditation. I do not recommend listening to this book while driving a car as it can take your attention away from the road. I took it to the Indian Trails and let Mr. Powers’ words and Mr. Eiden’s voice penetrate my heart and mind. I think it was there that the meaning of living mindfully truly revealed itself to me.

I followed this audio book up with New Slow City – living simply in the world’s fastest city, in which the author and his wife move into a micro apartment in New York City and find fulfillment and happiness on a shoe string budget.
TDL owns Twelve-by-Twelve  and  New Slow City in audio book.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in August
The Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Interviewing 101
Thursday, September 5th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Paint the Town at TDL
Tuesday, September 10th
7:00 - 9:00 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.

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

A series of five week
Wednesday Morning Story Time
meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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.
Registration begins on
Tuesday, September 3rd

Tecumseh's Two Perrys
Wednesday, September 11th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

@ Fieldstone, 1313 Southwestern Dr.

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 brothers-in-law and became known as “Tecumseh’s Two Perrys.”   

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh Place.

Thursday September 12th, 7:00 - 8:00 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 and 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, September 17th, 7:00 - 8:00 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.

Lost Towns: Eastern Michigan
Thursday, September 19th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Many of eastern Michigan's old boom towns 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. For more information, CLICK HERE


Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Saturday, September 21st, 1:00 - 4:00 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!
For rules, CLICK HERE.

The ABCs of Medicare Enrollment:
We Speak Fluent Medicare

Monday, September 23rd, 6:30 - 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 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. For details, CLICK HERE.

A Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Story Time is designed for three-year-olds through second graders. Wear your pajamas or nightgown, robe and slippers! For details, CLICK HERE.

Whole Food Plant-Based Diet
Thursday September 26th
7:00 - 8:00 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. REGISTER HERE.
"September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion. September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and colour. It glows like old amber." 

~Patience Strong, The Glory of the Garden
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.

*Closed Sundays until October 6th
Dates to Know

September Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
September 17th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
September 9th
6:30 p.m.

Library Closing

The library will be closed on:
Monday, September 2nd
for Labor Day
We will re-open on:
Tuesday, September 3rd
at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, September 7th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
September 7th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 This drop-in program for ages 3 - 103 features various science kits to build different creations using your imagination and creativity. Models range from simple to complex and there's something for everyone. Sets include a plane, tractor, ships and even an amusement park as well as many others.

Color When You Can Drop-in Coloring Club for Adults
2nd Monday this Month
due to Labor Day Holiday
September 9th

6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils; please feel free to bring snacks for you or for the group. For details, CLICK HERE.

Play Book Bingo
Wednesday, September 18th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18th

Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser
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.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE
10/1/19, 7:00 p.m.
Give Back to Your Community: Volunteer Opportunities
10/2/19, 1:00 p.m.
An Afternoon With the Swing Sisters, @Tecumseh Senior Center
10/3/19, 7:00 p.m.
The Significance of the Tecumseh Community Health Study
10/5/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner
10/6/19, 2:00 p.m.
DVD Bingo
10/7/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
10/8/19, 7:00 p.m.
An Evening of Spooky Halloween Crafting - Class 1
10/9/19, 7:00 p.m.
An Evening of Spooky Halloween Crafting - Class 2
9/11 - 10/9/19, 10:30 a.m.
Five 5-Week Preschool Story Times on Wednesdays
10/14/19, 11:00 a.m.
Chair Yoga
10/15/19, 7:00 p.m.
Teddy Bear Mysteries with Meg Macy
10/16/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
10/16/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
10/17/19, 7:00 p.m.
Native American Treaties in Michigan
10/19/19, 1:30 p.m.
Music Moves Me
10/20/19, 2:00 p.m.
Joel's Spooktacular Comedy Show
10/21/19, 10:30 a.m.
Storybook Artventures
10/22/19, 7:00 p.m.
Ghosts, Spirits & More
10/24/19, 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Crafts for 3rd & 4th Graders
10/24/19, 7:00 p.m.
Halloween Drawing Class - Create the Library's Coloring Book
10/28/19, 7:00 p.m.
Paranormal Stories: Tecumseh Haunted Houses, Edgar Allan Poe & More
10/29/19, 6:45 p.m.
Shenanigans: A Halloween Story Time
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