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Meet TDL Volunteer, Ellen Comstock

Ellen has been a volunteer here at TDL  for 10 years. She works in the non-fiction section, straightening the books and dusting the shelves. For her, the most important thing she does is clean and check the books for damage, which helps to keep the books in good repair so that they last longer, thus saving the library money. There is not one specific aspect of the job that Ellen likes the best as she enjoys doing it all.

When not helping to preserve the books at the library, Ellen likes to read mysteries, books on the paranormal, gardening and various magazines.

CLICK HERE if you are interested in becoming a library volunteer.

NEW! Fillable Forms Available on TDL Website

We are in the process of updating our website to make it easier to navigate. In addition, we have implemented a new feature -- Fillable Application Forms. You can now fill out and submit application forms for reserving meeting and quiet study rooms online, saving you the trip to the library -- not that we wouldn't like to see you! CLICK HERE for the meeting room schedule; the links for the application forms are at the top of that page.

2020 Census: Count Us All
Monday, February 3rd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join members of the League of Women Voters Ann Arbor, Tecumseh/Lenawee County Unit to learn about how the census is conducted. Topics to be discussed include 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.

Missing Pieces: Heartwarming Transplant Stories
Tuesday, February 18th, 7:00 - 8:00 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 book will be available for purchase (cash or check only) and signing. You may also purchase copies on Amazon.

Space 101:
Everything that You Ever Wanted to Learn About Space

Tuesday, February 25th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Go on a space odyssey with TDL Board of Trustees 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. 
Readers Advisory
This month, books about love...

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
Featuring Narrator
Tim Campbell
Reading The Spitfire
by Christi Caldwell

Tim Campbell’s voice has been praised in numerous reviews. I picked up the audio book “The Spitfire” by Christi Caldwell. I was sold after he read the title of the book and the author, about 15 seconds into the first CD. I cannot gush enough about the warm timbre in Mr. Campbell’s voice which can turn into a razor sharp drawl within a moment’s notice.

“The Spitfire” features a wonderfully spunky heroine. With her fists and knees, she inflicts considerable pain to most males in the book (her love interest, the very proper Earl of Waterson, notwithstanding.)

However, the dialogue is at times repetitive as the characters rethink whole conversations in their heads. Had I read the story, I would probably have skipped over these parts. Mr. Campbell, on the other hand, gives these repetitive sections a whole different spin by rereading them in contrasting nuances.

Time and again I am amazed by the power a narrator has to turn a good story into an amazing story. And Tim Campbell does not disappoint. With his immense range in accents, dialects and voice pitch, he could have read the same passage three times over and it would still be ever so slightly different. In fact, I found myself going back a few tracks once in a while to marvel at a particularly well-narrated passage.
Tim Campbell’s talent is not restricted to romance novels – even though he is extremely well suited for that genre, believe me! Among many others, he also performs legal thrillers and classics, such as Moby Dick and The Phantom of the Opera.
TDL owns “The Spitfire” by Christy Caldwell on Audio.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in January


The Confession Club by Elizabeth Bert
Check it out - you might like it, too!

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.

Thursday, February 6th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

After School Holiday Crafts Programs for Third and Fourth Graders. Click HERE for full details!

Valentine's Day
Card Making Class

Monday, February 10th
5:30 - 7:00 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 a total of $5.00, which will be collected the night of the class. Show your TDL library card in good standing and get $1.00 off. Please note one discount per cardholder. All supplies are provided. CLICK HERE to register.

Open Mic Night
at Musgrove & Company

Thursday, February 20th
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. Non-performers are welcome to come and enjoy the local talent. CLICK HERE for more information.

The Art of Cake Decorating
Monday, February 24th
7:00 - 8:00 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 $2.00. CLICK HERE to register.

Local History Theater:
Charles Manley,
Tecumseh Products & More

Wednesday, February 26th
1:00 - 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, February 27th, 7:00 - 8:00 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. Learn 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.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE

3/3/20, 7:00 p.m.
Where's It Hanging: Marketing Your Art
3/9/20, 11:00 a.m.
Chair Yoga
3/12/20, 7:00 p.m.
Without Wax: A True Story of Evil
3/17/20, 6:45 p.m.
Pot O' Gold Story Time
3/18/20, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
3/18/20, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Middlemarch, by George Eliot
3/23/20, 7:00 p.m.
Meditation and Mindfulness for Adults
3/24/20, 7:00 p.m.
Create Your Own Animal Sculpture
3/25/20, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars: a series of 5 weekly story time meetings on Wednesday mornings
3/26/20, 1:00 p.m.
Adrian's First One Hundred Years
3/28/20, 1/30 p.m.
Music Moves Me
3/31/20, 7:00 p.m.
Family Office: Stocks, Mutual Funds & More
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

February Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
February 18th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
February 10th
6:30 p.m.
Library Closings

The library will be closed on:
Monday, February 17th
for Presidents' Day
We will re-open on:
Tuesday, February 18th
at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, February 1st
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Play Book Bingo
Wednesday, February 19th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19th

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

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.
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.

"In the flush of love's light,
we dare be brave.
And suddenly we see that love costs
all we are and will ever be.
Yet it is only love which sets us free."

~Maya Angelou
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