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The Library will be closed on Sundays
Starting on Sunday, May 5th

2019 TDL Community Survey

Complete our survey by Wednesday, May 15th and you may win one of the following prizes:
$25 - Muk's Sports Pub
$15 - The Boulevard Market
$15 - Queen Nails
$10 - Basil Boys
$10 - The Embers Bar & Grill
Free 3-Topping Pizza - Brownie's House of Pizza


We look forward to your responses as we continue to improve our services for you.

As a community service project during the month of May, TDL is serving as a drop off location for donations of diapers for families living below the poverty line. For more information, contact
When you place a hold electronically, it can take up to 12 hours to appear on your account. Please wait for our notification before stopping by to pick up your item.
Thank you!
New Magazines!
We are pleased to announce the addition of  two new magazines to our Periodical Section for you enjoyment:

Early American Life 
Vogue Knitting
Readers Advisory
Have you planned your garden yet? Perhaps one of these books can help...
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 Light-Keeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol
Read by Dara Rosenberg, Dawn Harvey and Tom Parks

This audio book combines two of my passions, lighthouses and Lake Superior, my favorite of all the Great Lakes. Even though each of the Great Lakes has their own mysteries and stories, Superior to me is the most enigmatic. Therefore, what an utter delight it was, that the author predominately features the lake in a role of her own, letting her shine in all her seasonal beauty and temperament.

Morgan, a troubled teen and casualty of the foster care system, must serve community hours after being caught spraying graffiti. She is sent to a retirement facility where she makes the acquaintance of resident Elizabeth Livingston. Elizabeth’s eyesight is failing her and she asks Morgan to read family journals to her. In the course of reading these journals, Morgan finds out more about herself than she ever bargained for.

This is one of those fascinating stories where the listener encounters a twist and turn in every chapter. I recommend keeping a notepad and pencil ready. The author weaves a compelling story and manages to hold her final revelation until the very end. I am sure I uttered one or more growls of frustration when a chapter ended without yet revealing the information I so longed for.

The audio book is performed by three narrators. The book is written in alternate chapters of Morgan’s voice and Elizabeth’s voice and both parts are expertly read by Dara Rosenberg and Dawn Harvey. Both women give their assigned character a distinctive edge, but they also manage to step with convincing ease into the other’s role, whenever the story required it. Tom Parks is reading a small part at the end, which greatly enhances the performance and brings closure to this fascinating mystery.

TDL owns a copy of the book; the audio book is available on hoopla 

TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in April

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Poetry: An Outlet
for Life Experiences

Thursday, May 2nd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Through her poetry, local author Brooke Borton candidly addresses her struggles with bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and guilt. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
CLICK HERE for details.

Lighthouses of Michigan
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in the United States. Join us for this presentation as retired educator Darlene Chisholm takes us on a lighthouse tour of our state, and shows us not only the structures we can easily visit, but also those that are more difficult to find. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Exploring U.S. Census Records

Federal census records are the most important single source of genealogical information in the United States. Locating ancestors in these records is generally one of the first items on a family researcher's to-do list. Learn how to use census records to glean valuable clues about your ancestors as well as interesting facts that will give life to your family tree with genealogist Julie Olin of the
Lenawee County Family Researchers.

Growing U.P.
Thursday, May 9th, 7:00 -  8:00 p.m.

 Retired ranger Pete Griffin will tell stories about growing up in the Upper Peninsula in the 60s and 70s. This humorous, yet thought-provoking, collection of stories is family rated and includes stories about his mother's reaction to a parking violation issued in Lansing (You'll Never Take Me Alive) and more. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Sponsored by the Friends of TDL

The Princess of Tears 
by Reesa Grace

Monday, May 6th, 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 required. For details, CLICK HERE.

Tecumseh Area Wildlife
Monday, May 13th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Retired educator, Don Chalfant, returns to Tecumseh District Library with his photographic display of the beauty and variety of wildlife in the Tecumseh area. We can predict that “O” will stand for owls and “D” very likely for dragonflies. What about “Q” and “Z”? Come, see, and solve the mystery by attending this fun-filled session and viewing some of Don’s extraordinary nature photography. CLICK HERE for details.

Natural Homemade Cleaners
Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Instructor Kim Niblack will teach class participants how to create their own environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning products. They will have the opportunity to make a blended homemade cleaner to use at home. Materials fee is $5.00. REGISTER HERE.

Personalized Medicine
Comes to the Library

Thursday, May 16th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Heard of AncestryDNA or 23andMe? Find out how genetic testing can impact your daily life. Join Betty Chaffee, PharmD, for a discussion on the role individual genetics plays in the way medications work, and how genetic information can help you make your healthcare more personal and let us live the best life possible. Dr. Chaffee will discuss testing methods, how results are interpreted and used, and why this information can be crucial in the treatment of common health problems. CLICK HERE for more information.

Family Game Day

Saturday, May 18th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of games, refreshments and music. All ages are welcome to attend.  A variety of games will be provided but you are also encouraged to bring some of your own. We'll meet in the lower level in meeting rooms A1 and A2. Fun for everyone!

F-100D Super Sabre:
One of the Most Iconic Jet Fighters of the 20th Century
Tuesday, May 21st, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn how an unlikely chain of events lead to the restoration of one of the most ionic jet fighters of the twentieth century.  Also, find out how Airman First Class (A1C) Larry Hubbard Retired (RET) was reunited with F-100D Super Sabre 56-2995 after 52 years.

This presentation includes an American History Channel documentary and many other photos of the seven year restoration.  The plane is now on display at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. 

"'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers."
~~Thomas Hood

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 beginning May 5th
Dates to Know


TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
May 21st
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
No Meeting This Month

The Library will be closed on
Friday, May 10th
for Staff Development
We will re-open on 
Saturday, May 11th
at 10:00 a.m.


We will be closed on 
Monday, May 27th
for Memorial Day
We will re-open on
Tuesday, May 28th

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale :
2 Sales This Month

Saturday May 4th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Coinciding With City Wide Sales
Saturday, May 11th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
May 4th
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
1st Monday
May 6th
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, May 15th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
2nd Wednesday This Month
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
May 8th

The Immortalists
by Chloe Benjamin
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE
Summer Reading Programs for all ages
Starting in mid-June
6/1/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner for ages 3 - 103
6/3/19, 6:00 p.m.
Great Oreo Taste Off -Teens
6/3/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
6/3/19, 7:00 p.m.
Boots on the Ground: Counter Insurgency in Northern Iraq
6/4/19, 7:00 p.m.
Hula Hoop Wreaths: The Perfect Decoration for Every Summer Occasion
6/5/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
6/6/19, 7:00 p.m.
WWII: Michigan POW Camps
6/8/19, 9:00 a.m.
Macon Plant Swap: Bring a Plant - Take a Plant @ Macon United Methodist Church
6/18/19, 6:45 p.m.
School Readiness Story Time
6/19/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
6/22/19, 1:00 p.m.
Game of Thrones Support Group
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
  • Michigan Activity Pass
  • 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
  • New! 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.
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