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November Fine Forgiveness:
Donate New Mittens (Gloves, or Socks)

Throughout November, TDL will be accepting donations of  new Mittens, Gloves or Socks for all ages and in exchange, will forgive donors' fines. Each item donated forgives $5.00 in fines. This does not include damaged books or book replacements and patrons may not accrue a credit balance on their accounts.

All donated items will be displayed on a "Mitten Tree" during December and the mittens, etc. will be donated to a local charity. So please join in and help us provide some warmth to the community during this season of giving and thanksgiving.

TDL Welcomes Three New Staff Members

We are pleased to introduce three new members of the TDL Staff. You may have seen them around the library over the past few weeks. From left to right, they are: Amanda Fields, Teen Librarian; Elizabeth Allen, Library Assistant; and Robert Rhodes, Library Assistant. When you see them here, please welcome them to our library community.

Gift of Reading 2019

From Friday, November 29th through Monday, December 16th, drop off new, unwrapped children's and teen books at the Circulation Desk. Tax deductible donations are also welcome. For complete details, CLICK HERE.
Readers Advisory
Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings and gratitude...

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 Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
Read by Tom Hanks
Admittedly, I have a hard time with books by Ann Patchett and had not been planning on reading her newest release “The Dutch House”. When I saw, however, that none other than Tom Hanks was going to perform the audio book, I was all of a sudden chomping at the bit for publication day to arrive. Waiting for it proved a little bit like Advent season leading up to Christmas.  And when Christmas – or publication day – finally arrived, I got everything I wished for and so much more!

The story is quickly told. After his wife left him and their two children, Cyril Conroy remarries and brings his new wife, Andrea, into the Dutch House. From the start, Andrea and the siblings do not get along and after Cyril dies an early death, it is only a matter of time until things come to a head and the siblings are turned out on the street.

The story reads like a modern retelling of Cinderella and I feel I would not have appreciated the story at all had I only read it. But along comes Tom Hanks and changes it all around. Naturally, a narrator puts a certain amount of interpretation into their performance of an audio book. To me, that is the special thrill of listening to audio books. Mr. Hanks is taking narrating – or performing – this novel to a whole different level.

I especially enjoyed the fact  that Mr. Hanks does not read female characters in an unnaturally raised voice. At times he might soften his voice a bit, but that’s all. I was mesmerized how he would speed up his reading at just the right moment and slow down again. After a while, I found myself listening more for Mr. Hanks’ intonation than for the content of the story.  I am sure his outstanding acting career is a big factor in the beauty of this performance, but to me, it felt as if he had intimate knowledge of the characters far beyond what is told in the book.

This audio book can best be described as a listening event. I can only hope that Tom Hanks will find more time in his undoubtedly busy schedule to perform more audio books.

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

Blue Moon by Lee Child
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Check them out - you might like them, too!

Amazing Boys
in Michigan History

Tuesday, November 5th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  Find out about the stories of twenty boys who did some amazing things before they turned twenty years old with award-winning writer Patricia Majher, author of Bold Boys in Michigan History. Learn about both highly acclaimed and lesser-known Michiganders, all of whom have led remarkable lives that will intrigue and inspire. CLICK HERE for more information.

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

A series of five weekly
Wednesday Morning Story Time
meetings from
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
November 6th through December 4th
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.

Airline Travel 101:
Tricks You Need to Know

Thursday November 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

When is the best time to book a flight?  How can a free upgrade actually cost you money? Why are antacids, flashlights, batteries, and sunscreen among the most valuable things you can pack? Find out the answer to these and many other questions with local traveler Jane Poczatek, President of the TDL Board of Trustees.

Chair Yoga
Monday, November 11th
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn a mindful, chair-based yoga flow that will help strengthen/lengthen your muscles and leave you feeling refreshed and connected, with instructor Beth Flumignan of Way of Life Complementary Healing.

Please bring a bottle of water. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.

Ford Motor Company in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Tuesday, November 12th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn about Henry Ford’s business ventures, including a rubber plantation, coal mines, power plants, and his own steel mill, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with historian Ken Hafeli. For details, CLICK HERE.

by Elizabeth Rusch

Monday, November 25th
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.

Harvest of Friendship
A Thanksgiving Story Time

Tuesday, November 26th, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Story Time is designed for three-year-olds through second graders. Wear your favorite fall colors! Harvest of Friendship features cozy tales of friendship and families. For details, CLICK HERE.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE

12/3/19, 7:00 p.m.
Tax Strategies and Reductions
12/4/19, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars:
Wednesday Morning Story Time
12/4/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
12/7/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner
12/9/19, 11:00 a.m.
Chair Yoga
12/10/19, 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Sing-A-Long @ Tecumseh Senior Center
12/10/19, 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Sweatshirts: the Perfect Gift
12/12/19, 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Craft Program for 3rd & 4th graders
12/12/19, 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Sweatshirts: the Perfect Gift
12/14/19, 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Memories: Create Your Own Gingerbread House @ Hidden Lake Gardens
12/17/19, 6:45 p.m.
Stockingful of Joy: A Winter Holiday Story Time
12/18/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Time and Again by Jack Finney
Merry Christmas! The Library is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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

November Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
November 19th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
November 11th
6:30 p.m.

Library Closing

The library will be closed on:
Thursday, November 28th
for Thanksgiving
We will re-open on:
Friday, November 29th
at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, November 2nd
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
November 2nd
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.

Play Book Bingo
Wednesday, November 6th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20th

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
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.

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


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