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2019 TDL Community Survey

Your opinion matters! Tecumseh District Library will launch the 2019 Community Survey on Monday, April 15th. Please watch for an email invitation from us on that date and be sure to check your junk folder if you don't see it. The survey will be open through
Wednesday, May 15th and by participating, you may be entered into a drawing for a prize.

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

The Library will be closed on Sundays
May - September
Readers Advisory
Books with "SPRING" in the title:
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
Circe by Madeline Miller
Read by Perdita Weeks
Growing up in Germany I dutifully struggled through five years of Latin class in High School. I freely admit that translating stuffy speeches and war strategies from 3000 years ago was not my cup of tea, but I have always been fascinated by Roman and Greek Mythology. I probably owe it to Zeus and company that I wiggled through those years with a passing grade. You can imagine how my eyes lit up when I finally held Circe in my hands. The book came so highly recommended, that I could not wait to get my ears on it.
Circe is the daughter of Helios, god of the Sun, and Perse, daughter of Oceanus. She excelled in the power of witchcraft to a point that the mighty god Zeus felt so threatened by her that he banished her to the deserted island of Aiaia. On her island Circe turns herself into an even more powerful witch. Foreseeing the future, Artemis, goddess of War, is trying to infiltrate Aiaia to take what's most dear to Circe, her son. But Circe casts a cloaking spell around her island and Artemis cannot enter. And thus what has been set in motion cannot be stopped...
Readers who are familiar with antique mythology will be delighted to meet well-known gods and heroes, such as Prometheus who brought fire to humankind and was horribly punished by Zeus for his insubordination; or Daedalus and his son Ikarus who flew too high to the sun and paid the ultimate price for youthful recklessness. And of course the epic heroes Odysseus and Jason sail in and out of Circe's life.
But this book is not written for mythology aficionados only; it is a great introduction for all those who have never read anything about the gods of Mount Olympus. I think readers will find themselves searching for more such books after indulging in this highly acclaimed novel. The book features a helpful glossary with the cast of characters and short explanations. The audio book has the same glossary included as a PDF, so listeners won't miss out on all the valuable information.
The book is written from Circe's perspective and Perdita Weeks's narration gives Circe a reflecting and thoughtful voice recounting the events that shaped her almost eternal life. I could hear the rolling waves surrounding Aiaia in Ms. Weeks's lilting voice. The narration perfectly enhances the lyricism of the author's written words. I found Madeline Miller's descriptions of landscapes, architecture and furnishings enchanting and mesmerizing. This book is a treat for ears and inner eyes as the perfect union of written and spoken word conjures up unique pictures as it takes listeners far away into the realm of mythology.
TDL owns the book on tape and the printed version. It can also be streamed through overdrive as an ebook and e-audiobook.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in March

Educated by Tara Westover
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Walt Disney’s Last Project:
The Happiest Millionaire

Monday, April 8th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Walt Disney was one of America’s most iconic entrepreneurs, animators, voice actors and film producers.  Find out more about Disney’s final project with scholar Brian Lightner.

In-Home Care
& Senior Residences

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about resources available to help you make the best decisions regarding care for yourself or your loved ones at home or in senior residences with Justine Bykowski of the Michigan Department of the Attorney General.

After School Holiday Crafts
Program for 3rd & 4th Graders!

This program will be held on:
Wednesday, April 10th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 11th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE for program details. To register, click your choice of dates above.

Smart Bicycling for All Ages
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 -  8:00 p.m.
Learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrains and climates with Dr. Scott Elliott, tour director for League of Michigan Bicyclists.

Saturday, April 13th, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

A 30-minute family program designed especially for children ages 2 - 6 years old and their caregivers, featuring short solo selections by musicians from the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.
For details, CLICK HERE.

The Ugly Duckling
by Hans Christian Andersen
Story retold by Janet Brown

Monday, April 15th, 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.

Mango Monday
Monday, April 15th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Explore new languages through culture and conversation. We'll be watching part of a foreign film, sample some international foods and share traveling abroad stories. Registration is required. All ages welcome. CLICK HERE to register. Sponsored by the
Lenawee Community Foundation.

Things You Might Not Know About Michigan
in the Civil War
Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Did you know that the tallest Union soldier could very well have looked down at the top of President Lincoln’s head, or the Drummer Boy of Shiloh was never at that battle, but was the last Civil War soldier serving in the U. S. Army? These are just a few of the things you can find out about with Civil War historian Bob Griggs. For details, CLICK HERE.

Wildlife Safari in Southern Africa

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Africa is known for its magnificent animal life. The continent’s national parks and prairies provide a rich environment for a wide variety of native fauna. World travelers Chris and Joanne Hee will share their experiences at some of the largest wildlife parks in southern Africa.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Computer Crash Course

Wednesday, April 24th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This class is designed for beginners. Attendees will learn basic computer concepts such as identifying desktop components, apply monitor and desktop settings while practicing using a mouse and keyboard. Sunshine Plato from
Michigan Works will teach the class. REGISTER HERE.

Earth Day Celebration

Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
@Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.,Tipton

Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens. After a ceremonial tree planting with local scouts, join us on a nature walk to appreciate the many benefits of trees. Each family will also receive a tree seedling to take home. Please meet in the upper level of the Visitors Center. Cost: $2 per person or $5 per vehicle.

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
and Other Disasters:
Emergency Preparedness 101
Monday, April 29th, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Craig Tanis, Emergency Management Coordinator of Lenawee County, will give an overview of the Lenawee County Emergency Alert System and how to be prepared in case of an emergency.

Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a survival kit in the case of a zombie apocalypse. To register, CLICK HERE.

Was it Murder?:
A Documentary's Quest
for the Truth

Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In the mid-1970s, two Filipina nurses were convicted of poisoning patients in the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.  Both were released from prison when the federal court judge issued a new trial, citing prosecutorial misconduct.  Join us to view excerpts of That Strange Summer, a documentary on the investigation, trial and movement to free the nurses, followed by a discussion with the film's director
Dr. Geri Zeldes. CLICK HERE for more information.

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
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
April 16th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
April 8th
6:30 p.m.


The Library will be closed on
Sunday, April 21st
for Easter
We will re-open on 
Monday, April 22nd
at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

1st Saturday
April 6th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Color When You Can Drop-in Coloring Club for Adults
1st Monday
April 1st
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, April 17th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
Third Wednesday

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 17th

Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
More Programs

Make Your Own Dragon Egg!

Sunday, April 28th, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Who needs chicken eggs when you can have Dragon Eggs? Join us at the Tecumseh District Library to make your very own gold or silver scaled dragon egg. For details, CLICK HERE.
Victorian Wax Flower Class
Monday, April 29th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Practice the Victorian art of crafting crepe paper into flowers then dipping them in wax to create beautiful, translucent blooms with Sheryl Moll,
Lenawee County 4-H program coordinator. Materials fee is $2.
CLICK HERE to register.

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE

5/2/19, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry: An Outlet for Life Experiences
5/4/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner for ages 3 - 103
5/6/19, 10:30 a.m.
Storybook Artventures
5/6/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
5/7/19, 7:00 p.m.
The Lighthouses of Michigan
5/8/19, 1:00 p.m.
Exploring U.S. Census Records
5/8/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
5/9/19, 7:00 p.m
Growing U.P.
Closed for Staff Development

5/13/19, 7:00 p.m.
Tecumseh Area Wildlife
5/14/19, 1:30 p.m.
Natural Homemade Cleaners
5/15/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
5/16/19, 7:00 p.m.
Personalized Medicine Comes to the Library
5/18/19, 12:00 p.m.
Family Game Day
5/20/19, 6:30 p.m.
Mango Monday
5/21/19, 7:00 p.m.
F-100D Super Sabre: One of the Most Iconic Jet Fighters of the 20th Century
We invite you to enjoy our many services, including:
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  • Audio books
  • eBooks
  • Periodicals
  • Puppets
  • Video Games
  • Public access computers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless Printing
  • Fax Service
  • Copy Machine
  • Quiet study rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • 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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