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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages 


The Teen Summer Reading Program continues through July 22nd. In order to participate, teens must have a valid library card. CLICK HERE for details.

Continues through Saturday, July 31st. Pick up a combined Registration and blank Booklist form at the Circulation Desk. Read 8 Books from this library's Tween Fiction Collection or Teen Fiction Collection. For details, CLICK HERE.

Continues through July 31st
CLICK HERE for details.

Why Should the Kids Have all the Fun?
Continues through July 31st

Adults, join this sweet summer reading program. Simply fill out a slip for each book, audiobook, e-book, or magazine that you read and drop it in the jar located on the Circulation Desk. Each week one lucky reader will win a pie.

A 50th Anniversary Celebration
of the First Men on the Moon
Presented by Children's Author
Rhonda Gowler Greene

Monday, July 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Designed for Kindergartners through Adults

CLICK HERE for details.
An Evening with Author Elizabeth Berg
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a culinary and literary event with bestselling author Elizabeth Berg who will explore the connection between books and food. For details, CLICK HERE.
Readers Advisory
This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Here are some books and videos that may interest you...

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.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Books
in June

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Check them out - you might like them, too!

Musical Tribute to Town Bands
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.

Enjoy an afternoon of music with
The Town Band, an ensemble of the Washtenaw Community Concert Band. This is a 20-piece vintage group that plays music from 1880–1920 in period-appropriate costumes and with period-appropriate instruments. Learn about the rich history of local town bands.  

Sponsored with Baruch @ Tecumseh PlaceCambrian Senior LivingHistorical Society of Clinton and Tecumseh Senior Center.

Essential Oils Rollerball Workshop
Thursday, July 11th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Create your own rollerball blend using doTerra essential oils.This rollerball will enhance your lifestyle and also help with your yoga/meditation practice. These blends are ideal for mental clarity, relaxation and awareness. Essential oil educator Laura Viau will be joining us to share her knowledge and useful benefits of essential oils. The materials fee is $5 per rollerball.  CLICK HERE to register.

A Novel Support Group: Bookshare
Monday July 15th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Not sure what to read next? Do you need new reading material? Want to see what books others recommend? If you answered yes, then this group is for you.  We'll meet and discuss all things books!  Fiction and non-fiction. Ages teen and older.   

The Perfect Pint: My Journey with Michigan Craft Beer
Tuesday, July 16th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

No beverage—other than water, obviously—has done more for Michigan than beer. Of course, Michigan is not the only state that has beer. But Michigan is the only state that has Michigan beer. It has taken a long time for Michigan craft beer to catch on and for this state to build that sense of pride.

William Rapai, author of the Michigan Notable book, Brewed in Michigan, will take us back to the early days of Michigan craft beer and explain what craft beer is, why it took so long to catch on, why it’s so popular today, and what makes Michigan craft beer better. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Sponsored with the 
Tecumseh Brewing Company.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam
Wednesday, July 17th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Author Joann Puffer Kotcher, one of the first women allowed in a combat zone, will discuss the riveting story of her service as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly. These brave young women set up recreation centers and brought books, snacks and a welcome reminder of home to soldiers in the field.

Copies of Donut Dolly will be available for purchase and signing. For more information CLICK HERE.
Sponsored with Tecumseh Area
Historical Society.

Michigan Drive-In Memories
Thursday, July 17th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about the history of Michigan outdoor film venues with author Harry Skrdla. His book, Michigan Drive-In Theatersis a nostalgic depiction of the state's outdoor theaters from the pinnacle of their popularity to their downfall, and the subsequent resurgence of interest in the remaining theaters through more than 200 vintage images.

Michigan Tidbits and Trivia
Monday, July 22nd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where will you find the world’s largest weather vane? What famous actor hails from Manistee County? In what Michigan city is Jiffy Mix made? How old is the State of Michigan? The answers to these — and dozens of other — questions will be revealed during this interactive presentation with Michigan history presenter Dianna Stampfler of Promote Michigan. This family program promises to be entertaining, as well as educational – with prizes, of course!

Genealogical DNA Testing
Thursday, July 25th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Mary Henderson of the Association of Professional Genealogists for an introduction to DNA testing for genealogy purposes. 

After a brief overview of basic genetics, she will discuss the types of DNA tests available—autosomal, Y, X and mitochondrial—and provide an overview of DNA testing companies including,, 23&me and My Heritage.

Finally, using an example of the DNA test result page provided by each company, Ms. Henderson will offer tips on how to navigate the findings. CLICK HERE for more information

Happy Birthday, Harry:
Potter Patterns

Monday, July 29th, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Join us for a magical fun night to celebrate the Boy Who Lived!  Patrons 12 and older will be using Perler beads to make their very own Harry Potter character to take home. Fuse beads have been around for a long time and are a fun and simple craft.

Patrons will choose one of 19 patterns, place the beads on the design boards, and we will iron them to create your finished project! Upon completion, you can make your Harry Potter creation into a magnet or a pin to proudly display. Space is limited -- CLICK HERE to register.

Reflections of the Past:
50 Years of Veterinary Medicine

Monday, July 29th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Retired veterinarian and local author, Howard Pennington, will share stories of veterinary practice and how veterinary medicine has advanced in the past 50 years. CLICK HERE for details.

Copies of his recently published book, Tales of Tails, will be available for purchase. 
The luxury of all summer's sweet sensation is to be found when one lies at length in the warm, fragrant grass, soaked with sunshine, aware of regions of blossoming clover and of a high heaven filled with the hum of innumerous bees.

~Harriet E. Prescott,
The Atlantic Monthly, August 1865
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

July Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
July 16th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
July 8th

Library Closing

The Library will be closed on 
Thursday, July 4th
for Independence Day
We will re-open on 
Friday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday July 6th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
July 6th
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
July 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, July 17th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
July 17th

Harry's Trees
by Jon Cohen
More Programs

Cooking 101:
Shopping on a Budget

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

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of
The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively workshop on how to shop well on a budget. Participants will learn how to prepare meal plans and grocery lists and how to save money at the grocery store. Discussion will also cover how to maximize the use of ingredients and minimize food waste.
This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op of
Ann Arbor and Lakehouse Bakery of Chelsea.

Sailing the
Great American Loop

Wednesday, July 31st, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

In 2016-2017, captain Richard Brundrett and crew completed the American Great Loop, a 6000-mile waterway circuit around the Eastern United States, on a 35-foot sailboat. Please join us for a discussion of the waterway route, boat selection, and planning recommendations for embarking on the trip of a lifetime.
We invite you to enjoy our many services, including:
  • CDs
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  • Audio books
  • eBooks
  • Periodicals
  • Puppets
  • Video Games
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  • Fax Service
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  • Early Literacy Station
  • Notary Public
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  • 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.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE
8/3/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner for ages 3 - 103
8/5/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
8/5/19, 7:00 p.m.
What's in Our Water?
8/6/19, 7:00 p.m.
76 Minutes: My Search for Alexander, Andrew, and Tanner Skelton
8/7/19, 7:00 p.m.
An Evening With Elizabeth Berg
8/8/19, 6:30 p.m.
Lore & Legends: Tecumseh
8/13/19, 7:00 p.m.
Wind Chimes: Perfect Outdoor Addition
8/14/19, 1:00 p.m.
Wreck on the Wabash: One of the Worst Railroad Disasters in History
8/15/19, 7:00 p.m.
Archery and Other Shooting Sports
8/19/19, 6:00 p.m.
Dreamcatcher Class
8/20/19,76:00 p.m.
Hosta Hillside Workshop @ Hidden Lake Gardens
8/21/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
8/21/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash
8/26/19, 6:30 p.m.
CPR & Basic First Aid, all ages
8/26/19, 7:00 p.m.
Cross Stitch Book Marks @ Timeless Stitches
8/27/19, 7:00 p.m.
Cats 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cats
8/27/19, 7:00 p.m.
Self-Care Massage: Upper Body
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