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Thank You TDL Board of Trustees!

As we reach the end of 2019, we’d like to take a moment to thank the seven Trustees who comprise the Board of Tecumseh District Library. We thank them for their tremendous gifts of time, energy and dedication to the library and for their wise and thoughtful leadership. Much that TDL has been able to accomplish over the past 16 years has been due to the good judgement, wise planning, and fiscal responsibility of its Board. We thank them for their support of us and for their service to the community. If you see any one of them in the library or community, please share your thanks as well!
From left to right: Treasurer Judy Prater, Lisa Hart, Pam Bunch, Vice President Heather Burdick, President Jane Poczatek, Secretary Carma Roesch, and Matt Linke.

Gift of Reading 2019

Gift of Reading donations will continue to be accepted 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
Winter Holidays are just around the corner. Get into the seasonal spirit with some heartwarming holiday tales...

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
Manderley Forever: a biography of Daphne Du Maurier
by Tatjana De Rosnay
Read by Charlotte Wright
This is a biography of a different kind. It is written in the style of a novel and Charlotte Wright also reads it that way. The author and the narrator enhance each other perfectly and make a great team. At times I truly had to stop and make myself aware that this is not a novel but a well-researched and extremely engaging biography. The author intersperses her book with short descriptions of her impressions and emotions as she visits the places where
Ms. Du Maurier lived and wrote; names that sound so familiar to every Du Maurier lover: Mennabilly, Kilmarth, Fowey, and of course, her beloved Paris.
The author gives short synapses of
Ms. Du Maurier's best-known books which I appreciated very much. Even though I decided after the first few chapters that I would re-read most of them, I enjoyed having my memory refreshed right then and there.


I admit that there is one major disadvantage to audio books, especially in the biography genre. Only  very few of them come with an extra CD-ROM with the photographs which can be usually found in the printed version and Manderley Forever is no exception. But I can set the listener’s mind at ease with this audio book. The printed book does not have very many pictures; the listener can always “Google” pictures if so inclined.

Charlotte Wright delivers a strong and simultaneously sensitive narration. At times, however, my listening pleasure was slightly marred by the mispronunciation of proper names. Overall though, this did not prevent me from wholeheartedly enjoying this book and delving into the life and the mind of one of Britain's greatest female authors. 
So when the last word was read, I took out my well-worn copy of Rebecca, and as I beheld that iconic first sentence, I closed my eyes and ... "dreamt I went to Manderley again".

TDL owns the audio book
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in November

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Tax Strategies and Reductions
Monday, December 3rd
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about tax deferrals, tax credits, tax deductions, and anything else you want to know about taxes with Dan Stevens of Hantz Financial Services.
CLICK HERE to register.

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.

Happy Little Holiday Tree
Thursday, December 5th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Gina and Jennifer to make some happy little holiday trees! Ages 12 and up.
Click HERE to register.

Holiday Sing-A-Long
Tuesday, December 10th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286

Sing your favorite carols, such as “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with area resident Anne Walker and other community musicians. Enjoy light refreshments, which are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Tecumseh District Library and Tecumseh Senior Center.

Holiday Sweatshirts:
the Perfect Gift (2 classes)

Tuesday, December 10th, 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12th, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season by making a gift for someone special. Learn how to paint a sweatshirt with acrylic paint and glitter with local artist Nancy Clarke.

Bring a plain sweatshirt of any color with you; the rest of the supplies will be provided.  Wear an old shirt or bring a smock to avoid getting paint on your good clothes. Cost for materials is $5.

To register, click on the date above that you wish to attend.

Thursday, December 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
After School Holiday Crafts Programs for Third and Fourth Graders
Click HERE for full details!

Holiday Memories:
Create Your Own
Gingerbread House

Saturday, December 14th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
Assemble and decorate your own graham cracker gingerbread house. Guided instruction and a variety of decorating supplies will inspire your creative design. This class is hosted in partnership with Tecumseh District Library. Please call Hidden Lake Gardens (HLG) at
(517) 431-2060 to register. Cost: $10 per house / $8 per house for Friends of HLG.
Don’t miss the Evening of Lights from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit the conservatory after the workshop and enjoy the candle-lit luminaries for an evening of holiday fun.  

Stockingful of Joy:
A Winter Holiday Story Time

Tuesday, December 17th, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Story Time is designed for three-year-olds through second graders. Wear your favorite holiday colors! Stockingful of Joy features stories of Santa Claus & his reindeer and the winter season. For details, CLICK HERE.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE

1/7/20, 7:00 p.m.
Free Intro to Cardio Drumming, @ Boulevard Nutrition
1/8-2/5/20, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars: a series of 5 weekly story time meetings on Wednesday mornings
1/14/20, 7:00 p.m.
Crockpots 101: Preparing Healthy and Nutritious Meals
1/15/20, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
1/15/20, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, The Tower,the Zoo, and the Tortoise, by Julian Stuart
1/16/20, 7:00 p.m.
Open Mic Night @ Musgrove  & Company
1/20/20, 7:00 p.m.
Open Mic Night @ Musgrove  & Company
1/21/20, 7:00 p.m.
Gardening With Plants from Biblical Times
1/22/20, 12:00 p.m.
Chili Cook Off @ Tecumseh Senior Center
1/27/20, 10:30 a.m.
Storybook Artventures
1/28/20, 7:00 p.m.
Undressed: The Hidden History of Underwear
1/30/20, 7:00 p.m.
Snowmen: Wintry Friends
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

December Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
December 17th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
December 9th
6:30 p.m.

Library Closing

The library will be closed on:
Tuesday & Wednesday
December 24th & 25th

for Christmas
We will re-open on:
Thursday, December 26th
at 10:00 a.m.


We will be closed on:
Tuesday & Wednesday
December 31 & January 1

for New Year's
We will re-open on:
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, December 7th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
December  7th
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, December 4th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18th

Time and Again
by Jack Finney
More Programs

Chair Yoga
Monday, December 9th
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.
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.

"Of all the months of the year there is not a month one-half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year..."
~"All the Year Round: December,"
All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal
Conducted by Charles Dickens,
1887 December 10th
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