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Holiday Programs
Family Time

As the days get shorter and the holidays approach, cozy family time certainly appeals. Stop at TDL to find what you need to enjoy this time together. Snuggle up on family movie night with DVDs from the library. We have cookbooks and magazines with holiday baking recipes. Borrow some holiday CDs to play while putting up your decorations. Gather around the table with cocoa and snacks and put together a jigsaw puzzle from our collection.

Looking for a bit of peaceful solitude? Choose a book from one of our many holiday displays to read at home or enjoy beside our lovely library fireplace.
Gift of Reading

Gift of Reading Logo

A Joint Holiday Book Project with the Tecumseh Service Club

To celebrate the holiday season, the Tecumseh District Library is coordinating its traditional "Gift of Reading" project.  This endeavor provides the Tecumseh Service Club with new books for children and teens to add to the traditional Christmas baskets of food, clothing, and toys. Our community’s generous participation in this project each year is always heartwarming and the library staff looks forward to another enthusiastic response to this year's "Gift of Reading".

Area residents may participate in two ways:

  • Purchase new children's books and/or teen paperbacks from your favorite bookstore.
    Then bring the unwrapped books to the front Circulation Desk between Friday, November 25th and Monday, December 12th.
  • Send a tax-deductible check payable to the "Tecumseh Service Club" to the Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa Street, in care of "The Gift of Reading" by Monday, December 12th.  Designated shoppers from the Service Club will use these donations to buy additional books for the project.

The library staff will add your donated books to the Gift of Reading display near the Information Desk.  In mid-December, the books will be delivered to the Tecumseh Service Club, whose volunteers will add the books to the Christmas baskets for distribution throughout the Tecumseh community.

For detailed information and purchase suggestions, click here.

Donation Drive for
Housing Help of Lenawee

We are collecting items all through December for Housing Help of Lenawee, an organization in Adrian which helps individuals or families in financial crisis with housing needs.

Bring any of the items on the Wish List here to the library.

CONTACT:  Jody Helme-Day  (517) 423-2238
Free eBooks & Digital Content
Did you get a new eReader, phone, or tablet?

Want free digital content on your computer or other devices?

Download the Libby and the hoopla apps for free eBooks, Audiobooks, and so much more!

Click on the links below to get started. These apps work on multiple devices so look through the guides to find your proper device. If you need additional help, call the library at (517) 423-2238 and we will gladly help you.


Click here for instructions to begin using hoopla for free with your TDL library card and 4 digit pin number.
Readers Advisory
Creative Gift Giving

Click on any of the above images for more information and to reserve a copy. More selections may be found in the library catalog. Others can be found on hoopla or Libby.

For more ideas about what to read next, check our displays throughout the library, browse our Staff Reviews, or pick up a copy of BookPage, available at the Circulation Desk.
Audiobooks With Sonja
Thank You For Listening
 by Julia Whelan,
read by the author

TDL owns this title in regular print 
and on audio.

When I first saw that Audie Award winner Julia Whelan had written a novel featuring an audio book narrator as her main protagonist, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Being familiar with Whelan as a versatile narrator, I was excited to listen to her novel. It did not take long for me to be completely enraptured and even less time to ask myself what Julie Whelan conceived first: The audio book or the novel! 

This is one of the more difficult reviews I have ever written as I want to say so much about this story and the audio book narration. However, the book lives on its surprise moments and I do not want to give anything away.
After a tragic accident leaves her face disfigured and her confidence shattered, Sewanee Chester gives up her acting career and, under a pseudonym, retreats into the solitude of a sound booth to narrate audio books. During a book convention in Las Vegas, Sewanee allows herself the luxury of a one-night-stand with an Irish tourist. After all, what happens in Vegas, and all that!

When the bills for her ailing grandmother’s care start mounting up, Sewanee is forced to accept a deal to read a romance novel with the industry’s hottest narrator, Brock McNight. Being the professional that she is, she cannot help but put her heart and soul into the novel. But will she allow herself to let go enough to make miracles happen?
I have to hand it to Julia Whelan. She had an immensely clever plot and kept it going all the way to the end. I have read so many books where the plotline was very promising and then the actual story fell short of what I expected. Not so here. Setting her story in the audio book industry presented Whelan with an array of possibilities, and she took each and every one of them to create a masterpiece on paper and CD. Her chapter headlines follow the classic romance novel scheme which enhanced the plotline even more.

A really good romance novel lives through its dialogues. They must be smart, sparkling and sexy. Whelan had the banter between Sewanee and Brock so spot on that I felt like a spectator at a tennis match turning my head from side to side with each quick-witted repartee!

As a lover of audio books, I naturally ate up all the information about the industry. Within this extremely well thought out story, I found a lot of answers to my questions about what is involved in recording an audio book.

Julia Whelan is blessed with an immensely pleasing voice. Her naturally low cadence is smooth and warm which is exceedingly advantageous when it comes to narrating male characters credibly. On top of that, she draws from a plethora of accents and dialects.

As I said before, I cannot go into as much detail as I would love to. So, dear listener, if you love this audio book as much as I do, please let me know, so I can gush about it before I burst.
Looking for help with homework? With and your library card, you have access to free online tutoring, homework help, practice quizzes, videos to help parents, and more!
Contact for Adult Programming:
Chuck Harpst 
(517) 423-2238
Monday, December 5, 2022
Holiday Card Making Class
(Registration Required)
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Celebrate the yuletide season by creating holiday cards with Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box Rocks and Gemstones Gift Shop. Learn special card making techniques, such as rubber stamping and embellishing. Attendees will create three holiday cards for a total of $6. 

The $6 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  You are not officially registered until your fee is paid.

LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library
215 N. Ottawa St.

Register for the Holiday Card Making Class
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Bath Bombs:
The Perfect Gifts
(Registration Required)
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays at Paper Street Soap by making a scented bath bomb, which is the perfect gift for that person who has everything. Choose from a variety of essential oils, fragrances, colors, blossoms, and more! The materials fee is $5 per bomb.


LOCATION: Paper Street Soap
133 E. Chicago Blvd.
Register for the Bath Bombs Class
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Dining on Modernism
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Dining on Modernism: the collections of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design

Not only will Dr. Margaret Carney define the parameters of Modernism (in terms of dining), she will satiate the audience’s appetite for dinnerware spanning five decades, including Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Pop Art. All objects shown are from the permanent collection of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.

Zoom Link:

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page,

Register for Dining on Modernism
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Holiday Concert Around the Fireplace
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Enjoy a holiday concert around the fireplace with your yuletide favorites, including Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with professional musician, vocalist and teacher David Vaughn.

Vaughn is the staff musician --organist, pianist and voice--at First United Methodist Church in Northville, Michigan. He performs annually in the Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel-Jazz Messiah in Chicago.

This special event will also be streamed on Facebook Live, which can be viewed from the library’s Facebook page,

LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library - Fireplace Area
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Pub Trivia Night
with Sporcle Live
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Play trivia with Sporcle Live at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and win great Tecumseh Brewing Company prizes each game. Reference/Local History Librarian Chuck Harpst will be available to answer your library questions.

LOCATION: Tecumseh Brewing Company
128 W. Chicago Blvd.

Teen Programs
For more information on Teen Programming:
(517) 423-2238
Teen Book Box

Hey Teens! Are you lost when deciding what to read? Do you wish someone (your friendly neighborhood librarian) would magically hand you what you want to read? Then register here to order your Teen Book Box.

On the registration form, you’ll answer a few questions to help your librarian select a book tailored to your interests. You'll get an email or phone call once your Book Box is ready to pick up, then you can stop by the library and pick up your Book Box like any other reserve. Your box will include some special items for you to keep, along with your book.

By checking out a Book Box, you agree to be responsible for any fines and fees for late returns or damaged books, just like checking out any other library book.

Please return the book and box by dropping it in the outdoor drop box. Everything else is yours to keep! 

Register for a Book Box
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Holiday Ornament Decorating
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hey Teens! Help us make the Library Teen Space festive for the holidays and decorate a holiday ornament to hang on the Teen Tree! You will get to take your bulb home if you want it when the holidays are over. Supplies will be provided.

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Holiday Cookie Decorating
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hey Teens! Spend some time with your friends before the holidays and decorate a your own cookie! Supplies will be provided, or you can bring your favorite sprinkles or decorations if you want.

NOTE: Please let your friendly neighborhood librarian, Ms. Day, know if you have any food allergies. 

Friday, December 16, 2022
Teen Book Club
3 pm - 4 pm
Location: Meeting Room A-1

Our pick for December's Teen Book Club is Adam Silvera's The First to Die at the End, the long-awaited prequel to They Both Die at the End.

It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming. Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident. Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking. Told with acclaimed author Silvera's bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other, and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.

We will meet in Meeting Room A in the library from 3pm to 4pm, and there will be snacks! Stop by the library soon and pick up your copy. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room A2
Wednesday, December 14 & 28, 2022
3 pm - 5 pm

LOCATION: Meeting Room A-1

Board Game Club

Teens from 7th through 12th grade are welcome to join us in playing board games with friends. Some of our favorites include Settlers of Catan, Chess, and Magic the Gathering (with premade decks provided if needed), but we also encourage participants to bring their own favorite games!
Wednesday, December, 7 & 21, 2022
3 pm - 5 pm

LOCATION: Meeting Room A2

Video Game Club


We invite teens from 7th through 12th grade to join us as we play various Nintendo Switch games.  Games played will include Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, and more!  Some controllers will be provided, but please bring your own if possible.

Grab and Go Craft

Hey Teens! Our Grab & Go Craft for December will be a
Danish Julehjerter

It is a little basket that is filled with candy or nuts and hung on a Christmas tree in Denmark and Norway. Stop by the library this month and get yours while supplies last!

Coming in January

For more information about
all upcoming events, 
1/3/2023 7 pm
Pub Trivia Night
with Sporcle Live
Tecumseh Brewing Company
1/4/2023 3 pm
Teen Board Game Club
1/10/2023 6:45
A Winter Wonderland Story Time
(Registration Required)
1/10/2023 7 Pm
Humanities Return to the Moon
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
1/11/2023 3 pm
Teen Video Game Club
1/11/2023 7 pm 
Simplify Your Spending on Zoom
(Registration Required)
1/12/2023 4 pm
Crafty Crew
(Registration Required)
1/12/2023 7 pm
Air Fryer and Instant Pot Cooking Demonstration
(Registration Required)
1/17/2023 7 pm
Managing Digital Images
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
1/18/2023 1 pm
Book Bingo
(Registration Required)
1/18/2023 3 pm
TDL Afternoon Book Club
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
1/18/2023 3 pm
Teen Board Game Club
1/19/2022 3pm
Mosaic Maniacs
(Registration Required)
1/19/2023 7 pm
Preservation Equipment Road Show
(Registration Required)
1/22/2023 2 pm
Make Chinese Lanterns for the Lunar New Year
(Registration Required)
1/23/2023 7 pm
TDL Evening Book Club
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
1/24/2023 7 pm
Overview of the Foot and Ankle
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
1/25/2023 3 pm
Teen Video Game Club
1/30/2023 7 pm
Climate Change as of 2023:
Simple, Serious, Solvable
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
1/31/2023 7 pm
Kombucha 101 Workshop
(Registration Required)
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TDL's Most Wanted
TDL's Most Wanted Title
For December


The Boys From Biloxi
by John Grisham

Click on the book image to reserve your title today!
Children's Programs
Contact for Children's Programming:
Mary Beth Reasoner
Children's Librarian  

Introducing a new free early literacy program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten!

The program entails reading any book to your newborn, infant and/or toddler before they start kindergarten.  It may sound hard to do, but it really is not! If you read just one book a night together, you will have read 365 books in a year! 

For more information or to register, click here.
Page Turners

Tecumseh District Library offers children an opportunity to read aloud to a friendly Staff Member for 30 minutes in or near the Children’s Area. Their parent will remain in the building during this time.
  • Books read are chosen by the child.
  • Reading skills are practiced.
  • Gentle assistance may be given for decoding words and reading with inflection.
  • New library friendships are made! 
To schedule your appointment, call us at (517) 423-2238.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Crafty Crew
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make-it & Take-it Crafts Programs for Third Graders & Fourth Graders

Join the Crafty Crew and enjoy making crafts once a month after school
for two hours with Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian

The Crew will meet on the second Thursday of every month
from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Imagination Station!

Registration is required and is limited to ten participants.

Click HERE for more information.

LOCATION: Imagination Station - Children's Section

Register for Crafty Crew
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Mosaic Maniacs
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

A Monthly Craft Program for Tweens
Fifth through seventh graders are invited to join Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Services Librarian,
for 2 hours of fun creating a variety of scenes with peel-and-stick mosaics.

Students MUST own their own valid library card with no fines or overdues.

Mrs. Reasoner will read folktale puzzlers, brainteasers, and conversation starters while the twelve participants work on their sparkling designs.

We'll get together the third Thursday of each month during the school year in Imagination Station in the Children's Section.

Click HERE for more information.

LOCATION: Imagination Station - Children's Section 
Register for Mosaic Maniacs
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Stockingful of Joy
6:45 pm- 7:30 pm


Features stories of Santa Claus & his reindeer and the winter season.

Join Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian as she resumes in-person Story Times!

We will all be wearing our favorite holiday colors!  How about you?

In-person Story Time is designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders.

Registration is required due to space limitations.

LOCATION: Imagination Station - Children's Section
Register for Stockingful of Joy
Magazine Spotlight

American Craft Magazine

"American Craft magazine celebrates the diversity of American craft and its makers. From the handmade that we use in our homes every day to the fine craft honored in museums, we cover inspiring craft being made today. We also showcase craft organizations making a difference in their communities, thought leadership in the field, and the importance of craft in contemporary American culture."
Library Hours
Regular Hours

Monday- Thursday
10 am - 8 pm

10 am - 5 pm

(October - April)
1 pm - 5 pm
TDL will be closed

Saturday, December 24th for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 25th for Christmas Day

Saturday, December 31st for New Year's Eve

Sunday, January 1st for
New Year's Day

Dates to Know


TDL Board of Trustees

3rd Tuesday
December 20, 2022
5:30 pm

Tecumseh District Library
Lower Level

Friends of the Tecumseh District Library

2nd Monday
December 12, 2022
6:30 pm


Friends of the
Tecumseh District Library
Book & Holiday Ornament Sale

December 3, 2022
10 am - 2 pm
Library Clubs
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Holiday Bingo
(Registration Required)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the yuletide season by playing holiday bingo. Enjoy festive prizes. Wear your favorite holiday hat, sweater or sweatshirt.

Please note date change.

LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Register for Book Bingo

TDL Evening Book Club
Monday, December 19, 2022 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TDL Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

We are reading
by Laura Hillenbrand

Please come and join us for a spirited discussion.

CONTACT:  Sonja Downey  
(517) 423-2238
Printing Options

Patrons may print from our public computers with a TDL library card, or from our Express computer without a TDL library card. We also will print for patrons if neither of these options works.

Our policy:
  • We will print as staff time allows.
  • Please wait to pick up printing until receiving email notification that the print job is complete.
  • Black and white printing is .10 per page with a TDL card and .20 per page without one.
  • Color printing is .50 per page with a TDL card and .75 per page without one.
We invite you to enjoy our many services, including:
  • CDs
  • DVDs & Blu-Ray
  • Audio books
  • eBooks
  • Periodicals
  • Video Games
  • Public access computers
  • WiFi
  • Printing
  • Fax Service
  • Copy Machine
  • Quiet study rooms
  • Take-Read-Return Books
  • Early Literacy Stations
  • Notary Public
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • THS Digitized School Yearbooks
  • Digitized Tecumseh Herald Newspapers from 1940-1979
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
  • Libby for free e-books, audiobooks, & magazines.
  • Unlimited internet access on public use computers
  • Online and remote access to America's News database
  • hoopla Digital for ebooks, music, movies & more
  • Michigan Activity Pass "Check out" FREE or discounted admission passes to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.

 Regarding the perfect gift:

“A book has no unwanted calories and you don’t have to worry about sizes as long as the subject matter appeals to the recipient.”

—Sue Grafton, 
Y is for Yesterday

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