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New & Noteworthy

The Friends of Tecumseh District Library
3rd Annual Table of Contents Fundraising Event 

Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
108 Brown St., Tecumseh
Join the TDL Staff as we celebrate all things Mary Poppins at the 3rd Annual Friends of Tecumseh District Library Table of Contents Fundraising Event. The event features dinner served on tables decorated to represent books, authors or genres. Enjoy a dinner catered by 3 Dudes and Dinner, a raffle featuring items donated by local businesses, and a charming and entertaining emcee.

The cost of attendance is $25 per guest. Raffle tickets, beer, and wine will be available to purchase on the day of the event. The proceeds of this year's event will go toward a Digitization Station which will allow patrons to make an appointment to convert old video tapes, slides, photos and more to digital format.

To join in on the fun and support the library, REGISTER HERE. Please drop off your $25 payment at the library Circulation Desk by Friday, October 18th, to secure your spot at our table. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday Hours Return

The library will be open on 
Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
beginning on:
Sunday, October 6th
We'll see you Sunday at one!
New Magazines @ TDL!

The following new magazines have been added to our periodical section -- a little something for everyone! Stop by and take a look. You might find something that sparks your interest.
Conde Nast Traveler
Country Gardens
The Detroiter
Internet Genealogy
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knits
Rachel Ray
Tea Time
Men's Journal
TDL's Non-Traditional Collection

(of items to borrow)

Did you know about our Non-Tradition Collection? This is a small but growing collection of items available for patrons to borrow from the library. The collection includes:
  • Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor - Looking to save money on electricity? This device allows the user to accurately measure power consumption of household appliances.
  • iPod Shuffles attached to small speakers that are pre-loaded with music from the 50s, 60s or 70s. Can be used when hosting a themed party or for your listening pleasure.
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots. These already popular devices are great to take when vacationing in an area with limited internet connectivity.
Stop by the Circulation Desk for more information.
Readers Advisory
Pumpkins and Ghosts and Hauntings, oh my!

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
Featuring Two Romances
by Christina Lauren:

My Favorite Half-night Stand read by Shayna Thibodeaux with Deacon Lee

The Unhoneymooners read by Cynthia Farrell with Deacon Lee
Have I ever mentioned that I love nothing more than a well-written romance novel? My ratio is one romance to every ten bestsellers, women’s fiction, mysteries and non-fiction. This summer I splurged a little and my ratio is off ever so slightly. The reason for that is an author duo writing under the penname Christina Lauren.

In "My Favorite Half-night Stand,” Millie, a UC Santa Barbara professor, and her four faculty friends all decide to join a dating service to find a “plus one” for a gala at the university. Millie, who is wary of showing her true feelings for Reid, is inventing an online persona “Catherine” who, as luck would have it, is the perfect match for the unsuspecting Reid. In her effort to juggle “Catherine” and her own feelings, Millie stumbles from one mishap to another. In the end, it takes a forceful group effort to make Millie and Reid realize that they have to give each other one more chance.

Being a member of the “Friends” generation, I enjoyed the strong friendship the five young professors have with each other. Loyalty, understanding and forgiveness – even during the biggest screw-ups and misunderstandings – always prevail.

In “The Unhoneymooners,” accident-prone Olive and her arch enemy Ethan are the only members of an entire wedding party who do not fall victim to food poisoning. Urged by the economical bride who does not want to see a perfectly good honeymoon go to waste, they reluctantly agree to go to Hawaii instead. But will the azure ocean, the orange sunset, and the gentle hula be enough to make them put aside their differences and see what feelings smolder underneath?

I loved the “Unhoneymooners” for the strong relations Olive has with her family. Her sister, her mother, and too many cousins to count, not to mention the odd aunt thrown into the mix make this romance a delightful romp through all the desperae and unforeseen situations an unexpected “unhoneymoon” has in store.

I was delighted with the witty dialogues in both stories. With both audio books, however, I could not make myself grow comfortable with the female readers, Cynthia Farrell and Shayna Thibodeaux, respectively. I could not agree with their interpretations of the female protagonists. Deacon Lee, however, who unfortunately only reads the epilogue in “The Unhoneymooners” is rapidly becoming one of my favorite narrators. He has a wonderfully smooth voice, just right for a romantic lead. Luckily, the stories were extremely well thought out and carried themselves - with a little help from Mr. Lee - so that listening was still a very enjoyable experience.

So, if you want to let those summer feelings linger on a little bit longer, these audio books are just right to spend a few more lighthearted moments in the Indian Summer sun.

TDL own the audio books for these titles.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in September

Chances Are... by Richard Russo
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Give Back to Your Community:
Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, October 1st
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Discover the benefits of volunteering in Tecumseh and throughout Lenawee County with Paula Trentman of Lenawee Community Foundation. Explore how to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interest and how to be a good volunteer. Learn about volunteer applications.     

The Significance of the Tecumseh Community
Health Study

Thursday October 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Residents of Tecumseh, Michigan, have a long history of active participation in health research and as such, the contributions of the community have led to major advances in our understanding of health and disease.

This lecture will honor the contributions of Tecumseh to health research through an overview of the Tecumseh Community Health Study and the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study (MBHMS) protocols, highlights of major findings, and a discussion of future directions with Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez of MBHMS. For more information,

Spooky Halloween
Crafting Classes

Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join local crafter Katja Hansen for a fun evening of spooky Halloween crafting using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. This versatile tool not only lets you make your own custom envelopes but also many different types of gift boxes.

In this class you will make one simple envelope that can hold a small candy bar and a small treat box. 

Paper, ribbon and embellishments will vary from the picture. The class is suitable for beginners and for adults only. Material fee is $5. CLICK HERE for details.

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

A series of five week
Wednesday Morning Story Time
meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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.

Chair Yoga
Monday, October 14th
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.

Teddy Bear Mysteries
with Meg Macy

Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Award-winning author Meg Macy, who writes the “Shamelessly Adorable” Teddy Bear cozy mystery series, will discuss her latest book, Have Yourself A Beary Little Murder. 

Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing. CLICK HERE for more information about Ms. Macy.

Music Moves Me
Saturday, October 19th, 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.

Joel's Spooktacular
Comedy Show

Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Kids & grown-ups, come celebrate the spirit of the Halloween season with Silly Scientist Joel! CLICK HERE for more information. REGISTER HERE.

Jazz Baby
by Lisa Wheeler

Monday, October 21st, 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.

Ghosts, Spirits & More
Tuesday, October 22nd, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the world of ghost hunting with Brad Mikulka, director of SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society
(SEMGHS). Find out if Tecumseh’s Hamilton House is really haunted. Listen to the stories of Michigan residents who have lived in haunted houses. Learn why Michigan is known for its haunted residences. For details, CLICK HERE.

Halloween Drawing Class – Create the Library's
Coloring Book!

Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Learn a few of the fundamentals of drawing and composition with instructor Chad-Michael Simon, author of
Yellowstone: The Bears of Caldera, and then, you will create your own Halloween image, including pumpkins, cats, bats, and witches. The most exciting part is that the library will collect your drawings and compile them into a simple coloring book that will be handed out to patrons, young and old, who visit the library, so your beautiful (and spooky) artwork can be enjoyed by the whole community!

CLICK HERE to register for this free class.

Paranormal Stories:
Tecumseh Haunted Houses, Edgar Allan Poe & More

Monday, October 28th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of Halloween as well as some local "haunted" houses with area storyteller Charmaine Stangl. There will also be discussion of our attraction/intrigue with what's mysterious, paranormal and even frightening, as well as some scientific reasons for this. In addition, we'll read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and discuss our own paranormal experiences.

" I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it."

― Carolyn MacCullough, Once a Witch

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

October Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
October 15th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
October 14th
6:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 5th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
October 5th
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, October 16th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16th

The Dinner List
by Rebecca Serle
More Programs

An Afternoon with
the Swing Sisters
Wednesday, October 2nd
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

@ Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.

Enjoy an afternoon of 1930s and 1940s swing, big band and jazz with the Swing Sisters Barbershop Quartet. The Swing Sisters are Gail Ash (Leader), Lynne Peirce (Bass), Sara Acton (Baritone) and Mary Su (Tenor).

Sponsored with Tecumseh Senior Center

DVD Bingo
Sunday, October 6th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Play bingo with your family and friends. Besides getting a book or DVD each time you win, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub. The lucky winner will be drawn at 3 p.m. and you must be present to win.

Native American Treaties
in Michigan

Thursday, October 17th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tecumseh Area Historical Museum
302 E. Chicago Blvd.

Learn about Native American Treaty making on the Great Lakes in the 1820s with historian and author Frank Boles of Central Michigan University. Find out about personal ornamentation, weapons and their political importance. Explore the authentic voice of Native Americans.

Thursday, October 24th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
After School Holiday Crafts Programs for Third and Fourth Graders
Click HERE for full details!

A Halloween Story Time

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Story Time is designed for three-year-olds through second graders. Wear your favorite Halloween costume but please leave the masks and props at home! For details, CLICK HERE.
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.
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE
11/2/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner
11/5/19, 7:00 p.m.
Amazing Boys in Michigan History
11/6 - 12/4/19, 10:30 a.m.
Story Time Stars: Five Wednesday Morning Story Times
11/6/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
11/7/19, 7:00 p.m.
Airline Travel 101: Tricks You Need to Know
11/11/19, 11:00 a.m.
Chair Yoga
11/12/19, 7:00 p.m.
For Motor Company in Michigan's UP
11/14/19, 7:00 p.m.
Fall Lanterns: Soft Lights of Autumn
11/20/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
11/25/19, 10:30 a.m.
Storybook Artventures
11/26/19, 6:45 p.m.
Harvest of Friendship: A Thanksgiving Story Time
Happy Thanksgiving! The library is closed today.
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