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New & Noteworthy
Jeopardy! Night at TDL
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Jeopardy! Night at TDL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tecumseh resident and Jeopardy! Champion Dana Schumacher-Schmidt will discuss her experiences on the popular game show, then community members will test their knowledge as Jeopardy! contestants by playing trivia against audience members. Teams will consist of individual players or groups of 2 or 3 players.

For more information about Dana and her appearance on Jeopardy, please see page 52 of the Winter 2021-2022 Tecumseh Homefront Magazine.

Great prizes, too!
 Basil Boys
Boulevard Market 
Tecumseh Brewing Company

 Arrive at least 15 minutes early to register your team.     

American Museum of Magic
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Museum of Magic Virtual Tour
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Immerse yourself in the largest collection of magic artifacts on display anywhere in the United States and discover what has been described as “the Smithsonian of American Magic.”

For more than 40 years the American Museum of Magic located in Marshall, Michigan has delighted the public with all the wonders of magic, celebrating the contributions and life stories of magicians from around the globe.

Join us for a virtual tour of the prestigious Museum of Magic with Sarah Schultz, Director of the American Museum of Magic. 

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
Readers Advisory

You Saw It Here First:

Books Authored by 2021 TDL Presenters
Click on any of the above titles or 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 Overdrive.

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
by Huma Abedin, read by the author
What a way to start a new year of audio books! I went into the listening experience of this title with very high expectations and oh, how they were exceeded!

As someone who unfortunately mostly knew Huma Abedin only from the scandal surrounding her ex-husband, I appreciate this book very much. It is the story of a woman whose life is so much more than what we learned about her in the tabloids surrounding her unfortunate marriage. Her whole life story up to this point more than deserves to be read or listened to. It is the fascinating account of a woman embracing the eastern world through her faith and the western world through her work.

We meet a woman who seemingly had it all but whose career and personal life were almost destroyed by circumstances that were none of her making. Instead, however, she emerged stronger and much wiser. Huma Abedin succeeds in telling her entire story with compassionate words, including the scandal that almost broke her. Her book title Both/And is therefore very fitting for this book. It can be transferred to all aspects of her life - faith, marriage, work, and motherhood - where she met with the attitude of Either/Or.
Huma Abedin’s adult life is very much linked with that of Hilary Rodham Clinton. So, effectively, this is a two-for-one, as far as strong women are concerned. I greatly enjoyed the background information about what it takes to work in Washington for a high state official. It was extremely interesting to find out what it involves to prepare a trip for Hilary Clinton. Fun facts such as pant suits ending up inadvertently in the East River (with their wearer none the wiser!) lighten up the narrative.

Huma Abedin does a great job reading her own words. She finds the right pacing and her voice is extremely pleasant to listen to. I liked her pronunciation of Arabic words. She manages to read emotionally hard passages with a steady and strong voice and lightens up the mood with chuckles at some of the more light-hearted parts in the book.

Abedin starts this autobiography with a fascinating short account of the lives and times of her paternal and maternal grandparents. She brings her story full circle in the last chapter reflecting on how her Indian and Pakistani ancestors influenced her life.

If you are looking for a fascinating read to start off your literary New Year, I can wholeheartedly recommend this title.

 TDL owns this title on audio.
TDL's Most Wanted
TDL's Most Wanted Titles
For January


Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, by Diana Gabaldon
Contact for Adult Programming:
Chuck Harpst 
(517) 423-2238
Tuesday, January 4, 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.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
How to Simplify Your Spending
(Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will show you how to simplify your spending and saving. You will learn the basics of budgeting, identifying goals, prioritizing spending, building reserves, and more.

Before joining the Edward Jones team in 2019, Frank had a career in banking, including serving as Relationship Coordinator for Monroe Bank & Trust in Tecumseh. He is an active member of the Eastern Michigan University Sigma Nu Alumni Association and has served as the alumni advisor for the chapter for 10 years. 

LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library,
215 N. Ottawa St.

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Culinary Oils: Infusing Oils for Cooking
(Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Using herbs doesn’t have to be intimidating. During this demonstration class with Michaela Holdridge of Anthro Apothecary, we will learn about how to use herbs in cooking, through culinary oils. We will discuss what oils are great for cooking, and what herbs and spices work well with culinary oils.  We will also discuss infusing techniques and basics to get you started so you can create a unique culinary oil of your own.

LOCATION: Anthro Apothecary,
218 E. Chicago Boulevard

Registration will begin on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 12:00 AM    
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Cord Cutting 101
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about options for free and paid streaming services.

Chuck Eglinton and Chris Edwards of Cord Cutters Plus will define streaming, talk about different options for free and paid streaming, clearly show how it saves you money, discuss what equipment is needed to stream, and explain how to get 100% free digital TV. Chuck is a self-employed Internet and computer programmer and Chris is a career broadcast meteorologist.

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
Teen Programs
Contact for Teen Programming:
Teen Librarian
Pierce Houston
(517) 423-2238
Teen Homework Help and Readers Advisory

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
3 pm - 4 pm in the Teen Area

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Coloring and Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Stressed about exams and getting back to school? Take a breather and find your zen by letting your creativity flow. Color pictures or make a craft to put mind your mind at ease.

LOCATION: Meeting Room A-1

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Teen Trivia
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Put your knowledge to the test! Answer trivia questions while eating pizza and win prizes! What more could you ask for?!

LOCATION: Meeting Room A-1
 Teen Grab and Go Art

Grab & Go Art Kit:
Stress Balls
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, 


02/08/2022 6:45 pm
Online Story Time:
Hearts & Hugs
Facebook Live

02/15/2022 6:30 pm
Civil Rights:
African Americans in the 1940's
on  Zoom
(Registration Required)

02/16/2022 10 am
Stories With a Splash
Tecumseh Community Pool
02/16/2022 10 & 10:30 am
Ask-A-Financial Expert 
(Registration Required)
02/16/2022 1 pm
Book Bingo
(Registration Required)
02/16/2022 3 pm
Afternoon Book Club
In An Instant, by Suzanne Redfearn
02/22/2022 7 pm
Pub Trivia Night with Sporcle Live
at Tecumseh Brewing Company
02/23/2022 6:30 pm
From Occupied Warsaw to the Next Generation:
Growing up in the Shadow of War
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
02/28/2022 7 pm
Evening Book Club
In An Instant, by Suzanne Redfearn
02/28/2022 7 pm
Will That Be Once Hump or Two?
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
Libby App

Overdrive, the popular source for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines will be transitioning to Libby after the first of the year. Make the move now - it's easy! Click the image above for a quick tutorial to get you started.

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

— Vera Nazarian

Annual Report

Tecumseh District Library's Annual Report has been released and can be found here on our website.
Children's Programs
Contact for Children's Programming:
Mary Beth Reasoner
Children's Librarian  
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Online Story Time:
Short & Sweet - SERENDIPITY:
A Winter Wonderland Story Time
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

January's Story Time features stories of snow, snowmen, sledding, snowflakes and fun in the snow!

Join Mrs. Reasoner 
(and her Producers Gina Walmsley and Mr. Reasoner)
for another TDL Virtual Story Time on
Facebook Live on the Library's Facebook Page!

She'll be wearing her favorite shade of blue!  How about you?

Designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders, but everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Stories with a Splash
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tecumseh District Library is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with the 
Tecumseh Community Pool!

The program includes stories, songs and open swim
designed for fifteen 3-year-olds to 5-year-olds and their caregivers.
Click HERE for more details and registration information!

LOCATION: Tecumseh Community Pool

Gift of Reading

Gift of Reading Logo


2021 Gift of Reading Project Totals

To celebrate the holiday season, the Tecumseh District Library coordinated its traditional "Gift of Reading" project from late November through mid-December.
This endeavor provided the Tecumseh Service Club with new books for children and teens to add to the traditional Christmas baskets of food, clothing, and toys.
We received $820 and 223 new books in donations!
We so appreciate the generosity of our patrons, current and alumni Trustees & Staff members, the Tecumseh Book Friends Book Club, and other community members in providing books to children who may not have a book to call their very own!

Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Services Librarian
Magazine Spotlight

Dolls Magazine

"For adults who collect dolls…from high-end artist works to popular manufacturer pieces, fashion dolls, ball-jointed dolls and more. The discerning doll collector will delight in the relevant, in-depth information and beautiful images its pages offer. Additionally, DOLLS readers enjoy access to dynamic web offerings, expert doll identification, archived articles, a community for doll aficionados, contests and more. DOLLS is the collectible doll industry’s No. 1 resource."
Library Hours
Regular Hours

Monday- Thursday
10 am - 8 pm

10 am - 5 pm

1 pm - 5 pm
We will be closed:

New Year's Day
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 17, 2022
Dates to Know

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
January 18, 2022
5:30 pm

Tecumseh District Library
Lower Level


Friends of the Tecumseh District Library
2nd Monday
January 10, 2022
6:30 pm

Tecumseh District Library
 lower level

Friends of the Tecumseh
District Library
Book Sale

Saturday, January 8, 2022
10 am - 2 pm
Library Clubs

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Book Bingo
(Registration Required)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Play bingo to win books and other prizes, have fun and make new friends.  All adults are welcome to play. 

Social distancing will be practiced.  


CONTACT:  Chuck Harpst  
(517) 423-2238

Location: Basil Boys
125 W. Chicago Blvd.

Evening and Afternoon
Book Club


We are reading

by David Benioff

Please come and join us for a spirited discussion.

TDL Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TDL Evening Book Club
Monday, January 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please note the special date!

Location: Tecumseh District Library
Lower Level

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
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.

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