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New & Noteworthy
 
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
The dog days of summer are here! Why not stay cool indoors with a book about man's best friend...
 
    
 
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
Thanks a Thousand by A.J. Jacobs
Read by the author

Sometimes small books come with a very big message. “Thanks a Thousand” is definitely one of them. I learned to appreciate A.J. Jacobs when I read his book “My Year of Living Biblically” in which he depicts the ups and downs of living strictly according to all the laws of the Bible. His other adventures included reading the Encyclopedia Britannica front to back (The “Know-It-All”) and exercising to the point of no return in “Drop Dead Healthy”. So when I saw that his newest title dealt with gratitude, I felt this titillating sense of anticipation for what I was about to encounter. For even though his books are hilariously funny, he always manages to get a very poignant message across in all of them.

In his most recent endeavor, the author sets out to thank each and every person who is involved in serving him his treasured morning cup of coffee. He starts out easy with expressing his gratitude to the barista and the coffee shop owner, Joe. But it would not be A.J. Jacobs on a mission, if he did not take it a whole step further than that by proceeding to dissect the cup his coffee is served in.
 
That meant a phone call to the company who manufactured the plastic lid; one to the paper factory responsible for the cup, and one to the inventive person who came up with the Java Jacket. What is that, you might ask? It’s the official name for the sleeve around your cup so you don’t scald your hands. Did I mention that you can learn a lot of fun facts about coffee in this book?

And from there it goes, all the way to Columbia to visit and appreciate the owner of the coffee plantation. One whole chapter is dedicated to the wood pallets used for storing the sacks of coffee beans. You have to hand it to this courageous author, to make an entire chapter about wood pallets sound so interesting that I now actually watch out for them, is an incredible achievement! How thrilled therefore I was finding the book “Wood Pallet DIY Project” by Stephen and Diane Fitzberger on TDL’s new non-fiction shelf. By the way the call number is 684.08 FIT, but I digress….

This audio book is read by the author himself. Throughout the book, I could hear the smile in Mr. Jacob’s voice as he recites his adventure and it made the experience of this book that much more enjoyable, because let’s face it, there are a lot of names in this book.

So in the spirit of this wonderful little book, I would like to thank our Director, Susan Bach, for purchasing it and our Children’s Librarian, Mary Beth Reasoner, for acting as my editor-in-chief. Without her, there would be no rhyme or reason to my commas and my sentences would be entirely too long.

TDL owns both the audio book
and the book.
TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Books
in July
 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Check it out - you might like it, too!
Programs

What's in Our Water?
Monday, August 8th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pam Taylor, of the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan (ECCSCM), will discuss the monitoring work done by ECCSCM.  She will highlight the current water pollution threats to the River Raisin, Lake Adrian and the surrounding watersheds.  ECCSCM has been testing the water quality in western Lenawee County and eastern Hillsdale County for many years and has data from over 50 different sites in 21 townships. For more information, CLICK HERE.

76 Minutes:
My Search for Alexander, Andrew, and Tanner Skelton
Tuesday, August 6th 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Three young Michigan brothers disappeared in 2010. Reporter Lynn Thompson, author of 76 Minutes, has covered this story since the day the boys disappeared. Based on what he has learned, and drawing from his newspaper and U.S. Army experience, he exposes the elements of control to narrow the search, speed the recovery and bring the boys back home. Don’t miss this special book discussion with editor Don Allison.  

Lore & Legends of Tecumseh
Thursday, August 8th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ever wonder why we call it the Indian Crossing Trails? Discover the legends and lore of this spectacular park, as guide Mickey Alvarado leads you on a 4-mile evening tour. Remember to bring your camera so you can capture the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the Indian Crossing Trails. CLICK HERE for details. REGISTER HERE.

Wind Chimes:
Perfect Outdoor Addition

Tuesday, August 13th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

A beaded wind chime is a perfect outdoor addition.  Learn how to create your own with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.  Each participant will leave class with a beautiful finished product to hang outside.  Please bring your favorite beads and buttons to add to your wind chime.  Materials fee is $5. CLICK HERE to register.

Wreck on the Wabash:
One of the Worst Railroad Disasters in History

Wednesday, August 14th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Discover what really happened that fateful November evening in 1901 when two trains collided in Lenawee County.  Local historian Laurie Perkins, author of Wreck on the Wabash, will discuss how such a tragedy could occur, review the events leading up to the collision and analyze the accounts of the participants. 

Archery and Other
Shooting Sports

Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn safety and shooting techniques for shotgun, rifle, air gun, muzzle loading and archery with Tanya Robotham and
Georgia Webb, Lenawee County 4-H
Shooting Sports leaders. Find out how to handle firearms responsibly for target practice and hunting. Discover decision-making, goal-setting, and leadership skills while developing self-discipline and confidence. 

Dream Catcher Class
Monday, August 19th, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Legend has it that if you hang a dream catcher above your bed it will protect you against nightmares. Good dreams safely pass through the dream catcher while the bad dreams get stuck in the weave and are burned off in the morning sun.

Adults only are invited to join us to make your very own dream catcher. All supplies are provided for this free class, but you are encouraged to bring beads, feathers, or small trinkets to add to make your dream catcher extra special. CLICK HERE to register. 

Hosta Hillside Workshop
Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

@ Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd., Tipton, MI 49287

Come to Hidden Lake Gardens for a tour of the Hosta Hillside collection. Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shade gardens. Learn the history of how Hosta Hillside was started with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of
Hidden Lake Gardens. CLICK HERE for more information. Register HERE.

Cats 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cats
Tuesday, August 27th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn about cat food choices, choosing food and water dishes, litter box training, brushing and bathing your pet, trimming your cat’s claws and veterinary care with Dr. Valerie Wise of Companion Animal Clinic.

Self-Care Massage:
Upper Body

Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Charlotte Rozich of  
Vitality Now (Natural Optimal Wellness)
will teach you about the muscles of upper body with a focus on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands as they relate to massage. Learn about the role these muscles play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly. Charlotte will demonstrate self-massage techniques on herself.
 
"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday
*(October - April)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


*Closed Sundays until October 6th
Dates to Know

August Meetings

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
August 20th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
August 12th
6:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale


Saturday, August 3rd
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

Creativity Corner
1st Saturday
August 3rd
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
August 5th
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, August 21st
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Win book prizes!


TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21st


A Land More Kind Than Home
by Wiley Cash
More Programs

Learn to Save a Life:
CPR & Basic First Aid

Monday August 26th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to recognize cardiac arrest, perform CPR, and learn basic first aid.
Laura Yarckow will be the guest speaker. 
All ages are welcome to attend. To register, CLICK HERE.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks

Monday, August 26th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

@Timeless Stitches
112 N. Evans St., #3, Tecumseh

Learn the basics of cross stitch using yarn, and super-safe craft needles with instructor Denise Duda of Timeless Stitches.  Design your own bookmark using vibrant color choices. You’ll finish with an awesome creation of your own to keep or give as a gift. No sewing experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Materials fee is $5.
CLICK HERE to register.
Services
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
  • 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
 
9/2/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
9/5/19, 7:00 p.m.
Interviewing 101
9/7/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner
9/9/19, 6:00 p.m.
Fantasy Dragon Plushie Class
9/10/19, 7:00 p.m.
Paint the Town at TDL
9/11 - 10/9/19, 10:30 a.m.
Five 5-Week Preschool Story Times on Wednesdays
9/11/19, 2:00 p.m.
Tecumseh's Two Perrys
9/12/19, 7:00 p.m.
MeowZen
9/17/19, 7:00 p.m.
Urban Forestry in Michigan
9/18/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
9/18/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club, Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
9/19/19, 7:00 p.m.
Lost Towns: Eastern Michigan
9/21/19, 1:00 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
9/23/19, 6:30 p.m.
The ABCs of Medicare Enrollment: We Speak Fluent Medicare
9/24/19, 6:45 p.m.
Snoozeville: A Pajama Story Time
9/26/19, 7:00 p.m
Whole Food Plant-Based Diet
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