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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages 


Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program from June 10th - July 22nd. In order to participate, teens must have a valid library card. CLICK HERE for details.

Beginning Wednesday, June 12th, pick up a combined Registration and blank Booklist form at the Circulation Desk. Read 8 Books from this library's Tween Fiction Collection or Teen Fiction Collection by Saturday, July 31st. For details, CLICK HERE.

June 12 - July 31st
CLICK HERE for details.

Why Should the Kids Have all the Fun?
June 12 - July 31st

Adults, join this sweet summer reading program. Simply fill out a slip for each book, audiobook, e-book, or magazine that you read and drop it in the jar located on the Circulation Desk. Each week one lucky reader will win a pie.
Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome, too!
CLICK HERE to register.

A 50th Anniversary Celebration
of the First Men on the Moon
Presented by Children's Author
Rhonda Gowler Greene

Monday, July 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Designed for Kindergartners through Adults

REGISTRATION begins June 1, 2019!
CLICK HERE for details.

Have you heard of the Michigan Activity Pass?! If you’re looking for free things to do in Michigan, this is one pass you can’t live without! This one printable pass can get you FREE admission (or cheap tickets) to over 400 venues across the state, including museums, cultural destinations, National Parks, state parks, campgrounds and more!

This program has been running for over 10 years and now includes more than 440 Michigan destinations! CLICK HERE for details.
Readers Advisory
Sticking close to home this summer? These books have some great ideas for short breaks or day trips -- Enjoy!

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
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, by Michael Caine
Read by the Author

Utterly brilliant! This was all I thought after I listened to this audio book for just about 2 minutes. Then I discarded all plans for the day - book lovers are nothing if not flexible - and settled in for a treat of a very special kind.

This autobiography is very different from the usual “Tell-it-all” books that flood the market. If you are looking for juicy gossip about famous people, you won’t find it here. Instead what Michael Caine delivers is a book on personal life interspersed with uplifting stories of his life. Naturally he draws many of his insights from his acting career, but what I appreciated most about this book is that all his suggestions and teachings can easily be transferred into one’s own everyday life. For an aspiring actor, this audio book reminded me of a very inspirational Master Class.

I have to admit that the reason I was interested in this audio book was not the man himself but mainly the fact that he is British. I love to listen to British readers and Mr. Caine did not disappoint. With still a slight touch of his native Cockney accent detectable, he reads his book with such natural ease that it felt as if an old friend is telling you a story over coffee. In fact, every once in a while I could hear him change pages and that made the whole listening experience so much more personal.

What stood out most for me throughout this autobiography is that Mr. Caine does not excuse his poor choices with his childhood poverty or the long-term damage that the war years did to him as a child. He might use these experiences as an explanation. Ultimately, in retrospect though, he takes them for what they were, poor choices and mistakes, which in the big picture made him the man he is today, with a good dose of great luck, as he is honest enough to point out!

From the preface of his book – which I actually copied into my book diary – to the very last chapter, Mr. Caine delivers great entertainment and valuable advice. I would like to end this review with Michael Caine's own words: "If you do what you love and what you do pays your bills, you are in paradise." Well, I guess I'm already there!

TDL owns the audio book.

TDL's Most Wanted
Most Requested Book
in May

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne
Check it out - you might like it, too!

Boots on the Ground:
Counter Insurgency
in Northern Iraq

Monday, June 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Ft. Meigs director, Geoff Earnhart, for a discussion of his experiences leading soldiers in northern Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Find out how his personal experiences fit into the larger picture of the Iraq War and the U.S. Army’s efforts to combat Iraqi insurgency.

Hula Hoop Wreaths:
The Perfect Decorations for
Every Summer Occasion
Tuesday, June 4th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Get crafty with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios and design your own floral hula hoop wreath.These beautiful creations make the perfect additions to front doors, mantles and more. Please bring your favorite artificial flowers and foliage to embellish your wreath. Materials fee is $5.

CLICK HERE to register.

WWII: Michigan POW Camps
Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Author Gregory Sumner, PhD, Professor of History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day by discussing his book, Michigan POW Camps in WWII. It tells the story of the 6,000 German and Italian prisoners who lived in the state between 1943 and 1946, most of whom behaved well, labored hard at agricultural and public works jobs, and made friends of their American custodians. Many were so impressed by the experience that they later became U.S. citizens. 

Macon Plant Swap:
Bring a Plant - Take a Plant

Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

@ Macon United Methodist Church
11964 Macon Hwy. Clinton

All gardeners are welcome to bring their extra ornamental grasses, ground covers, shrubs, trees, perennials, houseplants, herbs, etc. to exchange with fellow horticulturalists.  Please label the plant, the name of the plant, and also indicate its invasiveness. 
Each person registering will receive a free bush or tree and coleus plant while they last.  New homeowners will receive six plants to start their gardens.
Come join in the fun, information sharing and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and sweet treats. CLICK HERE for more information.

Game of Thrones Support Group
Saturday, June 22nd, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Game Over! Game of Thrones has ended. Join us to discuss all things GOT. We'll craft dragon eggs while we discuss the books, the show and the grand finale ending.  

Due to the content of the show, this is for older teens and adults. Feel free to dress as your favorite character. Register HERE for this free program.  
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, CLICK HERE
7/1/19, 6:00 p.m.
Color When You Can Coloring Club
7/6/19, 10:00 a.m.
Creativity Corner for ages 3 - 103
7/8/19, 2:00 p.m.
Space-Palooza for Kindergartners - Adults
7/10/19, 1:00 p.m.
Musical Tribute to Town Bands @ Senior Center
7/11/19, 7:00 p.m.
Essential Oils Rollerball Workshop
7/15/19, 6:30 p.m.
A Novel Support Group: Bookshare for Teens & up
7/16/19, 7:00 p.m.
The Perfect Pint: My Journey With Michigan Craft Beer
7/17/19, 1:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
7/17/19, 3:00 p.m.
Book Club: Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen
7/17/19, 7:00 p.m.
Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam
7/18/19, 7:00 p.m.
Michigan Drive-In Memories
7/22/19, 6:00 p.m.
Make Your Own Fantasy Lantern for Adults
7/22/19, 7:00 p.m.
Michigan Tidbits and Trivia
7/25/19, 7:00 p.m.
Genealogical DNA Testing
7/29/19, 6:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Harry: Potter Patterns, ages 12 & up
7/29/19, 7:00 p.m.
Reflections of the Past: 50 Years of Veterinary Medicine
7/30/19, 7:00 p.m.
Cooking 101: How to Shop on a Budget
7/31/19, 1:00 p.m.
Sailing the Great American Loop
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.

*Closed Sundays until October 6th
Dates to Know


TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
June 18th
5:30 p.m.
Friends of TDL
2nd Monday
June 10th

Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday June 1st
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Clubs

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

Win book prizes!

TDL Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June 19th

Paris by the Book
by Liam Callanan
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
  • Michigan Activity Pass
  • 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.

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?"

~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer 

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