Visit our website: 
Share Share
Forward to a Friend Forward to a Friend
2022 Spring Author Series
Tuesday, March 29th 7 pm to 8 pm
During a virtual presentation on Zoom and Facebook Live, Michigan Notable writer Bridgett Davis, author of The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, will talk about the lengths to which a mother will go and how those sacrifices resonate over time.
Sponsored by the Friends of Tecumseh District Library. 

Tuesday, April 26th 7 pm to 8 pm
Blogger Rick Broida (Deal Secrets, Yahoo!) will discuss “5 Easy and Amazing Ways to Save Money.”

Tuesday, May 10th, 7 pm to 8 pm
Authors Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham have stirred up a rich history of mixology in the Mitten with their new book! An intoxicating collection of recipes and stories, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers gets to the bottom of craft cocktail culture in our beloved state.

Tuesday, June 7th, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Michigan writer Shetan Noir, author of Lake Monsters and Odd Creatures of the Great Lakes, will talk about “Lake Monsters of the Great Lakes.”
Tiny Art Show
Are you feeling a need to create something beautiful? Stop by the library's Circulation Desk and pick up a Tiny Art supply kit! The kits will be available beginning February 1st while supplies last. Each kit includes a tiny canvas, an easel, a set of acrylic paints, and a brush. Return your canvas and easel to the library by February 28th to have your work displayed in our Tiny Art Show, which runs through March 31st. This program is for adults and kids aged 12 and up.
Readers Advisory
This month our Readers Advisory features novels that take a look at found families, in all their many forms.
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 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
The Comfort Book
by Matt Haig, read by the author
February can be a difficult month. With the happy rush of Christmas and the New Year Holidays over, one tries to settle into a routine again, which is not always easy. The first resolutions have already been cast aside and that leaves us sometimes feeling unsettled and depressed. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig is a perfect fit to offset the gloomy atmosphere of this month.

I had already read The Comfort Book, when I noticed that TDL now owned the title in audio. I was, at first, reluctant to pick it up, but the curiosity about what this book in particular would be like on audio, won. I am so glad it did.

I discovered Matt Haig last year with his book The Midnight Library. I was so taken by that story that I proceeded to read his other books as well. I found them so intriguing that I wanted to learn more about the author himself. In The Comfort Book, Matt Haig pours a lot of himself into each chapter. He candidly speaks about his struggles with debilitating depression and substance abuse. This book is a conglomeration of musings, discoveries, and thoughts which have helped him personally maneuver through difficult times.

The chapters in the book are varied in length and content. One chapter, for example, consists of only one sentence repeated over the entire page. As a reader, I tend to move on quickly once my eyes notice that it is the same sentence. On the audio book, however, I found that the point is driven home with much more power when that one sentence is being spoken over and over.
That is one reason why I found this audio book especially soothing and comforting in the evening. Matt Haig’s voice is very calm and his British accent is a delight to hear. Since this book has so much of himself in it, his reading of it is also extremely personal. His voice ranges from storytelling to imploring to reassuring. Sometimes it works better to hear affirming reassurances from someone else rather than from oneself, especially if it is said by somebody who knows what he is talking about from personal experience.

This is not an audio book I would recommend listening to while driving, as it is meditative and contemplative. I would suggest that the listeners take their time with it and not listen straight through all the chapters as one would do with a novel. There is so much food for thought in each chapter, even if it is just one sentence long.


TDL owns this title in regular print and on audio in mp3 format.
Contact for Adult Programming:
Chuck Harpst 
(517) 423-2238
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Civil Rights:
African Americans in the 1940s on Zoom
(Registration Required)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Historian Mike Homel will discuss African-American history of the 1940s. In the United States, World War II caused major changes in migration, employment, and activism for racial justice. Then President Harry Truman’s 1948 campaign put civil rights on the federal government’s agenda for the first time. That led to the defection of the southern Democrats, and foreshadowed the switch of the white South to the Republican Party. At the local level, racial competition for scarce housing across the country sparked violence and offered a preview of white resistance to racial change in the 1950s and 1960s.

Homel is Professor Emeritus of History at Eastern Michigan University. He specializes in 20th century American history and American urban history. He is the author of Down from Equality: Black Chicagoans and the Public Schools, and Unlocking City Hall: Exploring the History of Local Government and Politics, and other publications on urban politics and education.

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

Click here to register.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Ask-A-Financial Expert
(Registration Required)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Edward Jones financial advisor Frank J. Zanger will be available to answer your financial questions in the following areas:

  • Stocks and mutual funds
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Planning your trust and estate
  • Tax reduction measures
  • College savings for your children and grandchildren
  • Cash flow strategies
  • Charitable giving
  • Business succession options

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. 

Sign up for your free 30-minute appointment today.

Click here to register.

LOCATION: Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St.
Tuesday, February 22, 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.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
From Occupied Warsaw to the Next Generation:
Growing up in the Shadow of War
on Zoom
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Snapshots of a foreign war and a foreign family filtered through Linda Gintowt’s Canadian upbringing, and through her experiences visiting post-World War II Poland. Her father grew up during the German occupation of Warsaw. At age 18 he was a combatant with the Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and subsequently a prisoner at Stalag XB in Sandbostel, Germany. After Stalag XB’s 1945 liberation, and unable to return to his Soviet-occupied homeland, he was given refuge in Canada. With this presentation Linda shares several family stories, including those of her heroic aunt who was a female combatant and prisoner of war, her grandfather, executed by the SS in a secret action against the intelligentsia, and an aunt who later rose to a position of political influence after the dismantling of the USSR-ruled regime in Poland. These are the stories that reveal a reckoning with the repercussions of a war that shaped our common history and her personal life, despite her father rarely speaking of any of these harrowing and heroic events.

Linda Dziewaltowska-Gintowt holds an M.A. in drama from the University of Toronto. Linda has a passion for history and the preservation of art and culture.

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

Click here to register.

Monday, February 28, 2022
Will That Be One Hump or Two?
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During this virtual class, Mary Underwood of Front Porch Textiles opens the doors of our imagination to the world of camel fibers, camel husbandry and racing, and to how a camel saddle is created. Join us as she treats us to a glimpse of Mongolian life and culture from her travels around that country.

Underwood is a hand spinner and weaver who works with natural fibers. Her yarns and weaving are intended for functional use, for apparel or the home. She is a member of local, state, and international weaving guilds and groups. Her interests extend to those who grow, raise, prepare, and dye the fibers and yarns she uses. Her constant thirst for adventure has led to multiple trips to Mongolia to ride horses and document the textile traditions there.

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

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

Every Wednesday
TDL Tabletop Game Day
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join in the fun at TDL with game days! Join Beck and Brock as they host chess, Magic the Gathering, and other classic and timeless games. This event will meet weekly after school on Wednesdays, for the month of February.  
CONTACT:  Beck Skiba-Thayer  
(517) 423-2238
Tecumseh District Library
Lower Level

Monday, February 14, 2022
Teen DIY Valentine's Day Cards
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The best Valentine's day cards to order online

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the library. Snack on candy and make a card for your friends, family, or special someone!

LOCATION: Meeting Room A-1
 Click here to register.
Monday, February 28, 2022
Make Your Own Glow Jar
3:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DIY Galaxy Glow Jar : Fun Craft ideas For Kids

Calling all teens to enjoy a fun, simple, and beautiful craft. Using glow paint and some mason jars, you'll be able to create your own glow jar to light up your room. Capture your own little bit of magic and register today while supplies last.

LOCATION: Meeting Room A-1
Click here to register,
 Teen Grab and Go Art

Grab & Go Art Kit:
Paracord Crafts
Next Month @TDL

For more information about
all upcoming events, 

Annual All-County Bookmark Contest Begins
Tiny Art Show
Tecumseh District Library
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
03/01/2022 7pm
Think Inside the Box:
Square Foot Gardening
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
03/08/2022 7 pm
An Important Piece of U.P. History
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
03/10/2022 7 pm
I am Justice:
A Controversial Thriller
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
03/15/2022 6:45 pm
Online Story Time:
Pot O' Gold
on Facebook Live
03/15/2022 7 pm
Pub Trivia Night
with Sporcle Live
at Tecumseh Brewing Company
03/16/2022 10am
Stories With a Splash
Tecumseh Community Pool
03/16/2022 1 pm
Book Bingo
(Registration Required)
03/16/2022 3 pm
TDL Afternoon Book Club
The Women of Copper Country
03/21/2021 7 pm
TDL Evening Book Club
The Women of Copper Country
at Salsaria's
03/22/2022 6:30 pm
Through the Maze:
Understanding Social Security & Medicare
(Registration Required)
03/24/2022 7 pm
Metal Detecting 101:
Finding Buried Treasures
03/29/2022 7 pm 
Fannie Davis:
Part Bookie, Banker, & Mother
on Zoom
(Registration Required)
03/31/2021 7 pm
Canadian Rail Adventures, Martial Arts, & More
TDL's Most Wanted
TDL's Most Wanted Titles
For February


The Stranger in the Lifeboat: a Novel
by Mitch Albom
Children's Programs
Contact for Children's Programming:
Mary Beth Reasoner
Children's Librarian  
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Online Story Time: Short & Sweet
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM



Features stories of Valentine's Day and the love of family and friends!

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!

Join Mrs. Reasoner in wearing your favorite shade of red or pink!

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

If you would like reminders and info about future programs sent to your email account,
please click here to register!

LOCATION: Facebook Live
Wednesday, February 16, 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

Magazine Spotlight

Crochet World

Take your crocheting to the next level!

  •  Beautiful designs for afghans, doilies, clothing, toys and more
  •  Never-before-published original patterns
  •  Step-by-step instructions and full-color photos to guide you
  •  Tips and techniques
Library Hours
Regular Hours

Monday- Thursday
10 am - 8 pm

10 am - 5 pm

1 pm - 5 pm
We will be closed:

Presidents Day
Monday, February 21, 2022
Dates to Know

TDL Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesday
February 15, 2022
5:30 pm

Tecumseh District Library
Lower Level


Friends of the Tecumseh District Library
2nd Monday
February 14, 2022
6:30 pm

Tecumseh District Library
 lower level
Library Clubs

Wednesday, February 16, 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 Suzanne Redfearn

Please come and join us for a spirited discussion.

TDL Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TDL Evening Book Club
Monday, February 28, 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.

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

—Paulo Coelho, 
The Alchemist

Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Facebook

Copyright © 2022 Tecumseh District Library, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences
or unsubscribe from this list