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Color When You Can
Calming Colors Club

The First Monday of every month from 6pm- 7:45pm






Color When You Can Calming Colors Club for Adults! We supply the adult level coloring pages and colored pencils; please feel free to bring snacks for you or for the group. The club will meet on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm -7:45 pm. Come unwind, relax, and create beautiful pictures with us. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Even though we start at 6 pm, you are more than welcome to join us any time before the end of club! Come color for an hour, ten minutes, 5 minutes, or just grab some pages for you to work on at home! The club is pretty relaxed, so come join us whenever you have the time. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

 




Trash Into Treasure
Sunday, 18th of November 2018
1 pm- 2:45 pm


 
Take everyday trash and turn it into treasure! Join us for an afternoon of creative fun at the Tecumseh District Library as we turn toilet paper tubes and paper towel rolls into one of a kind art. This craft is open to adults of every skill level and all supplies will be provided. Impress your friends when they ask ‘that’s made of WHAT?!’ No registration is required. Please contact the library at (517) 423-2238 for more details.
 


Holiday Ornament Class

Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn how to paint a glass ornament with acrylic paint and glitter for your tree or as a gift for someone special with local artist Nancy Clarke. There will be several templates to choose from as well as ornaments, paints, brushes, and sealers.  Please wear an old shirt or bring a smock to avoid getting paint on your good clothes.  Materials fee is $3.

Click here to register.

 

 

Book Bingo

Wednesday, December 5, 2018      

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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

 




HOLIDAY BOOK ANGELS
Monday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to angelic recycle: make a holiday book angel using an old book.  These will make great holiday decor or use as a fancy centerpiece for the holidays.

We'll provide all the materials for this free program.  All ages are welcome to attend.  We'll meet on the main level in the fireplace area.  

Click Here to register.



Holiday Sing-A-Long
Tuesday afternoon, December 11, 2018
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
 
Sing your favorite carols, such as “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with area resident Anne Walker and other community musicians.  Enjoy light refreshments, which are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Tecumseh District Library.
 


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Self Defense Class
Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m.
The Training Compound will teach basic self defense skills at the Library.
Ages teen and older are welcome to attend. 
Registration is required. 
Class is limited.
Click Here to register.



Card Stamping
17 December 2018
6 pm - 7:45 pm

Come join us for an evening of fun at the Tecumseh District Library! Under the expert tutelage of Laurie Krauss from Stampin’ Up, you will have a choice to make 3 cards for $5 or 5 cards for $8. This class is open to adults and teens. We will meet in downstairs Meeting Room B. Registration is required and the class will be limited to 20 people; all fees will be collected the evening of the class. Please register online or call (517) 423-2238 for more information. We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, January 10th
6:30 P.M.
Tecumseh High School graduate Samantha Payne will speak about her time attending University in Costa Rica.  She will discuss her experience, challenges, cultural differences, the application process and answer your questions about studying abroad.  

Samantha is a passionate traveler, language student at Aquinas College and future ESL teacher.  
REGISRATION IS REQUIRED


Brew Ha! Ha!: Coffee 101
Thursday evening, January 10, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Musgrove & Company
112 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
 
Learn about the history of coffee with Josh Roth, owner of Musgrove & Company.  Find out how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.  Explore the different kinds of roasts.  Enjoy free samples





Flower Pin Class

Tuesday evening, January 15, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Students will create a double-layered flower made of beautifully colored Merino wool fiber with Anne Flora of Floraworks.   The technique is simple to do — using soap, warm water and your hands — and the results are very rewarding!

At the end of class, each student will receive a pin back which they can sew to the flower at home once it is dry.

The flower would look lovely on a coat or as an embellishment on a hat.

Materials fee is $2.  Click here to register.


Yoga: A system of exercises for physical and mental health
Thursday evening, January 17, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn a series of movements incorporated with breathing techniques to relax the mind while strengthening your core with body and mental control to achieve the best well- being with yoga instructor Beth Flumignan of Way of Life Complimentary Healing.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a bottle of water.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.  
 


Lenawee Rocks the ‘60s
Tuesday evening, January 22, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
 Explore highlights of this exciting musical decade when so many baby boomers had an ear to a nearby radio, an eye on TV’s American Bandstand, and their feet on the dance floor on weekends moving to the sounds of their favorite local bands with local historian John Kuschell of the Lenawee County Historical Museum.  Find out about national stars such as Frankie Avalon, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee and the Yardbirds.  Learn about the hundreds of local musicians who practiced countless weekday hours rehearsing for their various weekend gigs.




An Afternoon with Acropolis Games

Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Are you a board game master looking to showcase your skills?  Or you’re a beginner just learning how to play?  Join Acropolis Games for an afternoon of fun, strategy and competition.  An assortment of board games will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite ones to play with the group.



Frost-Free Snowballs for Home Décor

Tuesday evening, January 29, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Bring winter weather indoors by making frost-free snowballs for home décor with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.  Create a trio of faux snowballs covered in flocking made with soap and starch.    

Materials fee is $3.  Click here to register.



Valentine’s Day Chocolate Making Class

Monday evening, February 4, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Boulevard Market
102 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
 
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This fun and informative demonstration class focuses exclusively on your favorite ingredient.  Explore the different kinds of chocolate and share secrets for using them effectively with John and Erika Aylward of Boulevard Market.  Learn about chocolate treats that are easier to create than you think and just as delicious as you imagine.

Following the class, you will have the opportunity to buy chocolate for your special valentines.
 



Valentine’s Day Card Making Class

Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Do you need a unique gift for that special someone?  Join us for a Valentine’s Day card making class with local artist Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box.  Make three cards for the total of $5, which will be collected the night of the class.  Show your Tecumseh District Librarycard in good standing and get $1 off.  Please note one discount per card.  All supplies are provided. 

Click here to register.


Yoga: A system of exercises for physical and mental health
Thursday morning, February 7, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Learn a series of movements incorporated with breathing techniques to relax the mind while strengthening your core with body and mental control to achieve the best well- being with yoga instructor Beth Flumignan of Way of Life Complimentary Healing.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a bottle of water.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.  
 


Glimpses into Lenawee County’s Past
Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Find out about the abundant forests, prairies, hills, lakes and streams surrounded by uncultivated fruit, berries, nuts and wild game, which had enabled the county to lead the state in agricultural and industrial wealth by 1900, with local historian Brenda L. Burkett, author of Lenawee County.  Learn about the 34 granges in the county.  Explore the fencing industry in Adrian, the agricultural development of celery in Tecumseh and Michigan’s first cheese factory in Fairfield Township.

As a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, Burkett has always held a special interest in the history of pioneer settlements and community development.  She is a zoning administrator with a focus on community revitalization.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.      
 


House Plant Seminar
Tuesday evening, February 19, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn basic information on keeping house plants not only alive but also thriving with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.  Explore light, space, soil, water, fertilizer, and pests.  Find out about traditional house plants, new plants to consider and winter holiday plants.
 
 

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Device Advice: iOS Apple Support Group
Monday, February 25th at 6:30 PM

Apple users are invited to share their expertise and ask questions about their iPhones and iPads.  This program is designed for all skill levels.   All ages are welcome to attend.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!



Underground Railroad Movement in Lenawee County
Tuesday evening, February 26, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Explore the Antislavery Movement’s origination in Lenawee County in the 1830s up to the start of the American Civil War with Ray Lennard, curator of the W. G. Thompson House in Hudson.  Learn about Laura Haviland, all the safe houses in Lenawee County and the Woodstock Manual Labor Institute in Woodstock Township.
 
Ray Lennard has always had a passion for military history and has been a Civil War reenactor for many years.  He is Vice President of the Lenawee County Historical Museum and longtime member of the Lenawee Civil War Roundtable.  In his free time, he enjoys blowing glass.
 




An Afternoon with Acropolis Games

Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Are you a board game master looking to showcase your skills?  Or you’re a beginner just learning how to play?  Join Acropolis  Games for an afternoon of fun, strategy and competition.  An assortment of board games will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite ones to play with the group.

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Start from Seed Class
Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
 
Have you always been disappointed by your efforts to grow your own vegetables from seed?  Do your seeds turn out long-necked and weak looking?  Do they fall over dead before you can even put them in the ground?  Find out the secrets of successful seed starting with Paul Pfeifer, Managing Director of Hidden Lake Gardens.   

Click here to register.


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Mango Mondays
Monday, March 11th at 6:30 p.m.
Explore new languages through culture and conversation.  Featuring guest speakers, cuisine, conversation, culture and instruction.  Each night will be different.  Prizes and surprises!
Ages 7 to 107
Ed Lyons from the LISD Japan Student Exchange Program will be our guest speaker.  
Sponsored by the Lenawee Community Foundation
Sign up today!

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Explore the World of Strategy and Problem-solving with Chess
Thursday evening, March 14, 2019
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
The game of chess offers a way of thinking that never leaves you.  It fosters a discipline of strategy and problem-solving that is rare to find.  Learn the fundamentals of chess with instructor Matt Ireland, owner and operator of The Accelerated Dragon in Dundee.
 

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Dog Training 101
Monday, March 18th at 6:30 P.M.

             Ever wonder if you can teach an old dog new tricks? Need advice for your new puppy?  Chelsea Simon from SRR Dog Training & Massage will give you points and tips to better manage your canine companions.  
Sign-up!


 


Spiders and Their Kin
Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Explore spiders and some of their lesser-known relatives, including scorpions, harvestmen and vinegaroons, with Dr. Cara Shillington, professor of biology at Eastern Michigan University.  Discover some of the more interesting aspects of their life histories and behaviors, including their varied and surprising mating habits and their amazing web-building abilities.  Learn about many of the common and easily recognized local spiders, some of which can be identified by examining the forms of their webs.



The Abolition Movement in Lenawee County
Thursday evening, March 21, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
The intrinsic worth of persons is why slavery is wrong. The Civil War determined who counted and what rights, privileges, and duties we would afford one another.  Discover the moral and philosophical waters of antebellum America from which Adrian-area abolitionist Asa Mahan drew his religious convictions and crafted his moral principles.  Christopher Momany, Adrian College chaplain and author of For Each and All: The Moral Witness of Asa Mahan, shows how Mahan informed and interacted with such leaders as Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Most importantly, Momany makes the case for believing in the value of humanity -- even after such devastating experiences of loss such as war, death of loved ones, and encounters with hate.
 

Detroit Historic Churches: More Postcards from the Past
Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2019,
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Drawing from his collection of vintage postcards, historian Dr. Charles Gehrke will take us on another visual tour of some of the most elegant among these historic churches.  These snapshots of history will be supplemented with photographs of many of the church interiors.

Dr. Gehrke, a retired physician, was born and raised in Detroit, attended high school in downtown Detroit and has maintained an interest in Detroit and its restoration.  With his postcards presentations of historic buildings, he combines his interest in history and his hobby of collecting vintage postcards.

 




“Walt Disney’s Last Project: The Happiest Millionaire”

Monday evening, April 8, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Walt Disney was one of America’s most iconic entrepreneurs, animators, voice actors and film producers.  Find out more about Disney’s final project with scholar Brian Lightner.



In-Home Care and Senior Residences
 
Tuesday evening, April 9, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn about resources available to help you make the best decisions regarding care for yourself or your loved ones at home or in a senior residences with Justine Bykowski of the Michigan Department of the Attorney General.



Smart Bicycling for All Ages

Thursday evening, April 11, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrains and climates with Dr. Scott Elliott, tour director for League of Michigan Bicyclists.  Find out about local bike trails, such as the Kiwanis Trail. 

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Mango Mondays
Monday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m.
AGES 7 TO 107
Explore new languages through culture and conversation.  Featuring guest speakers, cuisine, conversation, culture and instruction.  Each night will be different.  Prizes and surprises!
Sponsored by the Lenawee Community Foundation
Sign up today!

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“Things you might not know about Michigan
(and a few other places too) in the Civil War”

Tuesday evening, April 16, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Did you know that the tallest Union soldier could very well have looked down at the top of President Lincoln’s head, or the Drummer Boy of Shiloh was never at that battle, but was the last Civil War soldier serving in the U. S. Army?  These are just a few of the things you can find out about with Civil War historian Bob Griggs.

Griggs currently serves on the Board of Directors of the James B. Brainerd Post #111 Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids.  Over the years he has assisted in putting on Civil War Days at several schools and the G.A.R. Museum’s Discovery Day Camp held in August each year, and has presented programs for several civic organizations, retirement centers and retiree clubs.

Sponsored with Austin Blair #7 Auxiliary of Jackson and Nash-Hodges #43 Auxiliary of Lenawee County.




Wildlife Safari in Southern Africa

Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Africa is known for its magnificent animal life.  The continent’s national parks and prairies provide a rich environment for a wide variety of native fauna.  World travelers Chris and Joanne Hee will share their experiences at some of the largest wildlife parks in southern Africa. Their presentation features the group wildlife safari they joined in November 2017 and the photos they took.  The trip included remarkable visits to South Africa’s Johannesburg and Kruger National Park, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Namibia’s Impalila Island, and Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Joanne and Chris Hee have traveled extensively, both separately and together, and have previously shared trips with us to such diverse areas as the Antarctic, India, Tahiti, and French Polynesia.  Joanne is a retired psychologist, and Chris is an emeritus professor of mathematics




Earth Day Celebration
Thursday evening, April 25, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd.
Tipton, MI 49287
 
Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens (HLG).  Learn about the benefits of trees.  Participate in a tree planting ceremony with local scouts.  Take home a tree seedling to plant in your own garden. 
 

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Survive a Zombie Apocalypse & Other Disasters: Emergency Preparedness 101
Monday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m.

Craig Tanis, Emergency Management Coordinator of Lenawee County, will give an overview of the Lenawee County Emergency Alert System and how to be prepared in case of an emergency. 
Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a survival kit in the case of a zombie apocalypse.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED



"Was It Murder? A Documentary's Quest for the Truth"

Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In the mid-1970s, two Filipina nurses were convicted of poisoning patients in the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.  Both though were released from prison when the federal court judge issued a new trial, citing prosecutorial misconduct.  Join us to view excerpts of That Strange Summer, a documentary on the investigation, trial and movement to free the nurses, followed by a discussion with the film's director Dr. Geri Zeldes.

Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D. is a tenured Professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and serves as ComArtSci’s Faculty Excellence Advocate who leads the college's Inclusiveness Committee, helps recruit and retain staff and faculty. 

In October 2017, the Filipina Women's Network recognized her with a "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award" in the category Innovator and Thought Leader.  In May 2018, she was named on the Diversity Champion Honor Roll by the Race Relations & Diversity Task force in Birmingham, Mich.



The Lighthouses of Michigan
Tuesday evening, May 7, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in the United States.  Join us for this presentation as retired educator Darlene Chisholm takes us on a lighthouse tour of our state, and shows us not only the structures we can easily visit, but also those that are more difficult to find.  During this class, we will learn about lighthouse festivals, volunteer and visitation opportunities and a wide variety of Michigan lighthouse accommodations.

Darlene Chisholm and her husband, Tom, began photographing lighthouses in Michigan in 1969.  Since them they have photographed over 3,500 lighthouses worldwide.  They often travel with the United States Lighthouse Society, as well as with the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.  She retired in 1998 after 30 years as an elementary school librarian in Albion, Michigan.




Tecumseh Area Wildlife

Monday evening, May 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Retired educator Don Chalfant returns to Tecumseh District Library with his photographic display of the beauty and variety of wildlife in the Tecumseh area.  We can predict that “O” will stand for owls and “D” very likely for dragonflies.  What about “Q” and “Z”?  Come, see, and solve the mystery by attending this fun-filled session and viewing some of Don’s extraordinary nature photography.

Chalfant received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan.  He retired from the Ann Arbor Schools in 1995, where he taught elementary students for many years. In retirement, Don indulges his passion for the outdoors, and especially for birding. He has recently added nature photography to his list of enthusiastic pursuits.




Natural Homemade Cleaners

Tuesday evening, May 14, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Local resident Kim Niblack will teach class participants how to create your own environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.  They will have the opportunity to make a blended homemade cleaner to use at home.   Materials fee is $5.

Click here to register.

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Mango Mondays
Monday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Ages 7 to 107
Explore new languages through culture and conversation.  Featuring guest speakers, cuisine, conversation, culture and instruction.  Each night will be different.  Prizes and surprises!
Sponsored by the Lenawee Community Foundation
Sign up today!

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F-100D Super Sabre:
One of the most Ionic Jet Fighters
of the Twentieth Century

Tuesday evening, May 21, 2019
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Learn how an unlikely chains of events lead to the restoration of one of the most ionic jet fighters of the twentieth century.  Also, find out how Airman First Class (A1C) Larry Hubbard Retired (RET) was reunited with F-100D Super Sabre 56-2995 after 52 years.  This presentation includes an American History Channel documentary and many other photos of the seven year restoration.  The plane is now display at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.  
 

Tecumseh District Library Afternoon Book Club

Adult Book Discussion Group

Third Wednesday afternoon 

Group meets from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B in the lower level
 

June 20, 2018   Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
July 18, 2018   The Photograph by Penelope Lively
August 14, 2018   Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance
September 19, 2018   The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
October, 2018   Still Alice by Lisa Genova
November 21, 2018  The Hello Girls by Elizabeth Cobbs

 

 


Outreach Program

Do you have trouble getting to the library? Would you still like to receive library materials? Tecumseh District Library provides homebound delivery service for any patron who presents a resident or non-resident card and is unable to visit the library due to physical issues, medical concerns, or temporary illness or injury.

To register for homebound delivery services, simply complete the Registration Form or call Gayle Hazelbaker, Library Director, for additional information.
 
Click Below for an informational brochure.
 
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Volunteer Opportunities at Tecumseh District Library
Would you like to volunteer at TDL? There are several opportunities that you could take advantage of. Visit the Volunteer Page to see if any of the positions intrest you.
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