Is your favorite book safe?

Posted by Kristen on Sep 15th 2014, 2:59pm.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support... read more »

The Most Important School Supply of All – A Free Library Card

Posted by Kristen on Aug 29th 2014, 2:09pm.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.    "A library card is by far one of the most valuable cards... read more »

Wild Fall Mushrooms: Discover the Delicacies

Posted by Kristen on Aug 29th 2014, 10:19am.
If you attended the Spring Mushroom Seminar you will absolutely enjoy this event!  Did you know that fall offers a bounty of gourmet wild mushrooms in Northern Michigan? Join us on Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the McGuire Room at TADL-Woodmere as we welcome amateur mycologists George Meredith and Dave Barrons. This foraging duo will show... read more »

Simply Delicious Cuisine with Chef Tom

Posted by Kristen on Aug 25th 2014, 9:20am.
Join Chef Tom Sisco in the Kingsley Branch Library Community room as he shares his love for good food prepared "simply and deliciously."  Simply Delicious Cuisine with Chef Tom meets the fourth Saturday of the month from September through May.   In September, Tom will instruct you how to make "Homemade Spaghetti Sauce."  There are simply... read more »

TC Native, CM Michaels offers suspenseful, imaginative fantasy in new novel, "Dangerous Waters"

Posted by Kristen on Aug 20th 2014, 4:48pm.
Join us as this first time author (aka Chad McPherson) shares his love of writing, what he is working on next and what he did to get invited to Anne Rice's Monster Ball in October!  A 1989 graduate of Traverse City Senior High (now TC Central), Chad will be here for a short visit with family and friends, to see familiar sites and talk with us about... read more »

Peter Bergin in Concert

Posted by Kristen on Aug 20th 2014, 10:28am.
Please join us while Peter Bergin, professional pianist and vocalist enhances your day with a fun repertoire of popular music, TV theme songs and ragtime. He will touch your heart with an unforgettable musical experience through the art of listening. Two-step, slow drag, fox-trot or just saunter your way in! McGuire Community Room at TADL... read more »

East Bay Branch Annual Ice Cream Social

Posted by Kristen on Aug 13th 2014, 4:55pm.
The East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library is hosting their Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, September 13 from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this fun, free family event. Ice cream sundaes, root beer floats, face painting by The Painted Lady, musical entertainment by The Accidentals, a used book sale, and clowns are just some... read more »

Sunset Concert at the Mission Point Lighthouse

Posted by Kristen on Aug 11th 2014, 11:52am.
Peninsula Community Library, a member of TADL,  and the Mission Point Lighthouse join together to present a summer concert and ice cream on the grounds of the Lighthouse.  Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the folk and Celtic sounds of the Cherry Blossom Ramblers, Lawrence "Doc" & Donna Probes.  In case of rain, the concert... read more »

Friends of TADL Annual Used and Almost Rare Book Sale

Posted by Kristen on Aug 7th 2014, 9:36am.
The Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will once again host their highly anticipated Annual Used and Almost Rare Book Sale September 19 - 21 in the McGuire Room at the Main Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL). This year's book sale represents the best cross-section of books in recent history said Friends of TADL... read more »

Libraries Big and Small We Love Them All

Posted by Kristen on Jul 30th 2014, 4:20pm.
"Libraries Big and Small We Love Them All," it's a great phrase and it's displayed on a bumper sticker created by the national Little Free Library non-profit organization. The sentiment sure seems to be embraced throughout our community with districtwide library usage of our "big" libraries and the recent spike in little libraries popping up throughout... read more »