East Bay Branch Welcomes Local Artist Emily Pierce

Posted by Kristen on Oct 13th 2014, 10:33am.
The East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will welcome local artist Emily Pierce, owner of Fern Creations, to their library Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. to share her screen print and wearable art with patrons. She will demonstrate the art of silk screening on fabric. Make and take your own silk screen creation!... read more »

Kingsley Friends of the Library Book Sale

Posted by Kristen on Oct 10th 2014, 9:11am.
The Kingsley Friends of the Library will once again host their annual three day book sale kicking off with a preview sale on Thursday, October 9. The huge sale will continue on Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Book lovers will be pleased by the selection of thousands of books sorted into easy to navigate genres.... read more »

Dianna Stampfler presents: Michigan's Ghostly Beacons

Posted by Kristen on Oct 8th 2014, 2:33pm.
The Traverse Area District Library will welcome Dianna Stampfler, founder and president of Promote Michigan, to the Woodmere Branch on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. to share stories about Michigan's lighthouses and their keepers. Stampfler is a motivated, energetic, and passionate leader in Michigan's tourism industry with an interest... read more »

He’s back…...LORD of the GOURD, Patrick Harrison

Posted by Kristen on Oct 3rd 2014, 3:10pm.
Please join the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library as they welcome "Lord of the Gourd" , aka Pat Harrison, for another of his entertaining and informative gourd-carving demonstrations.  Pat will demonstrate his artistry as you watch him bring his gourds to life through animated faces and characters.  Thursday, October 23,... read more »

Michigan Byways

Posted by Kristen on Oct 1st 2014, 9:47am.
The Peninsula Community Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library will welcome Paul Bussey, regional planner for the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments to their library on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. Bussey will offer a presentation on Michigan's Scenic Heritage Routes, which includes  our very own Old Mission Peninsula!... read more »

TADL Receives $90,000 Donation From Trust of Long Time Residents

Posted by Kristen on Sep 29th 2014, 9:33am.
TADL Receives $90,000 Donation From Trust of Long Time Residents September 29, 2014 (Traverse City, Mich.;) The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) has received a $90,000 donation from the Getty Family Trust.     “On behalf of the entire district library staff and our patrons, we are so grateful for this generous gift to the Traverse... read more »

Library Publishes Local History Digital Journal

Posted by Kristen on Sep 25th 2014, 2:14pm.
LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY BARRITT ON MICHIGAN RADIO   Library Publishes Local History Digital Journal  Utilizes New, Self Publishing Platform Also Available to Library Patrons September 25, 2014 (Traverse City, Mich.:) A new local history digital magazine, the Grand Traverse Journal, has emerged from a collaborative venture spurred... read more »

NaNoWriMo

Posted by Kristen on Sep 25th 2014, 11:04am.
30 Days. 50,000 Words. 1 Novel. November is National Novel Writing Month! Each year, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) encourages people to take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word first draft of a novel in only 30 days. Each year more than 300,000 people participate in Nanowrimo activities around the world. The Traverse... read more »

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 »