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.
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 by local history buffs and their access to self publishing tools... read more »


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 »

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 »