FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Challenge

Posted by Kristen on Jul 18th 2014, 12:58pm.
50,000 indexers and arbitrators. 24 hours. One history-making event!   Join volunteers from around the world on July 20 and 21 for an international history-making event! The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but one batch is all that is required to be counted... read more »

TADL Issues RFP for Print and Copier Service

Posted by Scott on Jun 27th 2014, 4:42pm.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is seeking competitive proposals for the printer/copier service and equipment. Bidders are required to use the Proposal and Bid format provided in the RFP. Deadline for receipt of proposals has been extended to Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The RFP can be downloaded below.... read more »

"Tuesday Tucks Me In" with NY Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Luis Carlos Montalván

Posted by Kristen on Jun 27th 2014, 4:39pm.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) welcomes back New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of "Until Tuesday," Luis Carlos Montalván, and his loyal service dog Tuesday to the Main Branch on July 16 to share their latest story, just for kids, "Tuesday Tucks Me In".  Tuesday is Luis’s furry friend, a service dog that assists... read more »

Library Welcomes Special Guest, JoAnn Balingit

Posted by Kristen on Jun 27th 2014, 10:35am.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is honored to welcome JoAnn Balingit, Poet Laureate of Delaware, to speak at the Main (Woodmere) Branch on Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room. Balingit teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state of Delaware and advocates for Poets-in-the-Schools... read more »

9th Annual Filmstrip Festival

Posted by Jill on Jun 17th 2014, 2:57pm.
We are thrilled to announce that the 9th Annual Filmstrip Festival is happening July 24, 25, and 26 at the East Bay Branch  of the Traverse Area District Library! The Filmstrip Festival celebrates stories presented in the Filmstrip Format featuring stories culled from the children's collection at TADL.  Although filmstrips went... read more »

Kingsley Branch Celebrates 100 Years of Service with Grand Opening of Local History Room

Posted by Kristen on Jun 17th 2014, 9:47am.
The Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will celebrate their new local history room with a special grand opening on Thursday, July 31 from 3-6 p.m. In recognition of this year marking 100 years of library service for the Kingsley community, the Grand Opening will feature an exhibit  on the history of the Kingsley Library,... read more »

Library Hosts Local Artist Wendy McWhorter

Posted by Kristen on Jun 16th 2014, 4:07pm.
The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome local artist Wendy McWhorter and host an exhibit of her artwork at the Main (Woodmere) Branch for the month of July. This will be the first exhibit for McWhorter, a retired teacher from the Lansing area, at the public library. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 2 from 5-7 p.m.... read more »

Friends of Interlochen Host Annual Book Sale

Posted by Kristen on Jun 6th 2014, 11:55am.
The Friends of the Interlochen Public Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library, will host their 28th Annual Used Book Sale on Friday June 20 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Interlochen Public Library. Offering a huge selection of paperbacks, fiction, and non-fiction as well as featured... read more »

Commuting Library

Posted by Kristen on Jun 2nd 2014, 12:14pm.
The Traverse Area District Library is excited to team up with Norte! Youth Cycling to bring the first pedal-powered library to Traverse City. The "Commuting Library" made its street debut in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Tart Trails Smart Commute Week on Wednesday, June 4 during the Norte! TC Rides event which looped around town, ending... read more »

Summer Reading Club Finale & Community Concert at Hull Park

Posted by Kristen on May 30th 2014, 4:35pm.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 30 starting at 6 p.m. at Hull Park, behind the Main (Woodmere) Branch of the Traverse Area District Library. The library will host a districtwide finale to celebrate a successful 2014 Summer Reading Club with more than 2,600 participants! We want to recognize and applaud your reading efforts and achievements with games,... read more »