Great Michigan Read 2015-16

Posted by Betsy on Aug 2nd 2015, 2:13pm.
One title, one state and thousands engaged in literary discussion. Michigan Humanities Council announced the fifth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect us as Michiganians by deepening our understanding of our state, our society, and our humanity. A... read more »

Author Event, Emita Hill

Posted by Betsy on Jul 26th 2015, 3:18pm.
Oral histories are an easy way for anyone to participate in "making history".  They allow one to learn different kinds of information, ask the questions you are interested in, provide human interaction and give the interviewee the chance to participate in the historical telling with their own words.  Please join us on August 27th with long... read more »

Filmstrip Festival

Posted by Betsy on Jul 26th 2015, 1:49pm.
Join East Bay Branch Library for the 10th Annual Filmstrip Festival! Watch each story unfold click by click in filmstrip format much like the pages of a book.  Bring your young ones to eat popcorn, snuggle up and be entertained in vintage style. This festival provides a low-tech, low-key complement to the iconic Traverse City Film Festival... read more »

Fine Print

Posted by Betsy on Jul 24th 2015, 2:25pm.
Fine Print is a curated collection of library inspired findings and fun to enrich your personal, professional, and creative endeavors.  This blog is brought to you from the uproarious minds of your local librarians.  Love what your library does for you!... read more »

Essential Oils 101

Posted by Julie on Jul 1st 2015, 3:03pm.
Please Join us Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm, for a fun summer Make & Take workshop using Young Living Essential Oils with all natural ingredients.  Learn how easy it is to live a more chemically free life.  Make and take items will be available for $3.00 to cover the supply cost.  This include:  Therapeutic Grade Essential oils,... read more »

Teen Lock-In at Woodmere Scheduled for July 31

Posted by Jill on Jun 26th 2015, 4:12pm.
Each year, libraries across the United States invite teens to locally hosted lock-ins for online chats with well-known authors, fun contests, popular crafts, and multi-player games. During last year's lock-in at TADL's Woodmere branch, the 40 teens in attendance participated in a variety of events including the Reichenbach Race, which had teens desperately... read more »

Talking Book Library Receives Biederman Grant for Mobile Devices

Posted by Jill on Jun 26th 2015, 3:50pm.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Inc., TADL's Talking Book Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will soon have two iPads and two iPods to loan to its patrons. These devices will allow TBL patrons to explore the variety of iOS apps available to assist visually impaired individuals before they buy their... read more »

Update: Youth Services at Woodmere Looking Brighter

Posted by Jill on Jun 26th 2015, 3:00pm.
The Woodmere Branch Youth Services Department is looking much brighter these days.  As part of Phase I of the department's renovation, the entire room was repainted with vibrant new colors and new carpet paths were installed that usher visitors to the Story Room on the east side of the department and to reading nooks on the west side.   Much... read more »

Get Your Cherry On with TADL

Posted by Jill on Jun 26th 2015, 1:56pm.
During the National Cherry Festival, your favorite librarians, staffers and TADL board members from all the branches and member libraries will be out volunteering in full force!  We’ll be easy to spot in our favorite blue TADL summer reading t-shirts, so come say "hi" when you see us.  Places we might be spotted include: Parking cars on... read more »

Paddling and Pastimes:

Posted by Jill on Jun 22nd 2015, 3:13pm.
Join us as life-long Michigan resident and author Doc Fletcher shares stories from his March 2015 book,"Paddling and Pastimes:6 Midwest Cities - the Rivers that Made Them, the Baseball Teams that Entertained Them". These are urban paddling adventures on wide, deep rivers that the big cities evolved from, experiences very different from the narrow streams... read more »