Vote to Digitize Our History: January 19-25 #DigTraverse

Posted by Kristen on Dec 19th 2014, 10:31am.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) along with local grant partners, the History Center of Traverse City and Osterlin Library, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) are asking for community support to vote Traverse City newspapers to win the Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant.    The community is encouraged to vote via twitter using #DigTraverse... read more »

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Posted by Kristen on Dec 17th 2014, 11:11am.
This winter we hope you will join one of our many book clubs offered throughout the District. You also may want to participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading club for adults. Visit any TADL location for hot read recommendations. The Kingsley Branch of TADL, and member, Peninsula Community Library will be offering programs for adults... read more »

Kingsley Branch Children's Garden Designated as "Monarch Waystation"

Posted by Kristen on Dec 12th 2014, 2:27pm.
The Children's Garden at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) was recently awarded the designation as a "Monarch Waystation" for Monarch conservation and the continuation of the monarch migration in North America. Monarchs cannot tolerate cold weather, so as the temperature drops in autumn, those living in the eastern... read more »

Library Welcomes Abstract Artist Barbara Kennison

Posted by Kristen on Dec 12th 2014, 12:21pm.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to welcome local artist Barbara Kennison to the Woodmere (Main) Branch for her first exhibit at the library. Barbara's exhibit "Artist Expression" will be on display from January through March in the McGuire Community Room. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. The public... read more »

East Bay Branch Holiday Open House

Posted by Kristen on Dec 4th 2014, 10:44am.
Join the staff and friends of the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library on Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. as we celebrate the season!  Enjoy holiday refreshments, an old fashioned craft for kids, and delightful holiday musical entertainment with local talents Miriam Pico and David Chown. All ages are welcome and invited... read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Posted by Kristen on Dec 3rd 2014, 12:07pm.
Need some holiday gift ideas? We’ve pulled together a great list of new and recommended titles for all ages (youth, teen, adult) to offer some inspiration during this holiday gifting season. Check out the books listed below from us, your library, then shop and buy local at your community book stores for your gift giving needs. Happy Holidays! Youth 1.... read more »

Friends Gift Shop 15% Off Year End Sale

Posted by Kristen on Dec 1st 2014, 5:03pm.
From boxed cards to the perfect stocking stuffers, the Friends Gift Shop at the Main (Woodmere) Branch is a treasure trove of great gifts for anyone on your list- including yourself! For the month of December, all items will be 15% off. Come in and enjoy a pleasant shopping experience in the beautiful Atrium located between Children’s Services and... read more »

Check out our new blog, Fine Print

Posted by Kristen on Nov 21st 2014, 4:37pm.
Welcome to Fine Print,  our latest  blog featuring author interviews, advice from the Reference Couch, and interesting literary-inspired facts to help you with your weekend socializing. Regular features include: 3 to 5 Questions for Authors In Which a Librarian Asks a Talented Author a Small Number... read more »

Holiday Meal Ideas Made Easy At Your Library

Posted by Kristen on Nov 12th 2014, 10:09am.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Grandma’s homemade pecan pie or your favorite uncle's green bean casserole, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some variety to your Turkey Day spread!  There is no doubt your library's collection will help you find some old favorites and new takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes to serve up for your family... read more »

POETS' NIGHT OUT 2015 | Now Accepting Poetry Submissions

Posted by Kristen on Nov 11th 2014, 5:06pm.
The annual Poets' Night Out presented by the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is accepting poetry submissions now until January 25 for its 2015 public poetry contest taking place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the City Opera House in Downtown Traverse City.  Submissions will be accepted until January 25, 2015 via mail or can be dropped... read more »