Check out our new blog, Fine Print

Posted by Kristen on Nov 21st 2014, 4:37pm.
Welcome to Fine Print, a curated collection of library inspired findings and fun to enrich your personal, professional, and creative endeavors. Regular features include: 3 to 5 Questions for Authors In Which a Librarian Asks a Talented Author a Small Number of Questions Book Fitting In Which a Librarian Tries on a Book Party... 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 »

TADL Presents Writing Workshop with Award Winning Author Mardi Link

Posted by Kristen on Oct 31st 2014, 3:54pm.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to welcome back local, award winning author Mardi Link to the Main (Woodmere) Branch. Mardi will present an eye opening, questions answered, how to get your thoughts in order, writing workshop on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room. Your family... read more »

Kingsley Branch Welcomes Collage and mixed media artist, Beth Bynum

Posted by Kristen on Oct 30th 2014, 9:09am.
The Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will welcome longtime Kingsley resident and collage and mixed media artist Beth Bynum to the Kingsley Branch Library Community Room for an exhibit of her collagraphs, collages, and relief prints. Her exhibit will be on display November 12-26 with a special artist opening reception... read more »

Mark Lindsay Photography Exhibit at Woodmere

Posted by Kristen on Oct 29th 2014, 11:19am.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is both pleased and excited to host local photographer Mark Lindsay at the Main (Woodmere) Branch for a solo photography exhibit November - December. The public is invited to an artist reception on Wednesday, December 10 from 5-8 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room.  Mark has shared his photography at Woodmere... read more »

Library will Enhance Youth Services with Generous $90K Getty Family Trust Donation

Posted by Kristen on Oct 27th 2014, 2:47pm.
October 27, 2014 (Traverse City, Mich.;) The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) Board of Trustees approved staff recommendations to enhance Youth Services with a recent $90,000 donation from the trust of local philanthropists George and Helen Getty.   The enhancements will feature AWE Early Literacy Computer stations at all six community libraries... read more »

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 »