Invasive Species and the Battle for the Great Lakes, with author Bill Rapai.

Posted by Matt on Jul 26th 2016, 4:50pm.
Learn about invasive species in the waters of the Great Lakes and what you can do to help. There are over 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes and some have little or no impact--so far.  But a handful of other exotics have conducted an all-out assault on the Great Lakes and are winning!   Join us on Wednesday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. in... read more »

10th Annual Filmstrip Festival at East Bay Branch Library

Posted by Matt on Jul 26th 2016, 3:57pm.
Bring your friends and family to the East Bay Branch Library for free popcorn at the 10th Annual Filmstrip Festival!  Stories from the vault of the Traverse Area District library will be shown in the old-fashioned filmstrip format. Each story is a classic children's book that is between 5 and 10 minutes long. The Filmstrip Festival is three days... read more »

The Search for Amelia Earhart

Posted by Julie on Jul 14th 2016, 9:30am.
The Fife Lake Historical Society and Fife Lake Library are partnering for a special presentation by  Larry Inman:  The Search for  Amelia Earhart.  Join us on Friday, July 15th at 7:00pm as local historian and State Representative for Grand Traverse County, Larry Inman presents on Earhart's historical accomplishments, historical... read more »

Friends Silent Auction

Posted by Julie on Jul 2nd 2016, 11:38am.
Join us on the 4th of July for the Friends Annual Silent Auction at Fife Lake Library.  The event will take place 10:00am - 4:00pm.  We have many wonderful items to bid on so please stop by to show your support for the Library!... read more »

News from UNDER THE STAIRS Gift Shop: June & July 2016

Posted by Matt on Jun 23rd 2016, 1:34pm.
Summer is here! And we want to show off our new, improved gift shop, UNDER THE STAIRS, managed by Friends of the Traverse Area District Library. Grand Re-Opening of UNDER THE STAIRS! We’re holding a Grand Re-Opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Come stop by and enjoy: - Live music. - A special collection of popular beach-reading... read more »

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP): Discover Michigan Using Your Library Card!

Posted by Matt on Jun 20th 2016, 5:41pm.
Michigan Activity Pass (MAP): Discover Michigan Using Your Library Card! Summer vacation season is here! Whether you’re making travel plans or hosting family and friends from out of town, your Traverse Area District Library (TADL) card can save you money with the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP). The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is available... read more »

Walk Your Way to Reading with StoryWalk®!

Posted by Matt on Jun 20th 2016, 11:10am.
Walk Your Way to Reading with StoryWalk®! There’s a Duck on a Bike in Fife Lake, a Very Hungry Caterpillar in East Bay Township, and many more stories to experience with StoryWalks® at all six Traverse Area District Library (TADL) network locations. StoryWalk® encourages families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by posting a children’s book... read more »

2016 TADL Millage Renewal Proposal

Posted by Matt on Jun 15th 2016, 4:11pm.
2016 TADL Millage Renewal Proposal The Traverse Area District Library is a public library system funded by a dedicated countywide millage providing operational support for public library services in six facilities, online, and through the Talking Book Library for visually and physically impaired. On August 2, 2016, residents in Grand Traverse County... read more »

Author Events In June & July

Posted by Matt on Jun 8th 2016, 7:25pm.
Author Events In June & July at Traverse Area District Library This Summer is your chance to interact with and learn from authors who write in a variety of genres. Hear about travel to foreign countries with systemic censorship. Or come in to taste and learn how to create delicious vegan, gluten-free desserts from a wellness coach and vegan... read more »

Summer Reading Kickoff: The Magic of Baffling Bill

Posted by Matt on Jun 6th 2016, 5:19pm.
Monday, June 20, will be a magical day at the TADL Main Library (610 Woodmere Ave.) and Kingsley Branch Library (213 S. Brownson Ave.) as our 2016 Summer Reading Club kicks off with three magic shows presented by Baffling Bill. @ 11:00 a.m. - Kingsley Branch Library The Magic of Reading! Kick off the Summer Reading Club lineup with your friends for... read more »