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Main Library (Traverse City)

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610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
231-932-8500 https://www.tadl.org/woodmere

April 2019

Preschool Play and Learn

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschooler are welcome to drop in. There will be stories to listen to and then we get out all kinds cool toys and building blocks and little cars and... well,  its a lot of fun and usually we have…

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Let’s Build and Create

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Whether it's building a LEGO construction or interacting with Snap Circuits or Makey Makey, this drop-in, family program is all about hands-on fun and the joy of creativity. And if you can't think of anything to build, we have a…

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Teen Sages

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Mother Goose

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mother Goose welcomes children ages 12-24 months and their parents or caregivers to a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session. We use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers, followed by a…

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Storytime for Bigs

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get your "big" little kids (ages 2 - 5) excited about books and reading in this family storytime. We'll read aloud a selection of themed stories, sing themed songs, move our bodies, and more to build a love of reading…

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Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society during their monthly meetings where they discuss topics ranging from where to start your genealogical search to speakers who offer a wealth of information on local families, different cultures and how to's. This…

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Teen Writing Group

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

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Tween Scene

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Like books, snacks, and hanging out? Tweens (ages 9-12) can do just that after school every Thursday as well as play games, plan Tween activities and let off some steam (both STEAM and steam). Meet other tweens who enjoy books…

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StoryBag Stories

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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StoryBag Stories is a themed storytime for preschoolers and their adults. Each weekly theme is revealed when it is pulled out of the storybag. We’ll combines stories, songs, rhymes, a music cube and a craft to build early literacy skills…

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Gardening 101

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

      Come on locavores! Soon it will be time to get your garden ready. Feeling overwhelmed or don't know how to get started, this class will introduce basic gardening skills that you can use at home in your…

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Sing & Stomp

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

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Sing & Stomp

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

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Books to Movies

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us every Monday night to watch movies that were based on books or real events.  Once in a while we may watch one NOT based on either but just for fun.  Popcorn is always available from AMC Classic Cherry…

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Baby Time

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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(birth to 12 months) is the first step in the library door! We gather for a short (15 minute) program of songs, rhymes, stories and fun, then get out the toys and music for a social time for babies and…

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Hear and Say

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hear and Say: Children 2 and 3 years old are invited to an interactive story time that develops early literacy skills. We will share stories, rhymes, songs, movement and a craft. This is a fun time for one-on-one with your…

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Tuesdays @ Two

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This month we will read and discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books.  It is a convenient book club…

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Teens Code

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Teens Code is a collaborative coding experience for young people in grades 6-12. We will learn about people working in the tech fields, learn computer skills and work on a project chosen by the participants. This program expands on our…

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Otaku Kingdom

April 30 @ 6:15 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Explore the world of the Otaku. The Otaku Kingdom is for the diehard fans, curious observers and everyone in between.  Dying to cosplay? This is the place for it. From 6:15-7:00 the floor will be open. We may watch AMV’s, share stories and…

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May 2019

Preschool Play and Learn

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschooler are welcome to drop in. There will be stories to listen to and then we get out all kinds cool toys and building blocks and little cars and... well,  its a lot of fun and usually we have…

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Let’s Build and Create

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Whether it's building a LEGO construction or interacting with Snap Circuits or Makey Makey, this drop-in, family program is all about hands-on fun and the joy of creativity. And if you can't think of anything to build, we have a…

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Teen Sages

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Mother Goose

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mother Goose welcomes children ages 12-24 months and their parents or caregivers to a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session. We use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers, followed by a…

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get your "big" little kids (ages 2 - 5) excited about books and reading in this family storytime. We'll read aloud a selection of themed stories, sing themed songs, move our bodies, and more to build a love of reading…

Find out more »

Teen Writing Group

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

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Tween Scene

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Like books, snacks, and hanging out? Tweens (ages 9-12) can do just that after school every Thursday as well as play games, plan Tween activities and let off some steam (both STEAM and steam). Meet other tweens who enjoy books…

Find out more »

StoryBag Stories

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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StoryBag Stories is a themed storytime for preschoolers and their adults. Each weekly theme is revealed when it is pulled out of the storybag. We’ll combines stories, songs, rhymes, a music cube and a craft to build early literacy skills…

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Teen Gardening Club

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Want to know how to survive the collapse of civilization? Learn to grow your own food! Teens will have their own plot in the Children’s Garden behind the library. We will prepare the soil, select our cops, tend the plants,…

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TSO TOTS @ TADL: May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join members of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for an hour of music and movement, as we celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You) with songs from the movies and other space-y fun. Dress up in your favorite…

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For The Spell Of It! An Adult Spelling Bee

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us for the Fourth Annual Adult Spelling Bee! Don't you just LOVE Spelling Bees? Remember the anticipation, the adrenaline, and the exhilaration? The Traverse Area District Library and Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Senior Center Network will help you,…

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Sing & Stomp

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Find out more »

Sing & Stomp

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Find out more »

Drop-In Maker Table

May 6 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day 6 of the month, repeating until May 6, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop-In for a creative, fun time at our Maker Table.

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Baby Time

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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(birth to 12 months) is the first step in the library door! We gather for a short (15 minute) program of songs, rhymes, stories and fun, then get out the toys and music for a social time for babies and…

Find out more »

Hear and Say

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hear and Say: Children 2 and 3 years old are invited to an interactive story time that develops early literacy skills. We will share stories, rhymes, songs, movement and a craft. This is a fun time for one-on-one with your…

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Tell-a-Tail

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Children are invited to read to gentle therapy dogs (with the dog’s adult trainer). Reading to dogs has been shown to improve reading skills and build self-confidence in young readers because of the non-judgmental and friendly nature of these animals.…

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Preschool Play and Learn

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschooler are welcome to drop in. There will be stories to listen to and then we get out all kinds cool toys and building blocks and little cars and... well,  its a lot of fun and usually we have…

Find out more »

Let’s Build and Create

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Whether it's building a LEGO construction or interacting with Snap Circuits or Makey Makey, this drop-in, family program is all about hands-on fun and the joy of creativity. And if you can't think of anything to build, we have a…

Find out more »

Teen Sages

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Morel Mushroom Seminar, “Picking with the Champ”

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

      Come meet the "Expert in Residence" from the National Morel Mushroom Festival who is also the  FIVE time National Morel Hunting Champion!  Anthony Williams will talk about folklore, share picking stories and show us the finer points…

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Mother Goose

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mother Goose welcomes children ages 12-24 months and their parents or caregivers to a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session. We use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers, followed by a…

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get your "big" little kids (ages 2 - 5) excited about books and reading in this family storytime. We'll read aloud a selection of themed stories, sing themed songs, move our bodies, and more to build a love of reading…

Find out more »

Teen Writing Group

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

Find out more »

Tween Scene

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Like books, snacks, and hanging out? Tweens (ages 9-12) can do just that after school every Thursday as well as play games, plan Tween activities and let off some steam (both STEAM and steam). Meet other tweens who enjoy books…

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Local Author Event, Kathleen Stocking

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

    The Leelanau Peninsula: Democracy in America in Microcosm presented by Kathleen Stocking Please join us as local author and award winning Michigan essayist Kathleen Stocking introduces her newest book, From the Place of the Gathering Light.  Kathleen combines…

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StoryBag Stories

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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StoryBag Stories is a themed storytime for preschoolers and their adults. Each weekly theme is revealed when it is pulled out of the storybag. We’ll combines stories, songs, rhymes, a music cube and a craft to build early literacy skills…

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Friends Members Only: Vintage Book Pre-Sale

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 11, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Spring Vintage Book Sale:  May 10 & 11 The Spring Vintage Book Sale is the first of its kind for Friends of TADL. Steve Morse, a Traverse City resident and avid book collector, generously donated more than 3,000 hardcover and…

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Friends of TADL: Vintage Book Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  Spring Vintage Book Sale:  Open to the Public  The Spring Vintage Book Sale is the first of its kind for Friends of TADL. Steve Morse, a Traverse City resident and avid book collector, generously donated more than 3,000 hardcover…

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Sing & Stomp

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Find out more »

Sing & Stomp

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Sing and Stomp is a fun program where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  This program is geared toward children who can move (ages 1-4) but infants are always welcome, too.  Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Find out more »

Full STEAM Ahead!

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come and let books inspire us to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in a family-friendly storytime which will include some fun, hands-on activities. This program is great for kids grades K-3.

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Baby Time

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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(birth to 12 months) is the first step in the library door! We gather for a short (15 minute) program of songs, rhymes, stories and fun, then get out the toys and music for a social time for babies and…

Find out more »

Hear and Say

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Hear and Say: Children 2 and 3 years old are invited to an interactive story time that develops early literacy skills. We will share stories, rhymes, songs, movement and a craft. This is a fun time for one-on-one with your…

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Word Builder Bingo

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Pre & Early Readers are invited to this language building program with their families.

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Application Incomplete! Puzzle Game

May 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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You and your friends have turned in your college applications… or have you?  Letters have arrived from five schools letting you know they are missing part of your application and if you don’t get it in on time, it will mean you…

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Local Authors: Onalee Marsh and Ginny Johnson

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Onalee Marsh and Ginny Johnson, self-described “old ladies who love to write", share tales from their books about growing up during the Great Depression and WWII.  Reminiscent of a Hallmark film, the ladies share heartwarming stories of family and…

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Preschool Play and Learn

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschooler are welcome to drop in. There will be stories to listen to and then we get out all kinds cool toys and building blocks and little cars and... well,  its a lot of fun and usually we have…

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Let’s Build and Create

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Whether it's building a LEGO construction or interacting with Snap Circuits or Makey Makey, this drop-in, family program is all about hands-on fun and the joy of creativity. And if you can't think of anything to build, we have a…

Find out more »

Teen Sages

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Friends 2019 Annual Meeting

May 15 @ 5:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The theme of the Friends 2019 Annual Meeting is: Stories from our Friends: One book can change your life Hear stories from local notables about the books that shaped their lives. The Friends Board will provide an update on…

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Mother Goose

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
+ Google Map

Mother Goose welcomes children ages 12-24 months and their parents or caregivers to a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session. We use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers, followed by a…

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get your "big" little kids (ages 2 - 5) excited about books and reading in this family storytime. We'll read aloud a selection of themed stories, sing themed songs, move our bodies, and more to build a love of reading…

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Teen Writing Group

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

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Tween Scene

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Like books, snacks, and hanging out? Tweens (ages 9-12) can do just that after school every Thursday as well as play games, plan Tween activities and let off some steam (both STEAM and steam). Meet other tweens who enjoy books…

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StoryBag Stories

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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StoryBag Stories is a themed storytime for preschoolers and their adults. Each weekly theme is revealed when it is pulled out of the storybag. We’ll combines stories, songs, rhymes, a music cube and a craft to build early literacy skills…

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Teen Gardening Club

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Want to know how to survive the collapse of civilization? Learn to grow your own food! Teens will have their own plot in the Children’s Garden behind the library. We will prepare the soil, select our cops, tend the plants,…

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Parallel 45 Theatre: Children’s Workshop

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join Parallel 45 Theatre for an interactive workshop for young children ages 3-7! This storytelling adventure starts with familiar fables told by our storyteller, Stacia Sexton. Children will be inspired by her tales and then invited to dive into the…

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90’s Night for Teens

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Relive the Totally Sweet 1990's! Make a slap bracelet Test your skill with original Mario Kart Be a Pokemon master with the 151 Challenge 90's music and snacks

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Teen Sages

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society during their monthly meetings where they discuss topics ranging from where to start your genealogical search to speakers who offer a wealth of information on local families, different cultures and how to's. This…

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Teen Writing Group

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

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Memorial Day: Libraries are Closed

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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In observance of Memorial Day, all TADL network library locations are closed. Take a moment to remember all Americans that died while serving in the United States military. Libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

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Tuesdays @ Two

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This month we will read and discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books.  It is a convenient book club that meets in the afternoon always…

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Otaku Kingdom

May 28 @ 6:15 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Explore the world of the Otaku. The Otaku Kingdom is for the diehard fans, curious observers and everyone in between.  Dying to cosplay? This is the place for it. From 6:15-7:00 the floor will be open. We may watch AMV’s, share stories and…

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Teen Sages

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Teen Sages is the teen volunteer group at the Traverse Area District Library’s Main Traverse City location. The Teen Sages assist in planning programs, make suggestions to improve library service to teens, and help out with various library programs. We meet…

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Teen Writing Group

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get together with other teen authors to discuss creative writing. If you are into: creating original stories, fan fiction, poetry, expanding your editing skills…this is the group for you! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring small pieces of their…

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June 2019

Teen Gardening Club

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Want to know how to survive the collapse of civilization? Learn to grow your own food! Teens will have their own plot in the Children’s Garden behind the library. We will prepare the soil, select our cops, tend the plants,…

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Michigan Notable Author, Joe Grimm

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

    Please join us as Michigan Notable Author, Joe Grimm talks about his newest mouthwatering creation, The Faygo Book. The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its…

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Teen Gardening Club

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Want to know how to survive the collapse of civilization? Learn to grow your own food! Teens will have their own plot in the Children’s Garden behind the library. We will prepare the soil, select our cops, tend the plants,…

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Tuesdays @ Two

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This month we will read and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books.  It is a convenient book club that meets…

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Otaku Kingdom

June 25 @ 6:15 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Explore the world of the Otaku. The Otaku Kingdom is for the diehard fans, curious observers and everyone in between.  Dying to cosplay? This is the place for it. From 6:15-7:00 the floor will be open. We may watch AMV’s, share stories and…

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Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society during their monthly meetings where they discuss topics ranging from where to start your genealogical search to speakers who offer a wealth of information on local families, different cultures and how to's. This…

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July 2019

Independence Day: Libraries are Closed

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All TADL Network library locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day. This includes: Traverse City-Main, East Bay Branch and Kingsley Branch Libraries, Fife Lake Public Library, Peninsula Community Library, and Interlochen Public Library. All libraries will…

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Main Library Closed for Cherry Royale Parade

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The TADL Main Library (Traverse City) will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. due to the National Cherry Festival’s Cherry Royale Parade. At 2:00 p.m. the library will resume operations, and close at 6:00 p.m.

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Tuesdays @ Two

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This month we will read and discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books.  It is a convenient book club that meets in the afternoon always the…

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August 2019

Tuesdays @ Two

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This month we will read and discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion. The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books.  It is a convenient book club that meets in the afternoon…

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September 2019

Labor Day: Libraries Closed

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  All Traverse Area District Library network locations will be closed for the Labor Day observance. Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Eve: TADL Locations close early

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The Traverse Area District Library’s Main location, East Bay Branch and Kingsley Branch libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. today, to allow our staff to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. All six TADL network library locations will be closed…

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Thanksgiving: Libraries Closed

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  All six TADL network libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Main Library (Traverse City), East Bay and Kingsley Branch Libraries, and Interlochen Public Library will be open on Friday, November 29th. Peninsula Community Library and Fife Lake…

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December 2019

Christmas Eve Day: TADL Locations Closed

December 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  All TADL library locations (Main: Traverse City, East Bay and Kingsley branches) are closed for Christmas Eve Day, and will remain closed on Christmas Day (December 25th).

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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed

December 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  All TADL network library locations are closed for Christmas Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Thursday, December 26th, 2019. Please check your favorite library location for current hours.

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