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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

June 2019

Digital Drop-in

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Image shows the white text "Digital drop in for the month of May" on a blue background above an image of a tablet and smart phone.

Learn how to use library digital resources on your laptop, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone! Visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library to get one-on-one help from library staff. We will show you how to…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Full Steam Ahead!

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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. This program is part…

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“See You in the Cosmos” Book Club

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a Summer Reading book club about Jack Cheng's critically-acclaimed* middle grade novel, See You in the Cosmos. We'll talk about space and engage in some fun See You in the Cosmos-related activities, including imagining life on other…

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Out of this World Drop-In Craft

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to work on a space themed craft at your own pace. We’ll provide the supplies. Ages 3-12 This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Story Play Littles

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a short, interactive, fun story time for children and parents. We will have rhymes, songs finger plays, music and movement. Recommended for children 3 years and under, this program will be followed by a play and social…

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Asteroid Attack!

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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An asteroid the size of Chicago is heading for Earth, expected to hit somewhere in northern Michigan. All countries of the world are preparing for this catastrophic event. No place on Earth will be safe. You and your fellow teens…

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PG What Have I Seen?!?

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Movies so bad...they're good. Join us for bad movies, good popcorn and many laughs. Warning: some material may be hilarious for teens under 17.

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Apollo Adventures with the Michigan Science Center

June 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to discover the cosmos through 10 hands-on interactive stations courtesy of the Michigan Science Center. Participants will use a variety of science and engineering practices to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for space and space exploration. Activities…

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Books to Movies

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

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Digital Drop-in

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Image shows the white text "Digital drop in for the month of May" on a blue background above an image of a tablet and smart phone.

Learn how to use library digital resources on your laptop, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone! Visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library to get one-on-one help from library staff. We will show you how to…

Find out more »

Tell-a-Tail

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

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.…

Find out more »

Teen Hangout

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. This week we will be outside so expect our craft to be a bit messy! Our games will be more physical and a lot less digital. We will be in the…

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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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Space BINGO

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Test your knowledge in this fun, family-friendly game. This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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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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Blast Off With Stories

June 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us outside in the Children’s Garden for classical stories and stories about our Solar System and the Universe led by Traverse Area District Library staff. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room or…

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Build And Create

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Digital Drop-in

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Image shows the white text "Digital drop in for the month of May" on a blue background above an image of a tablet and smart phone.

Learn how to use library digital resources on your laptop, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone! Visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library to get one-on-one help from library staff. We will show you how to…

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Digital Drop-in

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Image shows the white text "Digital drop in for the month of May" on a blue background above an image of a tablet and smart phone.

Learn how to use library digital resources on your laptop, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone! Visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library to get one-on-one help from library staff. We will show you how to…

Find out more »

Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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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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See You in the Cosmos: A Talk with author, Jack Cheng

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join middle grade author Jack Cheng for a discussion of his critically-acclaimed drama about an 11 year old named Alex, his dog Carl Sagan, and his golden iPod, as Alex travels west to launch his rocket and meets an unlikely…

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Out of this World Drop-In Craft

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to work on a space themed craft at your own pace. We’ll provide the supplies. Ages 3-12 This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Story Play Littles

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a short, interactive, fun story time for children and parents. We will have rhymes, songs finger plays, music and movement. Recommended for children 3 years and under, this program will be followed by a play and social…

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July 2019

Astronaut Training Week

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Each day will comprise a different activity from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Some activities we are planning for this week include: Write Like An Astronaut;…

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Drop-In Craft

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 5, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children.  Some of the activities we are planning for this week include: UFO frisbees; sun prints; Man on the Moon painting; and Mars rover graham cracker…

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T3 Teen Tabletop – Star Fluxx

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Explore the vastness of space-themed humor with your valiant  Captain, Engineer, and, of course, your Expendable Crewman. Go check out that Small Moon - or is it really a Space Station? You may be swayed by Unseen Forces, held hostage…

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Books to Movies

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

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Astronaut Training Week

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Each day will comprise a different activity from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Some activities we are planning for this week include: Write Like An Astronaut;…

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Drop-In Craft

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 5, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children.  Some of the activities we are planning for this week include: UFO frisbees; sun prints; Man on the Moon painting; and Mars rover graham cracker…

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Teen Hangout

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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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Astronaut Training Week

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Each day will comprise a different activity from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Some activities we are planning for this week include: Write Like An Astronaut;…

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Drop-In Craft

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 5, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children.  Some of the activities we are planning for this week include: UFO frisbees; sun prints; Man on the Moon painting; and Mars rover graham cracker…

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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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Astronaut Training Week: Friday Family event

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until July 5, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us in the McGuire Room to explore astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Complete all of the activities and earn an Astronaut Training Week certificate. Today's activities will include special astronaut food as well as a Storytime…

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Drop-In Craft

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 5, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us all week to explore different astronaut-themed activities for preschool and early elementary-aged children.  Some of the activities we are planning for this week include: UFO frisbees; sun prints; Man on the Moon painting; and Mars rover graham cracker…

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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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Pre-School Play and Learn

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 22, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschoolers and their adults are invited to a play-based storytime filled with themed stories and songs. After books and songs, children and their adults are encouraged to interact around building blocks, little cars and other fun toys to bring…

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Mindful Eating with Dietitian and Nutritionist, Tara Rybicki

July 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

    Pay attention to what you are eating instead of mindlessly putting food in your mouth, not really tasting what you are eating. Munson Healthcare Community Health Coordinator & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tara Rybicki, MS, will share some nutrition…

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Books to Movies

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

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Tell-a-Tail

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

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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Choose Your Own Adventure Author, Katherine Factor

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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BEWARE & WARNING!!! This author event is different from other author events…. Join us for a very special reading of CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SPIES: MATA HARI by Katherine Factor— an interactive middle grade story from the perspective of the…

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Teen Hangout

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Space BINGO

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Test your knowledge in this fun, family-friendly game. This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Talk with an Astronaut!

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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    NASA astronaut Greg Johnson will talk and possibly answer all your burning questions about being an astronaut.  What kind of food did he eat?  Did he see aliens?   What did he learn in space? Johnson flew 34 combat…

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Blast Off With Stories

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us outside in the Children’s Garden for classical stories and stories about our Solar System and the Universe led by Traverse Area District Library staff. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room or…

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Build and Create

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 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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Universe of Stories Scavenger Hunt for Teens

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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How well do you understand the universe? Test your knowledge of both fictional universes and our own with a scavenger hunt that will take you around the library both inside and out. Meet in Teen Services to start the hunt.

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Consumer Education Classes

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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text next to a blue graphic of Michigan reads "Consumer education, Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General"

To help you be a savvy consumer and avoid tricks criminals use to steal, the Michigan Attorney General's Consumer Protection team offers six, FREE, 45-minute seminars on the topics of: Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud;…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Full STEAM Ahead!

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

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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Out of this World Drop-In Craft

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to work on a space themed craft at your own pace. We’ll provide the supplies. Ages 3-12 This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Story Play Littles

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a short, interactive, fun story time for children and parents. We will have rhymes, songs finger plays, music and movement. Recommended for children 3 years and under, this program will be followed by a play and social…

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Time to Colonize!

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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You made it off the Earth before the asteroid hit! Now you are finally at your destination. The task for you and your fellow teens is to set up a colony on this new world. Hopefully you have what you…

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Pre-School Play and Learn

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 22, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschoolers and their adults are invited to a play-based storytime filled with themed stories and songs. After books and songs, children and their adults are encouraged to interact around building blocks, little cars and other fun toys to bring…

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Save Them, Get Out, Hurry- Space Rocks Escape Game

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We here at Aerospace Conservation Efforts are frantically searching for clues to prevent the completion of a deadly machine codenamed, “the Petrifier.”  Over the past weeks, concern has been mounting about a once harmless rock collecting professor turned deranged supervillain,…

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Kids Coding Club

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Youth aged 6-12 are invited to build their coding knowledge and abilities through games and activities. We’ll work with a number of low and high-tech options including Hour of Code, Scratch, The Coding Mouse, Ozobot, Osmo Coding, and more in…

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NASA Live Webcast

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

    Join NASA for a Live Webcast Event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission. This live webcast, brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History, will feature a guided recreation of the Apollo…

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Books to Movies

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

Find out more »

Tell-a-Tail

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

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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Dr. Slime: Exploring Space

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join wacky scientist Dr. Slime and his slime green hair as we explore comets, star light, and the ultra-cold temperatures of space. Activities include making a scale model of a comet and exploring the dissection of star light to determine…

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Teen Hangout

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Space BINGO

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Test your knowledge in this fun, family-friendly game. This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Blast Off With Stories

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us outside in the Children’s Garden for classical stories and stories about our Solar System and the Universe led by Traverse Area District Library staff. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room or…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Full STEAM Ahead!

July 18 @ 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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Out of this World Drop-In Craft

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to work on a space themed craft at your own pace. We’ll provide the supplies. Ages 3-12 This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Story Play Littles

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a short, interactive, fun story time for children and parents. We will have rhymes, songs finger plays, music and movement. Recommended for children 3 years and under, this program will be followed by a play and social…

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LEGO Robotics

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Build a love for STEM with this LEGO Robotics program from Sylvan Learning! Children will learn how to build and program robots – all while making friends, developing new skills and having a blast with STEM. Children will enjoy the:…

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Explore the Planet!

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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You and your fellow teen colonist are finally settling in. Your shelter is solid and you have created a sustainable community. Time to explore the alien landscape. How will you go about it? This program will start at noon and…

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Pre-School Play and Learn

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 22, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All preschoolers and their adults are invited to a play-based storytime filled with themed stories and songs. After books and songs, children and their adults are encouraged to interact around building blocks, little cars and other fun toys to bring…

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Books to Movies

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

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Tell-a-Tail

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

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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Kalamazoo Nature Center: A Universe at Your Front Door

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Blast off with the Kalamazoo Nature Center this summer to explore the unknown right here on Planet Earth! Space may be the final frontier, but sometimes we forget what makes our planet the perfect space station to base our investigations…

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Teen Hangout

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Space BINGO

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Test your knowledge in this fun, family-friendly game. This program is part of TADL’s A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.

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Blast Off With Stories

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us outside in the Children’s Garden for classical stories and stories about our Solar System and the Universe led by Traverse Area District Library staff. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room or…

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Build and Create

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 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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Consumer Education Classes

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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text next to a blue graphic of Michigan reads "Consumer education, Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General"

To help you be a savvy consumer and avoid tricks criminals use to steal, the Michigan Attorney General's Consumer Protection team offers six, FREE, 45-minute seminars on the topics of: Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud;…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Full STEAM Ahead!

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

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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STEM WARS

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Challenge Island - NW MI invites you to a STEM WAR which pits family against family in creating the best droid in the universe. Families will work together at the speed of a light saber to tackle STEM-based challenges like…

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Show Us Your Story: 2019 National Library Lock-In

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - July 27 @ 8:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Teens 13-18 years old are invited to spend the night at the library. Arrival time is 8:00-8:30 PM. After that there will be no arriving late or leaving early, except for the optional pick-up time of 11:00 p.m. We will…

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Story Play Littles

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a short, interactive, fun story time for children and parents. We will have rhymes, songs finger plays, music and movement. Recommended for children 3 years and under, this program will be followed by a play and social…

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Books to Movies

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Blossom…

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Teen Hangout

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. This week we will be outside so expect our craft to be a bit messy! Our games will be more physical and a lot less digital. We will be in the…

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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

Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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T3 Teen Tabletop- Unstable Unicorns

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE! But don't get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren't safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build…

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Books to Movies

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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 Blossom…

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Teen Hangout

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Books to Movies

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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 Blossom…

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Teen Hangout

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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Books to Movies

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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 Blossom…

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Teen Hangout

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Hang Out every Tuesday playing games and making things. There will be video games, board games, crafts, food, and room to relax. Teens and their guests are invited to stay the whole time or drop in just long enough to…

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Get Dirty! Teen Gardening Club

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

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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