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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

November 2018

StoryBag Stories

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

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, and a craft to build early literacy skills and a love…

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NaNoWrimo Write In

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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Creative Movement: Ages 0-3

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join instructor, Jeni Patterson, for a fun and active experience with music, counting, rhyming, and actions. Designed to enhance developmental skills for children ages 0-3. Parents are encouraged to participate in this fun and interactive class. Comfortable clothing suggested, no…

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Used Computer and Equipment Sale

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The Traverse Area District Library is once again liquidating older technology items, and passing the savings along to you!  The one-day Used Computer and Equipment Sale will feature computer technology items to be sold featuring: e-readers, monitors, desktop and…

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Creative Movement: Ages 4+

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join instructor, Jeni Patterson, for a fun and active experience with music, counting, rhyming, and actions. Designed to enhance developmental skills for children ages 4+. Parents are encouraged to participate in this fun and interactive class. Comfortable clothing suggested, no…

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NaNoWrimo Write In

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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Sing& Stomp

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Sing & Stomp

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Drop-In Maker Table

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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As the title suggests we invite you to drop-in and then you let your creative engineering  juices flow.

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Books to Movies

November 19 @ 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

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Storytime which introduces babies to stories, rhymes, and fun at the library.  (0-12 months)

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Hear & Say

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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2 & 3 year olds are invited to an interactive storytime that develops early literacy skills specifically for toddlers.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, one-on-one with your child, as well as a craft.

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Maker Space: Tech Toys

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Check out the library's fun tech and electronic toys.

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Girls Who Code

November 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Girls Who Code is a national program aimed at closing the gender gap in tech employment by giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Traverse Area District Library club will meet weekly. Girls Who Code is a free after-school programs for 6-12th…

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Preschool Play and Learn

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a story then exploration with play items, including our puppet theatre, instruments, building blocks and more.

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Thanksgiving Eve: TADL Locations close early

November 21 @ 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: All library locations closed

November 22
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 23rd. Peninsula Community Library and Fife Lake…

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StoryBag Stories

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

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, and a craft to build early literacy skills and a love…

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Black Friday Games & Puzzles

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Get away from the shopping blitz with some games and puzzles in the Youth Department. Drop in anytime between 12 - 3 pm for some friendly, family fun. Try out board games from Cherry-opoly to Labyrinth, card games like Superfight…

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NaNoWrimo Write In

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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Drop-In Craft

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Drop in to work on a themed craft at your own pace. We’ll provide the supplies. Ages 3-12

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NaNoWrimo Write In

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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Sing& Stomp

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Sing & Stomp

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Kid’s Coding Club

November 26 @ 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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Swing Dance Lessons for Teens

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Instructors Mel and Nancy Kiogima of Night Moves Social Dance will teach you how to swing dance.  Join us to brush up your dance skills and get ready for the Yule Ball!

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Books to Movies

November 26 @ 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…

Find out more »

Baby Time

November 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Storytime which introduces babies to stories, rhymes, and fun at the library.  (0-12 months)

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Hear & Say

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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2 & 3 year olds are invited to an interactive storytime that develops early literacy skills specifically for toddlers.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, one-on-one with your child, as well as a craft.

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Word Builder Bingo

November 27 @ 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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Girls Who Code

November 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Girls Who Code is a national program aimed at closing the gender gap in tech employment by giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Traverse Area District Library club will meet weekly. Girls Who Code is a free after-school programs for 6-12th…

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Otaku Kingdom

November 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:45 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 6:00-6:30 the floor will be open. We may watch AMV’s, share stories and…

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Preschool Play and Learn

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a story then exploration with play items, including our puppet theatre, instruments, building blocks and more.

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Teen Sages

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

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

November 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Fun with rhymes and songs . (12-24 months)

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Storytime for Bigs

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mr. Andy leads families through stories, songs, movement, and rhymes. Families will engage in early literacy practices that they can use at home (Ages 2 – 5).

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NaNoWrimo Write In

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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Teen Writing Group

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

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

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to hang out, play games, talk books and enjoy snacks.

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StoryBag Stories

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

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, and a craft to build early literacy skills and a love…

Find out more »

NaNoWrimo Write In

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

  Need a quiet space to write your novel during National Novel Writing Month? We have just the spot for you! Join us through November on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for a guaranteed spot in the Thirlby Room so you can…

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December 2018

TSO Tots @ TADL

December 1 @ 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, stories and movement. Today's program explore the harp with TSO Principal Harpist, Sylvia Norris. Enjoy the instrument petting zoo, story reading , movement and crafts, Ages 5 and…

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Formal Clothing Swap for Teens

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Traverse Area District Library will be hosting another Formal Clothing Swap. Any teen planning on attending the Yule Ball or any other formal dance in the near future is invited to stop in. The library has been receiving donations of dresses and…

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Sing& Stomp

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Sing & Stomp

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

Find out more »

Baby Time

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Storytime which introduces babies to stories, rhymes, and fun at the library.  (0-12 months)

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Hear & Say

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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2 & 3 year olds are invited to an interactive storytime that develops early literacy skills specifically for toddlers.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, one-on-one with your child, as well as a craft.

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Tell-a-Tail

December 4 @ 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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Girls Who Code

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Girls Who Code is a national program aimed at closing the gender gap in tech employment by giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Traverse Area District Library club will meet weekly. Girls Who Code is a free after-school programs for 6-12th…

Find out more »

Preschool Play and Learn

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a story then exploration with play items, including our puppet theatre, instruments, building blocks and more.

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Teen Sages

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

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

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Fun with rhymes and songs . (12-24 months)

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Storytime for Bigs

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mr. Andy leads families through stories, songs, movement, and rhymes. Families will engage in early literacy practices that they can use at home (Ages 2 – 5).

Find out more »

Teen Writing Group

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

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

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to hang out, play games, talk books and enjoy snacks.

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Local Author: Bob Downes

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

  You know all about his active lifestyle in biking and the many books he has written on the subject.  This night, join him as he shifts gears and talks about his newest fiction book. Windigo Moon is a novel…

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StoryBag Stories

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

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, and a craft to build early literacy skills and a love…

Find out more »

Creative Movement

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join instructor, Jeni Patterson, for a fun and active experience with music, counting, rhyming, and actions. Designed to enhance developmental skills for children ages 0-3. Parents are encouraged to participate in this fun and interactive class. Comfortable clothing suggested, no…

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Creative Movement

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join instructor, Jeni Patterson, for a fun and active experience with music, counting, rhyming, and actions. Designed to enhance developmental skills for children ages 0-3. Parents are encouraged to participate in this fun and interactive class. Comfortable clothing suggested, no…

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Yule Ball

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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A Yule Ball will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, after the library closes. All teens 13-19 years old are invited to attend this magical dance. The DJ will be spinning the songs and even the…

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Holiday Concert: Peter Bergin

December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Peter Bergin, professional pianist and vocalist, will touch your heart with unforgettable music focusing on the holidays.  Sing-along as you hear classics from your childhood, mainstays of Christmas and just wonderful songs.  Peter Bergin will entertain, guaranteed!  Be prepared for…

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Holiday Concert: TLC Handbells

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Please join us and welcome back this group for a  wonderful rendition of beautiful choreographed handbell music, executed with precision.  Find yourself falling in love with the harmony and melodies of songs you will recognize.  Prepare to be amazed over…

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Holiday Concert: Traverse City Central Choral-Aires

December 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us for a magnificent, melodic performance of the Traverse City Central High School Choral-Aires.  The Traverse Area District Library is extremely pleased to welcome back this spectacular group of students.  Sit back, relax and listen to some wonderful vocals…

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Sing& Stomp

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Sing & Stomp

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sing and Stomp is a fun program for preschoolers where we will experience stories through music, movement, and of course, books!  Come ready to sing and play.

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Full STEAM Ahead

December 10 @ 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

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Storytime which introduces babies to stories, rhymes, and fun at the library.  (0-12 months)

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Hear & Say

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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2 & 3 year olds are invited to an interactive storytime that develops early literacy skills specifically for toddlers.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, one-on-one with your child, as well as a craft.

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Word Builder Bingo

December 11 @ 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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Girls Who Code

December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Girls Who Code is a national program aimed at closing the gender gap in tech employment by giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Traverse Area District Library club will meet weekly. Girls Who Code is a free after-school programs for 6-12th…

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Preschool Play and Learn

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a story then exploration with play items, including our puppet theatre, instruments, building blocks and more.

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Teen Sages

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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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

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Fun with rhymes and songs . (12-24 months)

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Storytime for Bigs

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Mr. Andy leads families through stories, songs, movement, and rhymes. Families will engage in early literacy practices that they can use at home (Ages 2 – 5).

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Teen Writing Group

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to hang out, play games, talk books and enjoy snacks.

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StoryBag Stories

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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, and a craft to build early literacy skills and a love…

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Candy Houses

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Please join us for our annual candy house-making extravaganza. Families can create and build their very own candy house for the holidays. All materials, including candy, will be provided. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, some families may…

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Holiday Concert: Grand Traverse Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The Grand Traverse Show Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, is the one of the coolest vocal ensembles for women in the Grand Traverse region. Get ready to have a blast as they perform holiday music in their fun, charismatic, barbershop style.…

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Holiday Concert: Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus

December 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

  In the early 1960's twelve prominent men gathered at the Park Place Hotel for the first meeting of the Cherry Capital Chorus. Since then the chapter has grown to over 75 men ranging in age from 14 to 84.…

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Girls Who Code

December 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Girls Who Code is a national program aimed at closing the gender gap in tech employment by giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Traverse Area District Library club will meet weekly. Girls Who Code is a free after-school programs for 6-12th…

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Teen Sages

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

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

December 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

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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Teen Book Club

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2018

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

Join us for an after dinner snack and a discussion about anything fictional. Nothing real here.  Or is it all real? You decide. 

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A Visit with Santa and Jenny the Storytelling Elf

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join Jenny the Elf and Santa Claus for our 3rd Annual Holiday Storytime. Come hear holiday stories and sing holiday songs with storyteller, Jenifer Strauss. After, make a craft, have a snack, and get your picture taken while visiting with…

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School Break Movies

December 26 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come enjoy an afternoon out of the cold and with warm friends. Library teens have chosen movies that appeal to all ages. Everyone is welcome. This movie is rated PG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8  

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School Break Movies

December 27 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come enjoy an afternoon out of the cold and with warm friends. Library teens have chosen movies that appeal to all ages. Everyone is welcome. This movie is rated PG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qOzqD9Rms

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Open Gaming

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Come play video games or board games. Bring your own Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokémon cards for table top gaming. Snacks will be served. 

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January 2019

School Break Movies

January 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come enjoy an afternoon out of the cold and with warm friends. Library teens have chosen movies that appeal to all ages. Everyone is welcome. This movie is rated PG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjudmcSxzpc

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School Break Movies

January 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come enjoy an afternoon out of the cold and with warm friends. This time the library teens have chosen a movie a little on the older side. Everyone is welcome. This movie is rated PG-13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU

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20th Anniversary Open House

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The Main Library building, in Traverse City, opened to the public on January 10, 1999. We mark the twenty year anniversary with special activities for all ages and celebratory refreshments throughout the day. The normal library hours will be…

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TADL GALA: 20th Anniversary Party

January 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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$50 200 tickets left

  Party with a purpose! Celebrate in style and support the Traverse Area District Library at this gala fundraiser. Experience the library after-hours and decorated for this semi-formal, ticketed event. Join us for a strolling dinner, cash bar, live music,…

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