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

June 2021

Summer Reading Club Kickoff with magician Cameron Zvara (on Zoom)

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Hoof it over to Zoom or TADL Main for this year's  Summer Reading Club Kickoff party with comedy magician and entertainer, Cameron Zvara. Prepare yourselves for an interactive virtual program with mind blowing magic, comedy, music, & a whole bunch…

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Summer Reading Kickoff Clubhouse

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Kickoff Clubhouse! Families and friends can join us after the Summer Reading Kickoff program on the front lawn to play games, as well pick up free books to keep and crafts to work on…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can join us on the front lawn of the Main Library to pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday,…

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Tell-a-Tail

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 20, 2021

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

Children are encouraged to practice reading aloud to TADL’s kind and gentle therapy dogs. Bring our own books or we will supply a great selection for your little ones reading pleasure.

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Outdoor Laser Tag for Teens

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Are cats better than dogs? How about tigers vs. wolves? In a four way battle of lemurs, ostriches, squirrels, and kangaroos... who ends up on top? Let your Laser Tag skills decide! Teens will be divided into teams, choose an…

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Wednesdays with Toni

June 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Storytime for Bigs

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

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Teen Craft: Kaleidoscope Photography

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Join us on the library's front lawn for some kaleidoscope photography. The library will provide all the supplies needed.

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Build & Create

June 23 @ 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 28, 2021

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

Join us for fun with LEGO and other engineering challenges.

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Summer Reading Clubhouse

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can join us on the front lawn of the Main Library to pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday,…

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Surprise Egg Drawing! With Spencer Scharf (Zoom)

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Surprise! After learning to fold paper and draw an egg, participants will learn to draw an animal hiding inside. This fun interactive drawing process can be reimagined with any animal. All you'll need to participate are blank paper and a…

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Dragon Skull Sculpting! Ages 8-12 With Spencer Scharf (Zoom)

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Proudly display your legendary might with the ultimate fantasy trophy! Tween participants (ages 8-12) will shape clay into a dragon’s skull through a step-by-step instructor led class using a paper based washable air- dry clay. Supplies for the program can…

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Citizen Science with MSU Extension (Virtual Event)

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on July 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

Learn more about becoming a Citizen Scientist with our friends at the MSU Extension.

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Animal Adventure Travel Club

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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It’s All About the Honeybees!

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

  Honeybees are very important to our food supply.  One third of the world's food production is depends on bees.  That is a lot of pressure for something so little!  Please join us as Greg Griswold and Therese Povolo from…

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Animal Storytime on the Front Lawn

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Join us for Summer Reading Club Tails & Tales animal themed story time  on the front lawn of the library. This program features stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs or borrow one of our…

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Full Steam Ahead: Life Cycle & Metamorphosis (on Zoom)

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History joins us for a special Summer Reading version of Full STEAM Ahead! Discover the stages in the life cycle and metamorphosis of a variety of different animals. Students get to see how…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can join us on the front lawn of the Main Library to pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday,…

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Mother Goose

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Miss Michele leads families with young children through songs, rhymes and books. (ages 12-24 months) This event will be out on our front lawn. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room.

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Rainbow Teens

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Words Rainbow Teens on diversity pride flag

Discuss diverse books, craft in many colors, and just be you. Meet up on the lawn in front of the library.

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Books & Brewskis: Aunty Lee’s Delights

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Books & Brewskis is going virtual! Grab a drink and join us as we discuss robust books. The book selection this month is: Registration is required for this event via Zoom. Register Here

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Wednesdays with Toni

June 30
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

Find out more »

Story Time for Bigs

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

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Teen Yard Games

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Join us on the front lawn of the library to participate in some old school yard games.

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Nature Makers

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Nature Makers! Meet Wildlife Rehabilitator Jyl Gaskin and learn about how to deal with wild creatures that might be hurt or sick. Hear stories of wild creatures and meet a turtle! This program will be on the front lawn or…

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Sand, Stars, Wind, and Water: Field Notes from Up North via Zoom

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

  Join us as author of Sand, Stars, Wind, and Water: Field Notes from Up North, Tim Mulherin shares his love of the area and its people, and serves as an encouragement to visitors to respect this national treasure--Grand Traverse County, Leelanau…

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July 2021

Summer Reading Clubhouse

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can join us on the front lawn of the Main Library to pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday,…

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Alex Thomas & Friends: Virtual Puppet Show (on Zoom)

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join Alex Thomas & Friends on Zoom for lots of zany puppet characters celebrating the Tails & Tales Summer Reading theme in a virtual puppet show. Jokes, silliness, stories, and all-around fun abound in this family program.  Join the program…

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Citizen Science with MSU Extension (Virtual Event)

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on July 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

Learn more about becoming a Citizen Scientist with our friends at the MSU Extension.

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Animal Adventure Travel Club

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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Animal Storytime on the Front Lawn

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Join us for Summer Reading Club Tails & Tales animal themed story time  on the front lawn of the library. This program features stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs or borrow one of our…

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Kids Coding Club

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Coding is for everyone! Join Mr. Andy as he introduces you to fun coding activities that emphasize problem solving and teamwork. If the weather is nice Mr. Andy will be on the front lawn!! If the weather is inclement, we…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 6th. In addition to the above, we’ll also provide free and healthy…

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Tell-a-Tail

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Children are encouraged to practice reading aloud to TADL’s kind and gentle therapy dogs. Bring our own books or we will supply a great selection for your little ones reading pleasure.

Find out more »

Teen Creative Writing Group

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Stingray with ebook and word "write" repeated

Talk about writing, play writing games, read, write, and discover new skills. We will meet up on the front lawn of the library.

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Wednesdays with Toni

July 7
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

Find out more »

Build & Create

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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

Join us for fun with LEGO and other engineering challenges.

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 7th and running through the end of August. In addition…

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Lords of the Sky! Birds of Prey w/ the Howell Nature Center (Zoom)

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This live virtual presentation by the Howell Nature Center discusses the different types of birds of prey, their characteristics, and importance to the environment. We will bring live hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures to this virtual program. These birds reside…

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Animal Adventure Travel Club

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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TSO for Tweens (Front Lawn)

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

Join us in welcoming the  Traverse Symphony Orchestra for a special program just for Tweens.  The TSO invites Tweens to experience the joy of music on the front lawn of the library. This week: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, performed by…

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Animal Storytime on the Front Lawn

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Join us for Summer Reading Club Tails & Tales animal themed story time  on the front lawn of the library. This program features stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs or borrow one of our…

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Cardboard Challenge: Pet Palaces!

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
library and cardboard castles

Join us on the front lawn of the library for the Cardboard Challenge! This year our theme is "Pet Palaces". Create a creative cardboard chateau for your favorite pampered pet, real or imagined!  Use cardboard provided by the library or…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 6th. In addition to the above, we’ll also provide free and healthy…

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Mother Goose

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Miss Michele leads families with young children through songs, rhymes and books. (ages 12-24 months) This event will be out on our front lawn. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room.

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Teen Scavenger Hunt

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Meet up on the front lawn of the library. The animal themed scavenger hunt will take place outside in the children's garden, on the front walkways and in the surrounding grassy spaces. Hope for good weather!

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Wednesdays with Toni

July 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

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Teen Craft: Mini Canvas Paint Pouring

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Join us on the library's front lawn for another great teen craft. The library will provide all the supplies you need.

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Nature Makers!

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on July 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

Stay tuned for more info!

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 7th and running through the end of August. In addition…

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Gemini Singing Duo (Zoom)

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join singing duo Gemini for a highly interactive, sing-and-move-along show for children (ages 0-10) and families. Hear original songs celebrating childhood and family life and fostering universal values of respect and harmony among people. Traditional storytelling from several cultures with…

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Cardboard Challenge: Pet Palaces!

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
library and cardboard castles

Join us on the front lawn of the library for the Cardboard Challenge! This year our theme is "Pet Palaces". Create a creative cardboard chateau for your favorite pampered pet, real or imagined!  Use cardboard provided by the library or…

Find out more »

Animal Adventure Travel Club

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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Animal Yoga for Kids (on the front lawn)

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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

Join our friends from Just Bee Yoga + Well-Being for yoga with an animal twist! Each month is a different animal theme and hosted live on the front lawn of the Main Library (inside our McGuire Community Room in case…

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Animal Storytime on the Front Lawn

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Join us for Summer Reading Club Tails & Tales animal themed story time  on the front lawn of the library. This program features stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs or borrow one of our…

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Full STEAM Ahead – Exploring Michigan (on Zoom)

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History joins us for a special Summer Reading version of Full STEAM Ahead! Millions of years ago, our state was covered by an ancient ocean. After multiple geological formations, Michigan is now home…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 6th. In addition to the above, we’ll also provide free and healthy…

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Tell-a-Tail

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 20, 2021

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

Children are encouraged to practice reading aloud to TADL’s kind and gentle therapy dogs. Bring our own books or we will supply a great selection for your little ones reading pleasure.

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Teen Poets

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Fish with tablet and poetry

Poetry in music, poetry on the page, poetry spewing forth into world dragging feeling into the open. Teen will meet up on the front lawn of the library to explore poetry in all it's delicious forms.

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Wednesdays with Toni

July 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Storytime for Bigs

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

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Teen Minute-To-Win It Games

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Can you defeat the challenge in 60 seconds with everyone looking on? No stress... Join us on the front lawn of the library to play various one minute games.

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Build & Create

July 21 @ 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 28, 2021

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

Join us for fun with LEGO and other engineering challenges.

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 7th and running through the end of August. In addition…

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Dumpster Doug’s Ecology Show! On Zoom

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us on YouTube as Dumpster Doug does magic with trash while teaching valuable, earth-saving lessons in recycling, conservation, and the causes of air, land, and water pollution. Plus, kids learn simple actions to help. It's 45 minutes of magic,…

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Tween Craft: Paper Marbling!

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Learn the art of paper marbling with liquid starch and acrylic paint during this hands on workshop geared toward tweens!

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Animal Adventure Travel Club

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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Animal Storytime on the Front Lawn

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Join us for Summer Reading Club Tails & Tales animal themed story time  on the front lawn of the library. This program features stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs or borrow one of our…

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Kids Coding Club

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 26, 2021

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

Coding is for everyone! Join Mr. Andy as he introduces you to fun coding activities that emphasize problem solving and teamwork. If the weather is nice Mr. Andy will be on the front lawn!! If the weather is inclement, we…

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 6th. In addition to the above, we’ll also provide free and healthy…

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Mother Goose

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Miss Michele leads families with young children through songs, rhymes and books. (ages 12-24 months) This event will be out on our front lawn. If the weather is inclement we will meet in the McGuire Community Room.

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Rainbow Teens

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Words Rainbow Teens on diversity pride flag

Discuss diverse books, craft in many colors, and just be you. Meet up on the lawn in front of the library.

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Animal Bingo (McGuire Room)

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

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

Join Miss Linda for Animal Bingo!  Just like regular Bingo, but with animals!

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Wednesdays with Toni

July 28
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Storytime for Bigs

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to join Mr. Andy on the front lawn for engaging songs, stories and movement. Each week brings a new theme. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside to the McGuire…

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Teen Craft: Bleach Dye

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
A seahorse with headphones and the slogan Tails and Tales

Join us on the library's front lawn for another great teen craft. The library will provide all the supplies you need but you are welcome to bring your own dark item of clothing to dye.

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Nature Makers!

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on July 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

Stay tuned for more info!

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Summer Reading Clubhouse – snacks, books, crafts

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2021

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

It’s a one stop Summer Reading Clubhouse! Families can pick up free books to keep, crafts to work on at home, and report their summer reading minutes beginning Tuesday, July 7th and running through the end of August. In addition…

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Longway Planetarium Presents: Dinosaur Tales (On Zoom)

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Dinosaurs lived a long, long time ago. Let’s learn about these fascinating prehistoric creatures as we observe and touch real fossils, build our own fossil model, and make a dinosaur tail to wear. You will even design and build your…

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Longway Planetarium Presents: Nature’s Colors (On Zoom)

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Have you ever noticed how colors and patterns are everywhere in nature? You will investigate how animals’ colors and patterns help them live and thrive in their habitat. Explore mimicry, camouflage, and warning colors while making a beautiful butterfly, hiding…

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Pom Pom Making with Natalie Byrne

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Make fun colorful yarn pom pom's with local artist Natalie Byrne!  Tools and supplies will be provided to make multiple pom pom's in various sizes during this program just for tweens!

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Animal Adventure Travel Club

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

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

Are you ready to travel to six different animal environments? Join us Friday's as we explore all kinds of animals and where they live. Collect a sticker each week as you travel to these animals homes! These fun event will…

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August 2021

Wednesdays with Toni

August 4
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Teen Creative Writing Group

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Stingray with ebook and word "write" repeated

Talk about writing, play writing games, read, write, and discover new skills. We will meet up on the front lawn of the library.

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Wednesdays with Toni

August 11
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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TSO for Tweens (Front Lawn) Mozart- Marriage of Figaro

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us in welcoming Dorothy Vogel, Principal Piano, and guest vocalists Laura Osgood Brown & Keith Brown from the Traverse Symphony Orchestra as they perform Mozart's Marriage Of Figaro on the front lawn.  This program is geared toward Tweens &…

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Teen Poets

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Fish with tablet and poetry

Poetry in music, poetry on the page, poetry spewing forth into world dragging feeling into the open. Teen will meet up on the front lawn of the library to explore poetry in all it's delicious forms.

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Wednesdays with Toni

August 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Animal Yoga for Kids (on the front lawn)

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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

Join our friends from Just Bee Yoga + Well-Being for yoga with an animal twist! Each month is a different animal theme and hosted live on the front lawn of the Main Library (inside our McGuire Community Room in case…

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Wednesdays with Toni

August 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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September 2021

Wednesdays with Toni

September 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Wednesdays with Toni

September 8
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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Wednesdays with Toni

September 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Toni Hernalsteen from the Traverse Health Clinic is at the Main Library for free, confidential, walk-in consultations every Wednesday. She's a great listener and she can assist with helping you find resources for assistance and housing, as well as health…

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