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610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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February 2017

Cinema Curiosa presents: THE CONNECTION

February 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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THE CONNECTION is one of the most vital, fascinating films of the American independent world. Created by director, Shirley Clarke, at a time when women directors were in very short supply, the film shattered stereotypes in just about every conceivable…

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Teen Filmmakers

February 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until March 18, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Write the script, plan the action, act the scene, edit the film. This winter's goal is to create a short film based on the 2017 summer reading theme, "Build a Better World." Try your hand at scripting, directing, filming, costuming,…

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Books to Movies

February 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways---it's always enjoyable…

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ReferenceUSA: Job Seeking, Career Search Strategies

February 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Have you wondered what ReferenceUSA can do for you? This webinar can help. Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Including finding key individuals at a business; building data sets of potential employers…

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Kevin Kammeraad: Poetry, Puppetry and Music

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and Friends in this interactive, all ages program of poetry, puppetry, music, and movement. Together we’ll create and write, sing and dance, and be inspired to keep on creating long after the show!  

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D&D for Teens

February 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until April 8, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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D&D for Teens is a Dungeons and Dragons Club run by teens for teens. We have dice, manuals and access to a character generator. One of the participants will act as the Dungeon Master and the everyone else will play…

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Puppet Workshop with Kevin Kammeraad

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Youth age 6-12 are invited to join puppeteer Kevin Kammeraad to create your own puppet and story. Assemble a character from up-cycled materials and learn simple puppetry techniques. They will also correlate movement to music, create a collaborative story, and…

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Guys Read

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Read what you like: Humor, non-fiction, graphic novels, science fiction, war novels, audio books, comics, magazines, web sites, cereal boxes... The guys will decide what to do, what to read, what to talk about. This group is for both guys that…

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Books to Movies

February 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways---it's always enjoyable at…

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ReferenceUSA Search Essentials

February 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Have you wondered what ReferenceUSA can do for you? This webinar can help. Designed for anyone new to using the database. They will discuss the datasets available in ReferenceUSA as well as our compilation process and update frequency. They will…

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Hear & Say

February 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 21, 2017

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

February 14, 2017 @ 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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Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Have you had enough of the romance? Come blow off some Valentine's Day angst with like-minded teens. There will be snacks, crafts, and snarkiness. Get in the mood by reading from this list: Broken Hearts

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Wigglers

February 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 22, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Wigglers” programs are designed for PreSchoolers and offer stories, songs, rhymes and feature a guest appearance by everyone’s favorite storytime bear, Brown Sugar.

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Let’s Build and Create!

February 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 22, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We supply the LEGOS and other building toys. You supply the imagination!

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Superlative Book Club

February 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day 15 of the month, repeating until March 15, 2017

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day 1 of the month, repeating until March 15, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us the first and third Wednesday of each month for a fun and funky book club discussion of sorts.  The mission for this super-fun-no-books-required-book club is to provide a space for millennial community members and patrons to discuss current…

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Mother Goose on the Loose

February 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Award-winning early literacy program engages with one-on-one interaction between child and parent. (12-24 months)

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Wigglers

February 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Stories, songs, rhymes, and a guest appearance by storytime favorite, Brown Sugar. (Preschool)

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Tween Scene

February 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2017

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, and talk books.

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TADL Monthly Board Meeting

February 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) Board of Trustees will meet for their regular monthly board meeting. Board meetings are open to the public. Click here for a complete agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting.

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StoryBag Stories

February 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until February 24, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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A surprise theme drawn each week. Stories, rhymes and a craft (Preschool)

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Teen Filmmakers

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Write the script, plan the action, act the scene, edit the film. This winter's goal is to create a short film based on the 2017 summer reading theme, "Build a Better World." Spend the day creating our film. Our film…

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TSO Tots at TADL: Clarinet & Bassoon

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join members of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for an hour of music and movement. Explore rhythm and instruments of the orchestra with hands-on musical fun. Instrument petting zoo, story reading, movement and crafts. Ages 5 and under. February's TSO ToTs…

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Traverse Area Historical Society History Series

February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Traverse Area Historical Society will present a series of programs related to local history.  This month the presenter will be: Steve Kelsch who will speak about Steamers of the Grand Traverse Bay Line.

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TADL Locations Closed for Staff Inservice Training

February 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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All Traverse Area District Library branch and member libraries are closed for an annual staff in-service training on Monday, February 20, 2017. Remember you can access many TADL services and your account online 24/7.  All library locations will resume regular hours of operation…

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Baby Time

February 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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 and Say

February 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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MakerSpace: It’s Time for Slime

February 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come make something new using your creativity and skill. Ages 9-12

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L.I.F.E. Mentoring

February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Topic: Time Management 1.0 - Preparing for College Theme: Breakout sessions to improve time management and organizational abilities before and through college. The mentoring series consists of nine monthly sessions (September through May). Dubbed the TCYP L.I.F.E. (Lessons In Future…

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Genealogy Webinar

February 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Into Genealogy?  Want to know more?  Join us in watching a live webinar by Legacy Family Tree as presenters will guide us through our genealogy quest. Finding Missing Persons with DNA Testing by Diahan Southard Do you have an adoption in…

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Drop-In Craft

February 25, 2017 @ 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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Kids Coding Club

February 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Create through coding. This month we'll be using Scratch. Ages 6-12

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Books to Movies

February 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways---it's always enjoyable at…

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Tuesdays @ Two

February 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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This month's selection is: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.…

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Word Builder Bingo

February 28, 2017 @ 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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Otaku Kingdom

February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 26, 2017

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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March 2017

Let’s Build and Create!

March 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We supply the LEGOS and other building toys. You supply the imagination!

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Teen Sages

March 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2017

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 Woodmere 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 weekly to…

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Pajama Drive

March 2, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 18, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Help us collect new pajamas to ensure children in need have warm nights. We have joined with One Million Good Nights to collect children's and teen's pajamas between March 2 - March 18. Drop off new pairs of pajamas to the Pajama…

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Teen Writing Group

March 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 1, 2017

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! The Teen Writing Group is led by an experienced teen author. Participants are…

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Tween Scene

March 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 23, 2017

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, and talk books.

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Cinema Curiosa Presents: Gimme Danger

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Emerging from Ann Arbor, Michigan, amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz,…

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We're celebrating families and readers from our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Join us for games, crafts, books, fun photo ops, and snacks to celebrate the great start to reading children are receiving through this program.  Families can sign up for…

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Teen Filmmakers

March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Write the script, plan the action, act the scene, edit the film. This winter's goal is to create a short film based on the 2017 summer reading theme, "Build a Better World." Try your hand at scripting, directing, filming, costuming,…

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Books to Movies

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways—it’s always enjoyable at…

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Video Game Creation

March 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until March 9, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Create your own video game using scratch. No matter what your skill level, you can make something cool. Completed video games will be posted on the library's teen web page so everyone can enjoy the fun. The program runs for…

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Tell-a-Tail

March 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Children can practice their reading to our kind and gentle therapy dogs.

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TSO Tots at TADL: Oboe and Bassoon

March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join members of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for an hour of music and movement. Explore rhythm and instruments of the orchestra with hands-on musical fun. Instrument petting zoo, story reading, movement and crafts. Ages 5 and under. February’s TSO ToTs…

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Young Writers

March 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Writing, revising, and talking about writing. No experience required. Grades 3-6

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Books to Movies

March 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways—it’s always enjoyable at…

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ReferenceUSA Search Essentials

March 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Have you wondered what ReferenceUSA can do for you? This webinar can help. Designed for anyone new to using the database. They will discuss the datasets available in ReferenceUSA as well as our compilation process and update frequency. They will…

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Word Builder Bingo

March 14, 2017 @ 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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L.I.F.E. Mentoring

March 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Time Management 2.0 – Preparing for a Career Theme: Breakout sessions to improve time management and organizational abilities after college and in the workplace. The mentoring series consists of nine monthly sessions (September through May). Dubbed the TCYP L.I.F.E. (Lessons…

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Wigglers: Healthy Eating

March 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for a menu of healthy eating ideas your kids will really gobble up!   Eating is an essential part of our lives. The healthy foods we eat help our body to grow, walk, run, think, sleep and fight…

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Pajama Jam

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Wear your PJ's, bring a stuffed animal, and get ready to enjoy stories and a puppet show.

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Traverse Area Historical Society History Series

March 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Traverse Area Historical Society will present a series of programs related to local history.  This month the presenter will be: Author Kathy Firestone who will speak about The History of Power Island. This island gem in Grand Traverse Bay…

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Healthy Hearing: Listen UP! Turn it DOWN!

March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join Quota International of Traverse City at a special presentation featuring Dr. Kathleen Sawhill, Au.D. audiologist, from Traverse City based Hearing Solutions of Northwest Mi, as we explore Health Hearing. Fun activities, games, video presentations and snacks. Ages 7-12

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Books to Movies

March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways—it’s always enjoyable at…

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Maker Space: Fun With Electronic Gadgets

March 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come make something new using your creativity and skill. Ages 9-12

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Genealogy Webinar

March 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Into Genealogy?  Want to know more?  Join us in watching a live webinar by Legacy Family Tree as presenters will guide us through our genealogy quest. Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use by Judy G. Russell There are images out…

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Drop In Craft

March 25, 2017 @ 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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Tech Drop-In

March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Try out our technology, including Little Bits, Makey Makey and Snap Circuits.

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Kids Coding Club

March 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Create through coding. This month we'll be using SCRATCH. Ages 6-12.

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Books to Movies

March 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways—it’s always enjoyable at…

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Crafternoon

March 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We empty the craft closet, you bring your imagination.

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Tuesdays @ Two

March 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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This month's selection is: Just Plain Pickled to Death by Tamar Myers Magdalena Yoder is (finally!) getting married, and nothing is going to spoil her wedding; not the man-of-her-dreams’ loopy relatives, nor the twenty-year-old barrel of genuine Pennsylvania Dutch sauerkraut…

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Spring Break Teens: Denim Jewelry

March 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Turn scraggly old jeans into magnificent denim bracelets. These bracelets can be styled tough or frilly to fit any mood or gender.

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Word Builder Bingo

March 28, 2017 @ 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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Lego WeDo Robotics

March 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join use us for a fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creative juices flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO® bricks and software complements of the local Sylvan Learning Center in Traverse City.

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LEGO Open Play

March 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We will have a LEGO open play this afternoon. You will find thousands of LEGO's for your building pleasure.

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Genealogy Webinar

March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Into Genealogy?  Want to know more?  Join us in watching a live webinar by Legacy Family Tree as presenters will guide us through our genealogy quest. Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research  by Craig Scott This lecture examines how Quakers created records at…

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Spring Break Teens: Nerf Battle

March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Come to blast away the boredom of Spring Break. We have some single shot Nerf guns, boxes for creating barriers and battle goggles for anyone not already wearing eye protection. Participants with higher end equipment will be divided between the…

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Lego WeDo Robotics

March 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join use us for a fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creative juices flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO® bricks and software complements of the local Sylvan Learning Center in Traverse City.

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Open Play: Board Games

March 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Pit your skill against masters!! Well, not really, but we will have Chess, Checkers, Chinese checkers, Backgammon and everyone's favorite Cherryopoly.

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Spring Break Teens: CD Scratch Art

March 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Take an unneeded CD, add paint, blow dry, and scratch. The coolest art comes from recycling! No matter your skill level, something great will result.

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Tween Scene

March 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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, and talk books.

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March Book Madness Winner

March 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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We will be announcing the WINNER of the March Book Madness. No bookies allowed! Just book lovers!!!

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Spring Break Teens: Melted Crayon Art

March 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Take your art and make it hotter. You will be using glue guns to strategically apply molten color to a piece of art that you create. This program is for teens only.

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April 2017

Princess and Knight Party

April 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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His and her young majesties (ages 4-10) are invited to attend a most royal ball. Come dressed in royal (or comfy) outfits for a cornucopia of games, snacks, crafts, and tales. Our most esteemed guest for the festivities is none…

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Teen’s Choice

April 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Saturdays teens choose from various activities: D&D, Filmmakers, Board Games, or Crafts. Gather in Teen Services at 12:30 and decide what to do. A small snack will be provided. D&D for Teens is a Dungeons and Dragons run by teens…

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Sing & Stomp

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 8, 2017

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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Books to Movies

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways---it's always enjoyable at…

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Baby Time

April 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

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

April 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

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

April 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Children can practice their reading to our kind and gentle therapy dogs.

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National Public Health Week: Eating Healthy with Linda Szarkowski

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Let's take a minute and think about how (in little ways) we can become healthier every day, during National Public Health Week. In this engaging presentation, you’ll discover how to strip away the foods that weigh you down and which…

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Wigglers

April 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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"Wigglers” programs are designed for PreSchoolers and offer stories, songs, rhymes and feature a guest appearance by everyone’s favorite storytime bear, Brown Sugar.

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Mother Goose On the Loose

April 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Award-winning early literacy program engages with one-on-one interaction between child and parent. (12-24 months)

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Tween Scene

April 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

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, and talk books.

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National Public Health Week: Just Walk! (or ride your bike) with Ty Schmidt, PT

April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Let’s take a minute and think about how (in little ways) we can become healthier every day, during National Public Health Week. Ty Schmidt, a physical therapist and co-founder of Norte! will talk about how the simple act of walking can not…

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StoryBag Stories

April 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 12, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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A surprise theme drawn each week. Stories, rhymes and a craft (Preschool)

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Main Library Closes at 3:00 p.m.

April 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Traverse Area District Library: Main Library will close to the public at 3:00 p.m. today in order to prepare for the Funding Future Readers Celebration. You are invited to attend this celebration and fundraiser event and tickets are available at…

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Funding Future Readers Celebration!

April 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Library patrons, friends and community members are invited to attend a Funding Future Readers celebration event in the beautiful Traverse Area District Library (TADL). The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. and feature catered hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages with…

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Drop-In Craft

April 8, 2017 @ 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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Traverse Area Historical Society History Series: A Murder in Eastport

April 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The Traverse Area Historical Society will present a series of programs related to local history.  This month the presenter will be: Norton Bretz who will talk about A Murder in Eastport: An 1870 Family Story of Racial Profiling. This talk…

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Books to Movies

April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Come join us every Monday night and watch some wonderful movies based on books or true events. Once in awhile there are a few just wonderful movies NOT based on books or true events but come anyways---it's always enjoyable at…

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Word Builder Bingo

April 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 25, 2017

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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Mother Goose On the Loose

April 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Award-winning early literacy program engages with one-on-one interaction between child and parent. (12-24 months)

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Introducing the Eighth Honorary Citizen of the United States by Joseph Conger

April 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

How does one become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, and who appoints them? Joseph Conger will talk about the Honorary Citizen process and introduce the latest honoree, Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez…

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TSO ToTs @ TADL: Violin + Bass

April 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join members of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for an hour of music and movement. Explore rhythm and instruments of the orchestra with hands-on musical fun. Instrument in the petting zoo are provided by Marshall Music. There will also be an…

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