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Main Library (Traverse City)

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

April 2019

Books to Movies

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Consumer Education: Phone, Mail, & e-Scams

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  Join us for a Consumer Education program brought to you by a representative from the Michigan Department of Attorney General. At this program, learn the telltale signs of scams found through phone calls, mail, email, and texts. You will…

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Maker Space: Modeling Clay Fun

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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It's time for modeling....with clay! Naturally, we will supply the clay and you will supply the fingers...hands...imagination and fun.

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Pajama Jam and Pancakes

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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To celebrate our participation in the Pajama Program, wear your pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal and get ready to hear some stories, rhymes, and songs, as well as move around. Afterward, enjoy some pancakes! This program provides pajamas to…

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Library Closed for Easter

April 21
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The Main Library (610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686) and all other TADL network libraries will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019. TADL network libraries will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 22nd. Please…

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Sing & Stomp

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

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

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Sing & Stomp

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

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

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Kids Coding Club

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Youth aged 6-12 are invited to build their coding knowledge and abilities through games and activities. We’ll work with a number of low and high-tech options including Hour of Code, Scratch, The Coding Mouse, Ozobot, Osmo Coding, and more in…

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Books to Movies

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Baby Time

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

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Hear and Say

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

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Word Builder Bingo

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

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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Teens Code

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

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Author Event, Lady Long Rider: Bernice Ende

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Bernice Ende is the Lady Long Rider. Since her first long ride in 2005, at age 51, from Montana to New Mexico, Ende has logged more than 29,000 miles in the saddle, crisscrossing North America on horseback—alone. More than once…

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Preschool Play and Learn

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

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

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Let’s Build and Create

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

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

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Teen Sages

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

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

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Mother Goose

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

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

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Storytime for Bigs

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

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

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Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society

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

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

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Teen Writing Group

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

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

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Tween Scene

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

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

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StoryBag Stories

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

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

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Gardening 101

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

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

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Sing & Stomp

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

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

Find out more »

Sing & Stomp

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Books to Movies

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

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

Find out more »

Digital Drop-in

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

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

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

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Baby Time

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

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

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Hear and Say

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

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

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Tuesdays @ Two

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

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

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Teens Code

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Teens Code is a collaborative coding experience for young people in grades 6-12. We will learn about people working in the tech fields, learn computer skills and work on a project chosen by the participants. This program expands on our…

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Otaku Kingdom

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

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May 2019

Preschool Play and Learn

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

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

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Let’s Build and Create

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

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

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Teen Sages

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Mother Goose

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

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

Find out more »

Storytime for Bigs

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

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

Find out more »

Teen Writing Group

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

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

Find out more »

Tween Scene

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Find out more »

StoryBag Stories

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

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

Find out more »

Teen Gardening Club

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

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

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

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

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For The Spell Of It! An Adult Spelling Bee

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

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

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Sing & Stomp

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

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

Find out more »

Sing & Stomp

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Drop-In Maker Table

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

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

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Books to Movies

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Baby Time

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

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

(birth to 12 months) is the first step in the library door! We gather for a short (15 minute) program of songs, rhymes, stories and fun, then get out the toys and music for a social time for babies and…

Find out more »

Hear and Say

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

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

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

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Tell-a-Tail

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

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Preschool Play and Learn

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

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

Find out more »

Let’s Build and Create

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

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

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

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Teen Sages

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

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

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Morel Mushroom Seminar, “Picking with the Champ”

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

      It's all about the hunt, right?  Learn from one of the world's greatest morel pickers. Meet the FIVE time National Morel Hunting Champion and "Expert in Residence" from the National Morel Mushroom Festival, Anthony Williams. Williams will…

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Digital Drop-in

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

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

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

Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Learn how to use library digital resources on your laptop, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone! Visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library to get one-on-one help from library staff. We will show you how to…

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Mother Goose

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

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

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Storytime for Bigs

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

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Teen Writing Group

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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Tween Scene

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

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Local Author Event, Kathleen Stocking

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

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

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StoryBag Stories

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

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

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Friends Members Only: Vintage Book Pre-Sale

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

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

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Friends of TADL: Vintage Book Sale

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

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Sing & Stomp

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

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

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Sing & Stomp

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

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

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Full STEAM Ahead!

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

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Books to Movies

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Baby Time

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

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

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Hear and Say

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

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

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Word Builder Bingo

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

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Application Incomplete! Puzzle Game

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

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Local Authors: Onalee Marsh and Ginny Johnson

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

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

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Preschool Play and Learn

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

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

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Let’s Build and Create

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

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

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Teen Sages

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

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

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Friends 2019 Annual Meeting

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

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Consumer Education Classes

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Mother Goose

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

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

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Storytime for Bigs

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

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

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Teen Writing Group

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

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

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Tween Scene

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

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

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StoryBag Stories

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

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

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Children’s Garden Annual Plant Sale

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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  The Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 18, on the front lawn of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL): Main Library (610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686). Donate/ buy plants…

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Teen Gardening Club

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

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

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Parallel 45 Theatre: Children’s Workshop

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

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90’s Night for Teens

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

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Books to Movies

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Image shows the white text "Digital drop in for the month of May" on a blue background above an image of a tablet and smart phone.

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

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Digital Drop-in

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

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

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

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Teen Sages

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

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

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