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Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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March 2021

March Book Madness

March 6
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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TSO Tots (on Zoom) with TADL: WINDS

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The popular TSO Tots program is back in a virtual format for families with preschoolers who enjoy classical music and children’s literature. Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from February through May to hear a children’s story,…

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Craft Kits – Week of Mar. 8

March 8 @ 10:00 am - March 13 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Tues. Mar. 9) Preschool - Dr. Seuss Hat; TSO Tots - Glitter Wand Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!) Early Elementary - Stained Glass Window…

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True Crime with Local Author Tom Carr via Zoom

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

  Local author Tom Carr is back with his third book in the Blood on the Mitten series, this time tackling the unsavory, the quirky and the downright ghastly actions of some of this state’s immortal figures. In Dark Side of…

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March Book Madness

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Craft Kits – Week of Mar. 15

March 15 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Mar. 15) Preschool - Color a cat; TSO Tots - Glitter Wand Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!) Early Elementary - Paper bag puppets…

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Nature Makers: March on FaceBook Live

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join Mr. Christopher for an interesting and informative exploration about nature and other facts about March. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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St. Patrick’s Day Special Event! An OTP Production of The Importance of Being Earnest

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This Old Town Playhouse production is a special event for TADL patrons! We'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland's literary sons. Fun insider secret - the actors are reading this…

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March Book Madness

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Tween STEAM on FaceBook Live

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Mr. Andy will be demonstrating a nifty STEAM project. STEAM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Arts + Math Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live?…

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Harriet Quimby-First American Woman Pilot and a Michigander! via Zoom

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

  Join the Historical Society of Michigan as they talk about Harriet Quimby, the first woman pilot who just happens to be from Michigan! Less than eight years after the Wright Brothers first flight, Harriet Quimby became the first American…

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The Importance of Being Earnest – by the Old Town Playhouse

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - March 31 @ 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

This Old Town Playhouse production is a special event for TADL patrons - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland's literary sons. This special production will be available on our Youtube channel for a limited time…

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration with Kevin Devine (on Zoom and FB Live)

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Celebrate March is Reading Month and our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Zoom and Facebook Live with special musical guest, Kevin Devine! To attend, please visit Youth Services Facebook page at the time of the event or join us…

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Craft Kits – Week of Mar. 22

March 22 @ 10:00 am - March 27 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Mar. 22) Preschool - Popsicle Stick House; TSO Tots - Glitter Wand Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!) Early Elementary - Tissue paper collage…

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Tricia Frey, Local Author

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

Everyone loves a great love story--and a love story with a dog is so special.  Join Tricia Frey, local author, as she tells us her story of River Love:  The true story of a wayward Sheltie, a woman, and a…

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March Book Madness

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Virtual MakerFest Monthly Showcase

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join TADL, Newton's Road and Old Town Playhouse for our Virtual MakerFest Monthly Showcase. You get to show off what you worked on and talk about what you learned this month as well as interact with STEAM and Maker educators…

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Traverse Area Historical Society presents: Women’s Local History Month via Zoom

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

  Join Peg Siciliano from the Traverse Area Historical Society as she, Ann Swaney and Anne Magoun talk about historical women's groups in Traverse City as well as the Ladies Library and how important women were in the building of…

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Craft Kits – Week of Mar. 29

March 29 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Mar. 29) Preschool - Pig with a party hat (available until Friday); TSO Tots - Build a drum Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!)…

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Virtual MakerFest (Zoom or Facebook)

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

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

It's MakerFest time of year! While we can't meet in-person, we can share awesome STEAM and Making activities from partner organizations who exhibited at past MakerFests. Check in each Monday for a different organization and activity demo- or watch the…

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Books & Brewskis: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Maze Runner and Percy Jackson STEAM Challenge (on Zoom)

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us on Zoom for a fun, at-home STEAM activity with local STEAM educator, Challenge Island NW MI. Maze Runner AND Percy Jackson STEAM Challenge What do The Maze Runner book series and Percy Jackson book series have in common? …

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April 2021

Draw mythical creatures with illustrator Corinne Roberts (on Zoom)

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Elementary and tween-aged students are invited to join us on Zoom to learn how to draw mythic creatures in this afternoon, Spring Break Week program. Illustrator Corinne Roberts will help you use basic shapes and line techniques to create your…

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StoryBag Stories on Facebook Live

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Miss Linda draws a surprise theme each week for this storytime filled with stories, rhymes, movement and songs. See this week’s craft and pick up your craft bag at the curbside pickup or in the Youth Services Department after the…

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TSO Tots (on Zoom) with TADL: Percussion

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The popular TSO Tots program is back in a virtual format for families with preschoolers who enjoy classical music and children’s literature. Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from February through May to hear a children’s story,…

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National Library Week – Welcome to your library!

April 4 - April 10
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Libraries - we love them, you love them. But believe it or not, there are still lots of people out there who do not use the library on a regular basis!  Help us celebrate - if you know someone who…

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Early Elementary Scavenger Hunt

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 10, 2021

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

Please join us to help celebrate National Library Week!! We will have a Library Scavenger Hunt all week in the Youth Services Department. Stop by to pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt at the Reference Desk, complete it,…

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Craft Kits – Week of Apr. 5

April 5 @ 10:00 am - April 10 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Apr. 5) Preschool - Make a duck with feathers (available until Friday); TSO Tots - Build a drum Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!)…

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LEGO Challenge Reveal on FaceBook Live

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us online with a LEGO challenge. Additionally, you can pick up a small bag of LEGO pieces at the desk in the Youth Services Department or at curbside pickup. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL…

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Tween Craft Reveal on FaceBook Live

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

Join us as we reveal this month’s Tween craft. Pick up your craft bag in the Youth Services Department or at curbside pickup. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to…

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Money Smart Week

April 10 - April 17
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

April is Financial Literacy Month! Check out these different resources to help you answer financial questions. FREE Virtual Programs You can find valuable information from Basic Banking to Student Loans to Managing Personal Finances through FREE 15-minute virtual programs coordinated…

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Just Bee Yoga for Kids ages 3 – 6 (TADL Main front lawn)

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

*Join us on the front lawn of the Main Library for today's program. Adults are expected to wear a mask, though children who are 5 and under are not required to wear one.* Families with children ages 3 - 6…

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Craft Kits – Week of Apr. 12

April 12 @ 10:00 am - April 17 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Apr. 12) Preschool - Make a duck with feathers (available until Friday); TSO Tots - Build a drum Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program!)…

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$mart Money Kids Storytime on Zoom

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

Join Mr. Matt on Zoom for a special Sing & Stomp as we celebrate our $mart Money Kids! We'll count, sing, and read to our money-themed delight. We'll also be joined by our friends from TBA Credit Union for a special…

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Play & Learn

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We will not be going outside today...it's COLD! Join Mr. Christopher for songs and stories.  Suggested age is preschool. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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Blood Drive

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

For an appointment please call 866.642.5663 or schedule an appointment online: https://bit.ly/3qAkUqM Thank you!

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Drive-up Storytime (Curbside Parking Lot)

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

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

Families with young children are invited to the Main Library to hear stories, sing songs, and move around- all from the comfort of your car! TADL’s Youth Services department is excited to continue Drive-up Storytimes for families in our Curbside…

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Cherry Republic Drive-In Job Fair

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We're happy to welcome Cherry Republic to the Main Library for a drive-in job fair! Please note - the interview area will be the far end of our southern-most parking lot. Check out our job search resources page for more…

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Virtual MakerFest (Zoom or Facebook)

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

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

It's MakerFest time of year! While we can't meet in-person, we can share awesome STEAM and Making activities from partner organizations who exhibited at past MakerFests. Check in each Monday for a different organization and activity demo- or watch the…

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StoryBag Stories on Facebook Live

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Miss Linda draws a surprise theme each week for this storytime filled with stories, rhymes, movement and songs. See this week’s craft and pick up your craft bag at the curbside pickup or in the Youth Services Department after the…

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Creative Minds: Changing Minds Exhibit – Atrium

April 19 - May 3
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We have a new exhibit in the Main Library atrium! The Creative Minds:  Changing Minds Art Show is a two year traveling show featuring the artists who utilize Community Mental Health services in the State of Michigan.  The art show…

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Craft Kits – Week of Apr. 19

April 19 @ 10:00 am - April 24 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Apr. 19) Preschool - Paint a bunny with a sponge (available until Friday); TSO Tots - Build a drum Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy…

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Sing & Stomp on Facebook Live

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 31, 2021

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

Experience stories through music, movement and books with Mr. Matt. ( ages 2-5) Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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Virtual MakerFest (Zoom or Facebook): Challenge Island NW MI

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

**Today's program is Live on Facebook only. There will be no recording.** K-5 Greek Mythology Story Time and STEAM Game Build presented by Challenge Island NW MI Come join us for a quick story about King Minos and Prince Theseus…

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Tech Tuesday: ExoLab 8 (Facebook Live)

April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

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

Join us on Tuesdays in March and April to explore space science via the ExoLab 8! We'll demonstrate fun space science you can do right in your home. We'll also use your comments to talk about what is happening with…

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Play and Learn on Facebook Live

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

As the weather gets warmer, we're looking for ways to safely return to in-person storytimes, because we miss you all so much! So if the weather cooperates, this week's Play & Learn will be live out on the front lawn.…

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Nature Makers: April on FaceBook Live

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join Mr. Christopher for an interesting and informative exploration about nature and other facts about April. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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Tween STEAM on FaceBook Live

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Mr. Andy will be demonstrating a nifty STEAM project. STEAM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Arts + Math Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live?…

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StoryBag Stories on the front lawn

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

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

Miss Linda draws a surprise theme each week for this storytime filled with stories, rhymes, movement and songs. See this week’s craft and pick up your craft bag at the curbside pickup or in the Youth Services Department after the…

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Virtual MakerFest Monthly Showcase

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

Join TADL and April's exhibitors for our Virtual MakerFest Monthly Showcase. You get to show off what you worked on and talk about what you learned this month as well as interact with STEAM and Maker educators about your projects. Expected…

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Craft Kits – Week of Apr. 26

April 26 @ 10:00 am - May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. Apr. 26) Preschool - Make a sheep! (available until Friday) Preschool - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Flower-making Youth - Nature…

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Virtual MakerFest (Zoom or Facebook): Parallel 45 Theatre

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

It's MakerFest time of year! While we can't meet in-person, we can share awesome STEAM and Making activities from partner organizations who exhibited at past MakerFests. Check in each Monday for a different organization and activity demo- or watch the…

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Chef Loghan Call of Planted Cuisine–Two Part Series, via Zoom

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

  Introduction to Local Food Sourcing, Soil Health and Its Relation to Human Health (with cooking demonstration), Part One In this class, Chef Loghan Call of Planted Cuisine will provide an overview of the importance of soil health in relation…

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Tech Tuesday: ExoLab 8 (Facebook Live)

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

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

Join us on Tuesdays in March and April to explore space science via the ExoLab 8! We'll demonstrate fun space science you can do right in your home. We'll also use your comments to talk about what is happening with…

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Books & Brewskis: The Other Americans

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Poets’ Year In, Poetry Reading via Zoom

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

  Join us for a poetry reading event with host, local poet, Teresa Scollon.  We are unable to do an in-person Poets' Night Out this year so instead of the usual way, we asked local people to send in their…

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May 2021

TSO Tots (on Zoom) with TADL: Strings

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

The popular TSO Tots program is back in a virtual format for families with preschoolers who enjoy classical music and children’s literature. Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from February through May to hear a children’s story,…

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Craft Kits – Week of May 3

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 8 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. May 3) Preschool - Skunk Puppet (available until Friday) TSO Tots Animal Face Mask 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Cat's Cradle…

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Build Something on Facebook Live

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We reveal this month’s Build Something bag contents for you to take home and create with. These craft bags are available through our curbside pickup. Use anything you have at home also and share a photo of your creation. Watch…

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LEGO Challenge Reveal on FaceBook Live

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

Join us online with a LEGO challenge. Additionally, you can pick up a small bag of LEGO pieces at the desk in the Youth Services Department or at curbside pickup. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL…

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Drive-up Storytime (Curbside Parking Lot)

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Families with young children are invited to the Main Library to hear stories, sing songs, and move around- all from the comfort of your car! TADL’s Youth Services department is excited to continue Drive-up Storytimes for families in our Curbside…

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Just Bee Yoga for Kids ages 3 – 6 (on the front lawn)

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Families with children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Kay and Cathy from Just Bee Yoga + Well-Being on Zoom for free yoga and mindfulness on the second Saturday of each month. *We will be on the front…

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Craft Kits – Week of May 10

May 10 @ 10:00 am - May 15 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Tues. May 11) Preschool - Make a pigeon! (available until Friday) TSO Tots Animal Face Mask 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Thankful…

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Nature Makers: May on FaceBook Live

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join Mr. Christopher for an interesting and informative exploration about nature and other facts about May. Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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Build Your Own Storytime

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

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

We recognize that it is not your babies and toddlers best interest to put them in front of a screen for storytime every day. That’s why we’ve created the Build Your Own Storytime page (tadl.org/buildstorytime), so that you can view…

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Wednesdays with Toni

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

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

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

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Ask Michigan Works!

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

If you've got questions Northwest Michigan Works! will be at the Main Library from 3-5 pm. They can help you connect with finding a job, changing careers, what to do after high school (if college isn't for you), and more!…

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Craft Kits – Week of May 17

May 17 @ 10:00 am - May 22 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. May 17) Preschool - Make a frog! (available until Friday) TSO Tots Animal Face Mask 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Pine…

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Baking with The Bread Lady

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

  Join us as Rachel Beckwith, aka The Bread Lady, bakes with us!  Her passion is baking artisan breads, specialty muffins, cakes, cinnamon rolls to die for and many other fantastic desserts.  You may have seen her at various farmers…

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Ask Michigan Works!

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

If you've got questions Northwest Michigan Works! will be at the Main Library from 3-5 pm. They can help you connect with finding a job, changing careers, what to do after high school (if college isn't for you), and more!…

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Drive-up Storytime (Curbside Parking Lot)

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Families with young children are invited to the Main Library to hear stories, sing songs, and move around- all from the comfort of your car! TADL’s Youth Services department is excited to continue Drive-up Storytimes for families in our Curbside…

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StoryBag Stories on the front lawn

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

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

Miss Linda draws a surprise theme each week for this storytime filled with stories, rhymes, movement and songs. See this week’s craft and pick up your craft bag at the curbside pickup or in the Youth Services Department after the…

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Traverse Area Historical Society

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Free

  Join the Traverse Area Historical Society as they present and discuss different events in history. This month the Traverse Area Historical Society members will host a virtual May program featuring pre-recorded video and narration of our popular Downtown and…

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Craft Kits – Week of May 24

May 24 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. May 24) Preschool - Make a butterfly! (available until Friday) TSO Tots Animal Face Mask 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Make…

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Sing & Stomp on Facebook Live

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 31, 2021

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

Experience stories through music, movement and books with Mr. Matt. ( ages 2-5) Watch the program live or recorded on our new TADL Kids Facebook page HERE. Not sure how to access Facebook Live? Click HERE.

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Kids Coding Club on FaceBook Live

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join Mr. Andy as he introduces you to fun, unplugged coding activities in celebration of the annual Hour of Code festivities. You can find more information HERE on the various unplugged coding activities you can with use various age groups, including 4 – 11,…

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Build Your Own Storytime

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

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

We recognize that it is not your babies and toddlers best interest to put them in front of a screen for storytime every day. That’s why we’ve created the Build Your Own Storytime page (tadl.org/buildstorytime), so that you can view…

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Books & Brewskis: Inheritance

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

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

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Wednesdays with Toni

May 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

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

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Play and Learn on Facebook Live

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

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

As the weather gets warmer, we're looking for ways to safely return to in-person storytimes, because we miss you all so much! So if the weather cooperates, this week's Play & Learn will be live out on the front lawn.…

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Ask Michigan Works!

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

If you've got questions Northwest Michigan Works! will be at the Main Library from 3-5 pm. They can help you connect with finding a job, changing careers, what to do after high school (if college isn't for you), and more!…

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Chef Loghan Call with Planted Cuisine–Two Part Series, via Zoom

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

Understanding the Basic Elements of Flavor for Home Cooking (with cooking demonstration), Part Two In this class Chef Loghan Call of Planted Cuisine will go over the basic fundamentals of flavor building in the home kitchen. We will go over…

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Drive-up Storytime (Curbside Parking Lot)

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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

Families with young children are invited to the Main Library to hear stories, sing songs, and move around- all from the comfort of your car! TADL’s Youth Services department is excited to continue Drive-up Storytimes for families in our Curbside…

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StoryBag Stories on the front lawn

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

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

Miss Linda draws a surprise theme each week for this storytime filled with stories, rhymes, movement and songs. See this week’s craft and pick up your craft bag at the curbside pickup or in the Youth Services Department after the…

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June 2021

MiLibraryQuest for Teens

June 1 - July 31
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, and the text #MiLibraryQuest2021

MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021 is an opportunity for teens across the state to learn about unique animals and Michigan libraries! Teens will find descriptions of a variety of animals spread across the websites of participating libraries which they will enter…

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Summer Reading Club Registration Opens!

June 1
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Today's the day you can log in to tadl.org/summerreading to sign up for six weeks of reading fun, crafts, programs, and more! SRC is for all ages, we would love to have you join us! June 7 - Welcome packet…

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Teen Video Challenge

June 1 - August 6
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
Link to teen video challenge

The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), is an annual national video contest open to all teens. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of…

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Registration for Summer Reading Club Opens!!!

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Our Summer Reading Club is FREE and comes packed to the tail-end with prizes and fun! A welcome SwagBag and a schedule of great events with many chances to win!! And of course we have planned the Summer Reading Club…

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Wednesdays with Toni

June 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

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

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Ask Michigan Works!

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

If you've got questions Northwest Michigan Works! will be at the Main Library from 3-5 pm. They can help you connect with finding a job, changing careers, what to do after high school (if college isn't for you), and more!…

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GT Area Children’s Garden Plant Sale

June 5
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Save the date! https://www.childrensgardentc.org/copy-of-the-happenings

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Summer Reading Club Welcome Packet Pickup

June 7 - June 19
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We anticipate that the Summer Reading Club welcome packets will be ready for pickup starting June 7, while supplies last.

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Craft Kits – Week of June 7

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Wed. June 9) Preschool - Choice of: Dinosaur, Turtle or Cow project (available until Friday) 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Balloon painting…

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Wednesdays with Toni

June 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

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

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TSO for Tweens (Main Library Front Lawn) – Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky

June 12 @ 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 in welcoming the  Traverse Symphony Orchestra for a special program just for Tweens.  The TSO invites Tweens to experience the joy of music on the front lawn of the library! Stravinsky - Soldier's Tale Matt Archibald, TADL Youth…

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Craft Kits – Week of June 14

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Here are the kits we have available this week! (As of Mon. June 14) Preschool - Make a mouse or a butterfly (available until Friday) 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Free early literacy program! Ongoing) Early Elementary - Make a cicada…

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Wednesdays with Toni

June 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

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

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Blood Drive – Main Library

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

We have a blood drive coming up at the Main Library. Click here to schedule your time slot online. Thank you for supporting our community!

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Animals Tales: Summer Reading Registration program (on Zoom*)

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library (Traverse City), 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

Join us* for a registration program on Zoom leading up to this year's Summer Reading Club. Talking animals are a common theme in mythology, folktales, and children's literature. Fictional talking animals often are anthropomorphic, possessing human-like qualities. The usage of…

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Animal Yoga for Kids (on the front lawn)

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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

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

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