Annual Adams Fly Festival Please join the Kingsley Friends of the Library as they host the first Adams Fly Festival on Saturday, June 2 from noon-5 p

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Annual Adams Fly Festival

Please join the Kingsley Friends of the Library as they host the first Adams Fly Festival on Saturday, June 2 from noon-5 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with activities for the whole family including live music, food and beverages, and fly tying lessons. R.W. "Bob" Summers, maker of fine Tonkin cane rods, will be the special guest for the afternoon. And of course, the Adams Fly will be on display at the library. Read More.

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Summer Reading Club is Here!

Sign-Up Begins District-Wide

Fill your summer days and nights with great reads and big dreams! TADL Summer Reading Club sign-up and kick-off events are happening in June throughout the District. With programs for infants, children, teens and adults, the whole family can get in on the fun. Read More.

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TADL to Host Smart Commute Lunch and Learn Series

Smart Commute Week kicks-off June 2 with the Recycle a Bicycle Swap and runs through June 8. In addition to the weeklong list of free breakfasts, challenges, and activities, the library will host a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series at its Woodmere location June 4 through June 7 from noon-1 p.m. in the McGuire Room. Read More.


One Day, One Dollar Book Sale

Please join the Friends of TADL at the Woodmere (Main) Branch on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room for the One Day, One Dollar Book Sale. Find your favorite fiction, non-fiction, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and other audio-visual pearls for just a buck!

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Great Michigan Read Finale Event

As a Great Michigan Read partner, TADL is excited to share that the Michigan Humanities Council will host this year's Great Michigan Read grand finale event in Traverse City on Monday, June 25. This finale will be held at the Dennos Museum Center and feature Arc of Justice author Kevin Boyle. Read More.

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Small Business Mentors at the Library

An Entrepreneur's Ultimate Resource

SCORE mentors are available Saturday's from 9 a.m. - noon at TADL's Woodmere facility. This is a one-on-one, confidential, walk-in session. SCORE mentors have the savvy and experience to help you think through your idea and suggest ways to generate startup capital. Read More.

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The Willow House Returns

The Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden is pleased to welcome back a new and improved Willow House. Soon this dome structure will bloom with 3" giant pussy willows. It will be a perfect spot for reading and having lunch with friends. It's about 5.5 ft. tall with circular windows made from dogwood branches. Thanks to Dean Conners (Borealis Design) for his design. Read More.

Woodmere Lobby

A view of the redesigned Woodmere lobby featuring a new Welcome Desk and Hold Pickup shelves. Four express checkout stations will be available along the back of the Welcome Desk.

FYI: Summer 2012 Library Closures

July 4: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
July 14: TADL's Woodmere location will be closed from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the Cherry Royale Parade. The library will be open from 2 - 6 p.m.
August 7: TADL's East Bay Branch will be closed for the primary election.
August 26 - September 3: The Woodmere location will be closed during this time and reopen the day after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 4 to fully optimized services, which will include:
Welcome Desk that allows staff to greet visitors and provide direction to services and programs.
Four Express Checkout Stations.
Accessible Hold Shelf.
Click here for a printer-friendly PDF of the redesigned lobby.
Read more about Service Upgrades and stay tuned for the July Enewsletter for more details.
September 3: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


Ernest's Relatives

A Family Art Exhibit

An opening reception for Ernest's Relatives will be held on Sunday, June 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the McGuire Room at TADL's Main Branch. The reception is free and open to the public. All artists featured in the exhibit are related to Ernest Lichty, a local artisan noted for his carvings and work on the miniature village at the Music House. Among the artists exhibiting is well-known regional artist, Emily Lichty Woods. Read More.

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TC Reads 2012 Book Selection

Traverse City READS, a “One Book, One Community” literacy initiative is pleased to announce that The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon is the 2012 selection for Northern Michigan’s eleventh annual community book. TC READS has designated May through October as reading months and TC READS events will culminate with an appearance by author, Rachel Simon at the City Opera House on October 30. Read More.


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Nice to Meet You

Brice Bush is a librarian in adult reference at the Woodmere (Main) Branch of the Traverse Area District Library. She grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and is proud to say she is the product of a working class town and public education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saginaw Valley State University and taught in various elementary schools before earning a Master’s degree in library science from Drexel University. She lived in several parts of the country including both the east and west coasts, before joining the TADL team in June of 2011. Brice loves to travel, knit, read, spend time at the beach, cook, hang out with friends and family, and generally spend time just enjoying her life. Stop by and say "hi" to Brice!

Brice, what are you reading?

"Currently, I am reading Remembering Che by Aleida March and In One Person by John Irving.

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About TADL

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is a network of community libraries serving Grand Traverse County through the following locations: the Woodmere (Main) Branch in Traverse City including the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, East Bay and Kingsley Branch Libraries; Member Libraries: Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library; and the Grand Traverse County Law Library.

TADL provides a wide variety of services, including the loan and inter-library loan of a broad collection of book titles (print, audiobooks, e-books, and e-audiobooks), periodicals, DVDs, CDs, subscription databases, publicly accessible computers, free WiFi, a variety of meeting spaces, blind and physically handicapped services, and free programming for all ages.

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