Welcome and Happy New Year! The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to introduce its monthly email newsletter offering you news and even

Welcome and Happy New Year!

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to introduce its monthly email newsletter offering you news and events from the District's network of community libraries.

If you do not wish to receive this monthly update please click here to unsubscribe.

Thank you and enjoy!
Metta T. Lansdale Jr.
Director, TADL

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We Have E-books!

TADL has been offering downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks since March 2011.

Currently, anyone living within the TADL taxing district (Grand Traverse County, Elmwood, Almira, and Inland Townships) with a valid library account can download up to ten e-books at a time. E-books can be read on a variety of compatible devices including the Amazon Kindle. Read More.

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Cinema Curiosa Returns

With January 6 Screening of "I AM CUBA"

TADL's very own film series, Cinema Curiosa will return with a limited line-up of experimental, archival, and uncompromising documentary titles that are sure to challenge and enrich the human experience for the 2012 season. Read More.

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Power Meters Added to Lending Program

Patrons can check out a Power Meter kit to measure energy consumption by the kilowatt-hour, estimating electrical consumption and costs associated with each appliance by the hour, day, week, month or an entire year. Read More.


Do You Have TADL's Mobile App?

Download the TADL mobile app free here and search TADL's online catalog, place holds, renew items, see upcoming events, locate your nearest TADL location and more all on the go! Read More.


Patron Suggestions

Using an effective if rudimentary system, TADL provides paper, pencils, and a suggestion box in the lobby of the Woodmere (Main) Branch. Each week, TADL director, Metta T. Lansdale, Jr. reviews each suggestion with management staff. Each suggestion is appreciated and many, if not most, are acted upon.

“Do away with the free plastic bags – a mountain of trash – and get reusable bags and sell them at cost.” -May 7, 2011

Thanks for the suggestion. To save money and to reduce the use of plastic, TADL is transitioning from plastic bags to reusable bags. Read More.


Julie Kelly peeking around the corner while vacationing in New Orleans.

Nice to Meet You

Julie Kelly has been with the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library for more than 20 years. She grew up in Hannibal, Missouri and was raised with Southern style cooking. Julie moved to Michigan in 1986 and raised three children who also love cooking and traditional meals.

Julie, what are you reading?

"My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking by John Besh." Read More.


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 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.

Please share your questions or concerns with the TADL e-newsletter editor at news@tadl.org.


This e-newsletter is made possible by the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library.

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