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Teen Services in Memory of Ann Vasiloff

Teen Services Open House

The Traverse Area District Library’s Teen Services will be hosting a Holiday Open House on December 2, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. at the Woodmere (Main) Branch. Read More.


Reminder: Notice on Overdue Fines

Revised Policy Effective Dec. 1

In an effort to collect on long overdue fines, the Traverse Area District Library Board of Trustees took action to reduce the threshold fine at which a patron is blocked from borrowing library materials from $25 to $5. Read More.

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TADL Adds 'tour-de-force of drama' to Audiobook Collection

From Sophocles to Sam Shepard, from Romeo and Juliet to A Raisin in the Sun, The Drama Collection includes both classic and contemporary plays on audiobook. A treasure trove for theatre and book lovers, students and teachers, actors and dramatists. Read More.

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Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer on December 6

The Traverse Area District Library Kingsley and East Bay Branches will once again host holiday open houses on Thursday, December 6. The public is welcome and encouraged to visit each library and enjoy. Read More.

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Cinema Curiosa Presents

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Cinema Curiosa is pleased to present Exit Through the Gift Shop directed by Banksy (2010 - 87min, USA - UK) on Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at the Main (Woodmere) Branch. Read More.

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Sunset by Adam VanHouten

"Marks: Revealing, Concealing, Unveiling"

Exhibit Opens with Reception Dec. 9

The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome local artists and art educators Adam VanHouten and Cherie Correll to the Woodmere (Main) Branch. Their exhibit "Marks: Revealing, Concealing, Unveiling" will be on display during the month of December. Read More.


All TADL locations will be closed December 25, 2012 for Christmas Day and January 1, 2013 for New Year's Day.

Many TADL locations will have adjusted hours during the holiday season. View the online event calendar for specific library closure dates and times during the holidays.

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Upcoming Author Discussions

January 31: Heather Shumaker, author of "It's OK not to Share"
February 7: Poetry Meets Art featuring Journey to the Centre by Ann Bardens-McClellan and Eileen Paul MIllard

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Business Workshops and Mentoring

In 2013, SCORE will continue to offer free monthly small business workshops at Woodmere. In addition, every Saturday morning SCORE offers free and confidential mentoring for anyone considering starting a business as well as existing small business owners seeking guidance on how to maximize their success. Read More.


Betsy in the Adult Reference Department at Woodmere

Nice to Meet You

Betsy Myers, Adult Services Librarian at Woodmere, first joined the TADL team as an intern in 2000 while attending Northwestern Michigan College. Later that summer, she was hired as a substitute for the Sight and Sound, Youth Services, and Circulation departments. She then became part time in Circulation while she studied to receive her Bachelor's Degree from Grand Valley State University. In January of 2006 she was hired in the Reference Department where she focused on interlibrary loans, ordering audiobooks on CD and launched the library's playaway collection. In 2011 she was hired full time and added ordering adult fiction books, CDs and downloadable audio and ebooks to her responsibilities. "I love my job because I like working with and for people," she said. "I believe that literacy comes in many forms and I just want people to read in any way they are comfortable."

Betsy reads e-books on her phone, on her Generation 2 Kindle, and listens to audio books on CD in her car and downloadable audio on her phone. "I'm always reading at least two print books at the same time, depending on what room I'm in at home, sometimes three," said Myers.

Betsy, what are you reading?

"I'm listening to Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts. I'm reading the e-books Blood of the Prodigal by PL Gau and Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr. I'm also reading three print books Cold Weather Catalog by Robert Levine, The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury, and Barnyard in Your Backyard by Gail Damerow

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About Us

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 Talking Book Library 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.

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

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