TC Reads Brings Best Selling Author Rachel Simon to TC Traverse City Reads is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year’s presen

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TC Reads Brings Best Selling Author Rachel Simon to TC

Traverse City Reads is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year’s presentation by author, Rachel Simon, at the City Opera House on October 30 at 7 p.m. Simon’s novel, The Story of Beautiful Girl is the 2012 selection for Northern Michigan’s 11th annual community book club. Read More.

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TADL will welcome Virginia LeClaire, author and member of the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society, to the Main (Woodmere) Branch on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. to discuss her first book, The Traverse City State Hospital Training School for Nurses. Read More.

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Celebrate The Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is celebrated September 30 - October 6 throughout the country. In honor of this celebration of freedom, the Peninsula Community Library will be Defending Huck Finn with a fun, weekly activity and drawing. Also, check out displays throughout the District. Read More.

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TADL E-Book Workshops Return

Workshops focus on how to use the TADL e-book collection and other resources on patron devices. All classes are free, however registration is required due to limited workstations. Read More.

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Book Club Discussion Kits Now Available

Starting a book club can be a great way to make new friends and share in interesting discussions. In addition to offering district wide book clubs that meet on a monthly basis, TADL now also offers book club discussion kits. Read More.

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Woodmere Lobby Update: Setting a Holds Shelf Alias for Patron Privacy

The lobby at the TADL Woodmere location now features a new welcome desk, four express checkout stations, and an accessible holds shelf. Learn how to use the Alias function in your borrowing account when placing and picking up holds. Read More.

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SCORE Services Available at the Library

Together in collaboration, Traverse City SCORE and the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) offer small business mentoring every Saturday as well as monthly workshops at the library's Woodmere (Main) Branch. Read More.

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Opening Artist Reception, October 7

The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome local artists Jack Allard and Tim Madison to the Main (Woodmere) Branch Library for an exhibit of their shared artwork during the month of October. Read More.


Teresa and the Washington Street Little Free Library

Nice to Meet You

Teresa Brief is a library aid and member of the circulation team at the Woodmere (Main) Branch. She has been with TADL for 13 years, her first position as a page in Autumn 1999.

She says she loves her job. "Libraries have always held a special place in my heart and I feel privileged to work here."

Recently, Teresa, along with her neighbor and fellow TADL colleague, Kristen Talaga, got together to create the Washington Street Little Free Library. Promoting literacy and walkable communities, the Little Library is located in front of Teresa's house and is already getting utilized by neighbors and new friends a like.

Teresa, what are you reading?

"I am currently reading the TC READS 2012 selection, Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon.
It is wonderfully written and I found myself quickly drawn into the story."

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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 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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