Welcome to The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) monthly email newsletter, offering you news and events from the District's network of community l

feb enews

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

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come back africa enews

Fri. Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., Woodmere

Cinema Curiosa Presents Come Back, Africa

Said to be "A heroic film… a film of terrible beauty..." Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959. Read More.

feb. author artist enews

Artwork by Eileen Paul-Millard

Poetry Meets Art: Reception and Reading

The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome local artist Eileen Paul-Millard and local poet Ann Bardens-McClellan to the Main (Woodmere) Branch for a special art reception and reading of their latest book, Journey to the Centre, on Tuesday, February 5. Read More.

score mentor

Tue. Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Woodmere

Workshop: Preparing Your Business Plan

Experienced Traverse City SCORE mentors will help you to determine what's important to the planning process and why. Registration is FREE but required. Read More.

what to keep enews

Thurs. Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., Kingsley

What Do I Keep?

Heirlooms, photographs, papers, and fabrics tell the story of families, but caring for these items can be difficult. The Kingsley Branch Library will present the first in a family history preservation series featuring TADL Librarian Amy Barritt to help you decide what is important, what isn't, and provide general tips to care for all of your valuable family history. Read More.

embrace enews

Programs Offered to Recognize Black History Month

The Traverse Area District Library will offer a book discussion and film screenings to recognize Black History Month as part of the Embrace the Dream community wide collaborative series. Read More.

The Hundred Dresses enews

Peninsula Offers Community Read

Peninsula Community Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library network is inviting library patrons to join in a special “community reads” program during the month of February featuring The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes. Read More.

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Julie (on the right) with her mother and daughter.

Nice To Meet You!

Julie Kintner is the Director of the Fife Lake Public Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library network. She has been with the library since 2007, getting her start substituting as a clerk. She was hired as the director in 2011.

Julie has been married to her husband, Tony, for 21 years and together they have three awesome kids, Jay, Allison, and Trevor. Julie grew up in St. Charles but always wanted to live in Northern Michigan. She and her family have lived in Fife Lake for 17 years and enjoy many outdoors activities. "I recently went caving and started scuba diving lessons with my children as part of Kingsley Schools Outdoor Adventure Club and cannot wait to go again!" she said. "I'm very competitive and love any type of sport," she added. When Julie is not at the library you will most likely find her at a school sporting event.

When asked about her passion for reading, Julie said she owes it all to her mom. "She always read books and poetry with me and now enjoys reading with her grandchildren."

The Fife Lake Public Library celebrated 125 years of library service in 2012. "I feel very blessed to work at the FLPL," said Julie. "It's a beautiful library that makes a positive impact on our community through access to information and various programs for our youth, adults and seniors."

Julie, what are you reading?

"Currently I'm reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It's a memoir describing the author's traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia to her intellectual awakening as an adult living as a refugee in the Netherlands. I think it's a very moving and educational 'must read' for everyone in America.

I'm also listening to Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is hilarious. Both are enjoyable books to listen to on the way to basketball games."

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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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