Welcome to the Spring/Summer edition of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) email newsletter, offering you news and events from the District's network of community libraries.
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Live at the Library
Join us at the Main (Woodmere) Branch for an engaging line up of local author events including "Seven Months Around the World," with Jeannette Wildman and Bob Downes; a YA Book Signing with first time novelist, Kimberli A. Bindschatel; and "Images of America: Mackinac Island" with author, Tom North. Read More.
▪ Friday, April 26 Staff In-Service: All TADL locations closed (except Peninsula Community Library).
▪ Monday, May 27 Memorial Day: All TADL locations closed.
▪ Thursday, July 4 Independence Day: All TADL locations closed.
▪ Saturday, July 6 Cherry Festival: Woodmere closed until 2 p.m. Open 2-6 p.m.
▪ Tuesday, August 6 Election Day: East Bay Branch closed (if needed for election precinct).
▪ Monday, September 2 Labor Day: All TADL locations closed.
Kingsley Branch Library Now Accepting Applications for History Writing Contest
Authors of all ages are encouraged to submit writing based upon original historical research related to a person, place, event, object, or time period of the Kingsley area. Applications for the 2nd Annual Floyd Milton Webster Prize for History are due May 21. Read More.
TC Reads Announces 2013 Book Selection
Traverse City READS, a “One Book, One Community” literacy initiative is pleased to announce that "A Good American" by Alex George is the 2013 selection for Northern Michigan’s twelfth annual community book. Read More.
Gift Shop Under the Stairs
It has been said that the Friends of TADL Gift Shop has the best selection of greeting cards in the city! Located in the beautiful Atrium of TADL's Woodmere (Main) Branch, the Gift Shop is also stocked with beautiful journals, quality bookmarks, accessories, and other unexpected literary-inspired gifts. Read More.
New Book Club Starts May 14
TADL, Woodmere Adult Services and the Talking Book Library are joining efforts to offer a brand new book club to celebrate this spring and summer. Everyone is invited! Be sure to check out TADL book club resources including kits and monthly discussions occurring throughout the District. Read More.
Once in a Lifetime Event - An Evening with Emily
All Proceeds Benefit Library Garden
TADL in collaboration with the Old Town Playhouse is pleased to present the award winning, one woman show, “The Belle of Amherst” at the Studio Theatre at the Depot May 17-19. Read More.
Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden Annual Plant Sale
It’s spring and once again time for the Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden Annual Plant Sale. The sale will take place on the front lawn of the Main (Woodmere) Branch of the Traverse Area District Library on Saturday, May 18. Read More.
Friends Annual Meeting
Join the Friends of TADL for their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The evening will include a program featuring Ron Jolly, a long-time Friends of TADL board member and past-president, local talk show host, and author. Read More.
2nd Annual Adams Fly Festival
Please join the Kingsley Friends of the Library as they host the Second Annual Adams Fly Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 1-7 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with activities for the whole family including live music, food and beverages and fly tying lessons. Read More.
Summer Reading Club 2013!
Summer is right around the corner and area residents will have plenty of opportunities to Dig into Reading all summer long through the Traverse Area District Library, a network of community libraries. Read More.
Miriam Pico Live at East Bay!
On Saturday, July 13, the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library will welcome local singer/songwriter Miriam Pico to the library for a free summer afternoon concert. Read More.
Blair Library Committee Accepting Applications for Summer Flea Market Fundraiser
The Blair Library Committee, a group of volunteers raising money and awareness for a public library in Blair Township, will start accepting booth applications for their summer flea market fundraiser on May 1. Read More.
SCORE Small Business Workshops Offered May-July
Offered monthly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the workshops are free and held at the Main (Woodere) Branch. Upcoming topics include: Insurance and the Entrepreneur, Marketing Your Business, Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? Read More and Register.
Kristen and her husband, Gabe at their baby shower.
Nice to Meet You
Kristen Talaga, marketing and communications manager for TADL is also the editor of the TADL monthly e-newsletter. Kristen and her husband are expecting their first child in the coming weeks. As she takes some time off, the TADL monthly e-newsletter will take a slight variation over the next 12 weeks. Please visit www.tadl.org regularly for events and news updates district wide. Also, make sure to follow TADL on Facebook and Twitter.
Kristen has been part of the TADL team since May 2011. She is responsible for helping to improve awareness of TADL services and resources through online (email marketing, web messaging, social networks, etc.) and traditional marketing platforms. In addition to regular contact with the local and regional media outlets, she also coordinates the library's volunteer program, and develops relationships with local organizations by seeking opportunities for collaboration to cross promote and share resources to offer overall improved value for library patrons.
Kristen, what are you reading?
"Baby Names 2013" by Eleanor Turner and "The Baby Book: Pregnancy, Birth, Baby & Childcare from 0 to 3" by Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
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.
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