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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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NOTICE: Reduced Threshold on Overdue Fines

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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Cinema Curiosa Returns November 2

Cinema Curiosa, a film series presented by TADL dedicated to experimental, archival and uncompromising documentary titles that challenge and enrich, will return November 2 with Being There (1979) directed by Hal Ashby starring Peter Sellers. Read More.

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Opening Artist Reception Sunday, November 4

The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome back local artist and photographer Tom Haxby to the Main (Woodmere) Branch for an exhibit of his award-winning nature photography during the month of November. Read More.

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Access Video Demo November 17

Come on a guided tour of Access Video, a free 24/7 streaming video service featuring full-length videos from sources such as the BBC, PBS, the Discovery Channel, and NOVA, to name a few. The demo will be a fun educational afternoon, full of great clips and program exploration. Read More.

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The Ecology of Wellness for Nurses, Author Discussion

Join Sharon Olson Ph.D. GNP, for a presentation of her newly published book, The Ecology of Wellness for Nurses - A Personal and Professional Resource. This program is intended for nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators but all are welcome. Read More.

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The Lord of the Gourd

Pat Harrison, known to many as The Lord of the Gourd, turns everyday vegetables like pumpkins and gourds, into creations of art! And every year, around harvest time, Harrison makes his rounds visiting some of TADL's Network of Community Libraries. Read More.

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Vote November 6

TADL has once again joined libraries across America to serve as icons of civic engagement by offering resources to help inform citizens leading up to election day. Read More.

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A Literary Weekend Celebration in TC

Downtown Traverse City will be buzzing with literary excitement as the Third Annual TC Children's Book Festival and 16th Annual Poets' Night Out event take place on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 at the City Opera House. Read More.

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Learn More About Complete Streets Connected Communities

The Traverse Area District Library continues to support and encourage connected communities to provide convenient and safe access to not only its library facilities but the many valuable resources of this community whether by foot, bike, or vehicle. Read More.

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Renee Kelchak, Director for the Interlochen Public Library

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The Interlochen Public Library Board of Trustees have selected Renee Kelchak to serve as the new director for the Interlochen Public Library. IPL is a member library of the Traverse Area District Library system.

Born in Indiana to large and wonderful family, Renee moved to Traverse City in 1980 and married her best friend, Dan. Together they have three children and soon will have a total of four grandchildren.

Renee and her family frequently visited and utilized the Interlochen Public Library for many years, both for entertainment and education.

Renee has been employed by the Interlochen Public Library for 14 years. Throughout her time at IPL she has been fortunate to learn and work in every department.

"Interlochen Public Library is a hub for our community," said Renee. "And I am very proud to serve this wonderful community."

Renee also loves to cook, travel and spend time with her family.

Renee, what are you reading?

"I am currently reading Whiplash by Catherine Coulter."

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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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