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2012 Poets' Night Out Now Accepting Submissions

Poets of all ages are invited to submit up to three original poems in the 16th Annual Poets’ Night Out contest. Poems can be submitted via mail through September 26 and through September 29 for submissions dropped off at the Woodmere Branch of the Traverse Area District Library. Read More.

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A Library Card: The Most Important School Supply

As students head back to school this September, TADL resources and services can provide an added value to students' education experience and help them reach their goals and achieve success. Read More.

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It's Great to Have Friends

It's even better to be one! Join the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library in their quest to further the mission of TADL to enrich our community through programming and sustainable services. Read More.

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Woodmere Lobby Redesign Update

The Lobby Redesign is nearly complete. The finishing touches will be made over the weekend and the Woodmere library will reopen on Tuesday, September 4. Read More.

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Read Aloud with the Queen!

The Traverse Area District Library is excited to welcome the 2012 National Cherry Queen, Meg Howard to the Woodmere Branch on Friday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m. for a community reading of this year's Michigan Reads! selection, Moose on the Loose by Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello. Read More.

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Artwork by Beth Bynum

Duo Artist Exhibition Features Mixed Media

The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome and host local artists, Beth Bynum and Kristy Avery in a duo exhibition in the McGuire Community Room at the Woodmere Branch in September. The public is invited to attend an artist opening reception on Sunday, September 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. Read More.

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Annual East Bay Branch Ice Cream Social

All are welcome and invited to attend this year's Annual Ice Cream Social at the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library on Saturday, September 15 from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, clowns, face painting, book sale, and live music. Read More.

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Annual Used and Almost Rare Book Sale

The Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will once again host their Annual Used and Almost Rare Book Sale on September 22 and 23. This is the biggest, the best, and the most anticipated book sale in the area! Read More.

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2011 Annual Report

With declining revenues and increasing costs and demand, TADL finished 2011 successfully by reducing costs and improving service, all within routine operating funds. Read More.

FYI: Upcoming Library Closures

August 29 - September 3: TADL's Woodmere Branch will be closed for the lobby redesign reopening Tuesday, September 4.
September 3: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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Ben, hanging out, drinking some coffee.

Nice to Meet You

Born and raised in Traverse City, Ben Starkey has been part of the TADL team since 2010 when he started work as a Page for the Woodmere Branch. In his role as Page he was responsible for the efficient movement of materials for reshelving. In October 2011 Ben moved into the Public Computing Center where he now works as a desk attendant receiving much praise from library computer users for his knowledge and helpfulness. For the past few months he also subbed with the circulation department when checkout lines were long. Ben earned an Associate’s Degree from Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Outside of Work, Ben is involved in many NMC organizations including the Astronomy Club, Voices for Planned Parenthood, and PRIDE.

Ben, what are you reading?

"I am currently reading Divergent by Veronica Roth."

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This e-newsletter is made possible by the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library

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.

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

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