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

Cinema Curiosa Presents Bombay Beach

The last of the winter TADL film series, Cinema Curiosa is pleased to present the winner of the 2011 Tribeca film festival documentary competition and a festival hit around the world, Bombay Beach. Read More and Watch the Trailer.

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BookPort Plus, an advanced digital talking book reader.

Talking Book Library Open House and Tech Fair

The Traverse Area District Library would like to invite all Talking Book Library (TBL) patrons, their families and friends, and interested members of the community to the Talking Book Library Open House on Friday, March 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Main (Woodmere) Branch. Read More.

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Upcoming E-Book Workshops

The Traverse Area District Library offers e-book workshops throughout the District. The focus of the workshops is to learn how to use the TADL e-book collection and resources on patron devices. All classes are free, don't forget to bring your e-reader. No registration required. Read More.

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Save the Date! April 20

Friends of TADL Annual Book Sale

Celebrate National Library Week with the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library as they present their annual One Day, One Dollar Book Sale. Read More.

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K-12 Student Art Exhibition Opens March 10

The exhibit, hosted by the Traverse Area District Library and presented by Artcenter Traverse City will feature students from the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, including public, private, parochial, charter, and home-schooled students. Read More.

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Library Offers Webinar Series Geared Toward Businesses and Career Search

TADL will offer a series of ReferenceUSA® webinars in March at the Main (Woodmere) Branch focusing on how to utilize ReferenceUSA’s tremendous database of individual and business records in your research. Webinars are free, but registration is required.Read More.

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TADL Tech Launches Stats Dashboard

How many items does the Traverse Area District Library system circulate on a daily basis? How often are the public computers in use? And what are the most popular titles today? Find out the answers to these questions and more. View the TADL Stats Dashboard.

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SCORE Offers More Options at the Library

SCORE is expanding its offerings at the Woodmere Branch to include more small business workshops and mentoring services on Saturdays. Read More.

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Miss Jill and her story time companion, Brown Sugar, at Woodmere Wigglers Story Time.

Read Me a Story!

Various story times are offered at each TADL location throughout the District. Review the schedule of upcoming dates and locations to join in on the fun! Read More.

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Sat. Mar. 16 at 2 p.m., Woodmere

Saturday Movie Matinee: Bully

The Main (Woodmere) Branch of the Traverse Area District Library will offer an afternoon screening of the documentary film, Bully. Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, 'The Bully Project' is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven film. Read more and watch the trailer.

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Jill Porter, TADL assistant director for public service and PLA Leadership Fellow

Nice to Meet You!

Jill Porter is the assistant director for public service for the Traverse Area District Library. TADL is pleased to announce that Jill was selected from among more than 160 applicants nationwide, to attend the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Academy: Navigating Change, Building Community March 4-9 in Chicago. Congrats, Jill! In her role with TADL, she is responsible for coordinating and overseeing reference services, programs and collection development in the Adult and Teen Services departments and in the Kingsley and East Bay Branches. She is the supervising librarian for the Talking Book Library and the Law Library as well as the overall administrator of the Processing Department, which handles ordering, cataloging and preparation of library materials. Porter has been with TADL since 2008 as the law librarian and more recently as head of adult services. She brings experience from New York Public Library in its history and social science division, Northwestern Michigan College where she provided information literacy training and reference service, and the Chadbourne & Parke law firm where she coordinated a reference services division of 13 reference librarians, specializing in business as well as legal research. She holds a Masterʼs of Science, Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute (NY).

Jill, what are you reading?

"Currently, I'm reading The Backyard Parables by Margaret Roach. I'm also listening to Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and I'm watching the BBC Series, The Complete Black Books."

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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.

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