The Tamarack District Library is holding a poetry contest in the Month of April. Three age categories will be judged: child, teen, and adult. Pick up your entry forms at the library, via email by request (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org), download a copy of the form here.
Submit your entries by
April 16, 2016 April 23rd, 2016! The Poetry Slam and presentation of prizes will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tamarack District Library present March Movie Madness! Sponsored by Wesco and the Friends of TDL, we are offering free public showings of movies on Thursdays @ 5:45 pm. Free popcorn and water are provided.
The Winter Reading Program for TDL will start on January 18. The program is for all ages, from toddler to adult. The challenge is to read at least 2 hours each week; all materials checked out from the library will count, including magazines, ebooks, audio books, even children’s books that are read aloud. Return weekly for a chance to win free movie rentals. Finish the challenge of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and receive a finisher prize, plus be entered to win a grand prize.
There are many opportunities for programs going on during Winter Reading, check our event calendar.oud
We have many new opportunities to share with you in 2016, and one of those is the newly formed “Tamarack Heritage Tracers” family history group. All skill levels are invited to join in this group which meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Each month will include a learning session (research techniques, how to use Ancestry, new websites, etc.), plus an opportunity for everyone to share something from their research. See you then!
New events and monthly programs planned starting with the New Year. Click here to download a PDF version.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2015 will be Christmas in Lakeview! There are lots of family fun events going on at area businesses.
TDL’s book club meets the third Thursday of each month @ 5:00 PM. The members help choose the books, then discuss a different one each month. All are welcome!
Picks for the next four months are (click on the book title to place a hold on the library system):
October ~ “Ghost Boy” by Martin Pistorius
November ~ “Station Eleven” by Emily Mandel
January ~ “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
February ~ “Forgotten Seamstress” by Liz Trenow
On July 7th, The Tamarack District Library will host a special forum on Sex Trafficking Awareness. We are partnering with SetFree Movement to bring you information about this travesty against our children.
2014 ArtPrize artist, Pamela Alderman, has graciously loaned a few pieces of her “Scarlet Cord” installation to us. They can be viewed all during the month of July at the library.
WAR chest boutique items from Women At Risk, Intnl. are being offered for sale at the library from June 29 – July 7.
Author of “A Vulnerable World”, Elise Graveline Hilton, will be here on July 7th from 5:00 until 8:00 to sell her books and also to speak to us.
Senator Judy Emmons, champion of Michigan’s human trafficking legislation, will also be here on July 7th to speak to us. She will start at 6:30 pm.
Our community cares about TDL and promoting literacy for our patrons. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the following sponsors:
Brookside Golf Course
Dr. Jim Draper
Farm Country Cheese House
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Friends of TDL
Full Circle Farm
GR Children’s Museum
King’s Trading Post
Lakeview Wellness Center
Main Street Pizza
Maranda WOTV 4
Six Lakes Hardware
West Michigan Whitecaps
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Thank you to all who gave prizes to make our reading program successful!
On May 10th, 2015, a contingent of Saginaw Valley State University faculty and students traveled to the earthquake ravaged country of Nepal to help in the relief effort. After witnessing Nepal’s second major earthquake within 4 weeks, the team went on to provide medical services in four Kathmandu communities.
Rene Hernandez, a native of Lakeview, was the lead medical clinician on the team and will be here at the library to detail the experiences, triumphs, and challenges that the team encountered on their journey.
Join us in the Tamarack Room at the library on June 20, 2015 (Saturday) @ 1:00 PM.