Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

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Winter Reading 2016

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

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Uproot your family tree!

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!

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January event calendar posted

New events and monthly programs planned starting with the New Year.  Click here to download a PDF version.

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Christmas in Lakeview, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2015 will be Christmas in Lakeview!  There are lots of family fun events going on at area businesses. ChristmasInLakevew

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Shelf Life Book Club Picks

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

 

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Celebrate Independence Day for victims of human trafficking

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.

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Our Summer Reading Sponsors are our Heroes!

Our community cares about TDL and promoting literacy for our patrons. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Brookside Golf Course
Dippity Dog
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 Elevator
Lakeview Wellness Center
Leppink’s
McDonalds
Main Street Pizza
Maranda WOTV 4
McKenna’s
Meijer
Old Navy
Subway
Shalom Vegetables
Six Lakes Hardware
Susan Rasmussen
West Michigan Whitecaps
What’s the Scoop

Thank you to all who gave prizes to make our reading program successful!

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Special program on the relief effort in Nepal June 20, 2015 @1:00 PM

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.

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TDL & Friends of TDL are hosting an art show!

In support of the library, the Friends of the Library are hosting an art show. Entries can be any size, any medium: $10 for each entry. Grand prize will be $100.

Enter now until June 6th. The art will be displayed at the library during Summerfest 2015 (June 12 & 13) during the library’s open hours.

Rules and entry form can be downloaded from here.  Or stop in the library and pick one up.

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Escape the Ordinary! Summer reading program 2015

Signups for this summer’s reading program started on May 16th, but don’t worry, there is still time to get signed up for great prizes.  Summer reading this year is for all ages, preschool through adult, and runs from June 6th through July 18th.  Stop into the library to receive your signup bag which includes your reading log.

We have a packed calendar for you, with programs for the kids on Thursdays from 4-5 PM and on Fridays from 11-noon. Most teen and adult programs are on Tuesdays at 6 PM, with some of them on Thursdays. Check our calendar for complete details.

There are gifts and prizes galore from area businesses, including some really awesome grand prizes that will be given away.  Make sure to include the library in your summer plans!