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January 2019 Newsletter available

We are pleased to announce that the January edition of our newsletter is now available to download! Click on this link to view the 2-page newsletter in your browser. Print it out and place on your fridge!


3rd Annual Science Fair to be held March 7, 2019

Join us for a Science Fair and view the MCC Robotics Truck!  Brought to you by TDL and the Home School Advisory Board.  Everyone in grades 1st through 12th are welcome to participate in the fair.
Sign up starts January 1st through the 31st. Forms will be available at the Library and by clicking here online. You may sign up to do a presentation on line here, or drop completed forms off at the Library by closing on January 31st..

View the Robotics truck @ 3:00 pm
Set up for the Science Fair @ 3:30 pm
Presentations @ 4:00 pm
Viewing all the tables @ 4:30 to 6:00 pm


Lakeland Library Cooperative has new telephone notification system.

We are pleased to announce that the Lakeland Library Cooperative, of which the Tamarack District Library is a member, now has a new telephone notification and renewal system! The system, called i-Tiva, went live on December 6th, with many people already receiving calls for books to pick up or return. If you wish to opt out of the telephone system calls, you may sign up for email notifications. This system is also used for automated telephone renewals and account information. By calling 616-453-2575, you can renew items that are checked out on your account. To use the telephone system, you need to have your library card number (printed on your card and starting with 21287), and your 4 digit pin number. If you are not sure what your pin number is, try using the last 4 digits of your phone number. Give us a call if you experience any issues with the new system.



Midnight at the Masquerade Murder Mystery Party!

“The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!”

The Grand Rapids Murder Mystery Company will be performing at the library on February 1st @ 6:00 pm. This event is free to attend, but you must have a ticket at the door as space is limited. Sign up now online. This fantastic opportunity is being sponsored by the generosity of the Friends of the Tamarack District Library. Light snacks will be provided, dressing for a masquerade ball is optional. See you there!


Self Defense Class for Teen Girls

Please note – this class has been rescheduled to February 14th at 4:00 pm. Thank you for your understanding.

On January 31st, we will be educating you on the signs of trafficking and talking to you on how to prevent, avoid, help, and finally fight your way out of an attack situation.
This course is led by Sandra Thelen a certified self-defense instructor through Jane Jitsu Women Empowerment program. Their goal is to train and educate women and children on safety and self-defense; ranging for abuse, assault, and trafficking.
For girls ages 12 and up.
Space is limited. Please purchase a no-cost ticket for this event to hold your space. Follow this link to get your free ticket.  You must sign a liability form to attend the class. Download your form to fill out at home, or fill one out when you come to class.  See you There!


The Hunt for Fantastic Beasts!

Calling all Magizoologists! From November 1st through November 14th, when you come to the library you might find a Fantastic Beast hidden among the stacks! Twenty-one different beasts have taken up residence at the library. Find a beast card and turn it in to the front desk to be entered into a drawing. The winner, which will be drawn on November 15th, will receive two tickets to NCG Cinemas just in time for the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. All ages are welcome to play.