Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities

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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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2015 Art Show Winners!

The first annual Friends of TDL Art Show was a big success!

The winner of the Chemical Bank Grand Prize was Cody Smith and the Winner of the Community First Federal Credit Union Popular Prize was Debbie Bell.
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Thank you to all who made this a successful show.

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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!

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Celebrate Earth Day 2015!

April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Traditionally most people plant trees on this day, but we thought we would make a fun project that anyone can do – even your children.  Our inspiration came from “Kids Chia Pet” at beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com

 

We used a 2-liter bottle for the “adult” and a 16-oz. bottle for the “child”.  We also used grass seed instead of chia seed to make it more affordable.  If you come into the library during the week of April 20-25 and bring your own empty bottle, we will have the supplies for you to make your own Earth Day pet.

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Ebola Discussion on November 6th @ 6:00 PM

 

 

Join us for a Discussion about Ebola, by Lakeview native Shane Bies MPH Epidemiologist.ebola

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After School Events for Early Release Wednesdays

School has started up again for fall 2014 and so have our After School Events on Early Release days.  The Block (Lego) Club will meet on the first early release of the month @ 2:00 pm.  The Art Club will meet on the second early release of the month @ 2:00 pm.  If there is not a second early release for the month, Art Club will be postponed until the next month. Check our calendar for exact dates of each program.

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Haunted Halloween @ your Library

On Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014, the Tamarack District Library will be closing at 4:00 PM to allow the ghouls (girls) at the library time to prepare for a Haunted Halloween.  From 5:00 to 7:30 PM they will have special treats and tricks for the area children. Bats and rumors are flying around town, and there’s talk of spooky activities such as “The Donuts of Doom,” scary crafts and a mysterious maze for children to master.  Everyone is guaranteed a frighteningly good time! Plan to include your local library in your Halloween itinerary.