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Events and Happenings

National Night Out/Touch-A-Truck 2014

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:00pm

Celebrate National Night Out at the library with our second annual Touch a Truck event.

All sorts of vehicles will be in the library's parking lot for children to climb on, touch, sit in, and honk!  Meet their friendly drivers, see Pumper & Pals' safety show, visit with K-9 officers and dogs, meet police horses, jump around in the bouncy house, dunk the mayor and library staff in the dunk tank, and enjoy picnic food and beverages. Vehicles will include a police car, a police motorcycle, fire truck, recycling truck, sign truck with a bucket lift, a CATA bus, a CATA trolley, and a tow truck. The new superintendent for East Lansing Public Schools, Dr. Robyne Thompson, will also be at the event.

The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between police and communities, promote crime prevention, and bring awareness to safety programs. 

This combined event is made possible by the generous support of the East Lansing Police Department, the East Lansing Department of Public Works, the East Lansing Fire DepartmentCATA, and H & H Mobil.  

The library and the library parking lot will be closed starting at 5 pm to prepare for this event.  Please plan to park at Hannah Community Center, All Saints Episcopal Church, or on Grove Street.  The library parking lot will reopen following the event, however the building will remain closed until the library opens at 10 am on Wednesday, August 6th.

Added by Admin on Monday, July 14, 2014

August 2014 Babytime

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:30am

Summer BabyTime is an interactive early literacy experience intended for ages birth - 2 years old. It includes nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, rhythym activities, sharing a book, freeplay and more. Babies are born ready to learn and the main purpose of BabyTime is to help lay the foundation for learning in a fun and relaxed fashion. Although your child is years away from becoming a reader, he or she starts to develop the skills necessary for reading and writing at birth. BabyTime is one of ELPL's Early Literacy programs that not only teaches and reinforces these important skills, but also makes them fun for both parent and child.

From September through May, our regular BabyTime sessions are intended for children ages birth - 18 months old. 

Upcoming Babytime sessions are:

  • Wednesday, August 20 from 10:30-11am.
Added by Admin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Drop In Writer's Workshop

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:00pm

Ready to write that book, poem, short story? Join us for 30 minutes of writing, followed by discussion and critique. 

Upcoming Drop-In Writer's Workshop sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 3
  • Wednesday, October 1
Added by Admin on Monday, July 14, 2014