The author will talk to the community and sign books. First come, first served, free admission.
Join us to welcome MSU international students and families to the East Lansing community!
The event will feature food, live music, children's activities, community information, mingling and more.
Community ambassadors are needed to help set up and greet students and families as they arrive. If you are interested in being a community ambassador, please contact Mary H. at email@example.com or Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members can meet Katherine Boo, The New York Times bestselling author of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” as she kicks off the 2012 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program with a special visit to the East Lansing-Michigan State University community Aug. 26-27.
If you haven't yet read Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, this year's One Book One Community selection, copies are now available for purchase in the library's Friendshop. The Friends are selling the paperback edition, published just for East Lansing's OBOC event, at the wholesale price. Pick one up soon while supplies last.
Once you've finished the book make sure to attend some of the many events being held around town to celebrate this year's title.
Looking for used books? Check out the Friends Facebook page. They list great used books available for purchase at the library.
We are happy to report that Comcast email users are once again able to receive emails, including library email notices, from the City of East Lansing.
Library Techie Staff
Images of nature produced in acrylic and mixed water media make up this exhibit which showcases the talent of artist, Jeannie West.
Exhibit: August 1 - August 31, 2012
North Foyer Gallery at the East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI
Sponsored by The Friends of the East Lansing Public Library
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28th
10 am-4:30 pm
Build creations with cardboard boxes and other upcycled materials in what we call Construction Village! Children may build independently or cooperatively to create houses, spaceships, cars, roads, and anything else they imagine! Boxes, cardboard tubes, blocks, markers, rulers, tape, staplers, and other supplies are provided, though everyone is welcome to bring any super cool boxes they would like to contribute to this collaborative community art project. This event is open to all ages. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
I don't know about you, but when I see someone out in public reading a book, I always want to know the title. When I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, I saw people reading books while standing at bus stops, sitting in parks and waiting outside the train station. The book I spotted the most was (no surprise) Fifty Shades of Grey.
Well, today on the Internet, I ran across someone in New York City who has made a photo series called Underground New York Public Library. The site features photos of people reading on NYC subways. Luckily for my sense of curiosity, the photographer also includes the book title. Not only is it fun to see what people are reading, but it is also interesting to see what the nonreaders in the shot are doing. Check it out at http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/
If you click on the first picture it will take you to a flickr account where you can view all the photos in a slide show.
East Lansing is a wonderful international community! Parents, caregivers, and children may be interested in this great source for children's books written in other languages - the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL). ICDL has thousands of children's books from over 60 countries written in 16 languages for ages 3-13. The great news is, you can read these for FREE on your computer with Internet access. (Apps are also available for various titles for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.) To investigate the ICDL web site, click here.
Over the years, the East Lansing Public Library has expanded its own collection of books written for children and adults in other languages. To see books in the Community Languages Collection in our catalog, click here.
Check it out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/
The following were the most popular book club books during June based on votes from readers and leaders of more than 35,000 book clubs registered at Bookmovement.com:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
2. The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain
3. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
4. Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel by S.J. Watson
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
7. Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
8. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
10. The Next Thing on My List: A Novel by Jill Smolinski
What has your book group been reading?
It's supposed to be over 100 degrees today-- yikes! If you need a cool (in so many ways) place to hang out, come to the library. The A/C is kicked up and it's definitely a nice reprieve from the blistering weather we've been having these past weeks.