The Community Advisory Committee will be meeting this Thursday June 9th at 6:30PM in the Library Meeting Room. Hope to see you there!
Teens! Get ready for the last Harry Potter movie! Come and see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Come in costume! Eat Cauldron Cakes and other fun treats!
For grades 6 and up.
|You may have heard of the book Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein If you've ever walked into a toy story and have seen all the pink and frilly "girl" toys, or have been overwhelmed by princesses everywhere, you should read this book.
So I was interested when I saw a new series of books come into the library, called "The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses." This biography series has individual books on real people, including Isabela of Castile, Nur Jahan of India, Hatshepsut of Egypt, Sorghaghtanni of Mongolia, Artemisia of Caria and Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman. They look like picture books, but would probably appeal more to older girls - grades 4 and up, maybe. The two volumes I looked at included pages of "what she wore" and "what she ate". I'll be interested to see what kids think of these, or if girls raised on Disney princesses will find these not pink and frothy enough for their tastes.
Looking for something to read this spring break? Try one of the titles nominated for the 2011 Thumbs Up! Book Award. This was established in 1986 to recognize the excellence in, and to celebrate the uniqueness of, Young Adult Literature. Teens and teen librarians from around Michigan chose these books - you can help choose the winner! You can pick up a ballot in front of the Young Adult Room in the library, or print one off, below. You can return the ballot to Mary Hennessey at the library, print if off and snail mail it in (don't forget the stamp!) or email to: Amelia.Yunker@yahoo.com
Here is the list of books, the ballot is below:
Wednesday, March 16
Join us for an evening with popular and critically acclaimed children's author Sue Stauffacher! Ms. Stauffacher has published more than a dozen books - all while living in her home state of Michigan. Join her for an informal conversation about her books, about how to publish your own book, and the process of book creation. Sue is a lively, collaborative presenter and will gladly share her inside knowledge of the industry in pictures and stories.
Free, No registration required.
First 20 families will receive a free copy of Donuthead, a middle-grade novel.
Watch anime and eat sushi with other fans. Bring your drawings for display, if you'd like. Costumes optional.
Nooks and Kindles and iPads, oh my! Come and see the new technology, try it out and learn how to download eAudioBooks and eBooks onto your own device! Takes place in the Library Meeting Room.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have a great idea that could turn into the next Facebook? If the answer is yes then you need to join us at The TIC (Technology Innovation Center) and the Hatch in downtown East Lansing. The Hatch is a new place that offers office space and resources to college students interested in starting their own business. To join us and for more information, email Mary Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have ever thought of starting your own business or if you have a great idea that could turn into the next Facebook, this is for you! The Hatch offers office space and resources to college students interested in starting their own business. Join us to see what it's all about and perhaps meet some of the student entrepreneurs.
The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), will host a Geek the Arts celebration on Sunday, Feb. 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The event will feature an exhibition of the talented work of East Lansing resident and artistic photographer Ziad Youssfi, presented by the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library in the Library Art Gallery. The event will also feature a sneak preview of the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre’s upcoming performance “Pixies, Kings and Magical Things: Four Tales by Hans Christian Andersen” at 2:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room; and a performance by the MSU Community Music School at 3 p.m. in the Library Art Gallery.
The Geek the Arts celebration is a part of ELPL’s ongoing participation in Geek the Library, a national community-based public awareness campaign. The campaign highlights what people are passionate about, what they “geek” and how libraries can support them. The campaign has been launched in an effort to heighten awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face. Visit www.geekthelibrary.org for more information.
This event is free and open to the public. No need to register, just come! Call (517) 351-2420 for more information.
Come and Craft! Bring your knitting, crochet, beading, or any other craft to do around the fireplace while socializing and eating sweet treats.
*Registration required. (517) 351-2420
Back by popular demand, make Valentines for Vets (or anyone else who's sick or in need of cheering up).