Kids

Family Activity Day

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Friendshop Volunteers at ELPLPlan to be at the library on Sunday, November 23 for fun and educational activities with the Friendshop from MSU.  The Friendshop is an MSU Club consisting of Education students
& students who just simply have a love for kids.

Web Video Editing Workshop

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Learn how to remix content from around the web into your own video production.  Learn how to use Mozilla Popcorn Maker, a web based media editing platform, to create your own video clips to share.  Bring your own laptop or use one of the maker studio's computers.

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Books & Bagels November 2014

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

November's group will read and talk about Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee. Stanford is an all-star basketball player and the youngest student to make the A-Team. Unfortunately he isn't seeing any A's in the classroom, much to the displeasure of his school-obsessed father. When Stanford finds out he flunked English and can't go to Basketball Camp during the summer he feels like his life is over. Especially when he has to make sure his friends don't find out, while being tutored by the super-smart Millicent Min--the girl his father wishes he could be more like. In this funny and heartfelt novel, find out about the true power of friends, family, and yourself.

The first 15 participants to register will receive a free copy of Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time.

As always, Books & Bagels is for children in grades 4-6.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to program participants.

 

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Halloween Costume Clinic

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Do you need a last minute Halloween costume?  Don't panic, we've got you covered!  Drop by the maker studio on Saturday, October 25 from 11-5pm to create, collaborate and design your best Halloween costume ever!  Bring your own materials or use what we have on hand.  Maker studio staff will be on hand to assist and advise.  

If you can't make it on Saturday don't panic.  You can also drop by during the maker studio's open hours to use the Sewing and Craft rooms in the studio.

 

 

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ELPL Staff at Biggby

Biggby Coffee - 3499 E. Lake Lansing Road

Join us Wednesday, October 22 from 3-5pm as the staff of the East Lansing Public Library take a turn behind the counter as Biggby Guest Baristas.  

Your favorite library staff will be behind the counter to make your favorite lattes.  $1.00 from every drink sold will benefit ELPL!  The special drink of the day is the "Green and White Latte", in honor of MSU v. U of M on Saturday the 25.

Introducing the ELPL Maker Studios

Three years ago I started talking about makerspaces and how libraries were developing creative spaces in their communities.  At that time, I hoped that, one day, the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) would be able to have a maker space.  Well, I am thrilled to say, that day is today!  ELPL opened the ELPL Maker Studio in the library on September 20.  We are opening the second space,

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

From Goodreads.com:

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Workshop - Make Your Own Halloween Tote

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Come upstairs and visit us in the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio the evening of the Great Pumpkin Walk, Thursday, October 23 from 4-8pm.  Customize your own tote bag using simple printmaking techniques.  Bags will be provided.

 

 

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Books & Bagels October 2014

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Register online for ELPL's first Books & Bagels of 2014!  This month the group will be reading and discussing Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  Touching and powerful, this book chronicles Woodson's life as she searches for her place in the world.  Raised in South Carolina and New York, she always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.  This program is part of MSU Project 60/50, a yearlong community conversation on human and civil rights and carries on the theme of our One Book, One Community reads.

The first 15 participants to register will receive a free copy of Brown Girl Dreaming.

This session of Books & Bagels will be held at the library's new popup makerspace in downtown East Lansing.  Located on the second floor of the Marriott at University Place, the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio offers a unique programming location for library and community events.  

Join us October 4 at 2pm for this unique Books & Bagels event!  As always, Books & Bagels is for children in grades 4-6.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to program participants.

The Maker Studio is open!

3D prints - September 2014

The ELPL Maker Studio is officially open to the public!  Patrons wishing to use the maker studio can request a session online, by phone, or in person at the library.  After placing your request you will be contacted by a library staff member to schedule your session.  Tools available in the maker studio include:

  • Two MakerBot 3D printers
  • Two 27 inch Core i5 3.4 GHz iMacs
  • Two Adobe Creative Cloud seats, full suite
  • Two Final Cut Pro seats
  • Two Logic Pro X seats
  • 3D scanner
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Music recording and production equipment, including a MIDI keyboard, studio monitors, mics and more
  • Graphics tablet

Books & Bagels October 2014

Program Full
Registration Closed

In October the group will be reading and discussing Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  Touching and powerful, this book chronicles Woodson's life as she searches for her place in the world.  Raised in South Carolina and New York, she always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.  This program is part of MSU Project 60/50, a yearlong community conversation on human and civil rights and carries on the theme of our One Book, One Community reads.

The first 15 participants to register will receive a free copy of Brown Girl Dreaming.

This session of Books & Bagels will be held at the library's new popup makerspace in downtown East Lansing.  Located on the second floor of the Marriott at University Place, the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio offers a unique programming location for library and community events.  

Join us October 4 at 2pm for this unique Books & Bagels event!  As always, Books & Bagels is for children in grades 4-6.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to program participants.

September Closures

The library will close at 3pm on Friday, September 26 due to road closures for the MSU Homecoming Parade.  Find out about all of the road closures here

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