Backyard Birding

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Have you ever wanted to know more about the birds in your backyard? What do they like to eat?  Why do they make those particular bird songs?   Gene Wasserman will be on hand to answer all your birding questions.  As a bird expert, Gene travels all over Michigan to educate and encourage the love of birds.  He will talk about how to encourage birds to visit your backyard and feed.

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - St. Patrick's Day Attire Workshop

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Get your green ready!! Bring a solid color t-shirt or headband or other clothing item to decorate with shamrocks. Additional clothing will not be provided, but we will have other basic supplies to dress up the items you bring.  Also available, items to make hairclips, headbands, decorative pins or whatever you dream up! 

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Extra audition date added for One World, Many Stories Firefly Storytelling

An extra audition date has been added to the One World, Many Stories Firefly Storytelling calendar.  Interested storytellers and their parents take note!

When:  Glencairn Elementary Library
Where:  Thursday, March 5 from 4:15-5:15pm.


Before March 5 read our helpful How to Audition guide.

Literacy Celebration at Hannah Community Center

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing

Join us at the Hannah Community Center for a stage show, storytellers, activities, and characters Llama Llama, Hedgie the Hedgehog, Pete the Cat and more! Free book per family while supplies last.

Haiku Poetry Workshop

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Haiku Poetry Workshop conducted by MSU professor Guillermo Delgado and his students.  Learn how to create your own Haiku on an old fashioned typewriter.  This is a workshop for poetry lovers of all ages.

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Arduino Lab

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Schedule a lab session to learn and play with Arduino, a programmable computer you can hold in your hand.  Learn how to connect an Arduino board to an interface and send it commands.  Once you learn that the sky is the limit!  Created your own LED lightshow using supplies in the maker studio or design your own Arduino project.  

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ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Make Your Own Birdfeeder

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Welcome the birds back to spring by creating a one of a kind birdfeeder! Using materials provided we will make hanging birdfeeders to feed our winged friends. *Please note that there will be nuts and seeds used at this workshop*

This program will be run in conjunction with a bird watching program on 3/8/2015 at the library to make it an amazing bird weekend!

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ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Puppet Making Workshop

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

In collaboration with the Wharton Center, come and create puppets in honor of the upcoming production of The Gruffalo's Child.  Use your imagination to create puppets at our ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio.  A variety of materials will be on hand to inspire you!

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Family Activity Day

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Take some time out of your busy weekend and explore all things winter! The Friendshop is an MSU Club consisting of Education students & students who just simply have a love for kids.


Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The library offers one BabyTime session each week on Mondays from 10:30am to 11am.


East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

ToddlerTime Tuesdays!

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:15am
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

The library offers two ToddlerTime sessions on most Tuesdays.  Session times are:

10:15am to 10:45am
11:00am to 11:30am

Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015 - Local Celebrations

Chinese New Year Celebration at Meridian Mall

Saturday, February 21 from 1:30-6pm

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.

Stella lives in the segregated South; in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella's community - her world - is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end. 

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Winter School Art Exhibit

East Lansing Public Library - North Foyer Art Gallery

Art from East Lansing school age artists will be on display at the East Lansing Public Library's North Foyer Art Gallery until March 4.  A reception for the artists will be held on February 21 from 1-3pm.