Poetry Attack

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

Celebrate East Lansing's 3rd annual poetry attack! The community is invited to hear poetry readings and live music, presented by local poets.  In addition the trees out in front of the library will be hung with original poems in honor of National Poetry Month.  The hope is that all of East Lansing will be enriched by poetry every time they pass by.  The poems will be on display for two weeks.

New 3M Cloud eBooks for April!

New titles are available on 3M Cloud Library, including:










See the full list of all new 3M Cloud Library eBooks.

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Rock Cactus Gardens

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Create a beautiful cactus garden that cannot die! A perfect gift for Mother's Day or keep it for yourself! Please bring a pot, if you have one. We will have a limited number of pots available. All other supplies provided. Ages 5 and up.

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ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Workshop - Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Let's celebrate spring with some giant flowers made of tissue paper.  This is a fun, easy, 70's craft that everyone can make and enjoy.  You can't make just one!  All ages welcome.


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

Books & Bagels May 2015

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 2:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

May's title is Nuts To You by Lynne Rae Perkins.  Sign up at the Circulation desk - the first 15 to register get a free copy of the book.  Bagels are generously provided by Panera Bread of Frandor.

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ELPL celebrates Money Smart Week 2015

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:00am to Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:00am
East Lansing Public Library

There's lots going on at ELPL April 18-25 in celebration of Money Smart Week!

Setting Financial Goals:  Tips to Set and Keep Yours.  Ready, Set, Go!
Monday, April 20:  6-7pm

3D Printing and Scanning Open House

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Drop by the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio in downtown East Lansing to check out our 3D printing and scanning capabilities and meet Joe Carr, ELPL's newest Technology Services staff member.  This open house is for all patrons, whether you have never visited the studio before or have already attended a 3D printing session.  See the library's newest 3D printer in action and learn how we can help you with upcoming projects.

Joe Carr is the Technology Specialist in the Maker Studios.  He has worked in the 3D printing industry for many years and mentors entrepreneurs and startups in the East Lansing area.

If you can't make it to this open house there will be another session on April 16 from 6-8pm at the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio.

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ToddlerTime Tuesdays!

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


East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Celebrate National Library Week by sharing how your library has helped you!

In celebration of National Library Week we want to know how the library has been helpful to you!  Stop by the library during National Library Week (April 12-18) and add your experience in person, via social media, or click the button below to share your experiences online.  All responses will be shared with the East Lansing community.



Read to the Dogs

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

The Therapy Dogs will be back and ready to listen to some great stories.  Bring your favorite book to read to a real live dog.  All ages are welcome to practice your reading skills.