Summer Firefly Storytelling

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

ELPL's first Firefly Storytelling in March 2015 was so popular we've decided to bring the program back this summer.

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Frame Your Hero Workshop

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

We will be using ModPog and magazine images to decorate wooden picture frames to hold your favorite hero image.  All ages welcome.

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ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Workshop - Make Your Own Superhero Cape

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Become your own superhero! Come to Maker Studio 2.0 and create your own cape or sash or belt! If your creative skills are super, feel free to use our other resources to expand on your costume. 

For ages 5+

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Popcorn and a Movie - Big Hero 6

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Join us for a screening of Big Hero 6, rated PG.

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2.0 Thursdays - Superhero Symbol

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Calling all superheroes! Do you want to make your own bat signal so that you can call for Batman at any time? Or would you like to design your own symbol? Create your own signal so you can let the world know you're around! This craft will need to be used along with a flashlight that will not be provided.

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French Immersion Fun

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Join us for a French language immersion experience with Gaëlle Cassin-Ross, from Aux Petits Soins! For babies & toddlers (ages 0-4). Space is limited. Registration required! 

2.0 Thursdays - Superhero Painted Bags

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Wouldn't you like your very own superhero tote bag? Come to 2.0 and explore the art of superheroes through paint and your imagination. Create your own logo or use one our pre-made designs. 

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Create a Skyscraper for Our Cityscape

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Help us decorate the library by making your own super cool upcycled skyscraper to add to our cityscape!

No registration required. For ages 4 & up.

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Summer Tutoring

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

This year Summer Tutoring will begin on Tuesday, June 16.  The program runs from 10:30-12 and will meet on Tuesdays through June and July.  High school students will be available to read, play games, or help with worksheets all in an effort to keep kids reading and thinking during these long weeks of summer.

Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there.   It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months.

As parents approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all.   What they might not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the three-month break from school, particularly when it comes to reading.

Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward.   According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills."

Summer slide affects millions of children each year in this country—but it doesn't have to.  Bring your child to ELPL Tuesday mornings and keep their minds engaged!!

Summer tutoring will be offered June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28.  10:30-12.


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Make and Take Superhero Craft

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Calling all crafty kids.  Lets have some fun making simple crafts this summer.  Our Super Hero theme will inspire the crafts that all children will enjoy.

Mondays in June and July.

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Alphabet Heroes Storytime

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Join Miss Karrie for a fun and engaging early literacy program.  Alphabet Heroes includes fun hands-on activities, songs, and a story all about the alphabet. 

For ages 2-6.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Event 2015

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

Join us for the Summer Reading Kickoff!  The fun begins at 11am with author Eric Litwin.  There will be crafts and activities throughout the day and super hero guests, Batman and Iron Man, at 1:30pm. 

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Hoopla adds comics and ebooks!

Hoopla just got even better.  In addition to great new music, audiobooks, TV series and movies, you can now check out eBooks and eComics, all from the Hoopla app.  The eComic selection is huge and has great titles for kids, teens and adults.  If you haven't yet tried Hoopla click here to get started.

It's New Music Tuesday on Hoopla!

Here's what's dropping today on Hoopla:







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Upcoming Releases

May 19:

  • Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
  • Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
  • Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
  • Jeff Beck - Live +
  • Brnatley Gilbert - Just As I am Platinum Edition
  • The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
  • Silverstein - I am Alive In Everything I Touch
  • Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

May 26:

  • Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
  • Alesso - Forever
  • The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock Of Ages Hymns And Gospel Favorites
  • Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
  • Joshua Redman - & The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
  • Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Sylva
  • Larry Hernandez - Vete Acostumbrando