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ELPL Downtown Maker Studio to Remain Open through May 2016

The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is excited to announce that the 2.0 Maker Studio, located in downtown East Lansing on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, will remain open for an additional 10 months, through May 2016. 

Tim Busfield's Performing Arts Warm-Up!

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Do you dream about one day acting, singing or dancing in a High School play, college play, Broadway play, movie or television show? 

Do you dream about one day writing, directing, producing or working on the crew of a High School play, college play, Broadway play, movie or television show?

Do you dream about someday being a part of something the whole world might see? 

This is your chance to start working toward that dream!

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Across Generations Videofest

When Michele Norris spoke at the Wharton Center on September 15, 2014 as part of the One Book, One Community program, she told the audience to talk to our parents, grandparents, our aunts and uncles, our elders to hear their stories. She said we need to have conversations with our elders to preserve our family histories or to know where we came from.

2015 Story Days for Stories in the Garden

Summer is just around the corner.  At the Library we are looking forward to another season of Stories in the Garden.  Plan to attend one of the three Story Days at the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden planned for this summer:

  • Wednesday, July 8, from 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Wednesday, July 15, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU

DC Comics are now live on Hoopla!

All your favorite DC Comic characters are now available on Hoopla.  There's no better way to celebrate this summer's reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story, than by curling up with your favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoopla Undergoing Scheduled Maintenance on July 7

The Hoopla team is planning to perform scheduled maintenance from 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST on July 7, 2015, which may result in partial service disruption between these hours.  

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

 

 

This is a cute family movie with a great message.  I was concerned initially about a movie version of one of my favorite children's books, but I love Jennifer Garner.

Week 2 Challenges and a Grand Prize Drawing Announcement

Week 2 of Summer Reading is here and the Week 2 Challenges are live on elpl.org!  Also, many of you have asked and we are happy to announce that yes, we will be giving away the very cool superhero cardboard standups at the end of Every Hero Has a Story!  Completing the Week 2 challenge will get you one entry into the grand prize drawing, so what are you waiting for?!?  Get reading!

Stories in the Garden 2015

Make a difference this summer by participating in Stories in the Garden 2015.

Stories in the Garden is a yearly volunteer opportunity for teens to help kids experience books in a new and exciting way.  Stories in the Garden gives teens a chance to read picture books to younger children in hte beautiful Michigan 4-H Children's Garden.  Now in its 17th year, Stories in the Garden has won an award from the American Library Association, as an Outstanding Program for Young Adults. 

Teen Storytellers are needed to make the 2015 Stories in the Garden sessions the best ever.  If you are entering grades 7-12, you are invited to be a part of a story-telling team.

Storytellers must attend a special planning sessions held at the East Lansing Public Library, where they will learn about reading to children, find partners, choose appropriate books and practice reading out loud. 

Three sessions are available in July:

  • Session 1:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 7, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 8, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Session 2:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 14, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 15, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Session 3:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 21, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU

Sign up online to tell stories in the garden this summer.






 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you missed it, here's what dropped last week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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