Latin music will forever remind me of my honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Recently, I took a Zumba class at the Hannah Community Center and now latin music reminds me of zumba! Whatever the reason, I love latin music! It puts me in a good mood, provides a boost of energy and makes me smile - even though I know very little of the Spanish language! Luckily, ELPL has many awesome latin music choices both on CD and with Hoopla. Here are some of my favorites:
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.
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.
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
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!
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
Are you feeling stressed? Are you finding yourself frazzled by all life has to offer? Come to the library on Thursday evenings to relax and have some "me" time! This is an informal drop in group of coloring enthusiasts that will be meeting to encourage each other in their coloring endeavors. We will have some supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own projects and supplies. ForAges 18+
Want to make a difference at the Library and in the community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! TAB is open to teens in grades 6-12 and meets over pizza to brainstorm & implement programs, recommend additions to the YA collections, and advocate for teen interests!