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.
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!
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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Book in a Jar Guessing Game! Everyone who submitted a slip with their name on it got at least the 3 right to be entered into the drawing. The winner has already been contacted - but as a prize to all who participated we have a coupon to Grand Traverse Pie Company for you pick up at the circulation desk. Give your name to our staff and we will give you a coupon!
Click on Read more... to get the answers for the game
"Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.".
Edgar's struggle to accept Jarvis for what he is, a delightfully precocious octopus and friend, makes for a wonderfully funny and warm story. McKenna's illustrations are lovely and the story rings true for anyone who has ever struggled with being loved and accepted just as they are.
"Meet Edgar. He's determined to train his new puppy. Sit. Stay. Fetch. What could go wrong? It's just that Edgar's dog happens to be an octopus. A particularly brilliant octopus at that. Meet Jarvis. Edgar's life is about to change forever."