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Events and Happenings

Spanish Conversation Group

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 15 2016 except Tue Nov 24 2015.
Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:00pm

Please note:  During September, the Spanish Conversation Group will be meeting at Grand Traverse Pie Company on Grand River in East Lansing.  This change in venue is due to the library's closure for renovations.  Starting October 6 the group will be back at the East Lansing Public Library.

An intercambio/exchange group, both English and Spanish are spoken equally.

Upcoming Spanish Conversation Group sessions:

  • September 1 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 8 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 15 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 22 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 29 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • October 6 (back at East Lansing Public Library!)

 

 

 

Added by Admin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:00pm

Please note:  During September, the Spanish Conversation Group will be meeting at Grand Traverse Pie Company on Grand River in East Lansing.  This change in venue is due to the library's closure for renovations.  Starting October 6 the group will be back at the East Lansing Public Library.

An intercambio/exchange group, both English and Spanish are spoken equally.

Upcoming Spanish Conversation Group sessions:

  • September 1 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 8 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 15 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 22 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • September 29 (at Grand Traverse Pie Company)
  • October 6 (back at East Lansing Public Library!)

 

 

 

Added by Admin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tim Busfield's 2nd Annual Performing Arts Warm-Up!

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:30am

A special invitation from Tim Busfield-

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.

Elementary to High School actors, singers, dancers, playwrights, screen writers, set painters, stage managers and film makers - This weekend will inspire you and teach you how to do all of those things!  And how to do them better!

T.B.


Participants can register for one or both dates in their respective sessions (Teachers, Grades 3-6 or Grades 7-12). 

 

 

Grades 3-6 session:

September 10
10:15 - 10:25am: Check-in
10:30am - 12pm: Beginning acting, developing a character. Telling a story, improv games.
September 11
10:15 - 10:25am: Check-in
10:30am-12pm: Rehearse and perform "Aesop" directed by Tim Busfield using all participants.

Grades 7-12 session:
September 10
12 - 12:25pm: Check-in
12:30 - 5pm: Introduction.  Classes in auditioning, acting, singing and dancing.
September 11
12:15 - 12:25pm: Check-in
12:30-5pm: Auditioning/acting for the camera. Block and shoot a short film directed by Tim Busfield.

Teachers only session: 
September 10, 9:30-10:15am: Directing for the stage
September 11, 9:30-10:15am: Directing for films and TV

Download the printable brochure here

Please note:  This program takes place at MSU, at the Communication Arts & Sciences Building. 


Tim Busfield is one of America’s most prolific actor/producer/directors.  He has over 650 professional credits including:

Poindexter in Revenge of the Nerds
Mark in Field of Dreams
Danny Concannon in The West Wing
and his Emmy Award winning performance as Elliot in thirtysomething.

He is the founder of the award winning B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California.  He also created the B Street Intern Training Program.

Tim has had over 75 lead roles in professional plays, including Daniel Kaffee in the Broadway production of A Few Good Men.

He has directed over 125, acted in over 250, and has been an Executive Producer for over 125 episodes of television.  Tim is currently an Artist-in-Residence at MSU and Director of National Content for WKAR.

Questions?  Please contact:

Phyllis Thode
pthode@cityofeastlansing.com
517-351-2420, ext. 6516

Added by Lauren on Monday, June 20, 2016

Read & Play Storytime

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 27 2016 except Mon Jul 18 2016, Mon Aug 29 2016, Mon Sep 05 2016.
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:30am

We've extended our popular Read & Play storytime through September.  Designed for families with children under the age of 6, we'll build early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs, and rhymes, and have plenty of time for free sensory play and socialization.

Upcoming Read & Play Storytime sessions:

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27

Due to the ongoing renovation project at the library, this program will be held at:

All Saints Episcopal Church
800 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 4882

Added by Lauren on Wednesday, June 1, 2016