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Events and Happenings

ELevate Teen Program

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00am

ELevate is a 4-week interactive entrepreneur program for teens entering grades 7 - 12.  Teens will learn how to launch their ideas into a business by learning from the Generation E Institute curriculum. During these sessions, participants will be introduced to characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, interview and learn from local business owners, create their own business and sell their product.

Questions about ELevate?  Contact Shannon Lake, the library's Teen Librarian.


Added by Admin on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Books & Bagels: Summer Special with Author Stephanie Burgis

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:00pm

Join East Lansing native Stephanie Burgis for a special Books & Bagels session. Please read one of the books in the trilogy ahead of time. All ages welcome.

The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will host author and East Lansing native Stephanie Burgis on Wednesday, July 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. for a special summer Books & Bagels event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Burgis, discuss her Kat, Incorrigible trilogy and hear how she decided to become a writer. Although the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy is geared toward readers in the 9- to 13-year-old age range, all ages are welcome to meet Burgis and enjoy bagels donated by the Panera in Frandor.

Burgis grew up in East Lansing, but currently lives in Wales with her husband and their children. Before becoming a full-time writer, she studied music as a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria and worked as a website editor for a British opera company. “Growing up in East Lansing as a book-crazy kid and wannabe writer, I spent as much time in the public library as I could,” Burgis said. “It was one of the most important and beloved places in my childhood. It’s still a touchstone place for me even now, when I live in a different country, because almost all the books and genres that have most influenced me as a writer were first discovered by browsing the shelves there, with the warm encouragement of the wonderful librarians.”

Added by Admin on Monday, June 23, 2014

Practice Your English

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for conversations to practice speaking and listening in English.

Upcoming Practive Your English sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 6
  • Wednesday, August 13
  • Wednesday, August 20
  • Wednesday, August 27
  • Wednesday, September 3





Added by Admin on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spanish Conversation Group

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm

Photo by Seth Anderson





An intercambio/exchange group, both English and Spanish are spoken equally.
Upcoming Spanish Conversation Group sessions:

  • Thursday, August 7
  • Thursday, August 14
  • Thursday, August 21
  • Thursday, August 28
  • Thursday, September 4
Added by Admin on Wednesday, June 18, 2014