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Recommendations from the staff of the East Lansing Public Library.


Events and Happenings

Alphabet Heroes Storytime

Repeats every week 8 times .
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:30am

Join Miss Karrie for a fun and engaging early literacy program.  Alphabet Heroes includes fun hands-on activities, songs, and a story all about the alphabet. 

For ages 2-6.

Added by Lauren on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Tutoring

Repeats every week 7 times .
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:30am

This year Summer Tutoring will begin on Tuesday, June 16.  The program runs from 10:30-12 and will meet on Tuesdays through June and July.  High school students will be available to read, play games, or help with worksheets all in an effort to keep kids reading and thinking during these long weeks of summer.

Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there.   It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months.

As parents approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all.   What they might not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the three-month break from school, particularly when it comes to reading.

Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward.   According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills."

Summer slide affects millions of children each year in this country—but it doesn't have to.  Bring your child to ELPL Tuesday mornings and keep their minds engaged!!

Summer tutoring will be offered June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28.  10:30-12.


Added by Lauren on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Project 60/50 Film: Wonder Women!

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:30pm

Join us for another film in the popular Project 60/50 film series, a Community Conversation, a joint program presented by Michigan State University and the East Lansing Public Library.

July's film is Wonder Women! : the Untold Story of American Super Heroines, a 2012 film directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, that presents a rare and insightful look into the history and influence of super heroines in popular culture.

A discussion after the film will be led by Jill Abood, ELPL Librarian.

Added by Lauren on Monday, June 8, 2015

Practice Your English

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 18 2015 except Tue Nov 10 2015.
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:00pm

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

Upcoming sessions of Practice Your English:

  • June 17
  • June 24
  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
Added by Lauren on Monday, April 6, 2015