Book groups

ELPL offers book groups for all ages and reading preferences.

Out of This World 2017

Mon, 01/23/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - #2 Meeting Room

The Out of This World book club is a patron led book group focusing on speculative fiction.

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Books & Bagels - February 2017

Sat, 02/18/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Books & Bagels - January 2017

East Lansing Public Library - Community Room

We are partnering with the All Of Us Express Children's Theatre this month to discuss the classic Lois Lowry book, Number the Stars. All Of Us Express will perform a stage adaptation of this title at the Hannah Community Center on February 3rd & 10th at 7 p.m. and February 4th & 11th at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The first 15 participants to sign up will also receive a free ticket to a performance along with their copy of the book!

Number the Stars is the story of ten year old Annemarie Johansen and her family as they witness the Danish resistance to German troops' relocation of the Jewish population in Denmark in 1943. When they take in Annemarie's Jewish friend, they must conceal her true identity and eventually make their way across the sea to Sweden and safety.

Join us to discuss this book and enjoy bagels from Panera. The first 15 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive a free copy of the book.

Immediately prior to January's Books & Bagels session, we will also be holding a script reading and discussion with cast and crew from All Of Us Express. Be sure to join us at 1:00 p.m. for this unique opportunity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders. Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

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Books on Tap - January 2017

Jimmy's Pub

Books on Tap is a book group that combines good books, food, drink, and conversation together in a laid back atmosphere.  Books on Tap meets at Jimmy's Pub, located at 16804 Chandler Road in East Lansing. Books on Tap is hosted by ELPL Adult Services Staff members.

2017 Titles:

The VisitantBetween the World and MeThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Better Living Book Club

Mon, 02/06/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - #3 Meeting Room

The mission of the Better Living Book Club is to read practical and inspirational material that enhances our lives.  As life gets more complicated, we'll focus on readings with suggestions for living more fully with greater joy and less stress.

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Books & Bagels - December 2016

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo.  Panera Bagels of Frandor donates the bagels for this popular program.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Better Living Book Club - December 2016

East Lansing Public Library - #3 Meeting Room

The mission of the Better Living Book Club is to read practical and inspirational material that enhances our lives.  As life gets more complicated, we'll focus on readings with suggestions for living more fully with greater joy and less stress.

The December title has not yet been determined.

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Out of This World - November 2016

East Lansing Public Library - #3 Meeting Room

During the September library closure Out of This World will be meeting at Schuler Books, Meridian Mall.

November's title is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Upcoming sessions of Out of This World:

  • December - no meeting

 

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Books & Bagels - November 2016

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Books & Bagels will be discussing the Young Reader's Edition of Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario.  This book was the 2016 One Book One Community selection.  Marianne Forman, retired ELPS teacher, will be leading the discussion.  Panera Bagels of Frandor donates the bagels for this popular program.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  This session is expanded to include kids in grades 4-8, rather than just 4-6.

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Out of This World - October 2016

East Lansing Public Library - #3 Meeting Room

October's title is Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

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Better Living Book Club - November 2016

East Lansing Public Library - #3 Meeting Room

The mission of the Better Living Book Club is to read practical and inspirational material that enhances our lives.  As life gets more complicated, we'll focus on readings with suggestions for living more fully with greater joy and less stress.

The November and December 2016 titles have yet to be determined.

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Books & Bagels Returns in October

East Lansing Public Library

Welcome back to another year of Books & Bagels, ELPL's book discussion group for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Each month from October through May we will get together to discuss the book of the month and enjoy free bagels and a hands on activity. For the month of October, we won't have a book, but we will have a meet and greet at the library where we can talk about what we've read over the summer, enjoy a snack and meet each other, and pick up copies of November's title - the Young Reader's edition of Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario, the 2016 One Book, One Community selection.

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

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Out of This World - September 2016

Schuler Books in Eastwood Towne Center

During the September library closure Out of This World will be meeting at Schuler Books, Meridian Mall.

September's title is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Better Living Book Club - September 2016

Schuler Books in Eastwood Towne Center

During the September library closure the group will be meeting at Schuler Books, Eastwood Towne Center.  September's title is Small Move, Big Change by Caroline Arnold.

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NEW! GoodReads YA Book Group

We are very excited to introduce East Lansing Public Library's very first online discussion group for readers of all ages who enjoy young adult/teen fiction! Though the Library may on occasion host tie-in events, such as movie nights for cinematic adaptations of the books we've read, the "meetings" themselves, led by ELPL librarians, will be conducted 100% online via GoodReads.com. You'll have to create an account (it's free!) and join the group here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/196162-elpl-ya-book-group

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