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90-Second Newbery Film Viewing Party (Held off-site)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
The national 90-second Newbery Contest challenges teens and tweens to tell the story of a famous book in less than two minutes. We're celebrating some local entries by showing them on the big screen, thanks to our promotional partners at Celebration Cinema! Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. All ages are welcome. Held at Celebration Cinema,  200 E. Edgewood Blvd. in Lansing.
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Speculative Book Discussion Group (Held off-site)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
While the Downtown Lansing branch is closed for remodeling, join us for a lively discussion at the Chapbook Café at Schuler Books in Eastwood Towne Center, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd. This month: The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert


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"March is Reading Month" Activity Calendar (Ages 3-8)

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
March is Reading Month! Kids ages 3-8 can pick up a free activity calendar during open hours at any CADL branch--they'll earn prizes by doing fun activities that encourage reading. Prizes must be claimed by Monday, April 10.
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Family Storytime (Held off-site)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
While the Downtown Lansing branch is closed for remodeling, join Miss Cassie for Thursday morning storytimes at the Library of Michigan (Lake Huron Room), located just west of our building--702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing.  
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Family Symphony Series (Held off-site)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra will present a short concert for kids, followed by a related craft. This month's theme is Reeds, Holes and Keys. All ages are welcome. Held at Lansing City Market, 325 Market Drive, Lansing.
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"March is Reading Month" Activity Calendar (Ages 3-8)

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
March is Reading Month! Kids ages 3-8 can pick up a free activity calendar during open hours at any CADL branch--they'll earn prizes by doing fun activities that encourage reading. Prizes must be claimed by Monday, April 10.
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*Meet Author Shaka Senghor (Held off-site)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Convicted of second-degree murder at age 17, best-selling author Shaka Senghor served 19 years in the Michigan prison system. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs, is a redemption story of what it’s like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty and violence, and then overcome it. This presentation will focus on breaking the link between being victimized and becoming a victimizer. Books will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by the Library of Michigan and held in their 1st floor Forum, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street in Lansing. *Registration required; call at 517-367-6300 or click on "Register."
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Brew Pub Book Club (Held off-site)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Our book group meets at Soup Spoon Cafe, 1419 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. This month: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Family Storytime (Held off-site)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
While the Downtown Lansing branch is closed for remodeling, join Miss Cassie for Thursday morning storytimes at the Library of Michigan (Lake Huron Room), located just west of our building--702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing.  
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Celebrate National Pi Day (All ages)

All Day
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
It's 3.14--Pi Day! Stop by any of our branches during open hours today and enter to win a pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company.
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"March is Reading Month" Activity Calendar (Ages 3-8)

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
March is Reading Month! Kids ages 3-8 can pick up a free activity calendar during open hours at any CADL branch--they'll earn prizes by doing fun activities that encourage reading. Prizes must be claimed by Monday, April 10.
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Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Storytime Area
Engaging stories and activities to help children build early literacy skills
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Special Screening of Beauty & the Beast (Held off-site)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Join CADL and NCG Cinemas for a tale as old as time! We're showing Disney's new Beauty & the Beast movie at a special price of just $5 per person, plus fun activities and free treats for early-arrivers. Held at NCG Lansing, in Eastwood Towne Center. Doors open at 8:20 a.m.--click here for details.
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Literacy Celebration Stage Show (Held off-site)

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
CADL is pleased to partner with the Early Childhood Learning Coalition to present a fun afternoon of music and activities for young children. Meet favorite storybook characters like Pete the Cat and Cookie Mouse, plus enjoy an interactive stage show featuring The Storytellers (1:15 & repeated at 2:30 p.m.). Held at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.


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"March is Reading Month" Activity Calendar (Ages 3-8)

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
March is Reading Month! Kids ages 3-8 can pick up a free activity calendar during open hours at any CADL branch--they'll earn prizes by doing fun activities that encourage reading. Prizes must be claimed by Monday, April 10.
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*CADL Business Librarian at SBDC: Google Drive (Held off-site)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Are you using Google Drive to its best potential? Learn some tips about how to go beyond the basics, including creating forms, sharing files, organizing files, revision histories, useful Drive Apps, and more. Laptops will be provided or you can bring your own. Please install the Google Chrome browser and be sure it is up-to-date. You will also need to have a Google login and password. Held at the Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square #115 in downtown Lansing. *Registration required by clicking here.
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Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Storytime Area
Engaging stories and activities to help children build early literacy skills
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Speculative Book Discussion (Adults)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
We meet each month to discuss new and classic speculative fiction. This month: Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
 
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Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Storytime Area
Engaging stories and activities to help children build early literacy skills
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Movers for Moms Collection (All ages)

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
CADL is proud to serve as a collection point for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's Movers for Moms campaign. Between April 1–May 4, we will accept donations of personal care items that will be delivered to moms living in local shelters, in time for Mother's Day. Bring donations to any CADL branch during open hours. Find more information here.
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Grand Re-opening Celebration (All ages)

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
We’re excited to show off the bright new space at our Downtown Lansing branch! Join us for a tour, plus special guests and fun giveaways.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Hands-on science experiments with kids from WKAR’s "Curious Crew"
12–4 p.m.: Free face painting & balloon animals
1–4 p.m.: Meet storybook characters Elephant & Piggie
1:30–2:30 p.m.: Performance by local musician Taylor Taylor and her band
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*CADL Business Librarian at SBDC: Google Analytics for Beginners (Held off-site)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Google Analytics enables you to measure your website traffic to understand your customers and improve your online business. You will learn how to set measurement goals that are right for your business and how to use data to make better business decisions. Laptops will be available or you can bring your own to get direct help in enabling Google Analytics on your website. Be sure to have your login information to edit your site, and your a login and password. Held at the Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square #115 in downtown Lansing. *Registration required by clicking here

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Spring Break Cinema (All ages)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Basement - Auditorium
Join us during spring break for a screening of the animated movie Trolls (PG).
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Brew Pub Book Club (Held off-site)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Our book group meets at Soup Spoon Cafe, 1419 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. This month: What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Storytime Area
Engaging stories and activities to help children build early literacy skills
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