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CADL closed for holiday

Monday, December 26, 2016
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
All CADL branches are closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, & 26. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
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CADL closed for holiday

Monday, January 02, 2017
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
All CADL branches are closed for the holidays on Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & Jan. 2. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3. 
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*Beginning English Classes–ESL (Adults)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Lansing
Learn English (ESL) at these classes for beginners, held every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 15 (skip Nov. 24).  *Registration required by calling 517-485-4949. Presented by the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, "The Reading People."
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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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Drop-in Homework Help (Grades K-12)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Get free personal tutoring in any subject for grades K-12, provided by college students.
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CADL Cares—Casual for a Cause

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Each month, CADL staff is invited to participate in Casual for a Cause. By donating $1, staff can wear casual attire for the day, with proceeds going to the Capital Area Literacy Coalition.
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*Minecraft Game Night (Ages 8-15)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Get your game on with fellow Minecrafters in an after-hours event open to beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Younger children welcome with adult supervision. *Registration required and begins Nov. 26; click on "Register" or call 517-367-6367.
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Be an Angel Giving Drive (All ages)

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Lobby
CADL Downtown Lansing is proud to participate in the annual "Be an Angel" Holiday Giving Drive coordinated by St. Vincent Catholic Charities. Starting Nov. 17, take an angel tag from the tree in our lobby, with the name of a child and/or adult, and a wish-list item ranging from $1-$40. After purchasing the item, drop it off here (unwrapped and with the tag attached), no later than Thursday, Dec. 15. Thank you for your generous support!

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CADL Cares—Casual for a Cause

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Each month, CADL staff is invited to participate in Casual for a Cause. By donating $1, staff can wear casual attire for the day, with proceeds going to the Capital Area Literacy Coalition.
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Drop-in LEGO Club (Age 4 & up)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Kids love getting creative with our LEGO collection! Imaginative play helps them develop skills used for reading.
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Tadpole Storytime at I5 (Held off-site)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
CADL’s early literacy experts have teamed up with Impression 5’s education specialists for science storytimes geared to ages 3-6. Admission to I5 is free when you show your CADL card or I5 member card (with seating on a first-come basis). We’ll have a different topic and science activity each month. Today’s topic: Amazing Art
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Coloring for Adults (Adults)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. We’ll provide coloring pages and books, plus colored pencils and markers. Adults only please!
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*Beginning English Classes–ESL (Adults)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Lansing
Learn English (ESL) at these classes for beginners, held every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 15 (skip Nov. 24).  *Registration required by calling 517-485-4949. Presented by the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, "The Reading People."
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Mid-day Movies (Adults)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Lansing
Basement - Auditorium
We'll show a movie on the big screen. Today: Elf (PG).
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CADL Downtown Lansing Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit (All ages)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Visit with Santa and some reindeer from Rooftop Landing Tree Farm, plus enjoy cookie decorating, a holiday craft, and music in our lobby.
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Teen Writing Club (Ages 13-18)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
Join other teen writers once a month for freewriting, creative prompts and snacks. Writers of all experience levels and interests are welcome.
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Be an Angel Giving Drive (All ages)

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Lansing
1st Floor - Lobby
CADL Downtown Lansing is proud to participate in the annual "Be an Angel" Holiday Giving Drive coordinated by St. Vincent Catholic Charities. If you took a tag, today is the last day to drop it off gifts. Thank you for your generous support!

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*Beginning English Classes–ESL (Adults)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Lansing
Learn English (ESL) at these classes for beginners, held every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 15 (skip Nov. 24).  *Registration required by calling 517-485-4949. Presented by the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, "The Reading People."
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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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BookSleuth LIVE (Facebook & Twitter)

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Has the trail gone cold in your search for a good book? BookSleuth is on the case! Today from 1-6 p.m., post on CADL's Facebook wall or tweet with titles of the last three books you enjoyed. Our literary detective will reply with a suggested title just for you.
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Winter Break Cinema (All ages)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Lansing
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen in our auditorium. Today: The Secret Life of Pets (PG).
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Winter Break Cinema (All ages)

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Downtown Lansing
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen in our auditorium. Today: Finding Dory (PG).
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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: The Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal
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Tadpole Storytime at I5 (Held off-site)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
CADL’s early literacy experts have teamed up with Impression 5’s education specialists for science storytimes geared to ages 3-6. Admission to I5 is free when you show your CADL card or I5 member card (with seating on a first-come basis). We’ll have a different topic and science activity each month. Today’s topic: Build & Design
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CADL Cares—Casual for a Cause

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Each month, CADL staff is invited to participate in Casual for a Cause. By donating $1, staff can wear casual attire for the day, with proceeds going to local, nonprofit organizations.
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