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Monday, May 29, 2017
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
All CADL branches are closed on May 27, 28 and 29 for Memorial Day weekend. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30.
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Brunch & Books Group (Adults)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
South Lansing
Grab a friend and join us for a celebration of great books! Selections are decided by the group. This month: The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows
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*A Conversation with Author Cookie Johnson (Event is Full)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)

CADL is delighted to host Cookie Johnson, the NY Times bestselling author of Believing in Magic, for a conversation moderated by WLNS news anchor Sheri Jones. Twenty-five years after basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson shocked the world by revealing his HIV-positive status, Cookie talks about their marriage and the emotional journey that has lasted nearly four decades. Books will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by Library of Michigan

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*CoderDojo! (Ages 7-17)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
South Lansing
CoderDojo is a global network of free computer programming clubs for young people. Learn how to code and to develop websites, apps, programs and games in an informal environment. *Registration required starting May 20; call 517-272-9840 or click on "Register."
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Drop-in LEGO & MAGNA Tiles Club (Ages 6 & up)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
South Lansing
Imaginative play with LEGOS helps develop skills used for reading, while MAGNA TILES introduce basic math concepts.
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VOA Collection for Homeless Veterans (All ages)

All Day
South Lansing
CADL's Summer Reading theme is "Build a Better World." That starts in our own community! We are proud to partner with Volunteers of America to provide personal care items for homeless veterans in our area. Between June 9-July 14, bring your donations to these branches during our open hours: Aurelius, Downtown Lansing, Foster, Holt-Delhi, Leslie, Mason, South Lansing, Stockbridge and Williamston.  Suggested items include: Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, razors, soap/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloths, socks and combs. For more ways you can help, visit CADL Cares.
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Summer Reading Kickoff (All ages)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
South Lansing
School’s out! Kids can make a screen print library tote bag (while supplies last), plus everyone who signs up for Summer Reading at our branch today will be entered to win either a family four pack of Celebration Cinema tickets (adults) or a Kindle (kids). 
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Maker Monday--DIY Father's Day Gifts (Ages 8-12)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
South Lansing
Make a gift for dad or another special guy in your life. 
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Wildlife Safari (All ages)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
South Lansing
See and touch some  exotic animals while learning fascinating facts about them.
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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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*Impression 5 Science Center—Build It Challenge (Ages 8-12)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
South Lansing
Build with cups and straws to see how factors like shape, size and type of material make a difference in how strong a structure is. Children ages 6–7 may attend with an adult helper. *Registration required; call 517-272-9840 or click on "Register."
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Little Builders (Ages up to 5)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Lansing
Bring your little ones to play with our collection of chunky building sets. Imaginative play helps them develop early literacy skills.

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Fun in the Sun Day (Held off-site)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Celebrate Meridian Township’s 175th Anniversary at this free family-friendly event! Enjoy activities like carousel rides, a petting zoo and carnival games, plus live music from Gemini and the new rule. Held at Lake Lansing South Park in Haslett.


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Musician & Storyteller Rev. Robert B. Jones as "Lead Belly" (Held off-site)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
CADL is proud to host this gifted performer at the Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Lansing. Rev. Jones will appear as American folk music pioneer Huddie Leadbetter, better known as Lead Belly. An iconic songwriter and social activist, Lead Belly wrote classics such as “Midnight Special” and “Goodnight, Irene,” and was a mentor to Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger. Held in St. Joseph Park on W. Hillsdale.
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Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
South Lansing
Enjoy a family storytime before our big Saturday events. 
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Howell Nature Center—Myth Crackers

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
South Lansing
Find out if what you know about animals is fact…or fiction!
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Juneteenth Family Fun Zone (Held off-site)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Enjoy some family fun at the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration! CADL will host games, crafts, Summer Reading sign-up and more at St. Joseph Park on W. Hillsdale.
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Family Tree Talk (Teens & Adults)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
South Lansing
We meet every month for lively discussion of family history stories and resources you can use to find more. Today's topic: Recording a Family History Interview on Your Genealogy Road Trip

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VOA Collection for Homeless Veterans (All ages)

All Day
South Lansing
CADL's Summer Reading theme is "Build a Better World." That starts in our own community! We are proud to partner with Volunteers of America to provide personal care items for homeless veterans in our area. Between June 9-July 14, bring your donations to these branches during our open hours: Aurelius, Downtown Lansing, Foster, Holt-Delhi, Leslie, Mason, South Lansing, Stockbridge and Williamston.  Suggested items include: Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, razors, soap/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloths, socks and combs. For more ways you can help, visit CADL Cares.
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*Shaking the Family Tree (Ages 8-12)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
South Lansing
Learn earn the mysteries connected to your family history in this week-long genealogy camp (Monday, June 19--Friday, June 23). A parent or grandparent MUST attend the first and last session, participants must commit to attending all five sessions. You will get a free DNA kit for personalized testing and can share their family story at our Tree Talk program on Saturday, Aug. 19. *Register at 517-272-9840, or click on "Register."
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Cameron Zvara Variety Show (All ages)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
South Lansing
Jam packed with magic, juggling, music and more, this energetic show has it all.
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Brunch & Books Group (Adults)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
South Lansing
Grab a friend and join us for a celebration of great books! Selections are decided by the group. This month: Heroes of the Frontier, by Dave Eggers

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Little Builders (Ages up to 5)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Lansing
Bring your little ones to play with our collection of chunky building sets. Imaginative play helps them develop early literacy skills.

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Kids Night Out at Eastwood (Held off-site)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Bring the kids for a free night of games, music and giveaways! Stop by CADL's booth to meet Linc the library cat, get a temporary Henna tattoo from artist Anshu Verma, and pick up fun giveaways. Held at Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing. Rain date is Saturday, June 28.
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Music with The Storytellers (All ages)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
South Lansing
Captivating stories and musical instruments from around the world highlight this energetic concert.
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