Saturday February 24, 2024
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Free Trees in April! Register by March 10th! [Registration Req.]

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating Movie Magic: Music & Sound Design for Teens [Registration Req.]

A fun interactive workshop for teen artists, singers, musicians, or kids who just love movies & music!
Learn how songwriters, composers and sound designers create the sound and shape emotion for film and television with award winning sound designer/composer Brian Roth*. We’ll look and listen to music excerpts from the movies and discuss the techniques that portray fear, happiness, sadness, tension, etc. We will even create some of our own sound & music to some scenes from your favorite movies together! For band, choir, theater, film students or anyone interested in making movies or music of any kind. Registration required, limit 30 participants, ages 12+. Presented by Brian Roth, with 30 years of experiance as a music instructor/ composer/audio editor/sound designer.
 
*Brian Roth | Music & Sound www.brianrothmusic.com 
The Roth Academy of Music, LLC www.rothacademy.com 
MSU College of Music, Instructor www.music.msu.edu
 
Required Age: 12 and up.
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

A fun interactive workshop for teen artists, singers, musicians, or kids who just love movies & music!
Learn how songwriters, composers and sound designers create the sound and shape emotion for film and television with award winning sound designer/composer Brian Roth*. We’ll look and listen to music excerpts from the movies and discuss the techniques that portray fear, happiness, sadness, tension, etc. We will even create some of our own sound & music to some scenes from your favorite movies together! For band, choir, theater, film students or anyone interested in making movies or music of any kind. Registration required, limit 30 participants, ages 12+. Presented by Brian Roth, with 30 years of experiance as a music instructor/ composer/audio editor/sound designer.
 
*Brian Roth | Music & Sound www.brianrothmusic.com 
The Roth Academy of Music, LLC www.rothacademy.com 
MSU College of Music, Instructor www.music.msu.edu
 
Required Age: 12 and up.
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
“Whoooo’s there?” Owl (Full) Moon Hike [Registration Req.]

 

Meet at Lincoln Brick Park for a wintery fun hike and some Owl Science! Learn about the winter wonder of our Michigan owls with Dr. Susan Elbin Ornithologist, Scientist emerita for NYC Audubon, and board member of Capital Area Audubon.

 How do owls hunt? How do they survive in the winter? Can you find owls in the Grand Ledge area? We’ll take a short hike to call (and listen) for owls, then return to the building to hear winter bird stories and enjoy a warm treat after our hike! Registration required, best for ages 4+.

Recommended Age: 4 and up.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park

 

Meet at Lincoln Brick Park for a wintery fun hike and some Owl Science! Learn about the winter wonder of our Michigan owls with Dr. Susan Elbin Ornithologist, Scientist emerita for NYC Audubon, and board member of Capital Area Audubon.

 How do owls hunt? How do they survive in the winter? Can you find owls in the Grand Ledge area? We’ll take a short hike to call (and listen) for owls, then return to the building to hear winter bird stories and enjoy a warm treat after our hike! Registration required, best for ages 4+.

Recommended Age: 4 and up.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park


Sunday February 25, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Six Voices in Winter: Women Speak [Registration Req.]

 

Come enjoy coffee, conversation and audience participation for an afternoon of poetry, fun and ideas.  Six area women poets reading poems about 5 subjects in rotation, each giving their spin on the topics.  Readers include: Ruelaine Stokes (poet, teacher, and Lansing-based performance artist. Her most recent collection of poetry can be found in Jar of Plenty (2021), Rebecca Jensen( Emmy-winning former TV news producer turned communications leader, recently found her voice in spoken word poetry and has much more to say.), Caryn Hansen (daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, photographer, artist, poet.), Cheryl Caesar (lived in Lansing in the '70s, returned forty years later. Teaches writing at MSU, serves on the Boards of the Lansing Poetry Club and the Michigan College English Association), Mary Fox, Writing at the Ledges current leader and the author of two poetry chapbooks (Waiting for Rain and Reading Lessons), and Sarah Smith (writing plays, poetry, and prose since childhood, lives and loves in Lansing with her author husband and their two fur boys, Carlin and Boogaloo) --who each approach poetry in different ways and from different backgrounds. 

It's a fast-paced, different kind of reading, full of engaging and provoking poems to engage an audience of both poetry fans and those unfamiliar with its performance.

Topic themes include:

  • Naturally:The natural world--issues, wonders, things we miss and...
  • Farewells & Greetings: People lost, people I welcomed in our lives...
  • Things I Whisper: Things I fear others knowing; things I fear telling,; things I regret....
  • Changing Who I Am: How I became; what I changed; how others helped...
  • The Wages of Deception: Lies or deceptions: others and our own....

Recommended Age: High School to adult.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

Come enjoy coffee, conversation and audience participation for an afternoon of poetry, fun and ideas.  Six area women poets reading poems about 5 subjects in rotation, each giving their spin on the topics.  Readers include: Ruelaine Stokes (poet, teacher, and Lansing-based performance artist. Her most recent collection of poetry can be found in Jar of Plenty (2021), Rebecca Jensen( Emmy-winning former TV news producer turned communications leader, recently found her voice in spoken word poetry and has much more to say.), Caryn Hansen (daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, photographer, artist, poet.), Cheryl Caesar (lived in Lansing in the '70s, returned forty years later. Teaches writing at MSU, serves on the Boards of the Lansing Poetry Club and the Michigan College English Association), Mary Fox, Writing at the Ledges current leader and the author of two poetry chapbooks (Waiting for Rain and Reading Lessons), and Sarah Smith (writing plays, poetry, and prose since childhood, lives and loves in Lansing with her author husband and their two fur boys, Carlin and Boogaloo) --who each approach poetry in different ways and from different backgrounds. 

It's a fast-paced, different kind of reading, full of engaging and provoking poems to engage an audience of both poetry fans and those unfamiliar with its performance.

Topic themes include:

  • Naturally:The natural world--issues, wonders, things we miss and...
  • Farewells & Greetings: People lost, people I welcomed in our lives...
  • Things I Whisper: Things I fear others knowing; things I fear telling,; things I regret....
  • Changing Who I Am: How I became; what I changed; how others helped...
  • The Wages of Deception: Lies or deceptions: others and our own....

Recommended Age: High School to adult.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library


Monday February 26, 2024
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Free Trees in April! Register by March 10th! [Registration Req.]

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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Tiny Art Show – Call for Art

 

Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our “Tiny Art Show”! Art Show theme: Another World

Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real. Register to compete and pick up your Tiny Art Kit (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1 at the front desk. First come first served, while supplies last (please ONLY pick up a kit if you absolutely plan on participating).

Bring in your finished art by Feb. 28 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! Winners notified asap. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2024.  

Rules - Participants Must:

  • (Updated 2/8) - Be in one of these three age groups: Ages 5-9, Ages 10-15 or age 16+. 
  • Use only the supplied “tiny” canvas. They can not glue other painted surfaces material to a canvas*.
  • Use the paints supplied (but may use additional paints in their own collection and mixed media objects if so desired).

•        Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real.
•        Complete registration form FIRST to take home a Tiny Art kit. This can be done at the Front Desk.
•        Return your finished art by Feb 28, 2024 for public display at GLADL.
•        When art is submitted, participant must:
       o  Provide their First Name and Last Initial.
       o  Provide their Age.
       o  Provide a title for their piece.
       o  Title of the book it refers to.
       o  (Back) Email of Participant.
•        Pick up their art at the end of the show--from April 1-7th, 2024.

For any questions please email Stefanie Black at marketing@gladl.org

*Participants must use acrylic paints and mixed media directly on our supplied canvas. Paintings that use oils/watercolor/tempera/gouache/etc and/or are painted on a separate surface then mounted to the canvas will unfortunately be disqualified. 

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our “Tiny Art Show”! Art Show theme: Another World

Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real. Register to compete and pick up your Tiny Art Kit (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1 at the front desk. First come first served, while supplies last (please ONLY pick up a kit if you absolutely plan on participating).

Bring in your finished art by Feb. 28 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! Winners notified asap. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2024.  

Rules - Participants Must:

  • (Updated 2/8) - Be in one of these three age groups: Ages 5-9, Ages 10-15 or age 16+. 
  • Use only the supplied “tiny” canvas. They can not glue other painted surfaces material to a canvas*.
  • Use the paints supplied (but may use additional paints in their own collection and mixed media objects if so desired).

•        Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real.
•        Complete registration form FIRST to take home a Tiny Art kit. This can be done at the Front Desk.
•        Return your finished art by Feb 28, 2024 for public display at GLADL.
•        When art is submitted, participant must:
       o  Provide their First Name and Last Initial.
       o  Provide their Age.
       o  Provide a title for their piece.
       o  Title of the book it refers to.
       o  (Back) Email of Participant.
•        Pick up their art at the end of the show--from April 1-7th, 2024.

For any questions please email Stefanie Black at marketing@gladl.org

*Participants must use acrylic paints and mixed media directly on our supplied canvas. Paintings that use oils/watercolor/tempera/gouache/etc and/or are painted on a separate surface then mounted to the canvas will unfortunately be disqualified. 

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Magnet Painting

Have fun while painting with magnets.  Learn while completing some magnet challenges.

Recommended Age: 4-8.

CONTACT: Andra Soria  517-627-7014  outreach@gladl.org
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Have fun while painting with magnets.  Learn while completing some magnet challenges.

Recommended Age: 4-8.

CONTACT:
  Andra Soria
  517.627.7014
   outreach@gladl.org

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Tuesday February 27, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Club meeting

Meeting for Garden Club

CONTACT: Cindy Langenberg  517-627-7014  langenbergd@aol.com

Meeting for Garden Club

CONTACT:
  Cindy Langenberg
  517.627.7014
   langenbergd@aol.com

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Wednesday February 28, 2024
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Free Trees in April! Register by March 10th! [Registration Req.]

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

         

Register by March 10th for Free Trees for families!

We'll be growing Green for Earth Week with activities in April including free tree seedlings for kids* from our partner Neighborhood Forest! Neighborhood Forest has set aside a limited number of tree seedlings for GLADL. To get your FREE TREE in April, click to register by March 10th. While supplies last. We'll notify you when the trees are ready for pickup!

*Adults can register too!

Registration site is hosted by our partner Neighborhood Forest

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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Tiny Art Show – Call for Art

 

Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our “Tiny Art Show”! Art Show theme: Another World

Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real. Register to compete and pick up your Tiny Art Kit (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1 at the front desk. First come first served, while supplies last (please ONLY pick up a kit if you absolutely plan on participating).

Bring in your finished art by Feb. 28 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! Winners notified asap. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2024.  

Rules - Participants Must:

  • (Updated 2/8) - Be in one of these three age groups: Ages 5-9, Ages 10-15 or age 16+. 
  • Use only the supplied “tiny” canvas. They can not glue other painted surfaces material to a canvas*.
  • Use the paints supplied (but may use additional paints in their own collection and mixed media objects if so desired).

•        Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real.
•        Complete registration form FIRST to take home a Tiny Art kit. This can be done at the Front Desk.
•        Return your finished art by Feb 28, 2024 for public display at GLADL.
•        When art is submitted, participant must:
       o  Provide their First Name and Last Initial.
       o  Provide their Age.
       o  Provide a title for their piece.
       o  Title of the book it refers to.
       o  (Back) Email of Participant.
•        Pick up their art at the end of the show--from April 1-7th, 2024.

For any questions please email Stefanie Black at marketing@gladl.org

*Participants must use acrylic paints and mixed media directly on our supplied canvas. Paintings that use oils/watercolor/tempera/gouache/etc and/or are painted on a separate surface then mounted to the canvas will unfortunately be disqualified. 

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our “Tiny Art Show”! Art Show theme: Another World

Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real. Register to compete and pick up your Tiny Art Kit (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1 at the front desk. First come first served, while supplies last (please ONLY pick up a kit if you absolutely plan on participating).

Bring in your finished art by Feb. 28 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! Winners notified asap. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2024.  

Rules - Participants Must:

  • (Updated 2/8) - Be in one of these three age groups: Ages 5-9, Ages 10-15 or age 16+. 
  • Use only the supplied “tiny” canvas. They can not glue other painted surfaces material to a canvas*.
  • Use the paints supplied (but may use additional paints in their own collection and mixed media objects if so desired).

•        Participants will create art that in some way depicts “Another World”, a literary place they would love to visit if it was real.
•        Complete registration form FIRST to take home a Tiny Art kit. This can be done at the Front Desk.
•        Return your finished art by Feb 28, 2024 for public display at GLADL.
•        When art is submitted, participant must:
       o  Provide their First Name and Last Initial.
       o  Provide their Age.
       o  Provide a title for their piece.
       o  Title of the book it refers to.
       o  (Back) Email of Participant.
•        Pick up their art at the end of the show--from April 1-7th, 2024.

For any questions please email Stefanie Black at marketing@gladl.org

*Participants must use acrylic paints and mixed media directly on our supplied canvas. Paintings that use oils/watercolor/tempera/gouache/etc and/or are painted on a separate surface then mounted to the canvas will unfortunately be disqualified. 

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Thursday February 29, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Switch Gaming: Super Smash Brothers

Join us for an evening of fun and friendly Switch gaming! We’ll play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tonight! Who’s the best player around? Feel free to bring your Switch to play between your turns! All skill levels welcome!

Recommended Age: 8 and up.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Join us for an evening of fun and friendly Switch gaming! We’ll play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tonight! Who’s the best player around? Feel free to bring your Switch to play between your turns! All skill levels welcome!

Recommended Age: 8 and up.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Friday March 1, 2024

      

Adults-- can you "Guess this Book"?  It's tricky--We've removed the pages from a damaged book, and mixed them up in a guessing jar. Guess the title and the author from just what you can see! Drawing March 31, winner notified asap!

Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

      

Adults-- can you "Guess this Book"?  It's tricky--We've removed the pages from a damaged book, and mixed them up in a guessing jar. Guess the title and the author from just what you can see! Drawing March 31, winner notified asap!

Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

      Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

      Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 

  Make a fun craft inspired by the yellow Leopard from the children's book "Put Me in the Zoo"​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

  Make a fun craft inspired by the yellow Leopard from the children's book "Put Me in the Zoo"​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Saturday March 2, 2024
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MHDVA Meeting

Meeting -- Michigan Horse-Drawn Vehicle Association

CONTACT: Cady Ness-Smith  517-281-9139  sascns@gmail.com

Meeting -- Michigan Horse-Drawn Vehicle Association

CONTACT:
  Cady Ness-Smith
  517.281.9139
   sascns@gmail.com

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Battle of the Books Semi-Finals and Finals

Semifinal Battles: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

All teams will be assigned a semifinal battle time following the preliminary round. The top teams from the semifinals will earn spots in the final battle.

Final Battle: 1:30 p.m.

The top teams will compete, with prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: Delta Township District Library

Semifinal Battles: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

All teams will be assigned a semifinal battle time following the preliminary round. The top teams from the semifinals will earn spots in the final battle.

Final Battle: 1:30 p.m.

The top teams will compete, with prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: Delta Township District Library

Sunday March 3, 2024
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's Dance: Square & Contra Dance Workshops

     

Learn the basics of Square or Contra Dance and have fun at these lively FREE monthly workshops! Come solo, bring some friends, make some friends, and learn fun dances in a friendly, relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere. Recorded music, live, in-person instruction, these fun dances are like an amusement park ride you make for yourself!  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move easily in. Great fun for all ages, best for ages 7+.

  • Sunday. March 3 & Sun. May 5: Contra Dance
  • Sunday, April 7, Square Dance

To learn more about Contra Dancing: https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/contra-dances/

To lean more about Square Dancing:https://www.you2candance.com/Square_Dancing.php

​Recommended Age: 7 to Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

     

Learn the basics of Square or Contra Dance and have fun at these lively FREE monthly workshops! Come solo, bring some friends, make some friends, and learn fun dances in a friendly, relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere. Recorded music, live, in-person instruction, these fun dances are like an amusement park ride you make for yourself!  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move easily in. Great fun for all ages, best for ages 7+.

  • Sunday. March 3 & Sun. May 5: Contra Dance
  • Sunday, April 7, Square Dance

To learn more about Contra Dancing: https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/contra-dances/

To lean more about Square Dancing:https://www.you2candance.com/Square_Dancing.php

​Recommended Age: 7 to Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Monday March 4, 2024
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BUSY
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Women: Librarians, Clerks, Janitresses, & Lawmakers: 1879-1940

  

Join us as Capitol Historian & Curator Valerie Marvin presents some memorable women's history--  Michigan Women in the Capitol! When the present Capitol opened in 1879, Harriet Tenney, Michigan’s first female state librarian, held control over almost an entire wing of the building. More women fulfilled vital roles in state government as they kept records, operated new technologies, and built a statewide lending library program. 1920 brought Michigan’s first female legislators to the Capitol, including Cora Reynolds Anderson, a Native American educator from L’Anse.

And then...Come learn about these trailblazing women and many more, and the rules—written and unspoken—that both limited and inspired their successes with Capitol Historian & Curator Valerie Marvin.

​Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

  

Join us as Capitol Historian & Curator Valerie Marvin presents some memorable women's history--  Michigan Women in the Capitol! When the present Capitol opened in 1879, Harriet Tenney, Michigan’s first female state librarian, held control over almost an entire wing of the building. More women fulfilled vital roles in state government as they kept records, operated new technologies, and built a statewide lending library program. 1920 brought Michigan’s first female legislators to the Capitol, including Cora Reynolds Anderson, a Native American educator from L’Anse.

And then...Come learn about these trailblazing women and many more, and the rules—written and unspoken—that both limited and inspired their successes with Capitol Historian & Curator Valerie Marvin.

​Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Tuesday March 5, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

  March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Ben Hassenger* presents stories, ukulele music and fun! 

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

* Sponsored by Music is the Fondation

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

  March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Ben Hassenger* presents stories, ukulele music and fun! 

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

* Sponsored by Music is the Fondation

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Green Eggs & Ham for March is Reading Month

      

Kick off March is Reading Month with a fun activity to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Listen to the story of Green Eggs and Ham and try them, try them and you may! We’ll read the story and cook up some yummy Green Eggs-- with and without ham-- to try. Kids learn what primary colors combine to make the color Green as they watch the change take place! Kids help decide how Green is Green enough!!

​Recommended Age: 4+

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

      

Kick off March is Reading Month with a fun activity to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Listen to the story of Green Eggs and Ham and try them, try them and you may! We’ll read the story and cook up some yummy Green Eggs-- with and without ham-- to try. Kids learn what primary colors combine to make the color Green as they watch the change take place! Kids help decide how Green is Green enough!!

​Recommended Age: 4+

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our Changing World: Adult Virtual Lecture Series by Cairns & Beacon

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion.

​​ "NEW DATE" Tuesday March 5 Topic: What’s Ahead For the Democratic Party?  Presentation: March 5, 7pm; Discussion, March 14, 7pm: After the 2020 election, four researchers observed a new phenomenon about Democratic voters, one that escaped the notice of other journalists and analysts. They observed that White urban affluent and Black rural poor voters shared interests — in a surprising alignment, unlike in past elections. A phenomenon missed by most analysts, political scientist Paul Pierson will share what he and his colleagues caught that others missed. Pierson will share whether this unusual coalition is likely to reappear in 2024 or disintegrate; and what the effects might be on Democratic Party success, either way.

  • Presenter: Paul Pierson, Ph.D., political science, University of California-Berkeley. Author: Dismantling the Welfare State (1994), American Amnesia (together with Jacob Hacker) (2016), and Let Them Eat Tweets, 2020.

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion.

​​ "NEW DATE" Tuesday March 5 Topic: What’s Ahead For the Democratic Party?  Presentation: March 5, 7pm; Discussion, March 14, 7pm: After the 2020 election, four researchers observed a new phenomenon about Democratic voters, one that escaped the notice of other journalists and analysts. They observed that White urban affluent and Black rural poor voters shared interests — in a surprising alignment, unlike in past elections. A phenomenon missed by most analysts, political scientist Paul Pierson will share what he and his colleagues caught that others missed. Pierson will share whether this unusual coalition is likely to reappear in 2024 or disintegrate; and what the effects might be on Democratic Party success, either way.

  • Presenter: Paul Pierson, Ph.D., political science, University of California-Berkeley. Author: Dismantling the Welfare State (1994), American Amnesia (together with Jacob Hacker) (2016), and Let Them Eat Tweets, 2020.

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday March 6, 2024
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Community Conversation with State Representative Emily Dievendorf

Join State Representative Emily Dievendorf of the 77th District for a community conversation at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. Whether you're passionate about social justice, economic equity, or environmental protection, this conversation welcomes all perspectives and encourages constructive participation. 

CONTACT: Patricia Davis  5869290715  pdavis@house.mi.gov
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Join State Representative Emily Dievendorf of the 77th District for a community conversation at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. Whether you're passionate about social justice, economic equity, or environmental protection, this conversation welcomes all perspectives and encourages constructive participation. 

CONTACT:
  Patricia Davis
  5869290715
   pdavis@house.mi.gov

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Thursday March 7, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Crafting For A Cause

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

Friday March 8, 2024

  March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

  March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Saturday March 9, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
USCG/Michigan Safe Boating Course & Certification [Registration Req.]
     
 
Learn and Earn your Safe Boating Certification in one day! To legally operate a boat in Michigan, state law requires anyone born AFTER 7/1/1996 to have their Safe Boating Certification. The Michigan Safe Boating Course is the definitive 8-hour course for acquiring the Michigan Safe Boating Certification. The State of Michigan charges $29.50 for the online course and test. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla will teach the entire course live/in person AND administer the test on the same day. There is no cost for the course, but a $20 donation per person is recommended. Checks made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla. For ages 12+, under 16 accompanied by responsible adult.
 
Registration requiredTo register with the USCGALF:https://michigan.storefront.kalkomey.com/em/events/6236
 
 
​Recommended Age: 12+ (with adult) to Adult
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library
     
 
Learn and Earn your Safe Boating Certification in one day! To legally operate a boat in Michigan, state law requires anyone born AFTER 7/1/1996 to have their Safe Boating Certification. The Michigan Safe Boating Course is the definitive 8-hour course for acquiring the Michigan Safe Boating Certification. The State of Michigan charges $29.50 for the online course and test. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla will teach the entire course live/in person AND administer the test on the same day. There is no cost for the course, but a $20 donation per person is recommended. Checks made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla. For ages 12+, under 16 accompanied by responsible adult.
 
Registration requiredTo register with the USCGALF:https://michigan.storefront.kalkomey.com/em/events/6236
 
 
​Recommended Age: 12+ (with adult) to Adult
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Sunday March 10, 2024
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

        Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too!  For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount. Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Zoo Passes are NOT memberships and are not transferrable for use at other Zoos.

Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). 
Current Zoo Hours & pricing,  Nov. 1-Mar. 31: 10 AM - 4 PM dailyAdmission prices (without Zoo Pass):
  • ALL Adults*only $5.00  All Children* (ages 3-12) – $4.00 | All Children Under 3 – FREE!.

Special Educational & Seasonal events: 

Parking: *Resident – $3.00 | Non-Resident – $5.00 | Resident Annual Pass – $35.00 | Non-Resident Annual Pass – $45.00 *Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County. *Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org

        Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too!  For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount. Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Zoo Passes are NOT memberships and are not transferrable for use at other Zoos.

Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). 
Current Zoo Hours & pricing,  Nov. 1-Mar. 31: 10 AM - 4 PM dailyAdmission prices (without Zoo Pass):
  • ALL Adults*only $5.00  All Children* (ages 3-12) – $4.00 | All Children Under 3 – FREE!.

Special Educational & Seasonal events: 

Parking: *Resident – $3.00 | Non-Resident – $5.00 | Resident Annual Pass – $35.00 | Non-Resident Annual Pass – $45.00 *Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County. *Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

Monday March 11, 2024
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
BUSY

Agri-king inc. using the room for a distrcit meeting

CONTACT:
  Shawn Mennenga
  605.695.0252
   shawn.mennenga@gmail.com

Tuesday March 12, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Cindy Langenberg Creative Storyteller! Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Cindy Langenberg Creative Storyteller! Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minecraft Mania

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

Recommended Age: 8-12.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

Recommended Age: 8-12.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Page turners book club
CONTACT: Barb Hess  517-627-7014  admin@gladl.org
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton County Democratic Party Meeting

A meeting put together by the Eaton County Democratic Party to speak with prospective candidates within the area. 

CONTACT: Landon Myers  5176482986  chair@eatondems.org

A meeting put together by the Eaton County Democratic Party to speak with prospective candidates within the area. 

CONTACT:
  Landon Myers
  5176482986
   chair@eatondems.org

Thursday March 14, 2024

   March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 3, locate pictures of popular book characters hidden in the library.

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

   March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 3, locate pictures of popular book characters hidden in the library.

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women's 'Writes' Showcase: Celebrating Women Authors

    

Celebrate Women’s History Month & March is Reading Month with a showcase of wonderful women authors, including  Catie CorderoAmy NemecekCynthia BirkErin BartelsAnn Byle and more!! An opening Showcase panel introduces each author;offereing a brief discussion of techniques, inspirations, and of course-- their books! Afterward, each author returns to their table for an opportunity for individual meetings and discussions. Chat with the authors, have books signed, maybe find a new favorite author and more.  Enjoy refreshments and some wonderful women authors from Michigan.

​Recommended Age: Adult

 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Celebrate Women’s History Month & March is Reading Month with a showcase of wonderful women authors, including  Catie CorderoAmy NemecekCynthia BirkErin BartelsAnn Byle and more!! An opening Showcase panel introduces each author;offereing a brief discussion of techniques, inspirations, and of course-- their books! Afterward, each author returns to their table for an opportunity for individual meetings and discussions. Chat with the authors, have books signed, maybe find a new favorite author and more.  Enjoy refreshments and some wonderful women authors from Michigan.

​Recommended Age: Adult

 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our Changing World: Adult Virtual Lecture Series by Cairns & Beacon

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion.

​​ "NEW DATE" Tuesday March 5 Topic: What’s Ahead For the Democratic Party?  Presentation: March 5, 7pm; Discussion, March 14, 7pm: After the 2020 election, four researchers observed a new phenomenon about Democratic voters, one that escaped the notice of other journalists and analysts. They observed that White urban affluent and Black rural poor voters shared interests — in a surprising alignment, unlike in past elections. A phenomenon missed by most analysts, political scientist Paul Pierson will share what he and his colleagues caught that others missed. Pierson will share whether this unusual coalition is likely to reappear in 2024 or disintegrate; and what the effects might be on Democratic Party success, either way.

  • Presenter: Paul Pierson, Ph.D., political science, University of California-Berkeley. Author: Dismantling the Welfare State (1994), American Amnesia (together with Jacob Hacker) (2016), and Let Them Eat Tweets, 2020.

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion.

​​ "NEW DATE" Tuesday March 5 Topic: What’s Ahead For the Democratic Party?  Presentation: March 5, 7pm; Discussion, March 14, 7pm: After the 2020 election, four researchers observed a new phenomenon about Democratic voters, one that escaped the notice of other journalists and analysts. They observed that White urban affluent and Black rural poor voters shared interests — in a surprising alignment, unlike in past elections. A phenomenon missed by most analysts, political scientist Paul Pierson will share what he and his colleagues caught that others missed. Pierson will share whether this unusual coalition is likely to reappear in 2024 or disintegrate; and what the effects might be on Democratic Party success, either way.

  • Presenter: Paul Pierson, Ph.D., political science, University of California-Berkeley. Author: Dismantling the Welfare State (1994), American Amnesia (together with Jacob Hacker) (2016), and Let Them Eat Tweets, 2020.

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Friday March 15, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

Turtles​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Turtles​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Daisy Troop Meeting

Local Daisy Troop monthly meeting 

CONTACT: Sarah Janiszewski  248-259-2959  stockton.sarah@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Local Daisy Troop monthly meeting 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Janiszewski
  248.259.2959
   stockton.sarah@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Saturday March 16, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GLAHS Designer Purse Bingo Ticket Sale

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society will be at the Library selling tickets for the Spring Purse Event to be held on May 9th at the Grand Ledge Opera House!

$240 for RESERVED table of 8

$25 for UNRESERVED Individual Tickets (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE)

Ticket Table near the Elevator

Cash or Check only

CONTACT: Joan Kane

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society will be at the Library selling tickets for the Spring Purse Event to be held on May 9th at the Grand Ledge Opera House!

$240 for RESERVED table of 8

$25 for UNRESERVED Individual Tickets (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE)

Ticket Table near the Elevator

Cash or Check only

CONTACT:
  Joan Kane
  
  

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friends of the Library Rummage Sale

Library Rummage Sale, which benefits the Friends of the Library. 

Come find some real deals and support your local Library!

CONTACT: Ann Burch  9895341677  admin@gladl.org

Library Rummage Sale, which benefits the Friends of the Library. 

Come find some real deals and support your local Library!

CONTACT:
  Ann Burch
  9895341677
   admin@gladl.org

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Rainbows & Gold: Pre-Parade Party!

           

Bring the whole family to the library before the parade and help us make a paper chain rainbow! Will our rainbow reach the pot of gold? 

We'll have an Irish themed scavenger hunt with a prize too! For an extra treat, author Steve Boughton will be here to read his book about Francisco the Flamingo -- Francisco Takes Flight. Enjoy the story and enter to win your free copy!

​Recommended Age: All ages, families

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

           

Bring the whole family to the library before the parade and help us make a paper chain rainbow! Will our rainbow reach the pot of gold? 

We'll have an Irish themed scavenger hunt with a prize too! For an extra treat, author Steve Boughton will be here to read his book about Francisco the Flamingo -- Francisco Takes Flight. Enjoy the story and enter to win your free copy!

​Recommended Age: All ages, families

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Sunday March 17, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll Eaton County Parks - Mouse Loves Spring

   This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park

   This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Literacy Celebration -- Stage Show & Activities @ the Lansing Mall!

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 Join us for a fun-filled day of children’s activities and storytelling!

 Meet beloved storybook characters like Pete the Cat, Pout-Pout Fish, and Clifford the Big Red     Dog!

 Every child receives a free backpack filled with books, courtesy of WKAR (one per child while supplies last).

 Come prepared to rock and read with Chicago-based Parents' Choice Award-winning family   musician LEONARDO. Through sing-a-longs, jokes, stories, and dance moves this interactive   performance will spark imagination, creativity, and a love for reading among all ages.

Showtimes: 1:15 pm & 2:30

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition

Location: Lansing Mall (near Best Furniture)

5330 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'LITERACY STAGE SHOW CELEBRATION & ACTIVITIES Sunday, March 17, 2024 1:00 3:30 p.m. LEONARDO Lansing Mall (near Best Furniture) 5330 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, 48917 Μαα'

 Join us for a fun-filled day of children’s activities and storytelling!

 Meet beloved storybook characters like Pete the Cat, Pout-Pout Fish, and Clifford the Big Red     Dog!

 Every child receives a free backpack filled with books, courtesy of WKAR (one per child while supplies last).

 Come prepared to rock and read with Chicago-based Parents' Choice Award-winning family   musician LEONARDO. Through sing-a-longs, jokes, stories, and dance moves this interactive   performance will spark imagination, creativity, and a love for reading among all ages.

Showtimes: 1:15 pm & 2:30

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition

Location: Lansing Mall (near Best Furniture)

5330 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friends of the Library Rummage Sale

Library Rummage Sale, which benefits the Friends of the Library. 

Come find some real deals and support your local Library!

CONTACT: Ann Burch  9895341677  admin@gladl.org

Library Rummage Sale, which benefits the Friends of the Library. 

Come find some real deals and support your local Library!

CONTACT:
  Ann Burch
  9895341677
   admin@gladl.org

Monday March 18, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Tuesday March 19, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Grand Ledge Chief of Police Ron Erickson!   Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Grand Ledge Chief of Police Ron Erickson!   Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Historical Society Board Meeting

Board meeting

CONTACT: Joan Kane  517-627-7014  admin@gladl.org
Wednesday March 20, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Thursday March 21, 2024

      March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 4, show off your skills of observation by exploring library art, posters, and the Tiny Art Show.

For week 3, locate pictures of popular book characters hidden in the library.

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

      March is Scavenger Hunt Mania at the Library for March is Reading Month! Each week will feature a new scavenger hunt taking place inside the library. Kids, come anytime to do the week’s new hunt and win a sweet treat. Challenge your brain, explore the library, find your favorite fictional characters, discover the Art of GLADL – let the GAMES begin! 

For week 4, show off your skills of observation by exploring library art, posters, and the Tiny Art Show.

For week 3, locate pictures of popular book characters hidden in the library.

For week 2, find important locations throughout the library and solve a silly library joke!

For week 1, play "I Spy" at our bulletin board. Find letters, characters, and familiar objects you might recognize from beloved books.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Crafting For A Cause

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Next Step Ukulele Workshop Series [Registration Req.]

   

Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held third Thursday each month, Jan-March, 2024. 

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, or all three.) 

January 18
Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum

Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

February 15
Next Step Ukulele: 
Too High? Too Low? Transpose!
Have you ever had a song you’d really like to play on your ukulele that was either too high or too low for you to sing along to? Learn the easy way to transpose, or change the key of a song, to make it easier to sing and/or play. Ben Hassenger has proven techniques that take the mystery out of this sometimes confusing topic. We’ll take some popular songs and play them in a variety of keys, as well as explore using a capo to change keys while using chord shapes you’re familiar with.

March 21
Next Step Ukulele: Strike a Chord

Take your playing to another level by learning to play chords in various ways including moveable/barre chords, power chords, and “James Hill” chords. Great for players who want to differentiate their sound when playing with others. 

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

​Recommended Age: 8 to Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

   

Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held third Thursday each month, Jan-March, 2024. 

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, or all three.) 

January 18
Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum

Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

February 15
Next Step Ukulele: 
Too High? Too Low? Transpose!
Have you ever had a song you’d really like to play on your ukulele that was either too high or too low for you to sing along to? Learn the easy way to transpose, or change the key of a song, to make it easier to sing and/or play. Ben Hassenger has proven techniques that take the mystery out of this sometimes confusing topic. We’ll take some popular songs and play them in a variety of keys, as well as explore using a capo to change keys while using chord shapes you’re familiar with.

March 21
Next Step Ukulele: Strike a Chord

Take your playing to another level by learning to play chords in various ways including moveable/barre chords, power chords, and “James Hill” chords. Great for players who want to differentiate their sound when playing with others. 

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

​Recommended Age: 8 to Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library


Friday March 22, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Saturday March 23, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
BUSY

4th birthday party for my daughter. Cake, crafts, games and snacks!

CONTACT:
  Jillian Wensel
  2698321608
   jillian.wensel@gmail.com

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Writing Prose Workshop

      Conversations and Backstories: 

How to write better conversations and interweave backstories into prose  to enhance plot.

Presenters: G. Scott Smith, Sarah Hauck Smith, Lori Hudson, Brigette Thornes with Mary Fox, moderator.This workshop divides into two forty-five minute sessions.  The first looks at weaving conversation into a scene while keeping the action and plot moving. Avoiding common mistakes that make reading frustrating or the story boring will help writers edit writing effectively and create better wording.

The second shows ways to use backstory to intensify dramatic tension and engage the reader by timing when to reveal backstory relevant to plot. Attendees may bring in their own prose pieces to work with or work with a sample piece developed in the workshop.

About the Presenters: 

Loraine J. Hudson (Lori) lives and writes in Eagle, Michigan. When she is feeling mysterious, she pens books in her Beale Street mystery series.  She also writes youth adventure books featuring dragons and mermaids under her pen name, Judith Wade.

G. (Gregory) S. Scott is the author of Chaos Reigns trilogy, as well as The Tyranny of Gods and Men, and the novella Sorrow’s Heart. He's active in local writing groups and enjoys local theater with his playwright wife, Sarah. He knew she was the one when she quoted Monty Python on their third date. http://www.g-s-scott.com

Brigette LeValley Thornes is the author of the speculative fiction Layna series and the middle grade chapter book The Wheelers on Wheels. She works in Lansing as a mental health therapist, a bereavement counselor at Ele's Place, and occasionally, an English professor at Lansing Community College.

Sarah Hauck Smith has been writing plays, poetry, and prose since childhood. She lives and loves in Lansing with her author husband and their two fur boys, Carlin and Boogaloo.

Moderator Mary Fox is the current leader for Writing at the Ledges  and the author of two poetry chapbooks (Waiting for Rain and Reading Lessons.

​Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

      Conversations and Backstories: 

How to write better conversations and interweave backstories into prose  to enhance plot.

Presenters: G. Scott Smith, Sarah Hauck Smith, Lori Hudson, Brigette Thornes with Mary Fox, moderator.This workshop divides into two forty-five minute sessions.  The first looks at weaving conversation into a scene while keeping the action and plot moving. Avoiding common mistakes that make reading frustrating or the story boring will help writers edit writing effectively and create better wording.

The second shows ways to use backstory to intensify dramatic tension and engage the reader by timing when to reveal backstory relevant to plot. Attendees may bring in their own prose pieces to work with or work with a sample piece developed in the workshop.

About the Presenters: 

Loraine J. Hudson (Lori) lives and writes in Eagle, Michigan. When she is feeling mysterious, she pens books in her Beale Street mystery series.  She also writes youth adventure books featuring dragons and mermaids under her pen name, Judith Wade.

G. (Gregory) S. Scott is the author of Chaos Reigns trilogy, as well as The Tyranny of Gods and Men, and the novella Sorrow’s Heart. He's active in local writing groups and enjoys local theater with his playwright wife, Sarah. He knew she was the one when she quoted Monty Python on their third date. http://www.g-s-scott.com

Brigette LeValley Thornes is the author of the speculative fiction Layna series and the middle grade chapter book The Wheelers on Wheels. She works in Lansing as a mental health therapist, a bereavement counselor at Ele's Place, and occasionally, an English professor at Lansing Community College.

Sarah Hauck Smith has been writing plays, poetry, and prose since childhood. She lives and loves in Lansing with her author husband and their two fur boys, Carlin and Boogaloo.

Moderator Mary Fox is the current leader for Writing at the Ledges  and the author of two poetry chapbooks (Waiting for Rain and Reading Lessons.

​Recommended Age: Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Sunday March 24, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll Eaton County Parks - Mouse Loves Spring

    This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park

    This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Lincoln Brick Park

 
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

        Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too!  For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount. Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Zoo Passes are NOT memberships and are not transferrable for use at other Zoos.

Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). 
Current Zoo Hours & pricing,  Nov. 1-Mar. 31: 10 AM - 4 PM dailyAdmission prices (without Zoo Pass):
  • ALL Adults*only $5.00  All Children* (ages 3-12) – $4.00 | All Children Under 3 – FREE!.

Special Educational & Seasonal events: 

Parking: *Resident – $3.00 | Non-Resident – $5.00 | Resident Annual Pass – $35.00 | Non-Resident Annual Pass – $45.00 *Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County. *Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org

        Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too!  For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount. Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Zoo Passes are NOT memberships and are not transferrable for use at other Zoos.

Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). 
Current Zoo Hours & pricing,  Nov. 1-Mar. 31: 10 AM - 4 PM dailyAdmission prices (without Zoo Pass):
  • ALL Adults*only $5.00  All Children* (ages 3-12) – $4.00 | All Children Under 3 – FREE!.

Special Educational & Seasonal events: 

Parking: *Resident – $3.00 | Non-Resident – $5.00 | Resident Annual Pass – $35.00 | Non-Resident Annual Pass – $45.00 *Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County. *Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

Monday March 25, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Journey into Manga, featuring Tezuka Osamu

         

Fans of Anime and Manga! Join us for a presentation by Professor David Humphrey, Director of the Japanese Studies Program at MSU on: “Manga, a Journey to the Beginning....Tezuka Osamu and his Lasting Influence”. 

Tezuka Osamu, perhaps best known in the US as the creator of Astro Boy, is widely recognized in Japan as one of the original founders of modern manga. Prof. Humphrey will explore the aspects of Tezuka’s manga that made them so influential, from his fusing of a cinematic style with comics to his lasting impact on both girls and boys manga. Best for ages 12+.

​Recommended Age: 12+
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

         

Fans of Anime and Manga! Join us for a presentation by Professor David Humphrey, Director of the Japanese Studies Program at MSU on: “Manga, a Journey to the Beginning....Tezuka Osamu and his Lasting Influence”. 

Tezuka Osamu, perhaps best known in the US as the creator of Astro Boy, is widely recognized in Japan as one of the original founders of modern manga. Prof. Humphrey will explore the aspects of Tezuka’s manga that made them so influential, from his fusing of a cinematic style with comics to his lasting impact on both girls and boys manga. Best for ages 12+.

​Recommended Age: 12+
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EggStrava-ganza!—Easter Egg Decorating

Celebrate spring and decorate amazing Easter eggs with dye, paint, glitter, feathers and more! Decorate Easter Eggs to take home, enjoy a snack, and Easter story time for little ones too!

NOTE: We provide dyes and trims while supplies last, patron brings up to 6 hard boiled eggs per child. Ages 2+ with adult assistance.

​Recommended Age: 5+

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Celebrate spring and decorate amazing Easter eggs with dye, paint, glitter, feathers and more! Decorate Easter Eggs to take home, enjoy a snack, and Easter story time for little ones too!

NOTE: We provide dyes and trims while supplies last, patron brings up to 6 hard boiled eggs per child. Ages 2+ with adult assistance.

​Recommended Age: 5+

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Tuesday March 26, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Linda Kuhlman, The Storybook Quilt Lady! 

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 March is Reading Month Guest Reader: Linda Kuhlman, The Storybook Quilt Lady! 

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Club meeting

Meeting for Garden Club

CONTACT: Cindy Langenberg  517-627-7014  langenbergd@aol.com

Meeting for Garden Club

CONTACT:
  Cindy Langenberg
  517.627.7014
   langenbergd@aol.com

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Balloon Animal Workshop with Mr. Greg

  

NEW!  Kids--Love amazing balloon animals? Have fun this Spring Break and learn some basic skills to make them too! Join Mr. Greg, Balloon Zoo Wrangler for a beginning class in Balloon Animal making. Learn types of balloons to use, where to get them, how to inflate, twist and bend balloons to make a fun creation to take home! No Registration requires--while space /supplies last.  Ages 8 and up. 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

  

NEW!  Kids--Love amazing balloon animals? Have fun this Spring Break and learn some basic skills to make them too! Join Mr. Greg, Balloon Zoo Wrangler for a beginning class in Balloon Animal making. Learn types of balloons to use, where to get them, how to inflate, twist and bend balloons to make a fun creation to take home! No Registration requires--while space /supplies last.  Ages 8 and up. 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Thursday March 28, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024!

(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024!

(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spring Break Movie Day

Super Mario Bros movie poster

Looking for something to do over spring break?  How about a free movie at the Sun Theater!  Admission is free, kids’ pop and popcorn is a dollar each, and the movie is Super Mario Bros.  We will see you at the movies!

​Recommended Age: All ages (Movie is rated PG)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sun Theater

Super Mario Bros movie poster

Looking for something to do over spring break?  How about a free movie at the Sun Theater!  Admission is free, kids’ pop and popcorn is a dollar each, and the movie is Super Mario Bros.  We will see you at the movies!

​Recommended Age: All ages (Movie is rated PG)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sun Theater

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt

Have some "glowing" spring fun at our our Glow-in-the-Dark Egg hunt!  Small groups of children will venture into the darkened Children's Department to hunt up to three eggs per child. Children then trade the eggs in for an Easter treat at the Circulation Desk, the eggs are hidden again and the hunt starts for the next group of children. Best for ages 2 (with adult assistance) to 10. No registration required.

​Recommended Age: 2-10

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Have some "glowing" spring fun at our our Glow-in-the-Dark Egg hunt!  Small groups of children will venture into the darkened Children's Department to hunt up to three eggs per child. Children then trade the eggs in for an Easter treat at the Circulation Desk, the eggs are hidden again and the hunt starts for the next group of children. Best for ages 2 (with adult assistance) to 10. No registration required.

​Recommended Age: 2-10

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

Saturday March 30, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

 

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 

Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Sunday March 31, 2024
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StoryBook Stroll Eaton County Parks - Mouse Loves Spring

   This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Monday April 1, 2024

Celebrate National Poetry Month — “pick-a-poem” to read and enjoy! Each week you’ll find different poems, for kids and adults, ready to take home now. Just pick one and take it home to read and enjoy poetry during National Poetry Month.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Celebrate National Poetry Month — “pick-a-poem” to read and enjoy! Each week you’ll find different poems, for kids and adults, ready to take home now. Just pick one and take it home to read and enjoy poetry during National Poetry Month.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 

It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella" perfect for a rainy spring day somewhere in the library-- Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella" perfect for a rainy spring day somewhere in the library-- Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BUSY
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Make a Glittery Bouncy Ball--STEAM Science!

 Hear a story, learn some STEAM science about chemical reactions, and make a glittery, bouncy ball to take home! Make your own super bouncy glitter balls.

Recommended Age: 5+

CONTACT: Andra Soria  5178995966  outreach@gladl.org
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 Hear a story, learn some STEAM science about chemical reactions, and make a glittery, bouncy ball to take home! Make your own super bouncy glitter balls.

Recommended Age: 5+

CONTACT:
  Andra Soria
  5178995966
   outreach@gladl.org

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Tuesday April 2, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Wednesday April 3, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Solar Eclipse STEAM Science Night

      

We’re getting ready for the upcoming Solar Eclipse! Learn some science about the sun as we create "eclipse crafts", try different eclipse viewing activities, and learn more about the total solar eclipse coming on April 8th. Pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing too! Kids take home a science book too—while supplies last. All ages—best for 3 and up.

​Recommended Age: 3+

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

      

We’re getting ready for the upcoming Solar Eclipse! Learn some science about the sun as we create "eclipse crafts", try different eclipse viewing activities, and learn more about the total solar eclipse coming on April 8th. Pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing too! Kids take home a science book too—while supplies last. All ages—best for 3 and up.

​Recommended Age: 3+

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Thursday April 4, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Crafting For A Cause

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room

 

Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including, but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men. The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following: Toilet paper, Paper towel,Liquid laundry detergent,Small bottles of dish soap,Shampoo,Conditioner, Deodorant.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our Changing World: Adult Virtual Lecture Series by Cairns & Beacon

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion..

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Cairns & Beacons: Finding Our Way in a Post-Pandemic Society  Monthly live adult lecture and discussion series examines timely topics in a virtual (Zoom) format, so you can participate comfortably from home. The series takes no political position, as the goal is to provide information fairly, illuminating differing points of view without bias. Each monthly topic includes a Lecture and Discussion presentation.  Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/CairnsAndBeacons

Dates and monthly subjects are shown below. Use the same Zoom link for both Presentation and Discussion..

​​April 4. Topic: Testing “Guaranteed Income” Ideas Right Here in Michigan​. Presentation: April 4, 7pm; Discussion, April 11, 7pm: Like guaranteed income (GI) or universal basic income (UBI) programs elsewhere in the nation, programs here in Michigan have been slow to emerge, fighting an array of uphill battles. Still, ideas are being tested. Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council member, will discuss the council’s mix of concerns and support for this controversial project. Song will share how the council determined the amount of financial awards, how participants are to be selected, length of the pilot, and terms of success. An overview of how GI and UBI programs have fared in other urban and rural locations in the country will be presented.

  • Presenter:Linh Song, Ann Arbor City Council, a member since 2020.

  Presented by Cairns & Beacon Lectures, hosted by multiple libraries, and supported by a grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.  More Information

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Friday April 5, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 

Fly Catching Frogs​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Fly Catching Frogs​!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve and are made possible in part by a Community Education Grant from Walmart.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Saturday April 6, 2024

It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella" perfect for a rainy spring day somewhere in the library-- Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella" perfect for a rainy spring day somewhere in the library-- Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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StoryBook Stroll GL Chamber - The Spring Book

   Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   Our new StoryBook Stroll features the children’s book The Spring Book by Todd Parr! This charming seasonal story is posted in Bridge St. business windows—Take a walk, read the story, try the suggested actions and enjoy a fun stroll with the family! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult & Pediatric CPR w/AED Training [Registration Req.]

  Learn adult and pediatric CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), emergency procedures like rescue breathing, and the Heimlich maneuver, and first aid. Upon workshop completion, students receive a course completion card in Adult and Pediatric CPR with AED and first aid. Class is blended learning online part is sent after registration for class. Registration required, class size limited. This class is not appropriate for those needing training for a healthcare field (doctors, dentists, nurses, EMS, etc.).

To register directly with the provider: https://www.mcssl.com/store/savealifecprsafetytrainingllc/catalog/product/dff798625d28459280b11cc42cc3bc2b

​Recommended Age: 16+

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

  Learn adult and pediatric CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), emergency procedures like rescue breathing, and the Heimlich maneuver, and first aid. Upon workshop completion, students receive a course completion card in Adult and Pediatric CPR with AED and first aid. Class is blended learning online part is sent after registration for class. Registration required, class size limited. This class is not appropriate for those needing training for a healthcare field (doctors, dentists, nurses, EMS, etc.).

To register directly with the provider: https://www.mcssl.com/store/savealifecprsafetytrainingllc/catalog/product/dff798625d28459280b11cc42cc3bc2b

​Recommended Age: 16+

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Sunday April 7, 2024

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  progcoord@gladl.org
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

                                                        

Get ready-- pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing of the TOTAL Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024! While supplies last(Recommended Ages: 3+ with adult assistance)

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   progcoord@gladl.org

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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StoryBook Stroll Eaton County Parks - Mouse Loves Spring

  This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

  This StoryBook Stroll hits the trails at Lincoln Brick Park! Featuring the children’s book Mouse Loves Spring, the story winds along a beautiful outdoor trail starting. Head out to the park with your family—read the story, try out the suggested action and enjoy a fun hike! 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's Dance: Square & Contra Dance Workshops

     

Learn the basics of Square or Contra Dance and have fun at these lively FREE monthly workshops! Come solo, bring some friends, make some friends, and learn fun dances in a friendly, relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere. Recorded music, live, in-person instruction, these fun dances are like an amusement park ride you make for yourself!  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move easily in. Great fun for all ages, best for ages 7+

  • Sunday. March 3 & Sun. May 5: Contra Dance
  • Sunday, April 7, Square Dance

To learn more about Contra Dancing: https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/contra-dances/

To lean more about Square Dancing:https://www.you2candance.com/Square_Dancing.php

​Recommended Age: 7 to Adult

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

     

Learn the basics of Square or Contra Dance and have fun at these lively FREE monthly workshops! Come solo, bring some friends, make some friends, and learn fun dances in a friendly, relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere. Recorded music, live, in-person instruction, these fun dances are like an amusement park ride you make for yourself!  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move easily in. Great fun for all ages, best for ages 7+

  • Sunday. March 3 & Sun. May 5: Contra Dance
  • Sunday, April 7, Square Dance

To learn more about Contra Dancing: https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/contra-dances/

To lean more about Square Dancing:https://www.you2candance.com/Square_Dancing.php

​Recommended Age: 7 to Adult

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Monday April 8, 2024

Celebrate National Poetry Month — “pick-a-poem” to read and enjoy! Each week you’ll find different poems, for kids and adults, ready to take home now. Just pick one and take it home to read and enjoy poetry during National Poetry Month.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Celebrate National Poetry Month — “pick-a-poem” to read and enjoy! Each week you’ll find different poems, for kids and adults, ready to take home now. Just pick one and take it home to read and enjoy poetry during National Poetry Month.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Tuesday April 9, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stress Busters for ages 3-6! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

    

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Family Storytime

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

Children and families will enjoy stories, songs, and literacy- enhancing activities. We'll read stories and talk about them, sing together, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language,and have fun too! Craft activities too. Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers too. Birth to age 6.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room, Grand Ledge Area District Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minecraft Mania

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

Recommended Age: 8-12.

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

Recommended Age: 8-12.

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

Wednesday April 10, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Page turners book club
CONTACT: Barb Hess  517-627-7014  admin@gladl.org
Thursday April 11, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY