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Episode 31: Indigenous Authors, LGBTQIA & Grief

Posted Nov 23, 2020, 3:04 PM Listen in to our discussion about indigenous authors, LGBTQIA titles, and grief. Read More

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HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Posted Nov 18, 2020, 7:12 PM We stuffed our collection with holiday treats—recommended books, music and movies in a variety of formats. Below are some new titles to delight all ages. Read More

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Celebrating Staff at CADL

Posted Nov 11, 2020, 4:06 PM Recognizing the incredible work and contributions of our team members Read More

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Help us create a hunger-free community!

Posted Nov 6, 2020, 1:36 PM We've partnered with the Greater Lansing Food Bank this holiday season to host a Virtual Food & Fun Drive. Read More

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2020 Michigan Library Award Winners Announced

Posted Oct 29, 2020, 4:03 PM One of CADL's very own is among the winners! Read More

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Jon Nobach Receives Director's Award

Posted Oct 27, 2020, 11:02 AM Read More

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Capital Area District Libraries receives $25,000 grant for digital inclusion project

Posted Oct 19, 2020, 2:50 PM The grant will help CADL alleviate barriers to internet access and access to education. Read More

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Episode 30: Fall Picks and Creepy Reads

Posted Oct 16, 2020, 12:23 PM Read More

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CADL COVID Response

Posted Oct 4, 2020, 11:43 AM UPDATED NOV. 17: Our Level 2 status has changed, please read on for details. Read More

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Read Woke

Posted Oct 1, 2020, 3:44 AM Hear about a new challenge that encourages all readers to discover diverse books. Read More

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The Magic of Membership: Part 2

Posted Sep 30, 2020, 4:15 PM At CADL we turn library cards into hundreds of dollars worth of valuable services. Check out what CADL offers for the hobbyists, readers and consumers! Read More

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The Magic of Membership: Part 1

Posted Sep 28, 2020, 5:34 PM At CADL we turn library cards into hundreds of dollars worth of valuable services. Check out what CADL offers for students of all ages, job-seekers and career-builders! Read More

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End of Summer Self Care Podcast

Posted Aug 22, 2020, 2:10 AM Jessica, Cheryl and Mari recap their summer reading and discuss books on self-care, mental health and humor. Read More

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In Memory of Carrie Boyd

Posted Aug 14, 2020, 10:04 AM Remembering Carrie Boyd and her memory at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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Digital Escape Room

Posted Aug 5, 2020, 10:19 AM Find and play all of our Digital Escape Room Challenges! Read More

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REPOSTED: How safe are your library materials?

Posted Jul 24, 2020, 12:15 PM New research shows virus takes about four days to completely disappear from select library materials. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 27: Anticipated Reads

Posted Jul 20, 2020, 11:45 AM Find the titles podcast hosts Mari, Jessica and Cheryl are excited about this month! Read More

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DeDe's Weekly Downloads: List 1

Posted Jul 1, 2020, 4:54 PM Listeners can tune in throughout the day for great music and to hear “DeDe’s Weekly Download”—a recommended book, movie or album from their morning personality. Read More

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June is National Audiobook Month!

Posted Jun 19, 2020, 8:30 PM These titles from RBdigital speak volumes. Read More

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In Honor of World Refugee Awareness Week

Posted Jun 15, 2020, 2:04 PM We want you to know that we are here, and welcome you to check out our online materials and services. Read More

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Watch to Win

Posted Jun 14, 2020, 1:53 PM All summer long, CADL will be providing you with a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card by correctly answering a question about one of our virtual events. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 25: Imagine Your Story this Summer

Posted Jun 12, 2020, 5:44 PM Join us for a pair of fun discussions as we welcome Youth Services Librarian Robert from the Holt-Delhi Branch to the podcast! Read More

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In Memory of Mary Antonia Granse

Posted Jun 12, 2020, 11:19 AM Remembering Toni Granse and her footprint at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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Community Scavenger Hunts

Posted May 27, 2020, 7:30 PM Read More

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Beating the Summer Slide

Posted May 21, 2020, 2:08 PM What is the "Summer Slide," and how can you prevent it from happening to your kids? Read More

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CLOSED: Enter to Win a Digital Device!

Posted May 20, 2020, 2:28 PM This contest is now closed. Any CADL Children or Teens who completed their Summer Reading Challenge track were eligible to enter this essay contest. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 25: Summer Reading

Posted May 1, 2020, 3:54 PM With summer just beyond the horizon, the hosts talk about the Summer Reading Challenge, undue pressure in a pandemic, reading aloud and their current reads. Read More

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Imagine Your Story—Summer Reading 2020 

Posted Apr 30, 2020, 6:02 PM Capital Area District Libraries is on a quest to get Ingham County reading this summer—especially kids. The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading project for all ages that runs from May 22 to August 8. Read More

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Meet Amanda, CADL Webberville's New Head Librarian!

Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:52 PM Learn more about Webberville's new Head Librarian. Read More

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Cassie Veselovsky and Robert Chartrand Receive Director's Awards

Posted Apr 27, 2020, 5:32 PM We're proud to highlight these two incredible librarians with this award. Read More

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Throwback Thursday

Posted Apr 16, 2020, 1:30 PM Whether you are discovering history or making history, CADL has resources and expertise to support you. Read More

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United States Census 2020

Posted Mar 18, 2020, 5:15 PM Find out what you need to know about this once-in-a-decade questionnaire. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 22: Podcasts & Online Entertainment

Posted Mar 16, 2020, 3:55 PM In the wake of COVID-19, we're realizing that social distancing is no easy task. But never fear, podcasts are here! Entertaining and informative, podcasts connect people through topics they love - like books! Read More

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31 Great Titles Celebrating Women

Posted Mar 3, 2020, 1:46 PM This month we're honoring Women's History Month with a list of titles that recognize, inform and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. Read More

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With CATA, We're Going Places

Posted Mar 2, 2020, 2:47 PM We're achieving our mission like never before thanks to the generous support of community partners like CATA. Read More

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Jean Bolley Receives Director's Award

Posted Feb 26, 2020, 11:26 AM Read More

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Blind Date with a Book: The results are in!

Posted Feb 25, 2020, 3:19 PM Whose Blind Date resulted in a grand prize, and how many people braved the mysterious stacks to find their next great read? This and more inside. Read More

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March is Reading Month!

Posted Feb 25, 2020, 9:49 AM Each year CADL celebrates March is Reading Month by partnering with the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition, welcoming storybook characters at our branch libraries and area childhood centers. Read More

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Interview with the Founder and Curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

Posted Feb 21, 2020, 2:24 PM To celebrate Black History Month, we're revisiting a presenter we had back in July, Dr. Khalid el-Hakim. He's been called the "Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation" because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement. Read More

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Capital Area Reads 2020

Posted Feb 14, 2020, 2:24 PM Join us this spring for our Capital Area Reads programs, based on the beautifully written debut novel "There There." Read More

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Stockbridge 3rd to Join the Student Success Initiative

Posted Feb 14, 2020, 10:22 AM Find out how this will impact the students of Stockbridge Community Schools. Read More

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Celebrating Black History and Culture

Posted Feb 10, 2020, 12:12 PM In honor of Black History Month, we've compiled a list of books and movies that celebrate black history and culture. Read More

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Blind Date with a Book

Posted Feb 5, 2020, 10:13 AM You might just end up with the book of your dreams... Read More

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MCLS OverDrive Hits Over 2 Million Checkouts for 2019

Posted Jan 31, 2020, 1:04 PM How many of these were checked out by CADL members? Read on to find out... Read More