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Battle of the Books 2019

Posted May 20, 2019, 2:49 PM The annual Battle of the Books is a wrap! Books were read, fun was had, and the winners got to meet an awesome Michigan author. Read More

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Reading to "Jeopardy!" Success

Posted May 20, 2019, 2:12 PM You might be surprised where you can find out-of-this-world facts worthy of a “Jeopardy!” winner. Read More

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New Circulation Policy Changes at CADL

Posted May 15, 2019, 2:53 PM CADL takes great pride in providing a positive experience to our members.That commitment includes being responsive to changing use and demands for our collections. We are excited to announce several changes to our circulation policy for audio-visual items. Read More

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A Universe of Stories at the Reader's Roundtable

Posted May 13, 2019, 2:41 PM Mari and Jessica give a preview of CADL’s Summer Reading 2019 with titles that fit the “Universe of Stories” theme. Read More

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Let's Eat!

Posted May 13, 2019, 2:14 PM Calling all foodies! CADL Haslett is excited to bring the community a program celebrating diversity, inclusion and great cuisine. Read More

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Fun for Everyone with Summer Reading at CADL Aurelius!

Posted May 13, 2019, 1:51 PM School's out for summer, so now what? Fill your time with reading and fun activities - and win prizes doing it! Read More

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An Actual, Factual Black Hole!

Posted May 8, 2019, 10:15 AM History's been made with the first ever picture of a black hole! Celebrate this feat of science and quench your thirst for knowledge with CADL's many library services. Read More

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Come Create with Us!

Posted May 8, 2019, 9:49 AM More than just a pretty picture, Art Tuesday's create an experience to remember. Read More

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The One-Stop Celebration Shop

Posted May 8, 2019, 9:21 AM Whether you're looking for a new cause or just a reason to celebrate, CADL has you covered. Read More

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CADL Gets Ready for a Universe of Stories, Events and More.

Posted May 8, 2019, 8:44 AM Not a CADL member? Not a problem! Check out what Summer Reading has to offer for everyone at CADL Holt-Delhi. Read More

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In Memory of Michele Brussow

Posted May 3, 2019, 10:38 AM Remembering Michele Brussow and her legacy at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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A Snapshot Through Time

Posted May 2, 2019, 1:41 PM Check out this throwback to photography in Lansing before the digital era, in honor of National Photography Month! Read More

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Add to your Summer of Fun with our Library of Things

Posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:35 AM Add to your summer of fun with outdoor games, cool toys and a GoPro action kit form CADL’s Library of Things collection. Read More

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Sachiko Robison Receives Director's Award

Posted Apr 29, 2019, 7:37 PM I'm pleased to announce that the May Director's Award was given to Sachiko Robison, a Clerk at the Holt Branch. Read More

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Community Conversations Helping to Gain Community Partners

Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:55 PM Head Librarian Jeff Antaya poses near the community display case, where community groups can share information with CADL Leslie visitors. Read More

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Events for Citizenship and English Language

Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:25 PM An overview of new and recurring events pertaining to citizenship and English reading, writing and speaking. Read More

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Spring Cleaning made Easy(ish)

Posted Apr 24, 2019, 12:12 PM The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you're... inside cleaning? As necessary tidying up is, it's no easy feat when the outdoors is so enticing. If you need a little help getting motivated or figuring out where to start, we've got you covered. Read More

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April Showers Bring May Flowers (and Peas and Spinach and…)

Posted Apr 24, 2019, 8:42 AM CADL Foster and Okemos are now offering a free Seed Library—check out some seeds with your CADL card! Read More

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100th CADLcast Podcast

Posted Apr 22, 2019, 2:28 PM Jessica, Mari and Sherri talk about the titles we should all be excited about this spring! They start with a look at some of the great book-based picks coming to a screen near you and then dive into the spring book titles they've got their eyes on. Read More

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Coming Soon & Spring Roundup

Posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:39 PM Have you listened to our Readers Roundtable Podcast? Check out all the great title picks by librarians Mari, Jessica and Sherri. Read More

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Make Mother’s Day Brighter for Moms in Need

Posted Apr 17, 2019, 12:07 PM Celebrate Mother's Day by lifting up mothers in need. Read More

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Craft bunnies are better than dust bunnies!

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:45 PM You could spend your time spring cleaning, but we think that time might be better spent with craft bunnies and not dust bunnies! Read More

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Spring has Sprung, and so have the Gardens!

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:10 PM Find two of Downtown Lansing Head Librarian's favorite gardening books now that Spring is in the air! Read More

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There's Nothing "Ghostly" about CADL Aurelius

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:02 PM Read to find out why this "Ghost Town" is anything but dead. Read More

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Celebrate Poetry Month

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 5:13 PM "First a howling blizzard woke us, Then the rain came down to soak us, And now before the eye can focus – Crocus.”  Lilja Rogers, New Hampshire poet, 1901-1998 Read More

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Celebrate National Poetry Month at Webberville

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 4:53 PM Come create your own masterpiece with materials provided at the poetry creation station. Read More

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2019 Michael Printz Honor Awards

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:11 AM Four powerful books have been awarded by the American Library Association. This year, they all feature young female protagonists struggling to overcome obstacles and move toward a surer sense of identity and self-worth. Read More

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Bus Passes Coming to Collection

Posted Apr 6, 2019, 12:28 PM CADL is unveiling new initiatives and a partnership with Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) that will save riders money. Read More

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Meet the author of this Michigan Notable Book Award-winning title at CADL Leslie on Friday, April 26.

Posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:54 AM It’s springtime again and there is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather than by attending two fantastic author visits at Capital Area District Libraries’ Leslie branch. Read More

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Put a Spring in Your Step When You Check Out a Fun Dance Video from CADL!

Posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:34 AM Move into spring with some fun dance videos, exciting artist biographies or attend a live dance performance! Read More

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Big Things are Cooking at CADL

Posted Apr 4, 2019, 2:10 PM An overview of newly donated footage and other historical items available through CADL Local History. Read More

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Paul Crandall to Retire as CADL Stockbridge's Head Librarian

Posted Apr 3, 2019, 1:08 PM Wishing CADL Stockbridge Head Librarian Paul Crandall well as he prepares for retirement. Read More

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What’s So Great About Storytime at the Library?

Posted Apr 1, 2019, 5:02 PM Plenty of great things happen when you spend time reading with a child. From school readiness to increased imagination, story time is time well spent. Read More

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Vote for your favorite YA book!

Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:57 AM Through May 31st, teens (ages 13-18) can vote for their favorite title from the Thumbs Up! Read More

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Angela Atkins-Eddins Receives Director's Award

Posted Mar 29, 2019, 2:21 PM I’m pleased to announce that the March Director’s Award was given to Angela Atkins-Eddins, Human Resources Assistant. Read More

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Escape room is big hit in Williamston

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 10:07 PM Young wizards recently apparated to Capital Area District Libraries’ Williamston branch for a magical adventure—our first ever Harry Potter Escape Room! Read More

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What's a Michigan Activity Pass?

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:52 PM CADL members can get free or discounted admission to destinations like the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City. Read More

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April is a busy time at Foster

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:32 PM So it’s good-bye to “March is Reading Month” and hello to April. Check out what we have planned for you and your family this month. Read More

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Michigan Authors

Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:42 PM Michigan doesn’t get enough credit for how many fabulous children’s authors we have! Read More

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CADL’s To-Do List

Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:32 PM As we head into a very welcome new season (see ya, Polar Vortex!), I’m taking a look at some big projects on our spring to-do list. Read More

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Exciting spring events

Posted Mar 19, 2019, 2:57 PM Exciting spring events hosted by CADL include a visit from bestselling author Angie Thomas at Holt High School on April 16. Read More

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The testimonial that rocked

Posted Mar 19, 2019, 2:12 PM Katie Krick from Liberty Mutual in Okemos stood up and said something WONDERFUL about CADL. Read More

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New Episode of Reader's Roundtable

Posted Mar 15, 2019, 8:20 AM This month we’re looking at the Capital Area Reads title The Hate U Give and highlights from the CADL produced resource guide, as well as a segment on the ALA Youth Media awards and some of our recent favorite winners and honor books. Read More

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Mason to host Michele Stanton

Posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:02 PM CADL Mason will host Michele Stanton, owner of local business the Butterfly Café, for a presentation on May 10. Read More

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Library Collaborations Promote Literacy

Posted Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM While libraries are always working to promote literacy, those efforts are getting a little extra push at CADL Stockbridge this spring. Read More

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March Madness

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:37 PM Enjoy a different kind of “March Madness” by earning a coupon for a free book at the Leslie Library Friends’ Used Book Sale Read More

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Get Your Game On

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:25 PM From board games to video games, racing games to puzzle games, CADL South Lansing has you covered. Read More

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Mason Library Feasibility Study

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 2:20 PM We have partnered with the City of Mason to conduct a feasibility study, to gain a scope of what improvements can be made to the library to enhance the patron experience and sustain services into the future. Read More

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Family History Open House

Posted Mar 5, 2019, 12:48 PM Celebrate National Genealogy Day at CADL South Lansing, Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am - 5 p.m.. Read More