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Reader's Roundtable Episode 18: Standout Titles and TeenTober featuring Haslett Teen Advisory Group!

Posted Oct 15, 2019, 9:09 AM CADL Collection Development Specialists Cheryl and Jessica chat about new standouts in this high publishing season, while Marisela chats with the teens from the Haslett Teen Advisory Group. Read More

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CADL Earns Excellence Award for Superior Customer Service

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 4:32 PM We're proud to announce that Capital Area District Libraries is the recipient of the 2019 State Librarian's Excellence award for superior customer service. Read More

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Fall Frenzy

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 11:14 AM Make friends and celebrate fall at these great events! Read More

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Thank You to our Generous Community

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 10:52 AM This month I’d like to highlight and express my gratitude for two examples of community support for the library. Read More

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CADL to Participate in Libraries for Life

Posted Oct 2, 2019, 2:10 PM Find out how you can save lives and help those in need find their happily ever after. Read More

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Celebrate the Season at CADL Haslett

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 12:18 PM Whatever fall means to you, CADL has a fun way to celebrate. Read More

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Endangered Trees in a Beautiful Garden

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 11:21 AM Help us breath new life into the Japanese inspired garden at Downtown Lansing! Read More

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The Library is a Magical Place

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 10:12 AM The library has always been a place of wonder and imagination. Come down to enjoy some family-friendly thrills! Read More

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Peg Mawby Receives Director's Award

Posted Sep 30, 2019, 1:29 PM We're pleased to announce that the Director’s Award for September was given to Peg Mawby, Head Librarian at the Webberville Branch. Read More

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Joining the League of Michigan Bicyclists

Posted Sep 30, 2019, 12:09 PM We're making accessing the library easier for patrons who ride bikes. Read More

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Game On!

Posted Sep 27, 2019, 10:40 AM As we head into colder weather, bring the excitement indoors with great games! Read More

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Enjoy a New Member Discount at Launch Trampoline Park!

Posted Sep 26, 2019, 9:09 AM We've partnered with Launch Lansing Trampoline Park to bring you savings worth jumping for! Read More

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Miss Mari Recommends Spooky Stories for CADL Kids!

Posted Sep 23, 2019, 3:21 PM Miss Mari found some of CADL's most frighteningly-fantastic books, perfect for the Halloween season! Read More

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Getting a Card has Never Been Easier

Posted Sep 23, 2019, 12:34 PM Find out what CADL's done to improve your library experience! Read More

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Get Library Carded

Posted Sep 20, 2019, 11:02 AM Selfie or not, having a library card pays off in a big way! Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 17: Hispanic Heritage Month Picks

Posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:49 AM CADL's Collection Development Specialists chat about Hispanic Heritage Month picks, a few titles they’re reading now and a few they're looking forward to. Read More

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Disney Promotions

Posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:06 AM This deal is way too good to let it go! Read More

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I Drive Home with Comedians in My Car

Posted Sep 16, 2019, 12:25 PM Improve your daily commute by downloading your favorite comedies, musical tracks and more - before you hit the road! Read More

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Start Literacy Skills Early!

Posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:07 AM Storytimes at CADL incorporate early literacy practices Read More

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Bilingual Storytime with Sandra Centeno

Posted Sep 10, 2019, 1:52 PM Host Mari Garza interviews Sandra Centeno, a library clerk at CADL South Lansing and the storyteller behind the Bilingual Storytime programs. Get a sneak peek into one of the newest storytime programs and learn what makes storytime at the library so special. Read More

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Share the Excitement of a Good Book

Posted Sep 9, 2019, 10:45 AM Visit CADL Dansville or your local CADL branch to try a book discussion group! Read More

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Literacy, Multilingualism and Education

Posted Sep 8, 2019, 2:42 PM The theme of this year's International Literacy Day is "Literacy and Multilingualism." To celebrate we sat down with Everett High School Japanese teacher Sensei Kelly to talk about literacy and language diversity in our area. Read More

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Apply to be a CADL Craft Fair Vendor

Posted Sep 6, 2019, 10:18 AM Read on for application details, event info and more. Read More

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Reposted: Circulation Policy Changes at CADL

Posted Aug 30, 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 have made several changes to our circulation policy for audio-visual items. Read More

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A Friendship Built to Last

Posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:35 AM The Friends of the Mason Library do many wonderful things for our branch, and for the community! Read More

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Haslett Public School District is next to take part in Student Success Initiative

Posted Aug 23, 2019, 10:14 AM Through an initiative Haslett students K-12 are being provided with easier access to our library this fall. Read More

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Beat the Back-To-School Blues

Posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:14 AM Celebrate back-to-school and beat the blues with resources that can make the transition as easy as ABCs. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 16: Summer Wrap-up Titles

Posted Aug 15, 2019, 9:29 AM Here are the titles discussed in both the Reader's Roundtable podcast and the Okemos Teen Advisory Group bonus segment. Read More

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Reading and Responsibility with Youth CADL Cards

Posted Aug 13, 2019, 11:31 AM Did you know we have two different types of Kids CADL Cards? Find out more about both and discover if this is the year to get your child their own card. Read More

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The Library is the Best Addition to Your Schedule

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 12:24 PM With back-to-school on the horizon, many are finding themselves shifting into a new schedule to fulfill new goals. We can help. Read More

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The Power of Play

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 11:44 AM Not sure what playtime has to do with the library, or learning? Read on to find out. Read More

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Everything Right Here...and There... and Over There

Posted Aug 6, 2019, 12:07 PM One CADL card unlocks everything 13 branches have to offer, so what are you waiting for? Read More

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Calling All Foodies!

Posted Aug 5, 2019, 10:53 AM Cookbooks aren't the only thing you can check-out at the library for a culinary experience. This fall, share culture and food with CADL Haslett's Let’s Eat, Talk and Learn About Each Other series! Read More

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Jim Bouton's Book Ball Four - A Home Run for Sports Writing

Posted Jul 31, 2019, 3:32 PM The legacy Jim Bouton left behind from his book Ball Four affected more than the world of sports writing, but greatly influenced the "tell-all" memoirs and stories that grace shelves across America today. Read More

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Sarah Van Acker Receives Director's Award

Posted Jul 30, 2019, 2:22 PM We're pleased to announce that the Director's Award for July was given to Sarah Van Acker, library assistant in Local History. Read More

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Changes

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 2:51 PM Change is scary and exciting. Change is energizing and exhausting. Change is necessary.  Changes is a great David Bowie song. Read More

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Media and Memories

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 11:06 AM Whether you're blasting your favorite song on the radio or bonding over a book, media can help make the memory. Read More

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From Summer to School: Reading and Learning at the Library

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 10:55 AM With school season on the horizon and summer winding down, we're here to give a rundown of things to keep in mind from your local library! Read More

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Science is Limiting, STEM is Invigorating!

Posted Jul 22, 2019, 1:14 PM Find out why we made the switch from "Drop-in Science" to "Drop-in STEM" Read More

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Parents, We Salute You

Posted Jul 22, 2019, 11:55 AM Preparing your child for school can be difficult, and easier said than done. Library staff are here to help. Read More

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Jimmy Fallon Announces Tonight Show Summer Book Club 2019

Posted Jul 20, 2019, 1:42 PM If you're as big of a Tonight Show fan as me, you may have noticed Jimmy announced the 5 titles being considered for the show's Summer book club. Voting for just one Summer Read will be hard, but reading all 5 will be a breeze with CADL's collection! Read More

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Readers Roundtable Episode 15: Food & Fun in July!

Posted Jul 19, 2019, 3:22 PM CADL Collection Development Specialists Jessica Trotter, Mari Garza, and Cheryl Lindemann discuss book with a strong food element. Read More

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Author Spotlight: Sarah Dessen

Posted Jul 15, 2019, 4:00 PM Have you ever experienced an author that feels as though you are going home? Read More

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Celebrate Women in Space & STEM

Posted Jul 15, 2019, 1:00 PM We're gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first manned mission to land on the Moon! Although women have made significant contributions to STEM fields, much of what's been done has been overlooked, making many of these career paths seem unattainable to previous generations. In celebration of this historic anniversary and of women everywhere here is a list of titles celebrating women in STEM and space! Read More

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Partnership with MSU Class Provides Educational Experience

Posted Jul 13, 2019, 12:54 PM We had the unique opportunity to pose as a client for Michigan State University Professor Dr. Kononova’s Digital Analytics class as part of the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Read More

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Great Reads & Grass Stains

Posted Jul 12, 2019, 3:08 PM Even with the 4th of July in the rearview mirror we still have plenty of summer ahead of us to enjoy! Read More

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Book Recommendations by Grade

Posted Jul 9, 2019, 11:05 AM Although kids's interests vary widely, some books can catch the interest of nearly any child in a grade. Here are some of those books. Read More

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Melissa Cole Announced as CADL Downtown Lansing's Head Librarian

Posted Jul 8, 2019, 3:52 PM Get to know more about CADL Downtown Lansing's new head librarian. Read More

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Accessing CADL Downtown Lansing During the BWL Project

Posted Jul 8, 2019, 2:48 PM Here's what you need to know about accessing CADL Downtown Lansing through the BWL project. Read More

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CADL Williamston to Close for Renovations

Posted Jul 8, 2019, 1:36 PM CADL Williamston is closing for renovations. Find out what you can do to prepare. Read More