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CADL Talk Soup

Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:23 AM We highlight some of the best episodes from our CADLcast, Executive Edition and Reader's Roundtable podcasts for your listening pleasure. Read More

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare is Now!

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 4:24 PM Get information about enrolling in the health insurance Marketplace during the Open Enrollment period which ends December 15. Read More

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Create a Holiday Craft at CADL Foster

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 4:01 PM Who can’t use another ornament or two to decorate for the holidays? We’ll have the supplies, you bring the creativity. Read More

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CADL Dansville to Host Holiday Open House

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 3:10 PM Enjoy the fellowship of family and friends at CADL Dansville’s Holiday Open House. Read More

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Make Holiday Shopping Easier with Consumer Reports!

Posted Nov 27, 2018, 5:57 AM The holidays are upon us, believe it or not! As you prepare for the hectic holiday shopping season, let the library help you out with access to our Consumer Reports database. Read More

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We're Answering Your Questions!

Posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:50 PM School has been back in session for a couple of weeks. Your student needs access to resources that will help him excel in the classroom this year. So does your student have a Capital Area District Libraries card?   Read More

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The Celebration Keeps Going

Posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:59 AM Capital Area District Libraries is celebrating 20 years as a library system. Now the residents in our service area have added to the excitement by passing our millage renewal by 71%! Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who helped spread the word and who came out to vote. That level of support tells us that people love their libraries and appreciate the value we add to their communities. Read More

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Libraries Build Community

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 11:14 AM An article in one of my professional journals reminded me of the mission statement at Capital Area District Libraries: Empowering our diverse communities to learn, imagine and connect. Read More

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Back-to-school Resources

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:06 AM As school starts, I want to share some helpful and free resources that Capital Area District Libraries offers to students. Read More

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The Most Important Back to School Supply

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:03 AM Back to school time has quickly crept up on us. While you’re busily acquiring supplies for your child, college kid, or yourself, make sure to add another item to the list—a library card! It’s the coolest card you can own. Read More

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Electric Zoo Music Fest is Here

Posted Aug 28, 2018, 9:09 AM Electric Zoo Music Fest is coming! From August 31-September 2, the annual festival will take over Randall's Island Park in New York City for three days full of music and art. Even if you can't make it to the fest, you can listen to artists from the lineup. Read More

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Fall 2018 YA Books to Get a Hold Of

Posted Aug 24, 2018, 9:01 AM Ahhhh! Another back to school season is upon us. Autumn routines will be falling into place before you know it and so will your busy routines of reading and studying. Take time out to pick up a hot new title or two this fall. Read More

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August is National Water Quality Month

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:51 AM Check out the best books and films about water quality, taken from our CADL's Reader's Advisory Newsletter. Read More

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Your Summer Party - Ft. CADL Digital Downloads

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 10:21 AM Summer is the perfect opportunity for that quintessential feature of warm weather entertainment - The Barbeque. Read More

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Back to School Databases

Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:23 AM It’s that time of year again. One that elicits groans and the dragging of feet, as well as shopping adventures and the quiet exaltations of those waiting for the crazy days of summer to wind down. Read More

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A Big Thanks to Our Patrons

Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:00 AM This summer marked Capital Area District Libraries’ 20th year in existence. Read More

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Community Conversations

Posted Aug 21, 2018, 9:59 AM CADL Leslie will host a series of Community Conversations this fall, designed to bring residents together for discussion about their hopes and aspirations for the community. Read More

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Operation Backpack!

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 4:46 PM As a child, going back to school became an adventure for me every year. Fresh new pencils in a shiny pouch, stacks of lined paper waiting for my lopsided handwriting, and lunch boxes that had yet to be stomped on, destroyed or lost all. Read More

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Play Mad Scientist at CADL South Lansing

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 10:35 AM Drop in for Science Tuesdays at CADL South Lansing, plus check out cadl.org/catalog for fun experiment ideas. Read More

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Check Out Stockbridge's SongLab

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 10:00 AM Original music by Letha Allen, Jack Falk, Larry Guenther and Harold Henry will be showcased in live performances at the Stockbridge Library, CADL, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. Read More

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The Slow Art of Browsing

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 9:53 AM With many of us relying increasingly on fast connections, experiences that slow us down are harder to come by. Read More

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Come Visit the New CADL Williamston

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:55 AM Thanks to overwhelming voter support, Capital Area District Libraries’ millage renewal passed with flying colors! Read More

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Photo Caption Contest

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:27 AM Win a pair of brunch/tour tickets to the Historical Society of Greater Lansing's fall Moores River Drive walking tour on Sunday, September 16, 2018. All you have to do is submit a humorous caption to this photo from our collections. Read More

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The History of You

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:15 AM Soon after beginning my new adventure at the Leslie branch of Capital Area District Libraries, I quickly discovered that the Leslie community is passionate about two things—history and family. I share these passions, both for my own family and for family history. Read More

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Book vs. Movie

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:09 AM It is an age old question. Which is better? The book or the movie? Our collection here at the library can help you explore just this question, and let you choose for yourself. Read More

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Going Through Cycles

Posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:18 AM Although most people don’t think “librarian” when they think of active lifestyles, I have managed to work some fitness routines in during my work day. It helps that my office is on the third floor of the Downtown Lansing branch, so a quick workout is always just a flight of stairs away. Read More

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Musical Sensation BTS

Posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:59 AM Have you heard of BTS? If not – well, let me tell you about the Pop/Hip-hop sensation from South Korea that is taking the world by storm! Read More

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CADLBug Had a Very Busy July!

Posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:11 AM When we last left our intrepid explorer, CADLbug was resting in an historical cache in Minnesota. Read More

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End of Summer Already?

Posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:50 PM Where did the summer go? We had a lot of fun at Capital Area District Libraries’ Foster branch, but now the Summer Reading Program has ended and school is about to start. Read More

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Acknowledging the Past While Moving Forward

Posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:44 PM As I’m out driving or cycling around, I enjoy watching the changing landscape. A significant change this summer has been the demolition of the old middle school to make way for the new Dansville High School. Read More

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Not Just for Readers

Posted Aug 13, 2018, 10:04 AM In 2018, more than 700 participants were registered for the pre-reader program. We at CADL hope to grow this number in the future so that even more of our youngest patrons gain the tools they need to become super readers. Read More

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Capital Area District Libraries is committed to Building Readers!

Posted Aug 9, 2018, 10:12 AM Ask yourself: How do you advocate for literacy in your sphere of influence? Read More

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Making the Most of Summer

Posted Aug 6, 2018, 3:07 PM Now that August is here (and back-to-school time is fast approaching!), I wanted to offer a few tips to help you make the most of the last few weeks of summer. Read More

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What's All the Hoopla?

Posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:26 AM Just when you thought you couldn’t love hoopla more! Read More

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Easy as ABC

Posted Aug 1, 2018, 2:50 PM This month, Capital Area District Libraries’ Webberville branch is launching a new ABC Table. This is not “ABC” as in the alphabet. In this case, A is for Artists, B is for Builders, and C is for Creators. Read More