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Farewell to the Little Library That Could

Posted Jun 21, 2019, 6:30 PM After seven years as the head librarian of CADL Mason, Cheryl Lindemann is joining CADL Administration as the new selection specialist for adult non-fiction and physical AV materials. Read More

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Deb Martens Receives Director's Award

Posted Jun 20, 2019, 3:24 PM I’m pleased to announce that the June Director’s Award was given to Deb Martens, library assistant at the Aurelius Branch. Read More

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We're Celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month

Posted Jun 19, 2019, 10:19 AM Since June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, we're diving into the CADL collection to bring you a list of albums from a few extraordinary artists whose contributions to the world are revolutionary. Read More

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June is Audiobook Month!

Posted Jun 19, 2019, 8:11 AM Listening to audiobooks is a reading experience unlike any other. You can sit back and relax, or get up and get moving while your story is brought to life with vivid readings. Join the Reader's Roundtable crew and a special guest to hear about some great audiobooks! Read More

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Enter Summer Music Contest

Posted Jun 7, 2019, 4:09 PM This online contest will provide three lucky members with the opportunity to attend the Common Ground Music Festival and a $100 gift card! Read More

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You Voted! CADL Announces 2020 Capital Area One Book Pick

Posted Jun 4, 2019, 2:24 PM Read on to see which beautifully written debut novel was voted CADL's Capital Area One Book Pick! Read More

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Read Off Fines This Summer

Posted May 30, 2019, 1:18 PM Don’t let library fines stop you from enjoying summer reading at Capital Area District Libraries! From June 1 through August 31, CADL cardholders under the age of 18 can join our Read Off Fines program to erase up to $10 of fines from their account. Read More

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Explore a “Universe of Stories” with Summer Reading

Posted May 29, 2019, 4:33 PM Join Capital Area District Libraries in our mission to get our community reading and defeat the dreaded “Summer Slide.” This reading challenge runs from June 7 to Aug. 10 and is packed with fun-filled events and great prizes. Blast off to your nearest library or read on to explore Summer Reading! Read More

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Jay Jenks Receives Director's Award

Posted May 29, 2019, 2:30 PM I’m thrilled to say that the Director’s Award for May was given to Jay Jenks, a Graphic Designer in the Marketing Department.   Read More

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CADL to Pilot Curbside Pickup Service

Posted May 28, 2019, 4:53 PM Thanks to CADL, curbside pickup services may be coming to a library near you. CADL Aurelius and Okemos are currently testing the system in June of 2019, with expansion planned for the Downtown Lansing branch later this summer. Read More

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Summer Reads

Posted May 23, 2019, 1:59 PM What’s better than a long lazy day with a great book? Summer and reading go together! Get started with these picks from Capital Area District Libraries, all available in multiple formats.  Read More

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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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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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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