Reading is an important skill that every kid should practice. Why not have them practice on dogs? Kids Reading to Dogs (Age 6 and up). Practice your skills by reading to a specially trained, library-loving dog. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Here's what else is going on in Lansing today:
Classes and Seminars
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697.
Minecraft (All ages/skills). Two-hour building frenzy! Register online. 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org. Take off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 West Randolph St., Lansing. (517) 487-3749. tops.org.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Hone leadership skills with us. 7 - 8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St. Lansing. yawnpatrolcom.
Literature and Poetry
Books on Tap Book Club. A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. One Book, One Community title. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. Weekly event. 7 - 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 485-5287.
Michigan Princess Classical: Violin and Piano. Class & Jazz performs violin and piano favorites. Refreshments. 7 - 8:30 p.m. $20. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 627-2154.
Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly events at the center. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.
Healthy Vegetarianism (Ages 9-17). Learn about vegetarian diets and try samples. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191.
Kids Reading to Dogs (Age 6 and up). Practice your skills by reading to a specially trained, library-loving dog. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Merry Music Maker (Held at Leslie Middle School). Learn about music/imagination. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St. . 517-589-9400.
Music Duo Catbird Seat (All ages). Lively music will have you tapping your toes and singing along. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 347-2021.
Music with the Storytellers (All ages). Stories and instruments from around the world. 2 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. (517) 367-6363.
Overeaters Anonymous. Struggling with food? Overeaters Anonymous offers hope. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 505-0068. oa.org.
Reminisce: The 1920s (Adults). CADL Librarian Bill Nelton presents "The 1920s." 2 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743.
Family Movie Afternoon. Every Tuesday for family-friendly movies. July 11: Monsters, Inc. 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.