Monday, June 26 marked the 20-year mark for the release of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first of the multi-book series. Since being published, the book has started what Bloomsbury Publishing calls a “global phenomenon.”
“It has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages, inspired a major movie franchise, a spellbinding theatre production and captivated reader of all ages for 20 years,” according to Bloomsbury’s website.
But if you think you’ve missed the deadline to do something in honor the world’s favorite wizard, you’re wrong, the East Lansing Public Library has got you covered. ELPL is offering a variety of crafting events to create memorabilia in honor of this anniversary. This week, they will use audio cassettes of the books to create wallets.
Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter: Cassette Wallet. Create wallet out of HP cassettes. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1 - 2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010. unitylansing.org.
Caregivers Connection Support Group. Hope and help for caregivers. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Haslett Library Building, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group. For the divorced, separated & widowed. Room 9. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272.
AUCTION County Ingham County 2017 - Registration: 8:30 AM; Lansing Center, 101-104 Ave, Lansing, MI Treasurer, Ingham County St, Mason, MI, parcels and terms at www.BippusUSA.com
LITERATURE AND POETRY
Out of This World Book Club. "Too Like Lightning" by Ada Palmer. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play a new instrument, or pick up an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661.
Ask the Lawyer at the Meridian Senior Center. Weekly activities at the senior center. 9:30 a.m. - noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly activities at the senior center. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Meridian Seniors Booklovers Group (Adults). This month: "The Perfume Collector" by Kathleen Tessaro. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Social Bridge. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing.
Monday Movie Matinee. For adult audience. Popcorn while it lasts. "Allied," Rated R, 124 minutes. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Monday Night Life Drawing. Draw from a nude model. 7 - 9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students) to cover the model and studio.. O'Day Studios, Suite 115, 1650 Kendale Blvd., East Lansing.