Although we don’t usually think about it, many of the books that we have enjoyed have at some point been banned, either in the U.S. or elsewhere. Banned Books week explores this. Founded in 1982 by the Banned Books Week Coalition was created in order to encourage people to read, and fight for their right to.

Join the staff at the East Lansing Public Library to find out more about why books have been banned in the past, why some still are now and the importance of reading.

Teen Banned Books Week. Learn the history of literary censorship, play games, create a display. 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Capital Area Recycling and Trash — Senior Discovery Group. Lori Welch from the Capital shows recycling methods. 10 a.m.-noon FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

Reiki Refresh Class. Update for attuned Reiki practitioners pre-register. 5-9 p.m. $95. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave., Suite D Lansing. (517) 402-6727.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Writing Workshop Participant Reading. At 6 p.m. FREE. Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832.

MUSIC

Monte Pride at Allen Farmers Market. Come and enjoy a performance. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

MSU

Faculty Recital: Corbin Wagner. From 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/ FREE for students and those under 18 with valid ID. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

EVENTS

CADL Business Librarian: Beginning Facebook for Small Business. From 12-1 p.m. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing.

Raising Little Ones Together. Discuss topics w/ parents/guardians. Kids welcome. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.