What better way to promote early literacy than having young readers practice their skills by reading to friendly canine companions? Have your child come spend 10 minutes reading to a therapy dog at the East Lansing Public Library today.

Read to a Dog. Young readers can boost their skills by reading to a therapy dog. 10 minutes per child. 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Tuesday, November 14

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. At 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 367-6300.

Duplicate Bridge. Join Meridian Senior Center members in a few games from 1 to 4 p.m. $2 members, $3 non members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Science Clubs: Boys in Grades 5-8. Spaghetti Bridge Building. From 4 to 5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Starting a Business. Talk about self-employment and starting a business. From 9 to 11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Sq. Suite 110 Lansing.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Whether a professional or entrepreneur, hone your speaking and leadership skills with us. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St. Lansing.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Books on Tap Book Club. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. At 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road East Lansing. (517) 324-7100.

ToddlerTime. Storytime designed to build prereading skills in toddlers. Ages 18-36 months with adult. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

MUSIC

Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. World class jazz every Tuesday! No cover charge. From 7 to 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

THEATER

An American in Paris. Tony Award-winning musical. For ages 10+. Tickets from $43; students $29. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E Shaw Ln East Lansing. 5173531982.

EVENTS

3rd Annual Gratitude Open House. Join us for an easy, relaxing evening. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave, Suite D Lansing. 517-402-6727.

Bingo, Bridge and Euchre. Weekly activities at the Meridian Senior Center. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Game Night at UrbanBeat. Bring your own, or play provided games. From 7 to 11 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.

LCC West

Toastmasters. Learn about public speaking and leadership. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing. 5174831314.

Overeaters Anonymous. Struggling with food? Overeaters Anonymous offers hope. At 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 349-9536.

Trending Topics. Discuss local, state and national headlines. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.