You might expect libraries to only bring reading events to the community, but Capital Area District Libraries is interested in expanding local knowledge of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM education.
Throughout the summer, CADL has been offering programs for children ages 7 to 17 years old to experiment with these topics. So far, marshmallow engineering has been offered, a marble maze party and origami creature creation. The summer’s finale comes this Aug. 15 when children will experiment in the Structure Building Workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to use straws and cups to see how a variety of materials can impact a structure.
Participants do not have to register ahead of time.
Summer STEAM Series (Ages 7-17). Build with cups and straws to see how materials make a difference. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Bach Vibrational Emotional Therapy. Learn about dealing with stress and emotions using flower essences. 6:30 to 8 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn about public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 367-6300.
Take off Pounds Sensibly. Help and support to help you shed pounds. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 West Randolph Street Lansing. (517) 487-3749.
Broadway on the Michigan Princess. Lucy Finkel and Jason Coffey sing hits. Refreshments/river cruise included with ticket price. 12 a.m. - 8 p.m. $20. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. From 7 to 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.
Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly events at the senior center. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.
Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages and levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use ours. 11 a.m. -noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Game Night at UrbanBeat. Play provided games or bring your own. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.
Toastmasters. Learn speaking and leadership skills. 5 - 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing. 517- 483-1314.
Overeaters Anonymous. Group offers help, guidance and support to overeaters. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 349-9536.
Paws for Reading. Preschool - high school ages spend time reading to a certified therapy dog. Call ahead. 6 - 7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014.
Reflexology. Reflex improvement sessions. Call for appointments. 10:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. $14/$12 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Trending Topics. Learn about current events issues. 7 - 8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.