This week, experience both comedy and drama with Monday’s Movie Matinee. At 1 p.m., the East Lansing Public Library will be showing “A Dog’s Purpose,” a film by Lars Sven Hallström. Hallstöm is perhaps best known for his work directing ABBA’s promotional films and for movies like “Chocolat” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”
“A Dog’s Purpose” follows the life of a dog that gets reincarnated as multiple canines, each time teaching humans life lessons about themselves. The plot is told through the eyes of the canine itself.
Monday Movie Matinee. A Dog's Purpose; PG, 100 mins. For adult audience. Popcorn while supplies last. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Endnote X7 and Endnote Online. A basic introduction to Endnote and Endnote Online. 1-3 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.
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, Lansing. (517)371-3010. unitylansing.org.
Support Group. For the recently divorced and separated. 7:30 p.m. St., Davids Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272.
WaterWars: Our H2O Futures. From 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Union Ballroom, 49 Abbott Road, East Lansing.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
BabyTime. Rhymes and finger plays. Ages 0-2 years with adult. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
I Don't Do This for Love, I Do This for Love: New Songs of Working and Not Working. From 12-1 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.
New Horizons Community Band. Pick up a new instrument, or dust off 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. From 9:30 a.m.-noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Book Discussion Group (Adults). This month: "X" — A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 S., Aurelius Road, Mason.
Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter. Create mini Monster Book of Monsters. Register at elpl.org. Under age 8 with adult. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing.
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.
French Club. Practice French in a friendly setting. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Maker Monday (All ages). Use crafting supplies, computers, the Raspberry Pi, and the Makey Makey. 3:30-5 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School St., Williamston.
Meet Author/Memoirist Drew Philp (Adults). Discussion about Detroit. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S., Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Personalized Tech Help (Adults). From 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
Social Bridge. Weekly events at senior center. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing.
Teen Self-Care Club. Relaxing environment with crafts, activities and hot tea. 3:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Monday Night Life Drawing. From 7-9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students)-cover the model and studio. O'Day Studios, Suite 115, 1650 Kendale Blvd., East Lansing.