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The Espresso Book Machine
Jamie Paisley / WKAR-MSU

There is a café located on the first floor of the Michigan State University Library, it serves the usual goods you’d expect. Light snacks and a few beloved liquid forms of caffeine. But one floor above it, there is an Espresso Machine. It doesn’t make coffee, however. It makes books.


Charlie Nash photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The downtown Lansing library will soon shut down for a couple of months of renovation work.  WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with people who use the library about how their lives will be affected by the closure.


Livonia library video
Courtesy photo / Livonia Public Library

A Michigan library got global attention when late night talk show host James Corden discovered the video they made to promote their summer reading program. We talk to Livonia Library Director Toni LaPorte to get the whole story.


Delta Township District Library photo
Courtesy photo / Delta Township District Library

Trivia isn’t just for grown-ups. At the Delta Township District Library, it’s for the whole family. The library kicks off their annual Battle of the Books trivia event tonight. We find out more about it from their Youth Services Librarian Becky Leboeuf.


Scott Pohl / WKAR

The East Lansing Public Library has been closed for about a month due to a major renovation project.

Today, the library partially re-opens for business.

Patrons will find that they only have access to a portion of the building’s floor space, and some materials remain inaccessible. While director Kristen Shelley is excited about being back in business, a lot of work remains to be done.

Kristen Shelley talks with Current State producer Scott Pohl about the status of the renovations at the East Lansing Public Library.

Adolf in Blunderland photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

A new exhibit at the MSU Libraries celebrates the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland." Current State's April Van Buren took a tour.


Pop-Up Stories: East Lansing Public Library

Oct 15, 2015
man playing violin
Pete Johnston

Listen to stories on the theme "Loan & Borrow" from our Pop-Up Stories event at the East Lansing Public Library on October 11, 2015. 


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The downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Library opened 50 years ago. To celebrate, there’s a 50th birthday event Sunday afternoon at 1:30. You’ll be able to meet with staffers past and present, learn about its architecture, and see what’s been changed over the years if you haven’t been there in a while.

Book Club Seeks Advice for Living

Feb 9, 2012
clarita / Morguefile

EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - Members of the Better Living Book Club in East Lansing want to deal with their personal problems and live a happier life.

People join book clubs for all kinds of reasons: to socialize, to read books they wouldn't normally read or to hear opinions that are different from their own. In one book club in East Lansing, members are reading about how to deal with their personal problems and live a happier life.