Library hosts hot reads, music and more

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By Nichole Igwe
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

The East Lansing Public Library will be a hot spot for entertainment this month.The library will play host to some of the best musicians in the state, and bea resource center for many people seeking financial and professional help.

Currently, the public library has a winter adult online reading program, “Hot Reads for Cold Nights,” and people can log in and earn points. These points enable them to be eligible for the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.

The library will be hosting a music event on Feb. 12. The library will host musicians such as Josh White Jr. and Robert Jones. Another program being celebrated for black history month is, “Black Fathers of Folk.”  This show features music from renowned musicians Lead Belly and Josh White.

At 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., the documentary film, “Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners,” focusing on the activist and professor, Angela Davis.

The East Lansing Public Library will also team up with the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. They are collaborating on a forum, similar to a town hall meeting. Philosophy professor Richard Peterson and associate professor Christian Lotz will speak.

The forum is titled, “Inequality— How Much is Too Much” and focuses on different ways of viewing inequality. The idea of the forum is to bring philosophy to the general public. It’s not meant to be a presentation for academics.

“It is meant to generate ideas and help people who are not trained in philosophy to think philosophically about inequality,” said Chair of the Philosophy Department at MSU Matthew Mckeon.

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