2017 Calendar of Events

A series of community and campus events will be planned around the 2017 OBOC theme, "Lost & Found: A Journey of Self Discovery," throughout the fall of 2017. New events will be added, so check back often. All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

Signature Events


KICK-OFF EVENT: An Evening with Saroo Brierley
Sunday, Aug. 27; 7 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
Meet author Saroo Brierley as he discusses his experiences, talks about “A Long Way Home,” answers questions from the audience and signs books. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

* The event will be available via a livestream and on-demand playback online and will also be replayed on East Lansing's government Ch. 22 (WELG). More details to follow.

MSU Academic Welcome featuring Saroo Brierley
Monday, Aug. 28; 9 a.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, MSU Campus
Saroo Brierley will address MSU's incoming class at the MSU Academic Welcome. Open to the general public.

Other OBOC Events

Books on Tap Book Club featuring "A Long Way Home"
Tuesday, Aug. 8; 6:30-9 p.m.
Jimmy's Pub, 16830 Chandler Road
The East Lansing Public Library's Books on Tap book club will be discussing "A Long Way Home" up at Jimmy's Pub. The book club combines books, food, drinks and good conversation together in a laid-back atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation!

Moonlight Film Festival featuring "Lion"
Thursday, Aug. 10; 9 p.m.
Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court
Community members are invited to Valley Court Park to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, on a big outdoor screen. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket! Learn more.  

Monday Movie Matinee featuring "Lion"
Monday, Aug. 14; 1-3 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road
Community members are invited to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, at the library.

Movie & Panel Discussion at ELPL
Wednesday, Sept. 13; 6-9 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Community members are invited to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, at the library from 6-8 p.m. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion from 8-9 p.m.

Lansing Storytellers Project: Waiting
Tuesday, Sept. 19; 7-9 p.m.
Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing

Community members are invited to come hear tales of expectations and delays. The event will feature professionally coached, local storytellers of all ages sharing their best stories. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Learn more