Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray A mom in her early fifties, Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn't notice a thing. Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely she's not losing her mind after all. But she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.
“Zentangle” is a relaxing art form that employs structured and coordinated patterns as a means of creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art. No drawing ability is necessary to learn how to create a zentangle. In this class we will learn how to make tangle patterns that are used to make zentangle art. Anyone 18 and older may attend. Please register at the Fiction & Beyond desk or call the library at 708-474-2447 x122.
While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with the weather, it refers to storing your data on a remote computer maintained by a third party. Learn about some of the popular cloud storage options available today such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s Sky Drive. Cloud storage allows you to access your files from any location with Internet access, reduces your need for USB flash drives, and with the right cloud solution, allows you to collaborate with colleagues or classmates. This is a lecture presentation. Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
We will be screening one of the hot new releases in the Community Room. No registration is required. However, seating is limited at each screening to 60. For more information on the scheduled titles, please call Fiction and Beyond at 708-474-2447 x122. Friends Book Sale open after the movie until 2 p.m.
Help support our Friends who support the library with purchases that are beyond the library’s budget.
Friends of Lansing Library Book Sales Members Only 9 a.m.-10 a.m. General Public 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friends memberships are available at the door. *Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 * * $5 fill-a-bag sale, open until 2 Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 Special Book Sales After the Monday Movie (end of movie or) 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 8 & Oct. 13 Ongoing book sale near the Fiction & Beyond Desk.
[Grades 4 – 6] Come explore the amazing world of optical illusions. We will be looking at various pictures with unbelievable illusions and also design a fun illusion of our own. Your eyes will be put to test and just might play tricks on you. No sign-up required.
This 45-minute session demonstrates the features in NoveList Plus K-8 designed to make searching for juvenile content more intuitive and reading recommendations easier to obtain – even for the pickiest of your readers. A fantastic class for parents, educators and homeschoolers to learn how to find the next favorite book for your young reader! Your library card gives you free access to Novelist Plus K-8. Webinar presented by Pamela Erickson. Registration required. Limit 15 Lansing cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
[Grades 6-12] We’re trying something new! Come to the library and talk about your favorite anime, draw a picture of your favorite characters, let us know what kind of anime books and movies you’d like at the library! Tell us about awesome cosplay ideas, comic book shops, or just come to meet new people who enjoy anime! No sign-up required.
Come listen to a CUB representative talk about the latest utility updates here in Illinois. This presentation will include topics ranging from how to be energy efficient in your home, how to save on your electric bills, alternative electric suppliers in your area, and Lansing's new electric supplier. CUB will be on hand for Q&A afterwards. Register at the Fiction & Beyond Desk to hear about these important topics! 708-474-2447 ext. 122
Put on your PJs Evening Storytime Alternating Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. [All Ages] in the Activity Room September 10 & 24 October 8 & *October 22 (*Special evening storytime featuring Lynda Torres about Music and Movement) Evening storytime has moved to a new night! Come on by in your jammies with your favorite stuffed animal and listen to a few stories before bed. Of course, bedtime wouldn’t be complete without a small bedtime snack. No sign-up required.
[Grades 6-12] It’s Game Day! Use our Nintendo Wii to challenge your friends at a number of sports with Wii Sports or work together to conquer Super Mario Bros. Wii. If video games aren’t your style, you can best your friends at Connect Four, Uno, and much more! No sign-up required.
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
When the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history.
[Grades 6-12] At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, fourteen thousand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. No sign-up required.