Lansing Public Library
Upcoming Programs & Events
All events are open to the public.
(R)=Registration required. May be canceled if fails to meet minimum number.
(P)=Registration preferred. May be canceled if fails to meet minimum number.
($)=Fee or deposit required. May be canceled if fails to meet minimum number.
Limit by location:  Limit by audience:  
“Inside Cuba” by Libby Hellmann
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m.
In addition to going to Cuba, Author Libby Hellmann did extensive research on the country and its history. This one hour PowerPoint presentation includes many of the author’s own photos, goes beyond today’s rhetoric and will deepen understanding of our neighbor only 90 miles away from the nation’s southeastern border.

Teen Movie Night: The Amazing Spider-Man
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Apr. 24, 4:00 p.m.
[Grades 6 and up]

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former
partner. Running time:
136 minutes. Rated PG-13
No sign-up required.
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Friday, Apr. 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets at the library.  Bring your own supplies. Beginners always welcome!

Dead Relatives
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Saturday, Apr. 26, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Saturdays: April 26 & May 24
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
in the Conference Room

Come join us to start researching your family tree. We will make the room and resources available. This will be a time when everyone can gather in one place and research with the assistance of library staff. You can also share with your fellow
researchers.  While you can use the resources any time the library is open, this will be a time when you can work undisturbed, and have a staff member handy to help you. Instead of trying for staff attention, someone will be there in the room,
available to answer your questions.
Beginners are welcome.

Beginning Temari (Registration required-Limit 12)
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Apr. 26, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Temari are embroidered thread balls. Making Temari is a folk craft from Japan. They are often made by mothers to give to their daughters on special occasions.  The patterns are often geometrical, reflecting the unique challenges of stitching on a sphere. 
    The class will make a simple temari with bands. The mari (thread ball) will be provided along with the needle needed, metallic thread, and paper strips and pins to mark the ball. Please bring 3 coordinating skeins of Pearl #5 (available at JoAnn’s and Michaels) in colors you love to complete the stitching. Making temari will be
demonstrated, and materials demonstrated and discussed. 

This class will be challenging for people who have not done needlework in the past, but if you have done cross stitch, needlepoint, or crewel work (or even if you can hem pants) you should be able to complete the project successfully. 
Class size limited to 12. You must have your materials with you.
Registration required.

Poetry Contest: Grades 1-12
Lansing Public Library
Sunday, Apr. 27,
[Grades 1-12]
April is National Poetry Month.  Throughout the month of April, poets in grades 1-12 are invited to enter their masterpieces in our Poetry Contest.  A winner will be chosen by grade and the winning entries will be posted in the library.  All entries must be received by April 30. 

Try your hand at rhymes, haikus, limericks, or even iambic pentameter.  Who knows, you just might be the next Shakespeare or Dickinson!

Bunny Scavenger Hunt
Youth Programs & Events
Sunday, Apr. 27,
April 1-30
[Grades 4-6]
A bunny scavenger hunt will be going on all month in April.

Art Club (R)
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Apr. 28, 5:00 p.m.
Mondays: April 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 5:00 p.m.
[Grade 4 and up]
In four sessions, children will learn about primary and secondary colors, shading and fine lines.  Participants will also create a geometric art collage and a 3D abstract.  Supplies will be provided however patrons are welcome to bring their own
pencils or coloring pencils.
Registration required, limit 12 per class.

Historical Society: 60th Anniversary of the 1954 Centennial
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Apr. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Come by for a sentimental evening remembering Lansing's 1954 centennial celebration, when the town returned to its roots.

Hosted by the Lansing Historical Society, open to the public.

The Sound of Laughter Makes Us Smile
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: April 29 & May 27 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Learn to laugh with Tanaz Bamboat.  All you need to bring is yourself.  Laugh for the health of it and feel the difference in just one session. Tanaz Bamboat is a certified Laughter Yoga teacher. (No poses only the breathing of yoga). Burn calories, relieve stress and have fun at the same time. Try laughter yoga, it will have you laughing to spring.