Lansing Public Library
Upcoming Programs & Events
All events are open to the public.
Please consult event description for registration requirements.
Limit by location:  Limit by audience:  
 
Word 2010: Beyond the Basics
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Friday, Nov. 28, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
For those who have the basics, but want to learn some additional features of Word.
Registration required, limit 10 Lansing
cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
 
 

Historical Society Holiday Hours
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Nov. 29, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours
Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, 2014
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Museum Closed            
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times, contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497

Food For Fines
Lansing Public Library
Sunday, Nov. 30,
November 24-December 31, 2014.
Bring in a non-perishable item and we will waive $1.00 in fines! Limit $20 in waived fines.
Collected items will be donated to the Lansing Food Pantry.
*Offer does not apply to Collection Agency Fees, SWAN fees, or lost reciprocal or ILL items.
 
 

NANOWRIMO
Lansing Public Library
Sunday, Nov. 30,
National Novel Writing Month is taking place in November 2014. Come in to the library at any time this month and work on your masterpiece. Additionally, there are books covering a wide range of writing topics, from character development and scene construction, to formatting and editing for publication. You might want to join the Calumet River Creative Writers Group who meet on the first and third Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room each month. Join us and write that novel in 30 days!

Learn more at http://nanowrimo.org
 

“Hunger Games” Trivia Contest
Teen Programs & Events
Sunday, Nov. 30,
The Month of November
[Grades 6-12]
Think you know everything about the Hunger Games books and movies? Pick up a trivia sheet at the Teen Desk.  Answer the questions, turn the sheet back in for your chance to win some neat Hunger Games themed prizes!
No sign-up required.
 

Book Fortune Teller
Youth Programs & Events
Sunday, Nov. 30,
Month of November
[Grades K-5]
Let us decide your reading fate! During the month of November, check out our neat book fortune teller that will predict your next book selection. If you make your fortune come true, show the book and the fortune to a librarian and you will receive a prize!
 

Feed the Turkey
Youth Programs & Events
Sunday, Nov. 30,
The Month of November
[All Ages]
Drop in to feed our library turkey with thankful thoughts in the month of
November. Simply write down what you are thankful for on a colorful hand
template or feel free to trace your own.  Then add to the turkey feathers. Let’s see how big it grows!
 
 

Name Our Elf
Youth Programs & Events
Sunday, Nov. 30,

The Month of November
[All Ages]
We are expecting a Special Delivery from the North Pole! Our elf friend is coming to stay with us for the month of December. But what is an elf without a name? We need your help to decide the perfect name! Submit your ideas any time in November at the ITI desk and we will choose the best one!
 

Elf on the Library Shelf
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 1,
The Month of December
[All ages]
Santa told us that he is sending a little elf to see what the kids at Lansing Public Library are reading in December!
Of course, elves are known for causing mischief and our elf won’t be any
different. Come in any time in December to see what our elf is up to. Will she be hiding in the stacks? Stealing staff members snacks? Playing video games? Messing with our displays? There is only one way to find out- come visit her!
 
 

Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Four week session starting the week of November 23 and
ending the week of December 15.  Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos. with caregiver): Mondays @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Four week session starting the week of November 23 and
ending the week of December 15.  Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos. with caregiver): Mondays @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Historical Society Holiday Hours
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours
Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, 2014
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Museum Closed            
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times, contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497

Coupon Cutting
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is cutting and sorting coupons for our military families overseas. The coupons can be used 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary.
Join us on the first Monday of every month at the Lansing Public Library in the Community Room.
We meet 9:30 a.m. – Noon and
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bring your scissors and any coupons you may have. Questions call
Pat Leck 708-323-5232
 
 

Coupon Cutting
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is cutting and sorting coupons for our military families overseas. The coupons can be used 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary.

Join us on the first Monday of every month at the Lansing Public Library in the Community Room.
We meet 9:30 a.m. – Noon and
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bring your scissors and any coupons you may have. Questions call
Pat Leck 708-323-5232
 
 

Drop in craft: Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cone
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
[Grades 4 and up]
Nothing is better than a hot cup of cocoa on a cold winter day. Drop in to make a cocoa reindeer treat to enjoy at home around the holidays.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Teen Game Day
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 5:00 p.m.
[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.
 
 

Historical Society Holiday Hours
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours
Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, 2014
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Museum Closed            
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times, contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Four week session starting the week of November 23 and
ending the week of December 15. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos. with caregiver): Wednesday @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Four week session starting the week of November 23 and
ending the week of December 15. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos. with caregiver): Wednesday @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Free @ Your Library: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA webinar series
Learn how to effectively use this powerful tool for your various needs. 
 
Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA
Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of
references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and
preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research.  Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders.
 

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