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:  
 
Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Overdrive’s Di
Visit the Digital Bookmobile in front of the library to learn more about content you can download to your device or computer!
The Sound of Laughter Makes Us Smile
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
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 all summer.
 

Chicken Little Tuesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. Rated G. Running Time: 81 minutes.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2 pm
Kids Movie Day
[Grade 5 and below]
in the Community Room
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
No sign up required.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Evening Storytime Milk & Cookies Family Storytime [All Ages] in the Activity Room
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 6:30-7:30 pm
Wear your pajamas and bring your
favorite stuffed animal!
 
 

Ice Cream Social
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 12:30-3:00pm
Summer Reading is coming to a close.  Stop by and celebrate with us by making your own Ice Cream Sundae!
No sign up required.
 
 

Butterflies at the Library
Lansing Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 31,
Be sure to visit the library often this summer to see our caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies! Our caterpillars will arrive near the start of July and will be with us for just a few weeks until we release the butterflies outside. We hope that you stop by to read our journal of their growth and leave a message for our emergent butterflies!
 

Who Let the Dogs Out?
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Jul. 31, 4-5:30 pm
It's all fun and games during this event. We will be playing Simon Says, or should I say, Dog Trainer Says! Also, we will have a barking competition and play Cat, Cat, Dog!
No sign up required.
 
 

“Purls of Wisdom”
Lansing Public Library
Friday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets at the library.  Bring your own supplies. Beginners always
welcome!
 
 

Lego Day
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Aug. 1, 2:30-3:30pm
We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination!  All completed projects will be displayed for a week in the ITI department. No sign up required.
 
 

National Teen Library Lock-In [Ages 13-18]
Lansing Public Library
Friday, Aug. 1, 8 pm
You are invited to the first ever multi-library lock-in! Different libraries in Illinois, Alaska, California, South Carolina, and more will all be hosting a lock-in at the same time on the same day!  Join us to Skype with teens from around the country, participate in video game competitions, and chat via Skype with a special guest author. 
Permission slips are required. See the Teen Desk for more information.
Sign-up and a permission slip are required!
 
 

Pet Food for Fines!
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 2,
Bring in non-perishable dog and cat food or treats for donation to the
Humane Society and get fines waived from your Lansing Library card account.  One item = $1 waived. 
Exceptions may apply.
 
 

Rocket Around Town!
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 2,
Rocket is going to be hiding in different Lansing businesses all summer long.  Stop by the library and get the first clue and a record sheet.  Once you find Rocket, get a sticker from the business for your record sheet and follow the clue to find him the following week.  If you find Rocket every week, come back to the library to enter to win a Rocket of your very own!
 

Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Aug. 2, 10-12:30 pm
Age 18 & up.
Meet, greet, talk, eat, with members of your local Writers Group.
Light refreshments & coffee will be served.
 
  Sponsored by Calumet River Creative Writers Group .

Lansing Library’s App
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 pm
Learn how to use Bookmyne, the Lansing Library app that lets you search for items, place holds, or renew on the go from your iPad, Android tablet or smartphone.
Please bring your device and know your account
information for downloading apps, and bring your library card. Registration required.  Limit 10
Lansing cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room
 

National Teen Library Lock-In [Ages 13-18]
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 am
You are invited to the first ever multi-library lock-in! Different libraries in Illinois, Alaska, California, South Carolina, and more will all be hosting a lock-in at the same time on the same day!  Join us to Skype with teens from around the country, participate in video game competitions, and chat via Skype with a special guest author. 
Permission slips are required. See the Teen Desk for more information.
Sign-up and a permission slip are required!
 
 

Where Do Your Paws Take You?  
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Aug. 4,
This summer, we are having a photo contest to find the most unique and awesome place to read! Going on vacation and happen to read someplace cool? Do you love reading at the zoo near the zebras? Wherever your paws take you, snap a picture of it and we will hang it up the library! We will choose a winner, so stop in to drop off a picture or email a picture to natalie.lansingpl@gmail.com and be sure to include your phone number!
We look forward to seeing all of the places you will read this summer!
 
 

Military Coupons
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Aug. 4, 9:30-12pm & 6-7:30pm
Join us the First Monday of Every Month.

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.

Bring your scissors and any coupons you may have. Questions call
Pat Leck 708-323-5232
 
  Sponsored by The Lansing Buisness women’s Association.

“Purls of Wisdom”
Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets at the library.  Bring your own supplies. Beginners always
welcome!
 
 

‘Avid Reads’ Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6:30 pm
Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
 
 

Make It:
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:00 pm
Have you seen the pretty little hanging jar lanterns that people hang in their gardens? Join us for a Make It session and learn how to make one. Once you make one, you will want to make more. Open to anyone 18 or older. Materials you will need to bring with you: a clean jar & needle nose pliers, if you have them. Please register.
Class is limited to 12.