Lansing Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events

All events are open to the public.
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Library Staff Visits Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale School
Thursday, Dec. 14, Nathan Hale Classes

[Preschool-4th Grade]

Nathan Hale School Book Talks

Nathan Hale School has invited the library to visit their school each month to talk up exciting new books, encourage voting on state award books, and read hilarious stories. Miss Emily has a great time speaking to classes of all ages each month!

Nathan Hale Students Only

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Six week session starting the week of November 6 and ending the week of December 11.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Dec. 14, 11:30 (new earlier time!)
Six week session starting the week of November 6 and ending the week of December 11.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Festival of Lights Exhibit
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Historical Society Holiday Hours

Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours

 

Open Nov. 27 through Jan. 6, 2018

 

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: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: Museum Closed            

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*
Fri., Dec 1 only 5 p.m.-6:30 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.

 

Create your own Jewelry and Jewelry Box
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m.
[18 and Under]

 

We’ll have an amazing selection of beads and charms for kids of all ages to make necklaces and bracelets, as well as plain jewelry boxes for participants to decorate and store their creations in! This is also a fun, personalized gift idea for kids to make for family and friends. Containers will be in fun shapes (such as hearts and circles) and we’ll provide paint, stickers, and other decorations to bedazzle them with.

No sign-up required.
Meets in the Community Room

’Reality Check’ Book Discussion
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Book discussions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
Discuss:
The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford
Meets in the Brick Room.
 
 
Adult Coloring
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Coloring is a wonderful way to take it weasy and create something 'colorful' at the same time. Coloring is an excellent left-right brain activity. It's a great way to meet new pwoplw. And coloring is just a whole lot of fun.
This class is open to anyone 18 or older. No registration required.
Meets in the Community Room
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Library Upper Level
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Staff Door Decorating Contest
Youth Programs & Events
Saturday, Dec. 16
The Month of December
[All ages]

The Youth Department staff will be decorating doors on the lower level of the library! Come on in to vote for your favorite door!
Dead Relatives Society (Genealogy Research Group)
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Come join us to research 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 welcome!

 

Meets in Study Room 2
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.

Meets in the Community Room.
Festival of Lights Exhibit
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Historical Society Holiday Hours

Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours

 

Open Nov. 27 through Jan. 6, 2018

 

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: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: Museum Closed            

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*
Fri., Dec 1 only 5 p.m.-6:30 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.

 

Caroling Singalong
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
[All Ages Family Event]

Community Room

Everyone is welcome to come together in the Community Room to sing Christmas Carols that will be led by live piano music. Light refreshments will be served.

No sign-up required

Winter Wizard Reading Tournament
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Dec. 18

December 4-January 27

[Family Event]

Our second annual Winter Wizard Reading Tournament begins December 4th!
Participants will be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts Houses from Harry Potter and will earn points for their  Houses by reading books. Extra points can be earned by reading recommendations from House Librarians.

Parents are welcome to get sorted too and compete alongside their children.

Stop by the Youth Department desk for more information. Tournament begins December 4 and ends January 27.

The Youth Department will be decorated in the colors of the winning House for the last week of January.

 

Library Staff Visits St. Anthony of Lansing
St. Anthony of Lansing
Monday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The library will visit St. Anthony's the third Monday each month 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. We meet on the second floor. The library brings large print coloring pages, crayons and markers. We enjoy conversation and coloring together.
Family STEAM Nights: DIY Desserts
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

[Grades 3-5]

 

Try your hand at making your own whipped cream! And learn about some “cool” chemical reactions as we make our own ice cream! Yum! This is a family program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No sign-up required.
Meets in the Community Room

Festival of Lights Exhibit
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Dec. 18, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Historical Society Holiday Hours

Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours

 

Open Nov. 27 through Jan. 6, 2018

 

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: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: Museum Closed            

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*
Fri., Dec 1 only 5 p.m.-6:30 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.

 

Bookworm Circle
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m.

[Grades 3-5]

 

Come join our book club!

Stop by anytime in November to pick up your Book Club Kit, complete with the book for you to check out, your membership card, and cool related materials wrapped up and ready to go! Come back Tuesday, December 19 to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participate in fun activities about this book! Limited to the first twelve people.

Our pick this month: Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors by Debbie Dadey

No sign-up required, but attendees must have read the book


Meets in the Community Room

Festival of Lights Exhibit
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Historical Society Holiday Hours

Festival of Lights Exhibit Hours

 

Open Nov. 27 through Jan. 6, 2018

 

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: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: Museum Closed            

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*
Fri., Dec 1 only 5 p.m.-6:30 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.

 

Library Staff Visits TF South
TF South Library
Wednesday, Dec. 20, TF South Lunch Periods

[Grades 9-12]

TF South Library Lunch

If you need a book--or a cool librarian friend--stop by Library Lunch during your lunch period. Librarians from Lansing Public Library will bring a ton of cool, interesting books to check out as well as snacks and lunch delivered from the cafeteria! Woo!

TF South Students Only

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