Lansing Public Library
Upcoming Programs & Events
All events are open to the public.
Please consult event description for registration requirements.
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NANOWRIMO
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 1,
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
Saturday, Nov. 1,
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
Saturday, Nov. 1,
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
Saturday, Nov. 1,
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
Saturday, Nov. 1,

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!
 

Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age 18 & up.
 
 

Lego Day
Youth Programs & Events
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m.
[All Ages]
We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination!  All completed projects will be
displayed in the ITI department.
No sign up required.
 
 

NANOWRIMO
Lansing Public Library
Sunday, Nov. 2,
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. 2,
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. 2,
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. 2,
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. 2,

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!
 

Free @ Your Library: Start, Manage & Grow Your Business using ReferenceUSA
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Nov. 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. 
 
Start, Manage & Grow Your Business using ReferenceUSA
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include: name search for business, locate hard to find vendors, find investors, network with other businesses in your area, understand community demographics, survey locations for expansion and more.  Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders.
  Sponsored by ReferenceUSA, presented by ReferenceUSA training experts..

Penguin Craft
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
[Grades 4 – 6]
Make a “cool” penguin just in time for the new movie release Penguins of
Madagascar
. We will also learn interesting facts and see unique pictures of the country Madagascar.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Coupon Cutting
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 3, 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
 
 

Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA webinar series
Learn how to effectively use this powerful tool for your various needs. 
 
ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in the purchase preference of a community will find this data both interesting and informative.  Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders. Sponsored by ReferenceUSA, presented by ReferenceUSA training experts..

Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA Big Data & Mapping
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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. 
 
ReferenceUSA Big Data & Mapping
Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, Reference USA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. Great for understanding how locations relate to each other or seeing densities within a specific area, the ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders. Sponsored by ReferenceUSA, presented by ReferenceUSA training experts..

Fall Leaf Wreath Craft
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 4:00 p.m.
[Grades K-5]
The crisp air and crunchy leaves are one of the best things about fall! For this craft, kids (with a grown-up) will take a walk outside the library to find the best leaves they can. Then we will come inside and learn how to make a wreath with the leaves! In the case of inclement weather, we will make our own leaves inside.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Free @ Your Library: ReferenceUSA webinar series
Learn how to effectively use this powerful tool for your various needs. 
 
ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data
One of the essential requirements for planning for the future is to understand the past. ReferenceUSA has been compiling Business and Consumer data for many years and this data has been available in file format for advanced research projects. In response to the increased interest in accessing historical business information,
ReferenceUSA has developed an innovative online tool for users to connect to powerful information that presents a vivid picture of what the business landscape looked like in a given area at a given point in time. Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders. Sponsored by ReferenceUSA, presented by ReferenceUSA training experts..