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 event type:
Library Upper Level
Friday, Sep. 22, 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.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Sep. 23, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
[Kindergarten and up]
Community Room
Stop by and learn about what makes things sink and what makes them float. Try your hand at making aquatic contraptions! Use different materials and see what you can create, and take your creations home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No sign-up required.
 
Library Television Screens
Monday, Sep. 25
[All Ages]
Monday, September 25 through Saturday, September 30

From the moment books were invented, people were trying to control who had access to certain books. Public Libraries are strongly opposed to all forms of censorship, and so we take one week a year to specifically
celebrate those books which have been stifled, hidden, burned, and banned. We will have a display showcasing books from classics like Huck Finn to children's books like Harry Potter or Captain Underpants. We will list the
objections people had to these books being on library and school shelves and let you decide for yourself whether to shun them or embrace them. Books displayed will be available for checkout for you rebels.
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Sep. 25, All month!
[Preschool]
Children’s Circulation Desk
Reading is incredibly important for developing language and vocabulary in young children. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a campaign to encourage children and parents to share 1,000 books before kids enter kindergarten. Come to the desk to get your record sheet and start reading! Every 100 books earns you a prize in addition to the big prize at the end of all 1,000!
No sign-up required.
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Sep. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of September 11 and ending the week of October 23.
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 25, 11:00 a.m.
July 24 & August 28,
September 25 & October 23.
Movie titles are posted on the Library bulletin boards.
Meets in the Community Room.
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Public Library.
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Sep. 25, 11:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of September 11 and ending the week of October 23.
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Historic Ford Hangar at Lansing Airport. Address: 19507-19539 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:00 p.m.
All meetings of the Lansing Historical Society are open to the public and are on the fourth Monday of most months.

**This event takes place at the Historic Ford Hangar at Lansing Airport **Address: 19507-19539 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438

Tom Luberda, Vietnam vet and one of the founders of the memorial, will give us the story of how this Lansing icon came to be. Learn about the artists involved and the symbolism of each element that helps us remember the men and women who fought and died for our freedom. Sponsored by Lansing Historical Society.
Library Television Screens
Tuesday, Sep. 26
[All Ages]
Monday, September 25 through Saturday, September 30

From the moment books were invented, people were trying to control who had access to certain books. Public Libraries are strongly opposed to all forms of censorship, and so we take one week a year to specifically
celebrate those books which have been stifled, hidden, burned, and banned. We will have a display showcasing books from classics like Huck Finn to children's books like Harry Potter or Captain Underpants. We will list the
objections people had to these books being on library and school shelves and let you decide for yourself whether to shun them or embrace them. Books displayed will be available for checkout for you rebels.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:00 p.m.
[Grades 3-5]
Community Room
Come join our book club while we meet during Banned Book Week! Stop by anytime in August and September 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, September 26 to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participate in fun activities about this banned book! Limited to the first twelve people.
Our pick this month: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
No sign-up required, but attendees must have read the book.
 
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m
Microsoft Office 2013 Introductory Series
New to Microsoft Office?  Get a brief introduction to the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Learn how to work with text in Word, set up formulas in Excel, create a presentation in PowerPoint, and so much more.   Prerequisite for class: Mouse and Keyboard proficiency.  Registration is required and will open one week before the date of the class. 
Limit 5

Meets in Study Room 2, upper level.
 
 
Library Television Screens
Wednesday, Sep. 27
[All Ages]
Monday, September 25 through Saturday, September 30

From the moment books were invented, people were trying to control who had access to certain books. Public Libraries are strongly opposed to all forms of censorship, and so we take one week a year to specifically
celebrate those books which have been stifled, hidden, burned, and banned. We will have a display showcasing books from classics like Huck Finn to children's books like Harry Potter or Captain Underpants. We will list the
objections people had to these books being on library and school shelves and let you decide for yourself whether to shun them or embrace them. Books displayed will be available for checkout for you rebels.
 
Library Upper Level
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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.
 
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of September 11 and ending the week of October 23.
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesday at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Come express yourself at one of the best-kept secrets of our active adult/senior programming! On the last Wednesday of each month, this group will meet at the Lansing Public Library as a friendly discussion group. Meet other local community members and engage in friendly discussions about current events. Stay in touch with the ‘cutting edge’ and be part of stimulating conversation! Light refreshments will be provided.
Meets in the Community Room
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of September 11 and ending the week of October 23.
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesday at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 6:00 p.m.
[All Ages, 18 and under]
Join us in making a batch of acorn cookies! This fun baking craft will have your hands sticky and your mouth watering at all the delicious treats. Can be made with or without peanut products.
No sign-up required.
Alert: Peanut products will be present!

Meets in the Community Room

 
Library Television Screens
Thursday, Sep. 28
[All Ages]
Monday, September 25 through Saturday, September 30

From the moment books were invented, people were trying to control who had access to certain books. Public Libraries are strongly opposed to all forms of censorship, and so we take one week a year to specifically
celebrate those books which have been stifled, hidden, burned, and banned. We will have a display showcasing books from classics like Huck Finn to children's books like Harry Potter or Captain Underpants. We will list the
objections people had to these books being on library and school shelves and let you decide for yourself whether to shun them or embrace them. Books displayed will be available for checkout for you rebels.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
or call (708) 474-2447.
Presented by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association.

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
We will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Registration is required. Age 18 & up.
This program is 1.5 hours, which includes time for questions and answers.

Meets in the Community Room.
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Sep. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of September 11 and ending the week of October 23.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45