Lansing Public Library
Upcoming Programs & Events
All events are open to the public.
Please consult event description for registration requirements.
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Youth Saturday Morning Movie: Monsters University
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday Morning Movies: Monsters University [All Ages]

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. 
Rated G.  Running Time: 104 minutes.

  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Colorful Pasta Pumpkins
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
[Grades 4-6]
Join in the fun as we make colorful pumpkins out of pasta. You can make a traditional
orange colored pumpkin or let your imagination go wild with an unusual color and design.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Interactive Family Storytime [All Ages]
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Interactive Family Storytime
[All Ages] in the Activity Room
Monday, September 29
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Come ready to read and play as a family.  Stories, crafts, and fun
included. No sign-up required.
 
 

The Sound of Laughter Makes Us Smile
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 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.
 
 

Teen Craft: Candy Craft
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:00 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]
Candy is super-fun by itself.
Why not make it even better by making it into an edible craft!
Stop by and make some fun Halloween-themed candy crafts before the big day! This can even give you ideas of what to with all of your leftover candy!
No sign-up required.
 
 

Community Conversations: Lan-Oak Park District Tax Referendum
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Lansing Public Library presents a new event COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS to address various topics and issues that are relevant to Lansing. The goal is to provide information to Lansing residents.

Join us on the upper level of the library.
Register online or call 708-474-2447 ext 122, or visit the Fiction & Beyond Desk.

"Purls of Wisdom" Knit/Crochet
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:00 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!
 
 

Illinois Rogue’s Gallery: Our Infamous Politicians
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
The stories of now-jailed former Governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich are familiar, but in the history of public corruption in Illinois they represent merely the recent and prominent cases.
According to a University of Illinois-Chicago report, Chicago is the most corrupt city in the United States. Illinois ranks third among states, only outdone by California and New York. Over the years since Illinois achieved statehood, many more evaded prosecution through devious means. Four governors have been found guilty of
corruption and at least one other was acquitted under very suspicious circumstances.
There are many others with colorful records of public service. Chicago Alderman, Paddy Bauler, famously stated “Chicago ain’t ready for reform” when Richard J. Daley first won election as mayor by defeating a good government opponent.
The Illinois Rogue’s Gallery: Our Infamous Politicians looks at all of these shady characters and explores whether Chicago and Illinois will ever be “ready for
reform.”
 
 

Spooktacular Craft
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
[Grades K-5]  If you dare, come by to make a spooky Halloween
craft to get ready for Trick-or-Treating! Drop in any time
between 4:00 and 7:00!
No sign-up required.
 
 

Beginning Family History Classes
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
October is Family History Month!
Beginning Family History Classes
Who are you? Do you really know? The Information and Instruction dept. will be repeating the popular series of Family History classes. There is a 1-week break between the first 3 classes and the last class. Use that time to do some research and bring fresh questions you have formed.

Classes will be demonstration/lecture  using the electronic resources offered at the library, as well as other free resources available to you.
This class is perfect for the person just getting started or just interested in finding out what is involved to research your own family.

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Brick Room, lower level.

October 2: Getting Started.
Introduction to genealogy, what Lansing Library offers, focus on
Ancestry.com and the Census. Covers how the Census forms the framework for your research.
 
October 9: Expanding the Framework.
Using HeritageQuest and Fold3. HeritageQuest offers a
different view of the Census records. Fold3 has military records and some important Chicago resources.
 
October 16: Ancestry Beyond the Basics.
Birth, death, marriage records, immigration and travel records. Using the “card catalog” feature to find more sources.
 
October 30: Beyond Ancestry.
The State of Illinois records, Cook County, City of Chicago. Local
resources such as South Suburban
Genealogical and Historical Society, the Newberry Library, Chicago History Museum and other free resources.
 
 

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!