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 audience:
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Aug. 21, 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.
 
Teen Space (Lower Level)
Monday, Aug. 21, All month! 9:00 a.m.-30 minutes before closing.
Our new teen space will be open all summer long for students going into 6th-12th grade.  You can stop by anytime to chat with your friends, play video games or watch movies.  There will be no formal Teen Movie Days this summer as the room will be open.  All Teen Space activities must end thirty minutes before closing.
 
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m
or call (708) 474-2447.
Microsoft Office Classes
Beginning Tuesday, June 6 we will be offering Microsoft Office Classes.  The classes will be grouped into 4 separate series.  The first three series will focus on specific programs offered in the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite.  The last series will cover special features of Microsoft Office.  Every class in each series builds on the previous class.  It is recommended to attend each class in the series.  Prerequisite for introductory classes: Mouse and Keyboard proficiency.
 
Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:30 to 7:30 pm in Study Room 2, upper level. 
Registration is required and will open one week before the date of the class. Limit 5
 
 
Word 2013
June 6                          Introduction to Word 2013
June 13                        Text & Pictures
June 20                        What’s Your Style--Learning to Work with Styles & Themes
 
PowerPoint 2013
June 27           Introduction to PowerPoint 2013
July 11             Playing with Audio, Videos, Transitions & Animations
 
Excel 2013
July 18             Intro to Excel 2013
July 25             Formulas & Functions
August 1          Analyzing Data in Excel
August 8          Using Pivot Tables
 
Microsoft Office 2013 Special Features
August 15        Microsoft Office: Across the Board--Features found in Excel, Word, &
                       PowerPoint
August 22        Microsoft Office: Working Together
 
Lansing Public Library Stage (Upper Level)
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
2017 is a reassessment year, meaning that property values will probably increase.  Our goal is to explain the reassessment process, contesting of new values (filing of tax appeals with the cook county assessor’s office and the board of review) also informing taxpayers of tax saving exemptions they might qualify for.  We might have a rep. there to speak on property after death (waiting for his schedule).
Erfert Park (18800 Burnham Ave.)
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Love to read?  Love to talk?  Want to walk?  Join our walking book club.  Every Wednesday, starting th second book walk & talk August 9, we will meet at Erfert Park (18800 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438) at 8:30 am for Half Walk/ Half Talk book club meeting. 
We will be blending three essential elements for brain health: mental, physical, and social activity.  The first 30 minutes we will enjoy a brisk walk along the path.  Then, while we cool down, we will participate in a lively discussion on a specific section of the book. 
Each book will be broken into four sections and we will discuss one section each week.  Starting August 2 you will be able to check out the book and pick up a reading schedule at the Circulation Desk.  
 
Library Upper Level
Friday, Aug. 25, 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, Aug. 26, Drop-In from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
[Ages 8 and Under]
Squishy, powdery, flakey, wet, hard, soft, squelchy, and down right interesting! Our sensory bins will be full of new things to touch, squish, and experiment with every week.
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room. Drop-In from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10
Saturday, July 8
Saturday, August 26
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Aug. 28, 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.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Aug. 28, 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.
Erfert Park (18800 Burnham Ave.)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Love to read?  Love to talk?  Want to walk?  Join our walking book club.  Every Wednesday, starting th second book walk & talk August 9, we will meet at Erfert Park (18800 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438) at 8:30 am for Half Walk/ Half Talk book club meeting. 
We will be blending three essential elements for brain health: mental, physical, and social activity.  The first 30 minutes we will enjoy a brisk walk along the path.  Then, while we cool down, we will participate in a lively discussion on a specific section of the book. 
Each book will be broken into four sections and we will discuss one section each week.  Starting August 2 you will be able to check out the book and pick up a reading schedule at the Circulation Desk.  
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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
Friday, Sep. 1
[Age 18 and under]
Use your imagination to design an awesome bookmark for us to give out! Come get your blank bookmark canvas at the Youth desk. Turn it in by September 20th, then our library staff will vote which one will be printed and handed out to everyone who comes into the library!
 
Youth Programs & Events
Saturday, Sep. 2
[Age 18 and under]
Use your imagination to design an awesome bookmark for us to give out! Come get your blank bookmark canvas at the Youth desk. Turn it in by September 20th, then our library staff will vote which one will be printed and handed out to everyone who comes into the library!
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Sep. 2, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.

Meets in the Community Room.
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Sep. 4, 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.
 
Library Upper Level
Monday, Sep. 4, 9:30 a.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 upstairs at the Lansing Public Library at 9:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. bring your scissors and any coupons you may have
Library Upper Level
Monday, Sep. 4, 6:00 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 upstairs at the Lansing Public Library at 9:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. bring your scissors and any coupons you may have
Youth Programs & Events
Tuesday, Sep. 5
[Age 18 and under]
Use your imagination to design an awesome bookmark for us to give out! Come get your blank bookmark canvas at the Youth desk. Turn it in by September 20th, then our library staff will vote which one will be printed and handed out to everyone who comes into the library!
 
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Sep. 6
[Age 18 and under]
Use your imagination to design an awesome bookmark for us to give out! Come get your blank bookmark canvas at the Youth desk. Turn it in by September 20th, then our library staff will vote which one will be printed and handed out to everyone who comes into the library!
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
or call (708) 474-2447.
This is an educational workshop presented by Stacey Weathers. Seniors will learn the basics of Medicare and what resources are available to them in their community.

Meets in the Community Room.