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:
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Jul. 21, Drop-In from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
[Grades 3 and under]

Drop in and explore our room of imagination. Forts? Rocket ships? Restaurants and alien landscapes? Kids can create their own play space with cardboard boxes, tape, and a couple of surprises! What will you create?
Presented in collaboration with Pop-Up Adventure Play.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room
Fridays, June 9 through July 21
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Jul. 21, 10:00 a.m.
If you like to color or just need to sit back and relax, this class is for you. Join us in coloring away the “blues”, the “reds” and the “pinks”. Coloring is a wonderful way to take it easy and create something “colorful” at the same time. This class is open to anyone 18 or older. No registration required.

Meets in the Community Room
Lansing Public Library
Friday, Jul. 21, 11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
The Lunch Bus is a mobile meals program that distributes nutritious lunches to youth under 18 years old in priority Cook County communities during the summer months.

The Lunch Bus will provide cold lunches at  Lansing Public Library between Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, August 182017. The Greater Chicago Food Depository AmeriCorps members and volunteers will distribute lunches at the library from 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Monday through Friday.

The bus will be located by the rear parking lot on School Street.
Lunches must be consumed on-site. 

Please note, the Lunch Bus will not operate on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Sponsored by Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Jul. 22, Drop-In from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
[Kindergarten and up]
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? Are you curious about how a TV remote works? Come on in and take apart a variety of appliances and see what’s inside! Don’t worry, we won't make you put them back together!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No sign-up required.
Meets in Community Room.

 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Jul. 24, June 5-August 5 during library hours
June 5 - August 5, 2017
[All Ages]
It’s time for the 5th Annual MultiLibrary Geocaching Competition!  Beginning Monday, June 5th, Library patrons will be invited to use clues and geographic coordinates to find hidden geocaches at participating area libraries. For each cache you find at a participating library, you earn a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win a $25 VISA Gift Card. 
To be eligible for the prize drawing, your library card must be in good standing. All ages welcome! Register and obtain your official clue card at the Information Desk starting June 5th. The competition ends Saturday, August 5th, so let the adventure begin!
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Jul. 24, 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, Jul. 24, All month!
Month of July
[All ages]
Turn reading into an exciting game with the help of this bookshelf scavenger hunt. Stop into the library throughout the month of July and get your scavenger hunt materials!
 
Adult Programs & Events
Monday, Jul. 24
The Adult Summer Reading theme is “Reading by Design”. 
This event begins June 5 – July 24, 2016.
How do you register for the summer reading event?
  1. Stop by the Info Desk, pick up your reading log.
  2. Choose a title from the reading jar.
  3. After you read the book. Bring your reading log to the Info Desk.
  4. You will receive a small gift and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Reading By Design tote bag.
  5. Choose another title from the reading jar.
This event is open to anyone 18 and older.
Winners for the tote bag will be announced on July 28, 2017.
 
Celebrate the end of summer reading at the Ice Cream Social for all participants on
Thursday July 27 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 
Teen Space (Lower Level)
Monday, Jul. 24, 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.
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Jul. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Eight week session starting the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 24.
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Jul. 24, 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, Jul. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Eight week session starting the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 24.
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Jul. 24, 11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
The Lunch Bus is a mobile meals program that distributes nutritious lunches to youth under 18 years old in priority Cook County communities during the summer months.

The Lunch Bus will provide cold lunches at  Lansing Public Library between Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, August 182017. The Greater Chicago Food Depository AmeriCorps members and volunteers will distribute lunches at the library from 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Monday through Friday.

The bus will be located by the rear parking lot on School Street.
Lunches must be consumed on-site. 

Please note, the Lunch Bus will not operate on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Sponsored by Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Teen Space (Lower Level)
Monday, Jul. 24, 2:00 p.m.


[Grades 9-12]

With eighteen titles to choose from for the regular English classes, you might feel a bit overwhelmed.  Come by and get help choosing a book or share with everyone which book you read.  Honors and AP students are welcome to join in the discussion as well.
No sign-up required.
Meets in the Teen Room
Monday, July 24 @ 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
The Lunch Bus is a mobile meals program that distributes nutritious lunches to youth under 18 years old in priority Cook County communities during the summer months.

The Lunch Bus will provide cold lunches at  Lansing Public Library between Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, August 182017. The Greater Chicago Food Depository AmeriCorps members and volunteers will distribute lunches at the library from 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Monday through Friday.

The bus will be located by the rear parking lot on School Street.
Lunches must be consumed on-site. 

Please note, the Lunch Bus will not operate on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Sponsored by Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2:00 p.m.
[All Ages, 18 and under]
Community Room
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Beat the heat for a couple hours and come by to watch a movie.  Titles will be posted in the library.  Popcorn will be provided.
No sign-up required.
Meets in the Community Room on June 6, 13, 20, & 27 and

July 11, 18, & 25 (Library closed on July 4)
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00 p.m.
[Grades 3-5]

Come join our book club! Stop by anytime in July to pick up your Book Club Kit, complete with this month’s book for you to check out, your membership card, and cool related materials wrapped up and ready to go! Come back Tuesday, July 25th to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participate in fun activities! Limited to the first twelve people.

Our pick this month: Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

Meets in the Community Room

 
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
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
 
Erfert Park (18800 Burnham Ave.)
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 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 July 12, 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 July 5 you will be able to check out the book and pick up a reading schedule at the Circulation Desk.  
 
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Eight week session starting the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 24.
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesday at 10:30 & 11:30