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)
Saturday, Jun. 24, Drop-In from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
[Kindergarten and up]
Codes are everywhere!  Stop in and see if you can decode our secret messages, and try your hand at coding a tiny, programmable robot! You can even learn how to make your own secret code to communicate with friends!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No sign-up required.
Meets in Community Room.

 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26
The library will be closed all day Monday, June 26, 2017.  The Lunch Bus will still come.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, June 27 at 9:00 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Jun. 26, 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, Jun. 26, All month!
Month of June
Stop in through the month of June to see if you have what it takes to find Waldo as he travels around the Youth section of the Library!
 
Adult Programs & Events
Monday, Jun. 26
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 Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Jun. 26, 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.
 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 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.
Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream: 3306 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL 60438
Monday, Jun. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Come join us for a historical walk down Lansing's downtown area narrated by our tour guide, Paul Schultz. Participants will meet behind Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream: 3306 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL 60438

This is a Lansing Historical Society Program, for additional information contact 708-474-6160
Lansing Historical Society Meetings are open to the public. Sponsored by Lansing Historical Society.
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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!
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 6:00 p.m.
[Grades 3-5]
We are continuing our book club! Stop by anytime in June 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, June 27th to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participate in fun activities! Limited to the first twelve people.
Our pick this month: Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
Meets in the Community Room
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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
 
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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

 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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, Jun. 28, 11:30 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
 
Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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.
Lansing Public Library Stage (Upper Level)
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2:00 p.m.
[All Ages]
Join storyteller Terry Lynch as he tells famous fables to inspire and entertain.  He will then lead the group through the construction of an original fable worthy of retelling to family and friends!  
No sign-up required.
Meet upstairs by the stage!
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Eight week session starting the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 24.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45

 
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Jun. 29, 11:45 a.m.
Eight week session starting the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 24.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45