Lansing Public Library
Upcoming Programs & Events
All events are open to the public.
Please consult event description for registration requirements.
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Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.

Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos. with caregiver): Mondays @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos. with caregiver): Mondays @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Tween Movie: Haunted Mansion
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.
[Grades 4 – 6]
Haunted Mansion is a family friendly mix of comedy and chills. Jim Evers (Eddie
Murphy) is a real estate agent whose latest project is to find a buyer for a huge but dilapidated old house in New Orleans.
However, when Evers visits the property with his family, he discovers it's already inhabited by 999 ghosts, none of whom are interested in sharing the space. As the spirits make their displeasure known, Evers and his family try to shoo them away with the help of an eccentric medium named Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). Rated PG.  Running Time: 88 minutes. No sign-up required.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

‘Murder & Mayhem’ Book Discussion: Open Season by C.J. Box
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11:00 a.m.
Open Season by C.J. Box
Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden is far from popular. When Joe finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in. Come and find out the reason as we discuss the 1st book in the Joe Pickett series.
 
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
[Grades 3-8]
Greg Heffley is back! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will be released November 4.  Come get in the spirit with games, crafts and activities all based on everyone’s favorite Wimpy Kid.  Make your own “wimpy family” mask, a journal for the new school year, make your own comic and more!
No sign-up required.
 
 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m.

[Grades 6-12] Are you in grades 6-12? Are you a teen?  Do you like your library? Want your voice to be heard? Then this is the meeting for you! Let us know what kinds of programs you’d like to see, what kinds of books you wish we had, anything you would like us to improve in the Teen Services area!  No sign-up required.
 
 

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos. with caregiver): Wednesday @ 10:30 & 11:30

 

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos. with caregiver): Wednesday @ 10:30 & 11:30
 

Music and Movement
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
[All Ages]
Music and movement provides an opportunity to strengthen a child’s gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills, listening skills and more. It’s learning made fun! So join Lynda Torres from District 158 for a great time! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move during this high energy activity. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults should be ready to move too. No sign-up required.
 
Parents & Grandparents: Bring your kids!

Word 2010: Beyond the Basics
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
For those who have the basics, but want to learn some additional features of Word.
Registration required, limit 10 Lansing
cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
 
 

Illinois Rogue’s Gallery: Our Infamous Politicians
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 23, 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.”
 
 

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays @ 10:30 & 11:45
 

 

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 23, 11:45 a.m.
Morning Storytime
Six week session starting the week of September 15 and
ending the week of October 20. Meets in the Activity Room, no sign-up required.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays @ 10:30 & 11:45
 
 

Teen Movie Night: Halloween Movie Throwback - Little Shop of Horrors
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:00 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]
Nerdy Seymour Krelbourn, works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row in this musical. While his boss bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop---and himself---fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger street vendor, naming it after a girl he likes, Audrey.  Gradually,
Seymour learns that the plant, named Audrey II, craves blood and flesh. With each one of Audrey II’s “Feed Mees”, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant’s appetite.  Rated PG-13. 
Running time: 88 minutes 
No sign-up required.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

"Purls of Wisdom" Knit/Crochet
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Friday, Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets at the library.  Bring your own supplies. Beginners always welcome!
 
 

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.