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:  
 
Do It Yourself Magic Show
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

[Grades K-5]
Come and find your inner magician.  We will take turns learning and performing magic tricks in this fun DIY Magic Show!  It will be a magical, good time. No sign-up required.
 
 

Avid Reads Book Discussion: Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray
A mom in her early fifties, Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn't notice a thing. Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely she's not losing her mind after all. But she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.   
 
 

"Purls of Wisdom" Knit/Crochet
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 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!
 
 

Introduction to Excel 2010
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Sep. 4, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
In this class we will explore the basics of Excel including simple formulas and
functions.

Registration required, limit 10 Lansing
cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by I&I]

 
 

Make It
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Sep. 5, 10:00 a.m.
“Zentangle” is a relaxing art form that employs structured and coordinated patterns as a means of creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art. No drawing ability is necessary to learn how to create a zentangle. In this class we will learn how to make tangle patterns that are used to make zentangle art. Anyone 18 and older may attend.
Please register at the Fiction & Beyond desk or call the library at 708-474-2447 x122. 

This class is limited to 12.
 
 

Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Sep. 6, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age 18 & up.
 
 

Cloud Storage & Collaboration
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Sep. 6, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with the weather, it refers to storing your data on a remote computer maintained by a third party. Learn about some of the popular cloud storage options available today such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s Sky Drive. Cloud storage allows you to access your files from any location with Internet access, reduces your need for USB flash drives, and with the right cloud solution, allows you to collaborate with colleagues or classmates. 
This is a lecture presentation.
Registration required, limit 10 Lansing cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
 

Lego Day
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Sep. 6, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Sept. 6 & Oct. 11 from 2:00 – 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.
 
 

National Library Card Month
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Sep. 8,
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!  Discover the Magic of your Library Card!  Kids who show the librarians their cards will get a special prize!
 
 

Monday Morning Movies
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 8, 11:00 a.m.
We will be screening one of the hot new releases in the Community Room. No registration is required.  However, seating is limited at each screening to 60. For more information on the scheduled titles, please call Fiction and Beyond at 708-474-2447 x122.
Friends Book Sale open after the movie until 2 p.m.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

Book Sale
Book Sale Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Sep. 8, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Help support our Friends who support the library with
purchases that are beyond the library’s budget.
 
Friends of Lansing Library
Book Sales
Members Only 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
General Public
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends memberships are
available at the door.
*Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 *
* $5 fill-a-bag sale, open until 2
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Special Book Sales After the Monday Movie
(end of movie or) 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Sept. 8 & Oct. 13
Ongoing book sale near the
Fiction & Beyond Desk.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

“Now You See It, Now You Don’t”
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 8, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
[Grades 4 – 6]
Come explore the amazing world of optical illusions.  We will be looking at various pictures with unbelievable illusions and also design a fun illusion of our own. Your eyes will be put to test and just might play tricks on you.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Friends Meeting
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Friends Meetings are held every other month. Upcoming meeting: Sept. 8 @ 6:30 p.m. 
If you are a member, you may attend any meeting.
 
 

Novelist Plus K-8
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
This 45-minute session demonstrates the features in NoveList Plus K-8 designed to make searching for juvenile content more intuitive and reading recommendations easier to obtain – even for the pickiest of your readers. A fantastic class for parents, educators and homeschoolers to learn how to find the next favorite book for your young reader! Your library card gives you free access to Novelist Plus K-8. Webinar
presented by Pamela Erickson. Registration required. Limit 15 Lansing cardholders. Meets in the Brick Room, lower level. [Offered by IT]
 

Anime Club
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 5:00 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]
We’re trying something new! Come to the library and talk about your favorite anime, draw a picture of your favorite characters, let us know what kind of anime books and movies you’d like at the library! Tell us about awesome cosplay ideas, comic book shops, or just come to meet new people who enjoy anime!
No sign-up required.
 
 

Citizens Utility Board
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Come listen to a CUB representative talk about the latest utility updates here in Illinois. This presentation will include topics ranging from how to be energy efficient in your home, how to save on your electric bills, alternative electric suppliers in your area, and Lansing's new electric supplier.  CUB will be on hand for Q&A afterwards. 
Register at the Fiction & Beyond Desk to hear about these important topics!
708-474-2447 ext. 122
 
 

Put on your PJs Evening Storytime
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Put on your PJs Evening Storytime
Alternating Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. [All Ages]
in the Activity Room
September 10 & 24
October 8 &
*October 22
(*Special evening storytime
featuring Lynda Torres about Music and Movement)
Evening storytime has moved to a new night!  Come on by in your jammies with your favorite stuffed animal and listen to a few stories before bed. Of course, bedtime wouldn’t be complete without a small bedtime snack.
No sign-up required.
 
 

Teen Game Day
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Sep. 11, 5:00 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]
It’s Game Day!  Use our Nintendo Wii to challenge your friends at a number of sports with Wii Sports or work together to conquer Super Mario Bros. Wii.  If video games aren’t your style, you can best your friends at Connect Four, Uno, and much more! No sign-up required.
 
 

Reality Check Book Discussion: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Thursday, Sep. 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

When the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the
overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history.
 
 

Teen Book Discussion: 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Sep. 11, 6:30 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]
At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, fourteen thousand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages.
No sign-up required.