Lansing Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events

All events are open to the public.
Please consult event description for registration requirements.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Community Round Tabl
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Special guest speaker: Vivian Payne, Lansing Village Clerk
Spend an evening with Village Clerk Vivian Payne. She will be prepared to answer questions about all things Lansing!
Bookworm Circle
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:00 p.m.

[Grades 3-5]

 

Come join our book club!

Stop by anytime in December 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, January 23 to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participate in fun activities! Limited to the first twelve people.

Our pick this month: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

 

No sign-up required, but attendees must have read the book


Meets in the Community Room

Library Staff Visits TF South
TF South Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, TF South Lunch Periods

[Grades 9-12]

TF South Library Lunch

If you need a book--or a cool librarian friend--stop by Library Lunch during your lunch period. Librarians from Lansing Public Library will bring a ton of cool, interesting books to check out as well as snacks and lunch delivered from the cafeteria! Woo!

TF South Students Only

Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19.
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Youth Programs & Events
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19.
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Family Movie Night:
Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.
[Family Event]

Come to the library each month for a new fun family movie. Bring a water bottle to drink as you enjoy our free popcorn!

No sign-up required.
Meets in the Community Room

Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Youth Programs & Events
Thursday, Jan. 25, 11:30 (new earlier time!)
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19.
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Painting Ceramic Animals
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:00 p.m.
[Ages 18 & under]

This cool craft will allow your child to tap into their inner painter. Come in and paint a ceramic animal that you can take home. Materials will be provided.

Supplies limited to first 12.

Meets in the Community Room.

Who are you? Beginning Genealogy Classes
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
or call (708) 474-2447.
If you have seen the TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Genealogy Roadshow or Finding Your Roots, you may have wondered about your family history. The library will be offering a 4-part course on starting your family research. Come to all 4 or just the ones of interest to you. We will emphasize the online resources available at the library and other materials and websites available for free. The classes are lecture/demonstration format. The classes are very informal with questions encouraged! EVERYONE has a story. Come and learn your story.

 

Class 4: Family Search and Other Free Sites
Beyond the library subscriptions there are a number of free sites on the internet. We will look at searching and using FamilySearch.org, one of the biggest free resources available for family research.

Registration required, Limit 7
Meets in Study Room 2
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Library Upper Level
Friday, Jan. 26, 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.
 
Sensitive Sensory Explorers
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Jan. 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

[Ages 18 and Under]

 

For our young patrons with special needs and/or sensory issues we are opening Sensory Exploration one hour early EXCLUSIVELY for you! Come explore our 5 different sensory tables with your hands, ears, eyes, and noses. (No tasting, please.) This time is set apart by low lighting, a calm environment and you! We hope families will come and make friends and find support while having fun. The doors will open to all patrons after the first hour and you are more than welcome to stay as long as you like.

No sign-up required


Meets in the Community Room

Sensory Exploration
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Jan. 27, 12:00 p.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

Winter Reading BINGO! Jan 2- Feb 23
Adult Programs & Events
Monday, Jan. 29, January 2- February 23 (January 2 through February 23)

You know you’ll be cuddling up with a few good books, so why not have a chance to win a prize with Reader’s BINGO?

Pick up a BINGO card at the Info Desk. Read 3 books in a row either up, down or across. Each completed BINGO row equals one entry for our prize drawing. Return the BINGO card to the Info Desk and receive an entry to win a grand prize $25.00 gift card to Amazon.

Turn them in even if you’ve only completed one or two rows – you might win!                
BINGO cards must be returned by noon on Friday February 23, 2018.

Reader’s BINGO is open to everyone 18 or older.

Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30

No Storytime Jan. 15 & Feb. 19
 
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.
Seven week session starting the week of January 8 and ending the week of February 19
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30

No Storytime Jan. 15 & Feb. 19

 
Family STEAM Nights: DIY Self-Care and Spa Kits
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

[Grades 3-5]

 

Stop by and learn how to stimulate the senses to ease stress and aid relaxation. Make your own self-care kits to take home and enjoy a family spa day! This is a family program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No sign-up required.
Meets in the Community Room

Get Organized, Stay
Get Organized, Stay Organized, and Save Money!
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.
or call (708) 474-2447.

Have you ever had to pay an extra charge on a credit card or bill because you paid it late? Do you ever run to the grocery store (again!) to pick up a few things that you forgot the last time you shopped? These practices cost you time and money. Learn how to get organized, stay organized, and save money in the process! Lots of tips and great ideas will be offered by Beth Randall Professional Speaker and Professional Organizer, to help you will feel in control of your life!

Meets in the Community Room. Please register.

Library Staff Visits TF South
TF South Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, TF South Lunch Periods

[Grades 9-12]

TF South Library Lunch

If you need a book--or a cool librarian friend--stop by Library Lunch during your lunch period. Librarians from Lansing Public Library will bring a ton of cool, interesting books to check out as well as snacks and lunch delivered from the cafeteria! Woo!

TF South Students Only

Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Library Upper Level
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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.
 
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