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:  
 
Back to Cool
Community Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Aug. 23, 1-2:30 pm
Join us for cool school games, cool school crafts, cool school prizes and cool school stories. You won’t want to miss this back to cool bash!
No sign up required.
 
 

The Sound of Laughter Makes Us Smile
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 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. Try laughter yoga, it will have you laughing all summer.
 

BE …….. IN THE KNOW: Meet John Wilson, Director at Lan-Oak Park District.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Aug. 29, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
What do you know about your community? Get your answers here- Featuring local community members who have something to share about their business/service. Light refreshments will be served. Please register for this event at the Fiction & Beyond Desk.
 
 

"Purls of Wisdom" Knit/Crochet
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Friday, Aug. 29, 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!
 
 

National Library Card Month
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Sep. 1,
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!
 
 

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]