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:
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 10
Redeemable on Fines (not on damaged or lost books or collection agency fees listed as "collect" or "refer")
$1 per non-perishable item. Must not be expired food.
Maximum $20 waived per library card.

Acceptable for any fines on the account (i.e. it doesn't matter if the fine originated at Lansing, or another SWAN member library.) All collected items are donated to the Lansing Food Pantry, and we will accept extra donations for the pantry any time of the year.
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 10, at the book sale
Are you looking for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or a pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner?  Once again, we will be selling Bakers Square “Sweet Rewards” pie cards for $12 each, good for one year for any pie at any Bakers Square ($15 value).
 
You can purchase cards at the upstairs Circulation desk,
at our November and December book sales, and at our Christmas concert.
 
 
Book Sale Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Dec. 10, members only 9-10, general public 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Members only 9-10, open to the public 10-1
Memberships available at the door.
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open Nov. 28 through Jan. 5, 2017
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Sat. Dec 2 only 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times,
contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497.
 
Activity Room (Lower Level)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
[All ages, 18 & under]

Plants are amazing life forms! Learn how they grow, change, and survive the world’s harshest conditions. Learn how you can grow useful plants at home, and take home a kit to make your own multi-colored flower! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No sign-up required.
 
 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Dec. 12
Redeemable on Fines (not on damaged or lost books or collection agency fees listed as "collect" or "refer")
$1 per non-perishable item. Must not be expired food.
Maximum $20 waived per library card.
Acceptable for any fines on the account (i.e. it doesn't matter if the fine originated at Lansing, or another SWAN member library.) All collected items are donated to the Lansing Food Pantry, and we will accept extra donations for the pantry any time of the year.
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Dec. 12
December & January
[Grades K-12]
Come to the library and be sorted into one of the four Houses of Hogwarts in our first ever Harry Potter-themed
Winter Wizard Reading Tournament.  Participants will earn points for their Houses by reading books and can earn extra points reading suggestions from their House Librarian.  Readers of all ages can join together to see their House win the coveted Reading Cup!  Stop by the Infants, Teens, & In-Betweens desk for more information.
 
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” In the Library
All December
[Grades K-12] Lower Level
Come search for Fantastic Beasts from the world of Harry Potter in this scavenger hunt style challenge! Things sure have changed in the library. Come familiarize yourself with our new layout while you hunt for fabulous creatures. Every person who finds all of the Fantastic Beasts will earn house points for the Winter Wizard Tournament!
 
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12
Starting June 6 [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!
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12
The Month of December
[All ages, 18 & under]
Lower Level
The ITI staff will be decorating doors on the lower level of the library! Come on in to vote for your favorite door!
 
Adult Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12
December 2016 through January 2017
[Age 18 and up]
Do you love reading books? Do you love telling other people about the book you just read? Then this is for you. We are asking any adult who wants to pass on good book reviews to write short reviews of the latest great book that you have read.
These are books that you would recommend to friends and co-workers. Books that you
really enjoyed reading. Books that you would rate with 4 and 5 stars. Pick-up and submit your form at the Information Desk. Your reviews will be posted in a book for all our book lovers to read. For more
details visit the Information Desk.
 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Dec. 12, 10:00 a.m.
or call (708) 474-2447.
Join us as we sing- a- long with Rich Boban. Rich brings his background as a Music Therapist, Music Teacher, Pianist, and songwriter. He will provide all of the materials. Bring your voice, a friend and join us as we
sing-along with Rich.
 
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Six week session starting the week of Nov.  7 and ending the week of December 12.

No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Youth Programs & Events
Monday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Six week session starting the week of Nov.  7 and ending the week of December 12.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Dec. 12, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
[Ages 18 and Under]
Join in the tradition of building houses from gingerbread, frosting and all things sweet! Bring home something good to eat (or display).
Limited to first 25 participants.
 
 
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Open Nov. 28 through Jan. 5, 2017
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Sat. Dec 2 only 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times,
contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497.
 
Lansing Public Library
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Redeemable on Fines (not on damaged or lost books or collection agency fees listed as "collect" or "refer")
$1 per non-perishable item. Must not be expired food.
Maximum $20 waived per library card.
Acceptable for any fines on the account (i.e. it doesn't matter if the fine originated at Lansing, or another SWAN member library.) All collected items are donated to the Lansing Food Pantry, and we will accept extra donations for the pantry any time of the year.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
[Grades 6-12]

The librarians will select some movies and the one with the most votes wins.
No sign-up required.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Public Library.
Historical Society (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Open Nov. 28 through Jan. 5, 2017
 
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Museum Closed            
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Sat. Dec 2 only 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit features more than 30 tree representing different countries as well as organizations in our community. Besides the trees, there are exhibits, costumes, crèches, and explanations of holiday customs from around the world.
To arrange tours at other times,
contact Barb Dust at (708) 474-7497.
 
Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 14
Redeemable on Fines (not on damaged or lost books or collection agency fees listed as "collect" or "refer")
$1 per non-perishable item. Must not be expired food.
Maximum $20 waived per library card.
Acceptable for any fines on the account (i.e. it doesn't matter if the fine originated at Lansing, or another SWAN member library.) All collected items are donated to the Lansing Food Pantry, and we will accept extra donations for the pantry any time of the year.