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 Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Aug. 28, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today announced that his staff will hold mobile office hours in Lansing, Ill., on Friday, August 28. Kirk staffers will be available to assist constituents with any problems they may be experiencing with the federal government, including Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, student loans, and immigration.

WHO:

Staff from the Office of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

Lansing Public Library
Friday, Aug. 28, 10-12pm
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets at the library.  Bring your own supplies. Beginners always welcome!
 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Aug. 31, 11 am
Movies are listed on our website!
Friends Book Sale open after the movie until 2 p.m.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Wednesday, Sep. 2, 6:30 p.m.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zavin

Book discussions are open to anyone who want to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
New members always welcome!
 
 
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Sep. 3, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
If you have been out of the job hunt for a while, or aren’t getting responses to your applications, you may need to look at and revise your resume. This class will cover the basics of using Microsoft Word and tweaking your resume to reflect current trends in resumes. Please bring a flash drive or purchase one at the library. Also, if you currently have a resume bring a copy.
Registration required, Limit 10 Lansing cardholders. [Offered by I&I]

 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Sep. 4, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Exploding boxes are not the kind that go ‘KABOOM’! Exploding boxes open and go ‘ta da’. When the box is opened it reveals pictures or colored segments and all the little surprises that you have hidden inside. The box pattern is included in the class. You will need to bring favorite pictures or tiny bits you want to attach or include in your ‘one of a kind’ exploding box. Class is limited to 16. You must register.
Anyone 18 and older may attend.
 
 
Lansing Public Library
Monday, Sep. 7,
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Thursday, Sep. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Book discussions are open to anyone who want to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
New members always welcome!
 
 
Lansing Public Library
Saturday, Sep. 12, 9-1pm
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.
 

 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Friends Book Sale open after the movie until 2 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Public Library.
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Whisky Sour by Joe Konrath
Book discussions are open to anyone who want to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
New members always welcome!
 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, Sep. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Heathy Living Coach, Jeannine Quigley will talk about foods that cause inflammation. There will be healthy foods to sample at this event.
Register at Fiction & Beyond or online.
 
  Sponsored by Tri-State Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lansing.
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m.

All Regular Board Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

Committee of the Whole Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. when needed.

All meetings are held in the Conference Room of the Library.

Changes to this schedule will be posted in the Library and on the library website.

Persons wishing to address the Board at their next meeting should notify the Library Director in advance (before noon on the Tuesday before the Board Meeting) to be placed on the Agenda.

Agenda

Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
The Careers College is an online resource made available to Lansing cardholders. This class will cover the tools available within Careers College and how to make the best use of the resources. Careers College is a step-by-step approach to successful job hunting.
Registration required, Limit 10 Lansing cardholders. 
[Offered by I&I]
 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friday, Sep. 18, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Did you like to color as a child? Have you done any coloring lately? There are many great design coloring books out there today for adults. And we have some of them for your coloring pleasure. Coloring is a calming, soothing, engaging activity that can be done by anyone.  Bring your own pencils or coloring crayons if you wish. Supplies will be provided including the design pages. This event is for anyone 18 years old or older. Bring a friend and color the hour away. 
 
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Every outfit can be enhanced and every wardrobe can be enlarged by the proper use of accessories. Scarves are always in style. This workshop will demonstrate the various types and ways to wear scarves with different outfits. There will be actual scarf tying instruction and handouts. Please bring a square and oblong scarf to the program. Presented by professional stylist Suzette Horyza.

Register at the Fiction & Beyond desk, or online!
 
 
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Thursday, Sep. 24, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (708) 474-2447.
Did you know that common grammar mistakes can cost you the opportunity for a job? Come to this class and learn about these mistakes and how to avoid them.
Registration required, Limit 10 Lansing cardholders.  [Offered by I&I]
 
 
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
Saturday, Sep. 26, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Come join us to research your family tree. We will make the room and resources available. This will be a time when everyone can gather in one place and research with the assistance of library staff. You can also share with your fellow researchers.
 
While you can use the resources any time the library is open, this will be a time when you can work undisturbed, and have a staff member handy to help you. Instead of trying for staff attention, someone will be there in the room, available to answer your questions.
No registration required.
[Offered by I&I]
 
 
Adult Programs & Events
Monday, Sep. 28,
Banned Books Week 2015: September 27-October 3
Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out a READ-STRICTED book from our Adult Services Banned Books Display. It will earn you a chance to win $25 value prize from Amazon.com. Some restrictions apply. See Fiction & Beyond staff for more details.
 
Community Room (Lower Level)
Monday, Sep. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Friends Book Sale open after the movie until 2 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Public Library.