Lansing Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events

All events are open to the public.
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Early Voting!
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Early Voting!
Saturday, Apr. 1, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Vote early in the Consolidated General Election.  Early voting will take place in the Brick Room, lower level. Please park in the parking lot and enter on the lower level.Early Voting runs from Monday, March 20 through Monday,...read more
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Saturday, Apr. 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.
Saturdays: April 1 & 15 and May 6 & 20
Meets in the Community Room.
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All month!
 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Monday, Apr. 3, All month!
Youth Programs & Events
[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 k...read more
Early Voting!
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Early Voting!
Monday, Apr. 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Vote early in the Consolidated General Election.  Early voting will take place in the Brick Room, lower level. Please park in the parking lot and enter on the lower level.Early Voting runs from Monday, March 20 through Monday,...read more
Military Coupon Cutting
9:30 a.m.
 Military Coupon Cutting
Monday, Apr. 3, 9:30 a.m.
Lansing Public Library
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is cutting and sorting coupons for our military families overseas. The coupons can be used 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary.
Join us on the first Monday of every month upstairs at the Lansing Public Library at 9:30 a.m. or 6:00...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Baby Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 3, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Military Coupon Cutting
6:00 p.m.
 Military Coupon Cutting
Monday, Apr. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is cutting and sorting coupons for our military families overseas. The coupons can be used 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary.
Join us on the first Monday of every month upstairs at the Lansing Public Library at 9:30 a.m. or 6:00...read more
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Medicare 101
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Medicare 101
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
This is an educational workshop presented by Stacey Weathers. Seniors will learn the basics of Medicare and what resources are available to them in their community.

Meets in the Community Room.
 
Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime
11:45 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 6, 11:45 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Census Records on Ancestry
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
 Census Records on Ancestry
Thursday, Apr. 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
When getting started, the Census records form the outline of your family history. Everyone is supposed to be recorded on the census. It is one of the easiest data sets in which to find your ancestors. Come and learn the ins and outs of searching the Census and get started on finding the details of y...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
’Avid Reads’ Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
’Avid Reads’ Book Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Book discussions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
Discuss: The Lifeboat...read more
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Homeschool Hub
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Homeschool Hub
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[All Ages]
All homeschooling families invited to come and share a morning of information, resources, and fun!
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Concert: Maureen Christine (Songs from Films)
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Concert: Maureen Christine (Songs from Films)
Friday, Apr. 7, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library Stage (Upper Level)
You Must Remember This… American Film Institute's Top Movie Songs.
 
Join award-winning vocalist, Maureen  Christine, as she brings her crystal clear voice to some of the top
100 songs in Hollywood History!
Timeless favorites  of yesteryear thru contempo...read more
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Friends of Lansing Library Book Sale
Members only 9-10, open to the public 10-1
Friends of Lansing Library Book Sale
Saturday, Apr. 8, Members only 9-10, open to the public 10-1
Book Sale Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Members only 9-10, open to the public 10-1
Memberships available at the door.

*Fill-A-Bag sales are in January, May & September (subject to change, always check the calendar!)
Sensory Exploration
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
 Sensory Exploration
Saturday, Apr. 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Ages 8 and under]
Community Room
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.
 
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All month!
 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Monday, Apr. 10, All month!
Youth Programs & Events
[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 k...read more
Sing Along with Rich
10:00 a.m.
 Sing Along with Rich
Monday, Apr. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Join us as we sing along with Rich Boban. Rich brings his talent as well as his rich background in music to lead us as we sing along with him. He provides all of the materials. Bring your voice and a friend and join us for a lively and entertaining hour, singing along with him.
Meets in the Com...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Baby Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 10, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Teen Movie Night
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie Night
Monday, Apr. 10, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Grades 6-12]
Join us for Teen Movie Night at the library! Movies will be selected by the librarians, and teens will vote for the movie they’d like to watch. The movie with the most votes will be the one shown. Contact the library for movie titles. No sign-up required....read more
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Plant-a-Pet!
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
 Plant-a-Pet!
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[All Ages]
Come by the library and plant your own pet! Take it home, keep it damp and watch as your pet’s grass “fur” begins to sprout and grow!
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room.

 
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Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Pajama Storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[All Ages, 18 & under]
Put on your coziest pajamas and join us for a half hour of stories, a craft, and a quick bedtime snack!
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime
11:45 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 13, 11:45 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Ancestry Beyond the Census
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
 Ancestry Beyond the Census
Thursday, Apr. 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Ancestry includes thousands of databases. The Census records are only the beginning. Ancestry includes birth, marriage, death, burial, military, immigration, naturalization and many other records. All these help fill-in the details of your family. Come and learn how to navigate this wealth of inform...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
’Reality Check’ Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
’Reality Check’ Book Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Book discussions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
Discuss:
Undivid...read more
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Make It Class: Mini Booklet
10:00 a.m.
 Make It Class: Mini Booklet
Friday, Apr. 14, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
What can you make with old or new or even used envelopes?  You can make receipt holders. You can make ticket holders, or little books to take notes, with hidden spots to tuck a surprise inside. With a little string and a few envelopes we will make these little books to keep or give away. You ne...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
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Dead Relatives Society (Genealogy Research Group)
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Dead Relatives Society (Genealogy Research Group)
Saturday, Apr. 15, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Study Room 2 (Upper Level)
Come join us to do research. This is an informal study/research group that meets at the library. The library supplies computers (but you can bring your own laptop) and a staff member, along with access to the subscription databases. Doing research in a group lets us share our brick walls and the thr...read more
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Saturday, Apr. 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.
Saturdays: April 1 & 15 and May 6 & 20
Meets in the Community Room.
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All month!
 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Monday, Apr. 17, All month!
Youth Programs & Events
[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 k...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Baby Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
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Laughter and Chocolates for mindfulness
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Laughter and Chocolates for mindfulness
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Laughter really is the best medicine — especially if it’s taken with a dose of chocolate.
Learn how to incorporate laughter into your daily life. Practice laughter yoga when you are sick, depressed or facing challenges. Join Tanaz Bamboat, a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, for a...read more
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Celebrate National Poetry Month and Awaken the Poet Within
10:00 a.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month and Awaken the Poet Within
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Celebrate National poetry month by awakening the poet inside of you.  Come join us as we explore popular poetry forms such as Haiku, Concrete, Pantoum, and Found.  During this activity you will learn about these various forms, get suggestions on how to spark your creativity, and have fun a...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime
11:45 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 20, 11:45 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Fold3: Military and Other Records
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fold3: Military and Other Records
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Did you have a relative who served in the military? Just about everyone does. This subscription lets you search for military service records. Also, this resource has some unique Chicago-area databases.

Meets in the Community Room, Lower Level
 

or call (708) 474-2447.
’Murder & Mayhem’ Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
’Murder & Mayhem’ Book Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Book discussions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.
Discuss:
Bad Mon...read more
Library Board Meeting
6:30 p.m.
 Library Board Meeting
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Conference Room (Upper Level Near Circulation)
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Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Friday, Apr. 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Coloring Classes
10:00 a.m.
 Coloring Classes
Friday, Apr. 21, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
If you need to relax, this is the class for you. Coloring is a wonderful way to take it easy and create something colorful at the same time. It is a great left, right brain activity. We supply all the materials. You get to have all the fun. This class is for anyone 18 and older.

Meets in ...read more
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Garden: Native Plants & using them in Your Landscape
10:00 a.m.
Garden: Native Plants & using them in Your Landscape
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Native plants that are adapted to our local climate conditions are some of the easiest, most carefree plants to use around our homes.  These plants have grown in this area for thousands of years and are great for the environment and to attract native birds and insects.  In this program, we...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All month!
 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Monday, Apr. 24, All month!
Youth Programs & Events
[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 k...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Monday Morning Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Monday Morning Movie
Monday, Apr. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
April 24 & May 22
Movie titles are posted on the Library bulletin boards.
Meets in the Community Room.
 
Baby Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Monday, Apr. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Illinois Inventors
6:00 p.m.
 Illinois Inventors
Monday, Apr. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Explore Illinois inventors and their accomplishments through the talents of veteran actor and storyteller Terry Lynch.  Terry Lynch and his wife Laura, a certified educator, have combined their careers to develop programs that are informative, entertaining and engaging. Terry has appeared in nu...read more
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Bookworm Circle
6:00 p.m.
 Bookworm Circle
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Grades 3-5]
Community Room
We are continuing our book club! Stop by anytime in April to pick up your Book Club Kit, complete with a copy of this month’s book for you to check out, your membership card, and cool related materials wrapped up and read...read more
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Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Community Round Table
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Community Round Table
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Come express yourself at one of the best-kept secrets of our active adult/senior programming! On the last Wednesday of each month, this group will meet at the Lansing Public Library as a friendly discussion group. Meet other local community members and engage in friendly discussions about current ev...read more
Toddler Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
 
Pajama Storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[All Ages, 18 & under]
Put on your coziest pajamas and join us for a half hour of stories, a craft, and a quick bedtime snack!
No sign-up required.

Meets in the Community Room.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime
11:45 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 27, 11:45 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Eight week session starting the week of March 6 and ending the week of April 23.
No sign-up required.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.
 
FamilySearch.org and Other FREE Genealogy Websites
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
FamilySearch.org and Other FREE Genealogy Websites
Thursday, Apr. 27, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
There are many other resource other than subscription databases on the internet. FamilySearch is the largest completely free resource. Come and learn how to use this and other free sites. We will also talk about the State of Illinois, Cook County, and local resources.

Meets in the Com...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
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Family STEAM Saturdays: Citizen Science Showcase
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Family STEAM Saturdays: Citizen Science Showcase
Saturday, Apr. 29, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[All ages, 18 & under]
Drop in and learn how you and your family can contribute to active scientific research by watching squirrels, feeding birds, and gazing at the stars! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No sign-up required.
Meets in th...read more
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