Lansing Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Silly Songs
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
 Silly Songs
Wednesday, May. 2, 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)

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Plant and Grow
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
 Plant and Grow
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
[18 and under]
Community Room
April showers bring May flowers! Children 18 and under can test their green thumb and experience the magic of planting a flower and watching it grow.
Materials will be provided.
 
Pick up the next "Avid Reads’ Book
6:30 p.m.
Pick up the next "Avid Reads’ Book
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.Pick up the next Avi
Brick Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
No discussion tonight.
Pick up the next book:
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

 
 
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Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Friday, May. 4, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Library Upper Level
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
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Calumet River Creative Writers Group
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Saturday, May. 5, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.
Meets in the Community Room.
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Military Coupon Cutting
9:30 a.m.
 Military Coupon Cutting
Monday, May 7, 9:30 a.m.
Library Upper Level
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 (Birth – 24 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 7, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Military Coupon Cutting
6:00 p.m.
 Military Coupon Cutting
Monday, May 7, 6:00 p.m.
Library Upper Level
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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Library Closing Early
Open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Library Closing Early
Tuesday, May 8, Open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lansing Public Library
Closing early at 5:00 p.m. for the invitation only event, "On the Table"
On The Table (by Invitation Only)
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. By Invitation Only
On The Table (by Invitation Only)
Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. By Invitation Only
Lansing Public Library
The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table is an annual forum designed to take people places – to offices, schools, libraries, restaurants and other spaces where they meet others, share ideas and explore ways to improve our region. The results are exciting new relationships, elevated civ...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, May. 9, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Library Upper Level
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Teen STEAM
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
 Teen STEAM
Wednesday, May. 9, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Grades 6-12]
Community Room
This program will have age
appropriate hands-on activities, and will be geared towards high schoolers from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and then will become a Chat Room program from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
No sign-up required. Chat Room supplies may be limited.
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Evening Storytime
5:30 p.m.
 Evening Storytime
Wednesday, May. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Teen Zone (Lower Level)

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Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
11:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 10, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
’Reality Check’ Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
’Reality Check’ Book Discussion
Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.’Reality Check
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:
Daring ...read more
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Make It Class: “Red letter Day” initial-sculptures
10:00 a.m.
Make It Class: “Red letter Day” initial-sculptures
Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Like any sculpture, these 3D-letters can be painted, sanded, drawn on, and decorated with a variety of things. We will start with RED painted letters ...read more

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Friends’ Book Sale: Fill-a-Bag!
Members only 9-10, general public 10-2
Friends’ Book Sale: Fill-a-Bag!
Saturday, May 12, Members only 9-10, general public 10-2
Book Sale Room (Lower Level by the Stairs)
Members only 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., (Join Friends for early access!)
General public 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. New Book Sale Pricing:

New Book Sale Pricing:
Single Books: Hardcover $2, paperback $1 each.

Bag Sales: First & second bag, $10 each. Third and...read more
Sensitive Sensory Explorers
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Sensitive Sensory Explorers
Saturday, May. 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)

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Sensory Exploration
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
 Sensory Exploration
Saturday, May. 12, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)

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Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 14, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Friends Meeting
6:30 p.m.
 Friends Meeting
Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Friends meetings are open to members and interested parties. The next meeting will be Monday, May 14 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Join us and bring your ideas to help us raise money for Library events.
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John Lynn presents Main Street Illinois
6:30 p.m.
John Lynn presents Main Street Illinois
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.John Lynn presents M
Community Room (Lower Level)
The product of a 30-year continuing project to capture the many ways our Illinois towns
offer Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all, “Main Street, Illinois” is a memorable and fun-filled tour of ...read more

or call (708) 474-2447.
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Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 16, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Silly Songs
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
 Silly Songs
Wednesday, May. 16, 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)

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Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
11:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
’Murder & Mayhem’ Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
’Murder & Mayhem’ Book Discussion
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.’Murder & Mayh
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 Inne...read more
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Adult Coloring
10:00 a.m.
 Adult Coloring
Friday, May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Spring is on the way. Coloring is a wonderful way to celebrate the new season. This class is a great way to shake the cobwebs of winter out of your brain. It’s a great right, left brain activity, and it’s a way to meet new people. This class is for anyone 18 and older.
No registrati...read more
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Friday, May. 18, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Library Upper Level
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
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Dead Relatives Society
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
 Dead Relatives Society
Saturday, May 19, 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 challenges and the thri...read more
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Calumet River Creative Writers Group
Saturday, May. 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
Age 18 & up. 
New writers are always welcome.
Meets in the Community Room.
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Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.)
Monday, May. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 7 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Baby Storytime (Birth – 24 mos.): Mondays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Family STEAM Night: Making Music
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Family STEAM Night: Making Music
Monday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Grades 3-5] Community Room

Did you ever want to start a family band? Come on in and play with Boomwhackers, tambourines, and maracas. Try a simple song or make your own! You can even create your own instrument to take home.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
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Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Purls of Wisdom Knitting/Crochet
Wednesday, May. 23, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Library Upper Level
The popular knitting & crochet circle “Purls of Wisdom” meets upstairs in the library. Bring your own supplies.
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 23, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Evening Storytime
5:30 p.m.
 Evening Storytime
Wednesday, May. 23, 5:30 p.m.
Teen Zone (Lower Level)

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Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
11:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, May 28,
Lansing Public Library
Memorial Day.
Regular hours resume 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29
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Bookworm Circle
6:00 p.m.
 Bookworm Circle
Tuesday, May 29, 6:00 p.m.Bookworm Circle
Community Room (Lower Level)
[Grades 3-5]
Community Room
Come join our book club! Stop by anytime in April to pick up your Book Club Kit, complete with the book for you to check out, your membership card, and cool related materials wrapped up and ready to go! Come back to chat about the book, eat snacks, and participa...read more
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Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
11:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.)
Wednesday, May. 30, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 9 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Toddler Storytime (24-36 mos.): Wednesdays at 10:30 & 11:30
 
Silly Songs
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
 Silly Songs
Wednesday, May. 30, 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Community Room (Lower Level)

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Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
11:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday, May. 31, 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs & Events
Begins May 10 and ends the week of June 25
No sign-up required
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 & 11:30 (new earlier time!)
 
  
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