Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bus Trip to Printers Row Book Fair, Register Now!

ice creamSign-up now for...the 23rd annual
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair Bus Trip!
The Midwest's largest free outdoor literary event features 150 new, used and antiquarian booksellers and more than 100 captivating programs including author readings, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. For one weekend, the historic Printers Row neighborhood is transformed into a festival for booklovers of all ages and interests.

  • Sunday, June 4, 2006
  • Printers Row, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost $20.00 per person (cash only) Please make your prepaid reservation at the Adult Services Desk beginning April 17, 2006.
  • No refunds unless we cancel the trip.
  • This trip is limited to 48 persons.
  • Lunch is on your own.
  • A coach bus will pick up at the Lansing Public Library in the North parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

For more information on authors scheduled to appear, visit the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Book Fair
website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/extras/printersrow

May Newsletter Available

NewsboyLimited Edition
Lansing Public Library's Newsletter

Due to budget constraints, we are no longer mailing copies of the newsletter to each Lansing residence. We have copies available at the library, or you may download & print your own copy using the link below.

Limited Edition Current Issue
[May 2006]

Friday, April 28, 2006

"The Dive From Clausen's Pier" Book Discussion

The Dive From Clausen's PierTuesday, May 2, 2006
10:30 a.m.

or

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
6:30 p.m.

Avid Readers Book Discussion
The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
Carrie Bell finds herself stuck in a relationship going nowhere when her fiancé dives headfirst into shallow water rendering himself a quadriplegic. Carrie is torn between her loyalty to him and striking out on her own. She decides to leave for New York City, but finds herself haunted by her past and the decision she has made. Should she stay and pursue her future or return home and accept the predictable life offered there?

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.
Read the book, make notes if you wish and come discuss your opinions! We hope you will enjoy it, however, liking the book is not a criteria for participating in the discussion. We want all points of view on each month's selection. All book discussions are open to everyone who has read the current selection! We are looking forward to meeting you and share our thoughts with you.
New members always welcome!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Interior Stylist Julia Joseph at Lansing Library! (Thursday)

Julea JosephThursday, April 13, 2006
6:30 p.m.
Quick & Easy Decorating: Using What You Own with Interior Stylist Julea Joseph.

You might recognize Julea Joseph from HGTV! Sass up your Space! A comprehensive workshop on quick and easy decorating with existing belongings for your home environment. Along with basic rules for decorating rooms, learn how to weed through existing belongings, uncover hidden treasures, and make smart shopping choices for incorporating a few new pieces into your home's design.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Winner of the National Library Week Drawing!

Congratulations Barbara! winner of the National Library Week drawing
sponsored by the Friends of Lansing Public Library.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Author Thomas Crane Talks About His Book and Reads His Poetry


Thomas Crane
Originally uploaded by lansinglibrary.
Did you miss hearing Thomas Crane at the library? Listen here!

Author Visit:
Thomas Crane, author of

Green is the Valley, Blue are the Hills


Listen to:Thomas Crane talk about his book and read his poetry!

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Gardening Program Tuesday!

GroundcoversTuesday, April 11, 2006
6:30 p.m.
Groundcovers to Know and Use

Tired of moving and watering turf? Try a perennial groundcover that requires lower care and offers positive environmental qualities. Presented by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Jennifer Tobin. Visit the U Of I Extension website for more information on groundcovers.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Author Don Lundquist, Jr. Reads His Poetry

Did you miss the program? Listen here!

At Least He Shuts Up WHen He WritesAuthor Visit:
Don Lundquist, author of

At
Least He Shuts Up When He Writes



View illustrations from the book.

Listen to:Don Lundquist, Jr. read his poetry!

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Author Thomas Crane visits the Library Monday!

Green is the Valley, Blue are the HillsMonday, April 10, 2006
10:30 a.m.
Author Visit
Special Event!
Green is the Valley, Blue are the Hills by Thomas Crane
Lansing Public Library Soars at 70! Flight #24

Thomas Crane will discuss writing his book, publishing his book, and he will also read from his book. Join us for this special visit from the author!

Everyone welcome!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Today's Library

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from actor/comedian George Lopez! Today's Library


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Friday, April 07, 2006

Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 5

It's National Library Week! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 5


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National Library Week: Friday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Friday


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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 4

It's National Library Week! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 4


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National Library Week: Thursday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Thursday


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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 3

It's National Library Week! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 3


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National Library Week: Wednesday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Wednesday


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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Special Event Today (Tuesday) Meet Don Lundquist, Jr.!

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
6:30 p.m.
Author of "At Least He Shuts Up When He Writes," Don Lundquist Jr.


Celebrate an evening of rhymes, imagination and laughter with Don Lundquist Jr.
Don will be sharing poems and illustrations from his book as well as some of his yet to be published writing. He urges you to be prepared for a positive evening of humor and poetry, served up family style!

Join us for this special visit from the author!

Everyone welcome!

Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 2

It's National Library Week! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 2


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National Library Week: Tuesday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Tuesday


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Monday, April 03, 2006

Paintings by Nancy Walker


Paintings by Nancy Walker
Originally uploaded by lansinglibrary.
Artist Nancy Walker will be displaying
her artwork from April 1 through
May 13, 2006.

Come and enjoy her wonderful paintings!

Enter to Win!


Enter to Win!
Originally uploaded by lansinglibrary.
Enter the drawing during
National Library Week to win a
bookself and books donated by
Friends of Lansing Library.

Stop by the Adult Services Desk
to enter before 5 p.m. April 8th.

Spotlight on: Wilvera J. Johnson


Our display case currently features baskets and dolls handmade by Wilvera J. Johnson.
Photos truly do not convey the detail and beauty of her work, stop in and see for yourself!
See the photos we posted online.

Wilvera provided us with a brief biography:

Wilvera was born on April 15, 1910. She is celebrating her 96th birthday by sharing with the neighborhood, her love of the creative arts.

She and her husband Bernal were married in 1934 and spent 66 happy years together sharing their interests in the creative arts. For many years they worked side by side in their sign and truck painting business located first in their home in Dolton, and later in Calumet City.

Wilvera's first big project over several years was to weave the cane seats for all 15 chairs used in their home. This was after many weekend visits to flea markets, where the chairs were purchased for a few dollars, hauled home, repaired and refinished first by Bernal.

During much of this time they also created many oil paintings in the evenings, and often worked at their craft into the late night hours.

When retirement time came, they spent their winters ar Big Pine Key, Florida. Church and neighborhood groups provided many opportunities for both of them to learn new crafts and develop their own styles. Bernal did many bird carvings.



Clothespin Dolls
Originally uploaded by lansinglibrary.



Over the years, Wilvera learned a variety of needlework crafts, made many stuffed dolls and patchwork quilts, and used much of the fabric scraps to create and hand stitch the clothes for the clothes pin dolls which Bernal made for her.




Basket Detail
Originally uploaded by lansinglibrary.


Creating the pine needle baskets is quite a task. After being supplied with the pine needles gathered by friends at rest stops in Georgia while en route to Florida, classes were held regularly where a variety of stitches, designs and shapes were practiced and many baskets made. Soaking the pine needles and raffia in water to keep them soft and pliable makes the process go more smoothly.

Over the ensuing years, Wilvera created duplicates of many of the basket styles on display, and at least 25 of the diamond point baskets. The latest one was finished in February 2006. Almost all of the baskets have been given away to friends and family.

Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas

It's National Library Week! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas 1


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National Library Week: Monday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Monday


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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ultimate Search Engine

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from actor/comedian George Lopez! Ultimate Search Engine


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