Monday, July 24, 2006

Teacher Breakfast

This is our time to thank all the dedicated teachers in Lansing with their own private breakfast before the library opens to the public. Come shop the book fair, win a prize, and enjoy the company of your professional peers. Let us know how we can work together in the upcoming year! Open to teachers who live in Lansing, or teach in the Lansing schools. Email This

Tuesday, July 25 @ 8:00 a.m. Enter on the lower level.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Mark Twain and Will Rogers

Join us on Thursday, September 28 for a humorous encounter with Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Everyone is welcome for this fun event. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Register at the Adult Services desk or phone (708) 474-2447 and ask for Adult Services, ext 122. This is a program you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Museum of Science & Industry Coupon

Free kid admission with purchase of adult admission.
Valid for kids age 3-11.
Only valid Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, through August 30.

Not valid for special exhibits, Omnimax or parking.

Click here for the coupon, then print it out!

For more information about Museum of Science and Industry, visit their website.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Book/Movie Discussion on August 24 is cancelled

Book/Movie discussion on August 24th is CANCELLED.

Regular book discussions will resume in September.

AVID reads will be available for pick-up on August 7th for book discussion on September 5 & 6
GENTLE READS will be available for pick-up on August 14th for book discussion on Sept. 11
LUNCHTIME SLEUTHS will be available for pick-up on August 21st for book discussion on September 26

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wood Art

Wood Art
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Come and enjoy the decorative wood art crafted by
Arthur Skinner .

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Learn Something New!

Learn Something New!
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Visit our book display of the popular "for dummies" series. Cooking, technology, finance and more in easy to understand formats! Located by the stairs.

Zoo Passes are Here!

Zoo Passes are Here!
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Zoo Passes are here! Adults may check them out for 3 days at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


"Soul Surfer" by Bethany Hamilton B/HAM
Encouraging story of a young girls recovery of a shark attack.

"Do You Think I'M Beautiful" by Angela Thomas NF/248.843 /THO
It spoke truths that we don't always like to admit, in a wonderful way.

"Innocent" by Harlan Coben M/COB
Lots of twists and turns. It doesn't reveal the mystery until the very last page.

"Daughter of Fortune" by Isabel Allende F/ALL
Interesting time in history, interesting cultures. Main character was a woman ahead of her time.

Monday, July 03, 2006


"Cold Heart" by Jonathan Kellerman M/KEL
This book had lots of side intrigue, all of which come together to solve the puzzle in the end. I enjoyed the book.

"Booked To Die" by John Dunning M/DUN
This book is the first of a series of four - at this time. The story is compelling on at least two levels. Cliff and the mystery story and the world of first edition books. Please go to books 2, 3 and 4. I liked this series.

"A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards" by Ann Bauer F/BAU
This book gives you insight into the dilemmas of parenthood. It is a very emotional portrait of a family and of the mother who is trying to keep it all together. Enjoyable.

"Beginner's Luck" by Laura Pedersen F/PED
This is my favorite book.

"When the Emperor Was Devine" by Julie Otsuka F/OTS
This is a story of one Japanese family, a mother, daughter and son, who were put into an internment camp in Utah after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942. They were separated from their father for four years.

"Mermaids Chair" by Sue Monk Kidd F/KID
This is an interesting story about relationships and spirituality.

"The Night Remembers" by Kathleen Eagle F/EAG
This story is suspensful and show how people can help each other in many ways.

"Ain't She Sweet?" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
One of my favorite authors has come through for me again. Sugar Beth, once rich and nasty in high school has returned to her hometown broke but not broken and is looking for a second chance. Her "friends" have other ideas.

"Young Kate" by Christopher Andersen B/HEP
The author chronicles the first 18 years of Katharine Hepburn's life and goes deeper into her family roots. It tells about the lives of her maternal grandparents Houghton-Miflin Pub. and Corning Manufacturing fame, and of her parents, urologist Dr. Thomas Hepburn and Katharine Houghton Hepburn (Kit) after whom Kate was named. Her mother worked with Margaret Sanger to form Planned Parenthood.

"Gideon's Gift" by Karen Kingsbury F/KIN
Eight-year-old Gideon has leukemia; and 51 year-old Earl has no home, unless you call a tarp in the alley a home. When Earl's wife and child died in an accident one Christmas, Earl gave up on life. Gideon meets Earl when she serves him rolls at the mission. Gideon wants to make Earl smile, but Earl only growls when she tells him "Christmas Miracles happen to those who believe."

"The Joy of Being 50 Plus" by Allia Zobel 741.59/ZOB
If you're close to eigher side of 50, you will recognize yourself and laugh. My favorite joy was "having a pair of reading glasses in every room of the house." This is a very quick and refreshing read.