Monday, October 22, 2007

Book Discussions

November 6 (10:30 a.m.) and
November 7 (6:30 p.m.)
The Madonnas of Leningrad by: Debra Dean
It is 1941. The Nazis are about to lay seige to Leningrad, and the city's residents take refuge in the Hermitage museum. There we meet Marina, a young museum worker whose story moves between Russia in World War II and the present, where she is about to attend her grandaughter's wedding in Seattle. The modern -day Marina has Alzheimer's disease and is lost in the memories of her past.

November 20 (11:00 a.m.)
The Virgin of Small Plains by: Nancy Pickard
Seventeen years ago the body of a teenage murder victim was found in a pasture in
Small Plains, Kansas and Mitch Newquist, who mysteriously left town the day after the body was found, has returned to Small Plains threatening to bring old secrets to light.

Movie Time!

Friday, November 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Washington D.C. (60 min.)
Discover the past, present, and future of our great nation!

Movie Time!

Friday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m.
Flags of Our Fathers (132 min.)
Lansing Public Library presents a movie about the five Marines and one Navy corpsman who raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Care to Share Community Day

The Friends of Lansing Library are selling care to share Community Day coupon booklets for $5.00. Each booklet contains a $10.00 off coupon and eight coupons to save on merchandise throughout Carson Pirie Scott stores. Community Day coupon booklets are available at the upper or lower circulation desks or adult services desk through November 10, 2007.

Celebrate National Friends of Lansing Library Week

October 21-27, 2007 is Friends of Libraries Week.

Friends of Libraries Week (sponsored by Friends of Libraries, USA) is a celebration of Friends of Libraries programs around the country and an opportunity to recognize friends members for their support of libraries.

Stop by the Adult Services Desk for a Friends membership application.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Town Hall Talks for Parents and Teens

Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
This tactful, informative and sensitive forum for local parents and teens is sponsored by
New Leaf Resources, Inc. Sessions are educational and supportive in nature.
Featured topic: Twelve Stages of Healthy Courtship Behavior presented by
Stephen Lanterman, MSW, LCSW,ICAC II, CSAT, JD, a Christian psychotherapist with over thirty years experience working with families in the area of trauma-addiction-mental health concerns.
Refreshments will be served.

The Value of College and Reality of Paying For It

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by PRIMERICA
College of Hope: Uncover the Myths of College Planning:
Did you know that no matter how much money you make, nor how little time you have left to save, you may find ways to reduce the cost of sending your children to college? Discover that how you pay for college is more important than how you save for college. This unique seminar provides a hopeful approach to college planning .

Know Your Mortgage

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you truly know your mortgage? Presented by PRIMERICA Financial Services.
Many homeowners are being shocked with the true cost of their mortgages. Are you presently
experiencing problems managing your debt? If you want to get control of your monthly payments, and potentially reduce your income taxes, and learn to understand your mortgage documents join us. Refreshments will be served.

Writer's Special Interest Group

10:00 a.m. to 12:oo p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 5.
Whether you've written your fifteenth novel or are just starting your first, the Writer's Group can offer support and advice. Share and receive constructive criticism at monthly meetings.
Special guest speakers TBA! Age 18 and up.

Mom's Autism Support Group

Any mom who has a child(ren) with a disability is welcome.
We share information on health issues, sibling support, diet, community resources, websites, books, upcoming seminars & conferences, etc. Come for hugs, laughter, compassion and encouragement. 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday , Nov. 5, Monday, Nov. 19, Monday, Dec.3, Mon. Jan. 14, Mon. Feb.11.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Newsletter Available

The November-December-January issue of the library newsletter is available.

Stop in and pick one up, or download and print your own.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Town Hall Talks For Parents and Teens October 18 at 6:30 p.m.

This tactful, informative and sensitive forum for local parents and teens is sponsored by New Leaf Resources, Inc. Sessions are educational and supportive in nature. They are conducted by Stephen Lanterman, MSW, LCSW, ICAC II, CSAT, JD a Christian psychotherapist with over thirty years experience working with families in the area of trauma, addictions, and mental health concerns. He will be joined by other professional colleagues of New Leaf Resources, a Lansing based Christian Counseling Resource. Featured topic: The Internet and Online Pornography. Are parents too late to worry about how and when to tell kids about sex?
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

No new material purchases, or expenditures for programs

Until the budget is settled in Springfield, and the Cook County tax bills are mailed, the library (as an agency dependent on taxes) is essentially out of money.

Even if the bills are approved tomorrow there will be no income collected until the end of November. As a result, all purchases of new material, or expenditures for programs have been halted.

Please let your state legislator know if you are unhappy with this situation.

2 advertised October programs have been cancelled: "Walking from Madrid to Kiev" and "Tour Historical Chicago's Crime Scene."