Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Steve Justman ~ Vintage Folk / Classic Country Music

Real folk music. Real country music. The kind that you remember. An enjoyable, entertaining and informative program of Vintage Folk/Classic Country Music. The kind of songs that you know and remember. Steve has performed Americana music in the Chicago area for many years. He is a man who likes to sing some songs that tell a story. A throwback to another time, perhaps.
Join in on the fun Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 2:00 ~ 3:00 p.m.

Please register for this program at the Adult Services Desk.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Social Networking Tips For Parents

Be reasonable and try to set reasonable expectations.
Pulling the plug on your child's Internet activities is rarely a good first response to a problem-- it's too easy for them to "go underground" and establish accounts at a friend's house or many other places.

Be open with your children.
Encourage them to come to you if they encounter a problem online -- cultivate trust and communication because no rules, laws, or filtering software can replace you as their first line of defense.

Talk with your children.
Find out how they use the services. Make sure they understand basic Internet safety guidelines, including privacy protection and passwords, the risks involved in posting personal information, avoiding in-person meetings, and not posting inappropriate photos.

Consider requiring that all online activity take place in a central area of the home, not in a child's bedroom.
Be aware that there are also ways children can access the Internet away from home.

Try to get your children to share their blogs or online profiles with you.
Be aware that they can have multiple accounts on multiple services. Use search engines and the search tools on social-networking sites to search for your child's identifying information.

Sponsored by the Illinois Library Association and myspace.com.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Museum of Science and Industry Ticket Offer

Print your own coupon for a buy 1-get 1 free admission!

http://www.msichicago.org/offer/catw-08-share-the-memories-bogo/

(Coupons not available at the library)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Steve Justman

Vintage Folk / Classic Country Music

Saturday, January 24, 2009 -- 2:00 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Community Room - Lower Level


Real folk music. Real country music. The kind that you remember.
An enjoyable, entertaining and informative program of
Vintage Folk/Classic Country music. The kind of songs that
you know and remember. Steve has performed Americana music
in the Chicago area for many years. He is a man who likes to sing
some songs that tell a story. A throwback to another time, perhaps.

Footprints is Helping Lansing Residents Drive Less

Footprints coaches are experts in the south suburbs' active
transportation network. They'll help you choose the safest
bike routes, the easiest bus routes, and the most convenient
trains to get you where you need to go. No hassles,
no wasted time sitting in gridlocked traffic. Your body,
the environment and your wallet will thank you.

Footprint coaches will be here on
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Community Room

This program is sponsored by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Holiday Safety

Presented by Cook County Sheriff's Office
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. ~ Community Room

A safety awareness program designed to give tips to citizens on
holiday safety. As well as, "Do's and Don'ts ideas on personal,
home and vehicle safety.

Refreshments will be served.

Historic Route 66

November 13, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Community Room ~ Lower Level

Presented by David G. Clark. David tells the story of the highway
in a lively and informative way with music and slides. Learn how the highway was built, why it started in Chicago, and how the building of the Interstate highway system brought on the official demise of Route 66.

Take a " virtual tour" of Route 66 today, down the road that refuses to die to see some of the treasures that still exist on "the highway that's the best."

David has published over two dozen articles about 66 and Chicago. His most recent work includes the books, Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland and Images of America: Route 66 in Chicago.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Banned Books Week, Sept. 27-Oct 4

Watch the video to learn more!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Pebble in My Shoe Author Katherine Hoeger Flotz

If you missed the program, or want to hear it again:

Author Katherine Hoeger Flotz & her husband George Flotz.
Katherine wrote A Pebble In My Shoe about growing up in Gakowa in the former Yugoslavia in 1944.
In this recording, she talks about the experiences that she wrote about in the book, and George talks about his experiences up until the point they met!

Listen to A Pebble In My Shoe.

See if the book is available.

For more information on other events we have recorded, visit our Podcast Information Page

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Reader Review

Me, Myself and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God and Talking Vegetables by: Phil Vischer
From an early age, Phil Vischer was good with electronics. When the computer-age came to the forefront, he learned all he could about programming and about what shows computers could produce. He wanted to do a quality show for kids using the newest graphics programs. He starts with a candy bar character; but when his wife said, "Moms will hate you if you make their kids fall in love with a candy bar," he changed the candy bar into a tomato called 'Bob' and the show "Veggie Tales" was born. The book chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of Phil's company, big ideas and the lessons he learned.

Money for Nothing by: Donald Westlake
If a company sent you $1,000 a month to do nothing (till a later, unspecified date), would you take it? And ten years later when you found out you were a "sleeper spy" whose time has come to earn you money, would you betray your country? And if you chose not to "earn" the money, could you use your wits to manipulate you "employer" without forfeiting your life? In such a predicament our antagonist finds himself.

Afterburn by: Zane
I enjoyed the story line so much, I hated having to put the book down. I appreciated the quotes throughout the novel relating to life and cherishing it. The last couple chapters touched me so much I found myself shedding a tear. The commentary by the author was moving and inspirational. Reading about the loss of the author's loved ones made me feel closer to her although we never met.

Red Kayak by: Priscilla Cummings
Brady is an 8th grade student who discovers the terrible truth behind a kayak sinking. He must decide whether or not to share his secret that will change the lives of his two friends and his own family. He decided to tell the truth after months of tormenting himself. He found the drill his friends used to drill the holes n the red kayak and caused Ben's death.

Reader Review

Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks
John and Savannah meet and their lives change. They fall in love after a few days and they think their love will last. John is in the army and their separation is hard on their relationship. Savannah ends up falling in love with her friend Tim, and she breaks things off with John. Years later John visits Savannah. They both still love each other. Tim is sick and John gives his savings to help save him. He realizes what love is all about. They go on with their lives but they both continue to remember their love by going outside on the fool moon and remembering their time together.

Wolves Eat Dogs
by: Martin Cruz Smith
Arkad Y. Renko gets sent to Chernobyl to solve a murder. This book also introduces Evankaza and Zhenko. They become central people in his personal life. This is a good and interesting story. Cruz Smith gets the Russian cold war mind set.

A New Earth - Awakening To Your Life's Purpose
by: Eckhart Tolle
This is a very interesting and eye-opening book that explains the ego and how our world is ego driven. This is the cause of all the problems and suffering we experience. In order to have a better world, we need to live "in the now" because all we have is the present moment. That realization gives us access to the power of life itself - God, and that God is manifesting every moment of our life. Everybody and everything is all part of God.

How to Be Single: a novel by: Liz Tuccillo
Five distinct New York women ranging from Georgia, a divorced mother of two, to publicist Julie, deal with being single in the city. Julie gets an idea to travel the world to see how women around the world handle their solo status, while her friends go through the ups and downs, joys and frowns in this real, and well-written novel.

Limitations
by: Scott Turow
This is a mystery where a judge who is presiding over a case where the time limitation is up, is getting threatening e-mail messages against his life.

Reader Review

Last Lecture by: Randy Pausch
A very good book - but sad. The author is a professor at a famous college and he gives his last lecture. He knows he is dying of pancreatic cancer and he wants to leave his family a tribute of his life. It's also a great uplifting book that makes you think about enjoying life while we are still on earth!

The year of Fog by: Michelle Richmond
This book is about a 6-year-old girl taken from her dad's girlfriend on the beach in California in the fog and the year it took finding her. What Abby went through to find Emma. The twist of events and the starling end was great, but I did not like some of the end.

Scarlet Thread by: Francine Rivers
This book tells the story of 2 different women from different generations who are related. They both struggle with family and faith. When their life is at the lowest, one loses her husband and travels to Oregon and LA and the other's marriage suffers; they find their need for God. They both grow spiritually and their lives come together again. Sierra and Alex find their way back together and are a family at the very end. A very good book!

Heaven and Earth by: Nora Roberts
A woman wants a typical lifestyle however; she has special powers that hinder this. She struggles her adult life to get her powers under control.

Tweak by: Nic Sheff
Nic Sheff writes about growing up on methamphetamines. He goes through excessive drug addiction and abuse and finding out who he really is through rehab and staying sober.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Reader Review

Tropical Rain Forest: Endanger Environment by" James D. Nation
Very Interesting, it shows how important the Rain Forest is and how it effects the environment. How important it is for our survival.

Fourth of July by: James Patterson
Very exciting thriller. Keeps you in suspense. This about a serial killer and a lady cop who is being sued by the father of a teenager she shot.

Sail by: James Patterson
A widow Doctor decides to take her children on a sailing vacation on their father's sailboat (which is considered unlucky since he died on the boat). Their Uncle will Captain the sailboat. There is a series of misadventures soon after boarding this trip which was to hopefully bring this family back together not further apart. The family sailing voyage turns into a fight for survival.

Step on a Crack by: James Patterson
A very good thriller. A church filled with famous people attending a funeral, are held hostage.

Tenth Circle by: Jodi Picoult
An excellent read**** Jodi Picoult is a great writer! The book offers so many twist and turns you think you're on a roller coaster begging for more.

Reader Review

Dispatch by: Bentley Little
A supernatural thriller about a secret organization of letter writers that control politics, government and reality.

The Policy by: Bentley Little
A supernatural thriller about an evil insurance company that controls all aspects of our lives.

The Resort by: Bentley Little
A supernatural thriller about a family on vacation in Arizona who unexpectedly find themselves at a haunted resort where murder is on the agenda and the staff does not age.

Ghost of the Hardy Boys by: Leslie McFarlane
Leslie McFarlane was the first writer of the Hardy Boy series. For $100 a book, he would flesh out the outline sent to him by the publisher. Though the Hardy Boy series made millions through the years, the author made about $5,000 from all the Hardy Boy books he wrote. This informative book gives the history of the ghost writing and explains the work of a ghostwriter.

Eclipse by: Stephanie Meyer
The 3rd book in the "twilight" series, and the best so far! Bella Swan is a human in love with Edward, a "vegetarian" (non-human-biting) vampire. But her best friend is a werewolf - the vampire's mortal enemy. Will she give up one of her most important relationships for the vampire she loves? Read and find out!

Mixed Mosaics: Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Files, Beads and other Embellishments by: Laurie Mika
Learn step-by-step how to make your own polymer clay tiles that can be used to make jewelry, labels and boxes, or mosaicicons (wall plaques). Even if you're creatively challenged, you should read this book to be wowed and inspired by the artistry found in this book or by the explanations of how certain art projects came to be (one mosairicon entitled "Out of the Ashes" was made from rubble after a friend's home burned down.)


Reader Review

Right Behind You by: Gail Giles
An excellent book. A story of a young boy who sabotages his own happiness because he can't forgive himself.

Plainsong
by: Ken Haruf
Many lives intersect in a small town. Two recluse brothers befriend a young pregnant girl. A man raises two sons after his wife leaves him. Broken people find community and healing. (Eventide is the sequel to Plainsong and is also worth reading.)

A Version of the Truth by: Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
Cassie has always struggled in school and never finished high school. After her loser husband dies, she disparately needs a job, so she fudges the truth, saying she has a degree from the University of Michigan. She is hired by 2 professors, and is launched into a new world of literature and science theory discussions, art shows, opera and not one, but two interesting men. But eventually, the truth is uncovered...

Quilts from Europe by: Gul Laporte
Wow! What a book. If you are not a quilter, you will love this book. If you are a quilter, you will love this book. Quilters (and their quilts) from France, Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and the UK are featured. You learn about each woman: how they became quilters, their techniques, how they plan out their quilts, which of them dye their own fabrics, the inspiration for certain quilts. There are vibrant pictures of their quilts and 14 quilt projects with instructions. You will be WOWED by the artistry of this book!!!

Gift from the Sea by: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I loved this book-on-tape for its gems of wisdom and for speaking to my needs as a parent, as a wife, as a 50+ woman. The author examines seashells she's collected; each shell has a lesson to teach us: Beauty, self-sufficiency, peace, dependence, and interdependence.

Reader Reviews

This Land is Their Land by: Barbara Ehrenreich
Ehrenriech was also the author of "Nickel & Dimed", which I enjoyed more than this, her newest book. Although she discusses the current state of the economy, I didn't care for her writing style and didn't feel she was "telling us anything new." I would recommend her former book, but would recommend you pass on this one.

Fearless Fourteen by: Janet Evanovich
I love the Stephanie Plum series! This is very funny and a quick read. All the characters are original and multi-dimensional and course, Stephanie almost always gets her car blown up chasing and being chased by "bad guys". Recommend for a great summer break.

Stephanie Plum is at it again. Between Lula's rush to get married, Carl the monkey, Joe Morelli and Ranger, her work is once again cut out for her.

The Big Over Easy by: Jasper Fforde
Have you seen the movie Shrek? Or if you loved to read nursery rhymes as a child, you'll get a kick out of this book! You'll get giggles and laughs from this quirky, nursery crime novel! This is a lighthearted story about detective Inspector Jack Spratt, on the case with a team of forensics specialists. With competition in the ranks, Jack Spratt competes to solve the mystery of Reading's prominent citizen's death. This gem was recommended by Brandi and Kelly's TV program Hard Cover Feed Back. Check out Hard Cover Feed Back on Lansing Channel 4 on cable, for more Book Reviews!

CrossCut by: Meg Gardiner
Starts at a high school reunion reluctantly attended by Evan Delaney and her boy friend, Jesse at China Lake California, home of a military base where secret experiments took place 20 years earlier. Repercussions have begun to surface. I hope our military is better than this. But I bet it's not!

How Starbucks Saved my Life: A son of privilege learns to live like everyone else by: Michael Gates Gill
This autobiography reads like a novel. It's engaging and well written. The author, after being fired from a six-figure salary job at an ad agency, struggles for 10 years at being self-employed before being hired at Starbucks. He is in his 60's, needs the job and insurance, and is so afraid he'll be fired that he whole-heartedly attacks grout and cleans the bathrooms and toilets. He makes friends with his co-workers and finds a place to thrive and belong.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Reader Review

700 Sundays by: Billy Crystal
The comedian relates his Sunday time spent mainly with his dad for the few short years before he passed from a heart attack. It's a non-fictional tribute not only to him but his whole entire family- their closeness- their few sad but mostly funny escapades. It has nothing to do with Billy's career perse. He had "funny" genes running throughout his talented family. It's what a family should do- love and support each other - take care of each other - Laughter is the best medicine. What you see is what you get with Billy!

Eat Right 4 Your Type by: Peter J. D'Adamn
What exercise is best for you if you have Type A blood? What foods should you avoid if you're Type B? What foods cause you to gain/lose weight if you're Type O? This book answers those question for each blood type and gives some recipes for each type as well. (The book categorizes foods as to (1) beneficial (2) neutral, (3) should not eat!)

Angels Don't Die by: Patti Davis
The author tells how her father Ronald Reagan passed on his faith to her and taught her to pray through his words and consistent examples.

Death Train to Boston
by: Dianne Day
The Union and Southern Pacific Railroads were experiencing unusual problems and accidents. The train (S.P.R.), bound for Boston was blown up, derailed, a railroad bridge collapsed - part of a train fell in a gully. One member of J & K agency - Michael was injured - other partner Fremont was found by a religious zealot and he took her into his charge - when she recoverd he wanted to make her wife #6. How she came to escape and finally the partners found each other, an interesting story.

How to Be Cool by: Johanna Edwards
This was about a girl that had weight issues that she finally overcame as an adult. But still never felt as though she were thin. Regardless of her size she was always the same inside.

Reader Review

The Cat that said Cheese by: Lilian Jackson Braun
Though I read Murder on the Orient Express and a collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries (both excellent books), my favorite was by Braun. Her book was light-hearted with many interesting characters in a small, fictional town. I was unable to guess the culprit even to the end (as in the other books). I think I will read some of her other books in the near future.

Round the Corner, Undivided Heart, A Place to Belong by: Vonette Bright/Nancy Moser
Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser have written a four-book, gentle read series called The Sister Circle. Evelyn Peerbaugh is recently widowed and has no money. She decides to turn her home into a boarding house. The women who come into her home bring their burdens and faith (or lack of it) and bond as the grow through their problems together.

All the Way From Texas by: Carolyn Brown
This is an Avalon Romance which doubles as a travelogue as reporter Molly Baker and photo journalist Caron Rhodes are sent on a 10 state photo journalism tour by their professor as part of their final grade for his class. Will a career for them both result?

The Thin Woman by: Dorothy Cannell
This debut novel in a popular mystery series features witty dialogue, likable characters and a believable mystery within a mystery.

Gone for Good by: Harlan Coben
Is he dead or alive and did he do it? Will has always wondered this about his older brother Ken. Eleven years ago Will's ex-girlfriend, Julie, is found dead and Ken has been blamed. Now 11 years later Ken has been spotted and Will's current girlfriend Shelia is now missing.

Reader Reviews

A Thousand Splendid Suns by: Kahaled Hosseini
This is a great book to introduce you into the thoughts and ways of life of the people of Afghanistan. It shows a very harsh life that is expected of women.

Remember Me? by: Sophie Kinsella
Lexi wakes up in a hospital, with the last thing she remembers is drinking away her problems - bad job, loser boyfriend, and father's funeral. Soon, she realizes its 3 years later but has amnesia, which blocks the last 3 years from her memory. Now, she's married to a gorgeous guy, rich, and has a great job. But is her life as perfect as it seems? This was a quick , light read, somewhat predictable but very enjoyable.

Flu: the Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused it by: Gina Kolata
Read about the murderer of 100 million people (20 million killed in India alone), a murderer that killed more people in the U.S. than the Americans who died in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. The murderer was the 1918 flu pandemic. We know the murderer, but the author explores what could have been the murder weapon: swine flu? bird flu? a virus? a bacteria? A virus and a bacteria? He introduces us to the men and women who investigated (over a 80 year span) the causes of the pandemic and
the various methods they used to investigate.

Total Control by: David Baldacci
Sidney Archer's husband's plane goes down. He is killed. Or is he? Sidney learns her husband is alive. But where is he? Did he have something to do with the plane crash? Is his life in danger? Sidney teams up with FBI agent Lee Sawyer to find her husband and find answers, while endangering her own life.

The Winner by: David Baldacci
You're poor, have a small child, and want to escape an abusive relationship. Would you sign up for a fixed 100 million dollar lottery in which you are guaranteed to be the winner? The only catch is you must live the first 10 years abroad moving constantly, and after that you must never return to the U.S. Fast forward 10 years. You dare to return to the U.S. at the great peril to yourself. Can you have (keep) your money and freedom too?

Reader Review

Pillars of the Earth by: Ken Follett
A story from the year 1135 about monks, bishops, kings, queens and the building of cathedrals. (Oprah Book Club selection)

T is for Trespass by : Sue Grafton
Wonder what happens when a stranger gets "power of attorney" of someone's funds. Think twice!

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by: Jack Gantos
A lighthearted book about an 8th grade boy with ADHD living with his Mom. Once his Mom shows up again in his life, his paternal Grandmother takes off to live with his Dad. Joey has humorous encounters at school that made me laugh out loud. There were also some very challenging true to life situations Joey experienced.

Madam President: Is America Ready to Send Hillary Clinton to the White House?

by: Suzanne Goldenberg
After reading this book, I can't say I'll vote for Hillary in November. But I would say I've gone from a "Definitely Not" to an "I will give it consideration." The author addresses the mistakes and missteps Hillary has made in her political career, but she also addresses Hillary's political strengths and potential. The author gives documented information and leaves the decision to us.

Monday, July 07, 2008

"Reader Review"

Newton by: Peter Ackroyd
Say the name “Sir Isaac Newton”, and I would think “laws of gravity” or “apple”.Before I read this book, that is. Now I’ll think of calculus, optics, alchemy, tides and England’s Mint. I didn’t realize what a genius he was or in how many fields he made great advances and was an expert.

Free Fire by: C. J. Box
Having recently lost his job as a Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett is recruited by the devious governor Rulon to oversee a murder investigation involving a confessed killer and overlapping jurisdictions that enabled the man's release.

Three Wishes by: Barbara Delinsky
A woman has an "out of body" experience due to an accident. All she remembers is a bright light and a strong feeling that she has been granted "3 Wishes". Unsure of the whole situation and if it is true about the wishes; she starts thinking about using the "wishes". It is a love story of one woman and a town - a man - and family. *P.S. How would you use 3 wishes if you were given them?

Die Laughing by Carola Dunn
Daisy Dalrymple (now married and expecting her first child) solves the murder of her dentist when his habit of inhaling "laughing" gas to relax, does just that...Permanently!

Lean Mean Thirteen by: Janet Evanovich
An excellent and fast paced read. Stephanie Plum is a single bounty hunter who has one mis-adventure after another. She has a handsome cop boyfriend (Morelli) and occasionally works for an exceptionally good-looking Cuban named Ranger(love the tension). She is feisty and bounces back like an heroin should (a rough version of Nancy Drew). She's a good role model for the modern woman. There are plenty of characters with conflicting personalities that add spice and humor. Even Plum's family gets involved (so life-like).

Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich
An Evanovich "Romance" still has the "fun" characters who could be friends with Stephanie Plum. The story is funny, fast moving, has elements of danger and intrigue. A pleasant, fast "read" which ends happily. Suspense, romance and some teasing developing sex.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Advanced eBay © : The Next Step to Selling on eBay © :How to Process Sold Items

Vivienne Porter returns! Now that you've sold your items on eBay how do you maneuver around your eBay account? This next eBay lecture will take you into more details on the famous internet auction web site. You will learn how to edit a live auction, and how to see how many people have looked at your auction. You will also learn how to process sold auctions with invoices, and packing slips. Next you will see how to process payments through the PayPal web site, alond with how to pay your eBay fees, generating positive feedback, handling disputes, unpaid items and much, much more.
Please register for this program by calling or stopping by the Adult Services Desk. (708) 474-2447.

Beginning eBay © :The Secrets of Selling on eBay © ,Made Easy

You are invited to attend a free lecture course covering the ins and outs of selling on eBay on August 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The program is presented by Vivienne Porter of C3 Solutions.
At this program, you will learn the basics of selling on eBay. This lecture course will begin with establishing a seller's account on eBay, and will then continue on with tips on photographing your items and what to include in your item descriptions, along with making the process of listing an item easier by using eBay's Turbo Lister software program. Many of the nuances of listing an item will also be discussed as you are guided through the computer process of placing your item up for sale live on the famous internet auction web site.
Please register for this program by calling or stopping by the Adult Services Desk. (708) 474-2447.

Heartland Blood Center Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, August 12, 2008
from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room.
During the summer there is a shortage of donors, if you can give please do so.
All donors will receive a coupon for a free quart of ice cream from Oberweis Dairy.

Friends of Lansing Public Library Wine Tasting Event Fundraiser

Join us for the Friends of Lansing Public Library Wine Tasting Event Fundraiser on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets $20 (cash only) purchase at the Adult Services Desk
The evening includes: Wine tasting by Santori's
Guitar music by Mike Lenich
Hors d' oeuvres by Friends of Lansing Library
Wine Consultant - Nancy Yos
Raffle Baskets

Additional questions? Please call the Adult Services Dept. (708) 474-2447.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Get in the Game! Adult Summer Reading 2008

Adult Summer Reading 2008 begins June 6 and ends July 18, 2008.
Stop by our table at the Block Party or the Adult Services Desk and pick up your game card.
All participants are invited to attend the Summer Reading Party
on Saturday, July 26, from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Here Comes the Bride

Here Comes the Bride
presented by
Ruth Thomas & Chloe Berg

June 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
In the Community Room

Another FREE program by the
Lansing Public Library!
Collectors Ruth Thomas and Chloe Berg showcase their collections and share their fascination with dress-up clothing. They will display and model bridal dresses through the ages. On display will be samples of bridesmaid's dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and bridal accessories. The oldest wedding dress from 1905! Ruth will explain the origins of many wedding customs. What a great way to see how women's fashions have changed! Be sure to invite your grandma, mother, aunts, daughters and cousins as we span multiple generations of dresses.

Lansing Historical Society
invites you to visit their museums'
Bridal Exhibit before the program begins.
The museum special hours are
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

(The Historical Society is located on the lower level of the library.)


Please register for this program online at our website, or by calling or stopping by the Adult Services Desk!
708-474-2447 ext. 122

Director's Dugout Book Discussion


Directors Dugout Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.


Crazy 08
by Cait Murphy

Book discussions meet in the Conference Room, upper level
Books are available at the circulation desk beginning June 9th


Lansing Public Library Director ~
Debbie Albrecht will lead this discussion
Open to everyone who has read this book!
New members always welcome!

Crazy '08: How a cast of cranks, rogues, boneheads and magnates created the greatest year in baseball. Crazy '08 recounts the 1908 season—the year when Peerless Leader Frank Chance's men went toe to toe to toe with John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's New York Giants and Honus Wagner's Pittsburgh Pirates in the greatest pennant race the National League has ever seen. Crazy '08, however, is not just the exciting story of a great season. It is also about the forces that created modern baseball, and the America that produced it.

Please register for this free program at the Adult Services Desk,
or call the Adult Services Dept. (708-474-2447, extension #122)

Wine Tasting Fundraiser sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library

FRIENDS OF LANSING LIBRARY
Wine Tasting Fund Raiser
June 27, 2008
6:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.

Spend time with neighbors and friends at
Lansing Public Library Wine Tasting.

Wine tasting by Santori's
Guitar music by Mike Lenich
Hors d'oeuvres by Friends of Lansing Library
Wine Consultant Nancy Yos

Tickets $20
(cash only)
Available at Adult Services Department

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bus Trip to Printers Row Book Fair

The Bus Trip to Printers Row Book Fair on Sunday, June 8, 2008
has been CANCELED! due to low registration.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Never What It Seems Author Diane Martin

If you missed the program, or want to hear it again:

Author Diane Martin.
Diane wrote Never What It Seems and is currently working on the sequel!
In this recording, she talks about the book, and reads the first chapter to get you wanting more!

Listen to Never What It Seems.

For more information on other events we have recorded, visit our Podcast Information Page.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Illinois Mobile Drivers Facility

Illinois Mobile Drivers Services Facility will visit the Library on
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The following services will be offered: Vision screening, duplicate license,
corrected license, driver's license renewal, identification cards, and
vehicle renewal stickers.

For additional information please call the Adult services Desk at
(708) 474-2447. Be a Good Neighbor!

Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Centers will hold a blood drive in the Community Room on
Monday, May 5, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Photo ID is Required!

Be a Good Neighbor and donate blood. Every donor will receive a Free Heartland T-Shirt!

Please schedule your donation time at Adult Services or call (708) 474-2447.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Four Continents to Freedom Author Sandra Lundin

If you missed the program, or want to hear it again:

Author Sandra Lundin with Millie Rytel.
Sandra wrote Four Continents to Freedom about Millie's life.
Thanks to everyone in the audience who participated to make this such an interactive event!

Listen to Four Continents to Freedom.

Friends of Lansing Library Presents Wine Tasting Event

A Midsummer's Night in the Vineyard
Wine Tasting Event!
June 27, 2008 -- 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (cash only) at Adult Services Dept.

Wine Tasting by Santori's Lansing Liquors
Guitar music by Eric Lambert and Mike Lenich
Hors d'oeuvres by Friends of Lansing Library
Wine Consultant -- Nancy Yos





Bus Trip to Printers Row Book Fair!

  • When: Sunday, June 8, 2008
  • Where: Printers Row, Chicago,Illinois
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $25.00 per person (cash only)
  • Please make your prepaid reservations at the Adult Services Desk
  • No refunds unless we cancel the trip.
  • Limited to 32 persons
  • Lunch is on your own
For more information on authors scheduled to appear, visit the
Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Book Fair website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/extras/printersrow

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Scottish Heritage Podcast

We recorded the program presented by members of the Illinois St. Andrew Society on March 27, 2008. This features Scottish heritage and music, including bagpipes, snare drum and fiddle.

Click the link to listen!

Illinois St. Andrew Society visits Lansing Public Library

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Decades of Dresses Canceled

Program canceled due to low registration.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Voter Information

Need information about your polling place, sample ballots, voting hours and more?
Visit the Cook County Clerk's Office Website at voterinfonet.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Newsletter Available

The February-March issue of the newsletter is available in the library, or download your own copy at home!