Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chicago Architecture Lecture

September 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Huette Kaplan, a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, will present an overview of many Chicago tours. These tours include:
Frank LLoyd Wright by Bus ~ Hear about the tour which visits the neighborhoods where Wright lived and where he developed the prairie style of architecture. Many of the neighborhoods referenced in the book , Loving Frank, will be discussed.
Devil in the White City Bus Tour ~ Hear about the tour based upon Erik Larson's book and which explores the events that occurred in Chicago and their lasting impact upon us: the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the emergence of America's first mass murderer.
Lights, Camera, Architecture ~ Hear about many of the walking routes that feature Chicago's architecture seen in movies such as Batman, Road to Perdition, Weather Man, Untouchables and the Blues Brothers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Be the First to Know! Sign up now!

The Lansing Chamber of Commerce is starting a new program to better serve Lansing residents, businesses and guests. The Chamber will send weekly emails highlighting the various events, fests, sales, fundraisers, etc. the Chamber Members are hosting. Be the first to know what is happening around town! Sign up by calling the Chamber at 708-474-4170, by emailing the Chamber at lansingchamber@yahoo.com or through the Chamber website, http://www.chamberoflansing.com

Privacy Statement: Your contact information will not be shared with any business. Only the Chamber Office will have access to your contact information.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Law offices of Sulaiman & Associates

September 24, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Law offices of Sulaiman & Associates, a consumer rights law firm, will present information on:
What is a foreclosure, why foreclosures affect everyone, and what are the defenses to foreclosures.
Today we are experiencing one of the worst economic and housing crisis since the Great Depression. Come and hear what is happening in the foreclosure industry today. Learn about some of the defenses to foreclosure, and options that borrowers have. And why the economic stimulus didn't help!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chicago Architecture Lecture

September 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Huette Kaplan, a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, will present an overview of many Chicago tours. These tours include:
Frank LLoyd Wright by Bus ~ Hear about the tour which visits the neighborhoods where Wright lived and where he developed the prairie style of architecture. Many of the neighborhoods referenced in the book , Loving Frank, will be discussed.
Devil in the White City Bus Tour ~ Hear about the tour based upon Erik Larson's book and which explores the events that occurred in Chicago and their lasting impact upon us: the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the emergence of America's first mass murderer.
Lights, Camera, Architecture ~ Hear about many of the walking routes that feature Chicago's architecture seen in movies such as Batman, Road to Perdition, Weather Man, Untouchables and the Blues Brothers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back-to-School Special!

Replace lost library cards for free, August 10-15, 2009.

$5.00 replacement fee for lost cards will resume August 17, 2009.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hands-On Genealogy Class, Sat., Aug 15, 2009

Register now for the Hands-On Genealogy Workshop

We will cover the basics of the research that can be done with the subscription databases available at the library. Presented by Lansing Public Library’s Ms. Higgins.
Part 1: The census records using
Ancestry and HeritageQuest
How to use the census records on two different sources to research your family history. Using the census records is one of the first steps to researching your genealogy. We will look at how Ancestry and Heritage Quest index the census records and go over tips for searching effectively.

Beyond the census records
Looking at other records
available such as birth, marriage, death, and military records. The census is just a snapshot taken every 10 years. Much happens between the census years. We will look at some of the other records available from the
subscription databases to fill-in more of the information about your family.
Part 2: Using Family Tree Maker to build your tree
Using software to outline your family tree. Once you gather
information about your family, it is useful to see it charted as a tree or produced as a report that can be shared with other family members. The Family Tree Maker software (available at the library) can help you do these reports.

Fall Newsletter Available

Visit the library to pick up your copy of the September-October 2009 issue of the newsletter, or download your own here!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Salem History

Salem History Resources *Lansing Barcode Required.

Salem History is the online content of:
The Sixties in America,The Seventies in America, The Nineties in America, Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, Great Lives from History: The 18th Century, Great Lives from History: The 19th Century, Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives, Great Events from History: The 17th Century, Great Events from History: The 19th Century, Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, Milestone Documents in American History, Milestone Documents of American Leaders, Coming soon: Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Coming soon: Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, Coming soon: Great Events from History: The Renaissance

Where can I use this? You can use this from home or inside the library, just choose the appropriate link.
Cost: Free!
Note: users must have a valid Lansing Library Card in our database to use this resource from home.
Our contract with Salem History does not allow us to grant access to users from other towns.
Follow the link, then look for the box to input your library card barcode.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Reference USA

Reference USA *Lansing Barcode Required.

Includes Business and Residential listings. This database of 14 million US Businesses contains verified, accurate data and is updated monthly. Plus this is the only business database enhanced with more than 20 million phone calls per year. Use the Residential database of over 100 Million US Residents to conduct market research, and locate friends and relatives. Our records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).

What is it? Lansing Public Library subscribes to two Reference USA products you can use with Quick Search to find what you need with a few clicks or use our powerful Custom Search to fine tune your search.

US Businesses This database of 14 million US Businesses contains verified, accurate data and is updated monthly. Plus this is the only business database enhanced with more than 20 million phone calls per year.
Search criteria include:

  • Business name
  • Executive title
  • Business type
  • Sales volume
  • Employee size
  • Year established
  • And more...

US ResidentialUse this database of over 100 Million US Residents to conduct market research, and locate friends and relatives. Our records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).

Search criteria include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Median home value
  • Median home income
  • And more...

Where can I use this? You can use this from home or inside the library.
Cost: Free!
Note: users must have a valid Lansing Library Card in our database to use this resource from home.
Our contract with Reference USA does not allow us to grant access to users from other towns.
Follow the link, then look for the box to input your library card barcode.