From the Director’s Desk Holiday Closings
I would like to make you all aware that the political Thanksgiving Holiday:
wrangling going on in Springfield is having immediate Closing at 5 p.m.
Limited Edition consequences on the operation of your library. As I’m
sure you’ve noticed, the Cook County tax bills have not
been mailed. The Assessor’s office says they cannot
calculate tax bills until the legislature decides whether
Wed., Nov. 21, 2007.
November 22, 2007
they are going to extend the 7% tax cap on residential Christmas Holidays:
property in Cook County. Legislators will tell you that Closed Monday,
the Assessor’s office is choosing not to send the bills. Dec. 24 & Tuesday,
What really matters is that this important process is
Dec. 25, 2007.
being held hostage while our elected officials fight
amongst themselves. New Year’s Holidays:
Closing at 1:00 p.m.
The renewal of this bill (HB664) was included in the
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.
budget finally submitted to the governor on August
23rd. The governor used his amendatory veto powers Closed Tuesday,
and vetoed 463 million dollars in expenditures including January 1, 2008.
the renewal of this bill. The Governor has proposed his
Martin Luther King
own version that would make the tax cut permanent.
The House has overridden his veto on October 2nd and Day: Closed
now the matter goes to the State Senate. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008
for M. L. King Jr. Day.
In the meantime tax bills have not been sent and no
operating money is going to your library or your Village
to carry on our day-to-day operations. Simply stated, Hours
we are not receiving the dollars to which we are entitled.
What does this all mean? It means the library will
probably have to borrow money so we can keep our Monday-Thursday
doors open. We cannot wait until our legislators stop 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
fighting and focus on serving the people of this State. Friday & Saturday
In all likelihood we will have to expend funds 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
earmarked for other things to pay interest on money we
should not have to borrow. 2750 Indiana Avenue
Lansing, IL 60438
We will only be purchasing minimal materials and
cutting programming not already paid for until we
receive our tax funds. We apologize for any
inconvenience and we will try to get materials for you www.lansing.lib.il.us
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from other libraries. Be aware that many other libraries,
November 2007- school districts and municipal governments in Cook In This Issue
January 2008 County may be facing the same issue.
• Adult Services
If you would like to express your opinion to your State • Computer News
Please visit the Library or legislators and the Governor, here is the link that will
give you contact information. www.elections.il.gov/ • Friends
our website for updates to
program information. DistrictLocator/AddressSearch.aspx • Genealogy Tools
www.lansing.lib.il.us Or stop at any one of our service desks and we will be • Historical Society
happy to help you with this information. Holiday Trees
Director: Deborah Albrecht
Editor: Kelli Staley
• Teen Scene
We look forward to serving you with all your library
Graphic Design: Kelli Staley needs. We thank you for your support of your library. • Youth Services
Debbie Albrecht, Director
Register for Adult Programs at the Adult Services Desk,
Adult Programs & Services on our website, or call 474-2447, ext. 122.
Know Your Mortgage The Value of Writer’s Special Interest
Thursday, Nov. 1 at College and Group 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on
6:30 p.m. Reality of Paying Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday,
Do you truly know For It Jan. 5. Whether
your mortgage? Thursday, Nov. 15 you've written
Presented by PRIMERICA at 6:30 p.m. your fifteenth
Financial Services Many Presented by PRIMERICA novel or are just
homeowners are being shocked College of Hope: Uncover the starting your first,
with the true cost of their Myths of College Planning: the Writer's Group can offer
mortgages. Are you presently Did you know that no matter support and advice. Share and
experiencing problems how much money you make, nor receive constructive criticism at
managing your debt? If you how little time you have left to monthly meetings. Special guest
want to get control of your save, you may find ways to re- speakers TBA! Age 18 and up.
monthly payments, and duce the cost of sending your
potentially reduce your income children to college? Discover Mom’s Autism Support Group
taxes, and learn to understand that how you pay for college is Any mom who has a child(ren)
your mortgage documents join more important than how you with a disability is welcome.
us. Refreshments will be served. save for college. This unique We share information on health
seminar provides a hopeful issues, sibling support, diet,
Town Hall Talks approach to college planning community resources, websites,
for Parents and and will help you: books, upcoming seminars &
Teens Nov. 8 at • Get on the Same Page with conference, etc. Come for hugs,
6:30 p.m. Your Child with the Values laughter, compassion and
This tactful, informative and Inventory encouragement. 10:00 a.m. to
sensitive forum for local parents 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5,
• Determine Your Family’s
and teens is sponsored by New Monday, Nov. 19, Monday, Dec.
EFC to Help Maximize
Leaf Resources, Inc. Sessions 3, Mon., Jan. 14, Mon. Feb. 11.
Financial Aid Eligibility
are educational and supportive in
• Meet the Four Partners who
nature. Featured topic: Twelve The popular knitting &
will Help you Pay for
Stages of Healthy Courtship crochet circle “Purls of
Behavior presented by Stephen Wisdom” meets in the
Lanterman, MSW, LCSW, Homeschooling Community Room.
ICAC II, CSAT, JD, a Christian Huddle Bring your own supplies.
psychotherapist with over thirty 9:00 a.m. on Beginners are welcome!
years experience working Tues., Nov. 20,
with families in the area of Dec. 11 and Jan. 22 Fridays 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
trauma-addiction-mental health This is your chance to meet with November 2, 16 & 23
concerns. other homeschooling parents in December 7 & 21
Refreshments will be served. the Lansing area to exchange January 4 & 18
ideas and information. Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Children are welcome. November 7 & 28
Do you have a collection you’d Registration is encouraged. December 12 & 26
like to display? Contact Adult Register on our website or call January 9 & 23
Services for more information! the Youth Services Dept.
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Adult Programs & Services
Book Discussions It’s Movie Time!
November 6 (10:30 a.m.) and Friday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m.
November 7 (6:30 p.m.) — Flags of Our Fathers 132 minutes.
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean Lansing Public Library presents a movie about the
It is 1941. The Nazis are about to lay siege to five Marines and one Navy corpsman who raised the
Leningrad, and the city's residents take refuge in the American flag at the battle of Iowa Jima.
Hermitage museum. There we meet Marina, a young Friday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m.
museum worker whose story moves between Russia Washington, D.C. 60 minutes.
in World War II and the present, where she is about to Discover the past, present, and future of our great nation!
attend her granddaughter's wedding in Seattle. The
modern-day Marina has Alzheimer's disease and is Friday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m.
lost in the memories of her past. A Christmas Story 95 minutes.
Lansing Public Library presents a comedy about a young
November 20 — The Virgin of Small Plains boy (Ralphie) who tries to convince his concerned
parents to buy him a Red Ryder Air Rifle for Christmas.
by Nancy Pickard 11:00 a.m.
Seventeen years ago the body of a teenage murder Friday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m.
victim was found in a pasture in Small Plains, Kansas Cape Cod and the Islands 45 minutes.
and Mitch Newquist, who mysteriously left town the Join us as we visit Cape Cod, the Islands of Martha’s
day after the body was found, has returned to Small Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Plains threatening to bring old secrets to light.
Friday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m.
The Copper Canyon 54 minutes.
December 4 (10:30 a.m.) and This rail journey in restored passenger cars of the 1940’s
December 5 (6:30 p.m.) — and 50’s takes us through Mexico’s extraordinary
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. landscape with the Copper Canyon, 4 times the size of
Sixteen interesting and bizarre characters, who live in the Grand Canyon, as the highlight of the trip.
a mysterious apartment building, compete to become
heir to the Westing millions. Friday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Experience Utah 60 minutes.
December 17 — No Mystery discussion in Travel through snow capped mountains, desert canyons,
December, pick up the selection for January. historical sites, and 13 National Parks and monuments.
January 7 — No Avid Reads discussion in
January, pick up the selection for Feb. 5 & 6. Historical Society Trees
January 15 — The Unbidden Truth View over 30 trees decorated to represent nations
by Kate Wilhelm 11:00 a.m. from all over the world! For info (708) 474-6160
Attorney, Barbara Holloway, is asked to defend Carol The exhibit will be open selected hours November
Fredricks, a young pianist, who stands accused of 26 through Dec. 29. To schedule a group tour,
murdering the manager of a piano bar. Carol can't contact Therese at 895-0707.
remember a huge part of her past and ruthless foes
will stop at nothing to keep the past buried. Barbara is
determined to get at the truth and keep her client safe. Mondays 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Discussions are always open to new members! Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
month before the discussion. Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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Join us in the Community Room Heritage Quest is a companion
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m. product that has some overlap with
for a demonstration of Ancestry census coverage, but includes texts
and Heritage Quest! Learn how to of family histories, periodical
search for genealogy records! articles, Revolutionary War
Registration is encouraged. records, the Freedman’s Bank
Register on our website or These online resources are used to (serving African American
call the Adult Services Dept. research your family tree and researchers) and other legal
(708) 474-2447 ext. 122 genealogy. Ancestry accesses documents.
No deposit required. thousands of databases including
the US Census through 1930, The library has prepared a booklet
Lansing Public Library is pleased to historic newspapers, directories, listing the various genealogical
announce that they have added membership lists, birth and death handbooks and resources at the
access to Ancestry Library Edition records, and many other library, as well as how to contact
and Heritage Quest for library government files of historic other agencies in the area that
users. Ancestry can only be used in interest. specialize in genealogy research.
the library while Heritage Quest Ask for your copy at the
can be used in the library and Many of the searches will lead you Reference Desk!
through the library website at to original historic documents that
http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/ can be printed. Stop in and try these new
genealogy.html A valid Lansing genealogy tools, and come to the
public library card is required for Who will you find? demonstration to learn the tips and
remote access. tricks for using them effectively!
Lansing Public Library would like Donated by Mary Max: Big Kellerman, Slipknot (large print)
to recognize recent donations to the Bamboo (large print) by Tim by Linda Greenlaw, Wedding
library collection. Thank you! Dorsey, Hurricane Punch (large Officer (large print) by Anthony
print) by Tim Dorsey; Capella.
Donated in memory of John Donated by Alpha Construction
Southard Company: Bone Garden (large Donated by Lansing Woman’s
Donated by Howard E. and Dorothy print) by Tess Gerritsen, Deeper Club: Backstage with Julia by
M. McConathy and Patricia L. De Sleep (large print) by Dana Nancy Verde Barr, The Book as Art
Wier: Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, Stabenow, Force of Nature (large by Krystyna Wasserman, The
Songs Without Words by Ann print) by Suzanne Brockmann, Magic of Monet’s Garden by Derek
Packer; Magic City (large print) by James Fell, Midwest Home Landscaping
Donated by Desiree A. and Kurt P. W. Hall, Playing for Pizza (large by Roger Holmes, Parklands of the
Christopher: Classic Cowboy print) by John Grisham, Wheel of Midwest by Dan Kaercher
Stories, Family Acts by Louise Darkness (large print) by Douglas
Shaffer; J. Preston.
Donated by Richard M. and If you would like to make a
Carolyn Teibel: Away by Amy Donated in memory of John donation to the library, please
Bloom, Best Stories of the Southard & Ted P. Nimie contact the Adult Services Dept. or
American West, Lone Star Rising by Donated by Mary N. Kelley: Good call 474-2447, ext. 122
Elmer Kelton, Stealing Lumby by Guy (large print) by Dean Koontz,
Gail Fraser; Obsession (large print) by Jonathon
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Registration for the Winter Mouse Lab (description cont’d) Microsoft Word 2000 Lab
computer workshops begins Hands-on tutorial will include: Learn to use Microsoft Word to do
Saturday, December 1, 2007. • Learning how to use a mouse basic word processing tasks such as
Workshops will be offered again in • Hands-on mouse practice writing a report or letter.
the spring too. Registration for the • Staff to answer questions Prerequisite: Mouse Skills.
Spring computer workshops will encountered during the tutorial. Work at your own pace. Room is
begin Friday, February 1, 2008. Registration begins Dec. 1st. scheduled for 90 minutes.
Workshops fill quickly, so be sure Saturday, Dec. 22 @ 10:00 a.m. Lab will include:
to register early! Friday, Jan. 25 @ 9:30 a.m. • Work at your own pace using the
Friday, Feb. 29 @ 1:30 p.m. “Creating Résumés, Letters,
Computer Workshops & Labs
$5 refundable deposit required for Business Cards & Flyers in
Internet 1: Word” workbook.
each workshop or lab. Register at Introduction to the Internet
the Adult Services Desk. • Beginning users start at the
Learn time saving tricks to find
Limit 6 students per workshop. beginning of the workbook with
quality information on the web!
Workshops with less than 3 the basics of Word. Intermediate
Prerequisite: Mouse Skills.
people registered will be users can skip ahead in the
Class is approx. 1.5-2 hours.
cancelled. Open to adults of any workbook to new topics.
age, senior citizens welcome! Hand-on workshop will include: • Staff to answer basic Microsoft
Each workshop is hands-on, and • Introduction to the Internet Word questions
designed for beginners. • Exploring trusted websites
• Finding full text of articles Friday, Dec. 28 @ 9:30 a.m.
from magazines and journals Friday, Feb. 15 @ 1:30 p.m.
Which Workshop Should I Take? such as Consumer Reports… Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 10:00 a.m.
We recommend these workshops in for free! Registration begins Dec. 1st.
order. All workshops are for • Finding old Chicago Tribune
beginners. For intermediate or newspaper headlines. Microsoft Excel 2000 Lab
advanced topics, please check with Learn to use Microsoft Excel to do
the local community college. Saturday, Jan. 5 @ 10:00 a.m. basic spreadsheets and charts.
Friday, Jan. 18 @ 9:30 a.m. Prerequisite: Mouse Skills.
1. Introduction to Mouse Lab Registration begins Dec. 1st. Work at your own pace. Room is
2. Internet 1: scheduled for 90 minutes.
Introduction to the Internet Internet 2: Lab will include:
3. Internet 2: Using Search Engines • Work at your own pace using the
Using Search Engines Learn how to surf the web! “Creating Spreadsheets and
4. Microsoft Word Lab Prerequisite: Mouse Skills. Charts in Excel” workbook.
5. Microsoft Excel Lab Class is approx. 1.5-2 hours. • Beginning users start at the
Hand-on workshop will include: beginning of the workbook with
• How to use search engines to the basics of Excel. Intermediate
Introduction to Mouse Lab users can skip ahead in the
Learn the basics of using the find information on the Internet
• Internet searching techniques workbook to new topics.
mouse. Perfect for the beginner or
• How to evaluate the quality of • Staff to answer basic Microsoft
those who need more mouse
information on the Internet Excel questions
practice. Mouse skills are
required for all other classes. • Library resources vs. Internet
Friday, Jan. 11 @ 9:30 a.m.
Work at your own pace.
Friday, Feb. 1 @ 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 1:30 p.m.
The tutorial takes most new users
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 10:00 a.m. Registration begins Dec. 1st.
between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Registration begins Dec. 1st.
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Teen Scene Visit our blog for all the latest news
and more! http://lansinglibraryteen.
(6th-12th Grades) blogspot.com
Ongoing Events: Science Project For more information, visit the Teen
Avatar deadlines: Nov. 20, Jan. 19 Dept., call 474-2447, ext. 119
or send an IM to AskLPLTeen
TAB Meetings: Thursdays: Nov. Tues., November 13
15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to find
Homework Help ideas for projects,
[through grade 8] how to research using library Caudill Book Group
If you need some help materials, ways the Internet can [Grades 4-8 welcome.]
with your homework, help with your project, and much, Monday, January 7, 2008
this is the place! much more! Both parents and 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Homework Help is available from students are welcome to attend. Join us for a discussion of
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Registration is encouraged. The Ruins of Gorlan by John
& Thursdays when school is in Register on our website or call the Flanagan, first in the Ranger’s
session. Our tutor is a student at Youth & Teen Services Dept. Apprentice Series and a Caudill
Fox College who is donating her Nominee! Sign up for this program
time for this program. Thanks Miss Teen Photo begins December 10; register and
Bethany! Contest pick up the book at the Teen Desk.
Enter your best photo in our Teen Teen Book Group
Photo Contest! You could win a [Grades 9-12
$30 gift card to Best Buy. The welcome.]
photo must be one you personally Thursday, January
have taken; submit it to the Teen 10, 2008
Winter Reading Program Desk between Dec. 1st and January 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
[through grade 8] Program runs 5th. The photos will be hung in the We’re talking about The Body of
from Oct. 29 to January 31, 2008. library and posted online for public Christopher Creed by Carol
During our winter reading program voting January 14th through January Plum-Ucci, a Read For A Lifetime
you can win great prizes donated by 31st. Ask for complete rules and title. Sign up for this program
the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team details at the Teen Desk. begins December 10; register and
and by the DePaul Blue Demons pick up the book at the Teen Desk.
Basketball Teams! Sign up for our Great Games!
winter reading program at the Wednesday, December 26
Youth Reference Desk. from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
[Grades 1 and up]
Knitting Knots Come play DDR, Super
[Grades 5-9] Smash Brothers, or some classic
Wednesday, November 7 board games at our open gaming
through Wednesday, afternoon! Teen Photo
December 19 from 4:00 p.m. to Contest Voting!
5:00 p.m. If you need help with a Movie Matinee January 14 to January 31, 2008
knitting project, come to a Knitting Thursday, December View entries in our teen photo con-
Knots afternoon! Bring your yarn 27 at 1:00 p.m. test online or in the library and place
and needles and Miss Patti will help All ages. Join us for a your vote for the winner!
you get your knotty knitting all showing of Mary Poppins! All ages welcome to vote!
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For more information, visit the Youth
Dept., call 474-2447, ext. 112
Youth Programs & Services (Birth-grade 5) or send an IM to AskLPLTeen
Homework Help Science Project Movie Matinee
[through grade 8] Strategies Thursday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m.
If you need some Tues., November 13 All ages. Join us for a showing of
help with your at 6:30 p.m. Mary Poppins!
homework, this Learn how to find
is the place! Homework Help is ideas for projects, how to research Snow Much Fun Storytime!
available from 4:30 p.m. to using library materials, ways the Wed., January 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays & Internet can help with your project, Ages 3 and up are welcome to join
Thursdays when school is in and much, much more! Both parents us for a special storytime and craft!
session. Our tutor is a student at and students are welcome to attend. Sign-up required.
Fox College who is donating her Registration is encouraged.
time for this program. Thanks Miss Register on our website or call the Take the Cake! Cake Decorating
Bethany! Youth & Teen Services Dept. Aftermoon [Grade 3 & up]
Thursday, January 3 from 1:00 p.m.-
Celebrate Children’s Book Week 2:30 p.m. Come decorate a cake (or
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. maybe two) in this fun, edible
Children’s Book Week is an annual afternoon. Sign-up required.
event to celebrate reading and
children’s stories. Celebrate with us Aunt Flossie’s Hats [grades 1-5]
Winter Reading Program at our Read-A-Thon as members of Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m.
[through grade 8] Program runs T.F. South’s National Honor Society Join us for a special reading of Aunt
from Oct. 29 to January 31, 2008. share some of their favorite books! Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes
During our winter reading program Later), then make your own hat to
you can win great prizes donated by Family Reading Night take home! Sign up at the Youth
the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team Thursday, November 15 Reference Desk.
and by the DePaul Blue Demons Check out a story to share with your
Basketball Teams! Sign up for our family for Family Reading Night! Story Times
winter reading program at the Visit our display of Lansing Storytimes begin the week of November
5 and run for 6 weeks (until December
Youth Reference Desk. librarians’ favorite books to give
13). Sign-up for 2008 storytimes will
you some ideas. begin January 14 and the storytimes will
start the week of January 28 and run for
Knitting Knots Family Fun n’ Games 6 weeks (until March 6, 2008).
[Grades 5-9] Friday, November 23 ALL storytimes require sign-up as
Wednesday, November 7 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. space is limited. Sign up in person at
through Wednesday, Relax with a movie or play some the Youth Reference Desk or over the
December 19 from games at our variety afternoon! phone.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you need We’ll be showing Spirited Away and
Baby Talk (Birth through 12 months
help with a knitting project, come will have board games and video
with caregiver) Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
to a Knitting Knots afternoon! games available to play. All ages
Bring your yarn and needles and welcome. Baby Talk (13-24 months with
Miss Patti will help you get your caregiver) Mondays at 11:30 a.m. or
knotty knitting all straightened out! Great Games! Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 26 from
Homeschooling Huddle 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Toddler Time (24-36 months with
Details & dates on page 2 [Grades 1 and up] caregiver) Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Meet with other homeschooling Come play DDR, Super Smash
parents in the Lansing area to Brothers, or some classic board Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. or
exchange ideas and information. games at our open gaming afternoon! Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
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Did You Know...? Highlights of Library Services
Just the Fax! InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
Do you need to send a fax? Do you need an item we do not own?
Lansing Public Library will provide outgoing fax As a full member of the Metropolitan Library System
service to our patrons. We are unable to handle (MLS) the Lansing Public Library cooperates with the
incoming faxes. other libraries in the area, allowing us to borrow items
from other libraries to fulfill your requests.
The patron at their expense must do any copying of
materials to be faxed (i.e., 2 sided documents must be Reference staff will be happy to order the items you
converted to one-sided documents). wish to borrow from another library.
The library will provide a free cover sheet that must be How does this work?
used with all faxes. The first 5 pages of materials will • Items will be delivered to Lansing Public
be faxed at no charge (the cover sheet does not count). Library.
6 or more pages of material will be faxed at the total • You will be notified by phone when the item is
cost of $1.00 available for pickup.
• Requested items can only be checked out by the
Lansing Public Library is not responsible for requesting borrower.
content, or failure of fax arrival. Patrons are advised to check with
the intended recipient to verify receipt of information. • Standard overdue fees apply.
• Patrons return items to Lansing Public Library and
we arrange for it to return to the owning library.
Borrower Records & Notices
Requesting Items in SWAN
Did you know you can renew your items Lansing cardholders cannot place their own requests in
online? It’s easy! All the information is SWAN. Reference Staff will be happy to assist you!
available on our website at Contact the Reference Desk (in person, by phone (708)
http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/renew.html 474-2447 ext. 109, email or Instant Message)
We will need your name, phone number, library card
Did you know you can place your own requests for barcode, and information about the item: author, title,
items online? We’ve got a tutorial posted on our ISBN and format (book, large print book, audiobook
website at http://tinyurl.com/37uym2 You can place cassette, audiobook CD, DVD, etc.)
requests on books, music, movies and more!
You will be contacted by phone when the item has
arrived. Requested items can only be checked out by
Addicted to your e-mail? Sign-up to the requesting borrower.
receive your hold and overdue notices in
your e-mail! Watch the tutorial to learn how! It may be flu season, but this kind of “ILL” is a
http://tinyurl.com/2mrnqt wonderful thing!
Need a reminder BEFORE those items
are due? You can sign-up for Library Elf! Movies, Movies, Movies & TV!
Library Elf is a third-party company you
can register with to receive e-mail notices Have you checked out one of our DVDs?
before your items are due. Feature films are only $1.00 for 3 days! Bonus: check
Visit http://www.libraryelf.com/ to learn more, or visit one out on Thursday, and it’s not due back until
http://tinyurl.com/338dgm to sign up for free. Monday! We also have television series on DVD, so
you can stay in on a cold winter day and catch up on
Grey’s Anatomy, 24, Lost, Monk, Heroes and more!
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007 Book Sale 9-1
Youth & Teen Know Your Knit/Crochet
Nov. 2 Winter Reading Mortgage 6:30 10:30
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Storytimes begin Book Discussion Knitting Knots 4:00 12 Stages of Movie:
(regist. required) 10:30 Knit/Crochet 6:00 Healthy Courtship Flags of Our
Autism 10:00 Book Disc. 6:30 6:30 Fathers 10:30
11 12 13 14 TAB 4:00 15 16 17
Children’s Friends Meet 6:30 Science Project Knitting Knots 4:00 Value of College & Knit/Crochet Internet 2 10:00
Strategies 6:30 Celebrate Reality of Paying 10:30
Book Week Children’s Book For It 6:30
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Autism Support Homeschooling Library Knit/Crochet
Group 10:00 10:30
Book Disc. 11:00 9:00-5:00 Closed Family Fun 1-3
25 26 27 28 29 30
Historical Society Knitting Knots 4:00 Movie:
Tree Display Knit/Crochet 6:00 Washington, D.C.
Opens 6:30 10:30
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Register for 1
Please check the newsletter for Winter computer
Book Sale 9-1
ages and registration requirements. Genealogy Demo
De c. 2 Dec 1st
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Autism Support Book Discussion Knitting Knots 4:00 Knit/Crochet Writers SIG 10:00
Group 10:00 10:30 Book Discussion 10:30
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Homeschooling Knitting Knots 4:00 Storytimes end Movie: A
Huddle 9:00 Knit/Crochet 6:00 Christmas Story
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Pick up Book Knitting Knots 4:00 TAB 4:00 Knit/Crochet Mouse 10:00
for Jan. 10:30
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Library Library Great Games 1-4 Movie: Mary Word 9:30 Historical Society
Knit/Crochet 6:00 Poppins 1:00 Movie: Cape Cod Trees-Last Day!
Closed Closed 10:30
Please check the newsletter for
ages and registration requirements.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 $5 fill a bag 5
008 Library Snow much fun Take the cake Knit/Crochet Book Sale 9-1
Ja n. 2 Closed
storytime 11:00 1-2:30 10:30 Internet 1 10:00
Writers SIG 10:00
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Pick up Feb. Book Knit/Crochet 6:00 Teen Book Group Excel 9:30 Aunt Flossie’s Hats
Discussion 6:00 Movie: Copper 1:00
Caudill Book Canyon 10:30
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Teen Photo Storytime sign-up Book Discussion TAB 4:00 Internet 1 9:30 Avatar Deadline
Contest Voting Autism 10:00 11:00 Knit/Crochet
Begins this week! Friends Meet 6:30 10:30
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Library Homeschooling Knit/Crochet 6:00 Mouse 9:30
Huddle 9:00 Movie: Experience
Closed Utah 10:30
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Storytimes begin Youth & Teen Knit/Crochet Book Sale 9-1
(registration Winter Reading 10:30
required) Ends Computer Sign-up
Homebound Delivery Friends of Lansing Library
This is a service for adult Book Sales We need your help!
homebound Lansing residents Members Only Show your appreciation for the library
9 a.m.-10 a.m. and volunteer with Friends!
with a temporary hardship due
to a major illness, or an ongoing General Public Renew your Friends membership
need due to physical handicap or 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or join as a new member for $5
long-term illness. Saturday, November 3 Friends volunteer Tarvis Iversen
Saturday, December 1 will be recognized at “An Evening
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice
Saturday, January 5, 2008 Of Thanks” at the Lansing Country
your love of reading! Items are Club on November 9, 2007. Mr.
$5 fill-a-bag sale!
available in regular print, large Iversen goes beyond the call of duty
Sales are cash only.
print or audiobook! as a volunteer for the Friends of
Friends Meetings Lansing Public Library organization.
Weekly pick-ups and deliveries Monday, November 12 For two straight years he has secured
are also made to Buford Walker Monday, January 14 Prudential CARES Volunteer grants
Housing. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for our organization. He works many
hours in our book sale room sorting
Friends Raffle Baskets and shelving donated books and other
Please contact the Adult
In November stop by the materials. His outreach to other
Services Department Adult Services desk and buy a
708-474-2447, ext. 122 for organizations in the community
$1.00 chance to win the promotes awareness of our group’s
further information. Holiday Raffle Basket of purpose and the need for
goodies! Super Bowl Raffle contributions, furthering our mission
Basket to follow! of supporting the Lansing Library.