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					                               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.
                                                                                            Closed Thursday,
                                                                                            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.
                                                                                            Library Hours:
                               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
                                                                                            Phone: 708-474-2447
                               receive our tax funds. We apologize for any
                               inconvenience and we will try to get materials for you       www.lansing.lib.il.us
   Volume 4, Issue 5
                               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
                                              College.
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
                                                           Exhibit Hours:
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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         Genealogy News
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!



Treasured Titles
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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          Computer News
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
                                                Strategies
                                                                                           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.
                                                [Grades 6-12]
                                                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!
straightened out!




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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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  Sun               Mon                  Tue                  Wed                  Thu                   Fri                Sat
                       Oct 29               Oct 30               Oct 31                       1                   2                    3
       007                                                                                                             Book Sale 9-1
                  Youth & Teen                                                     Know Your           Knit/Crochet

 Nov. 2          Winter Reading                                                  Mortgage 6:30                10:30
                         Begins

         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
                                                                Week 7:00
        18                    19                  20                21                  22                      23                   24
                 Autism Support         Homeschooling                              Library             Knit/Crochet
                                          Huddle 9:00
                                                                Open
                   Group 10:00                                                                                 10:30
                                     Book Disc. 11:00        9:00-5:00              Closed            Family Fun 1-3
                                      Avatar Deadline

        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
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                                                                                                   workshops begins,
                            ages and registration requirements.                                                        Genealogy Demo
  De c. 2                                                                                                   Dec 1st
                                                                                                                                  2:00
          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
                                                                    6:30

         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
                                                                                                              10:30
        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
                       Discussion
        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
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                                                                      Please check the newsletter for
                      Open
                                                                    ages and registration requirements.
                   9:00-1:00
     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
                         Group 6:00

             13                  14                15                  16                 17                    18                    19
      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

             20              21                    22                  23                 24                    25                    26
                        Library           Homeschooling Knit/Crochet 6:00                               Mouse 9:30
                                            Huddle 9:00                                          Movie: Experience
                         Closed                                                                         Utah 10:30

             27                  28                29                  30                 31               Feb 1                  Feb 2
                    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.

				
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