Lansing library announces December programs for youth and teens

2013-11-17T00:00:00Z Lansing library announces December programs for youth and teensFor The Times
November 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LANSING | The Infants, Teens and In-Betweens Department announces the following events planned for December. All programs are free of charge and do not require sign up unless noted. Non-Lansing residents are invited to participate in the events as well.

For more information, contact the Infants, Teens & In-Betweens Department at (708) 474-2447 or visit the library’s Web site at The Lansing Public Library is at 2750 Indiana Ave.

The following events are planned for children from birth to fifth grade:

• Dec. 14 from 2-3:30 p.m: Children ages birth through fifth grade are invited to drop in and build Lego masterpieces during Lego Day, which will be displayed in the Youth and Teen Services department for a month.

• Dec. 31 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join in the fun at our Happy Noon Year Party. The library will have a fun party concluding with a “countdown.”

In addition, there will also be all ages Milk and Cookies Family Storytimes on from 6:30-7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 17. Attendees are able to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals for this special evening storytime.

The following events are planned for teens in sixth through 12th grade:

• Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.: Design your own Christmas ornaments using Shrinky-Dink paper and patterns. Watch your drawing shrink down to the perfect size to fit on your tree.

 • Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.: Magnets can brighten up any space, like your locker or the refrigerator at home. They can also be a fun gift to give to a friend or family member (or just keep for yourself). Using marbles, mini magnets, a glue gun and some imagination and personalization, make a magnet or two to take home.

• Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.: Come and watch “A Christmas Story” during the teen movie of the month. A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas present that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions will fit in with the All-American Christmas.

• Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.: December’s “On the Edge” Book Discussion pick is “10th Grade” by Joseph Weisberg. The book re-creates a school year in the life of teenager Jeremy Reskin, who falls madly in love with the new girl in school and deals in his own way with classes, sports, family conflict, peer pressure, romance and hanging out.

• Dec. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 .pm.: Come and watch a “Saved by the Bell’ marathon during our “TGIF TV Show Marathon.” In “Saved by the Bell," teens study, date and scheme at a California high school. Snacks will be provided.

• Dec. 30 at 4 p.m.: December’s "Off the Shelf" Book Discussion selection is "Maid of Secrets" by Jennifer McGowan. In 1559 England, Meg, an orphaned thief, is pressed into service and trained as a member of the Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I’s secret all-female guard. Her loyalty is tested when she falls in love with a Spanish courtier who may be a threat.

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