LANSING | The Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., invites adults to participate in November programs. For more information or to register, contact the Adult Services Desk in person or call (708) 474-2447. Registration is also available online at www.lansingpl.org
Adult Book Discussions
Avid Reads adult book discussion will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Lansing Public Library. The book discussed will be “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Little Bee, a young Nigerian refugee, has just been released from the British immigration detention center where she has been held for the past two years. Alone in a foreign country she seeks out the only English person she knows. Sarah is a posh young mother and magazine editor with whom Little Bee shares a dark past. Copies are available at the upstairs circulation desk.
Reality Check adult book discussion will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lansing Public Library. The book discussed will be “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. In 1943, Army Airman Louis Zamperini survived a plane crash in the Pacific and lived 47 days on a life raft only to be imprisoned and tortured in a Japanese POW camp. After his release two years later, he began the long and painful journey of coping with the psychological aftermath of his experience. Copies are available at the upstairs circulation desk.
Murder and Mayhem adult book discussion will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Lansing Public Library. The book discussed will be “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie. This is the book that made Agatha Christie a household name. A sudden suicide sparks rumors of blackmail and affairs. This mystery features Hercule Poirot. Copies are available at the upstairs circulation desk.
Friends of the Library Book Sale is Nov. 10. Members only shop from 9 to 10 a.m. and the general public shops from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Membership available at the door. There is an ongoing book sale located in the Adult Services Department.
Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Meditation behind and in front of the camera focuses on how our spiritual lives can inform our photography as we learn to pay attention, to be patient, to focus our eyes on the world in a new way as well as focusing on the pictures we take to see how they speak to our soul. This event is for anyone interested in learning how to include photography in their spiritual journey. Please register.
Paper Creations Fall Thanksgiving Card Class at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Join us as we learn the basics of card making this fall and winter. Each month a new theme will be introduced and you will have a chance to make two beautiful cards. All you need to bring is your creativity. This program is limited to 12 Lansing Library card holders. Your library card is needed to register for this program.
Lectures of Genealogy, Register at Adult Services.
* Getting Started-Introduction to Genealogy from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
* Expanding in the Framework from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
* Ancestry Beyond the Basics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21.
* Beyond Ancestery from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
* Other Genealogy Internet Resources from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5.
* Putting it Together from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
Friday Afternoon Movies
"Arsenic and Old Lace" at 1 p.m. Nov. 16. Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson Turner/Warner Bros.; Directed by Frank Capra Black and White; Not Rated; 118 minutes; 1944. Based on Joseph Kesselring’s hit Broadway play, this madcap comedy is a blend of the bizarre and the mundane. A mild-mannered drama critic learns that his two kindly and loveable aunts have been poisoning people with elderberry wine. Two murderers move into the aunts’ house with the idea of adding a few corpses of their own. Register.
Adult Winter Reading Program
“Books are my best friends!” begins Dec. 3 and ends Jan. 22.
Starting the week of Dec. 3 you may pick up your first log at the Adult Services Desk and return them anytime throughout the duration of the program for a maximum of five logs. Each log will be considered a grand prize entry. Read up to five books per log (minimum one book required). Stop by the Adult Services Desk for further information on the Adult Winter Reading Program.
Computer Classes; limit 10 per class. Registration with a Lansing Library Card required.
* Introduction to Computers at 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Participants learn the basics of computers, parts of the computer, tour the Windows 7 desktop and keyboard, learn basic terminology and importance of internet security. All classes will be taught on laptops running Windows 7. Attendees will use touchpads. Class length is one hour.
* Introduction to Email at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 and 6 p.m. Nov. 28. Participants will complete the process of signing up for a free email account and learn how to check email and compose and send messages. All classes will be taught on laptops running Windows 7. Attendees will use touchpads. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers or laptop and Windows 7 experience. Class length is one hour.
Calumet River Creative Writers Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 17.
Purls of Wisdom Knitters and Crochet Circle will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 28 and from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 and 23.