November youth events at Lansing Public Library

2013-10-20T00:00:00Z November youth events at Lansing Public LibraryFor The Times
October 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LANSING | The Infants, Teens and In-Betweens Department of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., announces the following events planned for November. All programs are free of charge and do not require signup 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

Signup for the next storytime session with Miss Patti will begin on Oct. 28. The next session will start Nov. 11 and end Dec. 19.

The following sessions are available:

Baby Talk

Birth though 12 months with caregiver: 10:30 a.m. Mondays

13 months through 24 months with caregiver: 11:30 a.m. Mondays

Toddler Time

24 months through 36 months with caregiver: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Pre-K Storytime

3 to 5 years old: 10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. Thursdays

In addition, there will also be an all-ages Family Pajama Time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Attendees are able to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals for this special evening storytime.

Family Reading Night will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event that encourages families to visit the library and enjoy the simple pleasure of reading together. Professional storyteller Grant Fitch will be the featured storyteller at this event. Fitch began his career at the Lansing Public Library many years ago and is now a well-known, high-skilled teller of stores. Light refreshments will be served.

Lego Days will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Children ages birth through fifth grade are invited to drop in and build Lego masterpieces, which will be displayed in the Youth and Teen Services department for a month. No signup is required.

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

4 p.m. Nov. 14: “Back to the Future” will be shown during Teen Movie Night. It’s the mid-'80s and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc’s latest invention is a time machine that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents back together so he will exist when he gets back to his own time. Movie run time is 116 minutes. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16: Want a new book or DVD but don’t have the money right now, especially with the holidays coming up? Have a stack of books or DVDS you need to get rid of, but don’t want to give them away for free? Come to the Teen Department and join in our first book and DVD swap. Books and DVDs must still be in readable/watchable condition in order to participate. If you want to take home an item, you also have to bring an item to swap. Participants may drop off items prior to the event.

4 p.m. Nov. 18: "Off the Shelf" Book Discussion: "September Girls" by Bennett Madison. Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community’s ocean-dwelling inhabitants.

5 p.m. Nov. 20: "Out of the World" Book Discussion: "Bubble World" by Carol Snow. After 16-year-old Fresia learns — and tells her friends — that their perfect life on a luxurious tropical island is not real, she is banished from her virtual world to the “mainland,” where people are ugly, school is hard, and families are dysfunctional.

4 p.m. Nov. 21: It’s Game Day. Use our Nintendo Wii to challenge your friends at a number of sports with Wii Sports or work together to conquer Super Mario Bros. If video games aren’t your style, you can best your friends at Connect Four, Uno and much more.

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