LANSING | The Infants, Teens & In-Betweens Department at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., has announced their events for the month of October. 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 www.lansingpl.org.
The following events are planned for children ages birth to 5, unless otherwise noted:
• 2 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 12: It’s Lego Day! We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity. Children’s individual masterpieces will be displayed for a month in the Infants, Teens & In-Betweens Department. Participants are able to drop in any time during the session.
• 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16: To close out Hispanic Heritage Month, children ages 3 to 6 are invited to make a paper mask at the library. Paper masks are very important in Latin America for celebrations. These masks vary; some are scary, silly and pretty. They will only be limited by the imagination of the creator. Sign up is required as there is a maximum of 12 participants.
• 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30: Celebrate Halloween with a story and a craft. For children in kindergarten to fourth grade.
The following events are planned for teens in sixth through 12th grade:
• 4 p.m. Oct. 10: Teens can create their own monster bookmark during this teen craft. Each monster hangs out in the corner of a book and reminds readers where they left off. Sign up is appreciated, but not required.
• Oct. 15 is the last day to sign up for Read for a Lifetime, a state-sponsored high school reading program. Read books off the Read for a Lifetime booklist by March 31 and receive a Certificate of Achievement from the state of Illinois and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card. Completion of the the program looks great on college applications.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 22: Make a creepy eyeball with ping pong balls and tea candle lights. This might be the only nightlight that will bring the monsters to your room instead of keeping them away. Sign up is appreciated, but not required.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 24: Teen Game Day is back. Teens are invited to stop by and play video games on our Wii or play a board game.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 28: October’s “On the Edge” Teen Book Discussion book will be “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau. Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University. However, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing. Sign up is appreciated, but not required.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 29: October’s “Off the Shelf” Book Discussion book is “Dead Reckoning” by Mercedes Lackey. In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West. Sign up is appreciated, but not required.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 31: Teens will be able to pick what scary movie they would like to view during this month’s movie night. The three movies are: “The Ring,” “The Mummy,” and “Paranoman.” Popcorn and candy will be provided at this free event sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
A special all ages storytime is planned for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Elizabeth Boshears, District 158 interpreter, will host a bilingual (Spanish/English) storytime.
The all ages Happy Halloween Digital Costume Contest will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Patrons are invited to stop in for a treat and show off their costumes. A digital photo will be taken of children and teens and featured on the library’s Web site. Winners will be announced several days later.