Jim Sweeney Presents: "The Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh"

Jim Sweeney Presents: "The Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh"

Presented by The Lansing Historical Society, immediately following their brief business meeting. All are welcome to attend.

Jim Sweeney will give a brief introduction and show a movie ~ The Everglades of the North.  After the movie, he will do Q&A.

Jim Sweeney grew up in Lansing and has lived in Schererville since 1984.
He has been a volunteer in the conservation and environmental community in Indiana since 1988.  
 
He is a member of the Izaak Walton League of America and is the vice-president of the Porter County Chapter in Indiana and currently serves on the executive board of the national IWLA.
 
Most of his work has focused on water quality, fish and wildlife conservation, and public lands advocacy, and has also served on the boards of the Save the Dunes Council and the Hoosier Environmental Council.
 
He was one of the founding board members of the Friends of the Kankakee created to promote the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area and still serves the organization as its secretary.
 
His particular interests are wetland conservation and conserving biological diversity. Most of his volunteer efforts since 1996 have focused on river and wetland restoration along the Kankakee River in Indiana and Illinois.
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After-Hours Concert: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes™

After-Hours Concert: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes™

Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

Discover Worlds of Traditional Ethnic Music with Jutta & the Hi-Dukes™

You'll explore a world of music as these eclectic, energetic, multi-instrumentalist troubadours transport you on an exciting worldbeat dance tour of Balkan, Gypsy, Dixie, Klezmer, Scandinavian, French, and Greek music.

These talented world music musicians will get you dancing the fun line and circle traditional dances that fit the music, so bring your dancing shoes! For those who prefer dancing with their fingers, the band will have hand percussion on which you can join in the music-making. Of course, everyone can sing along, too!

You will delight to an ever-changing spectrum of musical colors created by three-part vocal harmonies accompanied by the quintet's many instruments which include: the Bulgarian kaval, mandolin, tenor saxophone, up to three acoustic guitars, tupan and darabuka (percussion from the Balkans), and acoustic bass.

Friends of Lansing Libary will sell slices of cheesecake to-go after the concert as a fundraiser. $3, cash only.

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Lansing Library Live In-Person Trivia! (Registration appreciated)

Lansing Library Live In-Person Trivia! (Registration appreciated)

Join us in-person! Topics and questions will vary.

Age 18 & up.

Registration appreciated but not required.

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Lansing Library Live on Facebook!: Trivia!

Lansing Library Live on Facebook!: Trivia!

Join us at Facebook.com/LansingPublicLibrary and participate in live trivia!

Topics and questions will vary week to week.

Ages 18 & up.

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Hometown Heroes Exhibit - During Library Hours All Week

Hometown Heroes Exhibit - During Library Hours All Week

Come see our Hometown Heroes up close & personal!

Open during regular library hours.

See the link below to locate your Hometown Hero Banner.

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Tablets

tablet screen

Lansing Public Library received a grant from AgeOptions to purchase tablets to circulate to seniors aged 60+ to enable them to learn how to use the device, learn how to obtain & read digital content, stream video, use the SWAN app, research with online resources and more.

Checkout is limited to Lansing cardholders aged 60+

If you have questions, call 708-474-2447 extension 128 & ask for Mike.

Tutorial: Basic Operations

Tutorial: Using WiFi Hotspot with Tablet

Tutorial: Tablet: What's Included in the Pouch

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Dead Relatives/Genealogy

Dead Relatives/Genealogy

Dead Relatives Are Back!

After the long COVID-19 hiatus, the Dead Relative group is back! We will be meeting in the newly refurbished Community Room on the lower level on Saturday afternoons, the third Saturday of the month.

Did you make any great genealogy discoveries during your time at home? Did you get interested in genealogy watching all those Ancestry commercials? Come and join us and we will talk about genealogy and family history. Beginners are welcome. We will supply laptop computers or you can bring your own. After this long hiatus, we will not take a Summer break and will plan to meet in June, July and August this year.

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop
 
Want to learn skills to help you stay in control of your diabetes? Join us from the comfort of your home for this virtual workshop!

Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a program designed to help people with type 2 diabetes, are pre-diabetic or caregivers of adults with diabetes learn how to live well.
 
This program helps:
  • Lower A1C levels
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increase confidence in managing symptoms
  • Decrease pain and depression

Weekly topics covered include:
  • Nutrition, healthy eating and menu planning
  • Medication management, monitoring and foot care
  • Problem solving, decision making, goal setting and more!
 
 
Meets weekly for six weeks
Beginning Friday, October 22
9:30 am - Noon
 
 
Spaces are limited so make sure to reserve your spot TODAY!
 
This workshop is open to any resident in the State of Illinois except
for residents of the following counties: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
 
 
If you have questions or would like more information, email us at: info@ilpathwaystohealth.org or call the Health Promotion Team
at: (708)383-0258
 
 
This project was supported in part by a cooperative agreement (90CSSG0007-01-01) from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official AoA, ACL, or DHHS policy.
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Grab & Go Make It: Small Halloween Lights (YouTube)

Grab & Go Make It: Small Halloween Lights (YouTube)

Registration is required for the Grab & Go bag of supplies for this craft.

Limit 15, limit 1 kit per person.

Bags will be ready for pickup from October 4-October 9
Unclaimed bags will be available first-come, first-served on October 11, if any remain.

You may also choose to use supplies you have at home and watch the video when it premieres on YouTube, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

In this class we will be using small jars to make “Halloween” lights.

For one light you will need:

  • A small jar
  • Black lace 6-8 inches
  • A small candle, white or orange, or even black if you wish
  • A small bit of sand or Epsom salts to anchor the candle
  • Glue, the wet kind. Mod podge if you have it.
  • A brush for the glue

These kits contain a jar, lace, a candle, & sand or Epsom salts.

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homebound COVIC vaccine info

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