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Things to do in Lansing this week – October 2 edition

LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2023) – The items listed below are public events compiled from a variety of community sources. They represent a diversity of ways to be involved this week.


Monday, October 2

Banned Book Week begins

Time: Open hours

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Banned Book Week begins on Monday, October 2. “Stop by the library during Banned Books Week for an opportunity to snag a free banned book. While supplies last.”


Tuesday, October 3

Coffee Break

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Made with our French press, enjoy the freshest coffee around for free. Join us for a chat or grab and go!”

Anime Club

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Teen Island, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Learn some Japanese and discuss animes you’ve never heard of!” This event is for students in grades 6 – 12. Register here.

Village Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location:2710 170th Street, Lansing

See the agenda here.


Wednesday, October 4

National Walk to School Day

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Location: Throughout Lansing

Students across Lansing will be walking to school. Drivers should be extra caution during this time.

Pop-up Pantry

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Mt. Zion UFL Center, 2340 177th Street, Lansing (708-394-3555)

Mt. Zion UFL Center partners with Illinois Partners In Hope to distribute a variety of donated food once or twice a week. These pop-up pantries are open to anyone, and no ID is required.

Crochet & Knitting Group

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Brick Room
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Bring your own supplies and learn some techniques. This is not a library-sponsored group, but it meets in the library’s Brick Room.

Anime Club

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Teen Island, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“If you are on Tik-Tok, you’re familiar with its infamous life hack trend. But do they work? Let’s test some VIRAL Tik-Tok hacks to see if they work.” This event is for students in grades 6 – 12. Register here.


Thursday, October 5

Banned Book Bike

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

Location: Lansing Municipal Center, 3141 Ridge Road, Lansing

Residents are invited to pick up a free copy of a banned book from the Lansing Library’s Book Bike.

Trivia at Kasey’s

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge, 17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

Trivia with Nick At Night Entertainment happens every week on Thursdays. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. Nick will start the show around 7 p.m.


Friday, October 6

Crochet & Knitting Group

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Brick Room
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Bring your own supplies and learn some techniques. This is not a library-sponsored group, but it meets in the library’s Brick Room.

Senior Bingo

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Community Room
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Seniors are invited to play bingo and win “interesting” prizes.

Kasey’s Karaoke

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge, 17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

Karaoke with Joe Sibley takes place every week on Fridays at Kasey’s Banquet Hall.


Saturday, October 7

Fire Prevention Week open house

Time: 11 a.m. –  2 p.m.

Location: 19300 Burnham Avenue

The Lansing Fire Department’s open house will take place at Station 29 for lots of family-friendly activities, food and fun. There will be a live burn demonstration, helicopter landing, vehicle extrication, fire truck tours, obstacle course, face painting, raffles, and prizes.

Pet Blessing at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18100 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing

Residents can have their pets blessed during this time.



If your business, school, church, or organization is having a community event that you’d like to include in our “Things to do this week,” feel free to email the information to The Lansing Journal: [email protected].

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

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