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Storytime Video Storytime Video

Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Free with your library card.
Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Use on your smart TV or with downloadable mobile app, free with your library card.

Try this scan-tastic quiz Try this scan-tastic quiz

You automate a good effort at this quiz or people might think you're a has-bin.
You automate a good effort at this quiz or people might think you're a has-bin.

Beach Author Announcement: Nnedi… Beach Author Announcement: Nnedi Okorafor

Author of "Black Panther" and "Akata Witch" set to appear November 8, 2018 as a part of the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series.
Author of "Black Panther" and "Akata Witch" set to appear November 8, 2018 as a part of the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series.

Lawrence Public Library and Watkins… Library + Watkins Museum collaborate to digitize local history

The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.
The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.

Book luggers unite! Book luggers unite!

Lawrence Public Library without its volunteers is akin to KU Basketball without its fans.
Lawrence Public Library without its volunteers is akin to KU Basketball without its fans.

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Womxn of Color Community Painting Days Womxn of Color Community Painting Days

The WoC Mural design team invites you to help paint and make history.
The WoC Mural design team invites you to help paint and make history.

Readers' Services

Labor Days Labor Days

recommended by LPL_MeredithW
Got a long weekend coming up soon? Spend it checking in on a different workplace in one of these work-set books, movies, or TV shows.
Got a long weekend coming up soon? Spend it checking in on a different workplace in one of these work-set books, movies, or TV shows.

Bring on the Rain! Bring on the Rain!

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Read these great fiction and nonfiction books to bring us more rain--by way of our reading & visualizing! Let's have a cool-soaking rain,…
Read these great fiction and nonfiction books to bring us more rain--by way of our reading & visualizing! Let's have a cool-soaking rain,…

027: The Podcast is Not an Apology 027: The Podcast is Not an Apology

Did you know that the Global Beauty Market makes more each year than 167 nations? BAM. Learn what the heck this has to do with anything on…
Did you know that the Global Beauty Market makes more each year than 167 nations? BAM. Learn what the heck this has to do with anything on…

Brat Pack 101 Brat Pack 101

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
In the 80s, Brat Pack stars were all the rage (think Molly Ringwald and Kevin Bacon, for starters). Hit rewind to watch these iconic films.
In the 80s, Brat Pack stars were all the rage (think Molly Ringwald and Kevin Bacon, for starters). Hit rewind to watch these iconic films.

Lawrence Picks: Publisher Spotlight:… Lawrence Picks: Publisher Spotlight:…

recommended by LPL_EliH
Getting familiar with some of the smaller publishers out there can lead to excellent reading discoveries; if you like a book or author on…
Getting familiar with some of the smaller publishers out there can lead to excellent reading discoveries; if you like a book or author on…

Info Services

Why Art?

What starts as a quirky catalog of artwork slowly reveals itself to be an affecting attempt to illustrate art's value. There are million… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Election and Voting Info Election and Voting Info

Elections are coming up! Get Informed. Get involved.
Elections are coming up! Get Informed. Get involved.

Yoga @ Your Library Yoga @ Your Library

Sep 5th | 5:45pm - 6:45pm
September is National Yoga Month--celebrate with a month of Yoga @ Your Library with Sarah! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Just…
September is National Yoga Month--celebrate with a month of Yoga @ Your Library with Sarah! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Just…

LPL Blog

My Current Puny Reads My Current Puny Reads

By Ksoper
I’m often in awe of those folks over in Reader’s Services with their lengthy lists of great reads and end-of-year reading lists that leave…
I’m often in awe of those folks over in Reader’s Services with their lengthy lists of great reads and end-of-year reading lists that leave…

Lairds and Pirates and Writers, Oh My!… Lairds and Pirates and Writers, Oh My!…

I've talked extensively about my love for the romance genre here on the blog, so it should surprise no one that my reaction to finding…
I've talked extensively about my love for the romance genre here on the blog, so it should surprise no one that my reaction to finding…

Case Files of a Bibliopathologist Case Files of a Bibliopathologist

Growing up, whenever I refused his advice or repeated a mistake my dad had warned me against, he was fond of invoking an expression that…
Growing up, whenever I refused his advice or repeated a mistake my dad had warned me against, he was fond of invoking an expression that…

Offbeat Fantasy Offbeat Fantasy

Fantasy, like a lot of other genres, has a lot of tropes, plot devices, and character archetypes that at times make it predictable. Even…
Fantasy, like a lot of other genres, has a lot of tropes, plot devices, and character archetypes that at times make it predictable. Even…

Reflections of Langston Hughes in… Reflections of Langston Hughes in…

"Youth" by Langston Hughes We have tomorrow Bright before us Like a flame. Yesterday A night-gone thing A sun-down name And dawn — today...
"Youth" by Langston Hughes We have tomorrow Bright before us Like a flame. Yesterday A night-gone thing A sun-down name And dawn — today...

Tech + Studio

Online Printing Online Printing

Send documents to our printers over the internet via a handy form. Print jobs can be released from the lower-level print station.
Send documents to our printers over the internet via a handy form. Print jobs can be released from the lower-level print station.

1-on-1 Tech Help 1-on-1 Tech Help

LPL offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics.
LPL offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics.

Lynda.com Lynda.com

Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more! Quality video courses taught by industry experts.
Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more! Quality video courses taught by industry experts.

Tech Drop In Tech Drop In

By Kim
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Walk-in format on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Walk-in format on a first-come, first-served basis.

Welcome to SOUND + VISION Welcome to SOUND + VISION

All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!
All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!

Kids + Babies

Picture Books Written by Celebrities Lawrence Kids Picks: Picture Books Written by Celebrities

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Enter the wild, bizarre world of celebrity picture books.
Enter the wild, bizarre world of celebrity picture books.

Lego Club Lego Club

Aug 26th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Come build with us! What will this month's theme be?
Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Come build with us! What will this month's theme be?

Fast Track to Teacher's Pet + PRIZES Fast Track to Teacher's Pet + PRIZES

Q: What's better than impressing the HECK out of your teacher by reading their very own, hand-picked books before you get to class? A: NOTHING, that's what!
What's better than impressing the HECK out of your teacher by reading their very own, hand-picked books before you get to class?

Jim the Wonder Dog Jim the Wonder Dog

By Lclay
Have you ever heard the phrase "Fact is stranger than fiction?"  It means that things that really happen are harder to believe or more amazing than stories people invent.  I am so thrilled to introduce young readers to my canine superstar, Jim the Wonder Dog who was one...
Have you ever heard the phrase "Fact is stranger than fiction?"  It means that things that really happen are harder to believe or more...

Teen Zone

Dead Weight

What could possibly make being stuck against your will at weight loss camp without any technology bearable? How about a murder? Four…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

Quick Reads for Prizes Quick Reads for Prizes

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Trying to finish your Summer Reading by August 18? Grab one of these quick reads and you'll be done in no time!
Trying to finish your Summer Reading by August 18? Grab one of these quick reads and you'll be done in no time!

Get Ready for the Sequels Get Ready for the Sequels

Anticipated sequels are on the horizon! If you haven’t read the first books, you still have time to catch up before the sequels are…
Anticipated sequels are on the horizon! If you haven’t read the first books, you still have time to catch up before the sequels are…

American Panda

I read this book, because I love a good laugh and it was billed as hilarious. While there weren't as many laugh-out-loud moments as I hoped… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Spill Zone

YA author Justine Larabalestier described this graphic novel duology as "Stranger Things with motorcycles"...which is so accurate but… More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC
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