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An Evening with Bill Callahan An Evening with Bill Callahan

Jul 5th | 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Lawrence Public Library and Love Garden Sounds are excited to host singer/songwriter Bill Callahan for a free concert on the lawn.
Lawrence Public Library and Love Garden Sounds are excited to host singer/songwriter Bill Callahan for a free concert on the lawn.

Pop-Up Adventure Playground Pop-Up Adventure Playground

Jun 10th - Jul 22nd
Library Lawn
June 10 + 24 | July 8 + 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM | What will you build with boxes, tires, crates, and fabric on our lawn?
June 10 + 24 | July 8 + 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM | What will you build with boxes, tires, crates, and fabric on our lawn?

Internet Collection Internet Collection

Yeah, we're fans of window shopping, too. Luckily, the hyperlinks are all free to ogle at the LPL Pinterest page.
Yeah, we're fans of window shopping, too. Luckily, the hyperlinks are all free to ogle at the LPL Pinterest page.

Mavis keeps her promise Mavis keeps her promise

With no choice but to cancel her talk in Lawrence, Mavis assured fans she'd make it up to them soon. The Gospel Queen keeps her promises.
In 2018, she had no choice but to abruptly cancel her appearance in Lawrence. Mavis assured fans she'd make it up to them soon, and there was never a doubt: The Gospel Queen keeps her promises.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers.
1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers. Find out how your little one can, too.

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Library Night at the K Library Night at the K

The Royals support Summer Reading! Buy dicount tickets for the July 30 game and help support our literacy programs!
The Royals support Summer Reading! Buy dicount tickets for the July 30 game and help support our literacy programs!

Fuel Up 4 Summer Fuel Up 4 Summer

Jun 3rd - Aug 2nd
Library Lawn
Fuel up and sign up for Summer Reading! Lunch is served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer. Get the details here.
Fuel up and sign up for Summer Reading! Lunch is served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer. Get the details here.

Star Treks Star Treks

Jun 3rd - Aug 17th
Throughout Lawrence
Parks: The Recreational Frontier. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to boldly go where you may not have ventured before.
Parks: The Recreational Frontier. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to boldly go where you may not have ventured before.

Book Market every Tuesday Book Market every Tuesday

7th + Kentucky Streets
Need the perfect book for your warm weather adventures? Grab fresh reads from your Friends! Every Tuesday, 4 - 6 PM all summer long.
Need the perfect book for your warm weather adventures? Grab fresh reads from your Friends! Every Tuesday, 4 - 6 PM all summer long.

Tech Drop-In Tech Drop-In

Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM.
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM.

Readers' Services

42: The Answer to Life, The Universe,… 42: The Answer to Life, The Universe,…

If you made it out to Happy Shirt for our first Adults-Only Summer Reading Book Nerd Party (whadda title, right??) we'd like to say…
If you made it out to Happy Shirt for our first Adults-Only Summer Reading Book Nerd Party (whadda title, right??) we'd like to say…

Recommendations for The Spot Magazine… Recommendations for The Spot Magazine…

recommended by LPL_KateG
Celebrating Women from all walks of life for their accomplishments in and out of the office. We highlight all the aspects that encompass a…
Celebrating Women from all walks of life for their accomplishments in and out of the office. We highlight all the aspects that encompass a…

Lawrence Picks: Art Block Lawrence Picks: Art Block

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
Art block, also known as creative block, is a period of time where artists, creatives can struggle generating new work or being creative…
Art block, also known as creative block, is a period of time where artists, creatives can struggle generating new work or being creative…

041: How to Podcast Nothing 041: How to Podcast Nothing

This is an episode about Doing Nothing. Well, it's about Doing Something to Do Nothing. It's also about lemons and cows. What?…
This is an episode about Doing Nothing. Well, it's about Doing Something to Do Nothing. It's also about lemons and cows. What?…

Lawrence Picks: Nature Book Club books… Lawrence Picks: Nature Book Club books…

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Nature Book Club meets quarterly on the Wednesday at each change of season, at the library. We discuss books connected to the natural…
Nature Book Club meets quarterly on the Wednesday at each change of season, at the library. We discuss books connected to the natural…

Info Services

LPL Research Top Twelve LPL Research Top Twelve

recommended by LPL_IanS
Here at LPL we have access to dozens of great online resources. Here are twelve of our favorites.
Here at LPL we have access to dozens of great online resources. Here are twelve of our favorites.

Resources A-Z Resources A-Z

From Academic Search Premiere to WorldCat—LPL databases have you covered.
From Academic Search Premiere to WorldCat—LPL databases have you covered.

Digital Douglas County History Digital Douglas County History

Your spot for Douglas County history, featuring a growing collection of photographs, genealogy resources, and oral histories.
Your spot for Douglas County history, featuring a growing collection of photographs, genealogy resources, and oral histories.

New York Times New York Times

Access to the New York Times website without article limits.
Access to the New York Times website without article limits.

Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus

Access full articles from over 850 newspapers. This database now includes transcripts of television and radio news.
Access full articles from over 850 newspapers. This database now includes transcripts of television and radio news.

LPL Blog

Why I work at the library Why I work at the library

By Leah S
10% of library users know "nothing at all" about their libraries. I was pretty much the same way before I worked at a library.
10% of library users know "nothing at all" about their libraries. I was pretty much the same way before I worked at a library.

Your House Is On Fire Your House Is On Fire

By Jvail
“It is worse, much worse, than you think."So begins David Wallace-Wells' book, The Uninhabitable Earth. Last month atmospheric CO2…
“It is worse, much worse, than you think."So begins David Wallace-Wells' book, The Uninhabitable Earth. Last month atmospheric CO2...

Celebrating the Arts & Artsy News in… Celebrating the Arts & Artsy News in…

I count several artists and art lovers in Lawrence among my treasured friends. When I learned my friend, Myles Schachter, was creating a…
I count several artists and art lovers in Lawrence among my treasured friends. When I learned my friend, Myles Schachter, was creating a…

Swordfighting? Check! Tango? Check!… Swordfighting? Check! Tango? Check!…

At long last, summer is here! More so than at the new year--when I really just want to hibernate--the beginning of summer feels like the…
At long last, summer is here! More so than at the new year--when I really just want to hibernate--the beginning of summer feels like the…

The Many Talents of David Tennant The Many Talents of David Tennant

If you haven’t been on any device with ads for the last few months then you probably won’t be familiar with David Tennant’s smirking face…
If you haven’t been on any device with ads for the last few months then you probably won’t be familiar with David Tennant’s smirking face…

Look Play Listen

Born to Run: no, not the album, the… Born to Run: no, not the album, the…

recommended by LPL_IanS
Earlier this year, I read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run.” And while I enjoyed learning more about the Boss, especially his…
Earlier this year, I read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run.” And while I enjoyed learning more about the Boss, especially his…

Look Play Listen Picks (June 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (June 2019)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from the June Look Play Listen team meeting
Recent listens/watches/plays from the June Look Play Listen team meeting

Movies Leaving Netflix - June 2019 Movies Leaving Netflix - June 2019

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving Netflix in June, but will still be available at LPL!
Here's what's leaving Netflix in June, but will still be available at LPL!

The Doctor Is In The Doctor Is In

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Becky has the cure for your viewing ailments with these Doc-centric series.
Becky has the cure for your viewing ailments with these Doc-centric series.

Look Play Listen Picks (May 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (May 2019)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from the May Look Play Listen team meeting
Recent listens/watches/plays from the May Look Play Listen team meeting

Kids + Babies

Staff Pick: The Boy Who Went to Mars Staff Pick: The Boy Who Went to Mars

Read Margo's review of this space-travelling picture book!
Read Margo's review of this space-travelling picture book!

50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon. The first steps on the moon were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event by reading some great books about this incredible accomplishment.
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon. The first steps on the moon were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on…

Staff Pick: How to Play Guitar Staff Pick: How to Play Guitar

Read Matt S.' review of a great non-fiction book about learning to play guitar!
Read Matt S.' review of a great non-fiction book about learning to play guitar!

LPL Kid Picks: Comics for Early Readers LPL Kid Picks: Comics for Early Readers

recommended by LPL_CentennialC
Your early reader wants to start reading comics like the big kids, where should you start? Try reading these short & simple comics out loud with your little one.
Your early reader wants to start reading comics like the big kids, where should you start? Try reading these short & simple comics out…

Staff Pick: The Prince and the… Staff Pick: The Prince and the Dressmaker

Read Vanessa's review of this gender-bending graphic novel!
Read Vanessa's review of this gender-bending graphic novel!

Teen Zone

#Ownvoices #Ownvoices

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Here are some of the most popular #ownvoices teen novels, because a Universe of Stories has room for everyone's story.
Here are some of the most popular #ownvoices teen novels, because a Universe of Stories has room for everyone's story.

Steampunk Jetpacks + Haberdashery Steampunk Jetpacks + Haberdashery

Jun 11th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Design unique steampunk accessories like goggles, hats, wrist cuffs, and jetpacks. All supplies provided and you keep your handiwork.
Design unique steampunk accessories like goggles, hats, wrist cuffs, and jetpacks. All supplies provided and you keep your handiwork.

Wolf by Wolf

"Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them -- made… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Star Wars Lock-In for Teens Star Wars Lock-In for Teens

It's time for our annual after-hours lock-in at the library just for teens! Join us for a Jedi versus Sith melee, crafts, games, and…
It's time for our annual after-hours lock-in at the library just for teens! Join us for a Jedi versus Sith melee, crafts, games, and…

Mob Psycho 100

by ONE
I have been waiting for this! A newly English-translated and published version of Mob Psycho 100, which shows off ONE's comedic take on his… More
recommended by LPL_ColtonS
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