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2019 Read Across Lawrence 2019 Read Across Lawrence

This coming February, read "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan. Kids and teens get their own special reads in 2019. Take a look.
This coming February, read "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan. Kids and teens get their own special reads in 2019. Take a look.

INFOGRAPHIC: New year, new technology INFOGRAPHIC: New year, new technology

Technology + libraries = crucial services. Here's the State of Library Technology and what's in store for 2019.
Technology + libraries = crucial services. Here's the State of Library Technology and what's in store for 2019.

Tax Information Tax Information

How to make it through tax season, with assistance, forms, and more resources in the Lawrence community.
How to make it through tax season, with assistance, forms, and more resources in the Lawrence community.

New app for library accounts New app for library accounts

New: The cloudLibrary app gives quick access to virtual library cards and multiple accounts from smartphones, tablets, and ereaders.
New: The cloudLibrary app gives quick access to virtual library cards and multiple accounts from smartphones, tablets, and ereaders.

5 things you can do with a library card 5 things you can do with a library card

Even if you already have your card, use these facts to convince the non-initiated to come into the light.
Even if you already have your card, use these facts to convince the non-initiated to come into the light.

Up Next

Professor Whaat's Let's Find Out Show:… Professor Whaat's Let's Find Out Show:…

Jan 16th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for the Professor Whaat's first ever talk show at LPL. Be prepared to be entertained and learn something new!
Join us for the Professor Whaat's first ever talk show at LPL. Be prepared to be entertained and learn something new!

Author Talk: Chigozie Obioma Author Talk: Chigozie Obioma

Jan 21st | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nigerian author and Man Booker Prize-winner Chigozie Obioma discusses his newest novel, "An Orchestra of Minorities."
Man Booker Prize-winning Nigerian author, Obioma discusses his latest novel, "An Orchestra of Minorities." Spanning continents and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Jan 21st
Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in a day of service, education, and dialogue.
Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in a day of service, education, and dialogue.

African-American Roots African-American Roots

Jan 22nd | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.

Readers' Services

035: Booking It Into the New Year 035: Booking It Into the New Year

Book Squad Podcast: New year, new reads. Polli and Kate scoped out some upcoming book releases and are here to share their faves! Also,…
Book Squad Podcast: New year, new reads. Polli and Kate scoped out some upcoming book releases and are here to share their faves! Also,…

2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge 2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge

The Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge for 2019 has been announced! Click here to view and print!
The Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge for 2019 has been announced! Click here to view and print!

NEW: Comic Book Club! NEW: Comic Book Club!

NEW Comic Book Club: 1PM, Second Saturday of each month, Mtg Rm A -- Ages 16 and up Want to read comic books, but don't know where to…
NEW Comic Book Club: 1PM, Second Saturday of each month, Mtg Rm A -- Ages 16 and up Want to read comic books, but don't know where to…

Lawrence Picks: 2018 Librarian Choice… Lawrence Picks: 2018 Librarian Choice…

recommended by LPL_PolliK
Wonder what the librarians were into this year? Check out our choice reads for 2018!
Wonder what the librarians were into this year? Check out our choice reads for 2018!

030: The Lost Cowboy Episode 030: The Lost Cowboy Episode

Note: This was recorded in August 2018, and then Kate... lost it? Something happened. We're back in action with The Lost Cowboy Ep.
Note: This was recorded in August 2018, and then Kate... lost it? Something happened. We're back in action with The Lost Cowboy Ep.

Info Services

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.

Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier

Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.
Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition

Large online genealogy and historical database. Accessible only at library computers.
Large online genealogy and historical database. Accessible only at library computers.

Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center

Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.
Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.

LPL Blog

The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books

As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…
As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…

I Guess I'm a Sir Now? I Guess I'm a Sir Now?

By Istepp
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…

What's Cooking, 2019? What's Cooking, 2019?

You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…
You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…

New Book Club Hoopla: Comic Book Club! New Book Club Hoopla: Comic Book Club!

Graphic novels and comic books seem to have a stigma attached to them; they are not seen as “real books” or considered “real reading.”…
Graphic novels and comic books seem to have a stigma attached to them; they are not seen as “real books” or considered “real reading.”…

Manly Men and Pretty, Pretty Horses Manly Men and Pretty, Pretty Horses

By Klopez
Have you found yourself questioning your decision to work in an office environment? Do you, instead, long for the great outdoors? A dusty…
Have you found yourself questioning your decision to work in an office environment? Do you, instead, long for the great outdoors? A dusty…

Look Play Listen

Christopher Robin

Cute! (And I'm not just talking about my boyfriend Ewan McGregor!)
recommended by LPL_SarahM

Best Albums of 2018 Best Albums of 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer a parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the albums that accompanied us through the work…
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer a parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the albums that accompanied us through the work...

Best Movies of 2018 Best Movies of 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer this parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the movies that stood out in 2018.
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer this parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the movies that stood out in 2018.

Movies Leaving Nextflix - December 2018 Movies Leaving Nextflix - December 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant this month, but will still be available at LPL!
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant this month, but will still be available at LPL!

Look Play Listen Picks (November 2018) Look Play Listen Picks (November 2018)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from LPL staff.
Recent listens/watches/plays from LPL staff.

Kids + Babies

Professor Whaat's Let's Find Out Show Professor Whaat's Let's Find Out Show: All About the Cold!

Jan 16th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for the Professor Whaat's first ever talk show at LPL! Be prepared to be entertained and learn some *cool* new things along the...
Join us for the Professor Whaat's first ever talk show at LPL! Be prepared to be entertained and learn some *cool* new things along the way!

Lawrence Kids Picks: Mermaids Lawrence Kids Picks: Mermaids

recommended by LPL_Childrens
If you think it's better down where it's wetter, then this is the book list for you! From picture books to chapter books, there's sure to be a tail here that will please the mermaid lover in your life!
If you think it's better down where it's wetter, then this is the book list for you! From picture books to chapter books there's sure to...

The Best Strategy Games from Around the… The Best Strategy Games from Around the World @ Your Library

If you're a kid who loves strategy games, there's never been a better time to come to Lawrence Public Library. You see, I've always loved abstract strategy games, the unique way they require kids to apply creativity and logic to ever-evolving situations. That's why I was so...
If you're a kid who loves strategy games, there's never been a better time to come to Lawrence Public Library. You see, I've always loved...

Great Reads for Dr. Martin Luther King,… Great Reads for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Get prepared for MLK Jr Day with these great books!
Get prepared for MLK Jr Day with these great books!

Kid Advisory Board Kid Advisory Board

Jan 25th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Help make the library great for kids by joining the ALL-NEW Kids Advisory Board. We're tackling the ultimate goal of planning a library...
Help make the library great for kids by joining the ALL-NEW Kids Advisory Board. We're tackling the ultimate goal of planning a library program! Create the program of your dreams with other LPL kids. Snacks and fun are included!

Teen Zone

January 21 = Day ON! January 21 = Day ON!

What are you doing January 21st? School is out and the library is calling! The Teen Zone will be open all day so come hang with your…
What are you doing January 21st? School is out and the library is calling! The Teen Zone will be open all day so come hang with your…

Lawrence Teen Picks: Centi's 2018 Favs Lawrence Teen Picks: Centi's 2018 Favs

recommended by LPL_CentennialC
Big themes for me this year were: awesome lady heroines, found family friendships, magic, murder, and history. No surprises here! Make…
Big themes for me this year were: awesome lady heroines, found family friendships, magic, murder, and history. No surprises here! Make…

Swing

Kwame Alexander’s poetic style is a perfect match for handling the complex relationships in this novel in verse. He tells the story of…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Cold Weather Reads for Teens Cold Weather Reads for Teens

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Tis the season...to curl up with a great book! Check out one of these "chilling" YA novels selected with wintry wonderlands in mind.
Tis the season...to curl up with a great book! Check out one of these "chilling" YA novels selected with wintry wonderlands in mind.

After Tupac & D Foster

This tiny Newbery award winning novel covers some serious ground! It is story about friendship that follows three girls coming of age in…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR
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