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Tuesday November 6 is the general state election. Here's what to know before you go.
Library information experts offer this comprehensive guide to local elections, where you can find registration status, early voting info, polling places, ballot samples, and tools for researching candidates. VOTE in the general election Tuesday November 6.

Book List: Womxn of Color Mural Book List: Womxn of Color Mural

recommended by LPL_ReadersServices
Read important stories of historic and contemporary women of color making art and making change, and connect with the WoC mural on the library's Southwest exterior walls as it nears completion.
Read important stories of historic and contemporary women of color making art and making change, and connect with the WoC mural at LPL.

Future Perfect Project Future Perfect

From the creator of the Trevor Project comes a life-changing program especially for local LGBTQ teens. They will meet two performers —…
From the creator of the Trevor Project comes a life-changing program especially for local LGBTQ teens. They will meet two performers — one an Oscar winner, the other a viral singing sensation. Together, they'll spend a day creating something perfect.

Akata Witch isn't the "Nigerian Harry… Akata Witch isn't the "Nigerian Harry Potter." Here's why.

By Ballen
Library director Brad looks beyond the typical British/European fantasy canon and falls in love with Nnedi Okorafor's writing.
I am so excited about Nnedi Okorafor's visit to Lawrence this November! I'm a bit behind the times discovering the amazingness that is Ms.…

Up Next

Fall Book Sale Fall Book Sale

Oct 26th | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Get your shelves ready for winter hibernation without busting your budget—all books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are priced $2 and under.
Get your shelves ready for winter hibernation without busting your budget—all books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are priced $2 and under.

Estate Planning 101 Estate Planning 101

Oct 25th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn how to avoid perils and pitfalls in this estate planning session with local attorney Web Golden, hosted by LPL Foundation.
Learn how to avoid perils and pitfalls in this estate planning session with local attorney Web Golden, hosted by LPL Foundation.

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Nov 8th
Liberty Hall
"There’s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics," says Ursula K. Le Guin.
"There’s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics," says Ursula K. Le Guin.

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: Humans Connecting with… Lawrence Picks: Humans Connecting with…

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Enjoy lyrically written and character-centered realistic stories of people rooted with a strong sense of place and environmental concerns.
Enjoy lyrically written and character-centered realistic stories of people rooted with a strong sense of place and environmental concerns.

031: The One in Which We (Ostensibly)… 031: The One in Which We (Ostensibly)…

October 8th is Indigenous Peoples Day in Lawrence (and in several other cities across the country). To celebrate the occasion -- and…
October 8th is Indigenous Peoples Day in Lawrence (and in several other cities across the country). To celebrate the occasion -- and…

Lawrence Picks: Books to Read by… Lawrence Picks: Books to Read by…

recommended by LPL_PolliK
When you're ready to burn it all down, we've got you covered.
When you're ready to burn it all down, we've got you covered.

Lawrence Picks: The Many Hats of the… Lawrence Picks: The Many Hats of the…

recommended by LPL_LeahN
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and without a doubt one of the most prolific wordsmiths of my generation. Cranking out 58…
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and without a doubt one of the most prolific wordsmiths of my generation. Cranking out 58…

Lawrence Picks: Star Trek: The Next… Lawrence Picks: Star Trek: The Next…

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
On September 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted and American television audiences began their mission to boldly go where no man had gone before.…
On September 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted and American television audiences began their mission to boldly go where no man had gone before.…

Info Services

Skillbuilders: Car Care Skillbuilders: Car Care

Oct 18th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Brandon Woods Smith Center
Skillbuilders is for anyone who has lost a loved one, is adjusting to illness, or other lifestyle changes. Weekly sessions cover everything…
Skillbuilders is for anyone who has lost a loved one, is adjusting to illness, or other lifestyle changes. Weekly sessions cover everything…

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.

LPL Blog

It's Always Almost the Holidays It's Always Almost the Holidays

Lots of people grumble about how the holidays seem to encroach ever earlier into the preceding season. We hardly have time to stow our…
Lots of people grumble about how the holidays seem to encroach ever earlier into the preceding season. We hardly have time to stow our…

Little Orphan Angie Little Orphan Angie

Like any good child of the eighties, my first foray into relating to a fellow orphan happened with that precocious, red-haired girl pining…
Like any good child of the eighties, my first foray into relating to a fellow orphan happened with that precocious, red-haired girl pining…

Ignite & Nurture Your Creativity! Ignite & Nurture Your Creativity!

Almost everyone has a creative spirit—whether they believe it or not. Likewise, almost everyone goes through times of feeling disconnected…
Almost everyone has a creative spirit—whether they believe it or not. Likewise, almost everyone goes through times of feeling disconnected…

Not All Heroes Wear Vintage Cashmere… Not All Heroes Wear Vintage Cashmere…

Well, it's happened—I've turned into one of those people who talks fondly of their formative years through the rose-colored tint of...
Well, it's happened—I've turned into one of those people who talks fondly of their formative years through the rose-colored tint of...

Get that Girls’ Night Going: Movies for… Get that Girls’ Night Going: Movies for…

Obviously I love to read, but I can’t read all the time. This was a hard lesson to learn, since reading is both my main leisure activity…
Obviously I love to read, but I can’t read all the time. This was a hard lesson to learn, since reading is both my main leisure activity…

Look Play Listen

What's your favorite scary movie? What's your favorite scary movie?

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here are the movies LPL staff can't get enough of during this fright-filled season!
Here are the movies LPL staff can't get enough of during this fright-filled season!

Hocus Pocus

This is my absolute favorite movie to watch around Halloween! The hilarity, adventure and fun is perfect for the whole family. Bette…
recommended by LPL_WilliamO

Red, Yellow & Blue

A lot of great albums came out in 2007-2008, many better and more memorable than this one. To me, though, Red, Yellow, & Blue is the the… More
recommended by LPL_EliH

Movies Leaving Netflix - October 2018 Movies Leaving Netflix - October 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving Netflix this month, but will still be available to you at LPL!
Here's what's leaving Netflix this month, but will still be available to you at LPL!

The Good Doctor

This show hit me right in the feels! The cast is wonderful, especially Freddie Highmore as the young surgeon with autism and savant…
recommended by LPL_WilliamO

Kids + Babies

100 Books for Babies (0-23 months)! 100 Books for Babies (0-23 months)!

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Begin to explore the world of books with these colorful titles! You'll find lots of rhythm and rhyme, which babies love (and we hope you do too)! Some of these titles have fun bonuses, like flaps that lift and textures to feel. Board books on this list can't be put on hold,…
Begin to explore the world of books with these colorful titles! You'll find lots of rhythm and rhyme, which babies love (and we hope you...

Tween Club: Pumpkin Decorating Tween Club: Pumpkin Decorating

Oct 19th | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A club just for tweens! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. We always have the Wii and snacks, but different…
A club just for tweens! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. We always have the Wii and snacks, but different crafts and activities each month!

Dog and Cat Picture Books Lawrence Kids Picks: Dog and Cat Picture Books

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Selection of picture books featuring furry friends!
Selection of picture books featuring furry friends!

Kid Advisory Board Kid Advisory Board

Oct 26th | 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

​​Future Perfect ​​Future Perfect

Oct 20th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Actor-Writer James Lecesne and Singer-Songwriter Ryan Amador are coming to Lawrence to provide their FUTURE PERFECT Workshop to area LGBTQ…
Actor-Writer James Lecesne and Singer-Songwriter Ryan Amador are coming to Lawrence to provide their FUTURE PERFECT Workshop to area LGBTQ…

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

The Phantom Blood is the first part in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, a classic manga anthology following the Joestars and their life enemies,… More
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

Fresh Ink

I’m recommending this anthology to everyone!! Read great stories and get to know twelve amazing authors who represent frequently…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

We Need Diverse Stories--Anthologies! We Need Diverse Stories--Anthologies!

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Here is a collection of anthologies that will introduce you to amazing authors who represent frequently marginalized voices!
Here is a collection of anthologies that will introduce you to amazing authors who represent frequently marginalized voices!

The Belles

Orléans is a world where everyone is born gray and ugly. The goddess-born Belles possess magical powers to transform people into stunning… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS
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