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Improvements to the library's website and catalog might impact how you typically navigate to web pages. Here's what you need to know.
Improvements to the library's website and catalog might impact how you typically navigate to web pages. Here's what you need to know.

Know How? Show how. Know How? Show how.

If you have a skill, talent, or hobby, the How-To Festival is your chance to show it.
If you have a skill, talent, or hobby, the How-To Festival is your chance to show it. This year's festival is fast approaching. Make sure you or your group are signed up to participate.

Get your hands in the dirt Get your hands in the dirt

Come peruse the LPL Seed Library in person, or dig up gardening resources virtually at our site for all things green and local.
Come peruse the LPL Seed Library in person, or dig up gardening resources virtually at our site for all things green and local.

Up Next

Small Business Funding Fair Small Business Funding Fair

Apr 27th | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Funding is essential to owning a small business. Learn how to pitch to lenders and investors and get a crucial overview of funding sources.
Funding is essential to owning a small business. Learn how to pitch to lenders and investors and get a crucial overview of funding sources.

Teen Bus Pass Giveaway Teen Bus Pass Giveaway

May 4th | 9:00am - 10:00am
We’ll be giving away summer bus passes to the first 100 teens entering grades 6-12. These go fast, so get here early!
We’ll be giving away summer bus passes to the first 100 teens entering grades 6-12. These go fast, so get here early!

Writing Your Resume with Lynda.com Writing Your Resume with Lynda.com

Apr 25th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Need help writing a resume, using Microsoft Word, or both?  Join our tech staff as they cover the basics of Microsoft Word then dive into…
Need help writing a resume, using Microsoft Word, or both?  Join our tech staff as they cover the basics of Microsoft Word then dive into…

Poetry: An Investigative Workshop Poetry: An Investigative Workshop

Apr 30th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Participants generate writing with exercises working toward a more inclusive definition of poetry.
Participants generate writing with exercises working toward a more inclusive definition of poetry.

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

Lawrence Picks: Celebrate Immigrants,… Lawrence Picks: Celebrate Immigrants,…

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Celebrate immigrants by reading stories of new Americans. Enjoy a range of witty to poignant tales; all are recent adult fiction by…
Celebrate immigrants by reading stories of new Americans. Enjoy a range of witty to poignant tales; all are recent adult fiction by…

039: Just Out Here Tackling Systemic… 039: Just Out Here Tackling Systemic…

In celebration of Jesmyn Ward coming to Lawrence on April 11th (event details -- tickets are free but required), we discussed Salvage the…
In celebration of Jesmyn Ward coming to Lawrence on April 11th (event details -- tickets are free but required), we discussed Salvage the…

Lawrence Picks: Kimberly's Favorite… Lawrence Picks: Kimberly's Favorite…

recommended by LPL_KimberlyL
I read a lot of gay books. Mostly, I read gay romance! Here are a few of my favorites.
I read a lot of gay books. Mostly, I read gay romance! Here are a few of my favorites.

Lawrence Picks: Female Ensembles in… Lawrence Picks: Female Ensembles in…

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
In general, women are already powerful and superheroes in their own right, yet these titles take this knowledge one step further. To…
In general, women are already powerful and superheroes in their own right, yet these titles take this knowledge one step further. To…

038: The Death of Our Desire to Read… 038: The Death of Our Desire to Read…

Sometimes a book is much more fun to discuss than it was to read. This, friends, is one of those times. Join Polli and Kate as they rip…
Sometimes a book is much more fun to discuss than it was to read. This, friends, is one of those times. Join Polli and Kate as they rip…

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

Slaying Vampires (& Comics) on Hoopla Slaying Vampires (& Comics) on Hoopla

(Cover image is from Audrey Mok's variant cover art for Buffy #2) If you’ve met me in the library and asked me for recommendations,…
(Cover image is from Audrey Mok's variant cover art for Buffy #2) If you’ve met me in the library and asked me for recommendations,…

Expand Your Horizon Expand Your Horizon

By Jvail
It’s already a crazy busy spring, but one of my favorite authors has just released his first book in five years. So naturally I put…
It’s already a crazy busy spring, but one of my favorite authors has just released his first book in five years. So naturally I put…

The Dirt The Dirt

Last month, three librarians and their graphic designer bestie took the trip of their lives. They spent ten glorious days in the…
Last month, three librarians and their graphic designer bestie took the trip of their lives. They spent ten glorious days in the…

Can't Miss April 2019 Reads Can't Miss April 2019 Reads

April 2019 is a busy month in the publishing world, which is great news for those of us who are gearing up for Summer Reading! Whether…
April 2019 is a busy month in the publishing world, which is great news for those of us who are gearing up for Summer Reading! Whether…

For People Who Don't Like Poetry For People Who Don't Like Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! With the birds singing and the sun shining, it’s a great time to start reading poetry - even if you’re…
April is National Poetry Month! With the birds singing and the sun shining, it’s a great time to start reading poetry - even if you’re…

Look Play Listen

Musicians as Poets Musicians as Poets

recommended by LPL_WilliamO
There's nothing like a well crafted song. These are some of our favorite musicians who are famous for their poetic lyrics.
There's nothing like a well crafted song. These are some of our favorite musicians who are famous for their poetic lyrics.

Look Play Listen Picks (April 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (April 2019)

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

Movies Leaving Netflix - April 2019 Movies Leaving Netflix - April 2019

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant in April, but we'll still have on our shelves.
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant in April, but we'll still have on our shelves.

Watch 'Em & Weep: Best Tear-jerkers Watch 'Em & Weep: Best Tear-jerkers

recommended by LPL_LeahS
I asked my coworkers, "What movies make you cry?" LPL staff are a bunch of softies, and this list of tear-jerkers is all the proof you need.
I asked my coworkers, "What movies make you cry?" LPL staff are a bunch of softies, and this list of tear-jerkers is all the proof you need.

Look Play Listen: Ambient Music Look Play Listen: Ambient Music

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
The Cambridge English dictionary defines ambient music as thus: 'a type of music, often without a tune or beat, that is intended to make…
The Cambridge English dictionary defines ambient music as thus: 'a type of music, often without a tune or beat, that is intended to make...

Kids + Babies

Microscopic World! Microscopic World!

Apr 24th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We’ll explore the amazing miniature world that is often hidden from us with staff from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum!…
We’ll explore the amazing miniature world that is often hidden from us with staff from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum! We’ll also learn about starting a career as a scientist!

Board Game Shenanigans! Board Game Shenanigans!

By Mmoore
Working in libraries is VERY serious work. No fun, ever. Okay, I'm just kidding. Working at the Lawrence Public Library is far and beyond the most enjoyable job I've ever had. I get to spend my day talking with kiddos about books they like, making crafts, and meeting fantastic...
Working in libraries is VERY serious work. No fun, ever. Okay, I'm just kidding. Working at the Lawrence Public Library is far and beyond...

LPL Kid Picks: Fiction for Summer 2019 LPL Kid Picks: Fiction for Summer 2019

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Here are some picks for our "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading theme! Each book explores a unique experience of growing up in the world. If you want to see what life is like in many different pairs of shoes, try out one of these amazing titles!
Here are some picks for our "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading theme! Each book explores a unique experience of growing up in the…

Staff Pick: No Small Potatoes Staff Pick: No Small Potatoes

Read Miss Linda's take on this new non-fiction picture book!
Read Miss Linda's take on this new non-fiction picture book!

We Can Do It! - Amazing Ladies of… We Can Do It! - Amazing Ladies of Superhero Comics

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Get ready for an awesome list with even more awesome ladies!
Get ready for an awesome list with even more awesome ladies!

Teen Zone

2019 Teen T-Shirt Design Contest Winner 2019 Teen T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Harrison is this year's teen t-shirt design contest winner!
Harrison is this year's teen t-shirt design contest winner!

Earth Day Picks 2019 Earth Day Picks 2019

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Here are a few great reads for teens who truly care about our planet!
Here are a few great reads for teens who truly care about our planet!

Mary Shelley

Lonely, dark, heart-wrenching, scary, and deeply troubling. These are all words that could be used to describe Mary Shelley’s most popular… More
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

YA Novels in Verse YA Novels in Verse

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Novels in verse mean poetry on the page! These powerful, quick reads will linger with you long after you have read them.
Novels in verse mean poetry on the page! These powerful, quick reads will linger with you long after you have read them.

Inventing Victoria

I love historical fiction, especially when the details are so enticing that I have to stop to look up types of food, traditions, and…
recommended by LPL_EricaS
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