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How-To Festival Your How-To Guide to the How-To Festival

Here's your handy guide to the How-To Festival, where you might learn a new skill from an old pro.
Celebrate our community's know-how, soak up all the library's D.I.Y. resources, and learn a new skill from an old pro.

Summer Reading Summer Reading

Read books! Attend events! Win prizes!
Read books! Attend events! Win prizes!

How well do you know pre-internet… How well do you know your pre-internet history?

The kids are alright. But what do they know about music-on-the-go before the dawn of the internet? Get a brush up and test your knowledge.
The kids are alright. But what do they know about music-on-the-go before the dawn of the internet? Get a brush up on portable A/V from a time before dial-up was even a thing and test your knowledge.

Easy-peasy ebooks Easy-peasy ebooks

Put the brakes on the kiddo's wait time with immediate gratification ebook and audiobook app, Libby.
Put the brakes on the kiddo's wait time with immediate gratification ebook and audiobook app, Libby.

Up Next

S+V Sessions: Heidi Lynne Gluck S+V Sessions: Heidi Lynne Gluck

Jun 22nd | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Auditorium
Sound + Vision Studio presents S+V Sessions, with talented performer and fellow townie Heidi Lynne Gluck
Sound + Vision Studio presents S+V Sessions, with talented performer and fellow townie Heidi Lynne Gluck

You Are Local History You Are Local History

Jun 30th | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Let's build an inclusive local history! We'll digitize your photos, letters & other items to add to the Digital History Project (optional).
Help us build an inclusive history of Lawrence! We'll digitize your photos, letters, and other local items, and—if you want—add them to the Digital Douglas County History Project. Registration required. Appointments are also available at alternative times.

Fuel Up 4 Summer Fuel Up 4 Summer

Jun 4th - Aug 3rd
Library Lawn
Lunch is served weekdays on the lawn this summer, June 4 - Aug 3. Check out the schedule to see what's on the menu.
Lunch is served weekdays on the lawn this summer, June 4 - Aug 3. Check out the schedule to see what's on the menu.

BFF Behind the Scenes Brunch BFF Behind the Scenes Brunch

SUN | JUNE 24 | 10AM – 12PM | Food, drinks, and competitive library sports await you at our first ever summer games. Registration and current Friends of the Lawrence Public Library membership is required.
Food, drinks, and competitive library sports await you at our first ever summer games. Registration and current Friends membership required.

Name that Tune! Name that Tune!

Jun 4th - Jul 27th
Lawrence Parks
Set sail on the all-new musical scavenger hunt everyone's playing this summer.
Set sail on the all-new musical scavenger hunt everyone's playing this summer.

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: Local Authors Outside Lawrence Picks: Local Authors Outside

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Meet local authors as they share connections of their work to outside spaces—enhancing our connections to nature and sense of place. …
Meet local authors as they share connections of their work to outside spaces—enhancing our connections to nature and sense of place. …

025: The Great American... Podcast? 025: The Great American... Podcast?

What is your most-loved read? Through a national survey, PBS has shared a list of 100 of the most well-loved reads, which will be the…
What is your most-loved read? Through a national survey, PBS has shared a list of 100 of the most well-loved reads, which will be the…

Lawrence Picks: The Great American Read Lawrence Picks: The Great American Read

recommended by LPL_ReadersServices
The list of America's 100 best-loved books is here! Check them out at the link below, then place your…
The list of America's 100 best-loved books is here! Check them out at the link below, then place your…

Lawrence Picks: Let's Go! Vacations,… Lawrence Picks: Let's Go! Vacations,…

recommended by LPL_ReadersServices
Fictional stories of road trips, travel, and vacations in all genres, print & audiobooks. On display late May-June 11, 2018
Fictional stories of road trips, travel, and vacations in all genres, print & audiobooks. On display late May-June 11, 2018

Info Services

Couchsurfing in Iran

It's hard to say which is the more provocative idea to me, couchsurfing (temporary extemporaneously arranged stays in private homes for no… More
recommended by LPL_BeckyB

SOUND + VISION Sessions #2: Heidi Gluck SOUND + VISION Sessions #2: Heidi Gluck

Jun 22nd | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a free, all ages, after hours concert at the library! For our second concert in this new series highlighting local artists,…
Join us for a free, all ages, after hours concert at the library! For our second concert in this new series highlighting local artists,…

LPL Blog

The Great American Read The Great American Read

By Pkenn
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this…
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this…

An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck -… An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck -…

June 22nd marks the second installment of the new LPL event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose…
June 22nd marks the second installment of the new LPL event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose…

Books & Birthdays Books & Birthdays

Most years, I don't make much fuss about my birthday.  Not infrequently, I'll forget it's coming and only remember when thoughtful…
Most years, I don't make much fuss about my birthday.  Not infrequently, I'll forget it's coming and only remember when thoughtful...

The Life Changing Magic of Cleaning Out… The Life Changing Magic of Cleaning Out…

"THAT'S IT! I'M DOING IT! I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!" I scream at my husband as I shimmy through the narrow path in our garage, old...
"THAT'S IT! I'M DOING IT! I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!" I scream at my husband as I shimmy through the narrow path in our garage, old...

I say Ooh, You say Aah! I say Ooh, You say Aah!

Every year as schools wind down, the library winds up. Summer is just around the corner and the bulk of LPL’s Youth Services department…
Every year as schools wind down, the library winds up. Summer is just around the corner and the bulk of LPL’s Youth Services department…

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.

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!

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.

Kids + Babies

Steve Sheinkin: Boss of History Steve Sheinkin: Boss of History

By Jcook
“It’s based on a true story!” is often a dealmaker when telling kids about a book. Part of the magic of my favorite children’s book author, Steve Sheinkin, is that all of his books are true stories that read like amazing adventure novels. An ex-history-textbook writer, Sheinkin…
“It’s based on a true story!” is often a dealmaker when telling kids about a book. Part of the magic of my favorite children’s book…

Dance Party for Littles Dance Party for Littles (Ages 0-4)

Jun 25th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages 0-4Fun tunes and funky jams will fuel a dance party for the ages! Dance with Jenny, Pete and Lauren with perfect music for littles…
Fun tunes and funky jams will fuel a dance party for the ages! Dance with Jenny, Pete and Lauren with perfect music for littles and parachutes and shaker eggs and scarves (and more) for everyone!

Teen Zone

​Imaginary Goat Yoga ​Imaginary Goat Yoga

Jun 22nd | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Okay so we don't have goats - but we will have smoothies! Learn basic yoga poses, make smoothies, and relax with spa inspired activities!...
Okay so we don't have goats - but we will have smoothies! Learn basic yoga poses, make smoothies, and relax with spa inspired activities!...

Album and Book Pairings Album and Book Pairings

If you're an avid music listener and want to find a book that embodies your favorite album check out these album and book pairings.  …
If you're an avid music listener and want to find a book that embodies your favorite album check out these album and book pairings.  …

American Heart

Moriarty, writer of one my all-time faves, The Center of Everything, once again takes us into the mind of a teenage girl struggling to…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

The Midnight Dress

Magical realism and murder mystery combine to create an amazing book that will keep you thinking long after you've put the book down. Rich… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Bookish Boyfriends

I’ve been on a bit of an Jane Austen alternative kick lately (just watched Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Austenland, and Lost in Austen).… More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC
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