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Small Business Storytime: Ruff House Art Small Business Storytime: Ruff House Art

Sep 19th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jill Shepherd grew her online stationary and card business into a brick and mortar at 729 Mass. Learn how she runs a strong, local business.
Jill Shepherd grew her online stationary and card business into a brick and mortar at 729 Mass. Learn how she runs a strong, local business.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with Rakim NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with Rakim

Small space, huge vibe: Check out this sweet throwback to the early 90s before Rakim speaks at Liberty Hall on September 30.
Small space, huge vibe: Check out this sweet throwback to the early 90s before Rakim speaks at Liberty Hall on September 30.

Punk Polka You Can Dance To Punk Polka You Can Dance To

Brave Combo will perform at Keep Retirement Weird on September 15 on the Library Lawn, so we found some videos to get you in the mood!
Brave Combo will perform at Keep Retirement Weird on September 15 on the Library Lawn, so we found some videos to get you in the mood!

BFF Drag Bingo with Deja Brooks BFF Drag Bingo with Deja Brooks

Sep 24th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
Banned Books Week is coming and who better to lead the celebration than Miss Deja? Join us for 10 games, prizes, and adult fun!
Banned Books Week is coming and who better to lead the celebration than Miss Deja? Join us for 10 games, prizes, and adult fun!

Paper Plains Launch Party Paper Plains Launch Party

Sep 18th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering
We're proud to partner with this inaugural Lawrence book festival — coming April 2020 — and launch party to help kick things off!
We're proud to partner with this inaugural Lawrence book festival — coming April 2020 — and launch party to help kick things off!

Up Next

Attica Locke: "Heaven My Home" Attica Locke: "Heaven My Home"

Sep 20th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meet the author behind her thrilling new novel about a missing boy, a Texas Ranger, and a family of white supremacists.
Meet the author behind her thrilling new novel about a missing boy, a Texas Ranger, and a family of white supremacists.

1000 BBK Graduation Party (with Treats!) 1000 BBK Graduation Party (with Treats!)

Sep 29th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is stupendous. Finishers, come get your certificates and newbies, let's get you signed up!
Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is stupendous. Finishers, come get your certificates and newbies, let's get you signed up!

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

47: Crows, Papier-mâché, Unsung Kansans 47: Crows, Papier-mâché, Unsung Kansans

On this episode, the inimitable Dan Coleman — LPL Librarian, Papier-mâché wizard, and #weneeddiversebooks advocate — talks to Polli and Kate...
On this episode, the inimitable Dan Coleman — LPL Librarian, Papier-mâché wizard, and #weneeddiversebooks advocate — talks to Polli and Kate...

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…

Lawrence Picks: On this Harvest Moon Lawrence Picks: On this Harvest Moon

recommended by LPL_KaitlinS
Each year the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. Some years that moon will rise in…
Each year the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. Some years that moon will rise in…

046: Memories and Other Lies We Tell… 046: Memories and Other Lies We Tell…

We've got a jam-packed episode for you -- book recs, personality types, Jewish mourning customs, and an amazing debut novel about…
We've got a jam-packed episode for you -- book recs, personality types, Jewish mourning customs, and an amazing debut novel about…

Silver in the Wood

An eerily beautiful retelling of the Green Man tale that had me enthralled from the very first line. For such a short book, there was an…
recommended by LPL_KimberlyL

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

The State of eBooks and Libraries The State of eBooks and Libraries

Lawrence, something tells us you love LPL’s digital collections. Within the last 12 months, LPL cardholders checked out 138,466‬ ebooks and…
Lawrence, something tells us you love LPL’s digital collections. Within the last 12 months, LPL cardholders checked out 138,466‬ ebooks and…

The Way Home The Way Home

By Jvail
Another scorching summer afternoon and a library patron walks up to the desk: "I remember when we didn't have air conditioning. These are the good old days." The past, they say, is a foreign country. They do things differently there.
Another scorching summer afternoon and a library patron walks up to the desk: "I remember when we didn't have air conditioning. 

Telling it True Telling it True

By Pkenn
I recently had the honor of moderating a Historical Fiction panel of four authors, Julie Berry, Rachel DeWoskin, Stacey Lee, and Ruta…
I recently had the honor of moderating a Historical Fiction panel of four authors, Julie Berry, Rachel DeWoskin, Stacey Lee, and Ruta…

Find Your Creative Community Find Your Creative Community

I have always been a person who “made stuff.” I dabbled in many arts and crafts, often made my own gifts, etc. But I would never have called...
I have always been a person who “made stuff.” I dabbled in many arts and crafts, often made my own gifts, etc. But I would never have called...

Well This is Embarrassing Well This is Embarrassing

By Mollyw
I’m just going to come right out with it when I was younger, I hated to read. As someone who works at a library, this isn’t something I’m…
I’m just going to come right out with it when I was younger, I hated to read. As someone who works at a library, this isn’t something I’m…

Look Play Listen

The Death of Summer The Death of Summer

recommended by LPL_JoelB
As summer ends and we look towards the colder seasons, keep warm with some of the best death and extreme metal you didn't know we had!
As summer ends and we look towards the colder seasons, keep warm with some of the best death and extreme metal you didn't know we had!

Look Play Listen Picks (September 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (September 2019)

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

What's Leaving Netflix - September… What's Leaving Netflix - September…

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
These movies and shows are leaving Netflix in September, but you'll still be able to get them at LPL!
These movies and shows are leaving Netflix in September, but you'll still be able to get them at LPL!

Destination: true love Destination: true love

recommended by LPL_TriciaK
The politics of 2019 are so toxic, the news so unsettling, that sometimes you just need some pure escapism and true love to rebalance your…
The politics of 2019 are so toxic, the news so unsettling, that sometimes you just need some pure escapism and true love to rebalance your…

Look Play Listen Picks (August 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (August 2019)

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

Kids + Babies

Anxious At Bedtime Anxious At Bedtime

Everyone gets anxious, even kids. Read Mary's blog about anxiety and resources at LPL that can help!
Everyone gets anxious, even kids. Read Mary's blog about anxiety and resources at LPL that can help!

Staff Pick: The Joy of Cookies Staff Pick: The Joy of Cookies

Read Matt's review of Cookie Monster's latest guide to life: The Joy of Cookies
Read Matt's review of Cookie Monster's latest guide to life: The Joy of Cookies

Staff Pick: How the Borks Became Staff Pick: How the Borks Became

Read Lauren's review of this cute, intro to Evolution book for kids!
Read Lauren's review of this cute, intro to Evolution book for kids!

The UnBEARably Shocking Truth! The UnBEARably Shocking Truth!

By Mmoore
So, Berenstain Bears. Yes, not Berenstein, though that’s an entirely different blogpost. The Bear Family; Mama, Papa, Sister, and Brother have been staples of children’s literature since 1962 and still find themselves going on all sorts of bear-related adventures to this day.…
So, Berenstain Bears. Yes, not Berenstein, though that’s an entirely different blogpost. The Bear Family; Mama, Papa, Sister, and Brother…

Lawrence Kid Picks: Parenting Books Lawrence Kid Picks: Parenting Books

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Parenting is complicated. Here are some wonderful books, podcasts, and websites to help you on your way! In addition to practical advice, some resources have enriching activity ideas, and advice on how to talk to kids about difficult topics.
Parenting is complicated. Here are some wonderful books, podcasts, and websites to help you on your way! In addition to practical advice,…

Teen Zone

College Test Prep @ LPL College Test Prep @ LPL

Whether you're taking these tests for last time before you apply to colleges or just want to get some early practice in, LPL has tons…
Whether you're taking these tests for last time before you apply to colleges or just want to get some early practice in, LPL has tons…

Fangirl

I love EVERYTHING Rainbow Rowell! That being said, Fangirl is one of my all-time favorites. Fangirl follows Cath, a recent high school…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

Eco-fi and Cli-fi for Teens Eco-fi and Cli-fi for Teens

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Great fiction picks for teens where variable climates and intense environmental issues are critical parts of the plot!!
Great fiction picks for teens where variable climates and intense environmental issues are critical parts of the plot!!
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