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Lawrencians are archiving the internet to tell our unique online story. See what's there already, and contact us to add to the story.
Lawrencians are archiving the internet to tell our unique online story. See what's in the archive already, and contact us to add a contribution to a community story that otherwise may be lost to the annals of internet history.

Drop operative Drop operative

The Checkers book drop is once again operational, thanks to Phillip + crew. Here's a full look at where you can return your checkouts.
The Checkers book drop is once again operational, thanks to Phillip and our trusty maintenance crew. Drop off materials there if you're in the neighborhood. Here's a full look at where you can return your checkouts.

Mavis keeps her promise Mavis keeps her promise

With no choice but to cancel her talk in Lawrence, Mavis assured fans she'd make it up to them soon. The Gospel Queen keeps her promises.
In 2018, she had no choice but to abruptly cancel her appearance in Lawrence. Mavis assured fans she'd make it up to them soon, and there was never a doubt: The Gospel Queen keeps her promises.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers.
1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers. Find out how your little one can, too.

Wordy Wednesdays Wordy Wednesdays

Margo & Kimberly have a few words on titles you should try out this summer. Join them every other Wednesday for book recs on the spot.
Margo & Kimberly have a few words on titles you should try out this summer. Join them every other Wednesday for book recs on the spot.

Up Next

Fuel Up 4 Summer Fuel Up 4 Summer

Jun 3rd - Aug 2nd
Library Lawn
Get brain food and *food*-food with Summer Reading and free lunch! Meal served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer.
Get brain food and *food*-food with Summer Reading and free lunch! Meal served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer.

Watch Baseball, Support the Library! Watch Baseball, Support the Library!

Get reduced price KC Royals tickets here and help LPL with our literacy efforts.
Get reduced price KC Royals tickets here and help LPL with our literacy efforts.

Fitness Fridays Fitness Fridays

Jul 12th | 9:30am - Jul 26th | 10:30am
Auditorium
A fitness buffet designed to be good for you! Fridays in July from 9:30-10:30 AM get choice bites of yoga, pilates, and kickboxing.
A fitness buffet designed to be good for you! Fridays in July from 9:30-10:30 AM get choice bites of yoga, pilates, and kickboxing.

Readers' Services

043: Bennet and Darcy and Gramlich and… 043: Bennet and Darcy and Gramlich and…

Well, Polli FINALLY got Kate to read a Jane Austen book. Find out if she hated it as much as she hated the audiobook intro music! Also get…
Well, Polli FINALLY got Kate to read a Jane Austen book. Find out if she hated it as much as she hated the audiobook intro music! Also get…

Recommendations for The Spot Magazine… Recommendations for The Spot Magazine…

recommended by LPL_KateG
Celebrating Women from all walks of life for their accomplishments in and out of the office. We highlight all the aspects that encompass a…
Celebrating Women from all walks of life for their accomplishments in and out of the office. We highlight all the aspects that encompass a…

Lawrence Picks: Art Block Lawrence Picks: Art Block

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
Art block, also known as creative block, is a period of time where artists, creatives can struggle generating new work or being creative…
Art block, also known as creative block, is a period of time where artists, creatives can struggle generating new work or being creative…

42: The Answer to Life, The Universe,… 42: The Answer to Life, The Universe,…

If you made it out to Happy Shirt for our first Adults-Only Summer Reading Book Nerd Party (whadda title, right??) we'd like to say…
If you made it out to Happy Shirt for our first Adults-Only Summer Reading Book Nerd Party (whadda title, right??) we'd like to say…

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…

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

Library Clearance Rack Library Clearance Rack

When ordering books for the library, we do our best to stay ahead of media buzz so patrons can start queuing up for hot titles.  Reasonably…
When ordering books for the library, we do our best to stay ahead of media buzz so patrons can start queuing up for hot titles.  Reasonably…

Storytime and Difficult Topics Storytime and Difficult Topics

I was scrolling through Twitter, as is often my custom when I need a good guttural belly laugh, and I stumbled on the following post: ICE…
I was scrolling through Twitter, as is often my custom when I need a good guttural belly laugh, and I stumbled on the following post: ICE…

Sea People Sea People

By Jvail
Come with me now as we set sail from the Sea of Grass to the South Seas,where the charismatic megamammals (whales) make ours (bison) look…
Come with me now as we set sail from the Sea of Grass to the South Seas,where the charismatic megamammals (whales) make ours (bison) look…

Go Your Own Way Go Your Own Way

 What 90's kid didn’t grow up loving Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were hot-ticket items at my elementary school library and…
 What 90's kid didn’t grow up loving Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were hot-ticket items at my elementary school library and…

An Argument for the Validity of (Queer)… An Argument for the Validity of (Queer)…

By Klopez
Pride Month has come to a close, and I spent most of June doing what I have done for all of 2019: reading queer romance.  It's become a…
Pride Month has come to a close, and I spent most of June doing what I have done for all of 2019: reading queer romance.  It's become…

Look Play Listen

Horror Movies by Women Horror Movies by Women

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Back in October 2018, Jason Blum of the well known horror production company, Blumhouse, made the mistake of claiming that "there are…
Back in October 2018, Jason Blum of the well known horror production company, Blumhouse, made the mistake of claiming that "there are…

Movies & Shows Leaving Netflix in July Movies & Shows Leaving Netflix in July

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
These shows and movies are leaving Netflix in July. We'll still have them though!
These shows and movies are leaving Netflix in July. We'll still have them though!

Born to Run: no, not the album, the… Born to Run: no, not the album, the…

recommended by LPL_IanS
Earlier this year, I read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run.” And while I enjoyed learning more about the Boss, especially his…
Earlier this year, I read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run.” And while I enjoyed learning more about the Boss, especially his…

Look Play Listen Picks (June 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (June 2019)

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

The Doctor Is In The Doctor Is In

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Becky has the cure for your viewing ailments with these Doc-centric series.
Becky has the cure for your viewing ailments with these Doc-centric series.

Kids + Babies

Favorite Spanish Picture Books Favorite Spanish Picture Books

Some of my favorite Spanish books are an amalgamation of unique illustrations + a nod to the experience of being different. We’ve all felt a bit odd, weird, and out of sorts. Children’s books have a wonderful way of conveying this in a simple and dazzling way.  First up is Monstruo...
Some of my favorite Spanish books are an amalgamation of unique illustrations + a nod to the experience of being different. We’ve all felt…

Lawrence Kid's Picks: Deja's Reading… Lawrence Kid's Picks: Deja's Reading Rainbow

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Deja's Reading Rainbow is a storytime for everyone that is about accepting people from all walks of life and celebrating being yourself in whatever form you want to be, loving yourself and others, and being proud of who you are!
Deja's Reading Rainbow is a storytime for everyone that is about accepting people from all walks of life and celebrating being…

Staff Pick: The Boy Who Went to Mars Staff Pick: The Boy Who Went to Mars

Read Margo's review of this space-travelling picture book!
Read Margo's review of this space-travelling picture book!

LPL Kid Picks: Comics for Early Readers LPL Kid Picks: Comics for Early Readers

recommended by LPL_CentennialC
Your early reader wants to start reading comics like the big kids, where should you start? Try reading these short & simple comics out loud with your little one.
Your early reader wants to start reading comics like the big kids, where should you start? Try reading these short & simple comics out…

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…

Teen Zone

Plant Growing Pods Plant Growing Pods

Jul 16th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Solve the perplexing problems of growing plants in space. Build your own plant growing pod to take home.
Solve the perplexing problems of growing plants in space. Build your own plant growing pod to take home.

YA Books for Road Tripping YA Books for Road Tripping

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Whether you're vacationing or stay-cationing, you can escape to exotic lands or the open road from the comfort of your own favorite…
Whether you're vacationing or stay-cationing, you can escape to exotic lands or the open road from the comfort of your own favorite…

The Everlasting Rose

The lush world of Orléans continues as Camille learns how to use new powers to disguise herself and attempt to save her sister Belles and… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Laid-back Camp

by Afro
Laid Back Camp is the first slice of life manga I have ever read and it has finally convinced me to dive deeper into the genre. If you've… More
recommended by LPL_WillG

Dreadnought

Dreadnought by April Daniels is absolutely one of the best books I've read this year. The story follows Danielle Tozer, a trans teen who…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS
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