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Lawrence Public Library and Watkins… Lawrence Public Library and Watkins Museum collaborate to digitize local history

The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.
The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.

Book Squad Quiz Book Squad Quiz

If you long to live in a world full of magic, dragons, and/or intergalactic space travel, here's a quiz for that.
If you long to live in a world full of magic, dragons, and/or intergalactic space travel, here's a quiz for that.

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.

Pride Poems Pride Poems

From "I Sing the Body Electric" to "Dear Gaybashers," a rich collection featuring LGBTQ poets historic + contemporary.
Spending time with poetry can increase your emotional sensitivity and capacity for introspection. Sit a spell with this rich collection of LGBTQ voices, from the historic (Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric") to the contemporary (McDonough's "Dear Gaybashers").

Up Next

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.

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

Ep 026: Thank You For Being a Friend Ep 026: Thank You For Being a Friend… of the Lawrence Public Library

Humblebrag: we maaaaaybe have the best friends in the world. The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library bring in an incredible amount of funds to our library each year, making possible things like Book Club in a Bag, Read Across Lawrence, Summer Reading, Volunteer Recognition,…
Humblebrag: we maaaaaybe have the best friends in the world.

Lawrence Picks: Publisher Spotlight:… Lawrence Picks: Publisher Spotlight:…

recommended by LPL_EliH
Getting familiar with some of the smaller publishers out there can lead to excellent reading discoveries; if you like a book or author on…
Getting familiar with some of the smaller publishers out there can lead to excellent reading discoveries; if you like a book or author on…

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

recommended by LPL_KimberlyL
While I haven't been reading much the past month (unless you count re-reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell three times) this year has been…
While I haven't been reading much the past month (unless you count re-reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell three times) this year has been...

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. …

Info Services

Election and Voting Info Election and Voting Info

Elections are coming up! Get Informed. Get involved.
Elections are coming up! Get Informed. Get involved.

Lawrence Picks: Web Design Basics Lawrence Picks: Web Design Basics

recommended by LPL_MelissaF
Are you interested in building your own website, but don't know where to start? Here are some resources to help get you going!
Are you interested in building your own website, but don't know where to start? Here are some resources to help get you going!

Family Yoga @ Your Library Family Yoga @ Your Library

Aug 19th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bring your family to stretch, relieve stress, laugh and play with yoga instructor Sarah. All ages, skill levels—bring a mat!
Bring your family to stretch, relieve stress, laugh and play with yoga instructor Sarah. All ages, skill levels—bring a mat!

LPL Blog

Large Print: A Sight for Sore Eyes Large Print: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Between staring at a computer monitor all day, Netflix at night, and then presidential tweets first thing in the morning, our eyes…
Between staring at a computer monitor all day, Netflix at night, and then presidential tweets first thing in the morning, our eyes…

New Book Releases You Should Be Excited… New Book Releases You Should Be Excited…

By Klopez
Have you ever taken a break from reading, not because you are too busy or because you just can't focus, but because you chose to? Well, I...
Have you ever taken a break from reading, not because you are too busy or because you just can't focus, but because you chose to? Well, I...

Rising: Dispatches from the New… Rising: Dispatches from the New…

By Jvail
“What’s the story?” stream ecologist Jim Sedell constantly asked. I met Jim when the tides of change washed me to Oregon in the early…
“What’s the story?” stream ecologist Jim Sedell constantly asked. I met Jim when the tides of change washed me to Oregon in the early…

The Books Behind the Board Games The Books Behind the Board Games

You’ve heard it before: the library isn’t just for books. With only a library card, you can check out movies, music, and more. We’re…
You’ve heard it before: the library isn’t just for books. With only a library card, you can check out movies, music, and more. We’re…

Interesting Trees Interesting Trees

Somehow I’ve made it through half my life without knowing bird songs, classical music, or trees.  It’s stunning to ponder how much I’ve…
Somehow I’ve made it through half my life without knowing bird songs, classical music, or trees.  It’s stunning to ponder how much I’ve…

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.

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.

Save Power, Save Money Save Power, Save Money

Aug 1st | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Okay, we get it. You can't unplug everything. In this program, we'll look at some energy monitoring tools you can use to reduce your...
Okay, we get it. You can't unplug everything. In this program, we'll look at some energy monitoring tools you can use to reduce your...

Kids + Babies

"Experimental Reading": The Alternative… "Experimental Reading": The Alternative Way to Explore the Children's Section

By Pfey
Having a hard time choosing which book to read next? Not sure how you’re going to find those twelve books you need to get these awesome Summer Reading prizes? Or perhaps you think you’ve read everything, and that the library offers you no more new, exciting adventures. Look no…
Having a hard time choosing which book to read next? Not sure how you’re going to find those twelve books you need to get these awesome…

Lawrence Kid Picks Summer 2018: Babies Lawrence Kid Picks Summer 2018: Babies

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Explore our Summer Reading theme, "Libraries Unplugged", with these books for babies! Music, nature, and unplugging from technology are all themes found in these titles. Many of the books are great to sing to your baby!
Explore our Summer Reading theme, "Libraries Unplugged", with these books for babies! Music, nature, and unplugging from technology are...

Teen Zone

VolunTeens Needed VolunTeens Needed

Calling all teen volunteers! Want to spend an hour or two each week in September, October, November, and December helping out the library?…
Calling all teen volunteers! Want to spend an hour or two each week in September, October, November, and December helping out the library?…

Invisible Ghosts

Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider is a short and sweet teen romance with an added bonus of supernatural phenomena. Until Rose reunites…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

Talent Wanted! Talent Wanted!

Share your talent with the rest of Lawrence! Apply by July 15…
Share your talent with the rest of Lawrence! Apply by July 15…

Tyranny

A newbie to the artform of the graphic novel, I was blown away by the impact of the illustrations in this story. The personification of an… More
recommended by beckreaver

Set yourself FREE (and eat DONUTS) Set yourself FREE (and eat DONUTS)

What goes better with books than donuts? Maybe......MONEY!  Cha-Ching!  That's right! Come hang out with us in the Teen Zone this…
What goes better with books than donuts? Maybe......MONEY!  Cha-Ching!  That's right! Come hang out with us in the Teen Zone this…
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