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2019 Read Across Lawrence 2019 Read Across Lawrence

This coming February, read "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan. Kids and teens get their own special reads in 2019. Take a look.
This coming February, read "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan. Kids and teens get their own special reads in 2019. Take a look.

5 things you can do with a library card 5 things you can do with a library card

Even if you already have your card, use these facts to convince the non-initiated to come into the light.
Even if you already have your card, use these facts to convince the non-initiated to come into the light.

Lawrence Public Library and Watkins… Library + 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.

Storytime Video Storytime Video

Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Free with your library card.
Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Use on your smart TV or with downloadable mobile app, free with your library card.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program invites families to explore books, get prizes, grow as readers, and have fun together.
Embark on a journey through the pages of 1,000 books! The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages families to explore the world of books, get prizes, grow as readers, and have fun together.

Up Next

Digital Privacy 101 Digital Privacy 101

Dec 12th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
What can you do to maintain your digital privacy? KU Professor Drew Davidson guides you through the crucial first steps.
What can you do to maintain your digital privacy? KU Professor Drew Davidson guides you through the crucial first steps.

Dinner & a Movie: "Elf" Dinner & a Movie: "Elf"

Dec 13th | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Abe and Jakes
Get ready to fill up your belly with great local food then laugh like a bowl full of jelly with a community holiday screening of "Elf."
Get ready to fill up your belly with great local food then laugh like a bowl full of jelly with a community holiday screening of "Elf."

Vocal Mixing Basics & Beyond Vocal Mixing Basics & Beyond

Dec 14th | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Vocals are the most important element in your song. Learn how to make them stand out.
Vocals are the most important element in your song. Learn how to make them stand out.

Just Cook Just Cook

Auditorium
Tuesday December 11 +18 2018 | 6 – 7:30 PM | Learn to cook a healthy meal for around $2 a serving.
Tuesday December 11 +18 2018 | 6 – 7:30 PM | Learn to cook a healthy meal for around $2 a serving.

Readers' Services

034: What to do when you suck at… 034: What to do when you suck at…

Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. It might be happening to you right now. You go about your day, your week, and eventually you…
Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. It might be happening to you right now. You go about your day, your week, and eventually you…

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…

033: Nnedi Okorafor = Literal… 033: Nnedi Okorafor = Literal…

NNEDI OKORAFOR IS COMING!!! On 11/8 she will be at Liberty Hall as our latest Beach Series author, and we really hope to see you there! Go…
NNEDI OKORAFOR IS COMING!!! On 11/8 she will be at Liberty Hall as our latest Beach Series author, and we really hope to see you there! Go…

Lawrence Picks: Crossing Over: Genre… Lawrence Picks: Crossing Over: Genre…

recommended by LPL_EliH
Sometimes, authors feel the need to let their hair down and try something new. Here are a few of the more notable genre change ups, for…
Sometimes, authors feel the need to let their hair down and try something new. Here are a few of the more notable genre change ups, for…

Lawrence Picks: Ilka's Top Ten for 2018 Lawrence Picks: Ilka's Top Ten for 2018

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
As we near the end of the year, it's always fun to look back on what one has read, watched, or listened to. Here are ten of my favorite…
As we near the end of the year, it's always fun to look back on what one has read, watched, or listened to. Here are ten of my favorite...

Info Services

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.

Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier

Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.
Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition

Large online genealogy and historical database. Accessible only at library computers.
Large online genealogy and historical database. Accessible only at library computers.

Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center

Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.
Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.

Community Resource Clinic Community Resource Clinic

Dec 21st | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Need help finding a job, or signing up for food or housing assistance? AmeriCorps members will be available to assist you. Feel free to…
Need help finding a job, or signing up for food or housing assistance? AmeriCorps members will be available to assist you. Feel free to…

LPL Blog

When You Just Can't Even (Read) When You Just Can't Even (Read)

By Pkenn
It’s happened to the best of us. Call it what you will, a slump, a rut, a dry spell; we’ve all had times when we just can’t seem to take…
It’s happened to the best of us. Call it what you will, a slump, a rut, a dry spell; we’ve all had times when we just can’t seem to take…

The Little Free Libraries of Lawrence The Little Free Libraries of Lawrence

In 2009, the first Little Free Library was constructed by a man named Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. What started as a spiritual gesture…
In 2009, the first Little Free Library was constructed by a man named Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. What started as a spiritual gesture…

A Treasure Hiding in the Stacks A Treasure Hiding in the Stacks

Have you ever had the experience where it seems like the world is conspiring to get you to read a certain book? Well, it recently happened…
Have you ever had the experience where it seems like the world is conspiring to get you to read a certain book? Well, it recently happened…

Poetry Still Alive and Kicking, at… Poetry Still Alive and Kicking, at…

We can not deny the siren song of new books. Be it a phenomenon of a celebrity memoir, the latest entry into that one series you tell your…
We can not deny the siren song of new books. Be it a phenomenon of a celebrity memoir, the latest entry into that one series you tell your…

Thanks & Giving Thanks & Giving

At Lawrence Public Library, we are grateful for YOU.
At Lawrence Public Library, we are grateful for YOU.

Look Play Listen

Movies Leaving Nextflix - December 2018 Movies Leaving Nextflix - December 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant this month, but will still be available at LPL!
Here's what's leaving the streaming giant this month, but will still be available at LPL!

Look Play Listen Picks (November 2018) Look Play Listen Picks (November 2018)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from LPL staff.
Recent listens/watches/plays from LPL staff.

Darkest Hour

Riveting film that will appeal to history buffs, anyone interested in power dynamics in government, and finally, the incredible risks that… More
recommended by LPL_TriciaK

Movies Leaving Netflix - November 2018 Movies Leaving Netflix - November 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving Netflix this month, but will still be available at LPL!
Here's what's leaving Netflix this month, but will still be available at LPL!

Golden Hour

There is enough genre-specific familiarity on this record to call it "pop country", but honestly that would be doing it a disservice. There… More
recommended by LPL_JoelB

Kids + Babies

Winter Holiday Sing-along Winter Holiday Sing-along

Dec 10th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Sing, move, and play with Karen of Meadowlark Music Together. Come join us for some winter fun!
Sing, move, and play with Karen of Meadowlark Music Together. Come join us for some winter fun!

Staff Pick: Willa of the Wood Staff Pick: Willa of the Wood

Read Matt's take on Willa of the Wood!
Read Matt's take on Willa of the Wood!

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2018… Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2018 read-a-likes

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson is the 2018 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers selection. Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age 5.
Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson is the 2018 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers selection. Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that…

Teen Zone

Cold Weather Reads for Teens Cold Weather Reads for Teens

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Tis the season...to curl up with a great book! Check out one of these "chilling" YA novels selected with wintry wonderlands in mind.
Tis the season...to curl up with a great book! Check out one of these "chilling" YA novels selected with wintry wonderlands in mind.

Swing

Kwame Alexander’s poetic style is a perfect match for handling the complex relationships in this novel in verse. He tells the story of…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

LPL Teen Picks: NaNoWriMo Writing… LPL Teen Picks: NaNoWriMo Writing…

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
It's the last week of NaNoWriMo! Check out these books to kick your word count into high gear for the home stretch, and keep you inspired…
It's the last week of NaNoWriMo! Check out these books to kick your word count into high gear for the home stretch, and keep you inspired...

On A Sunbeam

"On a Sunbeam" is a queer found-family space opera story full of heart (and a story full of heart is the very best kind of story in my... More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC

After Tupac & D Foster

This tiny Newbery award winning novel covers some serious ground! It is story about friendship that follows three girls coming of age in…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR
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