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There's so much happening at the library. Soon our new, larger paper calendars will hit the desks. Browse now while you wait!
There's so much happening at the library. Soon our new, larger paper calendars will hit the desks. Browse now while you wait!

Your New "Normal" Your New "Normal"

Whether retirement is a not-so-distant dream or your current lifestyle, make your next chapter a real adventure.
Whether retirement is a not-so-distant dream or your current lifestyle, make your next chapter a real adventure.

We got a payphone! We got a payphone!

To some it's bewildering, but to many it's a lifeline and desperately needed resource.
To some it's bewildering, but to many it's a lifeline and desperately needed resource.

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.

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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

Lawrence Picks: The Mighty Pen Lawrence Picks: The Mighty Pen

recommended by LPL_LeahN
A list of books by journalists turned authors, whether they dedicate their talents to bringing attention to the historic, social,…
A list of books by journalists turned authors, whether they dedicate their talents to bringing attention to the historic, social,…

Severance

The apocalypse arrives in fever form, decimating the world and leaving Candace, formerly an unenthusiastic but dedicated Bible manufacture… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Lawrence Picks: Inland by Téa Obreht Lawrence Picks: Inland by Téa Obreht

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
While You're Waiting for the much anticipated new novel Inland by Téa Obreht, read more vivid & haunting historical tales told with…
While You're Waiting for the much anticipated new novel Inland by Téa Obreht, read more vivid & haunting historical tales told with...

044: Oh My Stars, It's Bookstrology! 044: Oh My Stars, It's Bookstrology!

Hey listeners, what's your sign? Your BOOK sign, that is! We took the "Universe of Stories" summer reading theme and…
Hey listeners, what's your sign? Your BOOK sign, that is! We took the "Universe of Stories" summer reading theme and…

Lawrence Picks: Minor Characters, Major… Lawrence Picks: Minor Characters, Major…

recommended by LPL_PolliK
If you've ever wondered what the story looked like from the perspective of another character, especially a minor or muted character, read…
If you've ever wondered what the story looked like from the perspective of another character, especially a minor or muted character,…

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

If You Can't Make Your Own Dopamine,… If You Can't Make Your Own Dopamine,…

About three years ago, I diagnosed myself with ADD. It was really a long time coming. Just out of college I was working an office job, and…
About three years ago, I diagnosed myself with ADD. It was really a long time coming. Just out of college I was working an office job, and…

Grit Lit Meets Chivalric Romance in… Grit Lit Meets Chivalric Romance in…

By Ksoper
If you had the pleasure of reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, you know Bryn Greenwood does not shy away from controversial…
If you had the pleasure of reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, you know Bryn Greenwood does not shy away from controversial…

They Came From Florida They Came From Florida

By Ballen
If you want to feel cooler during a Kansas summer, try reading books set in Florida! That’s what I’ve inadvertently and sporadically done…
If you want to feel cooler during a Kansas summer, try reading books set in Florida! That’s what I’ve inadvertently and sporadically done…

Read Adventurously Read Adventurously

When I was first asked to take over LPL’s Speculative Fiction Book Club, I had my doubts that it would be something I would be good at…
When I was first asked to take over LPL’s Speculative Fiction Book Club, I had my doubts that it would be something I would be good at…

Kansas Needs Diverse Books Kansas Needs Diverse Books

We’ve been updating the Children’s Biography section lately, clearing out some older, neglected titles (so long, Brad Johnson and Hannah…
We’ve been updating the Children’s Biography section lately, clearing out some older, neglected titles (so long, Brad Johnson and Hannah…

Look Play Listen

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

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

Kids + Babies

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,…

Staff Pick: Dozer's Run Staff Pick: Dozer's Run

Read Linda's review of this dogtastic, non-fiction picture book!
Read Linda's review of this dogtastic, non-fiction picture book!

Staff Pick: Stonewall Staff Pick: Stonewall

Read Karen's review of this non-fiction picture book!
Read Karen's review of this non-fiction picture book!

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…

Teen Zone

Teen Zone Expanded - Retro Cartoons and… Teen Zone Expanded - Retro Cartoons and…

Aug 21st | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Head to the library on early release day for gaming, movies, and crafts. New stuff each week! 8/21 | Retro Cartoons and Pancakes
Head to the library on early release day for gaming, movies, and crafts. New stuff each week! 8/21 | Retro Cartoons and Pancakes

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!!

I Love This Part

Anyone who's been in my vicinity in the past year has heard me sing the praises of Tillie Walden's "On a Sunbeam". So when I saw… More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC

Voices

From the very first pages a constant sense of encroaching dread is impossible to shake as you begin to read Voices, the new book by David…
recommended by LPL_WillG
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