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Take a deep breath @ the library Take a deep breath @ the library

Surely a space such as LPL, that sees close to 2,000 visitors a day, would need to utilize some heavy chemicals to purge dirt and germs circulating throughout the building. Right? Thankfully, no. LPL is a safe space for breathing!
How the library makes green practices part of its daily routine

New Self-Checks Are Coming New Self-Checks Are Coming

A faster and more user-friendly checkout experience is just around the corner.
A faster and more user-friendly experience

Welcome to Your New Website Welcome to Your New Website

Update your bookmarks and come along for a ride on the all-new lplks.org!
Update your bookmarks and come along for a ride on the all-new lplks.org!

The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries

We've made another list ... again!
We've made another list ... again!

Happy National Library Week! Happy National Library Week!

Here's a look back at how much Lawrence used its library last year, what we did, and where we're headed.
Here's a look back at how much Lawrence used its library last year, what we did, and where we're headed.

Up Next

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg: Workshop + Talk Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg: Workshop + Talk

Based on the Hebrew tradition of Midrash, learn to write from new angles with this Kansas Poet Laureate, then hear from the author herself.
Based on the Hebrew tradition of Midrash, learn to write from new angles with this Kansas Poet Laureate, then hear from the author herself.

Why Kids Should Code Why Kids Should Code

Register your child for Coding Club — it's free, fun, and offers a new challenge on Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2.
Register your child for Coding Club — it's free, fun, and offers a new challenge on Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2.

Caturday Caturday

LPL is teaming up with the Lawrence Humane Society to find homes for some pawsitively purrfect kittens every Saturday in April
LPL is teaming up with the Lawrence Humane Society to find homes for some pawsitively purrfect kittens every Saturday in April

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: Mysteries with a Nature… Lawrence Picks: Mysteries with a Nature…

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
The 1st Anniversary Meeting of the Mystery Book Club was Sunday, March 18, 2018. We recommended many books in the original list and added…
The 1st Anniversary Meeting of the Mystery Book Club was Sunday, March 18, 2018. We recommended many books in the original list and added…

Ep 022: From the Mixed-up Files of… Ep 022: From the Mixed-up Files of…

Polli and Kate explore Magic (both Big and Darker), plus books to help you talk about race and books to help you sublimate your righteous…
Polli and Kate explore Magic (both Big and Darker), plus books to help you talk about race and books to help you sublimate your righteous…

Waiting on your holds list? Try these… Waiting on your holds list? Try these…

While you wait for your holds to come in, we've got some great suggestions for read-alikes. (Note: this also works if you just read a hot...
While you wait for your holds to come in, we've got some great suggestions for read-alikes. (Note: this also works if you just read a hot...

Meet the Book Squad Meet the Book Squad

More info to get your own personalized recommendations from members of the Book Squad Team!
More info to get your own personalized recommendations from members of the Book Squad Team!

Info Services

Apply now for our first How-To Festival! Apply now for our first How-To Festival!

By Istepp
Do you have a skill or talent you'd like to share? Here's your chance! The Lawrence How-To Festival is a free and fun opportunity for our...
Do you have a skill or talent you'd like to share? Here's your chance! The Lawrence How-To Festival is a free and fun opportunity for our...

Web Design Basics: HTML 101 Web Design Basics: HTML 101

Apr 30th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
HTML is the language of the web. Learn the basics in this 2-part class. Registration required. If possible, please bring your own laptop…
HTML is the language of the web. Learn the basics in this 2-part class. Registration required. If possible, please bring your own laptop…

How To... How To...

recommended by LPL_BeckyB
Lawrence Public Library's How-To Festival, held this year on June 23rd, is a free and fun opportunity for our community to showcase its…
Lawrence Public Library's How-To Festival, held this year on June 23rd, is a free and fun opportunity for our community to showcase its...

LPL Blog

Verse Novels to Help You Celebrate… Verse Novels to Help You Celebrate…

Like many people, I spent a fair amount of time in my teenage years writing poetry. Some of it was quite good (I even won some state-wide…
Like many people, I spent a fair amount of time in my teenage years writing poetry. Some of it was quite good (I even won some state-wide…

I'll Never Let Go I'll Never Let Go

Noon, 10 April, 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. 23:40, 14 April, 1912: Titanic strikes iceberg on…
Noon, 10 April, 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. 23:40, 14 April, 1912: Titanic strikes iceberg on…

Lawrence Author Lynn Burlingham Talks… Lawrence Author Lynn Burlingham Talks about her New Memoir, Jewels that Speak

Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in Lawrence. Her latest book, Jewels that Speak, recounts her life while offering a look into two storied families of her heritage: the…
Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in…

Get Ready for Noir: a Primer on Author… Get Ready for Noir: a Primer on Author…

The release of Christopher Moore’s latest novel, Noir, is just around the corner on April 17th, making this a great time to look back over…
The release of Christopher Moore’s latest novel, Noir, is just around the corner on April 17th, making this a great time to look back over…

Making Illustration Look Like a Cinch:… Making Illustration Look Like a Cinch:…

Of all the picture books I’ve read to my kids, Chris Monroe’s have been some of the most fun, so I was pleased to hear a new Netflix…
Of all the picture books I’ve read to my kids, Chris Monroe’s have been some of the most fun, so I was pleased to hear a new Netflix…

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.

Welcome to SOUND + VISION Welcome to SOUND + VISION

All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!
All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!

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.

Kids + Babies

Lawrence Kid Picks: Native American… Lawrence Kid Picks: Native American…

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Explore this list of picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, biographies, and more about Native American life or featuring Native…
Explore this list of picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, biographies, and more about Native American life or featuring Native…

Earth Day Is Everyday Storytime Earth Day Is Everyday Storytime

Apr 17th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Join City of Lawrence recycling staff for an Earth Day themed story time celebrating the three R's – reduce, reuse, and recycle. We'll...
Join City of Lawrence recycling staff for an Earth Day themed story time celebrating the three R's – reduce, reuse, and recycle. We'll...

Lego Club Lego Club

Apr 12th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Come build with us! What will this month's theme be?
Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Come build with us! What will this month's theme be?

Remembering an All-Ages Historian Remembering an All-Ages Historian

By Pfey
History, in its most basic form, is storytelling. Who did what? And how? And why? Like the best stories, the answers to these questions are oftentimes complicated, muddled by both conflicting viewpoints and the inevitable, obfuscating passage of time. For children, these…
History, in its most basic form, is storytelling. Who did what? And how? And why? Like the best stories, the answers to these questions…

Teen Zone

Teens, Come Work With Us! Teens, Come Work With Us!

With the time closing in on our Teen Summer Reading Intern position, we thought it would be important to tell you a bit about what it's...
With the time closing in on our Teen Summer Reading Intern position, we thought it would be important to tell you a bit about what it's...

Become a Summer VolunTeen Become a Summer VolunTeen

Want to do something productive this summer? Volunteer at the library! The Lawrence Public Library relies heavily on VolunTeens each…
Want to do something productive this summer? Volunteer at the library! The Lawrence Public Library relies heavily on VolunTeens each…

Wild Bird

Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert to turn your life around? The power of nature to transform? Feel like you might have read… More
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

This quirky book is set in Newfoundland in 1986 and features 14-year-old Bun O'Keefe's life with her mother, a compulsive hoarder. Bun is…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Caraval

Caraval offers the reader an excellently mysterious, magical, and powerful story about sunning away to the circus, though not any circus…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS
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