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Tax Information Tax Information

How to make it through tax season, with assistance, forms, and more resources in the Lawrence community.
How to make it through tax season, with assistance, forms, and more resources in the Lawrence community.

INFOGRAPHIC: New year, new technology INFOGRAPHIC: New year, new technology

Technology + libraries = crucial services. Here's the State of Library Technology and what's in store for 2019.
Technology + libraries = crucial services. Here's the State of Library Technology and what's in store for 2019.

New app for library accounts New app for library accounts

New: The cloudLibrary app gives quick access to virtual library cards and multiple accounts from smartphones, tablets, and ereaders.
New: The cloudLibrary app gives quick access to virtual library cards and multiple accounts from smartphones, tablets, and ereaders.

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.

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

African-American Roots African-American Roots

Jan 22nd | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.

Langston Hughes Award for Young Poets Langston Hughes Award for Young Poets

Attention, spoken word poets! Enter the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for teens and win prizes. New: Deadline extended.
Attention, spoken word poets! Enter the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for teens and win prizes. New: Deadline extended.

Readers' Services

036: “It’s okay not to be okay.” 036: “It’s okay not to be okay.”

What do American Ambassadors, historic sex clubs, lawn-care, depression, and social niceties have in common? Well... they're all…
What do American Ambassadors, historic sex clubs, lawn-care, depression, and social niceties have in common? Well... they're all…

2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge 2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge

The Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge for 2019 has been announced! Click here to view and print!
The Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge for 2019 has been announced! Click here to view and print!

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…

035: Booking It Into the New Year 035: Booking It Into the New Year

Book Squad Podcast: New year, new reads. Polli and Kate scoped out some upcoming book releases and are here to share their faves! Also,…
Book Squad Podcast: New year, new reads. Polli and Kate scoped out some upcoming book releases and are here to share their faves! Also,…

Lawrence Picks: 2018 Librarian Choice… Lawrence Picks: 2018 Librarian Choice…

recommended by LPL_PolliK
Wonder what the librarians were into this year? Check out our choice reads for 2018!
Wonder what the librarians were into this year? Check out our choice reads for 2018!

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.

LPL Blog

Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and… Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and…

By Jvail
Sable, mink, wool, satin, velvet, saltpeter...  Exotic lists permeate this short work of historical fiction like incantations, lending it…
Sable, mink, wool, satin, velvet, saltpeter...  Exotic lists permeate this short work of historical fiction like incantations, lending it…

And the Elpy Goes to . . . And the Elpy Goes to . . .

With Golden Globes bestowed and the Oscars on the way, awards season is here. Children’s literature nerds have the morning of January 28th…
With Golden Globes bestowed and the Oscars on the way, awards season is here. Children’s literature nerds have the morning of January 28th…

The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books

As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…
As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…

I Guess I'm a Sir Now? I Guess I'm a Sir Now?

By Istepp
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…

What's Cooking, 2019? What's Cooking, 2019?

You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…
You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…

Look Play Listen

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

On Lennon’s debut solo album, he tried to exorcise some of his demons. The result is a classic album that’s heavier in subject matter and… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Christopher Robin

Cute! (And I'm not just talking about my boyfriend Ewan McGregor!)
recommended by LPL_SarahM

Best Albums of 2018 Best Albums of 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer a parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the albums that accompanied us through the work…
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer a parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the albums that accompanied us through the work...

Best Movies of 2018 Best Movies of 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer this parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the movies that stood out in 2018.
The library's team of media connoisseurs offer this parting gift to 2018 with a round-up of the movies that stood out in 2018.

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!

Kids + Babies

Great Reads for Dr. Martin Luther King,… Great Reads for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Get prepared for MLK Jr Day with these great books!
Get prepared for MLK Jr Day with these great books!

Staff Pick: Aru Shah and the End of Time Staff Pick: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Find out what Centi thought about this book published and edited by Rick Riordan!
Find out what Centi thought about this book published and edited by Rick Riordan!

Lawrence Kid Picks: A Tangle of Knots! Lawrence Kid Picks: A Tangle of Knots!

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Our Read Across Lawrence for Kids 2019 book is A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff! Here are some ideas for readers who are looking for more books with a bit of magic, some cooking, and mysterious connections... Find out more about RAL Kids 2019 here: https://tinyurl.com/yd2jn2nf
Our Read Across Lawrence for Kids 2019 book is A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff! Here are some ideas for readers who are looking for more…

Kid Advisory Board Kid Advisory Board

Jan 25th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Help make the library great for kids by joining the ALL-NEW Kids Advisory Board. We're tackling the ultimate goal of planning a library...
Help make the library great for kids by joining the ALL-NEW Kids Advisory Board. We're tackling the ultimate goal of planning a library program! Create the program of your dreams with other LPL kids. Snacks and fun are included!

The Best Strategy Games from Around the… The Best Strategy Games from Around the World @ Your Library

If you're a kid who loves strategy games, there's never been a better time to come to Lawrence Public Library. You see, I've always loved abstract strategy games, the unique way they require kids to apply creativity and logic to ever-evolving situations. That's why I was so...
If you're a kid who loves strategy games, there's never been a better time to come to Lawrence Public Library. You see, I've always loved...

Teen Zone

January 21 = Day ON! January 21 = Day ON!

What are you doing January 21st? School is out and the library is calling! The Teen Zone will be open all day so come hang with your…
What are you doing January 21st? School is out and the library is calling! The Teen Zone will be open all day so come hang with your…

Lawrence Teen Picks: Centi's 2018 Favs Lawrence Teen Picks: Centi's 2018 Favs

recommended by LPL_CentennialC
Big themes for me this year were: awesome lady heroines, found family friendships, magic, murder, and history. No surprises here! Make…
Big themes for me this year were: awesome lady heroines, found family friendships, magic, murder, and history. No surprises here! Make…

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

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.

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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