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Friends Fall Booksale coming Oct 25-27 Friends Fall Booksale coming Oct 25-27

The Friends of the Library have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our literacy programs by selling gently used books.
The Friends of the Library have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our literacy programs by selling gently used books.

Retirement Boot Camp: Wii Bowling League Retirement Boot Camp: Wii Bowling League

Oct 1st | 10:00am - 11:30am
"I used to be in a league, but the balls got heavier. I hardly expected to ever play videogames." —Liz, age 90 (IMAGE/QUOTE: wired.com)
"I used to be in a league, but the balls got heavier. I hardly expected to ever play videogames." —Liz, age 90 (IMAGE/QUOTE: wired.com)

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Retirement Boot Camp: Let's Do Lunch Retirement Boot Camp: Let's Do Lunch

Oct 22nd | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tired of the same old PB&J? Just Food is coming to show us how to make delicious meals on a budget.
Tired of the same old PB&J? Just Food is coming to show us how to make delicious meals on a budget.

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

Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction

recommended by LPL_KimberlyL
October is Black Speculative Fiction* month! What better way to celebrate than by picking up one of these books and enjoying the change in…
October is Black Speculative Fiction* month! What better way to celebrate than by picking up one of these books and enjoying the change in…

48: Reads for American Cheese Month? 48: Reads for American Cheese Month?

Did you know it was National Book Month? And National Pickled Pepper Month?? And World Menopause Month??? October is wild, y'all. We…
Did you know it was National Book Month? And National Pickled Pepper Month?? And World Menopause Month??? October is wild, y'all. We…

Nine Manga Nine Manga

recommended by LPL_IanS
From futuristic dystopias to comedic adventures, here are a handful of my favorite manga series.
From futuristic dystopias to comedic adventures, here are a handful of my favorite manga series.

Tell the Machine Goodnight

What does happiness look like when it’s prescribed by a cheek swab and a handheld Apricity™ machine? A contentment consultant and her circle… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Lawrence Picks: Audiobooks With The… Lawrence Picks: Audiobooks With The…

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
It's that time of year again where the Fall season is upon us! And if you are like myself, who loves to celebrate with spooky movies and…
It's that time of year again where the Fall season is upon us! And if you are like myself, who loves to celebrate with spooky movies…

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

There's a Real Nice Library Down There… There's a Real Nice Library Down There…

As Lawrence was hit by one snowstorm after another last winter, a few of us in the Collection Development office decided to cheer…
As Lawrence was hit by one snowstorm after another last winter, a few of us in the Collection Development office decided to cheer…

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Of all the genres we collect at the library, it often feels like the Western is most in danger of fading away.  In terms of cultural…
Of all the genres we collect at the library, it often feels like the Western is most in danger of fading away.  In terms of cultural…

Overcoming the Fear of Death: How… Overcoming the Fear of Death: How…

There have been moments in my life when my freezer has been stuffed to the brim with songbirds, bobcats, opossums, armadillos, frogs, and…
There have been moments in my life when my freezer has been stuffed to the brim with songbirds, bobcats, opossums, armadillos, frogs, and…

You were right, Dean! You were right, Dean!

When The Library Book (by Susan Orlean) first came out I was intrigued, and I joined the long line of people on hold for it. And as time…
When The Library Book (by Susan Orlean) first came out I was intrigued, and I joined the long line of people on hold for it. And as time…

When Life Imitates Art...and Horror… When Life Imitates Art...and Horror…

October has arrived! The best month of all the months! It's time to immerse ourselves in mysteries, horror films, and ghost stories! I…
October has arrived! The best month of all the months! It's time to immerse ourselves in mysteries, horror films, and ghost stories! I…

Look Play Listen

Happy Halloweeny Happy Halloweeny

recommended by LPL_TraciB
Scary & fun movies to watch for the Halloween season.
Scary & fun movies to watch for the Halloween season.

Look Play Listen Picks (October 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (October 2019)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from the October Look Play Listen team meeting
Recent listens/watches/plays from the October Look Play Listen team meeting

The Death of Summer The Death of Summer

recommended by LPL_JoelB
As summer ends and we look towards the colder seasons, keep warm with some of the best death and extreme metal you didn't know we had!
As summer ends and we look towards the colder seasons, keep warm with some of the best death and extreme metal you didn't know we had!

Look Play Listen Picks (September 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (September 2019)

recommended by LPL_KevinC
Recent listens/watches/plays from the September Look Play Listen team meeting
Recent listens/watches/plays from the September Look Play Listen team meeting

What's Leaving Netflix - September… What's Leaving Netflix - September…

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
These movies and shows are leaving Netflix in September, but you'll still be able to get them at LPL!
These movies and shows are leaving Netflix in September, but you'll still be able to get them at LPL!

Kids + Babies

Horror and Halloween Favorites for Kids! Horror and Halloween Favorites for Kids!

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Check out this list for thrills, chills, and maybe even a new favorite book!
Check out this list for thrills, chills, and maybe even a new favorite book!

Staff Pick: The Bad Guys Staff Pick: The Bad Guys

Read Jenny's review of the first book of this hilarious beginners chapter book series!
Read Jenny's review of the first book of this hilarious beginners chapter book series!

Why is Storytime Important? Why is Storytime Important?

By Lclay
Resident storytime librarian, Linda Clay, shares how she prepares for storytime and why Early Literacy is an important skill to share.
Resident storytime librarian, Linda Clay, shares how she prepares for storytime and why Early Literacy is an important skill to share.

Marilyn's Formative Favorites Lawrence Kid Picks: Marilyn's Formative Favorites

recommended by LPL_Childrens
As a new member of the YS team, one of my favorite things is rediscovering books from my elementary school days. Here's just a few of them!
As a new member of the YS team, one of my favorite things is rediscovering books from my elementary school days. Here's just a few of…

Anxious At Bedtime Anxious At Bedtime

Everyone gets anxious, even kids. Read Mary's blog about anxiety and resources at LPL that can help!
Everyone gets anxious, even kids. Read Mary's blog about anxiety and resources at LPL that can help!

Teen Zone

SPECIAL Teen Zone Cafe and Project LIT… SPECIAL Teen Zone Cafe and Project LIT…

Join us on Friday, October 18th for a special Teen Zone Cafe! We're teaming up with Project Lit Community and USD497 to feature a…
Join us on Friday, October 18th for a special Teen Zone Cafe! We're teaming up with Project Lit Community and USD497 to feature a…

This Place

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a collaborative work of Indigenous authors and artists filled with deeply emotional and enlightening…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

2019's Best Horror for Teens 2019's Best Horror for Teens

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
Whether you're getting into the spirit of Halloween or ready for a good scare anytime of year, this list of our newest scary stories will…
Whether you're getting into the spirit of Halloween or ready for a good scare anytime of year, this list of our newest scary stories…

College Test Prep @ LPL College Test Prep @ LPL

Whether you're taking these tests for last time before you apply to colleges or just want to get some early practice in, LPL has tons…
Whether you're taking these tests for last time before you apply to colleges or just want to get some early practice in, LPL has tons…

The Best Latinx YA Books of 2019 and… The Best Latinx YA Books of 2019 and…

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
This list features Latinx authors and characters in all sorts of genres, from novels in verse to contemporary, from sci-fi to historical.…
This list features Latinx authors and characters in all sorts of genres, from novels in verse to contemporary, from sci-fi to historical.…
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