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Season's Readings Book Sale Season's Readings Book Sale

Get ready to cook, craft, read, give, and celebrate with seasonal books hand-picked by the Friends.

Hy-Vee Book Locker has moved! Hy-Vee Book Locker has moved!

We're sad to see the Hy-Vee on 6th Street go! For those using the Book Locker to pick up holds, it has moved to the Clinton Parkway…
We're sad to see the Hy-Vee on 6th Street go! For those using the Book Locker to pick up holds, it has moved to the Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee.

Friends & Foundation: Better Together Friends & Foundation: Better Together

Lawrence Public Library’s Friends and Foundation will merge into one organization on Jan 1, 2020.
Get all the merger details at two November meetings! Thanks to a year-long effort by many dedicated people, the Lawrence Public Library’s…

Harry Potter Book Night Harry Potter Book Night

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wear your wizard best at Harry Potter Book Night.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wear your wizard best at Harry Potter Book Night.

Up Next

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills

Rex Buchanan, Burke Griggs, and Josh Svaty will present their new book!
Rex Buchanan, Burke Griggs, and Josh Svaty will present their new book!

Life Stories / Holiday Hits Life Stories / Holiday Hits

Create a lasting keepsake for the holidays!
Create a lasting keepsake for the holidays!

Strangers In Town Strangers In Town

We're hosting a viewing of "Strangers in Town," a movie about how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden…
We're hosting a viewing of "Strangers in Town," a movie about how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, KS.

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: Adult Portal Fantasy Lawrence Picks: Adult Portal Fantasy

recommended by LPL_LeahN
The permanence of portal fantasy should come as no surprise. We have always enjoyed being transported through space and time to new…
The permanence of portal fantasy should come as no surprise. We have always enjoyed being transported through space and time to new…

Lawrence Picks: A Foodie's Choices! Lawrence Picks: A Foodie's Choices!

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Enjoy a diverse and eclectic selection of recent fiction and nonfiction featuring stories centered around food with recipes and plenty of…
Enjoy a diverse and eclectic selection of recent fiction and nonfiction featuring stories centered around food with recipes and plenty of…

Lawrence Picks: Enemies to Lovers Lawrence Picks: Enemies to Lovers

recommended by LPL_PolliK
If you're a romance reader, you likely have a favorite trope (or two or five) that gets your heart beating fast. Root for these characters…
If you're a romance reader, you likely have a favorite trope (or two or five) that gets your heart beating fast. Root for these…

Podcast 049: What's a Good Death to You? Podcast 049: What's a Good Death to You?

In time for Día de los Muertos, Polli and Kate discuss a book about what it means to have a "good death" in many places around the…
In time for Día de los Muertos, Polli and Kate discuss a book about what it means to have a "good death" in many places around the...

Lawrence Picks: PerSisters Lawrence Picks: PerSisters

recommended by LPL_KaitlinS
The BookSquad had the good fortune of running into the PerSisters, a women's resistance choir, in the foyer of the library.
The BookSquad had the good fortune of running into the PerSisters, a women's resistance choir, in the foyer of the library.

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

LPL Best of 2019: Media Edition LPL Best of 2019: Media Edition

By Istepp
Here at LPL we love to read, but that’s not all we love. Here are some of our favorite 2019 movies, music, TV shows, and video games. All…
Here at LPL we love to read, but that’s not all we love. Here are some of our favorite 2019 movies, music, TV shows, and video games. All…

Rabbit, Ronin Rabbit, Ronin

By Istepp
About once a year, I discover a massive, decades old manga or comic series that for whatever reason I have never picked up before and...
About once a year, I discover a massive, decades old manga or comic series that for whatever reason I have never picked up before and...

An Ode to Ronan Lynch, Fantasy's Most… An Ode to Ronan Lynch, Fantasy's Most…

By Klopez
Sitting on my bookshelf at home, stacked haphazardly in no particular order with absolutely zero organization, are all four hardback…
Sitting on my bookshelf at home, stacked haphazardly in no particular order with absolutely zero organization, are all four hardback…

You Are the Difference You Are the Difference

Where did the year go? As 2019 begins to wrap up, we owe a huge and hearty THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up and supported…
Where did the year go? As 2019 begins to wrap up, we owe a huge and hearty THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up and supported…

Revisiting The Once and Future King Revisiting The Once and Future King

By Istepp
Inspired by Leah’s look at some new and old Arthurian classics earlier this year, I decided to revisit T. H. White’s The Once and Future…
Inspired by Leah’s look at some new and old Arthurian classics earlier this year, I decided to revisit T. H. White’s The Once and Future…

Look Play Listen

Look Play Listen Picks (December 2019) Look Play Listen Picks (December 2019)

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

What's Leaving Netflix - December… What's Leaving Netflix - December…

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
These movies and TV shows won't be on Netflix anymore, but you can still get them at LPL!
These movies and TV shows won't be on Netflix anymore, but you can still get them at LPL!

Retro Family Movie Night Retro Family Movie Night

recommended by LPL_EricaS
It's time to share your childhood favorites with the new generations. These blasts from the past still hold up against the test of time.…
It's time to share your childhood favorites with the new generations. These blasts from the past still hold up against the test of…

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

Kids + Babies

Lawrence Kid Picks: Indigenous Heritage… Indigenous Heritage Month: Picture Books

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Picture books by and about Indigenous people of North America.
Picture books by and about Indigenous people of North America.

Dyslexia Font Books Dyslexia Font Books

recommended by LPL_Childrens
All of these books for young readers feature dyslexia-friendly font for accessible reading!
All of these books for young readers feature dyslexia-friendly font for accessible reading!

Staff Pick: Strictly No Elephants Staff Pick: Strictly No Elephants

Read the book that made Vanessa want to give it a hug!
Read the book that made Vanessa want to give it a hug!

Reading With Images: Exploring Wordless… Reading With Images: Exploring Wordless Picture Books

By Mlord
Wordless books are sub-genre of picture books that use vivid illustrations and graphic storytelling to create a captivating story. Sharing wordless books with children can build important literacy skills. When you read a wordless book with your child, you reinforce listening…
Wordless books are sub-genre of picture books that use vivid illustrations and graphic storytelling to create a captivating story. Sharing…

It's Okay to be Different! It's Okay to be Different: Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Pick 2019

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Books all about self-acceptance and celebrating individuality akin to LPL's 2019 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers book, "It's Okay to be Different" by Todd Parr.
Books all about self-acceptance and celebrating individuality akin to LPL's 2019 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers book, "It's Okay to…

Teen Zone

Two Can Keep A Secret

From the best-selling author of One of Us is Lying comes her second and equally exciting mystery, Two Can Keep a Secret. The…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

Our Dreams at Dusk

Our Dreams at Dusk is a look into the lives of a group who meet at a local drop-in center. The Goal of the center is to have a place for…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS
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