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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.

Up Next

Wii Bowling League Wii Bowling League

Nov 19th | 10:00am - 11:30am
The kids are in school, so we're taking over the Teen Zone on Tuesdays this fall for our first ever Wii Bowling League! Compete…
The kids are in school, so we're taking over the Teen Zone on Tuesdays this fall for our first ever Wii Bowling League! Compete…

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: 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.

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…

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

Erosion, and its Opposites Erosion, and its Opposites

By Jvail
I appreciated nothing of this country, the actual landscape, until high school, when a friend introduced me to the Southwest via a book…
I appreciated nothing of this country, the actual landscape, until high school, when a friend introduced me to the Southwest via a book…

Responsibility Done Right Responsibility Done Right

By Mmoore
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may...
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may...

Learning With Librarians Learning With Librarians

I was lucky enough to attend two amazing library conferences this past month: the Kansas Library Association Conference and the Young…
I was lucky enough to attend two amazing library conferences this past month: the Kansas Library Association Conference and the Young…

Notes of a Children's Librarian Notes of a Children's Librarian

I started my job as a Youth Services Assistant at LPL a few months ago.  It’s my first time working in Children’s, and it shows (a little). ...
I started my job as a Youth Services Assistant at LPL a few months ago.  It’s my first time working in Children’s, and it shows (a little). ...

Diverse Environmental Leaders Bring… Diverse Environmental Leaders Bring…

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."             -- Audre Lorde ---...
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."             -- Audre Lorde ---...

Look Play Listen

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

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

Kids + Babies

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…

The Library Mission Accomplished: How… The Library Mission Accomplished: How I learned, connected, created — and grew a baby!

For someone who's grown up with a phone in their pocket, constant access to Google, and is a frequent library-goer, it’s natural to want answers and help right away. When I found out I was pregnant, immediate panic set in. What does this mean?! What was happening to my body?!…
For someone who's grown up with a phone in their pocket, constant access to Google, and is a frequent library-goer, it’s natural to…

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!

Teen Zone

KNOW-vember: Notable Nonfiction for… KNOW-vember: Notable Nonfiction for…

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
The best of the most recent nonfiction titles because knowledge is power!
The best of the most recent nonfiction titles because knowledge is power!

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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