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Elephant and Piggie storytime Elephant and Piggie storytime

Mo Willems' imagination leaps to life when two of his beloved characters visit LPL Storytime.
Mo Willems' imagination leaps to life when two of his beloved characters visit LPL Storytime.

Wordplay: Above the fold Learn to talk like a journalist

What does "above the fold" mean? Should you feel ashamed if you've gotten "scooped"? Learn a little something about language and you'll be talking like a bonafide journo in no time.
What does "above the fold" mean? Should you feel ashamed if you've gotten "scooped"? Learn how to talk like a reporter.

Nnedi Okorafor comes to LPL Beach Author Announcement: Nnedi Okorafor

Author of "Black Panther" and "Akata Witch" set to appear November 8, 2018 as a part of the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series.
Author of "Black Panther" and "Akata Witch" set to appear November 8, 2018 as a part of the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series.

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

R. Luke Dubois LIVE R. Luke Dubois LIVE

Sep 22nd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera.
Composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera.

Great American Read Great American Read

Join us for weekly screenings of PBS's The Great American Read & discuss the themes and books in each episode with KU professors.
Join us for weekly screenings of PBS's The Great American Read & discuss the themes and books in each episode with KU professors.

S + V Sessions: Hypermortal & CS Luxem S + V Sessions: Hypermortal & CS Luxem

Sep 28th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Get your live music fix with an after-hours concert at the library presenting local bands Hypermortal and CS Luxem. Free + family friendly.
Get your live music fix with an after-hours concert at the library presenting local bands Hypermortal and CS Luxem. Free + family friendly.

Sarah Smarsh: Heartland Sarah Smarsh: Heartland

Sep 25th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Liberty Hall
Kansas-grown Sarah Smarsh lends storytelling and whip-smart analysis to our nation's reckoning with poverty, privilege + political divides.
Kansas-grown Sarah Smarsh lends storytelling and whip-smart analysis to our nation's reckoning with poverty, privilege + political divides.

Banned Books + Boas Banned Books + Boas

Sep 29th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Friends of the Library know how to throw a storytime. Finish off Banned Books Week with stories, snack packs + "adult juice boxes."
The Friends of the Library know how to throw a storytime. Finish off Banned Books Week with stories, snack packs + "adult juice boxes."

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: Star Trek: The Next… Lawrence Picks: Star Trek: The Next…

recommended by LPL_IlkaI
On September 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted and American television audiences began their mission to boldly go where no man had gone before.…
On September 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted and American television audiences began their mission to boldly go where no man had gone before.…

029: Chicken Nuggets and Poetry with… 029: Chicken Nuggets and Poetry with…

On this episode we got to interview Danny Caine, owner of The Raven Bookstore! Along with owning a bookstore, Danny is also a…
On this episode we got to interview Danny Caine, owner of The Raven Bookstore! Along with owning a bookstore, Danny is also a…

Lawrence Picks: Knightly Rodents Lawrence Picks: Knightly Rodents

recommended by LPL_EliH
Though I never read it myself, Redwall was a big deal when I was a kid. The children's fantasy series got overshadowed when Harry Potter…
Though I never read it myself, Redwall was a big deal when I was a kid. The children's fantasy series got overshadowed when Harry Potter...

028: Murder Farms and MEMories 028: Murder Farms and MEMories

Two podcasters give four thumbs up for Mem, a fab book for book clubs (and folks who like to ponder what makes a human a human and/or are…
Two podcasters give four thumbs up for Mem, a fab book for book clubs (and folks who like to ponder what makes a human a human and/or are…

Bring on the Rain! Bring on the Rain!

recommended by LPL_ShirleyB
Read these great fiction and nonfiction books to bring us more rain--by way of our reading & visualizing! Let's have a cool-soaking rain,…
Read these great fiction and nonfiction books to bring us more rain--by way of our reading & visualizing! Let's have a cool-soaking rain,…

Info Services

Skillbuilders: Managing Your Money and… Skillbuilders: Managing Your Money and…

Sep 27th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Brandon Woods Smith Center
Skillbuilders is for anyone who has lost a loved one, is adjusting to illness, or other lifestyle changes. Weekly sessions cover everything…
Skillbuilders is for anyone who has lost a loved one, is adjusting to illness, or other lifestyle changes. Weekly sessions cover everything…

Action Civics: Advocacy Action Civics: Advocacy

Sep 27th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Democracy depends on citizens who get involved! Learn how to engage in the political process at every level of government, and how to be…
Democracy depends on citizens who get involved! Learn how to engage in the political process at every level of government, and how to be…

The Little Book of Lykke

If you were swept up in last year's love of all things hygge (a Danish word that connotes a way of living that fosters contented coziness),… More
recommended by LPL_MelissaF

Just Cook @ Your Library Just Cook @ Your Library

Oct 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn to cook a healthy meal for around $2 a serving with Just Food. Adults, teens, parents and kids welcome. Registration required.
Learn to cook a healthy meal for around $2 a serving with Just Food. Adults, teens, parents and kids welcome. Registration required.

LPL Blog

An Interview with CS Luxem and… An Interview with CS Luxem and…

Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear…
Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear…

The Heart of "Heartland" The Heart of "Heartland"

By Pkenn
Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and…
Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and…

5 things your friends might not know… 5 things your friends might not know…

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell the couple sitting across from you at Ladybird Diner: September is Library Card Sign-up…
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell the couple sitting across from you at Ladybird Diner: September is Library Card Sign-up…

Lawrence Obscura Lawrence Obscura

By Jvail
Collections development librarian Dan Coleman and I recently wrote a blog post about interesting Lawrence trees, but of course we all live…
Collections development librarian Dan Coleman and I recently wrote a blog post about interesting Lawrence trees, but of course we all live…

Voyage into Experimental Literature… Voyage into Experimental Literature…

Brother in Ice is a recently-translated novel by Catalan writer and artist Alicia Kopf; at once, it is also decidedly not a novel. To…
Brother in Ice is a recently-translated novel by Catalan writer and artist Alicia Kopf; at once, it is also decidedly not a novel. To…

Look Play Listen

Thelma

I like it when I keep thinking about a movie after I watch it, and that was the case with this one. It started out really strong with the…
recommended by LPL_TraciB

Movies Leaving Netflix - September 2018 Movies Leaving Netflix - September 2018

recommended by LPL_LookPlayListen
Here's what's leaving Netflix in September, but will still be available at LPL!
Here's what's leaving Netflix in September, but will still be available at LPL!

The Tunnel

If you haven't watched seasons 1 & 2 of this fantstic British drama, go back and do your homework, then come to this one. You'll get… More
recommended by LPL_TriciaK

The Star Wars Radio Drama Strikes Back The Star Wars Radio Drama Strikes Back

By Istepp
I was lucky enough to be born into a good, Force sensitive, Star Wars loving household. As a kid, my brother and I watched Star Wars…
I was lucky enough to be born into a good, Force sensitive, Star Wars loving household. As a kid, my brother and I watched Star Wars…

Music nostalgia deep dive Music nostalgia deep dive

For those of us who straddle both pre- and post-internet realms, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to make the simple choice of what to…
For those of us who straddle both pre- and post-internet realms, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to make the simple choice of what to…

Kids + Babies

Mo Willems Library Storytime Mo Willems Library Storytime

Sep 25th | 10:30am - 11:15am
We'll be sharing the stories of our favorite author, Mo Willems, with our friends from the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. After the...
We'll be sharing the stories of our favorite author, Mo Willems, with our friends from the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. After the stories, stick around for a craft and a surprise visit from Elephant and Piggie. The Kansas Children's Discovery Center, a Kansas children's...

The Banned-est of the Banned (of 2017) The Banned-est of the Banned (of 2017)

By Jcook
        Banned Books Week is almost here! September 22nd-28th we’ll celebrate the freedom to read and freely access information. In 2017 challenges were on the upswing (416 books were challenged!). Preserving access to books that explore a full range of ideas and perspectives…
        Banned Books Week is almost here! September 22nd-28th we’ll celebrate the freedom to read and freely access information. In 2017…

Novels in Verse Novels in Verse

recommended by LPL_Childrens
I personally love books written in verse. Several benefits are that they tend to be quick reads and are also less intimidating for those middle grade readers not quite ready for dense chapter books. Here are a few titles that I (Linda) have thoroughly enjoyed.
I personally love books written in verse. Several benefits are that they tend to be quick reads and are also less intimidating for those…

Kid Advisory Board Kid Advisory Board

Sep 28th | 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!

Teen Zone

The Hazel Wood

Alice Proserpine is used to living her life on the run. Living with her wild mother, leaving town at the slightest disturbance or hint of… More
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

Get on the "Banned" Wagon! Get on the "Banned" Wagon!

Ready to unite in the fight against censorship? Banned Books Week is September 23-29. Here are five quick and effective ways to get…
Ready to unite in the fight against censorship? Banned Books Week is September 23-29. Here are five quick and effective ways to get…

Kim Reaper

What do you get when you mix amazing graphics and a witty story line filled with romance, death, and zombies? You get the TOTALLY ADORABLE… More
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

Free Practice Tests Free Practice Tests

Teens, let us help alleviate some test stress! We've got you covered in multiple ways. Register to attend our free practice tests! We'll...
Teens, let us help alleviate some test stress! We've got you covered in multiple ways. Register to attend our free practice tests! We'll...

Lies You Never Told Me

When I read the review that this book was Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies, I said yes please! It didn't disappoint either. Told in…
recommended by LPL_EricaS
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