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1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers.
1,000 down, innumerable books ahead! Our first families to cross the finish line are raising strong readers. Find out how your little one can, too.

Read Across Lawrence Read Across Lawrence

Delicious books, events, and activities to savor all month long. See what's cooking for Read Across Lawrence 2019.
Delicious books, events, and activities to savor all month long. See what's cooking for Read Across Lawrence 2019.

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.

Up Next

Author Skype and Cupcake Party! Author Skype and Cupcake Party!

Feb 17th | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
We’ll unravel the amazing story, A Tangle of Knots, with the author herself. Bring your questions and your sweet tooth.
We’ll unravel the amazing story, A Tangle of Knots, with the author herself. Bring your questions and your sweet tooth.

Troubleshooting Tech's Gender Gap Troubleshooting Tech's Gender Gap

Feb 21st | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Explore tech's gender gap with Girls Who Code Lawrence facilitators. We'll learn about women's early innovations in technology, the reasons…
Explore tech's gender gap with Girls Who Code Lawrence facilitators. We'll learn about women's early innovations in technology, the reasons…

Doughnut Fix with Author Jessie Janowitz Doughnut Fix with Author Jessie Janowitz

Feb 24th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens, meet the author of our Read Across Lawrence book, sample the best doughnuts from local bakeries, and vote for your favorite.
Teens, meet the author of our Read Across Lawrence book, sample the best doughnuts from local bakeries, and vote for your favorite.

After Hours at the Library After Hours at the Library

Mar 2nd | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Special guest Robin Sloan joins this farmers market-themed party to support the Library Foundation. Get your tickets!
Special guest Robin Sloan joins this farmers market-themed party to support the Library Foundation. Get your tickets!

An Afternoon with Robin Sloan An Afternoon with Robin Sloan

Mar 3rd | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Liberty Hall
Sloan, New York Times Best-selling of 2012’s Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, will talk about his most recent book, "Sourdough."
Sloan, New York Times Best-selling of 2012’s Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, will talk about his most recent book, "Sourdough."

Readers' Services

037: That Time I Almost Did Something:… 037: That Time I Almost Did Something:…

We are welcoming Mr. Bradley Allen, director of Lawrence Public Library, on this episode of the podcast. Brad's here to help discuss this...
We are welcoming Mr. Bradley Allen, director of Lawrence Public Library, on this episode of the podcast. Brad's here to help discuss this...

LPL Picks: Kiss and Tell LPL Picks: Kiss and Tell

recommended by LPL_PolliK
Recently released or coming out this spring, here are some choice titles to topple your to-be-read pile. All of these I've read and loved…
Recently released or coming out this spring, here are some choice titles to topple your to-be-read pile. All of these I've read and loved...

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…

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!

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

Mother of the Year Mother of the Year

By Mollyw
I’m the mother of an infant and a six year-old and I’m tired. Very, very tired. Not just physically tired, but mentally tired.
I’m the mother of an infant and a six year-old and I’m tired. Very, very tired. Not just physically tired, but mentally tired.

The Green Stuff The Green Stuff

This year’s Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge includes the prompt to “Read a book from an author who has visited Lawrence.” If by “has…
This year’s Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge includes the prompt to “Read a book from an author who has visited Lawrence.” If by “has…

The Sourdough Next Door The Sourdough Next Door

Already finished your Read Across Lawrence copy of Sourdough? Newly curious about the microorganisms burping away in Lawrence’s own…
Already finished your Read Across Lawrence copy of Sourdough? Newly curious about the microorganisms burping away in Lawrence’s own…

Romances You May Have Missed in 2018 Romances You May Have Missed in 2018

I know it’s February and we’re well on our way to solidly being part of 2019. (I’ve almost written the date correctly every day this…
I know it’s February and we’re well on our way to solidly being part of 2019. (I’ve almost written the date correctly every day this…

Arthurian Legend: Then, Now, and Forever Arthurian Legend: Then, Now, and Forever

My introduction to Arthurian legend came at the ripe age of 14 when I first read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The cryptic…
My introduction to Arthurian legend came at the ripe age of 14 when I first read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The cryptic…

Look Play Listen

Movies & Shows Leaving Netflix -… Movies & Shows Leaving Netflix -…

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

The umbrellas of Cherbourg

I didn't know I liked musicals until Umbrellas of Cherbourg turned me into a puddle. So beautifully melancholic.
recommended by LPL_KevinC

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

Kids + Babies

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…

Author Skype and Cupcake Party! Author Skype and Cupcake Party!

Feb 17th | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
We’ll unravel the amazing story, A Tangle of Knots, with the author herself! Bring your questions and have a cupcake with us as we chat…
We’ll unravel the amazing story, A Tangle of Knots, with the author herself! Bring your questions and have a cupcake with us as we chat with this incredible writer!

Staff Pick: Sweep Staff Pick: Sweep

Read Matt's take on a recently released novel for kids!
Read Matt's take on a recently released novel for kids!

Teen Zone

The Doughnut Fix Readalikes The Doughnut Fix Readalikes

recommended by LPL_TeenZone
These books have similar themes, including food, math, entrepreneurship, strong family connections, and sweet "SHIPS!"
These books have similar themes, including food, math, entrepreneurship, strong family connections, and sweet "SHIPS!"

​Shark Tank ​Shark Tank

Feb 22nd | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Win a $50 gift card! We'll have props and all kinds of crazy supplies for you to invent a new gadget. Pitch your…
Win a $50 gift card! We'll have props and all kinds of crazy supplies for you to invent a new gadget. Pitch your…

Vincent and Theo

This AMAZING story of unconditional love surprised me on so many levels! As a lover of Van Gogh’s art and someone who has read a lot about… More
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

Dread Nation

As an avid reader of zombie books, I was very excited to get my hands on Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. However, I was completely…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Blitzball

It's not often that the protagonist of a book you're reading is literally Hitler, and it's even less often that such a book manages to be…
recommended by LPL_WillG
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