Lone Wolf and Burger

I’m a big Bob’s Burgers fan. It’s a top ten show for me. I own all the seasons (and the delightful soundtrack to boot). We quote it (and often sing it) almost daily at my household. Heck, this isn’t even the first time I’m writing about it.  An all time great episode is the fifth…
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You Are Local History

Lawrence Stories What does an inclusive history of Lawrence look like? I’ve been thinking about this question during my time as the Hall Center intern here at the Lawrence Public Library. My main project this summer is to digitize community history: Lawrence community members can bring in objects that tell a story about Lawrence and…
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Atlas of a Lost World

The rains became unpredictable, societal chaos threatened, and so they walked. Nearly a thousand years later author Craig Childs also walked, trying to follow their slow migration from Mesa Verde to Chaco Canyon and on south to the Sierra Madre. House of Rain, published a decade ago, is one of my favorite books by one…
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The Great American Read

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. —George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this fact, though it hurts me to do so: in a recent Pew study, 24% of US adults said they had not read a book in the last year. (Okay, let’s…
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An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck – Sound+Vision Sessions

Sound+Vision Sessions is 7-9 p.m. Friday June 22, 2018 and features the incredibly talented and esteemed singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Heidi Lynne Gluck.  Heidi's music blends elements of folk, rock, and indie influences, while often remaining united by a hauntingly beautiful, melancholic mood. The concert marks a second installment of new, after-hours live music series…
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We Are Family

WE ARE FAMILY!! Celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community by joining us for a fab-u-lous Teen Zone Pride Celebration on June 12, from 2-4 PM in the auditorium!  Enjoy a large scale art project with Spencer Museum of Art and make up tips from Moltyn Decadence. We'll also have crafts to make your own pride buttons and perler bead…
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Steve Sheinkin: Boss of History

“It’s based on a true story!” is often a dealmaker when telling kids about a book. Part of the magic of my favorite children’s book author, Steve Sheinkin, is that all of his books are true stories that read like amazing adventure novels. An ex-history-textbook writer, Sheinkin now has the freedom to focus on the…
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