Thanks & Giving

Do you ever feel like the world’s gone mad? All the bad news and angry people out there can sure take their toll. That’s why Thanksgiving is such a wonderful break from it all. Who doesn’t love a holiday that is all about food and gratitude? At Lawrence Public Library, we are grateful for YOU…
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VolunTeen Applications Open

Calling all teen volunteers! Want to spend an hour or two each week in January, February, March, April, and May helping out the library? The Lawrence Public Library relies heavily on VolunTeens to help us reshelve all the teen and children’s materials. Plus becoming a VolunTeen is a great way to show your love of your…
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Washington Black is the New Black

I’ve been really excited to read Esi Edugyan's new novel, Washington Black. It piqued my interest for a few reasons. First and foremost, I’m committed to reading more books written by women of color. Second, the setting and topic appeals to me—a story about the African diasporic experience in the 19th century. Third, it sounded…
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A New Map of Wonders

At the Ask Desk recently, contemplating library users' habits, I came across an online explanation of the difference between "browse" and "graze." The source, a gargantuan search engine company whose name is now both noun and verb, got the definitions right but then got the usage example exactly wrong. They used to urge us not…
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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 begin? Well, here's your chance! This book club is geared towards readers who are new, as well as, those not-so-new to the universe of comic books and graphic…
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