On the Importance of Seeing Yourself in Fiction: A Coming-Out Story

Whether you are an avid reader, a casual reader, or someone who mainly only reads books because you watched the movie first, you might have been asked this question: What book character do you relate to the most? I've been asked that question time and time again, and my answer is always awkward, uncertain. As someone…
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Join us for the After Hours Market!

Have you ever been to the library after hours? This is your chance! The Lawrence Public Library Foundation will host the "After Hours Market" fundraising event on Saturday, March 2 from 7-10 PM at the library. This year’s casual party celebrates the underground farmers market theme in the Read Across Lawrence pick, Sourdough by Robin Sloan…
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037: That Time I Almost Did Something: The Read Across Lawrence Edition

We are welcoming Mr. Bradley Allen, director of Lawrence Public Library, on this episode of the podcast. Brad's here to help discuss this year's Read Across Lawrence pick, Sourdough. Learn about the power of reading and fermentation aaaand about making milk pickles. Can three Scorpios share one podcast? Oh jeez, tune in to find out... (also…
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Mother of the Year

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. Something about motherhood I didn’t quite expect is the worrying. It wears you out. Not the worries you might expect like, Is my kid going to run out into the middle of…
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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 visited” you mean “once lived in,” then Elizabeth Willard Thames’s Meet the Frugalwoods fulfills that challenge. The Thameses (Liz and her husband Nate, aka the Frugalwoods) are KU grads who, after…
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The Sourdough Next Door

Already finished your Read Across Lawrence copy of Sourdough? Newly curious about the microorganisms burping away in Lawrence’s own bakeries? Just need something to boost your interest in plain old bread? Read on for the half-imagined, half-recounted story of a very old sourdough culture happily existing in a bucket at Great Harvest Bread Co., just…
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