Teens, Come Work With Us!

With the time closing in on our Teen Summer Reading Intern position, we thought it would be important to tell you a bit about what it's like to work in Youth Services at the library. This job is specifically for teens the ages of 14-18, and will span from May 29-August 6. If you come…
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Lynda.com

What's available: Video tutorials on a wide variety of technology and career related topics Works on: Computers, tablets, and smartphones You can have: Unlimited access with your library card number and PIN…
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Remembering an All-Ages Historian

History, in its most basic form, is storytelling. Who did what? And how? And why? Like the best stories, the answers to these questions are oftentimes complicated, muddled by both conflicting viewpoints and the inevitable, obfuscating passage of time. For children, these questions are made further confusing by heightened questions of authority. Why is this…
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I’ll Never Let Go

Noon, 10 April, 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. 23:40, 14 April, 1912: Titanic strikes iceberg on starboard side of ship in Atlantic Ocean. 02:20, 15 April, 1912: Titanic sinks into the Atlantic after splitting in half. 19 December, 1997: Movie-goers flood into theaters to watch James Cameron's epic, Titanic, starring Kate…
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I <3 Poetry!

Spent any time reading or writing poetry lately? April is National Poetry Month and a great reminder to us all what a great gift reading and writing poetry can be.   Heartbroken, madly in love, at the brink of a big decision? Whether you're on fire with passion, desperately seeking inspiration, trapped in a funk, or…
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Lawrence Author Lynn Burlingham Talks about her New Memoir, Jewels that Speak

Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in Lawrence. Her latest book, Jewels that Speak, recounts her life while offering a look into two storied families of her heritage: the psychoanalytical Freuds and the glass forging Tiffanys, each…
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