An Interview with CS Luxem and Hypermortal – Sound + Vision Sessions

Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear even remotely close to the ground of the local music community, it is likely you have heard the name CS Luxem. Christopher Luxem is a veteran of the local scene—a talented…
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The Heart of “Heartland”

Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and caught things that even you missed? That’s how reading Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth was for me—illuminating and emotional. While…
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Doc Discussions

Third Wednesdays. 7–9 PM.  Doc Discussions is as easy as “book” clubs get. Step one: Come to the library's auditorium to watch one of the best documentaries around. Step two: Stick around to talk about it afterwards. Prefer to watch the documentary on your own time? Thanks to Kanopy you can. Kanopy is a wonderful…
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Get on the “Banned” Wagon!

Ready to unite in the fight against censorship? Banned Books Week is September 23-29. Here are five quick and effective ways to get involved: 1) Check out and read a banned book.  2) Post a picture of your favorite banned book on Instagram or Twitter. 3) Write a letter to the editor of your school or…
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5 things your friends might not know you can do with a library card

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell the couple sitting across from you at Ladybird Diner: September is Library Card Sign-up Month! If you're reading this, it's likely you've already got a library card. Good on you. Now spread some library love and encourage everyone around you to get theirs too! To help you convince…
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Lawrence Obscura

Collections development librarian Dan Coleman and I recently wrote a blog post about interesting Lawrence trees, but of course we all live amidst innumerable interesting and under-appreciated things…
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Free Practice Tests

Teens, let us help alleviate some test stress! We've got you covered in multiple ways. Register to attend our free practice tests! We'll have the SAT practice test on Saturday, Sept. 8 and the ACT practice test on Saturday, Sept. 29.  Check out our test prep books. Go online to the LearningExpress Library which offers practice tests for these (and…
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