How-To Tuesdays!

It’s June again--can you believe it?--which means it’s time for some How-To here at LPL. In years past, this has meant a festival (whether IRL or virtual) packed with local experts sharing their skills and knowledge. This year, we’re savoring small batches of our community’s know-how throughout the month of June. Join us for How-To Tuesdays! You’ll find us out on the Library Lawn on Tuesday evenings in June from 6:30-7:30*, and each session will feature two presenters. Woven throughout this year’s How-To sessions are two threads: one is our Summer Reading theme--Tails & Tales--which highlights the animal friends in our lives. The second thread is wellness. As we emerge from a season that has tested all of us in unforeseen ways, we want to offer suggestions to support wholeness and healing. 

One thing that hasn’t changed is our hope that you will be inspired by your neighbors’ know-how to dig deeper into a topic or skill that interests you. And as always, LPL has a wealth of resources to help you along your learning journey. Here are a few suggestions for further exploration:

myStrength: The myStrength app, available free to Douglas County residents, offers highly interactive, individually-tailored applications to address depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain and sleep challenges, while also supporting the physical and spiritual aspects of whole-person health. To sign up for myStrength, visit and use access code: DouglasCounty

Journal Sparks

Bird by Bird

The New Encyclopedia of Knots


The Bees in your Backyard

Explore Honey Bees!

I Just Got A Kitten

How to Look After your Kitten

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas

Peterson First Guide to Trees

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

Yoga for You

*If the time doesn’t work for you, or if you aren’t yet comfortable with in-person gatherings, we’ll be posting recordings of the sessions on the library’s YouTube channel.

-Melissa Fisher Isaacs is the Information Services Coordinator at Lawrence Public Library.