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Range-Mapping: Connecting the… Range-Mapping: Connecting the Conservation Dots for the Human Animal

May 24th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Liberty Hall
"Dr. J. Drew Lanham is a native of Edgefield, S.C. A conservation ornithologist, naturalist and hunter-conservationist, Drew is also…
"Dr. J. Drew Lanham is a native of Edgefield, S.C. A conservation ornithologist, naturalist and hunter-conservationist, Drew is also an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Alumni Master Teacher at Clemson University. He is intrigued with how culture and ethnic prisms can…

Birding with J. Drew Lanham Birding with J. Drew Lanham

May 25th | 8:00am - 10:00am
Baker Wetlands Discovery Center
Dr. Lanham will co-lead a tour with Dr. Roger Boyd. J. Drew Lanham is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Alumni Master Teacher at…
Dr. Lanham will co-lead a tour with Dr. Roger Boyd. J. Drew Lanham is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Alumni Master Teacher at Clemson University. Roger Boyd is Senior Scientist of Baker Wetlands & Professor Emeritus of Biology at Baker University. Contact Shirley…

Steampunk Jetpacks + Haberdashery Steampunk Jetpacks + Haberdashery

Jun 11th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Design unique steampunk accessories like goggles, hats, wrist cuffs, and jetpacks. All supplies provided and you keep your handiwork.
Design unique steampunk accessories like goggles, hats, wrist cuffs, and jetpacks. All supplies provided and you keep your handiwork.

Fuel Up 4 Summer Fuel Up 4 Summer

Jun 3rd - Aug 2nd
Library Lawn
Fuel up and sign up for Summer Reading! Lunch is served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer. Get the details here.
Fuel up and sign up for Summer Reading! Lunch is served weekdays from noon to 1 PM on the Library Lawn all summer. Get the details here.

Pop-Up Adventure Playground Pop-Up Adventure Playground

Jun 10th - Jul 22nd
Library Lawn
June 10 + 24 | July 8 + 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM | What will you build with boxes, tires, crates, and fabric on our lawn?
June 10 + 24 | July 8 + 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM | What will you build with boxes, tires, crates, and fabric on our lawn?

Star Treks Star Treks

Jun 3rd - Aug 17th
Throughout Lawrence
Parks: The Recreational Frontier. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to boldly go where you may not have ventured before.
Parks: The Recreational Frontier. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to boldly go where you may not have ventured before.

Book Market every Tuesday Book Market every Tuesday

7th + Kentucky Streets
Need the perfect book for your warm weather adventures? Grab fresh reads from your Friends! Every Tuesday, 4 - 6 PM all summer long.
Need the perfect book for your warm weather adventures? Grab fresh reads from your Friends! Every Tuesday, 4 - 6 PM all summer long.

Author Talk: Tony Horwitz Author Talk: Tony Horwitz

May 23rd | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Liberty Hall
The best-selling author of "Confederates in the Attic" ventures off beaten paths, revealing vestiges and new mutations of the…
The best-selling author of "Confederates in the Attic" ventures off beaten paths, revealing vestiges and new mutations of the…

Sailing Inner Space with J.J.Longbottom Sailing Inner Space with J.J.Longbottom

Jun 8th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Longbottom left his life as a pastor, jumped in the Kansas River + began a sailing journey lasting 3 years and thousands of miles.
Longbottom left his life as a pastor, jumped in the Kansas River + began a sailing journey lasting 3 years and thousands of miles.

Breakfast with Aliens Breakfast with Aliens

Jun 12th - Jun 26th
Auditorium
Wednesdays | June 12, 19 + 26 | 10:30 AM - Noon | Teens, come make alien creations while snacking on breakfast treats.
Wednesdays | June 12, 19 + 26 | 10:30 AM - Noon | Teens, come make alien creations while snacking on breakfast treats.

It’s Not Rocket Science – Oh Wait, Maybe It… It’s Not Rocket Science – Oh Wait, Maybe It…

Jun 5th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Interactive show plus you can build your own air rocket!
Interactive show plus you can build your own air rocket!

Dinner and a Movie Dinner and a Movie

Jun 1st | 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Start your summer on the library lawn with grub, live music, and "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" on the big screen.
Start your summer on the library lawn with grub, live music, and "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" on the big screen.

Get Started with Raspberry Pi Get Started with Raspberry Pi

May 22nd | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
What are you waiting for?  Kick start your journey into the world of physical computing by learning how to set up, configure, and…
What are you waiting for?  Kick start your journey into the world of physical computing by learning how to set up, configure, and…

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Nov 8th
Liberty Hall
"There’s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics," says Ursula K. Le Guin.
"There’s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics," says Ursula K. Le Guin.

R. Luke Dubois LIVE R. Luke Dubois LIVE

Sep 22nd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera.
Composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera.

African-American Roots African-American Roots

Jan 22nd | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.
Sherri Camp, Genealogy Librarian, will share strategies for uncovering the stories of your family's African-American ancestors.
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