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2019 Selection Announcement 2019 Selection Announcement

Each year, one title ultimately *rises* to the top (pun wholly intentional).
Each year, one title ultimately *rises* to the top (pun wholly intentional).

Book luggers unite! Book luggers unite!

Find out how to become a book lugger at Family Volunteer Day, and visit with many local organizations to see where your family can pitch in and help the community.
Find out how to become a book lugger at Family Volunteer Day, and visit with many local organizations to see where your family can pitch in.

Easy-peasy ebooks Easy-peasy ebooks

Put the brakes on the kiddo's wait time with immediate gratification ebook and audiobook app, Libby.
Put the brakes on the kiddo's wait time with immediate gratification ebook and audiobook app, Libby.

Wordplay: Above the fold Learn to talk like a journalist

What does "above the fold" mean? Should you feel ashamed if you've gotten "scooped"? Learn a little something about language and you'll be talking like a bonafide journo in no time.
What does "above the fold" mean? Should you feel ashamed if you've gotten "scooped"? Learn how to talk like a reporter.

Staff Picks: Scary movies Staff Picks: Scary movies

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From spine tingling horror flicks to suspenseful thrillers, here are the movies we can't get enough of this time of year.
From spine tingling horror flicks to suspenseful thrillers, here are the movies we can't get enough of this time of year.

Akata Witch isn't the "Nigerian Harry… Akata Witch isn't the "Nigerian Harry Potter." Here's why.

By Ballen
Library director Brad looks beyond the typical British/European fantasy canon and falls in love with Nnedi Okorafor's writing.
I am so excited about Nnedi Okorafor's visit to Lawrence this November! I'm a bit behind the times discovering the amazingness that is Ms.…

Future Perfect Project Future Perfect

From the creator of the Trevor Project comes a life-changing program especially for local LGBTQ teens. They will meet two performers —…
From the creator of the Trevor Project comes a life-changing program especially for local LGBTQ teens. They will meet two performers — one an Oscar winner, the other a viral singing sensation. Together, they'll spend a day creating something perfect.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program invites families to explore books, get prizes, grow as readers, and have fun together.
Embark on a journey through the pages of 1,000 books! The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages families to explore the world of books, get prizes, grow as readers, and have fun together.

Book Squad Quiz Book Squad Quiz

If you long to live in a world full of magic, dragons, and/or intergalactic space travel, here's a quiz for that.
If you long to live in a world full of magic, dragons, and/or intergalactic space travel, here's a quiz for that.

Lawrence Public Library and Watkins… Library + Watkins Museum collaborate to digitize local history

The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.
The Lawrence Public Library is able to identify and archive digital history that represents Lawrence.

Storytime Video Storytime Video

Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Free with your library card.
Educational, enriching, and entertaining content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Use on your smart TV or with downloadable mobile app, free with your library card.

Try this scan-tastic quiz Try this scan-tastic quiz

You automate a good effort at this quiz or people might think you're a has-bin.
You automate a good effort at this quiz or people might think you're a has-bin.

King of the Book Mountain Stan Ring: King of the Book Mountain

As Chair of the Friends, Stan Ring is King of Mountains (the mountains in this case are made up of thousands of donated books).
As the Chair of the Friends, Stan Ring is King of Mountains. In this case, the mountains are made up of thousands of books and media items donated every week.

How librarians order Thai food How librarians order Thai food

Culinary + literary! Baan Thai Restaurant holds an all-day library fundraiser August 14.
Culinary + literary! Baan Thai Restaurant holds an all-day library fundraiser August 14.

How well do you know pre-internet… How well do you know your pre-internet history?

The kids are alright. But what do they know about music-on-the-go before the dawn of the internet? Get a brush up and test your knowledge.
The kids are alright. But what do they know about music-on-the-go before the dawn of the internet? Get a brush up on portable A/V from a time before dial-up was even a thing and test your knowledge.

Pride Poems Pride Poems

From "I Sing the Body Electric" to "Dear Gaybashers," a rich collection featuring LGBTQ poets historic + contemporary.
Spending time with poetry can increase your emotional sensitivity and capacity for introspection. Sit a spell with this rich collection of LGBTQ voices, from the historic (Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric") to the contemporary (McDonough's "Dear Gaybashers").
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