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Library Clearance Rack Library Clearance Rack

When ordering books for the library, we do our best to stay ahead of media buzz so patrons can start queuing up for hot titles.  Reasonably…
When ordering books for the library, we do our best to stay ahead of media buzz so patrons can start queuing up for hot titles.  Reasonably…

Storytime and Difficult Topics Storytime and Difficult Topics

I was scrolling through Twitter, as is often my custom when I need a good guttural belly laugh, and I stumbled on the following post: ICE…
I was scrolling through Twitter, as is often my custom when I need a good guttural belly laugh, and I stumbled on the following post: ICE…

Sea People Sea People

By Jvail
Come with me now as we set sail from the Sea of Grass to the South Seas,where the charismatic megamammals (whales) make ours (bison) look…
Come with me now as we set sail from the Sea of Grass to the South Seas,where the charismatic megamammals (whales) make ours (bison) look…

Go Your Own Way Go Your Own Way

 What 90's kid didn’t grow up loving Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were hot-ticket items at my elementary school library and…
 What 90's kid didn’t grow up loving Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were hot-ticket items at my elementary school library and…

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

As a long time Neal Stephenson fan, I was delighted to read his latest novel Fall; or Dodge in Hell. Having recently completed it, I can…
As a long time Neal Stephenson fan, I was delighted to read his latest novel Fall; or Dodge in Hell. Having recently completed it, I can…

An Argument for the Validity of (Queer)… An Argument for the Validity of (Queer)…

By Klopez
Pride Month has come to a close, and I spent most of June doing what I have done for all of 2019: reading queer romance.  It's become a…
Pride Month has come to a close, and I spent most of June doing what I have done for all of 2019: reading queer romance.  It's become…

Preserving the Web that Our Community… Preserving the Web that Our Community…

If you’ve spent an afternoon jumping into the Kaw River, seeking relief from the heat of summer while wearing the heavy denim overalls from…
If you’ve spent an afternoon jumping into the Kaw River, seeking relief from the heat of summer while wearing the heavy denim overalls from…

Where to Do Nothing (in Lawrence) Where to Do Nothing (in Lawrence)

One of the most exciting moments of my year, so far, was finding out that Jenny Odell's talk how to do nothing had been transformed…
One of the most exciting moments of my year, so far, was finding out that Jenny Odell's talk how to do nothing had been transformed…

Why I Work at the Library Why I Work at the Library

By Leah S
10% of library users know "nothing at all" about their libraries. I was pretty much the same way before I worked at a library.
10% of library users know "nothing at all" about their libraries. I was pretty much the same way before I worked at a library.

Your House Is On Fire Your House Is On Fire

By Jvail
“It is worse, much worse, than you think."So begins David Wallace-Wells' book, The Uninhabitable Earth. Last month atmospheric CO2…
“It is worse, much worse, than you think."So begins David Wallace-Wells' book, The Uninhabitable Earth. Last month atmospheric CO2...

Celebrating the Arts & Artsy News in… Celebrating the Arts & Artsy News in…

I count several artists and art lovers in Lawrence among my treasured friends. When I learned my friend, Myles Schachter, was creating a…
I count several artists and art lovers in Lawrence among my treasured friends. When I learned my friend, Myles Schachter, was creating a…

Swordfighting? Check! Tango? Check!… Swordfighting? Check! Tango? Check!…

At long last, summer is here! More so than at the new year--when I really just want to hibernate--the beginning of summer feels like the…
At long last, summer is here! More so than at the new year--when I really just want to hibernate--the beginning of summer feels like the…

We Bought Some Eve Babitz Books So You… We Bought Some Eve Babitz Books So You…

By Ballen
A buddy visited Lawrence recently. He knows I’m a Joan Didion fan and asked did I know about Eve Babitz. Yeah, sure. Well, maybe?…
A buddy visited Lawrence recently. He knows I’m a Joan Didion fan and asked did I know about Eve Babitz. Yeah, sure. Well, maybe?…

The Many Talents of David Tennant The Many Talents of David Tennant

If you haven’t been on any device with ads for the last few months then you probably won’t be familiar with David Tennant’s smirking face…
If you haven’t been on any device with ads for the last few months then you probably won’t be familiar with David Tennant’s smirking face…

The Stuff of Stuff The Stuff of Stuff

By Ksoper
What compels a person to keep and collect every scrap of paper they come in contact with? Don’t we all have odd, sentimental collections -…
What compels a person to keep and collect every scrap of paper they come in contact with? Don’t we all have odd, sentimental collections -…

I Guess I'm into Cookbooks Now I Guess I'm into Cookbooks Now

Have you ever had, I don't know, five years of your life that are pretty challenging and you start to see yourself making some…
Have you ever had, I don't know, five years of your life that are pretty challenging and you start to see yourself making some…
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