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Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration… Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration…

Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…
Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…

J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In… J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In…

I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…
I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…

The Joy of Words The Joy of Words

Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…
Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…

LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival… LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival…

The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…
The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…

Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The… Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The…

By Klopez
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…

YA Backlist: The Great American… YA Backlist: The Great American…

As the library's selector for the teen collection, I read a lot of YA novels. As much as I love reading and sharing what's brand new, I...
As the library's selector for the teen collection, I read a lot of YA novels. As much as I love reading and sharing what's brand new, I...

Like Water for Miriam's Well Like Water for Miriam's Well

By Ksoper
Local author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s, latest book, Miriam’s Well, is a wonderful chronicle of one woman’s life as she navigates the…
Local author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s, latest book, Miriam’s Well, is a wonderful chronicle of one woman’s life as she navigates the…

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food,… Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food,…

By Jvail
Not emails. Nor tweets. Nor texts. Letters. The kind you thought people didn't write anymore. And not to friends or family, either, but…
Not emails. Nor tweets. Nor texts. Letters. The kind you thought people didn't write anymore. And not to friends or family, either, but...

Verse Novels to Help You Celebrate… Verse Novels to Help You Celebrate…

Like many people, I spent a fair amount of time in my teenage years writing poetry. Some of it was quite good (I even won some state-wide…
Like many people, I spent a fair amount of time in my teenage years writing poetry. Some of it was quite good (I even won some state-wide…

I'll Never Let Go I'll Never Let Go

Noon, 10 April, 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. 23:40, 14 April, 1912: Titanic strikes iceberg on…
Noon, 10 April, 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. 23:40, 14 April, 1912: Titanic strikes iceberg on…

Lawrence Author Lynn Burlingham Talks… Lawrence Author Lynn Burlingham Talks about her New Memoir, Jewels that Speak

Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in Lawrence. Her latest book, Jewels that Speak, recounts her life while offering a look into two storied families of her heritage: the…
Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in…

Get Ready for Noir: a Primer on Author… Get Ready for Noir: a Primer on Author…

The release of Christopher Moore’s latest novel, Noir, is just around the corner on April 17th, making this a great time to look back over…
The release of Christopher Moore’s latest novel, Noir, is just around the corner on April 17th, making this a great time to look back over…

Making Illustration Look Like a Cinch:… Making Illustration Look Like a Cinch:…

Of all the picture books I’ve read to my kids, Chris Monroe’s have been some of the most fun, so I was pleased to hear a new Netflix…
Of all the picture books I’ve read to my kids, Chris Monroe’s have been some of the most fun, so I was pleased to hear a new Netflix…

The Library Isn't Just for Books… The Library Isn't Just for Books…

By Istepp
When I think Lawrence Public Library, I think video games. Some people won’t like that, but I can’t help it. At LPL we have a killer game…
When I think Lawrence Public Library, I think video games. Some people won’t like that, but I can’t help it. At LPL we have a killer game…

Black Birdwatcher,J.… Black Birdwatcher,J.…

I’m proud to announce that J. Drew Lanham is coming to speak in Lawrence on May 24. Dr. Lanham connects storytelling, wit, and land ethics…
I’m proud to announce that J. Drew Lanham is coming to speak in Lawrence on May 24. Dr. Lanham connects storytelling, wit, and land ethics…

Spring Self-Help Spring Self-Help

Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is the high season for setting self-improvement goals.  That timing, however, is problematic because we still need those extra cookie calories  (and maybe an extra tipple here and there) just to keep warm.  Spring, on the other hand, with its…
Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is the high season for setting self-improvement goals.  That timing, however, is problematic because we…
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