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With Golden Globes bestowed and the Oscars on the way, awards season is here. Children’s literature nerds have the morning of January 28th…
With Golden Globes bestowed and the Oscars on the way, awards season is here. Children’s literature nerds have the morning of January 28th…

The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books The Latest Dirt...in Gardening Books

As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…
As the days begin to grow longer, and the holidays have come and gone, I find my thoughts turning to spring and my garden. Now is the…

I Guess I'm a Sir Now? I Guess I'm a Sir Now?

By Istepp
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are…

What's Cooking, 2019? What's Cooking, 2019?

You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…
You look absolutely stunning, obviously. Still, this time of year, many folks are inclined to reevaluate their eating habits. Maybe you…

New Book Club Hoopla: Comic Book Club! New Book Club Hoopla: Comic Book Club!

Graphic novels and comic books seem to have a stigma attached to them; they are not seen as “real books” or considered “real reading.”…
Graphic novels and comic books seem to have a stigma attached to them; they are not seen as “real books” or considered “real reading.”…

Manly Men and Pretty, Pretty Horses Manly Men and Pretty, Pretty Horses

By Klopez
Have you found yourself questioning your decision to work in an office environment? Do you, instead, long for the great outdoors? A dusty…
Have you found yourself questioning your decision to work in an office environment? Do you, instead, long for the great outdoors? A dusty…

Love is in the (Holiday) Air Love is in the (Holiday) Air

I am usually the type of person to turn my nose up at holiday-centered romances. If someone is falling in love at Christmas time, I’m not…
I am usually the type of person to turn my nose up at holiday-centered romances. If someone is falling in love at Christmas time, I’m not…

The Best Books of 2018 The Best Books of 2018

With another year in the books, LPL staff from all across the library share their favorite new titles of 2018. 
With another year in the books, LPL staff from all across the library share their favorite new titles of 2018. 

An Ode to George Bailey An Ode to George Bailey

Not loving Jimmy Stewart was not in the cards for me. Growing up, my mother had such an affection for him that he seemed like a distant…
Not loving Jimmy Stewart was not in the cards for me. Growing up, my mother had such an affection for him that he seemed like a distant…

Peering into the Future: The Best… Peering into the Future: The Best…

With 2018 winding to a close, librarians and book lovers everywhere are reflecting on another year joyful year of reading. The curated…
With 2018 winding to a close, librarians and book lovers everywhere are reflecting on another year joyful year of reading. The curated…

The Year in Miniature The Year in Miniature

One of my favorite small wonders of Lawrence is the architectural model of the University of Kansas campus, currently located on the 3rd…
One of my favorite small wonders of Lawrence is the architectural model of the University of Kansas campus, currently located on the 3rd…

Twelve Songs of Christmas Twelve Songs of Christmas

By Istepp
I grew up listening to three annual Christmas albums. The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait, The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, and a free CD my…
I grew up listening to three annual Christmas albums. The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait, The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, and a free CD my…

When You Just Can't Even (Read) When You Just Can't Even (Read)

By Pkenn
It’s happened to the best of us. Call it what you will, a slump, a rut, a dry spell; we’ve all had times when we just can’t seem to take…
It’s happened to the best of us. Call it what you will, a slump, a rut, a dry spell; we’ve all had times when we just can’t seem to take…

The Little Free Libraries of Lawrence The Little Free Libraries of Lawrence

In 2009, the first Little Free Library was constructed by a man named Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. What started as a spiritual gesture…
In 2009, the first Little Free Library was constructed by a man named Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. What started as a spiritual gesture…

A Treasure Hiding in the Stacks A Treasure Hiding in the Stacks

Have you ever had the experience where it seems like the world is conspiring to get you to read a certain book? Well, it recently happened…
Have you ever had the experience where it seems like the world is conspiring to get you to read a certain book? Well, it recently happened…

Poetry Still Alive and Kicking, at… Poetry Still Alive and Kicking, at…

We can not deny the siren song of new books. Be it a phenomenon of a celebrity memoir, the latest entry into that one series you tell your…
We can not deny the siren song of new books. Be it a phenomenon of a celebrity memoir, the latest entry into that one series you tell your…
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