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Attica Locke: "Heaven My Home" Attica Locke: "Heaven My Home"

Sep 20th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meet the author behind her thrilling new novel about a missing boy, a Texas Ranger, and a family of white supremacists.
Meet the author behind her thrilling new novel about a missing boy, a Texas Ranger, and a family of white supremacists.

1000 BBK Graduation Party (with Treats!) 1000 BBK Graduation Party (with Treats!)

Sep 29th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is stupendous. Finishers, come get your certificates and newbies, let's get you signed up!
Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is stupendous. Finishers, come get your certificates and newbies, let's get you signed up!

Tech Drop-In Tech Drop-In

Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM.
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM.

Dinner and a Movie: "Lego Movie 2" Dinner and a Movie: "Lego Movie 2"

Aug 17th | 7:30pm - 11:00pm
End your summer under a night sky eating local food, listening to the Beer Bellies, and settling for a movie with your neighbors.
End your summer under a night sky eating local food, listening to the Beer Bellies, and settling for a movie with your neighbors.

Watch Baseball, Support the Library! Watch Baseball, Support the Library!

Get reduced price KC Royals tickets here and help LPL with our literacy efforts.
Get reduced price KC Royals tickets here and help LPL with our literacy efforts.

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…

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.

Kids | "A Tangle of Knots" Kids | "A Tangle of Knots"

In February, Lawrence kids will be reading "A Tangle of Knots" by Lisa Graff, our kids pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.
In February, Lawrence kids will be reading "A Tangle of Knots" by Lisa Graff, our kids pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.

"Sourdough" by Robin Sloan "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan

In February, Lawrence will be reading "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan, our adult pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.
In February, Lawrence will be reading "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan, our adult pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.

Teens | "The Doughnut Fix" Teens | "The Doughnut Fix"

In February, Lawrence teens will be reading "The Doughnut Fix," our YA pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.
In February, Lawrence teens will be reading "The Doughnut Fix," our YA pick for this year's Read Across Lawrence.

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.

Small Business Tax Basics Small Business Tax Basics

Nov 15th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
William Schmidt from Kansas Legal Services will share the tax essentials every small business owner or self-employed person should know.
William Schmidt from Kansas Legal Services will share the tax essentials every small business owner or self-employed person should know.

Sarah Smarsh: Heartland Sarah Smarsh: Heartland

Sep 25th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Liberty Hall
Kansas-grown Sarah Smarsh lends storytelling and whip-smart analysis to our nation's reckoning with poverty, privilege + political…
Kansas-grown Sarah Smarsh lends storytelling and whip-smart analysis to our nation's reckoning with poverty, privilege + political…
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