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Mass Incarceration Symposium Mass Incarceration Symposium

Mar 23rd | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Project on the History of Black Writing hosts scholars, authors + artists for a panel on the issue of mass incarceration.
The Project on the History of Black Writing hosts scholars, authors + artists for a panel on the issue of mass incarceration.

Rediscovering the Arkansas River Rediscovering the Arkansas River with Hannes Zacharias

Mar 25th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zacharias retired as Johnson County Manager and kayaked from Colorado to New Orleans, seeking to recapture the unforgettable summer of '76.
In May 2018, 64-year-old Hannes Zacharias embarked on his second 2,060-mile kayak trip on the Ark, this time paddling the headwaters in Colorado to the mouth of the Mississippi, retracing a journey he did some 42 years earlier. Come explore the 45th longest river in the world…

Future Perfect Project Q&A Future Perfect Project Q&A

Mar 26th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James Lecesne and Ryan Amador invite queer aligned youth + parents, guardians, teachers + allies for performance, forum, and empowerment.
James Lecesne and Ryan Amador invite queer aligned youth + parents, guardians, teachers + allies for performance, forum, and empowerment.

Subterranean Lawrence Subterranean Lawrence

Mar 31st | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Milo Bitters shares findings from an exceptional, deep-dive school project to lead you on a journey through the Lawrence underground.
Milo Bitters shares findings from an exceptional, deep-dive school project to lead you on a journey through the Lawrence underground.

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 divides.
Kansas-grown Sarah Smarsh lends storytelling and whip-smart analysis to our nation's reckoning with poverty, privilege + political divides.

WoC Mural Community Painting Days WoC Mural Community Painting Days

Wak'ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Womxn muralists invite you to come paint and help make history.
Wak'ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Womxn muralists invite you to come paint and help make history.

Last Bash! Dinner + A Movie: "Coco" Last Bash! Dinner + A Movie: "Coco"

Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and join us as we champion our Summer Reading finishers for one last summer-y community get-together.
Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and join us as we champion our Summer Reading finishers for one last summer-y community get-together.

Teen Fines Read-Off Teen Fines Read-Off

Teens read books = get rid of fines
Teens read books = get rid of fines

Why Kids Should Code Why Kids Should Code

Register your child for Coding Club — it's free, fun, and offers a new challenge on Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2.
Register your child for Coding Club — it's free, fun, and offers a new challenge on Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2.
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