Best media of 2018

The Look Play Listen team spent thousands of hours watching film, TV, and streaming content in 2018, nodding their heads to new tunes, and mashing buttons till their thumbs were sore on all the newest video games to hit shelves this year.  Along with recommendations from fellow library staffers, they have nailed down the best…
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Computer Royale

All library tech users will see tech upgrades in coming months, but Fortnite-obsessed teens get first dibs. Public computer replacements are generously funded by Midco® and the Library Foundation The latest technology to arrive at the library won't be easily visible to anyone over 18. Teen Zone-goers, however, will recognize quickly that 18 brand new computers have…
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Clubs converge at LPL

"Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. - Phylicia Rashad   Lawrence Public Library is pleased to announce that it will host a gathering of historic clubs on Sunday October 28 at 2 PM in the Auditorium. The program is presented in partnership with Watkins Museum of History and…
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Elephant and Piggie storytime

Any parent who's helped to instill a love of reading in their child knows the heart-inflating pleasure of watching them delight in a favorite book. Sometimes, though, that initial delight has a tendency to turn into exasperation after the millionth time reading it aloud. But that doesn't seem to be the case with Mo Willems…
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Talk like a reporter

Links, books + podcasts for people who love to learn By Leah Sewell, who covers the library beat, and, although she consistently buries the lede, still gets her stories ranked above the fold At a recent meeting of the minds behind the LPL website, a term came up that made about half the people in…
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Try this scan-tastic quiz

You automate a good effort at this quiz or people will think you're a has-bin. If you've ever sent a book, DVD, magazine, or album into the returns slot at the library, you may have wondered what's going on with the contraption that whisks the items away. The Materials Sorter is indeed an intriguing member…
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Materials Sorter Trivia

The average number of items processed by the library's materials sorter per hour is 307! That's according to counts from June and July of 2018 and based on the number of hours the sorter was switched on. Over the course of those two months, the sorter processed a whopping total of 195,401 items. We never…
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How librarians order Thai food

Culinary + literary = Baan Thai's all-day library fundraiser As staff of the hallowed institution that stores innumerable tomes of humankind's vast wealth of knowledge, we kinda know a thing or two. We can tell you all about the past. In fact, sometimes, we can even tell the future. Case in point: We predict you…
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