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Winter fun for all at the library!

707 Vermont St is the spot to be for holiday activities this winter. Consider this post your guide to "holiday fun for everyone" in Lawrence, KS. We have holiday events, cozy entertainment to checkout, and if you can't make it into the library we have digital resources you can use at home by the fireplace. The holidays aren't your thing? No worries—we have tons of winter-y fun, too.

"Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow" winter fun in Lawrence!

* Browse holiday books!

Winter & Holiday Events at the Library

Cozy Read-in and Book Giveaway

Ages 0-11

SAT, Dec 9 | 2-5 PM | Auditorium

Enjoy a comfy atmosphere to curl up with a good book. Grab a free book to keep or gift to someone you love and spend some time relaxing at our read-in!

Amazing Olive Press Storytime

All Ages

TUE, Dec 12 |10:30-11:30 AM | Auditorium

"Oh Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah. Come light the menorah!" We will squeeze olive oil and make a wick to use in a menorah for Hanukkah in Rabbi Zalman Teichtel's annual holiday storytime. Oh, and there will be latkes!

Season's Readings Book Sale

All Ages

SAT, Dec 16 | 10 AM-4 PM | Kentucky St side of the library

'Tis the season to read, craft, cook, and give! All books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks are priced $2 and under, so grab something for everyone on your list. 

Holiday Concert with the Lawrence City Band

All Ages

SAT, Dec 16 | 12-1 PM | Auditorium

Get in the tinseling and latke making mood courtesy of the Lawrence City Band as they regale us with holiday classics!

Community Carol Sing-A-Long

All Ages

SAT, Dec 16 | 2:30-3:30 PM | Auditorium

Join Steve Mason and friends for this holiday carol sing-a-long and fiddle jam session. We'll provide the song books, you can bring your jingle bells!

Winter Holiday Sing-along

Ages 0-11

MON, Dec 18 | 10:30-11:30 AM | Auditorium

Holiday fun and early literacy skills! Sing, move, and play with Silver of Meadowlark Music Together. *Singing and rhyming helps children build their vocabulary and develop listening skills.

Kwanzaa Storytime

All Ages

TUE, Dec 19 | 6-7 PM | Auditorium

"Habari Gani!" Join Poet and Storyteller Tai Amri of BLACK Lawrence as he shares the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, fun Kwanzaa crafts, and some yummy African snacks.

Watch Kwanzaa Storytime here, opens a new window on the Library's YouTube Channel.

Lawrence Picks: Cozy Reads, Watches, and Listens

List created by LPL_KaylaC

Snuggly media you can borrow to keep you warm this winter! Curated by Lawrence Public Library's Look, Play, Listen Team and Book Squad.

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List originally found in the Reader: Lawrence Public Library News & Events Calendar

Digital Winter Resources Highlights

Consumer Reports, opens a new window

Shop smart this holiday season! Get access to unbiased product ratings and reviews.

Kanopy, opens a new window

The best ad-free video streaming service for movies, documentaries, classic cinema, and more. This ad-free experience can be enjoyed on your TV and mobile device. (There's Kanopy Kids, opens a new window, too!)

Mango Languages, opens a new window

Feeling stuck inside? Pick from 71 different languages to learn!

A Totally Local Winter Wonderland Playlist

A carefully curated cozy playlist of songs, opens a new window brought to you by Kaw Valley Jukebox (KVJB), the library’s local music streaming resource of music from the Northeast Kansas region.

Music plays an instrumental role (pun intended) in memory-making and fun-having–so think of this Totally Local Winter Wonderland Playlist as a musical roadmap to a whole lot of cozy connections: marveling at and playing in the snow, holiday gatherings, and relishing in moments of pause as we end one year and begin anew in another.

Browse commercial-free curated music made with heart in the heartland at music.lplks.org, opens a new window. *You don’t even need a library card to access KVJB!

Happy winter and happy listening.

Playlist originally found in the Reader: Lawrence Public Library News & Events Calendar

Find more winter fun in the Library's News & Events Calendar. See you at the library!

About Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Public Library (LPL for short) is a community hub that believes in the power of connecting with each other through shared knowledge and resources. Located in the heart of Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, we are committed to providing a space where our community can learn, connect, create, and grow through access to our vast collections, resources, services, programs, and knowledgeable staff. The library is supported by tax dollars, record-breaking book sales and philanthropic efforts by the LPL Friends & Foundation, and the dedicated efforts of more than 300 volunteers. All are welcome.



Kaw Valley Jukebox, opens a new window