Party in Place

Party in Place: A Summer Reading Kickoff

A week of bookish events that ends with a bang — at your place! It's all the best parts of leaving the house without leaving the house!

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Get super summer reads from Angela

Two Live Book Sales

THU-FRI | Jun 18-19 | Facebook Live

Stock up on great summer reads. The Friends & Foundation will bring you two days of action-packed (not kidding — it gets serious) book sales via Facebook Live, opens a new window.

THU, June 18

  • Fiction Sale | 6-7:30 PM
  • History & Biography Sale | 8:30-9:30 PM

FRI, June 19

  • Children's Book Sale | 6-7:30 PM
  • NonFiction Sale | 8:30-9:30 PM

Get reading with our Party in Place Chair

Nancy Pearl

SUN | Jun 14 | 4 PM | Facebook | Event Link, opens a new window

Build you summer reading list with Party in Place Chair, Nancy Pearl, opens a new window. As NPR's Morning Edition book reviewer and model for the famous Librarian Action Figure, opens a new window, Pearl will share her under-the-radar book picks with the LPL Book Squad's Polli Kenn, opens a new window.

Get ready for a week of local celebs and Paige Turner

Party in Place Finale

SAT | Jun 20 | 6 PM | Zoom

We'll hear from our Party in Place Co-Chairs — local celebs with industry ideas — on what to eat, drink, wear, and listen to before we party in place with Paige Turner, cousin to Lawrence's favorite queen, Deja Brooks.

On Saturday, we'll pull on our favorite sweats (or best party tops if you hope to win a prize) and join Paige as she dishes out clever chitchat and prizes for best attire, best virtual Zoom background, and other fabulous feats!

Follow us on Facebook, opens a new window, search events for book sales, and sign up for an alert when we go live.

Meet our Co-Chairs


Adam Lott

"Reading gives us a sense of community beyond our day-to-day, which is why I have always felt that at the center of every community is a library."


Hannah Hurst, The Art Teacher in Quarantine

"Lawrence Public Library is the beating heart of our community."


Kelly Corcoran and Laura Lorson

"The idea of the public library, with its doors open to all and its contents free to sample, is a cornerstone of any community's cultural, academic, and artistic life. We are proud to be supporters of LPL and its programs." READ MORE, opens a new window


Chef Rick Martin

For more information about Party in Place or making a gift to the Library contact:

Kathleen O'Leary Morgan
Director of Development + Community Partnerships
785-843-3833 x 131

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