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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Akata Witch isn’t the “Nigerian Harry Potter.” Here’s why.

I am so excited about Nnedi Okorafor's visit to Lawrence this November! I'm a bit behind the times discovering the amazingness that is Ms. Okorafor. To catch up, I'm reading her critically-acclaimed work, beginning with Akata Witch, the first book of her beloved Akata series, which fans often refer to as "The Nigerian Harry Potter" according to a…
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Lawrence’s Top 5 Nonfiction for June

By Leah Sewell | Marketing With stats provided by Tricia Karlin | Collection Services  Lawrencians didn't flinch in the face of tough, true life topics in June, according to our circulation statistics; even our comedy tastes ran dark.  Tied for 5th most checked-out nonfiction last month, humorist David Sedaris and New Yorker writer David Grann…
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You Are Local History

Lawrence Stories What does an inclusive history of Lawrence look like? I’ve been thinking about this question during my time as the Hall Center intern here at the Lawrence Public Library. My main project this summer is to digitize community history: Lawrence community members can bring in objects that tell a story about Lawrence and…
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“I take requests”

Each week, Gregor hits the road in the hard-to-miss, red and white book van to bring fresh books, movies, and music to retirement communities throughout Lawrence. In April, Pioneer Ridge (4851 Harvard Road) made the 10th stop along the book van's weekly route, and, beginning June 5, Bethel Estates (2140 E. 25th Terrace) will become the…
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We’re in the Final Four!

VOTE! Lawrence Public Library has advanced to the Final Four round in a national competition for best public library and the Lawrence community can help the library make it to the playoffs next week. “Winning this round will require focus, agility, and determination, and we’re asking everyone who loves the library to do a brief finger…
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