The Dirt

Last month, three librarians and their graphic designer bestie took the trip of their lives. They spent ten glorious days in the neighborhood of Paris known as Montmartre drinking wine, eating indescribably delicious food, and gazing at art at every turn. It was a dream of a vacation. A sophisticated, lovely week with not a…
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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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An Interview with CS Luxem and Hypermortal – Sound + Vision Sessions

Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear even remotely close to the ground of the local music community, it is likely you have heard the name CS Luxem. Christopher Luxem is a veteran of the local scene—a talented…
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Reading Around the World

The end of summer comes and all we have left are our traveler’s blues. Maybe you’re missing all of your summer travels, maybe you just couldn’t get enough travel over summer break, or maybe you did none at all. For all those who feel like they’re missing out, here is the perfect book/playlist to knock…
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An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck – Sound+Vision Sessions

Sound+Vision Sessions is 7-9 p.m. Friday June 22, 2018 and features the incredibly talented and esteemed singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Heidi Lynne Gluck.  Heidi's music blends elements of folk, rock, and indie influences, while often remaining united by a hauntingly beautiful, melancholic mood. The concert marks a second installment of new, after-hours live music series…
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The Lawrence Basement Tapes

When I arrived in Lawrence, humbled and honored to be LPL’s new director, the library was in the midst of a building project. I was so excited be a part of this experience. With a new building, we could completely reimagine what a library could be for Lawrence. In my mind, this was a once…
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