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Let’s Flock Together!

Beginning WED, Apr 5 at 7 PM, right in the thick of spring migration, we’ll spend the month learning some local birding basics from some of the best birders in the field!

Throughout this 4-part series, we’ll divide our time between the library and a living laboratory—the Baker Wetlands. For more info, email Jake: jvail@lplks.org


All ages welcome!
SCHEDULE:

Birding Basics: Part 1
WED | Apr 5 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
Birds up close, with Prairie Park Nature Center. Get a good look at some live birds!

Birding Basics: Part 2
WED | Apr 19 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
The Jayhawk Audubon Society will teach you how to be a better bird watcher.

Birding Basics: Part 3
SUN | Apr 23 | 7 AM | Baker Wetlands
Rise and shine! Go birding with Dr. Roger Boyd and the Jayhawk Audubon Society in one of the best locations around.

Birding Basics: Part 4
WED | Apr 26 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
The History and Future of the Baker Wetlands, with Dr. Roger Boyd, Baker Wetlands Education Coordinator.

Spring Skillbuilders Series

Anxiety and stress can interfere with memory and the familiar, making even the easiest things harder to navigate. Help is here! Our Outreach Coordinator, Pattie, organizes a series of classes each year to help get folks back on track after a significant life change.

Click the image below to download the PDF and list of Tuesday Skillbuilders programming this spring.

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Your Ticket to the World’s Finest Cinema

You now have access to one of the largest and most unique film collections in the world.

With over 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers, Kanopy includes The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

You’ll find an amazing array of foreign language films and films on race and LGBT issues as well. Even better (and a game changer for educators): Kanopy videos include public performance rights*!

Kanopy’s motto is “thoughtful entertainment” and aims to provide you with access to films of unique social and cultural (not just entertainment) value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere. Kanopy’s films are also compatible for the hearing (with captions and transcripts) and visually impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).

 

Kanopy service is free with a library cardStart watching now—right here.

 

*Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).


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Spring Reads Are Blooming!

Get ready for the first Friends sale of the year. All books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be $2 and under!

Find us in the Friends’ Garage on the west side of the library on Kentucky Street.

Members’ Only Night is THU, Mar 30 from 5-7 PM. Membership gets you first crack at the goods! You can join now or at the door.


Friends Booksale
FRI | Mar 31 | 10AM–6 PM
SAT | Apr 1 | 10AM–6 PM
SUN | Apr 2 | 12-4 PM

For more information visit lplfriends.org or call Angela at 785-843-3833 x 149

 

Free Tax Help for Qualified Individuals

Volunteers from Catholic Charities will be providing free basic income tax return preparation at the Lawrence Public Library for eligible individuals through April 12th, 2017.

NOTE: An appointment is required for this service. To schedule, contact Leslie Butsch at 785-856-2694. Looking for more tax info? It’s all here in one spot: Tax Information and Resources

 

 

 

Prepare for Tax Season at LPL

April 15 will be here before you know it. LPL is ready to help you get the ball rolling.

Tax Info
Get started here.
(Starting from our webpage? Here’s the scenic route: Click Research Resources and then Tax Information.)

Tax Forms
Available tax forms are located in the checkout lobby on the bookshelves facing the elevator. Someone at our Welcome Desk can also point you in the right direction.

Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA)
MONS, WEDS | Jan 30–Apr 12, 2017
Catholic Charities volunteers will provide free, basic income tax return prep for eligible individuals. Set up a time with Leslie Butsch at 785-856-2694 — an appointment is required to participate.

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Book Club Plus+

The library, Watkins Community Museum and City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation are partnering for Book Club Plus+.  For four weeks in March, a program featuring women who impacted Lawrence or Douglas County in the late 19th century  will be presented as the participants also read The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley. The series will take a closer look at the role of women in the history of this community.

Attendees will be loaned a copy of the book or ebooks will be available at the first meeting. The event will include a discussion of the book, guest speakers each week who will present the life story of a local women of historical interest as well as a bus tour of local sites associated with these women and others who contributed to the history of Lawrence and Douglas County.

The series will be presented Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Carnegie Building, 200 W.9th St. The last program will run 6:30-8:30 as it includes the bus tour.

For more information, contact Pattie Johnston at the library, 785-843-3833 extension 115 or Gayle Sigurdson at Parks&Rec, 785-832-7909.

Registration for this program is $28.00

To register, contact Gayle Sigurdson at Parks&Rec, 785-832-7909 or go to the Parks&Rec online registration, https://lawrenceks.org/lprd/webenroll/  click on life long learning, page 1.  The class code number is 127448.

Flipster: Magazines You Know and Love, Available Digitally!

Here are 11 great reasons to use Flipster, starting with the fact that it’s completely free with a library card:

The New Yorker, People, Time, Mental Floss, Wired, O/Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, and Yoga Journal.

What are you waiting for?