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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join us on the Library Lawn from 10 AM- 12 PM and Build a Better World with us this summer! Start your summer reading off with a fun morning of building with Home Depot! FREE! ALL AGES!

 

Family Yoga with A Hogwart’s Twist!

Join us for Magic of Mindfulness, a Harry Potter-inspired night of yoga and relaxation on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30-8 PM in the Auditorium.

We’ll use our wands in “Reverse Wizard Pose” and get in touch with our Patronus with deep breathing. Ages 5+ and families. Registration requested: 843-3833

Dinner + A Movie on the Lawn: Storks

Hot dogs, and smoothies, and crepes, oh my!

On Thursday, May 25 from 7:30–11 PM on the Library Lawn, Downtown Lawrence Inc. and Lawrence Public Library invite you to eat some grub, listen to some music, and watch a movie. Grab dinner from local vendors at 7:30, settle in for some local music from the Beer Bellies, then at 9, we’ll push play!

We’ll watch Storks, eat popcorn, drink beer and sodas, and settle in for a lovely evening with friends and neighbors. See you there!

An Evening with Mary O’Connell

On Tuesday, May 30 from 7-8:30 PM in our Auditorium, local author Mary O’Connell will read and talk about her latest book, Dear Reader.

This sharply funny and heartbreaking love letter to Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is about finding your people, the books that make us who we are, and the teachers who help us discover them (Source: simonandschuster.com).

The Raven Bookstore will sell copies for Mary to sign!

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?