Join us in welcoming Marilynne Robinson to Lawrence! This Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, the Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of our Read Across Lawrence 2014 selection Housekeeping will engage in an open interview with Lawrence Public Library Director Brad Allen. A book signing will follow the event.
Join us for Read Across Lawrence 2014 in its new location on the calendar, the month of February! In 2014, the Read Across Lawrence book selection is Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
Read Across Lawrence is an annual community-wide event where the library invites everyone in Lawrence to read the same book at the same time and then come together at a variety of events to talk about it.
We passed out free copies of the book at our kick off event, and any remaining books are available at the library info desk first come, first serve (while supplies last). Throughout the month of February, we will offer several coordinating events and book discussions highlighting the themes in the novel, and will conclude with a visit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson on March 6.
Learn more about Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson, RAL events, and how to get a copy of the book here.
Teens, we want you to design the Teen Summer Reading Program T-shirt! The winning shirt will be one of the prizes given to every teen who completes our Summer Reading program. That means your T-shirt could be worn by more than 500 Lawrence Teens!
Come and meet Richard Bean, a local beekeeper and frequent educator on the topic. The focus of this program will be the importance of bees to the environment and how to get started with beekeeping. This event will serve as the third in a series of six sustainability informational courses. Feel free to join this series at any point – you don’t need to have attended prior programs to get something out of it!
Saturday, March 8th
Carnegie Building (200 W. 9th St.)