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Summer Book Sale Starts June 2

Find your perfect beach read for the perfect price!

The Friends of the Library open their garage doors on June 2 for a special Members Only night of pre-shopping before the public sale begins on Friday morning at 10 AM. If you want first dibs at awesome new deals, join at the door and become a member!

Here’s the schedule. Can’t wait to see you there!

THU—Jun 2* | 5-7 PM

FRI—Jun 3 | 10 AM–6 PM

SAT—Jun 4 | 10 AM–6 PM

SUN—Jun 5 | 12–4 PM

*Members’ Night—Join at the door!

Sale is located on the Kentucky Street side of the Library.

Sweet Summer Rides for the First 100

Get set for the summer with a Lawrence Transit Bus Pass!

On Friday, May 27 at 9 AM in the Teen Zone, we’ll be giving away bus passes to the first 100 teens (those entering 6-12th grade) who come in. The bus passes are good for all summer long.

Heads up that the teens themselves must be present, and they won’t be able to pick up extra passes for friends or family.

Last year we ran out by 11am so you might want to come early.

International Icebreakers

On Tue, May 24 from 10-11 AM, we’ll show you how to build language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills.

Whether you’re studying abroad, headed for vacation overseas, need an edge in your language courses, or getting a roommate from Thailand in the fall, there are endless reasons and benefits to using Mango languages.

>> Join us in Meeting Room C.

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Memorial Day Closing

Stock up on Library stuff this week because we’ll be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Sunday and Monday.

If you can’t find something on the shelves, remember we’ve got digital magazines, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and games for download—FREE—on your mobile devices.

Have a safe holiday, and we’ll see you back bright and early, 9 AM Tuesday, May 31.

 

Walking to Rivendell

From May 26 – August 19, make walking, running, or biking part of every day, keep a record of how far you travel, and then map your distance on the map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Sign up! 
Fill out the online form at bit.ly/LPLrivendell giving us some basic info about yourself.

2. Record your travels. 
Use the paper log available at the library starting May 20th or an app of your choice to track how far you travel each day. We also have a small number of pedometers that will be given out at the library Welcome Desk starting Monday May 23rd.

3. Let us know how you’re doing.
You can send us an update here. Plus, every two weeks we’ll send out an email with information about your fellow travelers, suggested walks, and a simple form to send us an update on how far you’ve traveled. We’ll post this information on a giant map of Middle-earth in the library so you can check in to see how you and your fellow travelers are doing!

4. Once you’ve reached your goal distance, come to the library and collect your prize!
We’ll have you fill out another short online form to let us know you’ve finished.

5. Keep walking!

For all of the details, please check the library’s Walking to Rivendell website.
You can also follow along at the Walking to Rivendell Facebook Event page  and find riddles to solve, parks and trails to visit, and geocaching event info–all of which will earn you extra miles!

We can’t wait to see how far your furry feet can take you, and we do so hope to see you on our unexpected journey!

Friends Sales at Tuesday Farmer’s Market

The good deals aren’t just edible! Every Tuesday in May from 4-6 PM, the Friends will be rolling out deals on books and other items, and setting up right on the lawn with all the other vendors.

So, now you can shop for fresh produce and books together, and help support your library!

Hoopla: Stream for Free, Instantly—24/7

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Sign up.

From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you’ve been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

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Sign Up for A Sit-down

Drop-ins and focused tech programs are great, but sometimes you need a bit more facetime with our staff to get the help you need.

Now, by appointment, you can visit with us individually. Schedule an appointment here:

http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/one-on-one/


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Greece (100 B.C.)
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