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Library Derby Car

Join us at the Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby on Friday, Aug. 1 to see the library’s derby car – The Dewey Decimator! Driven by Shelby and Derby Miller and painted by library teens, this literary themed car is sure to be a hit. Demolition Derby begins at 7:30pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Multicultural Storytime

Saturdays in August, 10:30 am, for all ages. Stories and songs highlight a featured language or culture. This month Danish, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, and German! Expose yourself and your children to some of the many cultures that make Lawrence great.



Summer in the City

Summer reading is still under way! Even though we have been closed, moving to the new building, we are picking up where we left off. Summer in the City goes until August 17, but don’t wait!

As always, we want kids to read, and we offer programs for teens and adults as well. As always, reading gets you great prizes. Summer in the City is a totally local, totally fun way to keep your brain engaged all summer long. Here’s what you need to know:


Candy Construction

Wednesday, December 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, for ages 5 to 17. Who can make the coolest gingerbread (graham cracker) house at Lawrence Public Library? Join us for our 2nd annual Gingerbread House Day! All materials supplied. Register at 785-843-3833.