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Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Join us in the Readers’ Theater from 4-5 on Thursday, Mar 9! Register for LEGO Club at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. Lego Club is for Ages 5-11.


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Teddy Bear Picnic with Meadowlark Music Together

On Sunday, Mar 5 from 3:30- 4:30 PM, bring your Teddy Bears or other favorite lovey and a blanket for your family to sit on in the Readers’ Theater. Songs, movement, snacks, and fun – with a Bear theme! This program is for ages 0- 7.

Join the Peeps Show!

Want to win an ENORMOUS stuffed Peep? Of course you do! Enter to win by creating a literary diorama featuring Peeps candy. If you’re voted the winner, Henrietta will be all yours! Follow the steps below to bring home fame, glory and a humongous, cuddly Peep!


1)  Get Peeps candy (generously donated by Just Born Confections!) from a staffer at the Children’s Desk at the Library.

2)  Create a diorama inspired by a book starring Peeps candy!

3)  Bring your creation to the Children’s Desk any time before February 25th labeled with your name, phone # and diorama title. We’ll put them on display for you!

4)  Voting will take place at the RAL Carnaval Finale on February 26th from 2-3 pm.

5)  Winners will be notified on February 27th or sooner!


Have more questions? Email Jennifer Cook at for more information!


Tween Club

FRI | Mar 3 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. We’re making paper flowers, perfect for spring!

Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


Inspiring African Americans

On Thursday, Feb 23 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, kids ages 5-11 are invited to an interactive event where they’ll “meet” some of the most inspiring African Americans in our country’s history, from George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, and Rosa Parks to Oprah Winfrey and Senator John Lewis. Special guests Stefanie Bryant from 6 News will read stories and Ramona Wilson will entertain us with songs!

Special Storytimes in February

Come celebrate the art and words of African American authors and illustrators! Join us all week from Feb 19 – Feb 24 during regular storytime hours.

All Ages Carnaval!

Join us in the Auditorium on Sunday, Feb 26 from 2-3 PM to celebrate the culture of the Dominican Republic and its neighbors in an all-ages Carnaval full of masks, music, and food.

Tail Wagging Readers

On Feb 25 at 10 AM in the Readers’ Theater, practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm, furry friend from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Bring your own book or choose one at the library. Register for a free 15-minute time slot: 785-843-3833.


We’ll do an egg drop, test the strength of an eggshell, and try more eggy experiments on Friday, Feb 24 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium! Special guests from KU’s Engineering Club, SPARK, and Douglas County K-State Research and Extension will lead the way. This program is for Ages 7-11!

How Plants Grow Family Story Hour

On Wednesday, Feb 22 from 2:30-3:30 PM, Join Miss Linda for stories about how plants grow, and then start your own seed to take home! We’ll be at Just Food (1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046). This is a FREE program for All Ages!