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A Brilliant Cosmic Event!

The best place to watch Mercury pass across the face of the sun is on top of the parking garage.

So, before school or work on Monday, May 9 at 7 AM, we’re meeting for breakfast and a brilliant cosmic event: the transit of Mercury.

With help from Astronomy Associates of Lawrence, we’ll cheer as the little black dot makes its passage visible for the last time until 2019.

Drop in any time between 7 AM and 2:30 PM, but early birds will be treated to delicious Starbucks Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels – Mass Street at 7 AM!

>> See who’s going! <<


Madeline: A Ballet

Hold on to your yellow straw hats—Madeline is coming to LPL!

On Saturday, May 7 in the Library Auditorium watch Lawrence Arts Center dancers bring to life Madeline—the bravest, littlest, 7-year-old heroine of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved children’s books.

In partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Music Club, we’re happy to bring you two classical ballet performances, one at 10 AM and a repeat performance at 11 AM.

With choreography by Cynthia Crews, this free, general admission performance is for children and adults of all ages!

Lawrence Music Club Concert

Bring your friends and family on Wednesday, May 4 from 7-8:30 PM for an enjoyable evening of music in celebration of National Music Week.

Meet up in the Auditorium for selections featuring Lawrence Music Club members and special invited guests: Free State High School Percussion Group, and the Paulina & Steve Leisring, Margaret Marco Trio.

IMAGE: ©Mike Lemanski (Check out more of his incredible sheet music artwork here!)

Korean Storytime

WED | May 4 | 6-6:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers! For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language.

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.


Beatnik Cafe

Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 pm. Are you hip to the jive? We’re having a poetry party Beatnik style, for kids ages 5 to11. Wear your black berets and turtlenecks! In the Reader’s Theater.

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.