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Tween Club

Friday, October 16, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, in the Readers’ Theater. A club just for tweens: grades 3-5 or ages 8-11. We meet on first and third Fridays to hang out, play some games, craft with your friends, and plan themes and special guests! 


Take me for a ride!

Tuesday, October 13 and Friday, October 16, at 10:30 am, for ages 3&up and their families. A special storytime all about the bus. Come hear stories and songs, make a craft, and take a short ride on the T around  the downtown!

Tail Wagging Readers

Saturdays, October 10 and 24, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Build reading confidence with a warm furry friend! Register your reader grades K-5 for 15 minutes of reading out loud to therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Register at 785-843-3833. The dogs and their handlers visit 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

4th Annual Star Wars Reads Day

Join us for the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday Oct 10th 2:00-4:00pm at Lawrence Creates Makerspace!

We’ll have activities and events for people of all ages including a costume contest, life size Star Wars Clue game, Vader Voice Modulator, and of course all our Star Wars Books ready for checkout.

Once again we will be partnering with Lawrence Creates Makerspace (located at 512 E. 9th Street)  and using their technological know-how to bring you the opportunity to fight a lightsabre battle, use the force, and try out new lines in Darth Vader’s voice.

Check out the schedule of events below to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

2:00 - Door’s Open!

2:15 - Wookiee Yelling Contest  AND Costume Contest

2:30 - Star Wars Clue: Round One

2:30 – 3:30 - Don’t drop the stormtrooper!

3:15 – Star Wars Clue: Round Two

3:45 - Door prize drawing; ‘Stormtrooper’ winner announcements


Plus many ongoing activities such as…



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.