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Magic Tree House Club

Saturday, November 22, 1:30-2:20 pm, for ages 5-8. This month we’re celebrating Thanksgiving on a Thursday,from the popular series by Mary Pope Osborne.  Register at 785-843-3833.

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet the Pilgrims as well as Squanto, a Native American who helped them. The story offers an in-depth picture of what life was really like for early settlers, as well as the usual Magic Tree House adventure and excitement.

Winter Wonder Sunday

Winter Wonder Sunday

The first weekend of December, local Lawrence businesses and organizations are coming together to offer two days of holiday fun for all ages. The full slate of events is below.

On Sunday, the library will offer a free afternoon of crafts, snacks, and a showing of the Muppets Christmas Carol for 5-12 year olds. It will be an opportunity for parents to shop downtown and kids to enjoy the holiday spirit at the library! Although no registration is required, space will allow for up to 60 children to participate.

Sunday, Dec. 7




5-12 year olds


Library Auditorium


Saturday December 6th

8:00am – 5:00pm:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread Festival & Auction
 - Abe & Jake’s Landing
Pancake Breakfast,Family Activities & Santa Sighting

9:30am – 4:00pm:
“Tails & Traditions”
  Family Program - Watkins Museum
A free family festival featuring crafts, activities, games and treats celebrating holidays from around the world. Perfect for families!
FREE program!

10am – 5pm:
43rd Annual Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair- Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street

22nd Annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade – Massachusetts Street between 7th & South Park

12:30- 5:30pm:
LOLA Giant Arts & Crafts Show
 – Van Go Inc., 715 New Jersey Street

11am – 8pm:
Ice Skating – City of Lawrence Ice Skating Rink next to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street

Vodvill Entertainment Presents Winter Wonder Weekend Workshops – Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater
PRE REGISTER for this childrens’ entertainment HERE (Limit 40 Children)
Drop the kids off for entertaining workshops and a clown performance while you get your holiday shopping done!

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides in Downtown Lawrence – South Park (12th & Massachusetts Street) ***Weather Permitting*** 
Robin Dunn of Dunn’s Landing in Wellsville, KS and Cecil Carter of 3C Carriage Co. of White City, KS will take you on a nostalgic 10 minute holiday ride in Downtown Lawrence!
$5 per person

Live Caroling by Lawrence Civic Choir 
- Massachusetts Street

Sunday December 7th

11am – 5pm:
Ice Skating at the City of Lawrence Ice Skating Rink next to the Lawrence Public Library

noon – 5:00pm:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread Festival & Auction - Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. 6th Street
Family Activities & Santa Sighting

12:30- 5:30pm:
LOLA Giant Arts & Crafts Show
 - Van Go Inc., 715 New Jersey Street

1:00pm – 5:00pm:
Winter Wonder Sunday – Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street
Another kids days out activity! We’ll provide the fun (crafts, movie, and snacks) and supervision while you shop for the holidays ’til you drop downtown!
FREE program for children ages 5+

Live Entertainment in Downtown Lawrence!
 - Massachusetts Street 
Live Caroling by Lawrence Civic Choir 

Live Holiday Characters
Santa Sightings

Multicultural Storytime: ASL

Saturday, November 22, 10:30 am, for all ages. This last Multicultural Storytime of 2014 will feature American Sign Language! In January it will be on first and third Saturdays of each month.



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.