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D.E.A.R. Drop Everything And Read Day!

Wednesday, April 29, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, in the Auditorium. Help us celebrate reading by participating in our D.E.A.R day! We’ll be reading aloud from Harry Potter. Join us by helping us read the book aloud, listening in, or by sitting down and reading something on your own. If you’d like to read a bit of Harry Potter out loud, please call and register for a time at 785-843-3833.

Free Language Screenings

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 – 3:30 pm for kindergarten age kids. Does your child have trouble understanding directions or questions, learning new words, or expressing themselves? Bring your child to the library for a complimentary screening provided by the University of Kansas Word and Sound Learning Lab. Any child needing further assessment will be referred to local resources and may be invited to participate in KU’s research program. In the Readers’ Theater.

Tail Wagging Readers

Build reading confidence with a warm furry friend! Saturday, April 25, 10:30 to 11:30 am, in the Readers’ Theater. Your reader grades K-5 can enjoy 15 minutes of reading out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. We meet second and fourth Sundays of the month. Register at 785-843-3833.

See/Saw for Kids: Theatre Games

Saturday, April 25, 3:30-4:30 pm, for ages 5-11. Filmmaker Christie Scanlin Dobson guides youngsters through games that inspire creativity, team-building, and FUN! This is one of two kids’ events associated with the See/Saw Film Festival at the Library. The Festival highlights films for adults reflecting the lives of children and youth.

Sea/Saw for Kids: Song of the Sea

Friday, April 24, 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. We will be screening Song of the Sea! An Irish youth (David Rawle) discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.  Animated, PG. This is one of two kids’ events associated with the See/Saw Film Festival at the Library. The Festival highlights films for adults reflecting the lives of children and youth.

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.