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RAL for Kids-Wacky World: Believe it or Not!

Saturday, February 7, 10:30 am, at the KU Natural History Museum! In Chasing Vermeer, Calder and Petra are fascinated by Charles Fort’s book Lo!, about weird and wonderful natural occurrences. Ages 7 to 11, join us at KU’s Natural History Museum to explore the strange and wonderful world of plants and nature!

Harry Potter Book Night

It’s the first ever International Harry Potter Book night! Thursday, February 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, for all ages, at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 North 2nd Street. Join us on “platform 9¾” for wizarding activities and crafts. Don’t forget to wear your wizard robes!

RAL for Kids-Science, Art, Optics & Illusion

Wednesday, February 4, 3:30-4:30 pm. Create your own camera obscura as you explore the science of art, optics, and illusion. Did Vermeer use a camera obscura to create his paintings? A guest from the Spencer Museum of Art will lead this program.

Read Across Lawrence for Kids Pizza Party Kickoff!

Saturday, January 31st, 2:00-3:30 pm. Ages 7-11 and families, join us for the kickoff event for Read Across Lawrence for Kids! We’ll be giving away copies of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, have pizza, and talk about all the amazing programs happening during the month of February! We’ll also create a mysterious art piece to display in the children’s room!

Tail Wagging Readers

Saturday, January 24, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Register your early reader (grades K-5) for 15 minutes of reading out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy: build reading confidence with a warm furry friend.  Register at the Children’s Desk or at 785-843-3833. We will be meeting second and fourth Sundays of the month, and after completing multiple 15 minute reading sessions, prizes from TCBY & Mrs. Fields will be awarded!

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.