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Harry Potter Book Night

Join us on February 2 from 6- 8 PM for a night of spells at Hogwarts (the Castle Tea Room). Be sorted into your house, show off your knowledge of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and make magical crafts. Don’t forget to wear your robes! Sponsored by Maceli’s and The Castle Tea Room.

Korean Storytime (한국어-이야기)

On Wednesday, Feb 1 from 6pm- 6:30pm,  all ages welcome to join us in the Readers’ Theater for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers. For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language. IMAGE: Uijae Museum of Korean Art

Tail Wagging Readers

On Jan 28 at 10 AM in the Readers’ Theater, practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm, furry friend from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Bring your own book or choose one at the library. Register for a free 15-minute time slot: 785-843-3833.

International LEGO Day

2017 marks the 59th anniversary of the Lego brick. Join us on Saturday, Jan 28 from 1-3 PM in the Auditorium for International Lego Day for a celebration of building and imagination! For Ages 5-11!

New Weekly Storytime with Singing Sarah!

Monday nights just got more fun! Come explore movement, play, and the joy of active music-making with Singing Sarah, board-certified music therapist, at our NEW weekly storytime! Meet up from 6:30–7 PM in the Readers’ Theater.

ABOUT SARAH: Sarah Niileksela is a board-certified music therapist and owner of Sunflower Music Therapy, a private practice serving Lawrence and the surrounding areas.

She graduated from KU in 2003 and has worked as a music therapist with a variety of populations, specializing in early childhood music, using music to teach literacy skills, and working one-on-one with children with special needs. Sarah hopes her enthusiastic use of music, movement, and play will foster a life-long love of music and reading in children as well as help them grow and develop skills through the joy of active music-making.

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Multicultural Storytime

SAT | Jan 21 | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater | Chinese

Stories and songs for all ages with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture!


Tween Club

FRI | Jan 20 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11!  Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. This week the craft is String Art! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


RESCHEDULED: Magic Tree House Club

Due to weather concerns, Magic Tree House Club on Jan 14 has been rescheduled to Jan 21!

SAT | Jan 21 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #6, Afternoon on the Amazon. Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

RESCHEDULED: Mysterious Mustache Book Club

Due to weather concerns, Mysterious Mustache Book Club on Jan 15 has been rescheduled to Jan 22!

SUN | Jan 22 | 1:30- 2:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | Readers’ Theater

We’ll be discussing The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer! Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


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.