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Kids Featured

Tween Club

FRI | Dec 16 | 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 it’s all about the cookies! We’ll be decorating cookies (and eating them)! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

 

Anyone Can Learn to Code!

“Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.” That’s the Hour of Code campaign mission.

But, here at the Library, we want all ages to give it a try! On Saturday, Dec 10 from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Auditorium, anybody can learn the basics of computer programming!

Join us for some hands-on fun at this Hour of Code event. No experience needed, all ages welcome! Need info? Email Melissa.

Mysterious Mustache Movie and Book Club

SUN | Dec 18 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | Readers’ Theater

We’ll watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets then compare it to the book! We’ll also have snacks and pass out books for the next meeting. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Multicultural Storytime

SAT | Dec 17 | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater | Tagalog

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

 

Candy Construction

Who can make the coolest gingerbread house at Lawrence Public Library? We’ll find out on Dec 14 from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Auditorium.  We’ll have all the makings for a small gingerbread house. Bring your creativity! For Ages 5-18!

Guess Who’s Moving In?!

The Merc Co+op is opening a cafe right here in the Library lobby this January!

Library patrons and the downtown community will soon be able to enjoy Merc Made food and beverages even more conveniently.

“We are always exploring how we can provide our community with more access to good, local food,” said Rita York Hennecke, General Manager, The Merc Co+op. “When the library released a request for proposals in October, we simply could not pass up the opportunity to submit one.”

“The Merc Co+op and Lawrence Public Library are two truly local establishments dedicated to the well-being of our community,” said Brad Allen, Director, Lawrence Public Library. “We are so excited to have The Merc in the library lobby! Our patrons have been asking when we’ll have coffee again—they’ve been so patient! It will be exciting to have fresh, quality food and drink in the library again.”

The cafe will be open until 6 p.m. each day and offer a variety of Merc Made coffees, teas, juices and pastries as well as popular packaged deli items like sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits and fruit cups.

Co-op owners will receive patronage for all purchases made at the library, senior owners will receive 5% off purchases each Tuesday, and co-op coupons will be honored just as they are at the 901 Iowa location.

For more information, contact Valerie Taylor, Marketing Manager, The Merc Co+op at 785-843-8544 or marketingmanager@themerc.coop or Heather Kearns, Marketing Coordinator, Lawrence Public Library at 785-843-3833 or hkearns@lawrence.lib.ks.us.

Tail Wagging Readers

On Dec 10 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.

LEGO Club

SUN | Dec 11 | 1-2 PM | Readers’ Theater | Ages 5-11

Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Register for LEGO Club at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. 

 

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All-Ages Winter Reading for Prizes

Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues through reading!

From December 1–January 31, cozy up with your favorite book and blanket, and compete for prizes!

Adults
Adults who read 3 books (or listen/read for 15 hours) can fill out this online form and claim your prizes after December 16th. Pick up a Winter Reading booklet at any desk starting December 1! Questions? Email Kate!

Teens
Embrace the winter break and cozy up with some great books. Bring in a favorite quote from the book you’re reading, or write a 3-4 sentence review, and drop it off in the Teen Zone to be entered into a weekly prize drawing for free books or other prizes. Questions? Email Miriam!

Kids
Read with us this winter! Ages 0-11 (or birth to 5th grade) can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk. Read 10 books or 10 hours and turn in your log from 12/12/16-1/31/17 for some high-fives and prizes. You’ll also need to fill out the kids’ finisher form when you’re finished with your log. Make sure to stop by the children’s area to see how the librarians are challenging themselves to read more this winter! Questions? Email Jenny!

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.