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Magic Tree House Club

SAT | Sep 10 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-8 | Readers’ Theater 

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #35, Night of the New Magicians. Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

LEGO Club

THU | Sep 8 | 4- 5 PM | Ages 5-11 | Readers’ Theater

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

 

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Back to School with Stephen Johnson

Bring your family to this fun and interactive storytime with Caldecott Honor artist, author, and Lawrence resident, Stephen T. Johnson this Sunday, August 28 from 3:30–4:30 PM in the Auditorium.

His most recent book, Alphabet School, features illustrations inspired by Lawrence Public Schools and encourages finding beauty and joy in the most unexpected places. Raven Book Store will have copies here for sale.

BONUS: Sign up your child for a library card and they’ll get a free book from our Dr. Bob Reader Program!

Multicultural Storytime: Yiddish

SAT | Sep 3 | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater

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

 

Tween Club

FRI | Sep 2 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! To prepare for our talk with the Space Station, Tween Club is headed to Space Camp where we’ll identify spacey objects, create space slime and race rockets. We’ll also have the Wii and Snacks! You don’t want to miss this one! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Family Yoga @ Your Library

On Wednesday, August 31st, join Sarah Trowbridge-Alford for a beginner-level, family yoga session at 6PM in the Auditorium. We’ll talk about the benefits of mindfulness for all ages. Bring your own mat. Free, just register: 843-3833.

COWABUNGA, Dude! TMNT’s Creator Coming to LPL

Lawrence’s Boom Comics is celebrating their one-year anniversary and, together with LPL, we’re bringing some serious Turtle Power to Lawrence.

Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM in the Library AuditoriumKevin Eastman—the legendary creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—will offer a free, kids-only workshop.

Eastman will talk about how to create your own comic and find inspiration. He’ll share tips about character creation and discovering your own style of drawing. Kids are welcome to come in costume and bring their own drawing pads.

Afterwards, Eastman will head to Boom Comics. At 2:30 PM he’ll start signing autographs and memorabilia. Tickets for this event at Boom Comics are $30 and include three signatures per person. Tickets are limited and will go on sale August 15th at Boom Comics.


FREE—Kevin Eastman Workshop for Kids
SAT | Aug 27 | 10 AM | LPL Auditorium

$30 Tickets—Kevin Eastman at Boom Comics
SAT | Aug 27 | 2:30 PM | Boom Comics
2429 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
785-856-2709

Thursday Performer: Parasol Puppets

You’ll have a front row seat to some free, all-ages fun when you sit down to watch Parasol Puppets’ READY, SET, PUPPETS!

On Thursday, July 28 puppeteer Peter Allen is giving two performances—11 AM and 2 PM—using four different styles of puppetry to illustrate the classic tale of The Tortoise and the Hare.

amily audiences will enjoy seeing the familiar story told with shadow puppets, string puppets, hand puppets, and rod puppets. The performance includes a demonstration of how each type of puppet is built and operated. Met up in the Library Auditorium!

Firedog

THU | Jul 14 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-3 PM | All Ages  | Auditorium

Have you ever heard of the Hellbender Salamander or the Machiguenga tribe of the Pidi Pidi? Well, get ready to walk into the high energy world of the band FIRE DOG. School’s out for summer, so come dance with us!

El día de los niños, El día de los libros | Children’s Day, Book Day

SAT | Apr 30 | 2-3:30 PM | Auditorium

Celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit http://bit.ly/1D9QlXs for more info about Día.