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Sack Lunch with KU Football

Together with Just Food on Sunday, April 23 from 1-3 PM, LPL invites you to join the KU football team for a sack lunch on the Library Lawn.

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

On Saturday, April 29, we’ll celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters in the Auditorium from 3-4 PM. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit http://bit.ly/1D9QlXs for more info about Día.

STEAM: Electricity

What is electricity? How does a circuit work? Join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 4-5 PM in the Auditorium to explore these questions and more with electrician Mike Blackford. We’ll also have several hands-on activities. Register at 843-3833. Program is for Ages 7-11!

BLOCK Fest

Together with the Strengthening Families network, we are hosting BLOCK Fest in the Auditorium on Saturday, April 29. This is a day for parents and kids aged 8 months-8 years to come together for a session of playing with blocks, education about child development, and info about how children learn science and math concepts. No registration is necessary. Two sessions will be held in the AM: 9:30- 10:30 AM and 11AM- 12PM.

Tween Club

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends on Friday, April 21 from 3:30-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater.  A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! This week we’re making Painted Flower Pots! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

LEGO Club

Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Join us in the Auditorium from 1-2 PM on Sunday, April 23! Lego Club is for Ages 5-11. Register for LEGO Club at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

 

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Tail Wagging Readers

On Saturday, April 22 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.

Storytime with Gary + Sunny!

Famed KSHB weatherman, Gary Lezak, makes a very special appearance at Storytime on Tuesday, Nov 15 from 10:30-11:15 AM in our Auditorium.

Joining him is Sunny the Weatherdog, Lezak’s loyal sidekick through all kinds of weather. Expect lots of pets and wags as Gary reads our featured Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week pick, Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, and then from his own book, It’s a Sunny Life.

Big thanks to Crown Automotive for making Gary and Sunny’s visit possible!


ABOUT THE BOOK | When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be. Now, the most accurate and popular meteorologist in Kansas City Gary Lezak brings his meteorological expertise to a new medium-children’s literature. “It’s A Sunny Life!” is an adventure for rain or shine. It tells the story of Sunny the Weather Dog, as she becomes separated from Gary, and has to deal with the weather elements in a bonding adventure with her new pack members. Also included, after the beautiful and suspenseful children’s story ends, is a special section, “Sunny’s Weather Academy,” which provides fun answers to all sorts of weather-related questions. What are the different types of clouds and what does each mean? Why does the weather change so quickly sometimes? What is precipitation? And, of special interest to parents, in the event of severe weather, what should you and your family do to stay safe. This special section is being enjoyed by kids of all ages. (Source: Amazon)

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9/11 Day of Service Storytime

Fire trucks, police cars, and storytime!

Join us Sunday, September 11 at 3:30 PM in the Library Auditorium for a very special Sunday Storytime with our first responders.

First responders will visit the library with their vehicles and read stories.

And in the spirit of September 11th National Day of Service, bring a can of food for the Heartland Food Pantry as a, “forward-looking tribute to honor the sacrifice of those lost and pay tribute to those who rose up in service.”

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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!