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Magic Tree House Club

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, March 11 from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #6, Afternoon on the Amazon. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Join us in the Readers’ Theater from 4-5 on Thursday, Mar 9! Register for LEGO Club at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. Lego Club is for Ages 5-11.


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Teddy Bear Picnic with Meadowlark Music Together

On Sunday, Mar 5 from 3:30- 4:30 PM, bring your Teddy Bears or other favorite lovey and a blanket for your family to sit on in the Readers’ Theater. Songs, movement, snacks, and fun – with a Bear theme! This program is for ages 0- 7.

Join the Peeps Show!

Want to win an ENORMOUS stuffed Peep? Of course you do! Enter to win by creating a literary diorama featuring Peeps candy. If you’re voted the winner, Henrietta will be all yours! Follow the steps below to bring home fame, glory and a humongous, cuddly Peep!


1)  Get Peeps candy (generously donated by Just Born Confections!) from a staffer at the Children’s Desk at the Library.

2)  Create a diorama inspired by a book starring Peeps candy!

3)  Bring your creation to the Children’s Desk any time before February 25th labeled with your name, phone # and diorama title. We’ll put them on display for you!

4)  Voting will take place at the RAL Carnaval Finale on February 26th from 2-3 pm.

5)  Winners will be notified on February 27th or sooner!


Have more questions? Email Jennifer Cook at for more information!


Tween Club

FRI | Mar 3 | 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. We’re making paper flowers, perfect for spring!

Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


All Ages Carnaval!

Join us in the Auditorium on Sunday, Feb 26 from 2-3 PM to celebrate the culture of the Dominican Republic and its neighbors in an all-ages Carnaval full of masks, music, and food.

Tail Wagging Readers

On Feb 25 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.


We’ll do an egg drop, test the strength of an eggshell, and try more eggy experiments on Friday, Feb 24 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium! Special guests from KU’s Engineering Club, SPARK, and Douglas County K-State Research and Extension will lead the way. This program is for Ages 7-11!

How Plants Grow Family Story Hour

On Wednesday, Feb 22 from 2:30-3:30 PM, Join Miss Linda for stories about how plants grow, and then start your own seed to take home! We’ll be at Just Food (1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046). This is a FREE program for All Ages!

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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