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Tween Club: Perler Beads

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends! On Friday, September 1 from 3:30-5:30 PM, we are crafting with perler beads!!! Meet up in the Readers’ Theater. A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11!  Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Korean Storytime (한국어-이야기)- NEW DATE AND TIME!

On Saturday, August 26 from 4- 4:30 PM,  all ages are 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

LEGO Club

Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Join us in the Auditorium from 1-2 PM on Sunday, August 27th! 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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Kidsapalooza: Bees Are the Bomb!

Do you love fruit, flowers, veggies? Thank the Bees! On Wednesday, June 28 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’re having a bee-utiful program planned with the Master Gardeners. You’ll create a bee bomb to take home! Program is for ages 5-6! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Build a Better World!

On Monday, June 26 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll explore how we can improve our world through innovative technology, creating videos, therapy animals, and more! This program is for ages 7-11! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

All-ages Dinner + A Movie: LEGO Batman

Join us on Friday, June 23 from 7:30-11 PM for hot dogs, and smoothies, and crepes, oh my!

Downtown Lawrence Inc. and Lawrence Public Library invite you to eat some grub, listen to some music, and watch a movie. Grab dinner from local vendors at 7:30, settle in for some music from Joel Bonner and the Boot Stompers, then at 9, we’ll push play!


Watch the trailer!

Dino O’Dell: Build a Better World

Join award-winning educator, author, and songwriter Dinosaur O’Dell for a trip around the world on Thursday, June 22 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium! Whether you’re swimming with the piranhas in South America, jumping with kangaroos in Australia or fixing spaceships in Europe, Dino’s stories and songs are not only fun, but interactive and educational. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

Happy Pride Month, Lawrence!

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Following the lead of Harvey Milk Memorial Library and Brooklyn Public Library, we’re hoping our own version of drag queen storytime is as sparkly and glamorous as it is a safe space for, “positive, and unabashedly queer role models…where kids can imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.” (SOURCE: Drag Queen Story Hour)

Check out this clip from Park Slope Library in Brooklyn:

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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