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Kucha & Baba Tony: Bringing Black History to Life


Journey through history with stories, historical facts, poems, songs, powerful proverbs and dialect in this introduction to the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of African Americans. This program is accompanied by African drumming, shekere playing, and enhanced by audience participation, which includes singing and playing instruments. Come learn, be uplifted, participate and have a lot of fun!

Tail Wagging Readers

SAT | FEB 13 | 10:00- 11:00AM

Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Register for a 15-minute read at 785-843-3833. This is a great way to practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm furry friend.  Bring a book from home or choose one at the library.

Search for Smekday

SAT | FEB 13 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Local artists Kent Smith and Matthew Lord will be your guides through a wacky hunt to find aliens (and who knows what else!) in the library.


Life in Space with the Cosmosphere

FRI | FEB 19 | 2:00- 3:00 PM

How do astronauts live in space? How do they exercise, eat and stay healthy? Learn all about the life of an astronaut in space with special guests from the Cosmosphere!


Dancing in Outer Space

WED | FEB 10 | 3:00- 4:30 PM

Find out what it’s like to soar through the solar system in this dance workshop presented by Ellie Goudie-Averill of the Lawrence Arts Center. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Registration required. Please call 785-843-3833 to sign up.


Closed on Presidents Day

We’ll be closed Monday, February 15. We’re currently rounding up a list of fun things to do around town while we’re away, so stay tuned!

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Korean Storytime (한국어 이야기)

WED | Feb 3 | 6 PM

All ages 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

Harry Potter Book Night

THU | FEB 4 | 6:00- 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of spells at Hogwarts (the Castle Tea Room). Be sorted into your house, show off your knowledge of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and make crafts ranging from wands to magical creatures. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Capturing Time

WED | FEB 3 | 4:00- 5:00 PM

What would you choose to preserve for generations to come? Create and decorate objects for the Library time capsule and decorate the time capsule itself! Join the Spencer Museum of Art for this memorable program inspired by the 2016 Read Across Lawrence for Kids book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.


RAL Kids’ Pizza Party Kickoff!

Join us for the kickoff event for Read Across Lawrence for Kids!

We’ll be giving away copies of The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, have pizza, and talk about all the amazing programs happening during the month of February!

You’ll also get a chance to add something to our Smekday time capsule!