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Korean Storytime (한국어 이야기)

On Wednesday, November 2 from 6pm- 6:30pm,  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

Spooky Science

Looking for SpooOooky Halloween fun? On Wednesday, October 6 from 4-5 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll have a mad scientist performing experiments, make our own goo, and create spooky (and tasty) crafts! Free fun for all ages!


SUN | Oct 23 | 1-2 PM | Auditorium | Ages 5-11

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


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Tail Wagging Readers

On October 22 at 10am 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.

Tween Club

FRI | Oct 21 | 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. This week we’re making FRANKENCRAFTS! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


Mysterious Mustache Book Club

SUN | Oct 16 | 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | Readers’ Theater

We’ll be discussing The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger! Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Multicultural Storytime

SAT | Oct 15 | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater | French

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


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.”


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!

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.