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Kids Room

Kidsapalooza: Once Gone, Gone Forever

On Wednesday, July 12th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, Rachel from the Topeka Zoo will use live animals and bio-facts to discuss threatened and endangered animals, the causes for animals being threatened or endangered, and what we can do from right here in northeast Kansas to reduce threat to endangered species around the world. Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Incredible Animals!

On Monday, July 10th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll have live animals join us from Prairie Park Nature Center! We’ll learn amazing facts about animals, how they improve our world, and how we can protect them. Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Mysterious Mustache Movie and Book Club

For our summer meetings we’ll watch the movie, then compare it to the book! Meet in the Auditorium on Sunday, July 16th from 1:30-4:30 PM. This month it’s Hoot. We’ll also have snacks and pass out a book for the next meeting. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy!  Program is for ages 8-12! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Multicultural Storytime: Tai Chi

Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 15th with guest presenters featuring stories and songs from a different language. MariaAna Garza will teach a few yoga poses and David Hann will teach some Tai Chi poses that we will read about in the story.  We’ll learn a few Chinese words from Yilan Zhao at the beginning of the storytime and finishing up with a fan craft!

Magic Tree House Club

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, July 8 from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #9, Dolphins at Daybreak. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Paul Mesner Puppet Theater: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. Paul Mesner will be telling us all about it on Thursday, July 6  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. For years we have only known this story from the pigs point of view. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks and the three pigs who lived in them. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: LEGOS

Everything is Awesome! Or at least it will be when you join in on the LEGO fun! On Wednesday, July 5 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, Matt Lord, LEGO Builder extraordinaire, will help us build LEGO greatness! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Pollinators!

On Monday, July 3 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, join the Master Gardeners to explore the incredible world of bees! Create a bee bomb, learn about pollinators, and taste honey! Program is for ages 7-11! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

¡Español is fun!

Expand your world and have fun learning a bit of Spanish this summer! Two 4-week sessions will be held for different age groups. The July Session for Ages 7-11 goes from 7/11- 8/1 from 2-3 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 785-843-3833.

Free Lunch All Summer for Kids + Teens!

Through the Lawrence Summer Food Program, kids ages 1-18 can enjoy a FREE lunch on the Library Lawn. Adults won’t be left out! They can also eat a healthy meal for $3.50. No tickets or sign ups required. Just show up at noon Monday–Friday through August 4.

This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, City of Lawrence Parks & Recreation, K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, Lawrence Public Schools Food Service Program, Just Food, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence DG CO Health Dept., Lawrence Housing Authority, and LiveWell Lawrence