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Multicultural Storytime: Japanese

Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 3rd with stories and songs with guest presenters highlighting a featured language or culture! This storytime features Japanese!

Tween Club: Candy Sushi

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends! On Friday, February 2nd from 3:30-5:30 PM, we are going to make bath bombs! 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.

Lego Robotics

On Wednesday, January 10th, come explore Lego Robotics with Douglas County K-State Research and Extension from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater! Program is for Grades 4-5. Registration Required. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Candy Construction

Who can make the coolest gingerbread house at Lawrence Public Library? We’ll find out on Wednesday, December 20th from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Auditorium.  We’ll have all the makings for a small gingerbread house. Bring your creativity! For Ages 5-18!

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, December 10th 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)

 

Play Winter Reading Bingo!

Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues at your library!

All ages are invited to participate in our Blizzard Bingo Challenge and be entered to win awesome prizes. Starting December 1, teens, kids, and adults can pick up a Bingo card and informational booklet at any desk.

Participation includes things like reading digital books, checking out a library event, and reviewing an item on our online catalog. Bingo cards can be completed and turned in by January 31 for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes.

Need more info? Adults can email Kate at kgramlich@lplks.org. Parents, kids, and teens can reach out to Karen at kallen@lplks.org.

BLOCK Fest

Together with the Strengthening Families network, we are hosting BLOCK Fest in the Auditorium on Saturday, November 18th. This is a day for parents and kids aged 8 months-8 years to come together for a session of playing with blocks, education about child development, and info about how children learn science and math concepts. No registration is necessary. Two sessions will be held in the AM: 9:30- 10:30 AM & 11AM- 12PM.

Pajamas and Lovies and Reading—Oh My!

We’re celebrating the importance of reading in the lives of young Kansans throughout the month of November with lots of fun at the library.

Sunday–Saturday, NOV 12–18, join us for storytime readings of The Napping House by Audrey Wood (the librarians will be wearing their snuggliest jammies—you should, too!) and enjoy the fresh air on our Downtown Storywalk©. We’re even hosting a stuffed animal sleepover right here at the library!

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week is an annual event that promotes reading to children under the age of five. Parents, teachers, and caregivers are encouraged to read The Napping House throughout November.


EVENTS:

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Downtown Storywalk©
SAT-SUN | Nov 11-26 | Library and Massachusetts Street
Start at the library and take a stroll downtown while you read Audrey Wood’s The Napping House in the windows of stores located on Massachusetts Street. Pick up a map from the children’s desk and make sure to return to the library when you’re done to enter a drawing for a book!

Pajama Storytimes!!!
November 12-17 | All Storytimes
Join us in your pajamas as we read the book The Napping House by Audrey Wood all week long. We’ll have special guest presenters, too!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
THU | Nov 16 | 7-7:45 PM | Readers’ Theater | Ages 3+
Wear your PJs and bring your stuffed animal or teddy bear for a stuffed animal storytime & sleepover! Enjoy a few stories and a craft with your stuffed friends, and then tuck them in and leave them in the care of the librarians for a magical library sleepover! Who knows what kinds of mischief and mayhem your stuffed animal might get into when it comes to life in the library at night? You will be able to pick up your sleepy stuffed friend on Saturday, November 18.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wear your PJs and bring your stuffed animal or teddy bear for a stuffed animal storytime & sleepover on Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM in the Readers’ Theater! Enjoy a few stories and a craft with your stuffed friends, and then tuck them in and leave them in the care of the librarians for a magical library sleepover! Who knows what kinds of mischief and mayhem your stuffed animal might get into when it comes to life in the library at night? You will be able to pick up your sleepy stuffed friend on Saturday, November 18.

Junior Author Camp!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Would you love to be an author? Have you already started your novel? Join us on Wednesdays in November* from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater to hear from working authors and artists about different kinds of writing, get tips and tricks of the trade, find inspiration, and have snacks! Program is for ages 8-12.

Nov 1: Novel Writing with author Mary O’Connell
Nov 8: Poetry Café with poet Pete Fey
Nov 15: Graphic Novel Making with Jai Nitz
Nov 29: Zine Workshop with artist Rachel Sandle

*No meeting on November 22nd!