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Summer Reading

Draw Along: Dream and Draw a Better World

On Thursday, July 27  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, your kiddos, family, and friends will complete three refrigerator-ready pictures using elementary art educator Kyle Tiernan’s unique, fail safe approach to teaching kids to draw. Kyle’s shape-by-shape and story-by-story approach to drawing makes the process ridiculously simple for children ages 5-12. You’ll see your children’s artistic self-confidence soar as they leave the program with refrigerator-ready artwork they created and can be proud of. This program was a major hit last summer and with new and different drawing lessons this summer, it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope you can join us! TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: Firefighters

On Wednesday, July 26 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll explore a fire truck and learn about what firefighters do to build a better community! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Kitchen Building Challenge!

On Monday, July 24 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll create towers, bridges, and walls out of marshmallows, toothpicks, cups, straws, and other supplies that can be found in your kitchen! Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Bookworms & Waterbugs

Join us on Friday, July 21 from 10:30 AM- 12 PM for poolside stories and music followed by a free swim! Provided by Lawrence Public Library and Lawrence Parks & Rec. Free! For Ages 2 & up. Meet at the Outdoor Aquatic Center! There will be another Bookworms & Waterbugs on July 21st!

 

FIRE DOG

On Thursday, July 20  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, FIRE DOG will be performing at LPL!!!!! FIRE DOG is a powerful trio of musicians that skillfully harness youthful energy and sophisticated songwriting. Their songs are humorous, poignant, original, and entertaining. This summer FIRE DOG brings you new educational tunes from their album “Endangered Species Project. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: Upcycled Art

Take everyday recyclables from drab to fab! On Wednesday, July 19th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us in creating amazing art from recycled items! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Recycled Art!

Give bottle caps, cardboard, milk jugs, and more a second life! On Monday, July 17th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us for this inventive program. Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

IMAGE: Mandala 6 by Hillerbrand+Magsamen (http://www.hillerbrandmagsamen.com/)

Topeka Zoo: Planet Protectors!

On Thursday, July 13  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, join the Topeka Zoo as they present live animals and discuss how these creatures provide us with a better world. From disease control to keeping our planet clean, these furry, feathered, and scaly animals provide services we cannot live without. Be sure not to miss this wild presentation! TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

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.