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Teen Zone

Late Night Movie

Ready for another after-hours library movie? On December 4th, when the library doors close for the rest of Lawrence, they’ll be opening for teens! At 7pm come to the auditorium for a movie of your choice. As always, snacks will be provided.

Don’t forget to cast your vote in the teen zone or online ( for the film you most want to see.

Early Start for Teen RAL + Authors Visit

Winter break is nigh, yo, so we’re giving teens a head start (while homework is at bay) on These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

Grab your copy in Teen Zone Wednesday, Dec 2 between 2:30–9 PM.

On Thursday, Dec 3, both authors will visit the middle schools. Then at 7PM, they’ll head over to Hastings to sign copies of their latest book. Now’s your chance to meet them!

Big Deal at Your Library

Don’t let fines keep you from borrowing books, movies, and music any longer. From Black Friday through Sunday (11/27–11/29), we’ll waive 50% of your fines when you pay your remaining balance.

Look for our 50%-off coupon in the Lawrence Journal-World this Thursday (Thanksgiving edition.)

Clip it and come see us — we miss you!

Ripping Yarns

This cat bed has been all over Facebook this week, and after seeing work by local yarn person and Lola Lawrence maker, Kitty Steffens, it seems chunky knitting has arrived.

Anyone experimenting with giant needles and yarn should join us Monday evening to show us how it’s done. Bring your knitting or crocheting work in progress, and if you don’t have yarn or needles, we’ve got some to get you started.

Maybe it’s cowls-n-catbeds for gifts this year?

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IMAGE: Chunky hand-knit cowl | Courtesy of Kitty Steffens
IMAGE: Cat in chunky cat bed | Anna Mo/Ohhio

3D Puzzling

Fri Nov. 27, All Day
Teen Zone

Calling to all future architects, spatial masterminds, creative souls, and building geniuses! Help us complete our brand new 975 piece 3D puzzle of the Empire State building. If that monument isn’t enough of a challenge for you, we also have a 409 piece tower of Isengard!

Do you think we can finish them by the end of the day? Stop by the Teen Zone anytime during the day to help us reach our goal.

MAKE: Fall Leaf Lantern

Wed Nov 25, 2:30-3:30pm
Readers’ Theater

If you’re feeling festive, come and craft with us! And if you’re not in the Thanksgiving mood quite yet, this craft is sure to put you in the spirit. You’ll be feeling like this in no time!

For this craft, we will be making beautiful paper lanterns with fall leaves and wax paper. These lanterns are simple and make perfect decorations for the fall season. Take it home to decorate your Thanksgiving table!

All-ages International Games Day

It’s your move, Saturday, November 21.

From 9am – 6pm in the Auditorium, we’ll have board, card, and dice games all day long. We might even play the International Game of Gossip. Game on!

Co-sponsored by Hometown Games and The Toy Store.

Write Club

If a story is in you, it has got to come out.
William Faulkner

Swing by Tuesday, November 17th, from 7-8:30 PM and get your write on. Remember: the first rule of Write Club is… to provide an encouraging, safe and supportive environment for writers to find their voice and express themselves.

More information here.

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Sat. Nov 21, 1-3pm

Think you’ve got what it takes? It’s time to put your skills to the test.

Come down to the Library and face off against your fellow gamers in the monthly Super Smash Bros tournament.

Teen Advisory Board

Sat Nov. 21, 4-5pm
Meeting Room B

If you think you know what the teens of Lawrence want, then this is the event for you. Make your voice heard! Join the Teen Advisory Board and help us make the teen zone and the library better.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly to make decisions about the Teen Zone, potential events, and more! Email Miram at or drop by the Teen Zone for more information.

If you want to join TAB, fill out this form and submit it to the Teen Zone staff.