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Introducing Hoopla

LPL is getting Hoopla! With Hoopla you can instantly:

  • borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comic books
  • get 24/7 access
  • borrow for free with your library card

It couldn’t be easier to use.

  • No holds, no waiting in line — just click “borrow”
  • No fines — after the checkout period is over, items are automatically checked in
  • 5 checkouts a month per Lawrence Public Library cardholder
  • Stream your digital pick on your computer or laptop, using an internet connection
  • Stream or download it to your digital device — supported devices are listed here

Get started today!

  • Go to
  • Click on ‘Sign up now’
  • Pick “Lawrence Public Library”
  • Set up your account with your email address, a password, your library card number and library account PIN

That’s it!

  • Click here for more info about Hoopla
  • Questions about your Hoopla account? Email Kelly Fann, Collection Development Coordinator or Tricia Karlin, Collection Services Manager
  • Questions about your library account or PIN: Email Accounts  or call 843-3833 x 100



Lynn Sherr Presents “Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space”

Award-winning 20/20 and ABC News reporter and author Lynn Sherr will talk about her definitive biography, “Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space”.

Sally Ride, a member of the first astronaut class to include women, broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women.


Sign Up for A Sit-down

Drop-ins and focused tech programs are great, but sometimes you need a bit more facetime with our staff to get the help you need.

Now, by appointment, you can visit with us individually. Schedule an appointment here:

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Build a Crystal Radio

Ever wondered about the inner workings of a radio? Well, we’re giving you the opportunity to build one yourself! Next Saturday, you’ll be able to build a radio out of oat boxes and wires.

These radios, designed by Phil Anderson and Xtal Set Society, will be able to pick up local radio stations. And it doesn’t even need a battery–and we can make the whole thing from scratch.

Register at the library to reserve your spot!

Sat, Feb 13, 2-4pm


Teen Lock-In Happening Feb 26th

The grand finale of this year’s Read Across Lawrence for Teens will be a Lock-In starting at 7pm on Friday February 26th and ending at 7:00am the next morning. Anyone in 6-12th grade can participate.

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Korean Storytime (한국어 이야기)

WED | Feb 3 | 6 PM

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

Late Night Movie

It’s that time of month once again! Next Friday, we’ll be watching a late night movie here in the library. The rest of the place will close up, and then teens will stay late to watch a movie of their choice! Come with your friends, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show!

Fri, Feb 5th, 7-9pm

Library Auditorium

In honor of our sci-fi themed Read Across Lawrence book (These Broken Stars), this month we’ll be watching a sci-fi movie. The votes have been  counted and the winner is:et--the-extra-terrestrial-movie-poster-1982-1020141470

Harry Potter Book Night

THU | FEB 4 | 6:00- 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of spells at Hogwarts (the Castle Tea Room). Be sorted into your house, show off your knowledge of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and make crafts ranging from wands to magical creatures. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

RAL Adult Kickoff + Book Giveaway

Join us for the first in a fantastic lineup of programs surrounding the themes in The Martian — our 2016 Read Across Lawrence selection.

THU | Jan 28 | 7-8:30 PM | Auditorium

All ages welcome to hear science fiction authors and KU professors, James Gunn, Chris McKitterick, and experimental particle physicist Philip Baringer discuss the marriage of science and technology throughout the history of the science fiction genre.

How does technology inspire authors to create new realities, and how does science fiction inspire scientists to take their vision one step further? We’ll be distributing copies of Andy Weir’s The Martian, so be there, and by all means, be square.

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Get Help Getting Help Paying for College

SUN | Jan 31 | 2-3 PM | Meeting Room B

Adults and teens, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be intimidating.

Come to a presentation led by Leah Maness from KU’s Financial Aid & Scholarships office and take the guesswork out of the process.

Official FAFSA website