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Teen Zone

Teen Summer Reading T-Shirt Contest

Calling all 6-12th grade artists!

 

We want YOU to design our teen summer reading t-shirt.

Every year we have a contest to design a t-shirt based on our summer reading theme. The shirt is given as one of the many teen prizes for summer reading finishers over the summer. That means that if your design is selected, more than 800 teens could be wearing your design in just a few months time!

To enter, download the entry form below and submit it along with your design to the Teen Zone by Friday, April 6, 2018.  You can also pick up a paper copy of the entry form in the Teen Zone.

 2018 T-shirt Design Contest Entry Form

The winning design will be selected at the end of April by the Teen Advisory Board (made up of 6-12th graders) and library staff.

The winner will receive a $25 gift card from Downtown Lawrence Inc., a one-of-a-kind hoodie or bag with their design, and t-shirts for their immediate family members.

 

Check out the entry form for all the requirements, but here is a little more information to get you started:

This year’s theme is “Unplugged”. You can interpret this however you wish. Your imagination is the limit. You also need to include the words “Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone” somewhere on your design.

Your design can only be one color – meaning one color of ink on white paper. You can draw your design by hand, use a computer, or use any other technique.

Here are the winning designs from the past few summers. Your design does not need to look anything like these, but hopefully this will get your imagination going!

 

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Past winning tshirt designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Don’t forget to drop off your entry in the Teen Zone by Friday, April 6.

Let’s Get Growing!

After many hours of volunteer help and generous seed donations from our partners, the LPL Seed Library is back and ready for business starting Monday, Feb 20 in the Library Atrium.

Come browse vegetable, herb, and flower seeds and connect with gardening resources and a variety of free programs and events on topics related to green spaces and green living.

Download our brochure to help get you started, and give Melissa a holler if you have any questions!

 

Teen Zone Expanded

Looking for something to do when school lets out early? Come hang out at the library!

On Wednesdays from 2-5 PM, we’ll take over the Auditorium or Readers’ Theater (depending on the week) for gaming, movies, crafts, and more.

Look for something different each week.

We Have A Date!

WATCH LIVE: http://youtu.be/n69xvaEJY5Q

On Friday, September 9 at 11:25 AM, we have a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-minute date with astronaut Takuya Onishi on the International Space Station!

Doors to the auditorium will open at 10:30 AM.

Anyone can attend, but we’re handing the radio over to teens to ask some all-important (and fun) questions. While awaiting contact you can check out local organizations sharing their space and science knowledge AND we’ll be launching paper rockets on the lawn. Watch our Facebook event page for up to date information and fun facts about the ISS.


ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio. Made possible with help from the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club and Lawrence Creates Makerspace.

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COWABUNGA, Dude! TMNT’s Creator Coming to LPL

Lawrence’s Boom Comics is celebrating their one-year anniversary and, together with LPL, we’re bringing some serious Turtle Power to Lawrence.

Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM in the Library AuditoriumKevin Eastman—the legendary creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—will offer a free, kids-only workshop.

Eastman will talk about how to create your own comic and find inspiration. He’ll share tips about character creation and discovering your own style of drawing. Kids are welcome to come in costume and bring their own drawing pads.

Afterwards, Eastman will head to Boom Comics. At 2:30 PM he’ll start signing autographs and memorabilia. Tickets for this event at Boom Comics are $30 and include three signatures per person. Tickets are limited and will go on sale August 15th at Boom Comics.


FREE—Kevin Eastman Workshop for Kids
SAT | Aug 27 | 10 AM | LPL Auditorium

$30 Tickets—Kevin Eastman at Boom Comics
SAT | Aug 27 | 2:30 PM | Boom Comics
2429 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
785-856-2709

Celebration + Thanks Parade!

TUE | Apr 12 | 5 PM | Library Lawn

National Library Week is April 10-16 and we’re rallying library supporters for a walk to City Hall to say “thank you” for our wonderful library!

As if it couldn’t get any better, Michael and Morris the Monkey from our ridiculously popular Toddler Storytime will play music for our stroll! So, wear your library t-shirt, make a sign telling the City why you love your library, and we’ll provide the flags (red with white dots, of course!) Once we arrive at City Hall, there will be a brief, 5-minute presentation of the library’s annual report and a proclamation from our Mayor.

Help rally support with our Facebook event!

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Join us and bring friends!

5:00 PM — Assemble on the Library Lawn
5:15 PM — Parade walk begins with Michael & Morris
5:35 PM — Arrive at City Hall (Cheers! ♥)
5:45 PM — Proclamation kick-off with Mayor Mike Amyx
5:50 PM — CHEERING! MUSIC!

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Diverse Dialogues On Race & Culture: The Life of Jimi Hendrix

THU | Mar 10 | 7 PM | Auditorium

“Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar.

His innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form.”

Join us for a look into Hendrix’s short, yet influential career. Offered in partnership with KU’s Langston Hughes Center.

SOURCE: pbs.org

Teen Lock-In Feb 26th: Spaces Still Available!

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.

We still have space for more people to come to the lock-in!! If you haven’t gotten your permission slip in yet please fill one out and get it back to us by the end of the day Wednesday 2/24. Read More..

Friends of the Library Pop-Up Sale: Gardening

Get ready to garden and grab some great reads, and check out this year’s LPL Seed Library. Browse books in the Library Entry and seeds over in the Atrium—Get inspired to grow! Made possible by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library — Become a Member today!

THU | Feb 18 | 5–8 PM
SAT | Feb 20 | 10 AM–4 PM

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 hoopladigital.com
  • 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