Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board!
Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Why not become a VolunTeen?
VolunTeens play an important role in our library by helping us to achieve our goal of providing the best service to library patrons possible.
They help with everything from running children’s programs (prepare materials and set up for program, assist small groups during the program, and clean up afterwards) to shelving returned books. Each VolunTeen chooses the area that they think sounds most interesting and we do our best to match them with that opportunity. There’s something for everyone no matter if you’re looking for some quiet alone time, or you want to be in the middle of a rambunctious crowd.
Sound good? Fill out this Volunteen Summer Application form and return it and a letter of recommendation from an adult who knows you to the Teen Zone by Tuesday May 10th, 2016.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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.
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!
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.
We’re going on a 10-minute date with the International Space Station* and we’re inviting Lawrence teens for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to speak with astronauts—live—sometime between July and December this year with the help of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club and Lawrence Creates Makerspace.
Anyone can attend, but we’re handing the radio over to teens, so start thinking about what you might want to talk about in this rare, live chat.
*we have been conditionally approved and only have a few more steps before our date will be set!
More news as we know more.
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.
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..
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
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
- 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
Award-winning 20/20 and ABC News reporter and author Lynn Sherr will talk about her definitive biography, Sally Ride: America’s First 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.
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:
Woman with her attendant (and laptop!)
Greece (100 B.C.)