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Walking to Rivendell

From May 26 – August 19, make walking, running, or biking part of every day, keep a record of how far you travel, and then map your distance on the map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Sign up! 
Fill out the online form at bit.ly/LPLrivendell giving us some basic info about yourself.

2. Record your travels. 
Use the paper log available at the library starting May 20th or an app of your choice to track how far you travel each day. We also have a small number of pedometers that will be given out at the library Welcome Desk starting Monday May 23rd.

3. Let us know how you’re doing.
You can send us an update here. Plus, every two weeks we’ll send out an email with information about your fellow travelers, suggested walks, and a simple form to send us an update on how far you’ve traveled. We’ll post this information on a giant map of Middle-earth in the library so you can check in to see how you and your fellow travelers are doing!

4. Once you’ve reached your goal distance, come to the library and collect your prize!
We’ll have you fill out another short online form to let us know you’ve finished.

5. Keep walking!

For all of the details, please check the library’s Walking to Rivendell website.
You can also follow along at the Walking to Rivendell Facebook Event page  and find riddles to solve, parks and trails to visit, and geocaching event info–all of which will earn you extra miles!

We can’t wait to see how far your furry feet can take you, and we do so hope to see you on our unexpected journey!

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

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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

Hello, Space Station? Yeah, It’s Lawrence, KS…

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.

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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

 

 

Lynn Sherr Presents “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space”

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.

(Source: http://books.simonandschuster.com/)

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:

http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/one-on-one/