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Teen Zone

See/Saw for Teens: Screenwriting

1:00-3:00pm join us in Meeting Room A for a screenwriting workshop!

Filmmakers Christie Scanlin Dobson and Misti Boland Osbern, founding members of Women of Lawrence Film, work with youth on screenwriting techniques, using drama games, brainstorming  activities and writing exercises. Pens and paper a must! Come have fun learning how to get what you SEE and SAW on SCREEN!


For more information about this and other events in the See/Saw Film Festival check out their website at

See/Saw for Teens: Darius Goes West Screening

Attend the just-for-teens screening of Darius Goes West at 5:30pm in Meeting Room A.

“Darius leaves home for the first time in his life to try to get his wheelchair customized on MTV’s Pimp My Ride, and to raise awareness for his disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”

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Poetry Lay-Back

Preserve your amazing poetry for posterity! Thursday April 23rd, 3:00-4:30 we’ll be taking over the Sound + Vision Studio and recording 6-12th graders performing their own poetry. The poems will then be made available to all through the library’s website!

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Solar Panels and S’Mores

Wednesday April 22, 3:00-4:00 join us in the Readers’ Theater (just off the teen zone) for solar oven construction and some tasty treats.

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Intro to Yoga

Saturday, April 18th from 3:30-5:00 in the Auditorium

Come learn about yoga and the diverse ways it can help you. Ask questions and learn poses for specific problems. Then put it all together into a yoga class just for you!

Movies After Hours

Friday April 10th 7:00-8:45pm – Once again we’ll be keeping the library open late for a teens-only movie screening.

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Attention Future VolunTeens!

Do you like the library? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for this summer? Are you 13-18 years old? Then we have the job for you!

We’ll be holding three informational sessions in April for anyone 13-18 year olds interested in volunteering with us over the summer.

  • Wednesday April 15, 7:00pm
  • Saturday April 18, 5:00pm
  • Sunday April 19, 4:00pm

Drop in to any one of these sessions to find out about all the different opportunities, how VolunTeens work, and to pick up an application form.

Hope to see you there!


Poetry Journal Fight!

Thursday April 9th at 3:30 come to the Poetry Journal Fight in the Readers’ Theater! Join local poets in a bunch of games to get your creative juices flowing.

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Come to TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary!

6-12th graders are invited to TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary on Saturday May 2nd, 9:00-12:00pm. We’re only allowed to have 100 people attend so we’re asking everyone who wants to come to fill out this short application.

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Movies After Hours

We’re keeping the library open late for a teens only movie screening! 7pm on Friday March 20th we’ll be watching Guardians of the Galaxy in the Auditorium. Come hang out with your friends, eat some popcorn, and enjoy the movie!