America has a long tradition of political activism and protest, but it’s not always clear whether these methods of dissent can create real and lasting change.
In the wake of recent national and campus-wide protests, on Wednesday, Mar 1 at 7 PM in our Auditorium we’ll discuss protest’s place in our democracy with an interdisciplinary panel of KU faculty. Presented in partnership with the KU Honors Program.
This event is free and open to the public and is offered in connection with Lawrence Public Library’s NEA Big Read/Real Across Lawrence community novel, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies.
On Friday, September 9 at 11:25 AM, we have a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-minute date with astronaut Takuya Onishi onthe 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.
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 Auditorium, Kevin 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
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.
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!
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..