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New Book Art!

We’ve received yet another fantastic alternative book cover as part of this summer’s Summer Reading Program! This cover is for “Changes for Addy,” part of the American Girl series and was written by Connie Rose Porter. Great job on the new cover design, Thayu!

Why not stretch your artistic skills and design your own new cover?


Paint the Dewey Decimator!

Friday July 25th at 10:00 come to the library and help us paint the Dewey Decimator!

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Alternative Book Covers

Check out these great alternative book covers created by two of our Summer Reading Program participants.

On the left is a cover byRaeley for “Will Work for Prom Dress” by Aimee Ferris, and on the right by Jaylynn is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling.

Once you’ve handed in your reading log you too can hand in an alternative book cover for an extra chance to win our grand prize drawing!



Teen Zone Unveils New Nintendo Wii U!

With the move to the renovated library on the horizon, the Teen Zone added a Nintendo Wii U system to its gaming lineup available for free play.  The Wii U is the first of plans to expand Teen Zone gaming into the next generation of gaming systems.

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Teen Trivia

Friday June 27th at 2:00 join in Teen Trivia! Come by yourself or with a ready-made team and face off for the win.  Read More..

Celebrate the Solstice with Flower Crowns

Friday June 20th at 2:00 come and celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by making flower crowns that will last all year.

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Brain Hacking!

Next Tuesday, June 17th at 2:00 we’ll be hacking our brains at the Library!

The crew from Lawrence Creates will be in the Teen Zone to give us the low down on what’s going on upstairs. We’ll be charting brains, playing brain games, and even looking at some REAL brains.

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Chess in the Park

Tuesday, June 24th 2:00pm join us for a giant game of human chess in Watson Park! Two Lawrence chess champions will face off for the win. Come choose a side and help our combatants by standing in for pieces as they move around the board. 

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Pinhole Cameras at the Library

Friday June 13th at 2:00 come make your own pinhole camera at the library. Unlike the digital cameras that are so often used today, pinhole cameras don’t even use a lens and can be made out of just about anything from pumpkins to cans of spam. So sign up, try your hand, and see what you can make out of a cereal box, aluminum foil and tape.

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Haunted Lawrence and Things That Go Bump In The Night

Tuesday June 10th at 6:30pm join us for a Haunted Tour of Lawrence!

Ghost stories are just as much fun in summer as in winter, and  Tuesday June 10th we’ll have a chance to hear about Lawrence and Kansas ghosts from an expert! Ghost Tours of Kansas will be leading us from the library to two haunted locations downtown and then to the Carnegie Building where we will get all the creepy details including pictures of ghosts and EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recordings. Don’t forget to bring your signed permission slip that night!

To get in the mood for some great ghost hunting here are a few ghost stories available in the library. Read More..