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Teen Zone

PSAT Strategies and Results Session

Come to the library auditorium this Wednesday at 7pm to get the results from your 9/20 PSAT practice test -OR- just come to get some great test taking tips and strategies.

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Reality U

Reality U is coming to the Lawrence Public Library! Sign up now and fill out a questionnaire to help us tailor the program to you. Then, come to the library on September 24th for Reality U!

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Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

Join in a game of Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em this Thursday September 11th, 4:00pm in the Reader’s Theater (just off the Teen Zone)

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Have you tried the new catalog?

If you’ve visited one of the catalog stations in the new library, you may have noticed that the catalog looks a bit different. This is because we’re transitioning to a new catalog which you can see at!

Some of our favorite features of the new catalog include:

If you have questions about setting up your account or searching in the new catalog, don’t hesitate to ask the Teen Zone Staff.

September is Teen Health Month

September is Teen Health Month at the Lawrence Public Library.

We want teens to start the school year off right by eating nutritious foods, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. The benefits: more energy, better grades, healthy growth and reduced risk of diseases like cancer and diabetes.

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Sunday Funday: Location & Time Changes

Great news! We’ve found a better location for our Sunday Funday movies! Starting in September we’ll be showing our films in the Reader’s Theater. With the new space also comes a new time (1:00-3:00) so be sure to come early!

Check out our online calendar for details or just keep reading to find out more.

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Teen Yoga resumes Oct. 1

Join Sarah for yoga in the Auditorium every Wednesday from 4:00-4:45 pm. Wear comfy clothes and bring a mat, if you have one.
Yoga can help with a myriad of  issues; confidence, flexibility, stress, depression, or even just be a fun thing to do with friends. And don’t worry, ”If you can breathe, you can do yoga” Krishnamacharya (the father of modern yoga).


Please bring a signed permission slip with you for our records.

Teen Yoga Permission

We will also have printed permission slips on hand at the Teen Zone desk.



Teen Picks: The Hunger Game Trilogy

Material Type: Book or Audiobook
Title: hunger game triogy
Author: suzanne collins

What is it about or what kind of music is it? it is about katniss everdeen and her time in the hunger games and the rebellion

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: i pick it because it is a great book and would apeal to a very wide audience

Star Rating: 5 Stars: It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: teens

Name: frankie

Grade and School: 7th southwest

Teen Picks: “Ingrid Michaelson”

Material Type: Music
Title: Ingrid Michaelson

What is it about or what kind of music is it? Pop music but with a lot of acoustic guitars. Ingrid has a beautiful voice that doesn’t need auto tune because it is already perfect!! She just came out with her 5th album and the hit Girls Chase Boys Chase Girls. She reminds me a bit of Sara Bareilles’ style.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: I love it!!! She in my favorite musician ever!!! Each of her 5 albums are amazing. The songs are super catchy; consider yourself warned. I picked it up because my cousin was telling me how great she was and suggested that I listen to her. I am so glad that I did!

Star Rating: 5 Stars: It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for:

Name: Adelaine

Grade and School: 9th grader at Lawrence High School

Free Practice Tests from Kaplan

Did you know that you can take practice PSAT, ACT and SAT tests at the library? Kaplan is running three different tests for teens this Fall and also providing free follow-up sessions where you can learn test taking tips and strategies and also get help with real test questions.

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