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Altoid Survival Kits July 15

Get ready for whatever life throws at you! Come to this session and the Boy Scouts will help us make our own survival kit small enough to fit into an Altoid tin.

Call the library to sign up or stop by the teen zone desk. We want to make sure we have enough materials for everyone!

Full event info here

Dagorhir! on July 11

The Lawrence Public Library and the Realm of Emberfeld are having a Dagorhir demonstration on July 11 from 2:30 – 3:30 on the Library Plaza (between the library and the parking garage.)

Dagorhir is a sword fighting sport that uses foam weapons and equipment to simulate medieval-style battles.

The equipment we use is designed to be as safe as possible and we take the safety of the participants very seriously. Since the fighters at this event will be younger than normal, this will be even more the case, but as this is a full contact sport, we do require a waiver signed by a parent/guardian for participation. When filling it out, the Character Name, Realm,and Unit lines may be ignored and be sure to fill out both the front and the back.

Fight on,

Chris Mayo

Administrator, Realm of Emberfeld

Download the Dagohir Waiver here or you can pick one up at the Teen Zone.

Full Event Info Here

Teens’ Top 10 Book Club July 9

We are one of only 15 teen book clubs in the country who get to nominate titles for Teens’ Top Ten, YALSA’s teen choice book award! Instead of everyone reading the same book, you’ll be able to choose from advanced reader copies and brand new releases from over 30 publishers. Come grab a book and find out how it works!

Plus, find out how to use your book club reviews to earn extra grand prize entries!

Full Event Info Here

Costume Making: Masks

Come make the first, and most important part of your costume – the mask! We’ll be making comfy cloth masks in whatever style you like best. Then join us later in June and July to make other parts of your ultimate hero or villain costume.

Come to all of our costume programs!

T-Shirts: Wed., June 17, 2:30pm

Hairbands or Lightning Shoes: Wed., July 1, 2:30pm

COSTUME CONTEST!  Wed., July 22, 2:30pm


Teen Zone Mask

Mini Movie Marathon


We’ll be watching Big Hero 6 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


We’ll have snacks and drinks available to enjoy while we watch the two films. Be sure to have dinner first, and feel free to bring extra snacks if you want them. We’ll start our screening at 6:00pm with Big Hero 6, and then move right in to Captain America.

Our screening will end right at 10:00pm so be sure to arrange a ride before we get started!

See you there,


Teen Zone Construction: READ

June 3rd at 2:30pm our friends at Home Depot will be helping us build a light up READ sign to decorate the Teen Zone. Come try your hand with paint or a hammer and make the Teen Zone your own.Teen Zone Construction

We have a winner!!

Congratulations to Elisa Trujillo on her winning teen summer reading t-shirt design!

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Bus Pass Giveaway!

For all of you folks out there who are looking for a way to get around this summer I have two bits of great news.

FIRST: On May 22nd, the first day off of school, we’re going to be giving away 100 Free Bus Passes!

Yes! The first 100 Teens through the door that Friday will receive a free bus pass good for June, July AND August. So come on down to the library, try your luck for a bus pass, and pick up a reading log while you’re at it.

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Congratulations TEDx Participants!

This morning we had an AMAZING TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary event. The program featured 11 performers and two pre-recorded TED talks.

If you missed your chance to see it don’t despair! Follow us on facebook or just keep checking back here for news about when the talks are posted online and how you can participate in future TEDx events at the library. Read More..

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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