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Staff Picks: “Where the Stars Still Shine” by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller is a story of loyalty and love, and readers looking for character-driven realistic fiction that gives equal focus to family and romance will enjoy it. Read More..

Teen Zone wins National Wifi Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament!

The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone won the Super Smash Bros Brawl National wifi tournament as part of the American Library Associations International Game Day.  Over two dozen teens came to the library on November 16 for a chance to represent the Teen Zone against over 30 libraries across the country.

The teams of Josh/Tony and Ryan/George finished with a record of nine wins and one loss in qualifiers.  Ryan and George put together a commanding run to win the top 16 bracket.

The Teen Zone runs monthly Super Smash Bros Brawl tournaments.  The tournaments occur every 4th Saturday of the month!


Artistic Inspiration

Looking for some new inspiration for your art? A new craft to try out? Maybe some ideas for holiday presents? Check out some of the new craft and art books we have in the Teen Zone.  Read More..

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Karaoke Cafe

Come celebrate with us karaoke style! We’ll be serving up more drinks and snacks than usual to prep you for karaoke madness. Singing is not required to take part in the cafe, but highly recommended.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library Event Space

Open to teens in 6th-12th grades. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833.

Time Lord Cafe

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who at this week’s cafe. Stop by for Whovian themed snacks and drinks as well as crafts and games.

When: Friday, November 22
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Library events space

We’ll have some giveaways, too!  Bow-ties & scarves are highly encouraged.

Touchscreen Gloves

It’s getting colder out and harder to navigate your tech devices with normal gloves. Join us for a small workshop to make your very own touchscreen gloves. No sewing skills required. Please bring your own pair of knit gloves.

Date: Wednesday, November 27th
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Veterans in YA Booklist

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’re sharing a collection of young adult fiction that deals with the experience of veterans and their loved ones. These novels explore grief, war, family, forgiveness, post-traumatic stress, and are all set in the aftermath of either the current war in Afghanistan or the 2003-2011 War in Iraq.


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National Super Smash Bros Brawl Tourney

We’re kicking it up a notch and joining a nation-wide smash tourney! As part of International Games Day on November 16, the Teen Zone will be entering a national Wifi Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament against other libraries around the country.  The rules for the tournament call for 2vs2 play, so players will be paired into teams representing the Lawrence Public Library and the Teen Zone.  Teen Zone Staff member Philip currently plans to live-stream the event, so if you’re interested in participating, please contact the Teen Zone Desk and ask for a photo consent form and for more information!

When: Saturday, Nov 16, 12:00-3:00 pm
Where: Library Events Space


SWAT Book Club: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King


This month our teen book club, SWAT, will be discussion Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Pick up a book from the Teen Zone desk if you want to join, or just come the day of to find out what book club is all about. It’s definitely fun!

SWAT Book Club
Saturday, November 16
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm*

For more info, please email or call 785-843-3833

*We’re holding book club at a special time this month. We typically meet at 11:00 am.*

Like, Try, Why #12: Action-Packed Sci-fi and Fantasy

Do you love action scenes and crazy new worlds, but aren’t sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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