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Teen Zone

Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

Saturday February 7th from 3:00-5:00 join in the Where Things Come Back scavenger hunt. Read More..

Read Across Lawrence Teens’ Lazarus Burger Kickoff!

Sunday February 1st from 2:00-4:00pm kickoff the start of Teen Read Across Lawrence Book and our book, Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley!  Read More..

Watch Jayhawkers with director Kevin Willmott

Saturday at 2pm join us for a screening of Jayhawkers followed by a Q&A session with director Kevin Willmott.

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New TTT Book Club Books: January 2015

As a nominating group for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Awards, the LPL Teen Book Club regularly receives new advanced reading copies of forthcoming young adult titles. Find out more about how to be a part of our book club. Read More..

MLK Day Essay Project

The Lawrence Public Library in conjunction with the United Way of Douglas County will be hosting a Martin Luther King event on January 19th, from 3-5pm. As we celebrate the progress that has occurred we feel it is essential not to forget there is still work to be done.

As part of this event we would like to share essays with examples of discrimination happening in our community. If you have a story you would like to share of a time you were discriminated against or looked down upon because of your race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, religion, or something else please write a short 1-2 paragraph essay. The essay should include a brief description of what happened, where, and how it made you feel.

Please submit your essay by January 15th to If you have questions or would like more information feel free to email us.

It is so easy on a day like Martin Luther King Day, when we look back on how minorities were treated in this country and celebrate how far we have come, to forget that equality is not everyone’s reality in America or even here in our own community. The Martin Luther King Day Essay project seeks to raise awareness around the issues of discrimination and prejudice that still exist in our community.


- blog post by Alisha Fisher, United Way Americorps member at Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Diode Greeting Cards

Friday December 12th come to the Reader’s Theater (just off the Teen Zone) and design a greeting card that lights up. Come up with your design for a great greeting card, then add a fun light element with a diode, a battery, and copper tape.

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Teen Yoga

Join Sarah for yoga in the Auditorium  this 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.

Permission Slip

SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test

This Saturday 11/1 from 9:30-1:30pm we’ll be hosting a free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test with Kaplan. Register now to let us know you’re coming.

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Day of the Dead Shrines

Honor your loved ones with mini Dios de los Muertos Ofrendas (shrines) made from Altoid tins.  We’ll be making them at 2:00 on Friday October 24th in the Teen Zone. Read More..

They’re Watching You!

Have you ever seen a photograph that seems to follow you with its eyes? Join us Thursday at 2:00 and we’ll show you how to make your own creepy Halloween decorations out of old-fashioned photographs.

If you’re not one of the lucky ones off school tomorrow, stop by the Teen Zone to pick up what you need to make your own project at home.

Please be aware that we’ll be using x-acto knives for this project!

This program will take place in the Reader’s Theater just off the TeenZone.