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Teen Zone

Poetry Journal Fight!

Thursday April 9th at 3:30 come to the Poetry Journal Fight in the Readers’ Theater! Join local poets in a bunch of games to get your creative juices flowing.

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Come to TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary!

6-12th graders are invited to TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary on Saturday May 2nd, 9:00-12:00pm. We’re only allowed to have 100 people attend so we’re asking everyone who wants to come to fill out this short application.

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Movies After Hours

We’re keeping the library open late for a teens only movie screening! 7pm on Friday March 20th we’ll be watching Guardians of the Galaxy in the Auditorium. Come hang out with your friends, eat some popcorn, and enjoy the movie!

Sign up for Fear Factor Foods!

Thursday March 19th at 3:00 you’ll get your chance to try creepy foods from around the world. Call the library at 785-843-3833 to sign up so that we can be sure there are enough tasty crickets (and more) to go around.

We’ll be feasting in the Readers’ Theater. You can get there through the Teen Zone or the Children’s Area. If you can’t find it just ask and we’ll point you the right way.

Computer Crashing

At 2:30 on Friday March 13th we’ll be pulling apart computers to see what makes them tick! Come to the Readers’ Theater just off the Teen Zone and we’ll set you up with computer parts and tools enough for everyone.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Tuesday at 3:00 (once the parade is finished) swing by the Teen Zone. We’ll be making pearler bead projects like shamrocks, rainbows, and all kids of other things. Plus we’ll be enjoying some tasty green smoothies.

Be sure to wear your green!

We’ll be meeting in the Readers’ Theater (you can find this through the Teen Zone OR through the Children’s Area. Just ask if you have trouble finding it!)

FREE Practice ACT Test

Register now! Once again you have the opportunity to take a free ACT practice tests at the library!  Kaplan is running a practice tests for teens and also providing a free follow-up session where you can learn test taking tips and strategies and get help with real test questions. Read More..

Chocolate Fest!!!

This Saturday from 4:00-5:30 pop in to the library Auditorium for Chocolate Fest!! This year is “Chocolate Fest for the Birds” in honor of Where Things Come Back and the Lazarus Woodpecker. We’ll be making chocolate bird nests and eggs.

This is one teen library event you do not want to miss!

All 6-12th graders are welcome to participate.


chocolate bird nest

Kansas Day Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 29 from 3:30-4:30pm

Eat buffalo chips in the Teen Zone then pop into the Reader’s Theater to take a photo of yourself in the famous John Brown Kansas painting. Send it out to your friends in honor of Kansas Day!


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..