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Brain Hacking!

Next Tuesday, June 17th at 2:00 we’ll be hacking our brains at the Library!

The crew from Lawrence Creates will be in the Teen Zone to give us the low down on what’s going on upstairs. We’ll be charting brains, playing brain games, and even looking at some REAL brains.

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Chess in the Park

Tuesday, June 24th 2:00pm join us for a giant game of human chess in Watson Park! Two Lawrence chess champions will face off for the win. Come choose a side and help our combatants by standing in for pieces as they move around the board. 

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Pinhole Cameras at the Library

Friday June 13th at 2:00 come make your own pinhole camera at the library. Unlike the digital cameras that are so often used today, pinhole cameras don’t even use a lens and can be made out of just about anything from pumpkins to cans of spam. So sign up, try your hand, and see what you can make out of a cereal box, aluminum foil and tape.

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Haunted Lawrence and Things That Go Bump In The Night

Tuesday June 10th at 6:30pm join us for a Haunted Tour of Lawrence!

Ghost stories are just as much fun in summer as in winter, and  Tuesday June 10th we’ll have a chance to hear about Lawrence and Kansas ghosts from an expert! Ghost Tours of Kansas will be leading us from the library to two haunted locations downtown and then to the Carnegie Building where we will get all the creepy details including pictures of ghosts and EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recordings. Don’t forget to bring your signed permission slip that night!

To get in the mood for some great ghost hunting here are a few ghost stories available in the library. Read More..

Wiki Warriors

Thursdays in June at 2:00 join us for Wiki Warriors and learn to become a Wiki editor!

From Wikipedia to WikiHow and even the HarryPotterWiki, wiki is everywhere!  A community that covers the globe, wiki editors create the tools you use every day to find and organize information. Join Mike Dupont at the library and learn to take charge of the information in your community. History is made by those who write it!

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8-Bit Cross Stitch

Join us this Friday June 6th at 2pm and at last you will achieve your dream of creating a rendition of your favorite super hero in needlepoint! What’s that you say? It hadn’t ever occurred to you to create a cross stitch of your number one companion from Dr. Who? Well it’s time to broaden your horizons! Read More..

Wiki, Wiki, Everywhere

It seems like Wikipedia has been around forever (13 years) but in the grand scheme of things we really haven’t had it that long. Wikipedia may be the biggest, most popular wiki out there but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one!

In my travels I’ve run into a lot of different wikis. Here are just a few that have caught my eye.

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Teen T-Shirt Design Winner!

Congratulations to Ethan Anderson on his winning T-Shirt Design!

Thanks to each and every one of you who entered a design into our Teen Summer Reading Program T-Shirt design contest. We had a really great group of entries and I hope you will all enter designs again next year!

The T-Shirts are being printed now and will be ready right on time for the start of summer reading.  Be sure to take part so that you can win one of these great T-shirts!

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 23rd, the first day of the Summer Reading Program, 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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MAY YA New Releases

Summer reading is right around the corner! Get a jump on it by checking out some of the new books hitting Teen Zone shelves in May.  Read More..