Posted On: Jul 24, 2016 In: Featured, Kids Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured
To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Metroid’s original release, the we’re partnering with Game Nut to host a video game get-together celebrating the beloved series and its lasting influence.
On Saturday, July 30 from 1-3 PM in the Auditorium, come and play video games with us!
Posted On: Jul 23, 2016 In: Featured, Kids Featured, Seniors, Summer Reading, Teens Featured
Summer Readers! You’ve impressed us with hours of reading, exercising, and learning this summer, and we want to celebrate your success—so, let’s party!
We’re getting together Thursday, August 4 from 6-8 PM for all-ages festivities on the Library Lawn.
See who’s going!
With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this year, we’re featuring a spectacular Brazilian martials arts group, Axé Capoeira Kansas City, who promises to bring high energy and Brazilian culture, music, and dance! Come out for family fun, crafts, light snacks, and beverages.
LPL is so proud of every kid, teen, and adult who exercised their minds and finished Summer Reading. Great work, everyone!
Visit the Grupo Axé Capoeira website to learn more about this amazing art form.
Posted On: Jul 22, 2016 In: Featured, Kids Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured
Opera enthusiasts and curious admirers—join us on Final Friday, July 29 from 6-7 PM in the Auditorium as the Lawrence Opera Theater (LOT) makes their Shakespeare 400 7th Summer Festival debut!
Join us for free musical treats, complimentary light snacks, and beverages.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and LOT is celebrating the lasting legacy of the world’s greatest playwright. Five of LOT’s talented singers will present a varied program, featuring songs and arias from works based on the Bard’s words, characters, and plays.
It gets even better: We’ve created a corresponding reading and listening list inspired by Shakespeare’s works featured in the LOT’s Shakespeare 400 season!
See who’s going!
- Antonio Tony Cruz
- Alexandra Roth
- Jen Stephenson
- Jake Chris Walters
- Jennifer Wilson
- Hugo Vera
- Erica Fox Zabusky
- Pianist: Brian Woods
More information at Lawrence Opera Theater.
Posted On: Jul 21, 2016 In: Featured, Kids Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured
On Wednesday, July 27, the Watkins Museum of History opens their new exhibit about Douglas County Olympians with the only way to begin an Olympics…with a torch relay!
At 10 AM, participants will gather at the Lawrence Public Library before sending off the first runner. The relay will make its way down Massachusetts Street before its dramatic finish at the Watkins at 11th and Mass, where we will “light” the torch of the new exhibit!
From 10:15 AM–12 PM, join us at the museum for a party with Olympic-themed games, crafts, and refreshments celebrating the exhibit and the athletic achievements of our area’s residents.
If being a torch-bearer sounds like fun, Watkins is looking for volunteers ages 6-adult to be part of their relay.Kids ages 6-15 must sign up with a parent or guardian. Contact Abby Magariel at the Watkins Museum for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 841-4109.
Posted On: Jul 15, 2016 In: Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured, Uncategorized
We’re wrapping up Fitness Fridays with drumsticks and Marianne Hoffman from Lawrence Parks and Recreation.
Meet us Friday, July 22 at 7 AM on the Library Lawn for a fun, full-body cardio session that combines cardio moves with strength training and drumming!
Offered In partnership with Body Boutique and Lawrence Parks and Recreation. Attendees will need to sign a release waiver before participating. In the event of inclement weather, we will need to cancel.
Posted On: Jul 14, 2016 In: Kids Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
Total Boox (pronounced Total Books) is an ebook service now available to all Kansas residents—and it’s easy! Login with a Kansas Library eCard, which you can get at any public, academic, or school library in Kansas.
Come see us at the Accounts Desk to get yours.
All you need to know is right here.
Availability: All ebooks are always available for reading. No holds or wait lists. For use on your iPad/iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire (no computer use available).
Simplicity: An ebook is always just a tap away on your mobile device.
Unlimited: Downloaded ebooks never expire, check out as many as you want at a time.
Posted On: Jun 3, 2016 In: Kids Featured, Seniors, Summer Reading, Teens Featured
Every Friday this summer, we’re offering sampler classes from local Lawrence gyms and fitness centers.
Switch up your routine at the library, meet new friends, and perhaps connect with a new workout buddy! Click to see the full schedule.
Posted On: Jun 2, 2016 In: Kids Featured, Seniors, Summer Reading, Teens Featured
Mon-Fri | Jun 6-Aug 5 | 12-1 PM | Library Lawn
Through the Lawrence Summer Food Program, kids ages 1-18 can enjoy a FREE lunch, and adults can eat a healthy meal for $3.45. No lunch on July 4.
Sponsored by AmeriCorps/VISTA, Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, City of Lawrence Parks & Rec, K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, Lawrence Public Schools Food Service Program, Just Food, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence DG CO Health Deptartment, Lawrence Housing Authority, LiveWell Lawrence.
JULY Lunch Schedule (click image to enlarge)
Posted On: May 8, 2016 In: Seniors, Teens Featured
The good deals aren’t just edible! Every Tuesday in May from 4-6 PM, the Friends will be rolling out deals on books and other items, and setting up right on the lawn with all the other vendors.
Now you can shop for fresh produce and books together, and help support your library!
Posted On: May 3, 2016 In: Teen Zone, Teens Featured
Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board!