Posted On: May 26, 2017 In: Featured, Teens Featured
Follow Katie Couric through the journey that is our blossoming definition of gender and identity.
Join us Thursday, June 8 from 7-9 PM in the Auditorium for a screening of National Geographic’s Gender Revolution followed by a Q&A and discussion.
Lawrence Public Library is a safe environment to learn more, ask questions, and expand your knowledge base about the complexities of gender identity. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Presenters
An Sasala (they/them) is a Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies graduate student at KU. An studies transgender/non-binary identities and issues in relation to race, gender, sexuality, class, and robots and volunteers with the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project.
Megan Williams (she/her) is the KU Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity’s program coordinator. Meg earned her PhD in American Studies from KU. To her position at the Emily Taylor Center, Meg brings over a decade of experience teaching women, gender, and sexuality studies to undergraduates at KU and Johnson County Community College in Kansas and at Skidmore College and The College of Saint Rose in Upstate NY.
Posted On: May 23, 2017 In: Featured, Kids Featured, Kids Room, Summer Reading, Teens Featured
Join us on the Library Lawn, Saturday, June 3rd from 10 AM- 12 PM and Build a Better World with us this summer! Start your summer reading off with a fun morning of building with Home Depot! FREE! ALL AGES!
Posted On: May 23, 2017 In: Kids Featured, Kids Room, Summer Reading, Teens Featured
Through the Lawrence Summer Food Program, kids ages 1-18 can enjoy a FREE lunch on the Library Lawn. Adults won’t be left out! They can also eat a healthy meal for $3.45. No tickets or sign ups required. Just show up at noon Monday- Friday.
This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, City of Lawrence Parks & Recreation, K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, Lawrence Public Schools Food Service Program, Just Food, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence DG CO Health Dept., Lawrence Housing Authority, and LiveWell Lawrence
Posted On: Mar 15, 2017 In: Teens Featured, What's Happening
You now have access to one of the largest and most unique film collections in the world.
With over 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers, Kanopy includes The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
You’ll find an amazing array of foreign language films and films on race and LGBT issues as well. Even better (and a game changer for educators): Kanopy videos include public performance rights*!
Kanopy’s motto is “thoughtful entertainment” and aims to provide you with access to films of unique social and cultural (not just entertainment) value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere. Kanopy’s films are also compatible for the hearing (with captions and transcripts) and visually impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).
Kanopy service is free with a library card.
Start watching now—right here at kanopy.lplks.org.
*Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: Teens Featured
Get ready for the first Friends sale of the year. All books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be $2 and under!
Find us in the Friends’ Garage on the west side of the library on Kentucky Street.
Members’ Only Night is THU, Mar 30 from 5-7 PM. Membership gets you first crack at the goods! You can join now or at the door.
FRI | Mar 31 | 10AM–6 PM
SAT | Apr 1 | 10AM–6 PM
SUN | Apr 2 | 12-4 PM
For more information visit lplfriends.org or call Angela at 785-843-3833 x 149
Posted On: Mar 4, 2017 In: Teens Featured
Want even MORE basketball in your life? Let’s play some of the best b-ball games on the NES, SNES, and N64.
Meet up in the Auditorium, Wednesday, Mar 15 from 7-8:30 PM. All ages! Under 12? Bring your favorite adult. Ian’s got info: email@example.com
Posted On: Feb 17, 2017 In: Teen Zone, Teens Featured
Calling all 6-12th grade artists!
We want YOU to design our teen Summer Reading T-Shirt.
Posted On: Feb 12, 2017 In: Teens Featured
You no longer have to make two trips to two different areas for related reading. All adult Biographies, including Large Print, Audiobook, and Graphic Novels are now integrated into the non-fiction collections.
Look for the “Biography” sticker on the book spine when browsing books and you’ll find them cozied up with their counterparts.
You can still browse biographies together in the catalog, too. Here’s how:
1. Click on advanced search
2. Select Genre from drop down menu and type in biography
3. Under Format, select Large Print, Audiobook, Book, Graphic Novel (or whichever applies to your preferred format)
4. Hit Search to browse Biographies
Posted On: Feb 6, 2017 In: Teens Featured
Connections is one of the best ways to keep up on library news, events, what’s happening each week, and see what’s coming down the pike.
You’ll also get expertly-written staff reviews on the latest books, movies, and music as well as event photos, links to resources and services, and as many cat/dog/bookish GIFs that the average person can tolerate. Most importantly, we’ll never spam you—pinky swear.
Check out these past issues to see if Connections is for you. Sold? Sign up here and join our library family of over 4,250 subscribers. Welcome aboard!
Posted On: Jan 11, 2017 In: Teens Featured
10 free articles a month go pretty fast and the basic $195 annual subscription might feel impossibly out of reach. That’s why we’re excited to provide you digital access to the New York Times — in house and off site. Get breaking news, reviews, multimedia, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and more — here or wherever you find yourself in the world.
Access in the library (unlimited access to articles)
- Connect to the Library’s WiFi or use a library computer
- First-time users will need to register here (provide an email, create a password)
- Returning users can log in at nytimes.com
Access off site (72 hours of unlimited access)
- Log in (or register if it’s your first time) on your device or computer
- Open the following URL in a new tab, then enter your library card number and 8-digit PIN for access.
Here’s a visual!