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Let’s Flock Together!

Beginning WED, Apr 5 at 7 PM, right in the thick of spring migration, we’ll spend the month learning some local birding basics from some of the best birders in the field!

Throughout this 4-part series, we’ll divide our time between the library and a living laboratory—the Baker Wetlands. For more info, email Jake: jvail@lplks.org


All ages welcome!
SCHEDULE:

Birding Basics: Part 1
WED | Apr 5 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
Birds up close, with Prairie Park Nature Center. Get a good look at some live birds!

Birding Basics: Part 2
WED | Apr 19 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
The Jayhawk Audubon Society will teach you how to be a better bird watcher.

Birding Basics: Part 3
SUN | Apr 23 | 7 AM | Baker Wetlands
Rise and shine! Go birding with Dr. Roger Boyd and the Jayhawk Audubon Society in one of the best locations around.

Birding Basics: Part 4
WED | Apr 26 | 7 PM | Library Auditorium
The History and Future of the Baker Wetlands, with Dr. Roger Boyd, Baker Wetlands Education Coordinator.

Your Ticket to the World’s Finest Cinema

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 cardStart watching now—right here.

 

*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).


2017 Kanopy poster RGB small for website

Spring Reads Are Blooming!

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.


Friends Booksale
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

 

Retro Gaming Club: B-Ball Edition

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: istepp@lplks.org

Teen Summer Reading T-Shirt Contest

Calling all 6-12th grade artists!

 

We want YOU to design our teen Summer Reading T-Shirt.

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Adult Biographies Have Moved

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

Biography search

 

Subscribe to Connections, LPL’s Weekly eNewsletter

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!

 

Get Unlimited Digital Access in English, 中文, and Español

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! New York Time how to graphic

Power Up with Retro Gaming Club

Gamers unite and get old-school with our new NES classics on Wednesday, Jan 11 from 7-8:30 PM in the Auditorium. All ages welcome! Under 12? No problem—just bring your favorite adult.

We’ll kick things off with bits of video-game history and trivia, then it’s game on with the big projector screen and several televisions stationed around the room.

Check out this great article about Retro Gaming Club in the Lawrence Journal World.

NoveList—Your Back-up Book Squad

So, you just finished the best book ever and now you have nothing to read. Give yourself time to grieve, then get busy.

LPL librarians love to help readers find new material, but what if we’re closed, you’re out of town, or you prefer going solo and charting your own course?

NoveList connects you with read-alikes (imagine your favorite book had offspring) using the simplest of searches. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, a bodice-ripping romance, or want to find the next book in a series, log in and watch your nightstand reading pile grow.

NoveList is accessible at all library computers. If you want to log on from your own computer, you’ll need your library card number. Hey! I need a library card!