Posted On: Oct 14, 2016 In: Kids Featured, Teens Featured
Villagers have captured Frankenstein’s monster and torn him to pieces, spreading his parts all over downtown!
It’s your job to put him back together again before he appears in the Lawrence Art Center’s production of Frankenstein.
From October 14–29, grab a scavenger hunt map at the Library Welcome Desk and hit the streets in search of the monster’s “body parts.”
Prizes include a coupon for $5 off a ticket to see Frankenstein, swim pass (for 5-18 year olds), and a chance to win tickets to Science City or the Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station in KC!
Offered in partnership with the Lawrence Art Center
Posted On: Oct 7, 2016 In: Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
When author Nathan Hill was recently compared to John Irving, Irving compared him to Dickens. This guy and his debut novel are something else, and he’s coming to the Library Auditorium on Monday, Oct 24, from 7:30–9 PM!
Hill’s debut novel weaves a multi-generational tale involving political unrest, family betrayal, and redemption. Booklist hails The Nix as “engrossing, skewering, and preternaturally timely tale beside the novels of Tom Wolfe, John Irving, Donna Tartt, and Michael Chabon. . . . Hill takes aim at hypocrisy, greed, misogyny, addiction, and vengeance with edgy humor and deep empathy in a whiplashing mix of literary artistry and compulsive readability.”
The Raven will be selling books, so you can grab one for Nathan to sign.
To see who else is coming and what they’re saying about it, check out our Facebook event!
Posted On: Oct 3, 2016 In: Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured
If you want to make music but don’t have the resources, check out our Sound+Vision Studio Basics class. For those already familiar with studio basics, get to know our new synthesizer, or streamline your music-making process with StudioOne.
The amazing AUMI Jam is back, too!
We’re also helping teachers teach and reach students with our Computer Science Fundamentals class, (which comes with free pizza since you’re spending Saturday lunchtime at the library.) It’s free, but registration is required: 785-843-3833. Questions: Email Melissa.
Here’s a quick look:
Posted On: Sep 5, 2016 In: Teen Zone, Teens Featured
Looking for something to do when school lets out early? Come hang out at the library!
On Wednesdays from 2-5 PM, we’ll take over the Auditorium or Readers’ Theater (depending on the week) for gaming, movies, crafts, and more.
Look for something different each week.
Posted On: Aug 24, 2016 In: Kids Featured, Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
Changing your PIN is easy.
Follow these instructions and if you get stuck, call us. We’re here to help!
Posted On: Aug 24, 2016 In: Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
Success! We made it through LPL Lite and we appreciate your patience as we upgraded to a new computer system. You won’t notice a whole lot of changes because most of them are on our side.
You will notice that holds awaiting pick up will be arranged differently.
When you come to pick up your holds or reserves, they will be shelved on the holdshelf by:
- The first 4 letters of your last name (and)
- The last 4 digits of your library barcode
For example, if your last name is SMITH and this is your library card number (see photo), your holds will be arranged as:
Posted On: Jul 14, 2016 In: 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: May 3, 2016 In: Teen Zone, Teens Featured
Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board!
Posted On: Mar 8, 2016 In: Seniors, Teens Featured
Here are 11 great reasons to use Flipster, starting with the fact that it’s completely free:
The New Yorker, People, Time, Mental Floss, Wired, O/Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, and Yoga Journal.
What are you waiting for?
Posted On: Dec 19, 2015 In: Seniors, Teens Featured
Anyone with a library card can log on and start learning from Lynda.com, a vast collection of online software training in 3D, animation, audio, business, design, developer, home computer, photography, video, web + interactive, Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and more!
“lynda.com excels at helping busy professionals keep their software skills razor sharp.” —Jill Duffy, PCMag.com
Get started here – all you need is your library card! This resource is made possible by the generosity of the Simpson Foundation.