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Print Your Book!

You’ve written your book—now it’s time to print it!

Teens and adults ready to take the next step are invited to join the Printing Services staff of the KU Bookstore on Wednesday, Dec 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Auditorium.

They’ll walk us through their self-publishing resources, including tips on designing a great cover and handling copyright registration.

Taking on Life: The Prison Poetry Project

MON | Dec 5 | 7 PM | Auditorium

A free and open evening of poetry and art to honor 15 years of the Douglas County Correction Facility’s writing program. Poet Brian Daldorph will speak and read selections from the poems that have emerged over the last 15 years in classes he has led within the prison walls. He will be joined by poet and former student Antonio Sanchez-Day as well as writer Mike Hartnett. The evening includes a chance to view three original works of art created by Norman Akers, Lora Jost and Jen Unekis based on prison poems from the project. Co-sponsored by Lawrence Magazine and Lawrence Public Library with cooperation of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

All-Ages Winter Reading for Prizes

Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues through reading!

From December 1–January 31, cozy up with your favorite book and blanket, and compete for prizes!

Adults
Adults who read 3 books (or listen/read for 15 hours) can fill out this online form and claim your prizes after December 16th. Pick up a Winter Reading booklet at any desk starting December 1! Questions? Email Kate!

Teens
Embrace the winter break and cozy up with some great books. Bring in a favorite quote from the book you’re reading, or write a 3-4 sentence review, and drop it off in the Teen Zone to be entered into a weekly prize drawing for free books or other prizes. Questions? Email Miriam!

Kids
Read with us this winter! Ages 0-11 (or birth to 5th grade) can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk. Read 10 books or 10 hours and turn in your log from 12/12/16-1/31/17 for some high-fives and prizes. You’ll also need to fill out the kids’ finisher form when you’re finished with your log. Make sure to stop by the children’s area to see how the librarians are challenging themselves to read more this winter! Questions? Email Jenny!

Fall Blood Drive

Book your appointment today and save a life!

The Community Blood Center will be here Monday, Nov 21 from 12-6 PM in the Auditorium. Walk-ins are welcome, but expect to wait.

Contact Angela Longhurst for more information.

 

All-day Play!

Bring your friends and family and come play with us!

This Saturday, Nov 19 from 10 AM-5 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll have board, card, and dice games all day long. This is a great way to try out new games, have fun, and make new friends. You might even be asked to partake in the International Game of Gossip!

This is our 5th annual year of participation and is co-sponsored by Hometown Games, The Rolling Gnome, and Boom Comics.

Holiday Closing

Don’t get stuck in the backseat with nothing to do.

We’ll be closed Thursday, Nov 24 for the holiday, so whether you’re facing a long drive, layover, or just need a break from the commotion, start building your stockpile of books, DVDs, and music while you can.

Don’t forget digital audiobooks, e-books, magazines, and movies for your mobile devices, too—ALL FREE with a LPL card: hoopla, Freading, Total Boox, TumbleBooks, LPL eLibrary, OneClickdigital, and Flipster.

 

 

International Games Day @ Your Library

Bring your friends and family and come play with us from 10 AM-5 PM in the Auditorium, on November 19! We’ll have board, card, and dice games in the auditorium all day long. This is a great way to try out new games, have fun, and make new friends. You might even be asked to partake in the International Game of Gossip! This is our 5th annual year of participation and is co-sponsored by Hometown Games, The Rolling Gnome, and Boom Comics.

Fantastic Beasts Supply Drive

Wanted: Bleach, paper towels, and dog and cat supplies!

While waiting for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to open in theaters on Nov 18, help get much needed support to our local fantastic beasts at the Lawrence Humane Society>

We’re collecting donations at the Library’s Welcome Desk from Nov 1–17. Thank you!

Dinovember with the KU Natural History Museum

On November  16 from 4-5 PM, join the KU Natural History Museum for a look at how dinosaurs walk, use their claws and are named in the Auditorium. They will update us on their progress in bringing a T. rex back to KU and you can try your hand at fossil casting! Register at 843-3833.

Family Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? How can it fit into school and family life? Find out on November 16 from 6-7 PM in the Auditorium. We’ll talk about these questions and do some mindful activities and relaxing yoga. Registration is limited. Please call 843-3833 to register.

Image from The Lemonade Hurricane by Licia Morelli. Check it out!