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Coloring Book Club @ Decade Coffee

SUN | May 29 | 2-4 PM | Decade

You’re never too old for quiet, meditative, coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided. Just bring yourself!

We’ll meet at Decade Coffee, 920 Delaware St, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Sweet Summer Rides for the First 100

Get set for the summer with a Lawrence Transit Bus Pass!

On Friday, May 27 at 9 AM in the Teen Zone, we’ll be giving away bus passes to the first 100 teens (those entering 6-12th grade) who come in. The bus passes are good for all summer long.

Heads up that the teens themselves must be present, and they won’t be able to pick up extra passes for friends or family.

Last year we ran out by 11am so you might want to come early.

International Icebreakers

On Tue, May 24 from 10-11 AM, we’ll show you how to build language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills.

Whether you’re studying abroad, headed for vacation overseas, need an edge in your language courses, or getting a roommate from Thailand in the fall, there are endless reasons and benefits to using Mango languages.

>> Join us in Meeting Room C.

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Your Garden Overfloweth

The breakroom at work is full of tomatoes and herbs, and your neighbors don’t need any more mint. What can you do with your garden’s bounty?

This Tuesday, May 24 from 6-7 PM in the Auditorium, Nancy O’Connor from The Merc will share some ideas for your harvest—and you’ll be invited to taste! Registration is required: 785-843-3833.

IMAGE: ©Julie’s Kitchen

Memorial Day Closing

Stock up on Library stuff this week because we’ll be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Sunday and Monday.

If you can’t find something on the shelves, remember we’ve got digital magazines, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and games for download—FREE—on your mobile devices.

Have a safe holiday, and we’ll see you back bright and early, 9 AM Tuesday, May 31.


Mysterious Mustache Book Club

SUN | May 15 | 1:30-2:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

At this meeting of the Mysterious Mustache Book Club we’ll be discussing The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy.

A Brilliant Cosmic Event!

The best place to watch Mercury pass across the face of the sun is on top of the parking garage.

So, before school or work on Monday, May 9 at 7 AM, we’re meeting for breakfast and a brilliant cosmic event: the transit of Mercury.

With help from Astronomy Associates of Lawrence, we’ll cheer as the little black dot makes its passage visible for the last time until 2019.

Drop in any time between 7 AM and 2:30 PM, but early birds will be treated to delicious Starbucks Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels – Mass Street at 7 AM!

>> See who’s going! <<


Madeline: A Ballet

Hold on to your yellow straw hats—Madeline is coming to LPL!

On Saturday, May 7 in the Library Auditorium watch Lawrence Arts Center dancers bring to life Madeline—the bravest, littlest, 7-year-old heroine of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved children’s books.

In partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Music Club, we’re happy to bring you two classical ballet performances, one at 10 AM and a repeat performance at 11 AM.

With choreography by Cynthia Crews, this free, general admission performance is for children and adults of all ages!


If you’ve got the vision, we have the tools to make your film a reality.

On Monday, May 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Sound+Vision Studio, learn from LPL’s Muriel Green who’s worked as an independent contractor on television shows, commercials, and feature films in the midwest for several years and earned a bachelor’s degree in film from KU.

Green’s sharing a proven method for creating short documentaries on any topic! You will get one-on-one help as you pick a topic and make a plan for shooting and editing your short documentary. Bring ideas and we’ll provide the rest!

Korean Storytime

WED | May 4 | 6-6:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers! For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language.