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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!