Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is a week away, which means that the Teen Zone’s March Madness Bracket Challenge is nearly here. Even more exciting, the top Teen Zone Bracketologist will win an iPod Nano!
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and noted author Tony Horwitz is coming to Lawrence! Together with the Lawrence Public Library Foundation and Crown Automotive, we are thrilled to sponsor this special guest as part of the 1863 Commemorate Lawrence year-long observance of the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid. Join us on Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 pm at Liberty Hall for this free event. Mr. Horwitz will be joined on stage by KU Professor of History Jonathan Earle for a lively discussion about John Brown, his life, and his legacy. Mr. Horwitz is the author of several best-selling books, including his most recent, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. The Raven Bookstore will be selling copies of Mr. Horwitz’s books at the event. We expect a big crowd for this event, so plan on coming early. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.
Do you like to draw, paint, or create other kinds of 2-D art? Would you like to see your artwork worn by over 500 Lawrence teens? Enter our Summer Reading T-shirt Design contest! Read More..
Every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm tutors are available in the Teen Zone. Need someone to proofread an English essay or help make sense of those Algebra problems? Stop by and get the homework help you need! Help is available for most subjects.
See our calendar for other programs. For more info about any of our programs, please call us at 785-843-3833.
Looking for something fun to do after school? The Teen Zone is the place to be. Each week we have…
Teen Zone Cafe!
Fridays, 4:00-6:30 pm
Kick off your weekends in the Teen Zone! Join us every Friday for board games, hot drinks, and sweet snacks. Hang out with your friends and enjoy a relaxing start to your weekend.
Lawrence’s craziest community fundraiser is back and is wackier than ever! With library renovation and expansion getting under way, this year you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hit golf balls around the empty library building at 707 Vermont Street.
If you’re in the mood to mingle with “Lawrence Masters” such as Sheahon Zenger, Scot Pollard, Bud Stallworth, and Kelley Hunt, then come to the Adult Golf Party on Friday night. For family-friendly fun, bring the kids on Saturday or Sunday and golf away. Read more here…
Lawrence Masters Party and Tournament (Adults Only) – Fri, Feb. 22
Mingle with the Masters Pre-Party: 6:30 p.m. $50
Adult Open Golf – 7:30 p.m.: $35
Make Your Reservations Here
Family Golf – Sat, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun, Feb 24, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 per person or $20 for a family or group of 6
Free for kids under 3
Join us at The Sandbar on Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 pm as we welcome hilarious and highly-acclaimed crime fiction author Tim Dorsey. If you take a little Dave Barry, throw in some Carl Hiassen, mix in a bit of John D. MacDonald, add a pinch of Dexter, and bake it in the Florida sun, you’ll end up with Dorsey’s series featuring Serge Storms. Tim will blow into town to talk about his new book, The Riptide Ultra-Glide. Read more here…
We’ve taken everything we need to our temporary headquarters, put a few things in storage, and the rest is up for grabs! As renovation and expansion of your public library begins, you’ll have a chance to stroll through the building and maybe find a bargain. Read more here…
This Sunday, from 2:00 – 3:30, stop by the library building at 707 Vermont St. and say farewell for now! As the renovation and expansion project starts, you can stroll through the empty building, enjoy light refreshments, and even sign a wall for posterity. Read more here…
Join us this Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm at the Raven Bookstore, as we meet to hear KU Geography Professor Dr. Jerry Dobson discuss his new action adventure/alternative history novels (which he co-authored with twin brother Jeff Dobson) Waters of Chaos: The Modern Quest and The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga. Based on research Dr. Dobson and his brother have pursued over the past 19 years, this fictionalized account takes the reader on a discovery of lost civilization that questions the very nature of scientific proof. Read More