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Karaoke Cafe

Come celebrate with us karaoke style! We’ll be serving up more drinks and snacks than usual to prep you for karaoke madness. Singing is not required to take part in the cafe, but highly recommended.

Date: Friday, March 7
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library Event Space

Open to teens in 6th-12th grades. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833.


Teen Zone launches version of “The Race Card Project”

As part of an effort to promote respect and diversity, the Teen Zone is launching its own version of “The Race Card Project”.

Teens may submit entries to the Teen Zone desk at any point over the next month by writing a six word thought or story on the topic of race, ethnicity, or cultural identity.  Multi-colored 3×5″ index cards will be provided at the desk.  Entries will be used to decorate the walls of the Teen Zone, with the mosaic of colors meant to symbolize the diversity of thought.

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Lego Club Kickoff!

Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-4:30 pm, for ages 7-11, at the Library. Register please, call 785-843-3833. Join us for our first ever meeting of Lego Club! We’ll have building challenges, open building time, and more. 


Library Storytime: Author Visit

Tuesday, February 25 and Friday, February 28, at 10:30 am. Join the crowd of children and parents for stories, followed by a simple craft that all ages can enjoy. New author/illustrator and former LPL employee Lindsey Yankey will present Bluebird, new in 2014!

Upcoming Video Game News at the Teen Zone!

With the new year, video game programming at the Teen Zone will be adding a few new features starting with this year’s first Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament on January 25th from 1-3pm that will make for a more interactive experience.

The first new feature will be the increased video presence of the events.  The upcoming tournament will be streamed live at  After the tournament, the livestream feed will be ported to the Lawrence Public Library’s Youtube Page.  The videos will feature a professional tournament style presentation layout and commentary.

Along with the video presence, the bracket experience will become more interactive.  In the past, TIOPro was used as a bracket generator.  Starting with the next tournament, the event will used Challonge.  This allows for online viewing of the bracket, as well as live Tweets and Facebook updates of results as the tournament is ongoing!

It’s looking to be an exciting new year for the programming.  Are you ready to test your skills?  Tournaments are every fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm!

SSBB Tournament

Saturday, January 25

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Open to 6th-12th graders

 Got what it takes to be the champion of Brawl? Show your stuff and compete for prizes. Can’t make it to this week’s session? The Teen Zone hosts a Brawl tournament every month.
  • Contact: Karen Allen
  • Contact Information: 785-843-3833 ext. 121

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Do you have great ideas for teen events at the library? Would you like to play a part in planning the new Teen Zone? Join the Teen Advisory Board! Meet for treats and share your opinions. If you’d like to join, please ask for a form at the Teen Zone desk.
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 25
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

*Artwork by Razuri-chan

Teen Tutoring!

1stars Unless you study and turn in all your homework!
Need some assistance in math, English, or science? Our teen tutors can help! Stop by on Sundays and get some expert help on what’s troubling your studies.

Date: Sundays 
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm 
Where: Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone


Open to teens in 6th-12th grades. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833.


Teen Zone Cafe!

Get ready for the weekend by relaxing with your friends in the Teen Zone. Every Friday from 4-6 we have an assortment of cafe drinks and snacks to enjoy while you play a board game or just hang out with your friends!

*squirrel not included.


SWAT Book Club: Graceling by Kristin Cashore


This month our teen book club, SWAT, will be discussing Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Pick up a book from the Teen Zone desk if you want to join, or just come the day of to find out what book club is all about. It’s definitely fun!

SWAT Book Club
Saturday, January 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more info, please email or call 785-843-3833