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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.

Dino Lab

What happened to the dinosaurs? What did they eat? Did they make friends? Bring your questions and do hands-on activities with Tikitum Lab Group on November 30 at 4 PM in the Auditorium! Registration is limited. Register at 843-3833.

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!

Storytime with Gary + Sunny!

Famed KSHB weatherman, Gary Lezak, makes a very special appearance at Storytime on Tuesday, Nov 15 from 10:30-11:15 AM in our Auditorium.

Joining him is Sunny the Weatherdog, Lezak’s loyal sidekick through all kinds of weather. Expect lots of pets and wags as Gary reads our featured Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week pick, Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, and then from his own book, It’s a Sunny Life.

Big thanks to Crown Automotive for making Gary and Sunny’s visit possible!


ABOUT THE BOOK | When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be. Now, the most accurate and popular meteorologist in Kansas City Gary Lezak brings his meteorological expertise to a new medium-children’s literature. “It’s A Sunny Life!” is an adventure for rain or shine. It tells the story of Sunny the Weather Dog, as she becomes separated from Gary, and has to deal with the weather elements in a bonding adventure with her new pack members. Also included, after the beautiful and suspenseful children’s story ends, is a special section, “Sunny’s Weather Academy,” which provides fun answers to all sorts of weather-related questions. What are the different types of clouds and what does each mean? Why does the weather change so quickly sometimes? What is precipitation? And, of special interest to parents, in the event of severe weather, what should you and your family do to stay safe. This special section is being enjoyed by kids of all ages. (Source: Amazon)

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Rooftop Supermoon Party

A record-breaking supermoon—the biggest in 70 years!—will brighten the night sky on Monday, Nov 14, so we’re throwing a viewing party from 7-8 PM atop the Library parking garage.

Astronomy Associates of Lawrence will be here with telescopes—let’s get mooned!

Email Gwen for more info.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week + Storywalk

From November 13–19, we’re celebrating the importance of reading in the lives of young Kansans with special storytimes at the library and a downtown Lawrence Storywalk©.

This year’s Storytime pick is Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and we’ll read it at every Storytime.

Special events include a Storytime visit from KSHB weatherman, Gary Lezak, and his dog Sunny on Tuesday, Nov 15, and an all-ages walk down Mass Street.

Grab a Storywalk© map at the Children’s Desk, look for pages of Bear Sees Colors in various businesses, then return your map for entry into a prize drawing at the end of the week!


The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.