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Storytime Break!

All Storytimes (except Sing & Rhyme Storytime) will be on break from April 30t – May 20th. We’ll see you back in the Readers’ Theater for Storytimes on May 21st!

Korean Storytime (한국어-이야기)

On Wednesday, May 3 from 6pm- 6:30pm,  all ages welcome to join us in the Readers’ Theater for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers. For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language. IMAGE: Uijae Museum of Korean Art

Day of the Child/Day of the Book

Celebrate the world of books and Lawrence’s diverse culture with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters. All ages welcome!

Join us Saturday, Apr 29 from 3-4 PM in our Auditorium for stories and songs, plus a lively reception afterwards.

Sara Paretsky: Fallout

This Sunday, April 23rd, at 7pm we’ll be hosting bestselling author Sara Paretsky in our auditorium. Paretsky will talk about the latest chronicle in V. I. Warshawski’s casebook. The legendary investigator finds herself following a puzzling case that will take her into deadly new territory as she searches for a young film student and a former film star who are on the run in the heart of the Midwest. A book signing will follow Paretsky’s talk and the Raven will sell copies of Fallout.

Hamilton: Remixing American History

In our next installment of Diverse Dialogues, we’ll explore the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton: The Musical on Thursday, May 4 from 7-8:30 PM in our Auditorium.

Nicole Hodges Persley from KU’s Theater Department will lead the discussion. Offered in partnership with KU’s Langston Hughes Center.

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Sack Lunch with KU Football

Together with Just Food on Sunday, April 23 from 1-3 PM, LPL invites you to join the KU football team for a sack lunch on the Library Lawn.

El día de los niños, El día de los libros | Children’s Day, Book Day

On Saturday, April 29, we’ll celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters in the Auditorium from 3-4 PM. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit for more info about Día.

STEAM: Electricity

What is electricity? How does a circuit work? Join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 4-5 PM in the Auditorium to explore these questions and more with electrician Mike Blackford. We’ll also have several hands-on activities. Register at 843-3833. Program is for Ages 7-11!


Together with the Strengthening Families network, we are hosting BLOCK Fest in the Auditorium on Saturday, April 29. This is a day for parents and kids aged 8 months-8 years to come together for a session of playing with blocks, education about child development, and info about how children learn science and math concepts. No registration is necessary. Two sessions will be held in the AM: 9:30- 10:30 AM and 11AM- 12PM.

Be Well with Herbs

Local herbal educator, Tamara Fairbanks-Ishmael, will discuss the original medicine—plants—for healing. Join us TUE, Apr 18 from 7-8 PM in the Auditorium to learn more about common, easy-to-grow herbs and see a demo of plants used for healing.

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