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Tween Club

FRI | Jul 15 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater –> Pool

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! WE ARE GOING TO THE POOL! Meet in the Readers’ Theater and we’ll walk over. Permission slips required!

Kidsapalooza: Pet World

WED | Jul 13 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

Come meet some of the most adorable animals in the world from the coolest pet store in town. Pet World animal experts will be on hand to show off their radical beasts and creatures. Petting will happen. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Born to Move with Body Boutique

MON | Jul 11 | 6-6:30 PM | Ages 4-5 | Auditorium

Join your child in an imaginative exploration of movement to music. This 30 minute fun-fueled class will help children explore how their bodies work and develop a sense of self-awareness, balance, coordination, and concentration skills as they move to the beat. The class is led by a highly trained teacher who will ensure your child is engaged, active, and having a whole heap of fun!

Exploratorium: Martial Arts Day!

MON | Jul 11 | 2-3 PM | Ages 7-11 | Auditorium

We’ll learn about Tae Kwon Do with amazing instructors Jacob Thibodeau and Grace Daniels from Parks and Recreation! Beginners to black belts are welcome.

Petal Power at the Percolator

SAT | Jul 9 | 10:30-11:30 AM | All Ages | Lawrence Percolator, 913 Rhode Island (in the alley)

Join Michael and Matthew at the Percolator for a special outdoor story time dedicated to flowers! Bring your green thumb and be ready to get your hands dirty!

Priscilla Howe: Hopping on one Foot! Story Stretches, Songs, and Silliness

THU | Jul 7 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-3 PM | All Ages | Auditorium

Storyteller Priscilla Howe pulls out her favorite ridiculous story stretches, songs and silliness for a rollicking good time at the library. Of course Priscilla will have some help (or hindrance?) from her hand puppet buddies.

Kidsapalooza: Quantum Camp for Kids

WED | Jul 6 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

What is an electron anyway? Can tiny particles stay in touch without touching? Our special guest Jenny Nielsen from KU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will guide us in easy but mind-blowing activities and games that explore the workings of our quantum universe.

Microscopy and Water Treatment

On Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM in the Auditorium, Renée Whaley will take us on a microscopic, visual tour of the water treatment process.

See who’s going!

Renée is both a photographer of tiny life forms and graduate of the University of Kansas where she studied philosophy.

She currently works for the City of Lawrence Utilities Department, is a state-certified water and wastewater operator, and maintains a fascinating micro-blog about microscopy (

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An Evening with Author Patrick Dobson

Join us Thursday, July 7 at 7 PM in our Auditorium for tales from a fantastic book about the healing powers of nature. Kansas City author, Patrick Dobson, author, quit his job and walked 1,450 miles to Helena, Montana. There he got in a canoe and rode the Missouri river back home. This transcendental travelogue, Canoeing the Great Plains, recounts the author’s transformation, with nature as the catalyst. See who’s going!

Finding Funding for Your Film

Join us Monday, June 27 from 7-8 PM in the Sound + Vision Studio for an overview of how filmmakers can use crowdfunding sites like kickstarter and indiegogo to raise money for their projects.

We’ll also introduce you to the Foundation Network database of grants and the Small Business Reference Center.