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Exploratorium: Cardboard Construction Challenge

On Monday, June 19th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, cardboard artist extraordinaire, Juniper Tangpuz, will lead us in creating amazing things from pieces of cardboard! Exploratorium is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Tiny House Festival

By now you’ve probably heard of tiny houses. This social movement focuses on downsizing living spaces for environmental and financial reasons, and the desire for more time and freedom.

On SundayJune 18 from 1-5 PM, come see what all the fuss is about and tour a tiny house!  Then join us from 2-3:30 PM for a panel discussion about sustainable design, affordable housing, and tiny homes. Email Melissa at for more info.

The Stars of Centron

In celebration of Centron’s 70th anniversary,  we hope you’ll join us for The Stars of Centron!

Thursday, June 22 at 7PM, we’ll be at Liberty Hall with local luminary Hank Booth as he hosts an evening of short films and interviews with Lawrencians who worked both in front of, and behind the camera. From 1950′s etiquette films, to corporate marketing musicals from the 60′s, to Halloween safety tips from the 70′s, it’s sure to be an entertaining evening. In partnership with Watkins Museum of History.

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

Happy Pride Month, Lawrence!

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Following the lead of Harvey Milk Memorial Library and Brooklyn Public Library, we’re hoping our own version of drag queen storytime is as sparkly and glamorous as it is a safe space for, “positive, and unabashedly queer role models…where kids can imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.” (SOURCE: Drag Queen Story Hour)

Check out this clip from Park Slope Library in Brooklyn:

Chef’s Throw Down: Food Fight

Join us Thursday, June 15 from 6:30–8 PM at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to watch chefs battle it out to create the best dish featuring local veggies!

Meet at the Culinary Commons Incubator Kitchen in Building 21. Co-sponsored by Just Food. Need info? Email Yilan:


Build A Better Mix at the SOUND + VISION Studio

Got tracks? Want to share them with the world?

On Friday, June 9 from 5-6:30 in the SOUND+VISION Studio, we’ll learn the basics of audio mixing and mastering using today’s latest digital audio workstations. We’ll dive into basic eq, compression, panning, fx, and increasing the overall volume of your mix in preparation for public release. Get info from Jim:

Exploratorium: LEGO Build-a-thon!

Join us on Monday, June 12 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll have a number of LEGO building challenges ready for you to test your skills! Matt Lord, the leader of LPL’s Lego Club, will join us for this LEGO-tastic program! Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Keep It Moving with H3TV

We have an action packed performance on Thursday, June 15 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium! It  includes music, dance contest, magic, live animals, audience participation, Do It Now segment, and lots of FUN! Award winning entertainment provided by Rapping Roy & Reggie Regg the Magic Man. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Fitness Sampler Classes Every Friday on the Lawn

Back by popular demand, we’ve teamed up with area fitness instructors and gyms to bring you something new to add to your workout routine.

Every Friday through July 28, we’ll meet from 7-8 AM (before it gets unbearably hot!) for an hour of community exercise. We’ll provide water—just bring a towel so you don’t get chiggers from the grass.

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Free Lunch All Summer for Kids + Teens!

Through the Lawrence Summer Food Program, kids ages 1-18 can enjoy a FREE lunch on the Library Lawn. Adults won’t be left out! They can also eat a healthy meal for $3.50. No tickets or sign ups required. Just show up at noon Monday–Friday through August 4.

This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, City of Lawrence Parks & Recreation, K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, Lawrence Public Schools Food Service Program, Just Food, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence DG CO Health Dept., Lawrence Housing Authority, and LiveWell Lawrence