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All-Season “Perkout”

We just added another perk to having a library card.

Three area athletic facilities, Body Boutique, CrossFit Lawrence, and Summit Gym have collaborated with Gwen, our Health Librarian, to offer a free 1-month pass to library cardholders.

Pick one up at the ask desk, get on the holds list—and get moving!

We have four passes total, you can only check it out once a year, but you get 30 days of free access to see if joining a gym is your jam or not!

The passes will be treated like any other library item: there will be a holds list, they have a return date, and they’re absolutely free. You must be 18+ to use this collection.

Questions? Email our Health Librarian Gwen or our Info Services Coordinator Melissa.


Korso the Curious

THU | Jun 9 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-3 PM | Auditorium

Join Korso as he entertains the whole family with his witty comedy and hilarious magic. See things that will boggle your mind, and hear things that will boggle your ears. Watch physics fall apart and time stand still in this comedy magic act.

Get ready for the Library Games!

If you can’t get to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Games, you can participate in Library Games this Saturday for free!

We’ll be flexing our muscles and brains with all sorts of fun activities, like martial arts demos, golf putting tips, and cookie decorating (and eating)—even something called “smells of Lawrence past” (you heard that right!) The Book Squad will be out in force connecting you with new reads, and the dogs from Tail Wagging Readers will be here, too. There’s even going to be a solar telescope!

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies and Dillion’s will bring the treats, and the ever-popular Spinner returns for another round of “make Brad do whatever the arrow lands on.”

Come get your Summer party on with the Library! Fun for all ages is guaranteed.

Exploratorium: Athletes’ Day

MON | June 6 | 2-3 PM | Auditorium

We’ll kick off Exploratorium with tips from Jeff Hawkins, former KU basketball player (he’ll even stay to shoot hoops with us)! Then Parks & Recreation instructors will lead us in Zumba, yoga, and stretching!

Coloring Book Club @ Decade Coffee

SUN | May 29 | 2-4 PM | Decade

You’re never too old for quiet, meditative, coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided. Just bring yourself!

We’ll meet at Decade Coffee, 920 Delaware St, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Summer Book Sale Starts June 2

Find your perfect beach read for the perfect price!

The Friends of the Library open their garage doors on June 2 for a special Members Only night of pre-shopping before the public sale begins on Friday morning at 10 AM. If you want first dibs at awesome new deals, join at the door and become a member!

Here’s the schedule. Can’t wait to see you there!

THU—Jun 2* | 5-7 PM

FRI—Jun 3 | 10 AM–6 PM

SAT—Jun 4 | 10 AM–6 PM

SUN—Jun 5 | 12–4 PM

*Members’ Night—Join at the door!

Sale is located on the Kentucky Street side of the Library.

Sweet Summer Rides for the First 100

Get set for the summer with a Lawrence Transit Bus Pass!

On Friday, May 27 at 9 AM in the Teen Zone, we’ll be giving away bus passes to the first 100 teens (those entering 6-12th grade) who come in. The bus passes are good for all summer long.

Heads up that the teens themselves must be present, and they won’t be able to pick up extra passes for friends or family.

Last year we ran out by 11am so you might want to come early.

International Icebreakers

On Tue, May 24 from 10-11 AM, we’ll show you how to build language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills.

Whether you’re studying abroad, headed for vacation overseas, need an edge in your language courses, or getting a roommate from Thailand in the fall, there are endless reasons and benefits to using Mango languages.

>> Join us in Meeting Room C.

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Your Garden Overfloweth

The breakroom at work is full of tomatoes and herbs, and your neighbors don’t need any more mint. What can you do with your garden’s bounty?

This Tuesday, May 24 from 6-7 PM in the Auditorium, Nancy O’Connor from The Merc will share some ideas for your harvest—and you’ll be invited to taste! Registration is required: 785-843-3833.

IMAGE: ©Julie’s Kitchen

Memorial Day Closing

Stock up on Library stuff this week because we’ll be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Sunday and Monday.

If you can’t find something on the shelves, remember we’ve got digital magazines, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and games for download—FREE—on your mobile devices.

Have a safe holiday, and we’ll see you back bright and early, 9 AM Tuesday, May 31.