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Celebration + Thanks Parade!

TUE | Apr 12 | 5 PM | Library Lawn

National Library Week is April 10-16 and we’re rallying library supporters for a walk to City Hall to say “thank you” for our wonderful library!

As if it couldn’t get any better, Michael and Morris the Monkey from our ridiculously popular Toddler Storytime will play music for our stroll! So, wear your library t-shirt, make a sign telling the City why you love your library, and we’ll provide the flags (red with white dots, of course!) Once we arrive at City Hall, there will be a brief, 5-minute presentation of the library’s annual report and a proclamation from our Mayor.

Help rally support with our Facebook event!

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Join us and bring friends!

5:00 PM — Assemble on the Library Lawn
5:15 PM — Parade walk begins with Michael & Morris
5:35 PM — Arrive at City Hall (Cheers! ♥)
5:45 PM — Proclamation kick-off with Mayor Mike Amyx

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Art Cart: Playing with Patterns

SAT | Apr 9 | 1:30-4:30 PM| Readers’ Theater

Learn about colorful geometric and organic patterns in art and paint a decorative tile inspired by original artworks in our Classroom Collection. The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together. Sponsored by Spencer Museum of Art

Book Club Speed Dating

Thursday April 14th at 7 PM | LPL Auditorium

Book Clubs: join us for an evening of speed dating… with books!

The staff of the library and the Raven will highlight new and popular reads for your members. Feast on snacks and Mocktails and leave with dozens of hot numbers that have been vetted by your friendly neighborhood Book Squad, with an opportunity to reserve the hottest Book Club in a Bag titles before they are available to the rest of the dating pool.

RSVP on Facebook or contact Polli for more details:

STEAM: Electricity

WED | Apr 13 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Auditorium

What is electricity? How does a circuit work? Explore these questions and more with electrician Mike Blackford. We’ll also have several hands-on activities. Register at 843-3833.

Drop In Tutoring

It’s midterm season, and studying can be tough! Need some help figuring out algebra homework? Want a second pair of eyes to look over your English essay? Come down to the Teen Study Room this Sunday from 2-4 to get study help from a peer!

SUNDAYS | 2-4pm | Teen Study Room

Teens! Start Your Own Lawn Service

Do you have plans for a summer job? If not – starting your own lawn service could be the perfect fit! You’d get to be your own boss, pick your own hours, and make some cash.

The Master Gardeners will be here to tell us how to take care of a lawn, and what it actually takes to run your own lawn servce. Parents can feel free to come along!

*Please register in advance by calling the library!

SAT | Apr 2 | 2-3 PM | Readers’ Theater

Kids in the Kitchen

Mondays | Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 | 4-5:30 pm | Readers’ Theater

Registration required, space is limited: 785-843-3833. Kids in the Kitchen is a four-week curriculum in which the children will safely create and sample delicious recipes, learning about safety, nutrition, and food choices. You will register for all four classes, and fill out an allergy info sheet. The class cannot accept new attendees after the 2nd week of the program. This program is made possible by Harvester’s.

Gardening with Echinacea

TUE | Mar 29 | 7-8 PM

Hear KU’s Dr. Kelly Kindscher, a plant community ecologist and ethnobotanist, talk about cultivating Echinacea and other native medicinal plants from the perspective of both a gardener and a researcher.

Making History—What’s Your Story?

Every Friday afternoon in April, from 4:30–7 PM, we’re collecting stories from our Latino American community.

These histories will be recorded, preserved and made accessible for future generations by the Lawrence Public Library and the KU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Meet us in the Library’s Sound + Vision Studio.

Preschool Fair

SAT | Apr 2 | 9 AM-12 PM | Auditorium

Interested in finding out more about local preschools, center, and home-based preschool programs? Come to our Preschool Fair and meet with local child care programs to learn about their curriculum, rates, hours, and more! Sponsored by Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas.