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For two straight hours this Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 PM, we’re showcasing a panorama of vintage “local-multiplayer” favorites and modern classic video games.

Take a break from the heat and come dig the classic version of “multiplayer” gaming with us. All ages welcome in the Library Auditorium.

Draw Along

THU | Jun 30 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-4 PM | Ages 5+ | Auditorium

During this hilariously engaging “draw along” art program, your kiddos, family, and friends will complete three refrigerator-ready pictures using elementary art educator Kyle Tiernan’s unique, fail safe approach to teaching kids to draw. You’ll see your children’s artistic self-confidence soar!


Kidsapalooza: Lawrence Arts Center

WED | Jun 29 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

The Lawrence Arts Center offers an array of arts classes and camps for kids of all ages. For this Kidsapalooza meetup, LAC educators will give us a taste of what they have to offer. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Fitness Fridays: Tai Chi for Life

It’s week four of our free workouts on the library lawn.

At 7 AM this Friday, July 1, learn the basics of this graceful, low-impact exercise through a series of slow-motion movements. Not only will your body benefit from improved strength and coordination, your mind will benefit from the focused, meditative movements of this popular martial art.

In partnership with Lawrence Parks and Recreation. Attendees will need to sign a release waiver before participating. In the event of inclement weather, we will need to cancel.

Exploratorium: Guinness Book of World Records Day

MON | June 27 | 2-3 PM | Ages 7-11 | Auditorium

Athletes from KU and beyond will join us to talk about competitors who push themselves to their limits! We’ll explore extreme records, try to break some, and play a few wacky games. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Last Wednesday Book Club

We’re discussing this month’s pick, Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan Stradal on July 27 from 7-8:30 PM in Meeting Room B.

LWBC takes monthly dives into the latest, hottest book club picks! Selections range from beloved classics to modern book club favorites. Anyone who’s read the book for the current month is welcome!

Get in on September’s pick by calling Kate for more information.

Raspberry Pi Projects

On Wednesday, June 22 from 7-8 PM, we’re meeting in the Auditorium to explore projects you can build using the inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer platform. All ages welcome!

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. Raspberry Pi makes learning to program and understanding how computers work fun.

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Keep It Moving with H3TV

THU | Jun 23 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-3 PM | Auditorium

Action packed show including 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.

Kidsapalooza: Fuzzy Friends Puppet Theatre

WED | Jun 22 | 2-3 PM | Auditorium | Ages 5-6

Larger-than-life sized puppets will be running the show for our third Kidsapalooza meetup. After the show we’ll make our own puppets and add to the show. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

The Future of Urban Ag

On Tuesday, June 21 from 6-8 PM, we’re getting together in the Auditorium to discuss Lawrence’s new urban agriculture code with area growers and planners.

This is your opportunity to share thoughts about the future of urban agriculture in the city.

In May of 2016, the City of Lawrence passed a suite of new policies relating to urban agriculture. The Douglas County Food Policy Council worked closely with interested citizens and city staff to develop new options for food production in the city, including beekeeping, small goats and sheep, on-site sales, and the creation of a specialized “Urban Farm” designation.

The panel will feature:

  • Moderator: Helen Schnoes | Douglas County Food Systems Coordinator
  • Jill Elmers | Food Policy Council, Moon on the Meadow Farm, and Common Harvest Farm
  • Mary Miller | City of Lawrence Planning Department
  • Emily Ryan | Citizen grower

DG CO food policy logo with LPL