The library will be closed Thursday, NOV 23 in observance of the holiday, but our eLibrary is always open — 24-7-365.
For those of you hitting the road, we’ll be here until 9 PM Wednesday night, so load up on stuff to read, listen to, and watch on your long drive.
If your preferred format is a smartphone, tablet, or other device, hit up our eLibrary for downloads or streaming content while on the road. You’ll need a library card to access, so get one now.
The LPL eLibrary Cornucopia overrunneth:
Overdrive | eBooks (including Kindle) and audiobooks Hoopla | eBooks (including comics) and audiobooks Flipster | popular magazines galore like Time, People, US, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, etc. New York Times | Yes! No more 10-article monthly limit! You get unlimited with your LPL card! Kanopy | 26,000+ indie and documentary films! State Library of Kansas | eBooks, audiobooks, picturebooks
On Saturday, NOV 18 from 3:30-6 PM in the Auditorium we’re meeting up to watch and discuss a Sundance Film Festival favorite.
“Crossing Arizona offers an up-close multi-dimensional look at the hotly debated issue of illegal immigration and border security at America’s flashpoint (where Arizona meets Mexico). This film reveals the complicated dilemmas presented by the crisis and the surprising political stances people take when immigration and policy fails everyone on all fronts,” and remains every bit as important and relevant as when it was filmed a decade ago.
Watch it at home for free via kanopy.lplks.org (Crossing Arizona) beforehand or come to a free public screening at the library. Questions? Connect with Ian at email@example.com
What was it like seeing people from over 300 different Nations from around the world gather to protect water, ceremony, and culture?
On Monday, NOV 20 from 5-7 PM in the Auditorium, hear the first-hand experience of those who spent a year protecting the Standing Rock community, including braving -68℉ temperatures to ensure the camp’s safety.
Like others from around the world, they left everything to bear witness to the cultural appropriation of native lands, and support the Standing Rock people.
Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills.
On Thursday–Friday, NOV 16–17 from 10 AM–3 PM in Meeting Room B, come learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.
Insurance discount certificates will be given to those completing both days of the class. Space is limited. Registration is required. There will be an hour’s lunch break at Noon.
COST: Two-day class is $15 for AARP members (membership must be shown) and $20 for non-members. Payment will be made to the instructor at the first class.
PARKING: Available in the adjacent parking garage at the cost of $1 for the day or streetside metered parking is available around the library.
QUESTIONS + REGISTRATION: Connect with Pattie at 785-843-3833 x 115.
Can a work of art be separated from the artist? Kate and Polli have feelz.
The librarians are in! Tune in for Kate and Polli’s favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, and updates from Lawrence Public Library and beyond.
Grab your earbuds, settle in, and press the red PLAY button to listen:
Book Squad Podcast 013: The Dilemma! The Art vs. The Artist
TWICE a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. Listen to the latest episode:
We skipped bookish news in order to bring you a (slightly) short(er) episode!
Are these books with problematic authors canon because they’re essentially better? Or do we perpetuate the canonization by continually reading/teaching them? Could they die out if we chose not to? OR NOT. IDK.
Movie night! 3rd Weds at Franks North Star Tavern - 7pm and 9pm (with free popcorn from Liberty Hall!) Check their Facebook page and watch for details on the 11/15 showings!
And? Also my birfday. (11/3)
ELECTION DAY is Tues, Nov 7th - there’s now an option to sign up for text or email updates to act as reminders in upcoming elections. Go to douglascountyks.org and find Voting & Elections under Popular Services. GO VOTE, IT’S IMPORTANT
This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck.
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