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A Brilliant Cosmic Event!

The best place to watch Mercury pass across the face of the sun is on top of the parking garage.

So, before school or work on Monday, May 9 at 7 AM, we’re meeting for breakfast and a brilliant cosmic event: the transit of Mercury.

With help from Astronomy Associates of Lawrence, we’ll cheer as the little black dot makes its passage visible for the last time until 2019.

Drop in any time between 7 AM and 2:30 PM, but early birds will be treated to delicious Starbucks Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels – Mass Street at 7 AM!

>> See who’s going! <<


Madeline: A Ballet

Hold on to your yellow straw hats—Madeline is coming to LPL!

On Saturday, May 7 in the Library Auditorium watch Lawrence Arts Center dancers bring to life Madeline—the bravest, littlest, 7-year-old heroine of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved children’s books.

In partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Music Club, we’re happy to bring you two classical ballet performances, one at 10 AM and a repeat performance at 11 AM.

With choreography by Cynthia Crews, this free, general admission performance is for children and adults of all ages!


If you’ve got the vision, we have the tools to make your film a reality.

On Monday, May 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Sound+Vision Studio, learn from LPL’s Muriel Green who’s worked as an independent contractor on television shows, commercials, and feature films in the midwest for several years and earned a bachelor’s degree in film from KU.

Green’s sharing a proven method for creating short documentaries on any topic! You will get one-on-one help as you pick a topic and make a plan for shooting and editing your short documentary. Bring ideas and we’ll provide the rest!

Korean Storytime

WED | May 4 | 6-6:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers! For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language.

2016 May Calendar Pages

2016 May Calendar Pages


SAT | Apr 30 | 9:30-10:30 & 11-12 PM | Auditorium

Together with the Strengthening Families network, we are hosting a BLOCK Fest. This is a day for parents and kids aged 8 months-8 years to come together for a session of playing with blocks, education about child development, and info about how children learn science and math concepts. No pre-registration is necessary. Two sessions will be held in the AM.

2016 May Calendar

2016 May calendar

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Drawing the Line: Comics for Social Change

SUN | Apr 17 | 5 PM | Auditorium

Using examples of their recent publishing project, “Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back!”, this presentation will focus on the benefits of using comic books to talk social justice – from marginalized histories to modern-day experiences of sexism, from political satire of the powerful, to the do’s and don’t's of being an ally, comics offer a unique capacity to engage, inform, and entertain.

Family Mindfulness

WED | Apr 27 | 6-7 PM | Auditorium

What is mindfulness? How can it fit into school and family life? We’ll talk about these questions and do some mindful activities with our guide, Melissa Arthur! Registration is limited. Please call 843-3833 to register.

Image from The Lemonade Hurricane by Licia Morelli. Check it out!

Poetry in Motion

WED | Apr 20 | 4-5 PM | Auditorium

Come on let’s dance! Lawrence Arts Center dance instructor, Ellie Goudie-Averill, will get us moving to the rhythm of words. Use your creativity to create new poems and dances! Register at 843-3833.