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Spencer Art Cart: Just Add Water

SAT | Mar 12 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Kids and families: Create a pencil drawing and watch it transform when you add water!

The SMA Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in the Spencer Museum of Art Classroom Collection.

Image Courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art: Gift of Charles L. Marshall, 1992.0126.


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We’ll Makey Makey Teen Tech Week Fun

WED | Mar 9 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

Teen Tech Week starts March 7, so on top of games, we’re building satellite dishes with Little Bit kits, checking out a mini Mars Rover, and tinkering with a Makey Makey: check this out.

Drum Safari

THU | MAR 17  | 2-3 PM | AUDITORIUM

During this high-energy, interactive performance, children are invited to join a musical “safari” where they meet different African animals whose names are set to rhythm. After meeting the animals, each child is given a percussion instrument… and the jungle jam begins! As the rhythms of the animals lock together, an exciting sense of community begins to develop. This program includes interactive songs, dancing, and, of course, DRUMMING!

Art Cart: Landscape Transformation

SAT | Mar 12 | 1:30- 4:30 PM

Learn how to create a landscape pencil drawing, then watch it transform with water. The SMA Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in the Spencer Museum of Art Classroom Collection.

Image Courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art: Gift of Charles L. Marshall, 1992.0126.

Boing! STEAM Animation!

WED | Mar 2 | 3:30- 4:30 PM  &  4:30- 5:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

At STEAM Animation, kids ages 7-11 will learn how to make a ball bounce (and much more) from our guest animator, Geoff Cook. This introduction to animation uses iPads and registration is limited: 843-3833.

Learn more about STEAM.

March 2016 Paper Calendar PDF

Click here to download.

Closing Early for Our Spacey Soirée

Saturday night is our big Library Foundation fundraiser, and we’ll be closing at 4 PM. We’ll be back open on Sunday at noon!

Korean Storytime (한국어 이야기)

WED | MAR 2 | 6 PM All ages welcome to join us in the Readers’ Theater for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers. For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language. IMAGE: Uijae Museum of Korean Art

Dreaming of Disney, Dinner + Downtown?

There’s a basket for that.

On Sunday, the Lawrence Public Library Foundation kicks off its fundraising week with 21 themed baskets, all donated by Lawrence area businesses and book clubs. You could win one of these sweet prize packages. Look for them in the Library Atrium!

Chances are just $2 each or 3 for $5. 

They’ve got books paired with wine, children’s stories and companion stuffed critters, a Star Wars nerdsplosion, gift certificates for fabulous meals around town, a week in Orlando with Disney World passes — a veritable “something for everyone”!

Three ways to enter:

  • Online here (minimum charge of $5 for online purchases)
  • In person in the Atrium, February 21 through 27
  • At the Library Foundation’s Out-Of-This-World swanky, spacey fundraiser on Saturday, February 27 at 7 PM—get your tickets here.

All proceeds support your library!