Posted On: May 24, 2017 In: What's Happening
We’re so excited to announce that songwriter Jimmy Webb is the library’s 780s Series music storyteller for 2017.
Webb is a songwriting legend.
Rolling Stone has called him one of the 50 greatest songwriters of all time and he’s worked with music megastars like Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, The Fifth Dimension, and Art Garfunkel. He also wrote the soundtrack for The Last Unicorn.
Webb will take the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 PM to share stories and songs from his 50+ year music career. Named for the Dewey Decimal range for music, the 780s Series brings prominent music storytellers to Lawrence to share the stories behind their music. Previous guests have included Booker T. Jones (2015) and Kim Gordon (2016).
Made possible by the Harrison Family Fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Posted On: May 18, 2017 In: Kids Featured, What's Happening
Get your hiking shoes ready! From June 5–July 28 you can take a hike on the trails at DeVictor Park and read the book Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long. Visit our Children’s Desk for more info.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk®is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
BONUS: The Storywalk® is also part of the library’s Game of Gnomes fitness adventure this summer—so, look for a gnome to mark off your list, too. Stop by the Welcome Desk, grab a gnome map, and start playing!
Posted On: May 15, 2017 In: What's Happening
Starting Monday, June 5 through July 28, get ready for a summer fitness adventure into the great “ungnome”! Whether you’re House Lannister or House Stark, it’s your job to find all 21 gnomes we’ve hidden in various parks around town. Form a fellowship or strike out solo and earn some loot! Download the map here or pick one up at our Welcome Desk starting June 5. Made possible with support from the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Here’s how to play:
- Visit the walking paths in the parks on the map.
- Each location has two gnomes. Find them, and their special names along each path. NOTE: DeVictor Park has a bonus third gnome located in our Storywalk®.
- Match the park’s number with the gnome names on your handout. Write the park’s number next to the gnome’s name in the blank provided.
- Find all 21 gnomes. We’ve included three “wild card” gnomes on the list to keep you on your toes (you won’t find them—they’re just decoys.)
- Fill out your contact info and return the sheet to our Welcome Desk to enter the raffle for your very own gnomes!
GUARANTEED FINISHER PRIZES A coupon to Ad Astra Running A coupon to the Rolling Gnome Gaming Store A surprise tchotchke One of these four glorious finisher buttons — You choose! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE To be announced… Oh, the suspense!
Posted On: Apr 10, 2017 In: Uncategorized, What's Happening
We now have a fancy new SmartLocker at the 6th street Hy-Vee location thanks to a generous grant from US Bank! It’s a new service, so here’s some pointers that will help make the process a little easier. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 785-843-3833!
Select the “SmartLocker at Hy-Vee Sixth” option for your hold pick-up location. If you don’t see this option, turn off your single-click holds preference.
You will get an email alerting you to pick up your items. Just like holding an item for pick-up at the library location, or checking out any item, your account will need to be up-to-date, and in good standing.
When you pick your items up, follow these steps to open your locker, or lockers.
- Scan your Library Card
- Enter your pin number
- Select the locker you want to open (if you have more than one)
- The locker number is next to the title of the items it contains
- Select Open Selected Lockers, or Open All
- Your locker or lockers will open and you can take your stuff home
Thanks again to US Bank for making this fantastic new service possible!
Posted On: Mar 15, 2017 In: Teens Featured, What's Happening
You now have access to one of the largest and most unique film collections in the world.
With over 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers, Kanopy includes The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
You’ll find an amazing array of foreign language films and films on race and LGBT issues as well. Even better (and a game changer for educators): Kanopy videos include public performance rights*!
Kanopy’s motto is “thoughtful entertainment” and aims to provide you with access to films of unique social and cultural (not just entertainment) value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere. Kanopy’s films are also compatible for the hearing (with captions and transcripts) and visually impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).
Kanopy service is free with a library card.
Start watching now—right here at kanopy.lplks.org.
*Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: What's Happening
We’re all about connecting readers and writers, and now NE Kansas authors can easily submit their work for consideration for inclusion in our Local Indie Author Collection.
Check out our form and submit!
Posted On: Feb 12, 2017 In: What's Happening
You no longer have to make two trips to two different areas for related reading. All adult Biographies, including Large Print, Audiobook, and Graphic Novels are now integrated into the non-fiction collections.
Look for the “Biography” sticker on the book spine when browsing books and you’ll find them cozied up with their counterparts.
You can still browse biographies together in the catalog, too. Here’s how:
1. Click on advanced search
2. Select Genre from drop down menu and type in biography
3. Under Format, select Large Print, Audiobook, Book, Graphic Novel (or whichever applies to your preferred format)
4. Hit Search to browse Biographies
Posted On: Feb 12, 2017 In: What's Happening
Volunteers from Catholic Charities will be providing free basic income tax return preparation at the Lawrence Public Library for eligible individuals through April 12th, 2017.
NOTE: An appointment is required for this service. To schedule, contact Leslie Butsch at 785-856-2694. Looking for more tax info? It’s all here in one spot: Tax Information and Resources
Posted On: Feb 11, 2017 In: What's Happening
Greyhound Bus has a new stop adjacent to the library on 7th Street between Vermont and Kentucky across from the post office (yellow area on map below.)
Greyhound provides service to Lawrence three times a day on its route between Topeka and Kansas City, and connects to thousands of cities across the country.
The Lawrence Public Library is not affiliated with Greyhound Bus services. However, we’re happy to assist with printing bus tickets or directing you to bus information.
- Greyhound tickets can’t be purchased from the driver, but the driver has the option of holding a rider’s ID and taking them to the next bus station to pay. Totally up to the driver, depending on space, etc., but there are no guarantees.
- Order online with credit card and print your ticket. We can help print tickets for $0.15 / page.
- Order online and pay with cash at ACE Cash Express — Located in shopping center at corner of 6th and Kasold
- Order from Greyhound at 1-800-231-2222, then pay with cash at ACE Cash Express.
Important PS: Meters have been removed and “No Parking” signs are in place, so look before you park to avoid a pricey ticket!
Posted On: Feb 6, 2017 In: What's Happening
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