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AARP Driving Safety Class

Offered three times a year, this two-day course will refresh your driving skills and update you on new federal, state and local laws. A trained instructor will lead you through a workbook, dvd, and discussion – no driving is involved. After completing the class, you will receive a certificate that may be presented to your insurance company for a discount on your policy. The next class will be Thursday and Friday, October 15 & 16, 2015 in meeting room C in the library. Classes run 10am – 3pm each day with a lunch break. The class is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register contact Pattie Johnston at 785-843-3833 ext. 115 or via email at


We come to you….

Remember that you have two opportunities to “visit” the Library without coming to the main building!  BookTalks offers an informal discussion of materials available from the library’s collection and the Bookmobile brings a variety of materials that you may borrow. Both services are open to all. Though both services are located at various retirement communities throughout the city, you need not be a resident of the communities to participate. All are welcome at all of the sites.

Book Talks is not a book club but a discussion of various materials available from the Library’s collection. It includes older titles that you may be familiar with but haven’t read for a long time, brand new books by new authors, movies and music. The discussion also includes suggestions by those attending.

The Bookmobile brings books, audio-books and dvds for your selection. Reserves may be made and picked up at the Bookmobile. A library card is required but should you not have one, you may get a card at the Bookmobile by showing current ID.  If you have mobility limitations, the Bookmobile stops are still available to you. At each location, the service is inside the building so you do not need to climb steps to enter a vehicle. So, if coming to the main library downtown is not an option, the Lawrence Public Library comes to you! For a complete listing of the dates and locations of Book Talks and the Bookmobile, click on “Book Talks” and “Bookmobile” on this page.

Hope to see you there!


The Fall Skillbuilders series will begin on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 at the Smith Center of Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace. The series will continue through November 19th.

Skillbuilders is a series of programs for anyone experiencing significant life changes. Those who have lost a loved one by death, who are making adjustments to illness or who are adapting to being a single person, often find that grief is not the only thing that must be faced. Common daily occurrences take on a different meaning and cause unexpected anxiety. Why is it so hard to make decisions that seemed easy before the changes? Who do I ask or how do I know?

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