Posted On: Feb 4, 2018 In: Kids Featured, Kids Room
On Sunday, February 18th from 1:30- 2:30 PM, we’ll be discussing Wonder by R. J. Palacio in the Readers’ Theater! Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy. This program is for ages 8-12 years-old! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.
Posted On: Jan 27, 2018 In: Kids Featured, Kids Room
It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, February 10th from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #29, A Big Day for Baseball. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.
Posted On: Dec 4, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Like reading alone, but don’t wanna be alone? Exactly!
Silent Book Club is just that — a book club where we meet and quietly read together.
Join us Sunday, DEC 10 from 4:45-6 PM for comfy seating, cozy beverages (hocho, anyone?), and books for anyone who needs one. All you have to do is show up ready to read…silently, of course.
We’ll meet up in the Auditorium.
Posted On: Aug 29, 2017 In: In the Spotlight
I’ll be honest, until this year I had never participated in a book club. In theory, they’re right up my alley. I work at a library. I’ve always worked in bookstores. Reading = good. Discussions = good. But joining a book club can be a little intimidating.
Apart from leaving the comfort of my home, which as a rule I only leave to work or shop for groceries, it’s a time commitment. There are only 24 hours in a day and when eight of those are spent playing video games, time just gets away from you. Who knew?
For those of you in a similar time crunch–legitimate or self imposed–the library is launching our first documentary club, Doc Discussions. It’s as easy as “book” clubs get. Step one: an hour and a half (more or less) commitment to watch one of the best documentaries around. Step two: Come talk about it in an hour long gab sesh at the library. Doesn’t get more efficient than that.
Or does it? Read More..
Posted On: May 5, 2017 In: In the Spotlight
Finding the right read for your book club can feel a little bit like dating sometimes. You go through a bunch of duds before finding the right fit. Sometimes your friends are helpful but other times… not so much (looking at you, Friend Who Tried Setting Me Up With Someone Who Hates Cats).
The whole thing is messy, but at least with books we can make it a *little* easier. Behold: Book Club Speed Dating. It’s like regular speed dating, but with books, which is WAY less awkward. The Book Squad (along with fab folks from The Raven and Dusty Bookshelf) recently put on our THIRD Book Club Speed Dating event. Read More..
Posted On: Jan 29, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Is your book club losing altitude? Maybe it’s failed to launch? For newer clubs looking to find their footing, seasoned clubs needing a spark, and everyone in between, we’ve got expert help.
Join us Thursday, Feb 9 from 7-8:30 PM at the gorgeous Cider Gallery (810 Pennsylvania) in east Lawrence for refreshments, drinks, and great book club fun! (Even if you’re “currently without club,” you are welcome to join in!)
Spaces are limited, so please RSVP Polli at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS—Join the convo on Facebook to see who else is going.
Posted On: Sep 28, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Do you call yourself an otaku and argue endlessly with your friends over who’s the best waifu/husbando?
Let’s geek out on Saturday, Oct 1 from 1-2 PM over the latest in manga, anime, and Japanese culture with the Teen Zone’s Ben. See who’s going!
Meet up in the Reader’s Theater.
Posted On: Jul 22, 2016 In: Uncategorized
If you like to get lit…erary, this club’s for you: raise a pint and your bookish IQ at the same time! We’ll be at Decade Coffee Thursday, July 28 from 7-8:30 PM.
We meet the fourth Thursday each month at Decade to talk about what book(s) you’ve been reading and get some awesome recommendations for brand new titles! Kate‘s got details.
Posted On: Jul 14, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
From 7-8:30 PM on Thursday July 21, the 3TBC is meeting for food and cocktails at 7 East 7th (located above John Brown Underground) to discuss our most recent read.
If you haven’t read this month’s selection and want to get on board, email Kate!
Posted On: Jun 18, 2016 In: Uncategorized
We’re discussing this month’s pick, Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan Stradal on July 27 from 7-8:30 PM in Meeting Room B.
LWBC takes monthly dives into the latest, hottest book club picks! Selections range from beloved classics to modern book club favorites. Anyone who’s read the book for the current month is welcome!
Get in on September’s pick by calling Kate for more information.