Posted On: Oct 22, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Explore the book not simply as a container of content, but a “meaningful physical object that has shaped the way we understand the world around us.”
Starting Wednesday, NOV 8, this 4-part series focuses one of our favorite topics—books!—with insight and expertise from KU faculty and staff.
Adults and Teens welcome! Free, but registration is required for the Kenneth Spencer Research Library Special Collections Tour. Questions? Email Ian: email@example.com.
WED | Nov 8 | 7-8 PM | Auditorium
Dr. Anne D Hedeman: Shaping the Medieval Illuminated Manuscript
WED | Nov 15 | 7-8 PM | Auditorium
Dr. Elspeth Healey: A Past You Can Touch: History of the Book in the Collections of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library
WED | Nov 29 | 7-8 PM | Auditorium
Dr. Jonathan Lamb: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: the Typographical Revolution in Retrospect
FRI | Dec 8 | 2 PM | Kenneth Spencer Research Library Special Collections
Register with Ian: firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTE SOURCE: Harvard University
Posted On: Oct 19, 2017 In: What's Happening
NEW! Book Squad Podcast 012:
The One Where We (Finally) Disagree
“Hear our takes on this Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France.”
The librarians are in! Tune in for Kate and Polli’s favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, and updates from Lawrence Public Library and beyond.
Grab your earbuds, settle in, and press the red PLAY button to listen:
Posted On: Aug 25, 2017 In: What's Happening
Join the Book Squad’s Polli and Kate on Soundcloud to catch their latest wits (and greatest hits).
Once a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic in She Said/She Said, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, Audio Reader programs, and beyond.
Click on the red button to play!
Show Notes by Episode:
- Episode 015: Holiday Gift-Giving Cornucopia Extravaganza!
- Episode 014: Better Living Through Dystopia
- Episode 013: The Dilemma (Art vs Artist)
- Episode 012: The One Where We (Finally) Disagree!
- Episode 011: Hist Fic AND Books That Hurt Yer Guts
- Episode 010: The Intestinal Issue! Also, Zora Neale Hurston!
- Episode 009: Did we hate Catcher in the Rye the second time?
- Episode 008: YA Crossover, Eleanor & Park, and more!
- Episode 007: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Feminist post-apocalypse, and more!
- Episode 006: Parable of the Sower vs 1984, I Am Not Your Negro and more – BONUS EDITION
- Episode 005: In the Time of the Butterflies / Read Across Lawrence
- Episode 004: Destiny of the Republic, end-of-year lists, and more!
- Episode 003: Being Mortal, Winter Reading, and beyond
- Episode 001 & 002: Pilot episode & Year of Wonders
Posted On: Aug 7, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Need the perfect book for your warm weather adventures? Grab fresh reads from your Friends every Tuesday! We are rolling out our best selection of poolside, picnic blanket, and hammock-friendly books to the Kentucky Street side of the library. All priced $2 and under.
LPLFriends.org for more information.
Posted On: Mar 16, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library now has a storefront!
DownHall Books (aptly named for being “down the hall”) opened this week as a permanent browsing outpost for book sales.
The idea behind it is two-fold: how to address increasing storage challenges while answering requests for more book sales. In 2016, your donations helped the Friends of LPL raise a whopping $100,000 for library programs, speakers, collections, reading prizes, and more. That’s a whole lot of books, folks!
We found some prime wall space directly outside the elevator, installed shelving, and magically, the Friends’ overflow solution led to a fantastic benefit for you. Happy Browsing!
Behold the DownHall deets:
- Located on the Lower Level of the library
- BY ELEVATOR: When the doors open, boom—books!
- BY STAIRS: Our Tech Desk can point you in the right direction
- Hardbacks are $2; soft covers are $1
- An honor system cashbox allows for cash/check payment and donations
- Broad selection: classics, genre fiction, bestsellers, oversized books—you name it, it’s likely there
Questions? Call or email our Friends Coordinator, Angela: 843-3833 x 149 or email@example.com.
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Get ready for the first Friends sale of the year. All books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be $2 and under!
Find us in the Friends’ Garage on the west side of the library on Kentucky Street.
Members’ Only Night is THU, Mar 30 from 5-7 PM. Membership gets you first crack at the goods! You can join now or at the door.
FRI | Mar 31 | 10AM–6 PM
SAT | Apr 1 | 10AM–6 PM
SUN | Apr 2 | 12-4 PM
For more information visit lplfriends.org or call Angela at 785-843-3833 x 149
Posted On: Mar 3, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The recipe is simple: Pick one book you love and a creative way of interpreting it with edible ingredients!
Register as an individual or team: 785-843-3833 by 5 PM on FRI, March 10. Bring entries to the library between 10-11 AM on SAT, March 11.
This all-ages food challenge gives readers a chance to transform a favorite book into a culinary masterpiece based on the content or appearance of the book, from puns to literal interpretations! It’s ok to play with your food!
Email Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Posted On: Dec 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured
So, you just finished the best book ever and now you have nothing to read. Give yourself time to grieve, then get busy.
LPL librarians love to help readers find new material, but what if we’re closed, you’re out of town, or you prefer going solo and charting your own course?
NoveList connects you with read-alikes (imagine your favorite book had offspring) using the simplest of searches. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, a bodice-ripping romance, or want to find the next book in a series, log in and watch your nightstand reading pile grow.
NoveList is accessible at all library computers. If you want to log on from your own computer, you’ll need your library card number. Hey! I need a library card!
Posted On: Dec 5, 2016 In: Uncategorized
You’ve written your book—now it’s time to print it! Teens and adults ready to take the next step are invited to join the Printing Services staff of the KU Bookstore on Wednesday, Dec 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Auditorium. They’ll walk us through their self-publishing resources, including tips on designing a great cover and handling copyright registration.
Posted On: Nov 18, 2016 In: What's Happening
Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues through reading!
From December 1–January 31, cozy up with your favorite book and blanket, and compete for prizes!
Adults who read 3 books (or listen/read for 15 hours) can fill out this online form and claim your prizes after December 16th. Pick up a Winter Reading booklet at any desk starting December 1! Questions? Email Kate!
Embrace the winter break and cozy up with some great books. Bring in a favorite quote from the book you’re reading, or write a 3-4 sentence review, and drop it off in the Teen Zone to be entered into a weekly prize drawing for free books or other prizes. Questions? Email Miriam!
Read with us this winter! Ages 0-11 (or birth to 5th grade) can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk. Read 10 books or 10 hours and turn in your log from 12/12/16-1/31/17 for some high-fives and prizes. You’ll also need to fill out the kids’ finisher form when you’re finished with your log. Make sure to stop by the children’s area to see how the librarians are challenging themselves to read more this winter! Questions? Email Jenny!