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Build a Better World

Dance the Night Away at our Last Bash

We worked hard building a better world this summer and now it’s time to PARTY! As Summer Reading draws to a close, let’s celebrate in style before everyone heads back to school.

On Thursday, Aug 3 from 7-9 PM on the Library Lawn, grab your dancing shoes and bring your best moves for Mundo Nouvo, Kansas City’s Latin and Caribbean music sensation.

We’ll have free Kettle Corn, but bring some dollars for Coney Island Hot Dogs and Free State beer. There will also be a LEGO free-build for all ages and we’ll debut our Summer Reading-inspired Rube Goldberg machine.

Exploratorium: Build a Better World!

On Monday, June 26 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll explore how we can improve our world through innovative technology, creating videos, therapy animals, and more! This program is for ages 7-11! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Dino O’Dell: Build a Better World

Join award-winning educator, author, and songwriter Dinosaur O’Dell for a trip around the world on Thursday, June 22 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium! Whether you’re swimming with the piranhas in South America, jumping with kangaroos in Australia or fixing spaceships in Europe, Dino’s stories and songs are not only fun, but interactive and educational. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

Happy Pride Month, Lawrence!

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Following the lead of Harvey Milk Memorial Library and Brooklyn Public Library, we’re hoping our own version of drag queen storytime is as sparkly and glamorous as it is a safe space for, “positive, and unabashedly queer role models…where kids can imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.” (SOURCE: Drag Queen Story Hour)

Check out this clip from Park Slope Library in Brooklyn:

Kidsapalooza: Build A Better World

Building challenges, blocks, marshmallows and more! All the building will be happening on Wednesday, June 14 from 2- 3 PM in the Audiorium! Towers, bridges, games. Are you itching to build? This is the meetup for you! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join us on the Library Lawn, Saturday, June 3rd from 10 AM- 12 PM and Build a Better World with us this summer! Start your summer reading off with a fun morning of building with Home Depot! FREE! ALL AGES!