Posted On: Jan 13, 2018 In: Featured
Far from the coastal centers of culture and politics, Kansas stands at the very center of American stereotypes about red states. In the American imagination, it is a place LGBT people leave. No Place Like Home is about why they stay.
Monday, JAN 29 from 7-8:30 PM in our Auditorium, C.J. Janovy will join us to talk about her book and its epic story of how, “a few disorganized and politically naïve Kansans, realizing they were unfairly under attack, rolled up their sleeves, went looking for fights, and ended up making friends in one of the country’s most hostile states.” (SOURCE: University Press of Kansas)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.J. Janovy is the Arts Reporter at KCUR. She also spent many years as an alt-weekly journalist in Kansas City, including a decade as editor of The Pitch, whose writers won local, regional, and national awards and were published in several Best American writing anthologies. She then spent a few years in academia, serving as director of communications at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where reporters frequently gave her a taste of her own medicine.
A native of Nebraska, C.J. majored in English at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a master’s degree in creative writing from Boston University.
Posted On: Jan 10, 2018 In: Kids Featured, Kids Room
Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 20th with stories and songs with guest presenters highlighting a featured language or culture! This storytime features German!
Posted On: Nov 11, 2017 In: Kids Room
On Saturday, November 25 from 4- 4:30 PM, all ages are welcome to join us in the Readers’ Theater for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers. For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language. IMAGE: Uijae Museum of Korean Art
Posted On: Jul 3, 2017 In: Summer Reading
Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 15th with guest presenters featuring stories and songs from a different language. MariaAna Garza will teach a few yoga poses and David Hann will teach some Tai Chi poses that we will read about in the story. We’ll learn a few Chinese words from Yilan Zhao at the beginning of the storytime and finishing up with a fan craft!
Posted On: Apr 18, 2017 In: Uncategorized
On Saturday, April 29, we’ll celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters in the Auditorium from 3-4 PM. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit http://bit.ly/1D9QlXs for more info about Día.
Posted On: Sep 18, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Join us Monday, September 19 at 7 PM in the Auditorium for a screening of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville, as part of the new season of Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture at the library.
“In a year of historic change, one town in the Heartland questions what it means to be an American. With rapidly changing demographics, longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.” Visit pbs.org for more.
Offered in partnership with the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. Free and open to the public.
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, Kansas African Studies Center, the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Posted On: Apr 24, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
Monday evening, April 25 from 7-8:30 in the Library Auditorium, leading scholars from the University of Kansas will talk about what drives, and what can conquer, the growing trend of hate speech directed toward Muslims.
In partnership with the Langston Hughes Center, the Kansas African Studies Center, and the KU Department of African and African American Studies.
Posted On: Mar 2, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teen Zone
THU | Mar 10 | 7 PM | Auditorium
“Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar.
His innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form.”
Join us for a look into Hendrix’s short, yet influential career. Offered in partnership with KU’s Langston Hughes Center.