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The Greatest Healthy Eating Show in Lawrence!

Back again and better than ever! Come one, come all on SaturdayMAR 10 from 11 AM–1 PM.

Bring your best edible book entry and catch a glimpse of The Last Carnival’s aerial acrobatics, enjoy super fun activities, and win prizes. You don’t miss the hilarious food freak show, either. What’s an Edible Book? It’s so fun! Check out these examples.

Simple or complicated, create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Enter as an individual or a team. Bring entries between 10-11 AM on Saturday. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote!

Who Will Tell Your Story?

Our “Before You Check Out” series continues with this fun and informative class on writing your life story, including tips on creating a unique-to-you obituary.

On Tuesday, FEB 6 from 10:30-11:30 AM, former Journal World reporter and humor writer Cathy Hamilton will guide you through the process of leaving a meaningful written legacy for your family.

We’ll meet in the Auditorium.

PS — Read the rest of Harry Weathersby Stamps’ — self-proclaimed ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler — obituary here!

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, December 10th 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)

 

Sunday Storytime…She’s Baaaack!

On SundayOctober 8th at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium, Miss Deja Brooks returns for an all-ages storytime with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Over 200 people came out for Miss Deja’s premiere at the library in June 2017! Party pix are here!

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)

2017 Deja's Reading Rainbow 600 dpi

StoryWalk® Along DeVictor Park Trail

Get your hiking shoes ready! From June 5–July 28 you can take a hike on the trails at DeVictor Park and read the book Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long. Visit our Children’s Desk for more info.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk®is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

BONUS: The Storywalk® is also part of the library’s Game of Gnomes fitness adventure this summer—so, look for a gnome to mark off your list, too. Stop by the Welcome Desk, grab a gnome map, and start playing!

Family Yoga with A Hogwart’s Twist!

Join us for Magic of Mindfulness, a Harry Potter-inspired night of yoga and relaxation on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30-8 PM in the Auditorium.

We’ll use our wands in “Reverse Wizard Pose” and get in touch with our Patronus with deep breathing. Ages 5+ and families. Registration requested: 843-3833