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Friends of the Library

Spring Reads Are Blooming!

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.


Friends Booksale
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

 

Julia Alvarez: Woman, Writer, Activist

On Sunday, March 5 at 7 PM at the Lied Center, our NEA Big Read/Read Across Lawrence ends on the highest of notes with a visit from the writer herself, Julia Alvarez.

Author of 19 books and three collections of poetry, Alvarez will talk about her books, in particular, In the Time of the Butterflies and Return to Sender, and what it means to be a citizen of the world as a woman, writer, and activist.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Lobby opens at 6 PM. The Lied Center is located at 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julia Alvarez is the recipient of two Pura Belpre awards and the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature. She was born in New York City, and spent her early childhood in the Dominican Republic. Her family was forced to flee in 1960 because of her father’s participation in an attempt to overthrow the country’s military dictator, Rafael Trujillo. She returned to New York as a ten year old and turned to books and writing to cope with language and culture barriers she faced upon returning to the land of her birth.

“Lawrence Public Library and its partners were among 75 groups nationwide to receive a Big Read Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This is a huge honor and the first time that Lawrence has earned this grant, which makes it possible to bring Ms. Alvarez to Lawrence. KU Libraries look forward to sharing the scholarship and collections of our Latin and Caribbean Studies scholars through the collaborative programming being developed for the Lawrence community,” said Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Head of KU Libraries’ Center for Community Engagement.


Offered in partnership with KU Libraries, the KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Lied Center of Kansas. NEA Big Read is program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Gift Ideas for Library Fans

From helping to keep Howie in goldfish food to building our Storytime @ Home kits for young readers, the LPL Friends and Foundation Holiday Shop makes it possible to give the gift of knowledge, progress, hope, and community this season.

Grab a coffee, get cozy, and take a spin around the Holiday Shop. There’s something inside for everyone.

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Stock Up on Cold Weather Reads!

The last Friends Booksale of the year is just around the corner.

Thursday through Sunday, September 29–October 2, come scour the shelves for great deals while supporting your library!

Thursday is a special night just for members, which means a first crack at all the goods with the purchase of an annual membership. You can join right at the door.

See you soon!


2016 Friends Fall Booksale Poster hours dates only

Summer Book Sale Starts June 2

Find your perfect beach read for the perfect price!

The Friends of the Library open their garage doors on June 2 for a special Members Only night of pre-shopping before the public sale begins on Friday morning at 10 AM. If you want first dibs at awesome new deals, join at the door and become a member!

Here’s the schedule. Can’t wait to see you there!

THU—Jun 2* | 5-7 PM

FRI—Jun 3 | 10 AM–6 PM

SAT—Jun 4 | 10 AM–6 PM

SUN—Jun 5 | 12–4 PM

*Members’ Night—Join at the door!

Sale is located on the Kentucky Street side of the Library.

Friends Sales at Tuesday Farmer’s Market

The good deals aren’t just edible! Every Tuesday in May from 4-6 PM, the Friends will be rolling out deals on books and other items, and setting up right on the lawn with all the other vendors.

Now you can shop for fresh produce and books together, and help support your library!

Spring Book Sale 2016

Take your pick of spring reads, from mystery and international fiction, to cookbooks and graphic novels.

You can add to your TBR pile without breaking the bank. All proceeds go back to funding great programs for all ages at your library.

Located on the Kentucky Street side of the library. First dibs on Thursday if you’re a Friends member.

THU | March 31 | 5-7 PM (Friends only—Join at the door!)
FRI, SAT | April 1-2 | 10-6 PM
SUN | April 3 | 12-4 PM

Friends of the Library Pop-Up Sale: Gardening

Get ready to garden and grab some great reads, and check out this year’s LPL Seed Library. Browse books in the Library Entry and seeds over in the Atrium—Get inspired to grow! Made possible by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library — Become a Member today!

THU | Feb 18 | 5–8 PM
SAT | Feb 20 | 10 AM–4 PM