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: Sep 23, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Every Monday through the end of October, dive into discussions about water in Kansas, the Kaw River, and Lawrence.
Featuring local luminaries such as Rex Buchanan and Sarah Hill-Nelson, we’ll spend four evenings plumbing the depths of aquifers, law, water supply, and watersheds, then wrap it all up with a tour of the Bowersock Mills & Power Company’s plant just across the river.
Free, but registration for the tour required: Email Jake at email@example.com
MONDAY WATER TALKS | 7-8 PM | Library Auditorium
10/2 | Aquifers and Streamflow with Rex Buchanan
10/9 | Water Law, Water Fights, and the Kaw with Burke Griggs
10/16 | Water in a Land of Plenty with Sharon Ashworth
10/23 | Regional Advisory Committees and Watersheds with Sarah Hill-Nelson
SPECIAL SUNDAY FIELD TRIP!
10/29 | 4 PM | Bowersock Mills & Power Plant Tour
Posted On: Sep 18, 2017 In: Uncategorized
What’s the matter with Kansas? Absolutely nothing!
Mary Gage and Monicka Remboldt spent a year exploring all 26 of the state parks in Kansas. On TUE, September 26 from 7-8:30 PM in the Auditorium, they’ll be here to give us a virtual tour of their adventures.
Spend an evening reveling in the natural beauty of the Sunflower State, but beware, you might be inspired to dust off your hiking boots and discover those wild places for yourself!
Posted On: May 15, 2017 In: What's Happening
Starting Monday, June 5 through July 28, get ready for a summer fitness adventure into the great “ungnome”! Whether you’re House Lannister or House Stark, it’s your job to find all 21 gnomes we’ve hidden in various parks around town. Form a fellowship or strike out solo and earn some loot! Download the map here or pick one up at our Welcome Desk starting June 5. Made possible with support from the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Here’s how to play:
- Visit the walking paths in the parks on the map.
- Each location has two gnomes. Find them, and their special names along each path.
DeVictor Park has a bonus third gnome located in our Storywalk®.
The gnomes at Rock Chalk are quite far apart, spanning between E 902 RD and E 1000 RD.
- Match the park’s number with the gnome names on your handout. Write the park’s number next to the gnome’s name in the blank provided.
- Find all 21 gnomes. We’ve included three “wild card” gnomes on the list to keep you on your toes (you won’t find them—they’re just decoys.)
- Fill out your contact info and return the sheet to our Welcome Desk to enter the raffle for your very own gnomes!
GUARANTEED FINISHER PRIZES A coupon to Ad Astra Running A coupon to the Rolling Gnome Gaming Store A surprise tchotchke One of these four glorious finisher buttons — You choose! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE To be announced… Oh, the suspense!
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: What's Happening
We’re all about connecting readers and writers, and now NE Kansas authors can easily submit their work for consideration for inclusion in our Local Indie Author Collection.
Check out our form and submit!
Posted On: Jan 22, 2017 In: Uncategorized
How does cutting taxes affect the wellbeing of our state’s budget?
On Thursday, Jan 26, Kansas Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion from 7-8:30 PM in the Auditorium on the pros, cons, and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment.
Posted On: May 3, 2016 In: In the Spotlight
Lawrence author George Frazier celebrates the wilderness he finds in Kansas, lyrically linking the present with the past in his new book The Last Wild Places of Kansas: Journeys Into Hidden Landscapes. Read More..
Posted On: Sep 11, 2015 In: In the Spotlight
Lawrence native Andrew Malan Milward has combed through Kansas history for all the secrets, idiosyncrasies, and forgotten moments of our state. With this trove of knowledge, he didn’t try to write a textbook or manifesto; instead, he created a work of short stories, speaking of the lives of Kansans, some historical, and some imagined.
Posted On: Aug 25, 2015 In: In the Spotlight
Language lovers of all ages are in for a treat this Thursday night: Eric McHenry, the current Kansas Poet Laureate, will be speaking at a special free event in the library auditorium at 7:00 pm. Read More..