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Who are ‘the Media’?

Curious about fake news, facts, and ferreting out the truth?

On Monday, DEC 11 from 7-8 PM in our Auditorium, local media professionals and professors from KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications will talk about navigating the current murky media landscape.

Learn strategies for evaluating news and determining the accuracy and validity of the stories you see online, on TV, and in the papers. Participants are encouraged to join in the dialogue, ask questions and offer comments. Teens welcome.

Episode 12: The One Where We (Finally) Disagree

NEW! Book Squad Podcast 012:
The One Where We (Finally) Disagree

“Hear our takes on this Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France.”

The librarians are in! Tune in for Kate and Polli’s favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, and updates from Lawrence Public Library and beyond.


Grab your earbuds, settle in, and press the red PLAY button to listen:

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Words in Your Ears

Join the Book Squad’s Polli and Kate on Soundcloud to catch their latest wits (and greatest hits).

Once a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic in She Said/She Said, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, Audio Reader programs, and beyond.

Click on the red button to play! 

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Show Notes by Episode:

Fact Checking Bootcamp

Is the news you read true?

Join KU Journalism faculty to learn about evaluating and verifying news sources in this 4-part series. Then, do some fact checking of your own! Questions? Ask Melissa: mfisherisaacs@lplks.org

TUESDAYS | 6:30-8 PM


TUE | Apr 18: | Meeting Room C
Gain strategies for effective online searching, plus ways to search and access public documents.

TUE | April 25 | Meeting Room A
Learn the telltale signs of news that may not be factually sound, and about the online resources you can use to verify the veracity of news stories.

TUE | May 2 | Meeting Room A
Uncover the ins and outs of filing requests for public documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Kansas Open Records Act (KORA).

TUE | May 9 | Meeting Room A
Follow the money in campaign and other political financing by learning about campaign finance laws and searching public records.

Get Unlimited Digital Access in English, 中文, and Español

10 free articles a month go pretty fast and the basic $195 annual subscription might feel impossibly out of reach. That’s why we’re excited to provide you digital access to the New York Times — in house and off site. Get breaking news, reviews, multimedia, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and more — here or wherever you find yourself in the world.


Access in the library (unlimited access to articles)

  • Connect to the Library’s WiFi or use a library computer
  • First-time users will need to register here (provide an email, create a password)
  • Returning users can log in at nytimes.com

Access off site (72 hours of unlimited access)

  • Log in (or register if it’s your first time) on your device or computer
  • Open the following URL in a new tab, then enter your library card number and 8-digit PIN for access.

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