Posted On: Dec 1, 2017 In: Uncategorized
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.
Posted On: Oct 19, 2017 In: What's Happening
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:
Posted On: Aug 25, 2017 In: What's Happening
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!
Show Notes by Episode:
- Episode 018: WE’VE GOT THE POWAH!
- Episode 017: New Year, New Reads
- Episode 016: Hope in the Dark
- Episode 015: Holiday Gift-Giving Cornucopia Extravaganza!
- Episode 014: Better Living Through Dystopia
- Episode 013: The Dilemma (Art vs Artist)
- Episode 012: The One Where We (Finally) Disagree!
- Episode 011: Hist Fic AND Books That Hurt Yer Guts
- Episode 010: The Intestinal Issue! Also, Zora Neale Hurston!
- Episode 009: Did we hate Catcher in the Rye the second time?
- Episode 008: YA Crossover, Eleanor & Park, and more!
- Episode 007: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Feminist post-apocalypse, and more!
- Episode 006: Parable of the Sower vs 1984, I Am Not Your Negro and more – BONUS EDITION
- Episode 005: In the Time of the Butterflies / Read Across Lawrence
- Episode 004: Destiny of the Republic, end-of-year lists, and more!
- Episode 003: Being Mortal, Winter Reading, and beyond
- Episode 001 & 002: Pilot episode & Year of Wonders
Posted On: Apr 1, 2017 In: Uncategorized
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Posted On: Jan 11, 2017 In: Teens Featured
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.
Here’s a visual!