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Dance the Night Away at our Last Bash

We worked hard building a better world this summer and now it’s time to PARTY! As Summer Reading draws to a close, let’s celebrate in style before everyone heads back to school.

On Thursday, Aug 3 from 7-9 PM on the Library Lawn, grab your dancing shoes and bring your best moves for Mundo Nouvo, Kansas City’s Latin and Caribbean music sensation.

We’ll have free Kettle Corn, but bring some dollars for Coney Island Hot Dogs and Free State beer. There will also be a LEGO free-build for all ages and we’ll debut our Summer Reading-inspired Rube Goldberg machine.

Rooftop Supermoon Party

A record-breaking supermoon—the biggest in 70 years!—will brighten the night sky on Monday, Nov 14, so we’re throwing a viewing party from 7-8 PM atop the Library parking garage.

Astronomy Associates of Lawrence will be here with telescopes—let’s get mooned!

Email Gwen for more info.

Summer Reading Closing Ceremonies (aka PARTY!)

Summer Readers! You’ve impressed us with hours of reading, exercising, and learning this summer, and we want to celebrate your success—so, let’s party!

We’re getting together Thursday, August 4 from 6-8 PM for all-ages festivities on the Library Lawn.

See who’s going!

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this year, we’re featuring a spectacular Brazilian martials arts group, Axé Capoeira Kansas City, who promises to bring high energy and Brazilian culture, music, and dance! Come out for family fun, crafts, light snacks, and beverages.

LPL is so proud of every kid, teen, and adult who exercised their minds and finished Summer Reading. Great work, everyone!

Visit the Grupo Axé Capoeira website to learn more about this amazing art form.

Free State FX Modular Synthesizer Launch Party!

We’ve been waiting forever to share this with you!

Come meet our new, modular synthesizer from Free State FX! This Saturday, April 16 from 2-4 PM we’ll go though the individual modules and walk through a handful of demo patches!

See who’s coming and meet up in the Sound+Vision Studio.

Out of This World Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 27 at 7 PM, come mingle with Martians in the new library with stellar special guests, heavenly appetizers, drinks in the Venus Lounge, space music from the SOUND+VISION studio, and our famous themed basket fundraiser.

Get your tickets here! More info is here. Cocktail attire. All proceeds support your public library.

Special guests:


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