Posted On: Mar 3, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The recipe is simple: Pick one book you love and a creative way of interpreting it with edible ingredients!
Register as an individual or team: 785-843-3833 by 5 PM on FRI, March 10. Bring entries to the library between 10-11 AM on SAT, March 11.
This all-ages food challenge gives readers a chance to transform a favorite book into a culinary masterpiece based on the content or appearance of the book, from puns to literal interpretations! It’s ok to play with your food!
Email Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Posted On: Dec 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured
So, you just finished the best book ever and now you have nothing to read. Give yourself time to grieve, then get busy.
LPL librarians love to help readers find new material, but what if we’re closed, you’re out of town, or you prefer going solo and charting your own course?
NoveList connects you with read-alikes (imagine your favorite book had offspring) using the simplest of searches. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, a bodice-ripping romance, or want to find the next book in a series, log in and watch your nightstand reading pile grow.
NoveList is accessible at all library computers. If you want to log on from your own computer, you’ll need your library card number. Hey! I need a library card!
Posted On: Nov 18, 2016 In: What's Happening
Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues through reading!
From December 1–January 31, cozy up with your favorite book and blanket, and compete for prizes!
Adults who read 3 books (or listen/read for 15 hours) can fill out this online form and claim your prizes after December 16th. Pick up a Winter Reading booklet at any desk starting December 1! Questions? Email Kate!
Embrace the winter break and cozy up with some great books. Bring in a favorite quote from the book you’re reading, or write a 3-4 sentence review, and drop it off in the Teen Zone to be entered into a weekly prize drawing for free books or other prizes. Questions? Email Miriam!
Read with us this winter! Ages 0-11 (or birth to 5th grade) can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk. Read 10 books or 10 hours and turn in your log from 12/12/16-1/31/17 for some high-fives and prizes. You’ll also need to fill out the kids’ finisher form when you’re finished with your log. Make sure to stop by the children’s area to see how the librarians are challenging themselves to read more this winter! Questions? Email Jenny!
Posted On: Sep 26, 2016 In: Uncategorized
BB-8 loves to read, and so do we!
While the Empire would most likely be displeased, Star Wars Reads Day — a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading — is back.
This Saturday, October 1 from 2-4 PM in the Library Auditorium, bring your best Wookie yell and celebrate all things Star Wars! We’ll perform Jedi mind tricks, create lightsabers, and more for our 5th annual event!
Bring a friend and see who else is going!
Posted On: Sep 19, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Reading to a sweet dog is a safe, non-threatening way for your child to practice their skills in a fun and comfortable setting.
15-minute slots are available this Saturday, September 24 starting at 10 AM in the Readers’ Theater. Register: 785-843-3833.
Posted On: Sep 17, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Celebrate your freedom to read all week by collecting a new Banned Book Trading Card each day at the Welcome Desk.
The 2016 edition includes an unprecedented 8th card! Here’s the release schedule:
We had 8 stunning finalists, so we made an exception this year to add a BONUS CARD!
Two Boys Kissing | (Lana Grove)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | (Charley Forsyth)
The Jungle | (Tyler Jones)
The Color Purple | (Charlotte Pemberton)
Annie on My Mind | (Myka Small)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | (Anne Patterson)
SAT, 10/1/16 — Special Double Feature
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | (Ursula Minor)
A People’s History of the United States | (Dave Loewenstein)
Posted On: Sep 17, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Reading is essential for democracy and intellectual freedom is essential for a creative society.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
How can you fight censorship?
1. Attend our 5th Annual Banned Books Trading Card Reveal Party on Friday, September 23.
2. Collect all 7 2016 Banned Book Trading Cards at the Welcome Desk—a new one revealed each day from 9/25–10/1!
3. Explore these recently challenged books from 2015:
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
- I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Reasons: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”).
- The Holy Bible
Reasons: Religious viewpoint.
- Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”).
- Habibi, by Craig Thompson
Reasons: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
- Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence.
- Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
Reasons: Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”).
4. Explore these.
5. Get involved.
Posted On: Jul 22, 2016 In: Uncategorized
If you like to get lit…erary, this club’s for you: raise a pint and your bookish IQ at the same time! We’ll be at Decade Coffee Thursday, July 28 from 7-8:30 PM.
We meet the fourth Thursday each month at Decade to talk about what book(s) you’ve been reading and get some awesome recommendations for brand new titles! Kate‘s got details.
Posted On: May 2, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
Spend your lunch hour this Wednesday, May 4 from 12-1 PM at our brown-bag discussion group—with drinks on us!
Bring your current read, gab about what everyone else is reading, and get the low-down on new books.
Email William to sign up!