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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.

Prepare for Tax Season at LPL

April 15 will be here before you know it. LPL is ready to help you get the ball rolling.

Tax Info
Get started here.
(Starting from our webpage? Here’s the scenic route: Click Research Resources and then Tax Information.)

Tax Forms
Available tax forms are located in the checkout lobby on the bookshelves facing the elevator. Someone at our Welcome Desk can also point you in the right direction.

Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA)
MONS, WEDS | Jan 30–Apr 12, 2017
Catholic Charities volunteers will provide free, basic income tax return prep for eligible individuals. Set up a time with Leslie Butsch at 785-856-2694 — an appointment is required to participate.

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Your Local Health Spot in 2017

At the turn of each new year, I try not to make resolutions. I avoid them. I really do. Instead, I think about the clean slate that a new year brings–the fresh opportunities to try something different, to improve in so many ways, or to take a look at life through a new lens without the strict confines of being resolved to do something. Observing, staying curious, and taking action to get outside of my day-to-day are how I try to greet the next 365. Read More..

The More You Know

The Kansas State Library’s online resources are hopping and we’re gonna show you what’s there and and how to access them this Thursday, May 5 from 10-11 AM.

Join us in Mtg Room C to explore online tools for general research, job, health, genealogy, business—there’s plenty en Español además. What you don’t know might thrill you.