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SR2017

Kidsapalooza: Firefighters

On Wednesday, July 26 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll explore a fire truck and learn about what firefighters do to build a better community! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Kitchen Building Challenge!

On Monday, July 24 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll create towers, bridges, and walls out of marshmallows, toothpicks, cups, straws, and other supplies that can be found in your kitchen! Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Bookworms & Waterbugs

Join us on Friday, July 21 from 10:30 AM- 12 PM for poolside stories and music followed by a free swim! Provided by Lawrence Public Library and Lawrence Parks & Rec. Free! For Ages 2 & up. Meet at the Outdoor Aquatic Center! There will be another Bookworms & Waterbugs on July 21st!

 

FIRE DOG

On Thursday, July 20  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, FIRE DOG will be performing at LPL!!!!! FIRE DOG is a powerful trio of musicians that skillfully harness youthful energy and sophisticated songwriting. Their songs are humorous, poignant, original, and entertaining. This summer FIRE DOG brings you new educational tunes from their album “Endangered Species Project. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: Upcycled Art

Take everyday recyclables from drab to fab! On Wednesday, July 19th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us in creating amazing art from recycled items! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Recycled Art!

Give bottle caps, cardboard, milk jugs, and more a second life! On Monday, July 17th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us for this inventive program. Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

IMAGE: Mandala 6 by Hillerbrand+Magsamen (http://www.hillerbrandmagsamen.com/)

Topeka Zoo: Planet Protectors!

On Thursday, July 13  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, join the Topeka Zoo as they present live animals and discuss how these creatures provide us with a better world. From disease control to keeping our planet clean, these furry, feathered, and scaly animals provide services we cannot live without. Be sure not to miss this wild presentation! TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Mysterious Mustache Movie and Book Club

For our summer meetings we’ll watch the movie, then compare it to the book! Meet in the Auditorium on Sunday, July 16th from 1:30-4:30 PM. This month it’s Hoot. We’ll also have snacks and pass out a book for the next meeting. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy!  Program is for ages 8-12! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Multicultural Storytime: Tai Chi

Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 15th with guest presenters featuring stories and songs from a different language. MariaAna Garza will teach a few yoga poses and David Hann will teach some Tai Chi poses that we will read about in the story.  We’ll learn a few Chinese words from Yilan Zhao at the beginning of the storytime and finishing up with a fan craft!

Paul Mesner Puppet Theater: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. Paul Mesner will be telling us all about it on Thursday, July 6  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. For years we have only known this story from the pigs point of view. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks and the three pigs who lived in them. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!