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You Up for the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Write a novel in a month! Track your progress! Get pep talks and support! Meet fellow writers online and in person!

Every Saturday in November, join us for snacks, caffeine, and camaraderie as you make your journey through the 50,000-word marathon that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel, so get ready for a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

We’ll meet up from 4-6 PM in Meeting Room C — Teens and Adults welcome!

Turn Growing Pains into Gains

Are you a teen or new adult navigating a world of new responsibility? We’re here to help.

Starting Tuesday, OCT 24 from 7-8 PM in Meeting Room B, our How to Adult 4-part series will show you how to pay your taxes, manage money, rent an apartment, and buy a car!

BONUS: We’re offering sweet door prizes at each event — everyone who attends all four sessions will get a prize. Offered in partnership with Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. and Kansas Legal Aid.

Totally free, just register: 785-843-3833.


SCHEDULE (Click links for details)

10/24 | Taxes 101
Learn the ins and outs of filing your taxes for the first time with help from Kansas Legal Aid.​

11/14 | 15 Things to Know Before You Leave Home: A Student Survival Guide
High school and college students learn what they need to know to live independently. This class covers how to develop a budget, track spending and keep personal finances healthy and safe.

11/28 | On My Own: Finding and Renting Your First Apartment
Need an apartment, but don’t know the first thing about renting? Thinking about having a roommate? Signing a rental lease can be scary and confusing. What exactly are you responsible for? Find out details you should know before moving into your first apartment. You’ll be glad you did.

12/12 | Try It, Drive It: Buying Your First Car
Time for new wheels? Learn how to: accurately calculate the amount you can comfortably spend on a vehicle, plan ahead for which periodic vehicle-related expenses are important, and determine if your next vehicle should be new, used, or leased.

Families + Autism: A Research Update

KU Autism researchers, Doctors Nancy Brady and Steve Warren from the University of Kansas’ Lifespan Institute, will be here to talk about issues affecting teens and their families on MON, Mar 27 at 7 PM in the Auditorium.

Bring your questions and learn more about recent developments in this field of study.

For more info, email Gwen at ggeigerwolfe@lplks.orgNOTE: This is incorrectly listed in our March paper calendar as THU, Mar 27.

 

All-Ages Winter Reading for Prizes

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
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!

Teens
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!

Kids
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!

Teen Mock Election

6th–12th graders! Come cast your vote in all the elections on Tuesday, Nov 8 from 2:30–9 PM in the Teen Zone. We’ll compare how teens voted with the results from the city, state, and country.

Drop in anytime between Nov 1-7 to get details on the ballot for Lawrence, Kansas, and the U.S.

Ouran High School Book Club

Do you call yourself an otaku and argue endlessly with your friends over who’s the best waifu/husbando?

Let’s geek out on Saturday, Oct 1 from 1-2 PM over the latest in manga, anime, and Japanese culture with the Teen Zone’s Ben. See who’s going!

Meet up in the Reader’s Theater.

We Have A Date!

WATCH LIVE: http://youtu.be/n69xvaEJY5Q

On Friday, September 9 at 11:25 AM, we have a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-minute date with astronaut Takuya Onishi on the International Space Station!

Doors to the auditorium will open at 10:30 AM.

Anyone can attend, but we’re handing the radio over to teens to ask some all-important (and fun) questions. While awaiting contact you can check out local organizations sharing their space and science knowledge AND we’ll be launching paper rockets on the lawn. Watch our Facebook event page for up to date information and fun facts about the ISS.


ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio. Made possible with help from the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club and Lawrence Creates Makerspace.

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Gaming with the Pro

Every Wednesday starting at 3pm, the Teen Zone’s very own Philip holds court on gaming and gives advice on Super Smash Bros Brawl. Come play and Philip will give you pointers and tips on how to improve your game. Think you can take him on? We challenge you to beat Philip in Gaming with the Pro!

 

 

 

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Summer Reading Kickoff!!!

Date/Time: May 31st at 10am 

Your Story Starts Here is our summer theme! Join us for another great outdoor party at the Library, with music, food, and lots to do. This will be our last party at this location!

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Karaoke Cafe: Special Edition – Done with School!

Come celebrate the end of the school year with us karaoke style! We’ll be serving up more drinks and snacks than usual to prep you for karaoke madness. Singing is not required to take part in the cafe, but highly recommended.

Date: Friday, May 23
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library Event Space

Open to teens in 6th-12th grades. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833.