I picked up Rootless because the summary mentioned a future with no trees and a young man building “trees” for rich people out of metal and plastic. Environmental apocalypse and a protagonist artist building “trees” for those that oppress him? Yes please! Sadly, as I am often too impulsive with books, I did not check to see if the book was a “stand alone” or part of a series. Oops! Read More..
We’ll feed you pizza and you can feed your soul at our pizza and poetry party!
Friday, April 26
Create blackout and silhouette poetry while noshing on delectable pizza for inspiration.
No writing experience necessary.
The Lawrence Public Library is proud to partner with the Lawrence Arts Center to present the Free State Film Fest – High School Edition, a short film showcase featuring recent work produced by youth filmmakers from Lawrence High School & Free State High School.
Saturday, April 27th
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
At the Library
This event is in coordination with the Free State Film Festival happening April 26-28. Check their website to learn more about the festival and for a complete schedule of showtimes and events.
Looking for something to do this summer? Volunteer at the library!
Summer Reading at the library is our busiest time of the year and we need your help. There are opportunities to help with circulation, tech services, programs for children or teens, or help the librarians in the children’s room. The program doesn’t require much of your time, only a couple of hours a week in June and July. If you’re interested, you must attend one of our Volunteen Info Sessions on one of the following days:
Sunday, April 28
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 1
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Both meetings will be held at the library. This program is open to students ages 13 through high school. For more information, contact Karen Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for info at the Teen desk.
Do you like to stay on top of current trends? Are you a budding fashionista? Get fashion magazines on the go with Zinio! Did you know you can access magazine on your computer or mobile device through the library? Signing up for a Zinio account takes just a few minutes and then you’ll have your favorite magazines at your fingertips. You can find instructions for signing up here, or ask a librarian for help!
Contribute to our teen collaborative exquisite corpse poem! It’s easy to take part: stop by the Teen Zone and add an adjective, noun, or verb to the poem without seeing what others have submitted. We’ll do this all month long and post the final collective work on April 30th.
Nominations for the Nebula awards in the category of Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy have been announced! Which of these have you read? Which one should win? Have you read last year’s winner, The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman?
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. at the awards banquet held this year on May 16-19th. Check back here in May to find out who won! Read More..
I’m a HUGE Artemis Fowl and Airman fan, so when I ran across another book by Eoin Colfer… excitement! This book is about the battle for a soul. The soul belongs to 14 year old Meg Finn who has had a rough life and an even rougher death. As her soul moves from the mortal realm, Meg is surprised to find that she is perfectly balanced between good and evil and therefore, must go back. Her task is to help the man she was attempting to rob when she died unexpectedly. He has a wish list that she must help him fulfill if she has any hope of escaping Hell. Read More..
That was what initially hooked me into this series. Caffeine banned? I can’t imagine a morning without my regular cup of coffee or being able to treat myself to a Christopher Elbow chocolate at Au Marche. Have you seen them? Tiny pieces of delicious art! But I digress. All These Things I’ve Done is a mobster/love story set in a future where caffeine has been banned in the US. Like Prohibition in the 20′s, the masses will not be denied and crime bosses are made out of families that once were respectable chocolate business owners.
Dust Girl is quite the fantastic journey. It centers around Callie who has grown up with an overprotective and somewhat mentally disabled mother. They run the only bed in breakfast in a small Kansas town that has been plagued by the dust storms of the 1930′s. During the worst storm, Callie’s mother disappears and out of the dust emerges a being who tells Callie she’s not quite human. Read More..