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Seeking Summer VolunTeens!

Are you looking for a place to volunteer this Summer? How about at the library? If you’re in 7-12th grade we’d love to have you volunteer with us. Our VolunTeens provide an invaluable service for the Library. They help us get ready and run our summer reading programs, stay on top of the ongoing task of…

Maggie Herrington’s Lawrence

What was life like for kids in Lawrence 150 years ago? Find out on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Come explore the world of Maggie Herrington, a real girl whose journal is the inspiration for this hands-on history program from the Watkins Museum. Program is for ages 7-11.

Rompy Reads

Spring has sprung, and when I get joyously happy about the weather, I generally want to grab a fun read that’s perfect for sun-lounging. Here are three books – in three different genres – that are ideal for a sunlit afternoon filled with rompy adventure and funtimes. Now when I describe these books as rompy,…

Mysterious Mustache Book Club

On Sunday, April 9 from 1:30- 2:30 PM, we’ll be discussing N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley in the Readers’ Theater. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy. This program is for ages 8-12 years-old! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.  

Magic Tree House Club

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, April 8 from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #45, A Crazy Day with Cobras. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Embracing Your Inner Unicorn, No Matter What Age

After my most recent birthday, I discovered something new about my body: occasionally when I squat down, my knees will give a little pop. That didn’t happen before. What’s also new are the little lines and crinkles underneath my eyes that definitely weren’t there before. I’ve always been a fan of sleeping, but now if…

Tween Club

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends on Friday, April 7 from 3:30-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater.  A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! This week we’re making bath bombs! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

AARP Driving Safety Class

The next AARP Driving Safety Class will be held 10:00am-3:00pm  on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21.  This is a refresher class that includes driving techniques, information on new laws and techniques for older drivers. Insurance discount certificates will be given to those completing both days of the class.  PLEASE NOTE:  this class will be held…

RuPaul’s Drag Race & a Bit of Jargon

It’s finally happening, squirrel friends! Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday, March 24th at 8/7c on VH1. The herstory of Drag is one of struggle, damnation, and, most importantly, fabulous ferocity. Drag is something that has been widely misunderstood, and even more widely unaccepted. RuPaul Charles—more appropriately, Mama Ru—has been working for decades…

Spring Skillbuilders Series

Anxiety and stress can interfere with memory and the familiar, making even the easiest things harder to navigate. Help is here! Our Outreach Coordinator, Pattie, organizes a series of classes each year to help get folks back on track after a significant life change. Click the image below to download the PDF and list of Tuesday…