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Film + Discussion: Gender Revolution

Follow Katie Couric through the journey that is our blossoming definition of gender and identity. Join us Thursday, June 8 from 7-9 PM in the Auditorium for a screening of National Geographic’s Gender Revolution followed by a Q&A and discussion. Lawrence Public Library is a safe environment to learn more, ask questions, and expand your knowledge base…

Game of Gnomes 2017

Starting Monday, June 5 through July 28, get ready for a summer fitness adventure into the great “ungnome”! Whether you’re House Lannister or House Stark, it’s your job to find all 21 gnomes we’ve hidden in various parks around town. Form a fellowship or strike out solo and earn some loot! We’ll have maps and instructions both online and…

Summer Beach Reads 2017

Last year, we put together a list of some of our most anticipated summer releases to enjoy whether you’re vacationing in the Caribbean or in your own living room. This year, we have even more unconventional beach reads that will transport you to exotic locales and will introduce you to interesting new characters. All you’ll…

Wings of Love

Jayhawks aren’t the only basketball playing birds! Come see for yourself on Thursday, June 8 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium! See the Midwest’s ONLY performing bird show! Endangered parrots, the largest type of owl in the world, a curly-crested toucan, even a bird that talks and/or sings! You’ll see a bird…

Kidsapalooza: LKPD & Me

Join us on Wednesday, June 7 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, Lawrence Police Officers will talk to us about teamwork, share some info on being an officer and talk about how they help build a better world by working in our community! Kidsapalooza is for ages 5-6! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Children’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Fingerprints and Firefighters!

We’ll kick off Exploratorium by visiting with the police and fire department on Monday, June 5 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium! We’ll explore fingerprints, test our observational skills, take a tour of a firetruck, and more! Exploratorium is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Children’s Desk.

780s Series Presents Legendary Songwriter Jimmy Webb

We’re so excited to announce that songwriter Jimmy Webb is the library’s 780s Series music storyteller for 2017. Webb is a songwriting legend. Rolling Stone has called him one of the 50 greatest songwriters of all time and he’s worked with music megastars like Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, The Fifth Dimension, and Art…

StoryWalk®

Get your hiking shoes ready! During the months of June and July you can take a hike on the trails at DeVictor park and read the book Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long. The Storywalk® is part of the library’s Game of Gnomes this summer. Stop by the welcome desk for more info! The…

Free Lunch: Fuel Up 4 Summer!

Through the Lawrence Summer Food Program, kids ages 1-18 can enjoy a FREE lunch on the Library Lawn. Adults won’t be left out! They can also eat a healthy meal for $3.45. No tickets or sign ups required. Just show up at noon Monday- Friday. This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of…

Local Author Reimagines a Classic with New Novel

While taking literature classes through high school, many of us had to read canon staples from the likes of Dickens and Steinbeck, despite how jarring it can seem to approach something like Great Expectations when you’re fourteen years old. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights— a title which my friends keep telling me to pronounce differently, for…