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What’s Happening in June and July at the Library

Your family will have so much fun at the library this summer. Plan now to enjoy 8 weeks of entertaining programs, plus a kick-off event May 31 featuring the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers.


Travel to Middle Earth

It’s time to revisit Middle Earth and once again share adventure with Bilbo, Gandalf and the Dwarves. We’ll host games like Bowling for Dwarves and Knock Over the Orcs. You will also enjoy trivia, Spider Cookies and more. Saturday, December 14th 3:00 – 5:00 pm Marvin Auditorium   Here’s a trailer for the upcoming movie […]

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Parenting: The preschool quest for dragons

Travis is a frequent library user, and he knows that the library is the place to go to learn more about what interests him. Lately, he is interested in dragons! One benefit of using library books with preschool kids is that when they are ready to move on to their next interest, you can return all the dragon books and check out books on knights…or dirigibles…or whatever comes next!

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Wriggle on Down to the Adventuremobile During Worm Week!

With their slimy skin and lack of cuteness it’s easy to understand why these wrigglers below our feet get overlooked. In reality, worms are powerhouses that make the world go round!  Worms improve soil conditions for farmers and gardeners and are a major food source for many animals. In fact, after studying all the amazing […]

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Come and meet the author and illustrator! of Mia's Shoe Dilemma

Natalie Valarezo is a Kansas native. Marilyn Wiens Horsch is also a native Kansan and a talented artist who calls Lawrence home. They will share their collaboration Mia’s Shoe Dillemma

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Kick Off the Summer with Crawdads!

Crawdads or crayfish? No matter what you call these small crustaceans you can kick off the start to summer fun with a stop to the Adventuremobile this week! Each week during the summer the Adventuremobile will host a new hands-on critter as part of the Critter Club.  Kids can pick up a Critter Club Card […]


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