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Lawrence Public Library  Community learning hub w/ recording studio + πŸ†“ wi-fi. Book love, DIY, info expertise, lifelong exploration + tech help are our jam. Open to all.

Libraries believe in, support, and champion your right to read what you want and give you the access to do so.
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πŸ“šBanned Books Week kicks off tomorrow, so bear with us while we spend the next 7 days talking about why intellectual freedom is essential.
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πŸ“·: @americanlibraryassociation Office of Intellectual Freedom
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#intellectualfreedom
#freedomtoread
#bannedbooksweek
#access
#freedom
#reading
#readingisresistance
@stephenking

One word to describe Dr. Lewis: WOW.
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πŸ‘‹πŸΌ We got to know USD 497’s new superintendent this morning.
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πŸ’¬ Dr. Anthony Lewis shared his teaching and leadership successes and philosophies: There are no throwaway kids, everyone can learn, meet the students where they’re at, be a change agent, and listen, listen, listen.
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β™₯️We’re so excited to work together. Libraries and schools can’t do it all alone; we need each other!
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@usd497
#publiclibrary
#superintendent
#partners
#education
#super
#wow

😍 When your most anticipated book release of the year coincides with a fab Book Page interview with the author.
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πŸ“šPut The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock on hold ASAP and while you're at it, stop by the library to grab a copy of September's Book Page to read more about new books you should definitely start reading.
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@girlhermes
@readbookpage
#ImogenHermesGowar
#TheMermaidandMrsHancock
#BookPage
#LawrencePublicLibrary
#LPLreads
#debutfiction
#historicalfiction
#bookstagram

NEW! Free group sessions every Wednesday. Grab a handy card for your wallet from our stack at the Welcome Desk. ❀️
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@smartrecoveryusa
@universityofkansas
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We made Hobbit feet today in honor of Frodo's and Bilbo's upcoming birthdays, aka Hobbit Day, September 22.
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Thanks for being our foot model, Margo!
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#birthday

Journalist Sarah Smarsh writes with rigorous attention to historic contexts and captivates readers with her knack for weaving whip-smart analysis with raw, imagistic story.
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Smarsh is a Kansas native and onetime Lawrence townie who returns for a night at Liberty Hall and a timely talk centering on her newest literary offering, "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth".
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πŸ‘€ READ POLLI'S BOOK REVIEW IN BIO
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Smarsh adds an important, no-bull**** voice and firsthander's knowledge to our nation's most recent reckoning with poverty, privilege and political divides.
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What's more, Smarsh knows the lay of the state and why the Kansas experience in particular speaks resonantly about national ills, insisting it be given its due place in a wider conversation.
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Smarsh's work has appeared in the 'New York Times', 'The Guardian', and 'On Being', among many others.
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The Raven Book Store will sell copies of Heartland for signing after the talk.
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@libertyhallinc
@raven_book_store
@universitydailykansan
@kansaspublicradio
@kprkansas
@kujschool
@ljworld
@kulibraries
@humanitiesatku
@kulawschool
@kuenglishdepartment
@universityofkansas
@fsjournalism
@lhsbudget
@topekacapitaljournal
#heartland
#authortalk
#visitingauthor
#publiclibrary
#kansas
#books
#reading

Matt is new to our Materials Handling team. As returns come in on the conveyor belt, he's one of several people who keeps our check-in machine happy, healthy, and moving.
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πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Welcome aboard, Matt! Thanks for your hard work.
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#newstaff
#returns
#LPLcrew

πŸ“šThe Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up is a charming little book that introduces readers to the KonMari method. Full of hilarious and #relatable pictures, this manga is perfect for those who have already read the original book, and for those curious about it.
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@mariekondo
@tenspeedpress
@penguinrandomhouse
#thelifechangingmanga
#mariekondo
#konmari
#lawrencepubliclibrary
#lplrecommends
#lplbooksquad
#lplreads
#bookstagram

You're looking at someone preparing their very first move in chess ever!
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🧠 Chess is so darn good for the brain.
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πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Our coach, Kyle Camarda, is a KU Engineering professor, the executive director of the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association, and brings an infectious passion for the game.
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πŸ‘“ Chess Club meets twice a month on Saturdays. Open to kids ages 5-11. Next one is on SAT, Oct 6 from 4-5:30.
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#learnnewthings
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#girlswhochess
#chessforsuccess
#checkmates
#kidsclubs
#publiclibrary

Two things:
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βœ‹πŸΌ High five for the library shout-out, New York Times! September IS the month we focus on adding new LPL family members and celebrating sharing, learning, community, freedom of information, and literacy.
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🚩This Friday crossword was FREE because we offer unlimited, online access to NYT crosswords (and news) 24-7 with a library card.
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✍🏽️ Go finish this puzzle! Link in bio!
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😬 PS: Sorry for ruining 9, 16, 29, and 23 (twice), but this was too good not to share.
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πŸ‘› PPS: 16 across is clearly a shout-out to our resident drag queen storyteller, Miss Deja Brooks! She'll be here for a bawdy, banned books, adults-only storytime on SEP 29.
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@nytimes
@bdeja
@americanlibraryassociation
#getcarded
#librarycardsignupmonth
#whatareyouwaitingfor
#crossword
#nytcrossword
#september

You gotta try this. Radiooooo is one of the coolest free music apps we've found in a while.
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πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»Type in a decade, pick a country, pick your mood, and stream. The app is great, but desktop is better.
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πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŽ€We've spent most of the afternoon in 1960s Gabon, 1920s Brazil, and 1980s UK. Users can upload music and help populate!
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✍🏽️If you hear something you think the library should get, you can make a purchase suggestion, too.
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@radiooooo_com
#musicaltimemachine
#artofnoise
#buggles
#sixtorodriguez
#hilarionugema
#softcell
#free
#app
#music
#purchasesuggestion
#librarytip

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