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Posted on: December 1, 2021

December Staff Picks

December Staff Picks

Books in English

Anxious People : - Fredrik Backman

Caste : The Origins of Our Discontents - Isabel Wilkerson

A Life on Our Planet - David Attenborough

The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner

The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

Black Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse

The Book of ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

November Staff Picks

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Books in English

Apples Never Fall - Liane Moriarty

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain - George Saunders

The Best of Me - David Sedaris

Cloud Cuckoo Land - Anthony Doerr

The Coldfire Curse -   Jordan Quinn

The Crafted Cookie  - Anne Yorks

Crying in H...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

October Staff Picks

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Books in English

The Call of Cthulhu and Dagon -  Pete Katz

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity - Carlo M. Cipolla

The Bombay Prince - Sujata Massey

The City We Became - N. K. Jemisin

Clown in a Cornfield - Adam Cesar...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

August Staff Picks

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Books in English

Beach Read - Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation - Emily Henry

Master of Poisons - Andrea Hairston

Just Us : An American Conversation - Clauda Rankine

Stone Fruit - Lee Lai 

A Special Place for Women - Laura Hankin

Daisy Jones & ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Pride Month

Pride Month

Books

People of Pride: 25 Great LGBTQ Americans -Chase Clemesha, MD.

The Prophets -Robert Jones Jr

Honey Girl-Morgan Rogers 

Let's Get Back to the Party-Zak Salih 

Be Dazzled-Ryan La Sala 

Yesterday is History-Kosoko Jackson&...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

AAPI Heritage Month

website Asian Pacific Heritage Month

In observation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we invite you to enjoy these titles that celebrate the diverse stories, contributions and experience of Asian peoples and Pacific Islanders.

Books 

in English:

Analects &ndash...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

National Poetry Month

Website National Poetry Month

Each April has marked National Poetry Month since it was first organized by the American Academy of Poets in 1996. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, our staff have highlighted a diverse range of poetry anthologies from our collecti...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Academy Awards Contest

Website Awards Contest (1)

Body: The Academy Awards will be hosted on Spring this year, and we are happy to announce that our Oscars contest is back by popular demand! Please select one nominee in each category by using this form before Sunday, April 25th, 2021.The person ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks Day

This photo depicts a monument in Lawrence’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery constructed as a tribute to the Irish of Lawrence who during the time of the Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) collected $2,000 (over than $67,000 in today&rsquo...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

March Staff Picks

March Staff Picks

Books

The Best of Me — David Sedaris

Let’s Get Back to the Party — Zak Salih

Just as I am: A Memoir — Cicely Tyson

Dread Nation — Justina Ireland

Aristotle and Dante Discover...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

In Honor of Women

ARLINGTON MILLS website

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Women’s History Month is also observed annually during the month of March. This September 1942 photo from the Arlington Mills News & Views (accessible in our collection) depicts the enlarged and vita...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

February Staff Picks

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Books

You Matter – Christian Robinson

Ways To Make Sunshine – Renée Watson

When Stars Are Scattered – Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

Twins – Varian Johnson

Antiracist Baby – Ibram X. Kendi

Fred&...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Black History Month

Black-history-Month

In observation of Black History Month we invite you to enjoy relevant items from our collection thoughtfully curated by members of our staff.

 Audiobooks: 

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year – Tavis...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Inauguration Day Poems

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The nation is abuzz regarding the performance of poet Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb”, added texture, depth, and richness to the somewhat more sober and mandatory procee...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

January Staff Picks

January Staff Picks

Looking for something new to read or watch? Check out what Lawrence Public Library staff are recommending from our collection this month!

Books

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

Death Note – Tsugumi Oba

Normal People –...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Flashback to a Snowy Lawrence

snowy-lawrence

We think you will agree that Lawrence looks nice dressed up in snow. This stereoscopic image of the snow-covered Barbour residence at 223 Haverhill Street was created in the late 1800s. The two two-dimensional (2D) stereo slides would be viewed together t...

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