You can now access over 50 magazine titles through the eBook/audiobook app Libby. This free app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft. If you are a first-time user of Libby, make sure you have your library card handy. A full list of magazine titles can be browsed here.
We are happy to announce that we are increasing the amount of our LGBTQ+ meetings! We’ll now have biweekly meetings for each group. The goal of these meetings is for folks to be able to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and topics in a safe, welcoming environment.
The groups are run by a volunteer: Pepperell resident J.D. Melendez who has been working with LGBTQ+ folks for over 20 years, with a focus on the Transgender and LGBTQ+ Youth communities. Library staff member Amy Lordan, who is a trained ally, co-facilitates.
Also of note: On August 1 at the youth group meeting, we’ll be showing a recently released movie that stars Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford! We’ll have pizza and popcorn!
Here are details on the new schedules:
Teens assemble! Come to the Lawrence Library for pizza and a movie. This summer, we’re screening three recent Marvel movies.
To register, click on the link for the movie that you want to see:
The showtime for all three flicks will be 6 PM. All movies are rated PG-13. Teens (ages 12+) are welcome to attend.
This summer, you can travel around the world without your passport, by diving into a good book! Families with school-aged children are welcome to join us on an adventure through the Amazon Rain Forest on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM for our Family Book Club.
We’ll be discussing the first book in the Race the Wild series entitled Rain Forest Relay, which was written by Kristin Earhart and illustrated by Eda Kaban. There will be pizza, dessert, and fun activities.
Make sure you register online so that you can pick up your FREE COPY of Rain Forest Relay! You can also register by phone (978-433-0330) or in person at the Library’s circulation desk.
This event is part of our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program. Thanks to the Friends of the Lawrence Library for funding this event.
The Lawrence Library will be closed on both Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. We hope that you have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!
Our annual Bubble Blast event has been postponed to Friday, June 29 because of rain and thunderstorms that have been forecast for June 28. Bubble Blast will take place at 10:30 AM. We hope to see you there for our kickoff to Summer Reading!
Looking for somewhere fun, educational, or air-conditioned to take your kids during the dog days of summer? Want to save money? Visit the Lawrence Library and take out a museum pass! The Library has 24 passes that allow you reduced admission to various area attractions like Battleship Cove, Museum of Science, and Acton’s Discovery Museum.
Visit our website to search for passes by museum or date and use your library card to reserve the pass of your choice. Then come to the library to pick up your pass! You may also reserve passes over the phone (978-433-0330) or in person.
You can even reserve a parking pass for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation! Reservations for this parking pass must be made by Library staff. This pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the state parks system that charge a parking fee. For a full list of locations, click here.
In July, we will be adding five new passes:
- Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
- Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
- The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
- New Bedford Whaling Museum
- UMass Lowell River Hawks
These passes are donated by the Friends of the Lawrence Library with money raised through donations and fundraising.