Events

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Hanif Abdurraqib: There's Always This Year
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
  NOTE: Free tickets required for this event. RSVP here!   Hanif Abdurraqib returns to Liberty Hall to share his triumphant new book There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension. A dynamic speaker and a beloved writer, Abdurraqib is... more

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm

Sara Paretsky PAY DIRT Book Launch
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm
We're delighted that Sara Paretsky has a new novel and she has chosen Lawrence Public Library as the place to launch it! Everyone's favorite private investigator, V.I. Warshawski is back on the crime-fighting trail in Pay Dirt. Best of all, the story brings V.... more

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Kaitlin Reed: Settler Cannabis
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 7:00pm
Kaitlin Reed (Yurok/Hupa/Oneida) is assistant professor of Native American studies at Humboldt State University and author of ‘Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California,’ which tells the history and present-day impact of the... more

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 8:00am

Brown v. Board at 70 featuring Sherrilyn Ifill
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 8:00am
Commemorate the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a conference looking back and striving forward, sponsored by the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, Topeka, KS. The day of programming on KU's campus... more

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

Dennis Domer: Rockin’ and Rollin’ In the East Bottoms, 1890-1920
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm
Most people don’t realize that Lawrence once had a vibrant red-light district in East Lawrence that spread to North Lawrence, the Pinkney Neighborhood, and above businesses on Massachusetts Street. The East Bottoms operated as the center of a big business run by Aunt Jane... more

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

Farm Fun Storytime / Independent Bookstore Day Kickoff with Lindsay H. Metcalf
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am
Join award-winning Kansas children's author Lindsay H. Metcalf for a special storytime with her new book, Outdoor Farm/Indoor Farm! This event is for readers of all ages, and books will be available for sale and signing! ABOUT THE BOOK Discover how both outdoor... more

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Historical Fiction with Michelle Collins Anderson and The Flower Sisters
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 7:00pm
Join Midwest novelist Michelle Collins Anderson as she presents her new based-on-a-true-story novel The Flower Sisters. Books will be available for sale and signing! ABOUT THE BOOK Drawing on the little-known true story of one tragic night at an Ozarks dance hall... more

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Chloe Chun Seim: Churn
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 7:00pm
Local debut novelist, editor, and cool person Chloe Chun Seim brings her long-awaited novel-in-stories Churn to the Raven stage! Books will be available for sale and signing. ABOUT THE BOOK Winner of The 2022 George Garrett Fiction Prize, selected by Vi... more

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 7:00pm

Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland / Blood & Fury
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Justina Ireland joins local all-star Tessa Gratton as they launch their new YA book Blood & Fury, the thrilling conclusion to the Chaos & Flame saga! Books will be available for sale and signing by both authors! This event is free and open to the... more