Occupation: "High Tech Weenie"

Why do you come to the library? Community!

What do you geek? Music

The Lawrence Library geeks music, too! In fact, we have a live music performance one Saturday night a month, which is always free and open to the public. On Saturday, April 19, we will have a special double bill. First up will be Cooper and Kenneally, who will treat us to upbeat classic rock, folk and some of their own original tunes, followed by Joel Hooks and Aurelia Perry, who will give us a little musical history of the banjo while playing their own banjos for us.

If you're interested in performing, you should join us for our monthly Open Mic Night. On the first Friday of each month, DJ Tyler joins us to introduce musicians, singers, poets, and anyone else who would like to share their talent; all instruments and all ages are welcome. Even those who don't feel like performing are welcome to join in the fun, listen, and enjoy some refreshments.

Those who have been considering learning to play an instrument should take advantage of the ukulele kits we have to offer. Each kit comes with a ukulele, a tuner, and a book that teaches basic chords and songs. We have lots of CDs in many different musical genres, as well as DVDs of musical performances, from ABBA to the Jonas Brothers. Of course, we have books about learning different instruments, too, as well as biographies of famous musicians and books on music theory.


The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by Lawrence Library.