Today in Lawrence: Pop-up library, an evening with Naismith

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Connect with the life and times of basketball creator James Naismith tonight at the Adams Alumni Center, where his artifacts will be on display.


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Library in the park

The Lawrence Public Library is closed through Friday to update its barcode technology, but they're still serving your book fix. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., head to Watson Park, Seventh and Tennessee streets, for a pop-up library and story time. Books can be checked out throughout the evening. Story time is at 7, and free to attend.

James and the giant reach

From 6 to 8 p.m., you can literally touch basketball history during "An Evening with Naismith: Artifacts of a KU Legend," at Kansas University's Adams Alumni Center. Attendees can view and hold artifacts from the KU archive relating to the life and legacy of the sport's great creator. $10 for alumni association members, $20 general public. The cost includes the exhibit, light appetizers and a cash bar.

Counter culture

And at 7:30, head to the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, for counterterrorism expert Amy Herman's free presentation "Innovation in Plain Sight: Transforming Our National Security Landscape with Museum Collections." Be prepared to re-evaluate your perception on the role of art and research collections within the intelligence community.

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Other May 1 events

Skillbuilders: Basic Car Care, 10-11:30 a.m., Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St. Andrews Drive.

May Day, May Day! A Respite Hour for Spouses of those with Alzheimer’s, 2-3 p.m., Bridge Haven at Alvamar, 2147 Quail Creek Dr.

Fort Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles: “Vittoria: The Duke of Wellington’s Overlooked Victory,” 3 p.m., Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive.

Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market with musical guests Bill Crahan and Scott Tichenor,, 4-6:30 p.m., back parking lot of Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St.

KU Youth Chorus Concert, 5 p.m., Room 328, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.

KU School of Music presents: Clarinet Studio Recital, 5 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Baker University Campus, 404 Eighth St, Baldwin City.

“Primero de Mayo” Celebration and Trivia Night to Benefit Centro Hispano, 8 p.m., Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.


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