Today in Lawrence: Cold sticks around; how to deal with child illness; author reads from holiday novel

 What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A, 707 Vermont St.

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A, 707 Vermont St.

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The cold temps continue with mainly sunny skies and a high of 33 degrees. Overnight skies will be mostly clear with a low of 17 degrees. Slowly counting down to snow on Saturday...

A sick child?

What do you do when your child gets sick? Linda Rippetoe from the Lawrence Douglas County Health Department is presenting this parent health literacy event at the library. The presentation is based on the book "What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick"; copies of the publication will be available to take home. What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A, 707 Vermont St.

Dickens Christmas

Author Thomas Fox Averill will read from his book, "A Carol Dickens Christmas": It's Christmas, and Carol Dickens's life is in major transition. As her world spins out of control, Carol seeks refuge in her research on the use of the semicolon--and in her ritual of cooking the perfect series of Victorian holiday meals inspired by "A Christmas Carol." The reading is at 7 p.m. at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.

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More Nov. 13 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Recreation Center, South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Story Time for Preschoolers, 10-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.

Skillbuilders: Celebration & Remembrance, 10-11:30 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Veggie Lunch: Vegetarian Community Meal by Donation, 11:30 a.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Fundamentals of Estate Planning, 2-3:30 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.

Turkey’s Current Challenges in Foreign Policy & Domestic Issues with Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz, 3 p.m., Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive.

Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market - Indoors! 4-6 p.m., Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St.

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry, 4-7 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

KU Youth Chorus rehearsal, 4:30 p.m., Room 328, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

Dinner and Big Band music, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post #14, 3408 W. Sixth St.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-8 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musical Arts Building), 408 Eighth St., Baldwin CIty.

Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St.

Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Emily Graslie: Chief Curiosity Correspondent, 7-8 p.m., Spooner Hall, The Commons, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.

Albert Bloch: The Artist and Poet in Munich and Lawrence, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Lawrence Arts & Crafts group, 7-9 p.m., Cafe at Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St.

Signs of Life Bluegrass Gospel Jam, 7-10 p.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

A Mark Twain Storybook by Tom Poole, 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Baker University, 404 Eighth St., Baldwin.

Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa St.

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