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When was the last time you used a public library?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 4, 2010

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Photo of Chris Hatfield

“Maybe a month ago. I have a really overdue book.”

Photo of Stephen Fulton

“I’ve used it in the last week or two.”

Photo of Andrew Mihalevich

“Sometime within the last year.”

Photo of Katy Seibel

“Probably two weeks ago to get audio books.”

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PrettyTony 3 years, 5 months ago

Used a public library yesterday.

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 5 months ago

I'm actually a member of our libraries book club and Friends of the Library group that helps raise funds for the library. I love the library!!

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blue73harley 3 years, 5 months ago

I haven't used the library in awhile but after Nov. 2nd, I think the library is using me.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 5 months ago

Autie, any chance of future alternate blogs? I enjoyed that the other day.

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Aiko 3 years, 5 months ago

I was there last week looking through some Microfiche.

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g_rock 3 years, 5 months ago

I think they are going to build a VIP room...

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pizzapete 3 years, 5 months ago

Just got back about 10 minutes ago, I go at least once a week, but did not support the 18 million expansion, way too much money.

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Richard Payton 3 years, 5 months ago

For $18M could offer everyone a free e-reader in Lawrence and be more environmental conscious. Makes a hippy want to sing put up a parking lot!

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 5 months ago

best last line in a movie:

"get her some, it's worth it." Name the movie.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 5 months ago

That's what JK said. the 18 mill one. LOL. I 'am' at the bigger one. The closer one is only open (I'm told) something like m-w-f 2-5. 5 computers.Here, I can rent some DVD's take them home, find out they are too messed up to watch, and bring them back to let the young ladies know they need to be cleaned. It's about 2 out of 5 that are messed up. Slightly better than the video store was. People sure are nice tho.

Oh hey..did you know...if you pull up to McDonalds, and hand the woman your library card by accident...she informs you the machine won't take it...but she tells you you've made her day? (she then gets on her headset to inform the people at the pick up window, so they are laughing at you too).

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g_rock 3 years, 5 months ago

Wait. I think that Becky would be hot as the Naughty Librarian.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 5 months ago

Slander Jelly! Good find, Prospector. I had forgotten about that one.

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

maybe you need to find a newer lyberry to go to

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, and I'm running out of time here, may have to sign up for another computer...grrrr. Their system is odd here. If there isn't one open soon...see you all hopefully within a week or so. Thanks for all the emails, good to be missed.

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

Well by golly look at what the cat dragged in. High Plains Drifter.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 5 months ago

HAH! And in the time it took me to type.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 5 months ago

I see your two cents and raise you two bits as I've been here too. And I've learned that between learning about Take Out Biscuits and cooking carp in a crock pot, a person better bring a box of tissues, because laughing this hard silently tends to make the eyes leak endlessly. It's clear you peeps are going to get my rear kicked out of here sooner or later if I fail to suppress it. Roe..you got any duct tape? I may need it.

Calamity...you do realize they once ran someone up on a rope in downtown Lawrence long ago.Didn't kill him, just taught him a lesson. I can't believe you did that. Don't you get......nervous? You could get...beaned by week old biscuits on your way to your car or something. ;)

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prospector 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes, there is a Santa Claus. I'm gonna enjoy me some good biscuit medicine here.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 5 months ago

"I can't tell if you think you are an anarchist, a liberterian or a plain fool." Autie

You aren't supposed to call people names.

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mytwocents 3 years, 5 months ago

Ironically, I'm there (here) right now. The library rules!

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antacid 3 years, 5 months ago

I bet liitle Katy lives in a $300 per month studio near downtown Lawrence and I bet she voted yes to raise everyone's property taxes to build a parking garage next to the library. Thanks for stealing from me. Next time put the tax on Katy via her rent and see what happens.

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antacid 3 years, 5 months ago

Look at those annoying hipsters

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

OK. Now that the world is back on it's axis can we get back to normal? thank you.

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Bill Lee 3 years, 5 months ago

Not all of my research needs are met online, so the library is a good source of info I need for my writings. My favorite library is in downtown Denver, CO. They have a truly awesome periodicals collection. I hate the drive so don't get out there as often as I used to. It helps that my favorite record store (Wax Trax) is only a few blocks away.

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Stuart Evans 3 years, 5 months ago

I once went in there to drop off a DHL package....

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Healthcare_Moocher 3 years, 5 months ago

If I need a book, I buy it. I bought my own computers and pay for my own internet service. I have no problem paying for parking for my own vehicle. I do have a problem with paying for someone elses book, computer and internet access, and parking.

Where in our founding documents does it say the taxpayer has to pay for someones books, computers, internet service and parking? If more people put money into the system than taking it out, many of our problems would be solved, or in much better shape. It is not suprising that those who put the least into the system demand the most from it.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 5 months ago

I don't think they'll let me rent books there anymore (if I wanted to) because I had a past due fee from about 15 years ago.

And I'm not kidding.

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BABBOY 3 years, 5 months ago

Only time I go is when I am cities on business and have time to kill.

For what it is worth, a public library says a lot about the community in that it makes an impression. For example, the library in Wichita clearly has a lot of material but it looks kind of worn out and unimpressive (unless they up graded it since I been there) but the one in Topeka is very impressive and makes a good impression (with a City that sometimes has trouble making a good impression).

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sherbert 3 years, 5 months ago

I used to use it all the time, until the BO of all the homeless people sitting at all the tables ran me out. It was BAD.

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prospector 3 years, 5 months ago

I park next to it every day. The meters are 10 cents/hour and I don't have to hassle with looking for rock star parking on Mass St in front of the brewery.

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timeforachange 3 years, 5 months ago

I've been in Lawrence 25 years, my wife has been here 20 years and niether one of us has ever stepped foot in the library. Other than an occassional field trip for school either have my two children. The Lawrence library simply doesn't offer me, or my family, any service. For the record, both my wife and I hold post graduate degrees so don't assume we are uneducated or unemployed. And we live in Old East Lawrence! I voted "NO' not because I don't use it, but because I thought it was a poor use of funds. Satelite libraries, better use of new technologies, and dumping a parking garage onto the proposal were all issues I had problems with.

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kernal 3 years, 5 months ago

Tuesday. Lots of wasted space in there.

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rcjhmichael 3 years, 5 months ago

Katy looks stylish. I wonder if there's anywhere I can see more outfits she likes to wear.

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

wow dude..calm the hell down..take a sip, You'll be OK in minute.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 5 months ago

Depends on how you define "used".

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HollisBrown 3 years, 5 months ago

To hell with Spacehog and JackFrost!!!!!! Renaldo and TOB ru;e thus page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HollisBrown 3 years, 5 months ago

Renaldo, you are my idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 5 months ago

Sometimes, on a cloudy day, I will go there, crank the ipod to 11 and do the cha cha slide".

Brightens my day when chicks join in and get funky with me.

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

Of course you can eat a carp. Gut it, clean off the scales. Then put it in a pressure cooker for about three....maybe four days. Then take it out and spend another three to four days picking out the bigger bones...then viola..carp mush.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 5 months ago

Hey, Autie. I think I caught a Carp yesterday. Can I eat that? How do I clean it????

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

and wow man, it has been years since I participated in bad hat day.

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autie 3 years, 5 months ago

Must be going on close to two years....the last time I dropped off a bottle of MD 20/20 to waka. I think he moved to where it is warmer. Either that or he was abducted by aliens...again.

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consumer1 3 years, 5 months ago

about twelve years ago. I check out a free video.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, Renaldo! Maybe now folks will figure out it's a cycle. I know a well-schooled Paleontogist who is just cackling about the whole thing. In the early 70's the concern was about global freezing. Al Gore is a joke. And I think he's in pretty hot water, global heat rightt now.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 5 months ago

I only go in there to bathe. That place smellls like dirty socks, anyway.

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g_rock 3 years, 5 months ago

Interesting. I bet that the library folks get mad when you cut things out from the books and paste it on the computer screen.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 5 months ago

A few years after Al Gore invented the internet.

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grammaddy 3 years, 5 months ago

I try to take the grands once a week to return their books and get new ones. They love it! Can't wait to see what the new improved library will look like.

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LogicMan 3 years, 5 months ago

Back on the home planet, I think maybe a few thousand years ago when I was young.

But due to our evolution to what you are calling your digital age, libraries became obsolete and quickly were changed into daycare centers and homeless shelters.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 5 months ago

Monday November 1,2010 was the most recent visit.

Will likely be there at least one more time this week.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 5 months ago

30+ years? . . . maybe longer . . I buy or borrow most of the books I read, however I have donated books to the library in the past for their annual fund raising sale.

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Bill Lee 3 years, 5 months ago

Last month. I should go more often than I do.

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