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READ to a Dog with Pets for Life

Monday, Feb. 6, 3:30 – 5 p.m. – at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m. – at the Antioch Library.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:30 – 5 p.m. – at the Central Resource Library.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m. – at the Monticello Library.

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a registered therapy dog or cat! These animals volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team. Please note that space is limited for this program; kids will get a ticket at arrival and wait their turn to read to one of several dogs.

Tabletop Games – Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 – 7:45 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Gardner Library with family members and friends, old and new, and become a part of the Johnson County tabletop gaming community. Kids, teens and adults can enjoy a variety of games together, including collaborating to escape the Forbidden Island, getting creative with a round of Dixit, or strategizing their way to victory as King of Tokyo! Discover and learn new games from our collection or bring your personal favorite to share. Come and go as you please. Refreshments are provided. This month, our gaming librarians will feature a family-friendly game, “Apples to Apples, Jr.” and teach you how to play it!

Legislative Coffee – Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Representatives and Senators with constituents in Johnson County will discuss the new legislative session, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions; we provide the coffee and doughnuts. Registration is not required to attend in-person at the Blue Valley Library. Register to attend virtually via YouTube.

Attendees will include:

  • Senator Cindy Holscher, District 8
  • Representative Dan Osman, District 48
  • Representative Heather Meyer, District 29

Tween Book Club – Saturday, Feb. 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

If you’re age 9-13 and enjoy reading, this program is for you! Let’s get together at the Leawood Pioneer Library to read new books, discuss ideas and characters, and meet other book lovers. We read a different book each session and the February title is “The Magical Imperfect” by Chris Baron and staff will lead the group in a discussion about the book. Participants can pick up the following month’s book at each book club discussion or at the Youth Services desk after each book club discussion while supplies last.

And much more happening this week