This Week at the Library

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Mother Goose Rhyme Time – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

An active program at the Antioch Library of songs, classic rhymes, and fingerplays to introduce your little one to the sounds of rhymes and music to give them a head start on language learning. Designed for ages 12 months to 24 months and a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket at the Questions Desk when you arrive.

Tabletop Games – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6 – 7:45  p.m.

Join us at Central Resource Library for a fun-filled evening 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. Each month, our gaming librarians will feature a family-friendly game and teach you how to play it. “Ticket to Ride” is the featured game for February.

Maintain Your Ride – Thursday, Feb. 16, noon – 1 p.m.

Get your hands dirty and learn to keep your bike in tip-top shape at Central Resource Library with this free class from Johnson County Library and BikeWalkKC. Live and in-person at the bicycle fix-it stand in front of Central Resource Library, our instructors will teach you how to keep your bike in good working order with a few basic tools and some practical know-how. You will learn how to clean and lubricate your chain, fix a flat, adjust shifting and braking, and other basic bike maintenance skills. We’ll also show you how to use the Library’s bicycle fix-it stand. This is a hands-on class!

Legislative Coffee – Saturday, Feb. 18, 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 Lenexa City Center Library.

Can't join us in-person? This event will be streamed live on YouTube. Register for this event and a Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via email the day before the meeting with instructions on how to attend virtually. You do not need to download any software or create an account.

Attendees will include:

  • Senator Dinah Sykes, District 21
  • Representative Linda Featherston, District 16
  • Representative Jo Ella Hoye, District 17
  • Representative Brandon Woodard, District 108

Young Adult Literary Council – Sunday, Feb. 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

Teens are invited to join the Young Adult Literary Council at the Blue Valley Library to share favorite books, pick up advanced reader copies of teen books to read and review, and participate in other fun activities such as author visits, game days, event planning and more. Meet new people and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us.

And much more happening this week