This Week at the Library

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READ to a Dog with Pets for Life – Tuesday, March 7 or Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30 –  5 p.m.

Join us at the Antioch Library on March 7 or Central Resource on March 8. 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: 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, March 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 featured game is Dixit.

National Genealogy Day Open House and Resource Fair – Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us at Central Resource Library to connect to your past for a day of discovery to begin your family research journey. Tour the genealogy area, learn about Library and Society resources, pick up a resource kit with forms and information and get one-on-one help from Society members. Attend sessions on internet genealogy, Find a Grave, and more. Visit genealogy themed group exhibits in between these wonderful sessions! RSVPs help the Library estimate the number of expected attendees and allows us to contact guests when unexpected changes occur. Registration is not required to attend. Additionally, registration does not guarantee a reserved seat.

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

Discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature at the Gardner Library. 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.

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: 

  • Representative Allison Hougland, District 15
  • Representative Bill Sutton, District 43
  • Representative John Resman, District 121

And much more happening this week