This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can join us at:

Library OnDemand – Available anytime you like.

Your doorway into live and archived programs. Arts & Culture, Career & Finance, Community Matters, Writers and more!

Bilingual Storytime/ Hora de Cuentos – Monday, March 20, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

The whole family will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities in both English and another language. Exposure to other languages can help develop early language learning and boost pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.
Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket at the Questions Desk when you arrive.

Toda la familia podrá disfrutar tanto en inglés como en otros idiomas: historias, canciones, juegos de manos y dedos, y actividades para trabajar el movimiento con los niños. El contacto con otros idiomas en los niños ayuda a desarrollar el aprendizaje temprano y a mejorar las habilidades de prelectura. Habrá diversión para toda la familia.
Hay cupo limitado, al llegar a la biblioteca tome un boleto gratis en la recepción.

One-on-One Genealogy Help – Tuesday, March 21, 9 a.m. – noon

For One-on-One or DNA and Genetic help, visit the Johnson County Genealogical Society at to schedule an appointment. A volunteer will contact you by email to set up an in-person or a Zoom session link for you prior to the scheduled date.

Tabletop Games – Tuesday, March 21, 6 – 7:45 p.m.

Join us at Monticello 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. Monticello's featured game for March is Forbidden Island.

Two Chapters Book Club – Wednesday, March 22, 4 – 5 p.m.

Come read with us at the Central Resource Library! A librarian will read aloud the first two chapters of a favorite book and you can decide to check out a copy to take home if you like it. If the chapters are short, we might sample more. We’ll have snacks and activities related to the book. Ages 7-11.

History on Tap presents: The Kansas City Monarchs and America’s National Pastime – Wednesday, March 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Kick off the baseball season right with the fantastic conversation on the Kansas City Monarchs at the Shawnee Town hall! Featuring Phil Dixon, historian and co–founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we will explore the impact of the Negro Leagues on America’s Favorite Pastime. The history of Negro League baseball in America mirrors the racial strife experienced by African Americans in society, and was plagued by discrimination, racism, and inequity while its athletes were celebrated for their resiliency, professionalism, and athleticism. The Kansas City Monarchs barnstormed across Kansas and the region to play more than 400 games against local towns between 1920 and 1957. Alcohol is served at this event so attendees must be 21 or over. 

This event is in partnership with Shawnee Town 1929.

And much more happening this week