This Week at the Library

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

Library OnDemand – Available anytime you like. 

Healthy Heart Nutrition Seminars – Tuesdays, May 23, June 27, July 25 & August 29, noon – 1 p.m.

Community health workers from Johnson County Department of Health & Environment will be onsite at Central Resource Library in Conference Room 20 to provide healthy heart nutrition guidance.

Tabletop Games – Tuesday, May 15, 6 – 7:45 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled event at the Monticello Library with family and friends and become a part of the Johnson County tabletop gaming community. Discover new games from our collection or bring your personal favorite to share – you might get creative with a round of Dixit, collaborate to escape the Forbidden Island or strategize your way to victory as King of Tokyo! Come and go as you please. Refreshments are provided.

Young Adult Literary Council – Wednesdays, May 24, June 28, July 26 & August 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Teens are invited to join the Young Adult Literary Council at the Monticello 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.

Open Mic – Fridays, May 26, June 23, July 28 & August 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Johnson County Library is teaming up with Bear Necessities Coffee Bar (9609 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212) to bring you an Open Mic from 6:30 – 7:30pm on the 4th Friday of every month. Bring poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts to share on the stage. Or come just to listen. We’ll feature readings from our contest winners and the rest of the time is for you.

Sign up at the event, 3-minute limit.

Walk and Read at Strang Park – Saturday, May 27 – June 4, All day, anytime

Johnson County Library and Overland Park Parks and Recreation Department invite you to visit the Walk and Read at Strang Park. Two stories, Group Hug by Jean Reidy and The Day You Begin by Jaqueline Woodson, will be posted. Walk and Read creates a reading opportunity for all, in various parks throughout Johnson County. Those who participate will read two stories posted around a path, one going each direction. When you finish one story, you can turn around to the other side of the sign and begin the next story, which will lead you back around the path. The Walk and Read program encourages physical activity, literacy and family time. The paths are stroller and wheelchair friendly, allowing for all to join in the fun! Dates are subject to adjustment due to inclement weather conditions.

And much more happening this week …