This Week at the Library

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One-on-One Basic Genealogy Help – Tuesdays, Jan. 23 to Apr. 2, 9 a.m. – noon
For one-on-one basic or DNA genealogy help visit the Johnson County Genealogical Society at to schedule an appointment.

Great Jobs KC – Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Online Event
Learn about KC Scholars programs that provide adult learners with tuition FULLY PAID for approved job training programs in high-paying and high-demand industries. Dee Burns, Great Jobs KC’s Regional Recruitment Manager, will share more about how eligible candidates can complete a program and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less. This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. 

Public Input Session #1: Prairie Village Community Center Campus Study– Thursday, Jan. 25, 4 – 7 p.m.
The City of Prairie Village, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Johnson County Library, is moving into the next phase of a multi-year study of a new Community Center Campus in Harmon Park. The community is invited to hear more about this study and provide input at a public meeting scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave. Two additional public meetings will follow.

The Past is Prologue: Lessons in Activism from LGBTQ+ Kansas– Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Online Event
The Past Is Prologue is a bimonthly program that highlights topics often left out, glossed over or misrepresented in our history books. For our January topic, journalist C.J. Janovy will present on her book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. 

Open Mic – Friday, Jan. 26, 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 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the fourth 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; three-minute limit.

Legislative Coffee Series – Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join us at the Corinth Library to 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. Attendees for this event will include:

  • Senator Pat Pettey, District 6
  • Rep. Stephanie Clayton, District 19
  • Rep. Rui Xu, District 25

Can't join us in-person? This event will be streamed live onYouTube.

And much more happening this week …