This Week at the Library

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Mother Goose Rhyme Time – Monday, Feb. 12, 9:30 – 10 a.m.  View all dates

Join us at the Lenexa City Center Library for an active program 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 to 24 months and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

Community Resource Fair – Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10 – 11 a.m.

Join the Department of Corrections for free resources and supportive services! Corrections, in partnership with the Johnson County Library, hosts Community Resource Fair events on the second Tuesday of each month. These events take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS.

Homework Help – Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m. View all dates

Central Resource Library has the program, Homework Help. This program specifically focuses on literacy support for grades 2-5. Students are encouraged to bring specific homework assignments from school, such as book reports, writing projects, vocabulary, spelling, science or social studies reading, math word problems, or any other work related to their specific literacy needs. English Language Learners (ELL) are welcome. Students will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, and busy times may require a wait. Additional online tutoring resources are available and include BrainFuse, Lightbox, and Khan Academy among others.

Book Discussion: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris – Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us at the Gardner Library for this book discussion. A critically acclaimed (and award-winning) novel set in the waning days of the Civil War focuses on the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives - and his own - forever. Come join us to discuss The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris.

Legislative Coffee Series – Saturday Feb. 17, 10 – 11 a.m.

Come to the Lenexa City Center Library and 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.

  • Senator Dinah Sykes, District 21
  • Rep. Allison Hougland, District 15
  • Rep. Linda Featherston, District 16
  • Rep. Brandon Woodard, District 108
  • Senator Ethan Corson, District 7

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

And much more happening this week …