This Week at the Library

Library OnDemand – Programs available anytime you like on our YouTube channel. 

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Read to a Dog with Pets for Life – Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m. View all dates

Join us at the Blue Valley Library for the popular Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program. This 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 animals.

Teen Book-ish Club – Thursday, Feb. 22, 5 – 6 p.m.

Come visit the Teen Book-ish Club at Lenexa! Let’s get together to share our love of reading and chat about our current reads. Register online for some or all sessions. Discover new favorites, releases or fandoms from other readers in your community.

Open Mic – Friday, Feb. 23, 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 Feb. 24, 10 – 11 a.m.

Come to the Blue Valley 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.

  • Rep. Mari-Lynn Poskin, District 20
  • Rep. Dan Osman, District 48
  • Senator Cindy Holscher, District 8
  • Rep. Nikki McDonald, District 49
  • Rep. Heather Meyer, District 29
  • Rep. Chris Croft, District 8

Can't join us in-person? This event will be streamed live on YouTube. We invite all Kansas State Senators and Representatives to participate in this series, which is celebrating its 10th year!

And much more happening this week …