This Week at the Library

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

Walk and Read – Daily, All Week

“Take a walk and read a book.” Not normally sound advice, but that is exactly what Johnson County Library is suggesting families do this week at Meadowbrook Park, (9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS).  Walk and Read creates a family reading experience in the great outdoors! Families who participate will read two stories posted around the path, one going each direction. When you finish one story, you can flip around to the other side of the sign and begin the next story, which will lead you back around the path. 

Kids Summer Food Program  – Monday, June 21, 11 AM – Noon

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas will distribute free meals for ALL children 18 & under in the Central Resource Library parking lot. Parents and caregivers welcome! No cost! No sign-up required.

Dynamic Storytelling with Charlie Mylie – Tuesday, June 22, 3 – 4 PM

Join us for an hour of dynamic storytelling and live drawing with writer/illustrator Charlie Mylie as he teaches kids the basics of narrative: plot, characters, suspense and surprise. Mylie uses an overhead projector and audience prompts to show us how stories start and where they can wind up. See an artist at work and participate in the creative process. Best for ages 5-10.

Reflections on Race Contest Winners Reading – Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Enjoy readings by the four winners of the Reflections on Race Writing Contest, which spanned four months in late 2020. Each writer will read their piece and will also be available for questions from the audience about their work. Karen Morales will read "Beyond Instagram Graphics," David Garrison will read "Nine Minutes," Jacob Kittilstad will read "Milkshake," and Marcia Hurlow will read "DECONSTRUCTION."

Artists in Sight – Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

On Artists in Sight, we interview some of the Kansas City area's best local visual artists for insights about their work, creative process and the things that inspire them. For this edition of Artists in Sight, we speak with a member of No Divide KC about their current and future projects. No Divide KC uses the arts as a vehicle for stimulating social awareness, participation and community building. 

And much more …